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Hospitals look for ways to increase capacity, ask Ontario government for help

Hospitals look for ways to increase capacity, ask Ontario government for help

TORONTO — Hospitals in Ontario are in talks with the government on ways to increase capacity as the province battles a second wave of COVID-19, while they continue to press for stricter measures to curb the spread of the virus.

School board north of Toronto scraps virtual school in favour of hybrid model

A school board north of Toronto is scrapping its virtual elementary school program in favour of a hybrid model that will combine in-class and remote instruction, saying it was making the move to support a growing number of online learners.

Montessori school principal in Oakville, Ont., charged with child pornography

OAKVILLE, Ont. — The principal of a Montessori child-care facility in Oakville, Ont., is facing child-pornography charges. Halton regional police say they arrested James (Robert) Thompson, 58, on Wednesday.

Indigenous marriage officiants and ceremonies now recognized in Ontario

TORONTO — Couples in Ontario can now be legally married by an Indigenous officiant who can perform traditional ceremonies. The officiant will be able to submit the marriage for registration with the province.

Two people killed in crash in Mississauga, Ont., police investigate

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say two women are dead after a collision in Mississauga, Ont. Peel regional police say the head-on collision happened around 7 a.m. Thursday on McLaughlin Road, south of Highway 407.
'We must prevent what happened from happening again:' patient ombud on LTC homes

'We must prevent what happened from happening again:' patient ombud on LTC homes

TORONTO — Major changes are needed in Ontario's long-term care system, the province's patient ombudsman said Thursday as the office made a series of recommendations to deal with a resurgence in COVID-19.
'Toxic' label will spur research into impact of plastics on human health, experts say

'Toxic' label will spur research into impact of plastics on human health, experts say

TORONTO — A proposed ban on some single-use plastics should serve as a wake-up call to Canadians concerned about the potential harms everyday items may pose, say experts who expect the move will spur research into settling ongoing questions about whe

Ontario, Toronto seem at odds on how to tackle COVID-19 surge in the city

TORONTO — Ontario and its largest city appeared at odds Wednesday on how to tackle a spike in COVID-19 in Toronto that local health officials warned could quickly surpass the initial wave of the virus if left unchecked.
Quebec risks cancelling surgeries as COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise: premier

Quebec risks cancelling surgeries as COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise: premier

MONTREAL — The rising number of patients being treated for COVID-19 risks forcing hospitals to cancel major surgeries, Premier Francois Legault said Wednesday.

Toronto adds 560 new beds for homeless for winter, advocates warn it's not enough

Toronto plans to make an additional 560 beds available to the homeless this winter but advocates warn the spots won't be enough for the growing number of people living in encampments across the city since the COVID-19 pandemic began.