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Ontario seeks to expand use of rapid tests in shifting pandemic strategy

Ontario seeks to expand use of rapid tests in shifting pandemic strategy

TORONTO — Ontario's official COVID-19 testing volumes have plummeted since PCR access was sharply restricted in the face of an Omicron surge, but rather than widely re-expanding eligibility in the future, the province appears to be forging a new pand

Man, 25, faces second-degree murder charge in infant's death

TORONTO — Police say they've charged a man with second-degree murder in the death of an infant in Norfolk County, Ont. They say paramedics responded to a medical call on March 28 last year and took a three-month-old child to a hospital.

Long-term care visitor restrictions under review, new minister says

A policy restricting social visits in Ontario long-term care homes could soon change, the minister responsible for the sector said on Wednesday after other pandemic rules loosened across the province.

Fourteen-year-old girl pronounced dead after shooting in Mississauga, Ont.

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Police west of Toronto say a 14-year-old girl was shot and killed in Mississauga, Ont., last night. Peel police say someone called 911 at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday to ask officers to check on a girl's wellbeing.

Ontario reports 2,939 COVID-19 patients in hospital, 555 in ICU

Ontario is reporting 2,939 people in the hospital with COVID-19 and 555 people in intensive care. That's down from 3,091 hospitalized patients and 568 people in ICU on Tuesday. The province is also reporting 67 more deaths from the virus.
Case of eastern Ontario doctor charged with murder adjourned to late February

Case of eastern Ontario doctor charged with murder adjourned to late February

L'ORIGNAL, Ont. — The case of an eastern Ontario doctor facing a murder charge has been adjourned for several weeks. Dr. Brian Nadler is accused of killing 89-year-old Albert Poidinger at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital last year.

Police searching for driver of truck that struck pedestrian Tuesday evening

Police in Sudbury are searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run collision Tuesday evening. Officers were called to the intersection of Walford Road at Ramseyview Court shortly before 7 p.m.

One man is dead following shooting in Markham, Ontario

One man is dead after a shooting in Markham Tuesday evening. York Regional Police were called to Purple Finch Road near Ninth Line and Highway 407 at around 6:45 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.
One Ontario hospital opposed vaccine mandate, letters to premier reveal

One Ontario hospital opposed vaccine mandate, letters to premier reveal

Just one Ontario hospital out of dozens that wrote to Doug Ford over a possible COVID-19 vaccine mandate was opposed to the idea before the premier decided against implementing it for the sector.

Police charge seven suspects after high-end car theft investigation

TORONTO — A group of suspected thieves carjacked 28 high-end vehicles in north Toronto over several months and tried to ship them to destinations overseas, police said Tuesday as they announced seven arrests in the case. Insp.