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Ontario plans to invest additional $1B over three years in home care

WHITBY, Ont. — The Progressive Conservative government is announcing, days before its budget and shortly before an expected election call, that it is planning to invest an additional $1 billion in home care over three years.

Ontario reports 1,455 people in hospital with COVID-19, 219 in ICUs

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 1,455 people in hospital with COVID-19 today, an increase from 1,362 reported in hospital a day earlier. The province is also reporting 219 COVID-19 patients in intensive care. That's compared with 212 on Sunday.

Highlights of the Ontario NDP's 2022 election platform

TORONTO — The Ontario NDP released its platform Monday, days ahead of the expected official start to the provincial election campaign. Here are some key promises: - End exclusionary zoning; bring back rent control; create a portable housing benefit.

Ontario Liberals promise to boost provincial top up to Old Age Security

MARKHAM, Ont. — Ontario's Liberals are promising to increase the amount low-income seniors receive from the province as a top up to federal Old Age Security payments if they form government this spring.

GO bus services impacted by strike at Toronto's Union Station: Metrolinx

TORONTO — Metrolinx says GO buses were not stopping at or departing from Toronto's Union Station Sunday due to an ongoing strike action.

Ontario's mask mandate extension in high-risk settings being met with mixed reactions

TORONTO — The Ontario government’s decision to extend its remaining mask mandate in high-risk settings until at least June 11 was met with mixed reactions over the weekend, with some saying the move doesn't go far enough to blunt the effects of COVID

Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run in London, Ont.: police

LONDON, Ont. — Police say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in London, Ont. The London Police Service says emergency services responded to a report that a pedestrian was struck near Adelaide and Nelson streets around 9:30 p.m.

Ontario reports people 1,362 in hospital with COVID-19, 212 in ICUs

Ontario is reporting 1,362 people in hospital with COVID-19 today, a decrease from 1,684 the previous day. The province has previously said not all hospitals report their data on weekends.
Ontario Progressive Conservatives campaigning for post-COVID world

Ontario Progressive Conservatives campaigning for post-COVID world

Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives are campaigning as if COVID-19 is over – but experts say the pandemic will most likely colour the election campaign in some way, and it may even give the incumbent party a boost with voters when it comes to unmet p

SIU investigating after man in Cambridge, Ont., shot by police doing wellness check

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog says it is investigating after police shot a 22-year-old man while doing a wellness check.