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Ontario doctors group shares priorities for health system improvements

Ontario doctors group shares priorities for health system improvements

TORONTO — Reducing patient wait times, expanding mental health, addiction and home-care services, and preparing for the next pandemic should be top priorities for Ontario, says a group representing the province's doctors.

Police seek suspects after millions in pure silver bullion stolen

Toronto police are seeking suspects in the theft of roughly US$11 million in pure silver. Investigators say the silver, which was in bullion form, was stolen from a shipping container in Montreal in January of last year.

Ontario aims to double number of long-term care inspectors, allow immediate charges

TORONTO — Ontario plans to spend $20 million to double the number of long-term care home inspectors in the province. Long-Term Care Minister Rod Phillips says the government plans to hire 193 staff by next fall.

Sliced white mushrooms sold in Ontario and Quebec, possibly nationally, recalled

A possible Listeria contamination has prompted the recall of sliced white mushrooms sold in Ontario and Quebec and possibly other provinces or territories.

Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting, forcefully removing person's hijab in Ottawa

Ottawa police say they've arrested and charged a 62-year-old woman with hate-motivated assault after a woman had her hijab forcefully removed earlier this month. The force says a woman was out walking on Oct.
Ontario lifts capacity limits where proof of vaccination is required

Ontario lifts capacity limits where proof of vaccination is required

TORONTO — Municipal leaders and business owners in Ontario welcomed the lifting of capacity limits for facilities requiring proof of COVID-19 immunization on Monday, but said more help is needed to bounce back from the pandemic.

Every Toronto public school to get access to take-home PCR tests by end of week

TORONTO — Every public school in Toronto will have take-home COVID-19 test kits available by the end of the week.

Accused killer in Ajax, Ont., says he didn't have mental state to commit 3 murders

OSHAWA, Ont. — A man accused of murdering a woman and two of her children east of Toronto argued Monday that he was mentally "inanimate" at the time and lacked the criminal intent required to be found guilty in the case.

Police issue fines, make arrests after another weekend of parties in Kingston, Ont.

City officials say more than a dozen people have been arrested after another weekend of large, rowdy, unsanctioned parties near Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.
Ontario introduces omnibus labour legislation, including right to disconnect

Ontario introduces omnibus labour legislation, including right to disconnect

TORONTO — Many Ontario workers could get the right to disconnect outside of work hours under legislation introduced Monday by the provincial government.