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Ford says he understands parents hesitant to get their kids vaccinated

Ford says he understands parents hesitant to get their kids vaccinated

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he understands parents who are hesitant to get their five- or six-year-old children vaccinated against COVID-19 once the shots are approved for kids.
Ontario aims to double number of long-term care inspectors, allow immediate charges

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

TORONTO — Ontario plans to double the province's long-term care home inspectors and allow them to lay charges on the spot, saying the changes would allow for stronger enforcement in a sector devastated by the pandemic.
Ontario could see 50,000 education workers fired if vaccines mandated: Lecce

Ontario could see 50,000 education workers fired if vaccines mandated: Lecce

TORONTO — Up to 50,000 education workers in Ontario could be fired if COVID-19 vaccines were mandated for that sector, the province's education minister said Tuesday.

Man charged in fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine certificate investigation: police

Ottawa police say they've charged a man in a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination certificate investigation. The force says the investigation began in September. Police say the 27-year-old man from Gatineau, Que.
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.

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.