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Toronto Public Health looking into possible COVID-19 outbreak at quarantine hotel

Toronto Public Health looking into possible COVID-19 outbreak at quarantine hotel

Toronto's top doctor says she will wait to see the results of a public health investigation before shutting down a quarantine hotel over a possible COVID-19 outbreak. Dr.
Thousands of Ontarians book vaccine appointments within hours of expanded eligibility

Thousands of Ontarians book vaccine appointments within hours of expanded eligibility

TORONTO — There were reports of long waits and technical glitches as Ontario widened vaccine eligibility for more than 100 COVID-19 hot spots on Monday, but the province's health minister said the government was "pleased" that thousands were able to
Ornge says service will continue despite labour issues with paramedics

Ornge says service will continue despite labour issues with paramedics

TORONTO — Ontario's air ambulance service says it's committed to serving patients without disruption as labour strife with its paramedics continues.

Court extends creditor protection for Laurentian University until Aug. 31

An Ontario court has extended an order allowing a struggling northern Ontario university to continue to operate while protected from its creditors.

Endangered tiger gives birth to three cubs at Toronto Zoo

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo says one of its endangered tigers has given birth to three cubs. The zoo says Mazyria, an Amur tiger, gave birth overnight Friday after 104 days of pregnancy.
Union representing Ontario's Ornge paramedics in favour of strike if necessary

Union representing Ontario's Ornge paramedics in favour of strike if necessary

Ontario's air ambulance paramedics have raised the possibility of going on strike — an "absolute last consideration" if they can't land an exemption from a provincial law that caps their salaries.
Ontario to expand vaccine rollout this week, reports 3,732 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario to expand vaccine rollout this week, reports 3,732 new COVID-19 cases

The coming week will see a significant expansion in the number of Ontario residents eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, the province announced Sunday as it made good on a promise to ramp up efforts in areas hit particularly hard by the pandemic.
Families, Experts say long-term care report shows pandemic lessons can't be ignored

Families, Experts say long-term care report shows pandemic lessons can't be ignored

The spotlight on Ontario's long-term care sector must not be allowed to dim again, observers said the day after the release of a scathing report outlining the province's neglect of the facilities in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario LTC commission says nursing homes were neglected, sector needs reform

Ontario LTC commission says nursing homes were neglected, sector needs reform

TORONTO — Ontario's neglected long-term care sector needs sweeping reforms to protect its vulnerable residents, an independent commission has found, pointing the finger in a scathing report at governments past and present for thousands of COVID-19 de
Ontario asks for mandatory three-day hotel quarantines at land crossings

Ontario asks for mandatory three-day hotel quarantines at land crossings

TORONTO — Ontario pushed the federal government Friday to impose tighter restrictions at land borders, with Premier Doug Ford saying the move was needed to address the threat posed by variants of COVID-19.