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Six-year-old girl drowns during house party in Oshawa, Ont.: police

Police say a six-year-old girl drowned during a large house party in Oshawa, Ont., last night. Investigators say they were called to a home around 7 p.m. on reports of a large gathering.

Ontario reports 530 new COVID-19 cases, seven more deaths

Ontario is reporting 530 new COVID-19 infections and seven more deaths today. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 102 of the new cases are in Toronto, 97 are in Waterloo, 81 are in Peel Region, and 68 are in the Porcupine health unit.
Calls grow for action on Ontario's thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells

Calls grow for action on Ontario's thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells

The putrid smell makes Paula Jongerden sick to her stomach. It comes from a natural gas well about 300 metres from her home near Delhi, Ont., that erupts at least twice a week.

Ontario shortens wait time for second shot after Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

The Ontario government will allow those who received an initial dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to get a follow-up shot four weeks sooner than planned, bowing to mounting pressure from residents and experts alike.
Ford's use of notwithstanding clause for third-party ads law may backfire: experts

Ford's use of notwithstanding clause for third-party ads law may backfire: experts

TORONTO — Representatives have returned to Ontario's legislature for an emergency weekend debate on election finance law with implications for free speech that experts warn may backfire on Premier Doug Ford's government.
COVID-19 hot spot mayors want shorter dose interval for AstraZeneca recipients

COVID-19 hot spot mayors want shorter dose interval for AstraZeneca recipients

TORONTO — Mayors in an Ontario COVID-19 hot spot are joining calls for the government to reduce the vaccine dosing interval for Oxford-AstraZeneca recipients as a more infectious variant spreads in the province.
Ontario extending $3 wage increase for personal service workers to August

Ontario extending $3 wage increase for personal service workers to August

TORONTO — Ontario is extending a wage increase for personal service workers for another two months. It was set to expire on June 30 but that period is being extended to Aug. 23.
Ontario reports 574 COVID-19 cases, four deaths on Friday as province reopens

Ontario reports 574 COVID-19 cases, four deaths on Friday as province reopens

Ontario is reporting 574 COVID-19 cases and four deaths from the virus today. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 109 cases reported in Toronto, 84 in Peel Region, 79 in Waterloo and 51 in the Porcupine Health Unit.
Ontario calls back legislators as government to invoke notwithstanding clause

Ontario calls back legislators as government to invoke notwithstanding clause

TORONTO — Ontario legislators interrupted their summer break to kick off a marathon sitting Thursday as the government prepared to invoke the notwithstanding clause to restore parts of a law that restrict third-party election advertising.
Ontario targets Delta hot spots but won't shorten AstraZenica dose interval

Ontario targets Delta hot spots but won't shorten AstraZenica dose interval

TORONTO — Ontario is accelerating second shots of COVID-19 vaccines for people in Delta variant hot spots but health authorities said on Thursday they would not shorten the 12-week dosage interval for those who initially received an Oxford-AstraZenec