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Ontario reports 608 COVID-19 patients in ICU, more virus deaths

Ontario is reporting 608 people in intensive care with COVID-19 and 4,016 people hospitalized with the virus.
Ford says Ontario close to child-care deal; province is last to strike an agreement

Ford says Ontario close to child-care deal; province is last to strike an agreement

Ontario is close to a child-care deal with the federal government, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday, as his province remained the only jurisdiction without a deal with Ottawa for $10-a-day child care.

Ford says he can't see mask mandates lifting anytime soon

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he doesn't see the province's mask mandates ending anytime soon.
Some Ontario teachers refuse work over school COVID concerns

Some Ontario teachers refuse work over school COVID concerns

TORONTO — Mary Fraser-Hamilton spent part of last week sitting in her car instead of teaching in her classroom. The Brampton, Ont.

Ontario launches new Crown agency for skilled trades services

Ontario has launched a new Crown agency for skilled trades services. Skilled Trades Ontario replaces the Ontario College of Trades and will be used to promote the trades and develop training standards.
University students struggling with impact of online classes as pandemic wears on

University students struggling with impact of online classes as pandemic wears on

TORONTO — Breanna Reid-Clarke has attended all her university classes over the last two years from her bedroom and it's taking a toll.
More than 330 Ontario schools report absences of 30 per cent or higher

More than 330 Ontario schools report absences of 30 per cent or higher

TORONTO — More than 300 Ontario schools reported staff and student absences of more than 30 per cent by the end of last week, after students returned for in-person learning following the latest pandemic-related shutdown.

Toronto police supt. accused of interfering with promotions appears before tribunal

TORONTO — A Toronto police superintendent accused of helping a handful of officers prepare for interviews for promotions despite her involvement in the process made her first appearance before a disciplinary tribunal Monday. Supt.

Staffing shortages hitting beleaguered home-care sector, organization says

An organization representing Ontario home-care providers says the same factors leading to staffing shortages throughout the workforce have left the already beleaguered sector in crisis.

Police search for suspects accused of assaulting man who wouldn't buy puppy

Toronto police are searching for two suspects they allege assaulted and robbed a man who decided not to purchase a puppy from them.