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Highway 400 closed in both directions due to series of collisions

BARRIE, Ont. — Police say they have closed Highway 400 in both directions due to a series of vehicle collisions. Ontario Provincial Police have shut down the major artery from Highway 88 outside of Bradford, Ont., to Mapleview Drive in Barrie, Ont.

Six Nations students to do online learning for rest of school year

SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER, ONTARIO, CANADA — The Six Nations of the Grand River says that all students in the First Nations territory will finish this school year online.
Ontario LTC minister says she didn't go public with concerns because she's no expert

Ontario LTC minister says she didn't go public with concerns because she's no expert

TORONTO — Ontario's long-term care minister said she didn't go public early last year with concerns about COVID-19 spreading in nursing homes because she didn't consider herself an authority on the emerging threat.

Parents charged in death of 14-month-old who ingested opioids in home

Police in Toronto say they have laid criminal charges against the parents of a baby boy who died last May after ingesting illegal drugs.
Verdict in Toronto's van attack trial to be broadcast on YouTube

Verdict in Toronto's van attack trial to be broadcast on YouTube

TORONTO — The verdict in Toronto's van attack trial will be broadcast on YouTube on Wednesday. Alek Minassian has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.

Two more schools in Sudbury, Ont., ordered to close amid COVID-19 outbreaks

SUDBURY, Ont. — Public health officials have ordered the closure of two more schools in Sudbury, Ont., after more COVID-19 cases were linked to outbreaks.

A look at promising and overhyped COVID therapies after a tumultuous year of research

TORONTO — Alongside the headline-grabbing race for a COVID-19 vaccine, the hunt for effective treatments has unfolded with its own share of flameouts and triumphs.

Strategic antibody tests touted as tool in road to achieving broad COVID immunity

TORONTO — Health Canada has approved two more rapid tests that can indicate the prevalence of COVID-19 immunity, devices experts say should be used judiciously but can help ensure the success of vaccines.
COVID-19 zaps electricity usage in Ontario as people stay home

COVID-19 zaps electricity usage in Ontario as people stay home

TORONTO — Demand for electricity in Ontario last year fell to levels rarely seen in decades amid shifts in usage patterns caused by pandemic measures, new data show.

Vaccine portal to have 'soft launch' in six Ontario regions this week: source

TORONTO — Ontario's website for booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments will begin a "soft launch" in six public health units this week, two weeks before it becomes available across the province, The Canadian Press has learned.