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Some Ontario regions start vaccinating youth aged 12 and older ahead of schedule

Some Ontario regions start vaccinating youth aged 12 and older ahead of schedule

TORONTO — For 13-year-old Antonia Owsianicki, waiting two hours in line for her COVID-19 vaccine was scarier than the needle itself.
Clearing of Toronto homeless encampment halted after standoff with community

Clearing of Toronto homeless encampment halted after standoff with community

TORONTO — Tensions flared at a homeless encampment in Toronto on Wednesday as city officials, flanked by dozens of police officers, moved in to clear the site. Residents and their supporters shouted at police, who in turn threatened many with arrest.
Fatal opioid overdoses in Ontario surge during pandemic: report

Fatal opioid overdoses in Ontario surge during pandemic: report

Ontario's opioid crisis has worsened dramatically during the pandemic, with the homeless population and those who were unemployed accounting for a significant portion of fatal overdoses, a new report has found.

Family of kids killed in Vaughan collision ask for privacy: police

The Vaughan, Ont., family of two children who died after being hit by a vehicle over the weekend say they have been traumatized by their loss. York Regional Police shared the family's statement on Tuesday.

Ontario health units urge patience amid vax demand surge as all adults now eligible

TORONTO — Ontario health units said they needed more COVID-19 vaccines to keep up with a huge spike in demand as all adults across the province became eligible to book a shot on Tuesday.
Eastern Ontario doctor charged with murder has case adjourned to June

Eastern Ontario doctor charged with murder has case adjourned to June

L'ORIGNAL, Ont. — The case of an eastern Ontario doctor charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man at a hospital has been adjourned for two weeks after a brief court appearance Tuesday. Dr.

Boy, 4, and sister, 10, die after being hit by car in Vaughan, Ont., driveway

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Police say a 10-year-old girl has died after being struck by a vehicle in Vaughan, Ont., over the weekend alongside her brother who also died.
Ontario offering shots to all adults Tuesday, critics say hot spots need priority

Ontario offering shots to all adults Tuesday, critics say hot spots need priority

TORONTO — Ontario said its COVID-19 hot spots will have enough vaccines to meet demand when all adults become eligible for shots this week, but critics said the province wasn't doing enough for areas hit hardest by the pandemic.
Five belugas doing well after being moved from Marineland, American aquarium says

Five belugas doing well after being moved from Marineland, American aquarium says

Five beluga whales from Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ont., are doing well after being moved to the U.S. over the weekend, an American aquarium said Monday.

Driver facing charges after car hits train east of London, Ont.

A 47-year-old driver has been charged after a vehicle struck a train near London, Ont. Police say the collision took place just before 7 p.m. Sunday night in Thames Centre, Ont. They say the driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.