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<b>ONTARIO:</b> Guelph police officer forgives man accused of running into him

ONTARIO: Guelph police officer forgives man accused of running into him

Const. Mark O'Connell was hit by a man accused of impaired driving in early August and his heart stopped beating, but he says the incident has made him a better person and officer
<b>COVID-19:</b> Canada could see above 15K daily COVID-19 cases next month

COVID-19: Canada could see above 15K daily COVID-19 cases next month

New modelling released by Dr. Theresa Tam today says if the current rate of transmission of COVID-19 remains the same, Canada could see more than 15,000 new cases a day by the beginning of October
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Legislature prorogued until after federal election

ONTARIO: Legislature prorogued until after federal election

Politicians had been on summer break, and were due back Sept. 13
<b>CANADA:</b> Senator hears desperate plea from Afghan woman MP fearing Taliban reprisals

CANADA: Senator hears desperate plea from Afghan woman MP fearing Taliban reprisals

Sen. Salma Ataullahjan says she has received daily appeals for help to escape the Taliban from Afghans she met on official parliamentary business
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Vaccine booking portal sees appointments double after passport announcement

ONTARIO: Vaccine booking portal sees appointments double after passport announcement

A spokeswoman for Elliott said there were 7,125 COVID-19 vaccine appointments booked through the provincial portal alone on Wednesday, compared to 3,479 a day earlier, before the certificate plan was announced
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Doctors urged to be selective about issuing medical exemptions for COVID vax

ONTARIO: Doctors urged to be selective about issuing medical exemptions for COVID vax

There are very few legitimate medical reasons not to get vaccinated against COVID-19, doctor says
<b>ONTARIO:</b> What a Rush! Barrie Zehr's beer wall a hit for iconic Canadian band

ONTARIO: What a Rush! Barrie Zehr's beer wall a hit for iconic Canadian band

'I’ve seen them live about 13 times, so yeah, I am a huge Rush fan. They’re my idols,' says Barrie grocery manager, whose 'beer throne' has been featured on Rush's social media
<b>CANADA:</b> Four leaders square off in first televised debate of federal election campaign

CANADA: Four leaders square off in first televised debate of federal election campaign

Only four leaders — the Liberals' Justin Trudeau, the Conservatives' Erin O'Toole, the Bloc Québécois' Yves-Francois Blanchet and the NDP's Jagmeet Singh — will take part
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario lifts class size, distancing requirements in indoor post-secondary classrooms

COVID-19: Ontario lifts class size, distancing requirements in indoor post-secondary classrooms

Schools also have the option to require vaccines for those without a medical exemption
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Fergus backs its local bagpiper after by-law officers, police visit due to complaints

ONTARIO: Fergus backs its local bagpiper after by-law officers, police visit due to complaints

Community showing their support for local bagpiper Peter Hummel with lawn signs after complaints to bylaw and police