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1 person out of barricaded Oakville, Ont., home; area residents told to stay inside

Police say one person has safely emerged from an Oakville, Ont., residence where one other person remains barricaded. Halton regional police say they continue to negotiate with the person still inside the home on Lakeshore Road West.

Don't call 911 to ask about Ontario's stay-at-home order, OPP urge

Provincial police are urging people not to call 911 with questions about Ontario's stay-at-home order.
Doug Ford ousts Tory legislator who called for end to lockdown

Doug Ford ousts Tory legislator who called for end to lockdown

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford ousted a member of his government from caucus on Friday after the politician voiced his opposition to lockdowns.

Ontario reports 2,998 new cases of COVID-19 and 15,609 doses of vaccine

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 2,998 new cases of COVID-19 today and 100 more deaths linked to the virus.
Parents find strategies to manage extended online learning in southern Ontario

Parents find strategies to manage extended online learning in southern Ontario

Tanya Bogatin's once pristine home is no longer quite so organized, and she's waiting a little longer between loads of laundry, but it's no skin off her back.
Special education teachers raise safety concerns as classes resume

Special education teachers raise safety concerns as classes resume

Educators teaching students with special needs are raising concerns about returning to physical classrooms in southern Ontario while schools otherwise remain closed to in-person learning due to COVID-19.

Toronto Catholic school board reposts LGBT resource link on website after criticism

Toronto's Catholic school board has reinstated the link to an LGBT support phone line on its website following outrage from the community.

Boil water advisory for Bracebridge, Ont., lifted: public health

BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. — A boil water advisory has been lifted for an Ontario cottage country town affected by a water main break. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says lab tests have confirmed the water in Bracebridge, Ont., is now safe to drink.

SIU investigating after Toronto police shoot and injure man in parking lot

TORONTO — The province's police watchdog says it is investigating after a Toronto police officer shot a 31-year-old man. The Special Investigations Unit says the shooting happened in the city's east end at about 8 p.m. Thursday.
Quebec plans to use rapid tests days after health minister said they weren't needed

Quebec plans to use rapid tests days after health minister said they weren't needed

MONTREAL — Quebec's Health Department said Thursday that it plans to make more use of rapid COVID-19 tests, less than a week after the province's health minister told reporters the tests were unnecessary.