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Police investigating after Sir John A. Macdonald statue vandalized in Hamilton

Hamilton police say an investigation is underway after a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was vandalized overnight. Police say the statue was covered in red paint.

Hamilton officer charged after unauthorized access of police databases

Hamilton police say one of their officers has been arrested on breach of trust charges and unauthorized use of a computer. Myles Micallef, a six-year member of the force, was arrested on Monday in the Niagara Region.

Two arrested in shooting that wounded four, including 12-year-old boy

TORONTO — Two men have been arrested in a weekend shooting that wounded four people – including a 12-year-old boy out shopping with his mother – Toronto police said Tuesday, citing alleged gang activity for the violence.

Two London, Ont., men charged after large Halloween party near Western University

LONDON, Ont. — Police in London, Ont., say they've charged two people in relation to a large Halloween house party near Western University. Police say officers arrived at a local residence in the early hours of Oct.

Ontario reports 1,388 new COVID-19 cases today, and 15 new deaths from the virus

Ontario is reporting a record high of 1,388 new COVID-19 cases today, and 15 new deaths due to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 520 cases are in Toronto, 395 in Peel Region, and 100 in York Region.
Health minister expects COVID-19 cases in Saguenay to rise before situation improves

Health minister expects COVID-19 cases in Saguenay to rise before situation improves

MONTREAL — As COVID-19 continues to spread outside Quebec's major cities, the province's health minister travelled Monday to the most affected region, Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, north of Quebec City.

Ottawa Public Library closes all branches after receiving alleged threat

The Ottawa Public Library says it has closed all its branches after a receiving an alleged threat. The library says it evacuated the buildings and closed them down as a precaution. It says the branches will remain closed until further notice.

Hamilton-area long-term care home closes two units due to COVID-19 outbreak

DUNDAS, Ont. — Hamilton's public health unit is reporting seven more COVID-19 cases at a long-term care home that's dealing with an outbreak of the virus.
Ontario reports 1,242 new COVID-19 cases as virus rates surge in Peel Region

Ontario reports 1,242 new COVID-19 cases as virus rates surge in Peel Region

TORONTO — One of Ontario's largest regions may face a lockdown if its residents don't follow public health guidelines, its top doctor warned Monday as the province offered to help bring the surge in COVID-19 cases under control.

Kitchener, Ont., restaurant linked to COVID-19 outbreak, up to 175 people exposed

KITCHENER, Ont. — Waterloo Region public health officials are advising people who visited a local restaurant to self-isolate after an outbreak of COVID-19. Officials say there are six confirmed cases linked to Algarve Restaurant in Kitchener, Ont.