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Some changes the Ontario government is making to its COVID-19 response

TORONTO — Here are some of the changes the Ontario government announced Thursday to its response to the COVID-19 pandemic: _ On Dec.
Ontario delays start of school, shortens isolation time, limits PCRs as cases climb

Ontario delays start of school, shortens isolation time, limits PCRs as cases climb

TORONTO — The resumption of schools will be delayed by two days and testing and isolation rules have been revamped, Ontario's top doctor said Thursday as daily COVID-19 cases continue to break records.

Ontario police investigating alleged theft of two truckloads of butter

Ontario police are investigating the alleged theft of two truckloads of butter worth an estimated $200,000. The Ontario Provincial Police say the trucks were reported stolen from a trucking facility in Trenton, Ont., on Dec. 26.
Ontarians waiting on back-to-school plan amid unprecedented Omicron spread

Ontarians waiting on back-to-school plan amid unprecedented Omicron spread

Classes are set to resume in much of Ontario next week, but families still don't know if kids will be learning in school or at home as the government mulls whether to reopen amid unprecedented levels of COVID-19 spread.
Ontario halts visits, social trips for long-term care residents amid Omicron spread

Ontario halts visits, social trips for long-term care residents amid Omicron spread

TORONTO — Ontario long-term care homes won’t accept general visitors or allow residents to leave for social reasons starting this week.
Ontario halts visits, social trips for long-term care residents amid Omicron spread

Ontario halts visits, social trips for long-term care residents amid Omicron spread

TORONTO — Ontario long-term care homes will halt general visits as COVID-19 outbreaks spike, fuelled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

Mississauga cancels New Year's Eve fireworks in light of Omicron spread

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Mississauga city officials are cancelling their New Year's Eve fireworks amid concerns about a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

Man, 29, dies after shooting at townhouse in Toronto: police

Toronto police are investigating after a man was fatally shot in the city's west end on Boxing Day. Police say 29-year-old Jamar Hall was shot in a townhouse unit in the area of Humber Boulevard and Alliance Avenue Sunday evening.

Ontario COVID-19 cases see decline, province reports 9,418 new infections

TORONTO — Ontario saw a dip in new COVID-19 infections Monday following record-breaking numbers on Christmas Day. Health Minister Christine Elliott says Ontario reported 9,418 new cases of COVID-19.

Man, 27, dead after shooting in Ajax

TORONTO — A 27-year-old man was killed in a shooting east of Toronto early Monday morning. Police say they were called a residential unit in Ajax, Ont. at approximately 2:00 a.m.