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Unvaccinated PC MPPs will be removed from caucus, Ford spox says

TORONTO — Elected members of provincial parliament will be removed from Ontario’s governing Progressive Conservative caucus if they don’t get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Couple jumps to safety before float plane hits their canoe in Ontario lake

MUSKOKA, Ont. — Police say a couple is unhurt after a float plane hit their canoe on a lake in central Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say the pair were out canoeing Sunday on Six Mile Lake in Muskoka around 2:30 p.m.

Ontario's attorney general looks to clear provincial court backlog

TORONTO — Ontario's attorney general says the province is working on ways to clear a backlog of court cases caused by pandemic shutdowns.

Pilot contracted to help fight Ontario wildfires dies in airport incident

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Ontario says a pilot contracted to help fight northern wildfires has died after an incident at an airport in Thunder Bay.
Ontario pauses reopening, issues vaccine policy for some workers as Delta spreads

Ontario pauses reopening, issues vaccine policy for some workers as Delta spreads

TORONTO — Ontario will pause further reopening, start offering third COVID-19 shots to vulnerable populations, and require many health and education workers to get vaccinated against the virus or take regular tests, the government announced Tuesday.

Ontario emergency room visits and deaths from opioids up significantly in 2020

New data shows opioid deaths and emergency department visits for overdoses in Ontario were up significantly in 2020 compared to the year before.
Drought in northern Ontario leaves farmers with dry creeks, livestock feed shortage

Drought in northern Ontario leaves farmers with dry creeks, livestock feed shortage

Peggy Brekveld has owned a dairy farm with her husband in Thunder Bay, Ont., for nearly three decades and says she's never seen a drought this bad.

Ontario to give optometrists $39M as they threaten to withdraw services

TORONTO — Ontario says it will immediately pay $39 million to the province's optometrists to retroactively account for the increased costs of services funded by the government.
Nearly half of Ontario municipal infrastructure in need of repair, watchdog reports

Nearly half of Ontario municipal infrastructure in need of repair, watchdog reports

TORONTO — Ontario's fiscal watchdog estimates 45 per cent of municipal infrastructure in the province needs repairs, which it says will cost about $52 billion.

One woman charged after puppy and truck were stolen last week

HIGHLANDS EAST TOWNSHIP, ONT. — A nine-month-old puppy has been found safe after it was stolen along with a truck in Durham Region last week. The puppy was inside the silver Dodge Ram when it was taken on Aug. 11.