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Vaccine hesitancy highest in Alberta, racialized groups at rollout's start: survey

Vaccine hesitancy highest in Alberta, racialized groups at rollout's start: survey

TORONTO — A national survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians planned to get vaccinated against COVID-19 when the country's rollout began, but intentions were lower among certain demographics, including residents of Alberta and racialized commu
Ontario optometrists to withdraw provincially covered services Wednesday

Ontario optometrists to withdraw provincially covered services Wednesday

Optometrists in Ontario are poised to withdraw services covered by provincial health insurance starting Wednesday after a breakdown in talks with the government over reimbursement for procedure costs. Dr.

Ontario extending three-day pandemic sick leave program to end of 2021

Ontario will extend a temporary sick leave program for workers until the end of this year. Labour Minister Monte McNaughton announced Tuesday that the pandemic program set to expire on Sept. 25 would be extended to Dec. 31.
Critics call for haste on Ontario vaccine certificates as government develops policy

Critics call for haste on Ontario vaccine certificates as government develops policy

TORONTO — Ontario’s delay in announcing details of its planned proof-of-vaccination system drew criticism on Tuesday that the drawn-out process was interfering with public health goals during the fourth wave of the pandemic.

Police arrest Toronto man and woman after gunfire at Yorkdale Mall

Toronto police have made two more arrests related to a shooting at a busy shopping centre over the weekend. Police said a 22-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, both from Toronto, were arrested on Monday. Supt.

Toronto expands mobile COVID-19 vaccination effort, targeting high-risk areas

TORONTO — Canada's largest city is ramping up its efforts to vaccinate everyone eligible against COVID-19, targeting neighbourhoods with the lowest immunization rates.

No timeline for residents' return to Wheatley blast site, first steps taken in probe

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Toronto woman facing murder charges after body of 41-year-old woman found in suitcase

TORONTO — Police have charged a 37-year-old Toronto woman with murder after a woman's body was found in a suitcase. Toronto police say they were called to an area in the city's west end shortly before 11 a.m. on Aug. 25 for a suspicious incident.
Some Ontario boards taking individual approach to 'learning loss' as classes approach

Some Ontario boards taking individual approach to 'learning loss' as classes approach

TORONTO — School boards plan to pay early attention to individual needs when students return to Ontario classrooms after a year of pandemic-disrupted studies, saying the effort will help address the phenomenon known as "learning loss.

Toronto Transit Commission to expand service ahead of new school year

Toronto's public transit agency said Monday it will run more trains and buses starting next week, in time for the start of the new school year.