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'He'll give you a straight answer,' colleagues say of Ontario's next top doctor

'He'll give you a straight answer,' colleagues say of Ontario's next top doctor

The doctor who will guide Ontario's path out of the COVID-19 pandemic is being described by colleagues and friends as a competent public health expert, straight shooter and excellent communicator. Dr.
Ontarians 80 and older start booking second COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Ontarians 80 and older start booking second COVID-19 vaccine appointments

TORONTO — Ontarians aged 80 and older became eligible to book their second COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday, though some regions warned residents of a longer wait due to lack of supply.

Ontario's fiscal watchdog predicts $12.3B spending gap in education sector by 2029-30

One of Ontario's fiscal watchdogs says provincial funding allocated for education over the next several years falls billions of dollars short of what it projects will be needed to pay for promised programming.

Court to wait until 2022 to sentence Toronto's van attack killer

TORONTO — The man who deliberately killed 10 people by driving a van down a Toronto sidewalk will be sentenced in 2022. A judge found Alek Minassian, of Richmond Hill, Ont.
Criticized Williams out as Ontario top medical health officer; Kieran Moore gets job

Criticized Williams out as Ontario top medical health officer; Kieran Moore gets job

TORONTO — Ontario's chief medical officer of health is set to be replaced in the coming weeks, the province announced on Sunday, in a move that drew praise from critics of the outgoing top doctor's performance and style during the COVID-19 crisis.

One dead, four injured in Mississauga, Ont., shooting, police say

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police say one person has died and four others are injured after a shooting west of Toronto on Saturday evening. Peel Regional Police say the incident happened at about 7:15 p.m. in Mississauga, Ont.
Ontario to replace Dr. David Williams as chief medical officer: media reports

Ontario to replace Dr. David Williams as chief medical officer: media reports

TORONTO — Media reports say Ontario is replacing its chief medical officer of health more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple anonymous sources told the Toronto Star that Dr. Kieran Moore will replace Dr.
Health Canada extends expiry for some Ontario AstraZeneca doses by one month

Health Canada extends expiry for some Ontario AstraZeneca doses by one month

TORONTO — Ontario received permission from Health Canada to extend the expiry of some doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on Saturday, saving thousands of shots from potentially going to waste.

Northern Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency over COVID-10 outbreak

A northern Ontario First Nation has declared a state of emergency as it responds to a COVID-19 outbreak. Long Lake #58 First Nation says 22 cases were confirmed as of Friday.
Man who killed two women sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years

Man who killed two women sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years

A Toronto-area man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years after killing and dismembering two women a decade apart.