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Virtual care platform sees exodus of docs, cut in services after Ontario fee changes

Virtual care platform sees exodus of docs, cut in services after Ontario fee changes

TORONTO — A virtual care platform connecting patients with doctors in Ontario has cut back on services and seen a mass exodus of physicians after changes to fees for virtual appointments kicked in this week.
Refugee children do not place significant demands on health care: Ontario study

Refugee children do not place significant demands on health care: Ontario study

TORONTO — Refugee children and youth do not place substantial demands on the health-care system in Ontario when compared with their Canadian-born peers, new research indicates.
Strong winds forecast across southern Ontario, parts of province's north

Strong winds forecast across southern Ontario, parts of province's north

TORONTO — Environment Canada says all of southern and eastern Ontario, along with parts of the province's north, could see strong winds that may cause power outages and damage to buildings this weekend.
Doug Ford tells auditor general to 'stay in her lane' after casino sting operation

Doug Ford tells auditor general to 'stay in her lane' after casino sting operation

TORONTO — Ontario's premier says the province's auditor general should "stay in her lane" after she hired undercover operatives to test money laundering protections at casinos.
Ford says he won't use notwithstanding clause to fight Bill 124 after court ruling

Ford says he won't use notwithstanding clause to fight Bill 124 after court ruling

TORONTO — Ontario won't use the notwithstanding clause after a court struck down a law that limits wages for public sector workers, Premier Doug Ford said Thursday.
Ford denies claims that his government tipped off developers on Greenbelt changes

Ford denies claims that his government tipped off developers on Greenbelt changes

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he and his government did not tip off developers ahead of announcing changes to the Greenbelt. The denial comes a day after Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark offered a similar response.
Free rapid COVID-19 tests to be available at Ontario stores through to next June

Free rapid COVID-19 tests to be available at Ontario stores through to next June

Ontario is extending a program providing free rapid tests for COVID-19 to the end of June next year. The program provides the rapid antigen tests through venues that include grocery stores and pharmacies.
Ontario to audit municipal funding gap due to housing law, pledges to cover shortfall

Ontario to audit municipal funding gap due to housing law, pledges to cover shortfall

TORONTO — Ontario is promising to make municipalities "whole," if they can't fund housing infrastructure and services due to a new provincial law.
Ontario pediatric infectious disease experts urge parents to get kids vaccinated

Ontario pediatric infectious disease experts urge parents to get kids vaccinated

TORONTO — Children five and under in Ontario should be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza before the holiday season amid surging hospital admissions, infectious disease experts are warning.
Child exploitation on the rise in Ontario as 107 arrested in provincewide probe: OPP

Child exploitation on the rise in Ontario as 107 arrested in provincewide probe: OPP

TORONTO — Child exploitation is on the rise in Ontario, police forces said Wednesday after announcing that a provincewide investigation led to the arrest of more than 100 people and dozens of alleged victims.