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Court upholds Biddersingh's murder conviction in death of 17-year-old stepdaughter

TORONTO — Ontario's top court has upheld a Toronto-area woman's murder conviction in the death of her teenage stepdaughter, rejecting the argument that she should have been granted a judge-alone trial due to negative publicity surrounding the case.

Ontario to temporarily change G driving test to help tackle backlog: government

TORONTO — The Ontario government says it is temporarily changing the G-level driving road test to help reduce a backlog caused by COVID-19 restrictions and closures.
Teachers, parents express concerns about Ontario's return to school plan

Teachers, parents express concerns about Ontario's return to school plan

TORONTO — Students need to be at school in person for their mental and physical health, Ontario's health minister said Tuesday, amid safety concerns about the planned return to classes next week while access to COVID-19 testing is severely limited.

More than 200 sled dogs to remain in Ontario's care, tribunal finds

An Ontario tribunal has ordered the province to return 11 sled dog puppies that it seized, but decided it can keep more than 200 dogs because the animals would be returning to a "situation of distress.

Internationally trained nurses to work in Ontario hospitals to ease staff crunch

TORONTO — Internationally educated nurses will be allowed to work in Ontario hospitals, long-term care homes and other health settings grappling with pandemic-related staffing challenges, the province’s health minister announced Tuesday.

Possible salmonella contamination prompts recall for Aoun brand tahineh

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a recall has been issued for Aoun brand tahineh due to a possible salmonella contamination. The tahineh distributed by Fattal International North America Inc.
Ontario schools will resume in-class learning on Jan. 17, premier's office says

Ontario schools will resume in-class learning on Jan. 17, premier's office says

TORONTO — Ontario students will return to school classrooms on Jan. 17, Premier Doug Ford's office told The Canadian Press.
Rangers arrive to Bearskin Lake First Nation to assist with COVID-19 outbreak

Rangers arrive to Bearskin Lake First Nation to assist with COVID-19 outbreak

A few members of the Canadian Armed Forces are on the ground in Bearskin Lake First Nation in northern Ontario to assist the community amid a COVID-19 outbreak that has infected half of its population.

Inquest into deadly 2009 scaffolding collapse set to begin Jan. 31

TORONTO — A new date has been set for a coroner's inquest into a scaffolding collapse that killed four men in Toronto more than a decade ago.

City of Toronto reports absences among emergency services, ambulance service delays

TORONTO — The City of Toronto is reporting average unplanned absence rates of more than 10 per cent across its divisions, including its emergency services, amid the surging Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.