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Ontario could see 3,000 cases, nearly 400 in ICU in Jan even without variant: experts

Ontario could see 3,000 cases, nearly 400 in ICU in Jan even without variant: experts

TORONTO — Ontario's pandemic advisers predict the province's hospitals may be strained by mid-January, with close to 400 COVID-19 patients in intensive care and possibly 3,000 new infections reported daily, even without accounting for the new Omicron

Ontario will extend paid sick days program until July

Ontario's temporary paid sick leave program is being extended until next summer. The government announced Tuesday that program, which had been due to expire at the end of this month, will remain in place until July 31.
Pandemic expert group to issue recommendations on COVID-19 rapid tests in Ontario

Pandemic expert group to issue recommendations on COVID-19 rapid tests in Ontario

TORONTO — Science experts advising Ontario on the pandemic are set to release new recommendations on rapid testing, with one of the group's leaders saying it makes sense to use the tests more often. Dr.

Ottawa man charged in ransomware attacks, cyber-related offences

Police say a 31-year-old man from Ottawa is facing multiple charges in ransomware attacks affecting businesses, government agencies and individuals throughout Canada, as well as cyber-related offences in the United States.

Eight charges laid in deadly building collapse in London, Ont.

Two businesses and an individual are facing workplace safety charges in a deadly building collapse in London, Ont., that took place nearly a year ago.

At least one person dead after early morning house fire in Toronto

TORONTO — At least one person has died and another is missing after an early-morning house fire in Toronto. Firefighters were called to a three-storey home around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Two dead, one injured in single vehicle rollover north of Parry Sound, Ont.

MOWATT TOWNSHIP — Two people are dead and another is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle collision on Highway 69 at the Key River, approximately 75 kilometres north of Parry Sound, Ont.
Stretch of shoreline on Manitoulin Island now protected land, conservation group says

Stretch of shoreline on Manitoulin Island now protected land, conservation group says

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says a stretch of shoreline on Manitoulin Island in Ontario is now protected land. The non-profit organization says the 76 square kilometre parcel is one of its largest single-property acquisitions in Ontario to date.

Unvaccinated staff at correctional centre placed on unpaid leave amid COVID outbreak

More than 100 unvaccinated staff at an Ontario jail have been placed on unpaid leave amid a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility, their union said Monday.
Collecting data on Omicron variant could take months, health minister says

Collecting data on Omicron variant could take months, health minister says

TORONTO — It could take months to assess Omicron's impact on the province's plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions, Ontario's health minister said Monday, as officials investigated a large potential cluster of the new variant.