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Ontario reports 59 more deaths from COVID-19 as hospital, ICU admissions drop

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 2,493 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 501 people in intensive care. That's down from 2,634 people in hospital due to the virus and 517 in ICU a day earlier.

Toronto police charge 15-year-old boy with murder in death of 16-year-old boy

Toronto police say they've arrested a 15-year-old boy in the death of another teenager. They say they have charged the boy with first-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old boy.
Jury issues recommendations for Ministry of Labour in scaffolding collapse inquiry

Jury issues recommendations for Ministry of Labour in scaffolding collapse inquiry

TORONTO — Ontario should consider additional penalties for supervisors who break construction rules, jurors at an inquest recommended Friday after examining the circumstances of a scaffolding collapse that killed four men in Toronto more than a decad
Ontario to ease visitor restrictions in long-term care facilities starting next week

Ontario to ease visitor restrictions in long-term care facilities starting next week

TORONTO — Ontario long-term care residents can start taking social trips and see more caregivers as of next week following more than a month of strict rules aimed at controlling the spread of the Omicron variant.
Hospitals, police prepare for planned protest outside Ontario legislature

Hospitals, police prepare for planned protest outside Ontario legislature

TORONTO — A protest expected outside the Ontario legislature this weekend started to disrupt Toronto's downtown core on Friday as police blocked off roads and beefed up security in what they described as moves to ensure public safety.
Ontario's Ford to meet again with nurses' union on worker retention plan

Ontario's Ford to meet again with nurses' union on worker retention plan

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to meet again next week with the president of a union representing nurses to discuss plans to retain workers in the field.
It may be possible for people who got Omicron to be reinfected with it, experts say

It may be possible for people who got Omicron to be reinfected with it, experts say

TORONTO — As many as four million Ontarians may have been infected with the Omicron variant, according to the province's science advisers, but their illnesses – particularly the milder ones – may not stop them from getting reinfected.
Ontario designing 'portable benefits' plan for workers who don't have coverage

Ontario designing 'portable benefits' plan for workers who don't have coverage

Ontario intends to develop a "portable benefits" system for workers who don't have health, dental or vision coverage, with the package intended to move with the individuals if they change jobs.

Toronto mayor urges police to 'do everything we can' to prevent disruptive protest

Toronto officials are bracing for a planned protest against COVID-19 measures at the provincial legislature on Saturday, with the mayor saying he wants to stop it from devolving into a dayslong demonstration like the one that's gripped Ottawa.

Memorial proposed to honour members of Muslim family who died in London, Ont., attack

LONDON, Ont. — A permanent memorial to honour a Muslim family attacked while out for a stroll in London, Ont., last June has been proposed for the city.