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Ontario effort to scrap streaming begins with math courses in 2021: Lecce

TORONTO — Ontario's effort to scrap an educational practice that has historically discriminated against students from marginalized communities will get underway next fall, the province's education minister said Thursday.

Eight forest fires are burning in the northeast region of Ontario

DRYDEN, Ont. — As a heat wave grips much of Ontario, dozens of forest fires are burning across the province's north.
Quebec bans bars from selling alcohol past midnight to limit COVID-19 spread

Quebec bans bars from selling alcohol past midnight to limit COVID-19 spread

MONTREAL — Bars across Quebec will have to operate at half-capacity and close earlier than usual starting Friday, the province has announced as it seeks to prevent potential COVID-19 outbreaks.
Ontario prefers in-class return for students, but health officials must approve

Ontario prefers in-class return for students, but health officials must approve

TORONTO — Millions of Ontario students could return to schools this September if it's safe to do so, Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Thursday, acknowledging that shrinking COVID-19 case counts might make the resumption of in-class learning poss
Torontonians demand changes on first day of police reform meeting

Torontonians demand changes on first day of police reform meeting

Toronto must find a new way to deal with people in mental health crisis and root out racism within its police force, concerned citizens said Thursday at a virtual town hall about police reform.

Toronto authorities cracking down on illegal beach parties, restricting parking

TORONTO — Authorities are enacting stricter parking rules at Toronto beaches after a number of nighttime parties were busted over the weekend. The city says that parking at three popular beaches will be restricted after 7 p.m.

42-year-old man shot by police in Hamilton dies in hospital, watchdog says

HAMILTON — Ontario's police watchdog says a 42-year-old man shot by police in Hamilton earlier this week has died in hospital.

55-year-old cyclist dead after Wednesday night hit-and-run in Mississauga, Ont.

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say a 55-year-old cyclist is dead after a hit-and-run involving a truck. Peel Regional Police say the incident happened on Wednesday just before midnight in Mississauga, Ont.

Premier Doug Ford promises air conditioning for long-term care homes

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford vowed Wednesday to make air conditioning mandatory in the province's long-term care homes, though critics say any change will come too late for many residents already suffering in the stifling heat.

Police in Kingston, Ont., seek rightful owner of two stolen Bibles

KINGSTON, Ont. — Police in Kingston, Ont., are looking for the rightful owner of two stolen Bibles. Investigators say they found the Bibles with other stolen property in an east-end home.