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Man charged with criminal negligence in fatal single-vehicle crash

A man in charge of the maintenance of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash in Simcoe County, Ont., has been charged with criminal negligence causing death.

Hydro One to upgrade transformer station in Hamilton's west end this weekend

HAMILTON — Hydro One says customers in Hamilton's west end may have a momentary interruption of power this weekend as it upgrades local infrastructure.
ICU survivors at higher risk of suicide, research finds; implications for COVID

ICU survivors at higher risk of suicide, research finds; implications for COVID

TORONTO — Patients discharged from intensive care are at higher risk of suicide, according to new research, suggesting that people who survive a serious COVID-19 infection could also be more likely to harm themselves.
Ford defends Ontario LTC minister after scathing commission report

Ford defends Ontario LTC minister after scathing commission report

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford defended his minister of long-term care on Wednesday, amid calls for her resignation after a scathing report found Ontario's nursing homes were neglected and unprepared for a pandemic.
Ontario expects 65% of adults to have first COVID-19 vaccine dose by end of May

Ontario expects 65% of adults to have first COVID-19 vaccine dose by end of May

TORONTO — Ontario expects 65 per cent of adults to have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of May and is working on a plan to offer Pfizer-BioNTech shots to children aged 12 and older based on new federal approval.
Ontario educators, advocacy groups raise alarm about online learning plan

Ontario educators, advocacy groups raise alarm about online learning plan

Ontario education unions, advocacy groups and parents are raising concerns about a government plan to offer an online learning option for the next school year, saying it could be the start of a permanent change with serious implications for students
Ontario court tosses vaccine-rollout discrimination claim over jurisdiction

Ontario court tosses vaccine-rollout discrimination claim over jurisdiction

TORONTO — A claim that alleges Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine rollout discriminated against the vulnerable raises important issues, Divisional Court said on Wednesday as it nevertheless tossed the case.

SIU asks for witnesses to come forward in alleged sexual assaults in Pikangikum

Ontario's police watchdog is asking witnesses to alleged sexual assaults in Pikangikum First Nation to come forward.

Police charge man who allegedly provided fraudulent COVID-19 test result at airport

TORONTO — Police say they have charged a man at Toronto Pearson International Airport after he allegedly used a fraudulent COVID-19 document.
Toronto airport hotel where 13 staff tested positive for virus won't be fully closed

Toronto airport hotel where 13 staff tested positive for virus won't be fully closed

TORONTO — Public health officials in Toronto say they won't fully shut down a federal quarantine hotel for international travellers where more than a dozen staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.