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52 dead in COVID-19 outbreak at Scarborough long-term care home

TORONTO — At least 52 residents of a Toronto long-term care home have died due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Tendercare Living Centre says the outbreak has sickened 122 residents and 56 staff as of Thursday.
Southwestern Ontario warned of likely freezing rain on New Year's Day

Southwestern Ontario warned of likely freezing rain on New Year's Day

Southwestern Ontario should brace for snow, ice and freezing rain on New Year’s Day. Environment Canada has issued freezing rain warnings for several cities and their surrounding areas, including Sarnia, London, Waterloo, Brant County and Stratford.
Rod Phillips resigns as Ontario finance minister after returning from vacation

Rod Phillips resigns as Ontario finance minister after returning from vacation

TORONTO — Ontario's finance minister resigned from his cabinet position Thursday, hours after returning from a Caribbean vacation amid a provincewide lockdown. Rod Phillips travelled to St. Barts on Dec.

Cathy Fooks, Ontario's patient ombudsman, dies in accident

TORONTO — Ontario's patient ombudsman has died in an accident, the government agency has confirmed. Cathy Fooks assumed her role on July 13, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The office of the patient ombudsman announced her death on Thursday.

Ontario hits record 3,328 new COVID-19 cases, 56 deaths

TORONTO — Residents of Ontario long-term care homes began receiving COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday as the province reported a record high of new cases.

Chatham-Kent officer reinstated following guilty plea to Police Services Act charges

Police in Chatham-Kent say an officer has been reinstated to the force following his guilty plea to charges under the Police Services Act.
Quebec passes 200,000 COVID-19 case mark after reporting a record 2,819 infections

Quebec passes 200,000 COVID-19 case mark after reporting a record 2,819 infections

MONTREAL — Quebec exceeded the 200,000 COVID-19 case mark today after officials reported a record 2,819 new infections.

London, Ont., hospital says COVID-19 outbreaks are over after 23 patient deaths

LONDON, Ont. — A London, Ont., hospital has declared itself free of COVID-19 outbreaks after 23 deaths and more than 150 infections. London Health Sciences Center says University Hospital is outbreak-free as of Dec. 30.
Quebec faces challenges in vaccine rollout but should still hit targets: expert

Quebec faces challenges in vaccine rollout but should still hit targets: expert

MONTREAL — Quebec's vaccine rollout is off to what may appear to be a slow start, but the province should still be able to meet its goal of vaccinating most citizens by the latter months of 2021, a supply-chain expert said Wednesday.
Ford says he knew of Phillips' trip 2 weeks ago, should have asked him to return then

Ford says he knew of Phillips' trip 2 weeks ago, should have asked him to return then

TORONTO — Ontario's premier acknowledged Wednesday that he made a mistake in allowing his finance minister to continue a vacation abroad over the holidays as experts warned the incident undermines the government's messaging regarding COVID-19 measure