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'It's disappointing': Ontario hospital closing ER once again due to staff shortages

'It's disappointing': Ontario hospital closing ER once again due to staff shortages

A hospital in southwestern Ontario is set to have its emergency department temporarily close once again as it grapples with ongoing staffing shortages, an issue the mayor of that community said Tuesday is only getting worse over time.
Ford throne speech says more can be done on health staffing; offers no new solutions

Ford throne speech says more can be done on health staffing; offers no new solutions

TORONTO — More can be done to ease health system pressures in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford's throne speech acknowledged Tuesday, but no new solutions were offered to the problem that's led to temporary emergency room closures across the province. Lt.

Arrest warrant issued for Newmarket man wanted for first-degree murder

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted for first-degree murder following a homicide in Newmarket, Ont. York Regional Police say they were called to a home around 1:30 a.m.

Man arrested in Oshawa, Ont., for allegedly stealing car with Chihuahua inside

A man has been charged and a Chihuahua named Lulu is being reunited with its owner after police stopped an allegedly stolen car in Oshawa, Ont. Durham Region police say they became aware of a stolen vehicle around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday.

One dead, another injured after early morning shooting in Toronto

TORONTO — One person is dead and another is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after an early morning shooting in Toronto. Toronto police say they responded to reports of a shooting near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

Rescue crews recover two bodies from construction site trench collapse in Ajax

AJAX, Ont. — The bodies of two men have been recovered from a construction site in Ajax, Ont. where a trench collapsed Monday afternoon.
Ontario ER closures not unprecedented, health minister says

Ontario ER closures not unprecedented, health minister says

TORONTO — Ontario's health minister said Monday that six hospitals had to close departments – including ERs – over the weekend, but argued that the situation wasn't unprecedented.

Man, 41, charged with murder after man found dead in Hamilton home

HAMILTON — A 41-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after police say a man in his 60s was found dead in a Hamilton home on Sunday.
Ontario legislature resumes, Ted Arnott re-elected as Speaker

Ontario legislature resumes, Ted Arnott re-elected as Speaker

TORONTO — Politicians returned to Ontario's legislature on Monday and re-elected the Speaker, a day ahead of the government presenting a throne speech and a re-introduced budget.
Ontario confident in monkeypox vaccine strategy, Moore says, but some seek expansion

Ontario confident in monkeypox vaccine strategy, Moore says, but some seek expansion

TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor says the province's current monkeypox vaccination strategy is working and cases of the virus appear to be levelling off, but some who work with people in shelters say the immunization program should be expanded to bette