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Wiarton Willie dead, to be replaced by brown groundhog at February 2022 festival

Wiarton Willie dead, to be replaced by brown groundhog at February 2022 festival

Wiarton Willie, the groundhog who fictitiously predicts the weather in the Ontario town that relies on him as a major tourist draw, is dead – and has been for some time.

'A lot of anxiety': First Nation grapples with possible blastomycosis outbreak

A wave of anxiety has washed over a First Nation in northern Ontario that's looking to trace the source of a fungus suspected of causing lung infections in dozens of residents, the community's chief said Wednesday.
Provincewide healthcare impacts less likely during current COVID wave: Ontario Health

Provincewide healthcare impacts less likely during current COVID wave: Ontario Health

TORONTO — Modelling suggests Ontario intensive care units could be treating around 200 COVID-19 patients by January, but the head of the agency overseeing the health system says a provincewide reduction in services is less likely to happen during thi
First pediatric COVID-19 shots administered in Toronto, bookings open across Ontario

First pediatric COVID-19 shots administered in Toronto, bookings open across Ontario

TORONTO — Ten young kids rolled up their sleeves in Toronto to become the first to receive child-sized doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario Tuesday, hours after families across the province went online to book long-awaited shots for children aged fi

First Nation declares state of emergency, looks to trace source of blastomycosis

A First Nation in northern Ontario was working Tuesday to trace the source of a fungus suspected of causing lung infections in several residents.

Ontario and Ottawa to hold child-care negotiations Wednesday, minister says

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario's education minister says the province is sitting down with the federal government on Wednesday for child-care negotiations.

Ontario's police watchdog receives ballistic testing in shooting death of boy, father

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog says it has received ballistic testing results in a police shooting that left a one-year-old boy and his father dead.

Two charged in alleged security breach of Ontario's COVID-19 immunization system

Ontario Provincial Police say they've arrested two people, including a government employee, after an alleged security breach of the province's COVID-19 immunization system.

Teacher removed from duties amid racial slur investigation at London, Ont., school

LONDON, Ont. — A school board in southwestern Ontario says it's investigating a report that a teacher allegedly used a racial slur while reciting song lyrics during a Grade 12 English class.

Environment Canada issues squall warnings for parts of southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued snow squall warnings for parts of southern Ontario. The warnings cover three areas including the Waterloo Region. The weather agency has cancelled an earlier snow squall warning for the Barrie area.