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Ontario poison centre sees rise in calls related to mushroom foraging

Ontario poison centre sees rise in calls related to mushroom foraging

The Ontario Poison Centre says it's seeing a rise in calls related to mushroom foraging, including some where people had to be hospitalized after eating wild mushrooms.
Ontario will abide by judge's ruling against carbon tax stickers, minister says

Ontario will abide by judge's ruling against carbon tax stickers, minister says

TORONTO — Ontario will not appeal a court ruling against its anti-carbon tax stickers, the government said Thursday, putting an end to an 18-month political and legal battle between Ottawa and the province.
Kittens fell from undercarriage of vehicle, were not thrown, police find

Kittens fell from undercarriage of vehicle, were not thrown, police find

ESSEX, Ont. — Provincial police say they've concluded an investigation into allegations that a kitten was thrown from a moving vehicle in Essex, Ont., and found no wrongdoing.
Couple convicted in child's death to get new trial amid fresh evidence

Couple convicted in child's death to get new trial amid fresh evidence

TORONTO — A couple convicted of manslaughter six years ago in the apparent starvation death of their two-year-old daughter should get a new trial, Ontario's top court has ruled.
Family of boy with rare disease asking Ottawa to fund research into condition

Family of boy with rare disease asking Ottawa to fund research into condition

The father of a young Ontario boy with a rare genetic disease is asking the federal government to help fund research that could treat his child's condition, saying the support is particularly needed since the COVID-19 pandemic has made it tough to ra
Ontario could hit 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases in weeks according to modelling

Ontario could hit 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases in weeks according to modelling

TORONTO — Ontario could see 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day by mid-October, the government predicted Wednesday, saying rising infections among young people were driving the spread of the virus among all demographics.
Long-term care study credits fewer COVID deaths in B.C. than Ont. to funding, policy

Long-term care study credits fewer COVID deaths in B.C. than Ont. to funding, policy

TORONTO — A new study says quicker, more decisive action against COVID-19 in British Columbia is one of the reasons the province has suffered far fewer long-term care deaths than Ontario.
Civil rights group finds Ontario police used COVID-19 database illegally

Civil rights group finds Ontario police used COVID-19 database illegally

Police forces across Ontario engaged in broad, illegal searches of a now-defunct COVID-19 database, two civil rights groups alleged Wednesday, claiming the use of the portal violated individual privacy rights for months.
Staff member at youth centre charged with sex assault in Oakville, Ont.

Staff member at youth centre charged with sex assault in Oakville, Ont.

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say they've laid sex assault charges against a staff member at a forensic mental health facility for youth.
Homeless in tents fight City of Toronto in court to remain in parks

Homeless in tents fight City of Toronto in court to remain in parks

TORONTO — A group of homeless people will be in a Toronto court on Thursday seeking an interim order to allow them to remain in their tents until their constitutional challenge of an eviction order by the city is heard.