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Toronto to open emergency shelters, give out more than 300,000 N95 masks to homeless

Toronto to open emergency shelters, give out more than 300,000 N95 masks to homeless

TORONTO — The City of Toronto says it will open two emergency shelters and supply more than 300,000 N95 masks to the homeless as COVID-19 rips through the shelter system.
Ontario businesses want to know if they can reopen on Jan. 26

Ontario businesses want to know if they can reopen on Jan. 26

TORONTO — Ontario businesses are calling on the provincial government to announce if establishments shuttered under the latest pandemic restrictions will be allowed to reopen on Jan. 26.

Windsor-area health unit pauses arrival of temporary foreign workers amid COVID surge

WINDSOR, Ont. — Health officials in the Windsor, Ont., region have issued an order halting the arrival of temporary foreign workers for several weeks in light of COVID-19 outbreaks in the agricultural sector.

Brampton Transit to temporarily cut routes, reduce service due to COVID-19

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Brampton Transit is temporarily cancelling service on some 20 routes, citing COVID-19 related staffing shortages and reduced ridership.

Police say woman abducted following home invasion in Wasaga Beach

WASAGA, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police say a woman has been abducted following a home invasion in Wasaga Beach. Police say officers were called to a home on Trailwood Place at around 8:30 last evening.
Ontario students, staff to each get two rapid tests after schools restart in-person

Ontario students, staff to each get two rapid tests after schools restart in-person

TORONTO — Students and staff in Ontario schools will each eventually get two rapid tests to use if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, but won't be notified if their peers and colleagues are off sick until a third of the school is absent.
Ontario top doc stresses safety of kid vaccines after calling them too new to mandate

Ontario top doc stresses safety of kid vaccines after calling them too new to mandate

TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor is stressing that COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11 are safe and effective against the virus. Dr.
Federal support amid COVID-19 outbreak disappointing: Bearskin Lake First Nation

Federal support amid COVID-19 outbreak disappointing: Bearskin Lake First Nation

The federal government's response to a COVID-19 outbreak that has infected half the members of a northern Ontario First Nation is disappointing, the chief of the community said on Wednesday.
'Screaming from the cold:' Winter, COVID-19 leave homeless with tough choice

'Screaming from the cold:' Winter, COVID-19 leave homeless with tough choice

TORONTO — Amy Finn hunted for a spot to sleep on the coldest night of the season on Monday. She had been kicked out a few days earlier from a shelter hotel in downtown Toronto after a fight.

Laurentian University need not hand privileged records over to AG, court rules

An insolvent university under investigation by Ontario's auditor general need not hand over privileged information as part of the probe, the province's superior court ruled Wednesday.