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Capacity limits are out, but masks will stay on after Step 3 of Ontario's reopening

TORONTO — Ontario won't lift its mask mandate in the next phase of reopening, the province announced Friday, even as it plans to drop most other public health measures meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Ford government outlines plans, selected companies for Ontario Place redevelopment

Ford government outlines plans, selected companies for Ontario Place redevelopment

TORONTO — Three companies have been selected to redevelop the Ontario Place theme park on Toronto’s waterfront, with plans for year-round attractions including a larger concert venue, pools, gardens and an adventure park.
Business group calls for clarity as Ontario meets one target to lift restrictions

Business group calls for clarity as Ontario meets one target to lift restrictions

TORONTO — A prominent business group called for clarity Thursday on what's next in Ontario's reopening plan, as the province met a major milestone for further lifting restrictions.
Crown pre-charge screening would reduce racial profiling in Ontario: commission

Crown pre-charge screening would reduce racial profiling in Ontario: commission

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is recommending the province introduce a system that would see police consult with prosecutors before charging suspects.
London, Ont., health unit asks residents to take Moderna shots ahead of expiration

London, Ont., health unit asks residents to take Moderna shots ahead of expiration

Public health in London, Ont., is asking residents to choose the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before thousands of doses expire. The Middlesex-London Health Unit says more than 21,300 doses of the mRNA shot have been thawed and need to be used by Aug. 12.

Independent schools file suit over COVID funding

TORONTO — An Ontario court is poised to determine whether private schools are entitled to pandemic support from the province after three schools launched a legal challenge over the government's allocation of federal COVID-19 funding.
Ford 'won't spare a penny' to fight wildfires but won't declare state of emergency

Ford 'won't spare a penny' to fight wildfires but won't declare state of emergency

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday he "won't spare a penny" to help fight the northern wildfires and support evacuees, but he isn't declaring a state of emergency.

All of those hospitalized with COVID in Peel Region not fully vaccinated: Loh

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The top doctor of a COVID-19 hot spot in Ontario says data shows that all of the people in the region who were hospitalized recently with COVID-19 had not been fully vaccinated. Dr.
Ontario details $324M spending plan for surgical recovery, ramp-up of capacity

Ontario details $324M spending plan for surgical recovery, ramp-up of capacity

TORONTO — Ontario plans to spend up to $324millionto boost hospital capacity and extend working hours to tackle a waitlist for surgeries that's expected to grow as the province recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario putting money to making more autism services available

Ontario putting money to making more autism services available

TORONTO — Ontario is putting more than $62 million in its autism budget this year to make services more available, as the province works to shore up its delayed revamp of the program.