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Independent schools file suit over COVID funding

TORONTO — An Ontario court is poised to determine whether private schools are entitled to pandemic support from the province after three schools launched a legal challenge over the government's allocation of federal COVID-19 funding.
Ford 'won't spare a penny' to fight wildfires but won't declare state of emergency

Ford 'won't spare a penny' to fight wildfires but won't declare state of emergency

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday he "won't spare a penny" to help fight the northern wildfires and support evacuees, but he isn't declaring a state of emergency.

All of those hospitalized with COVID in Peel Region not fully vaccinated: Loh

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The top doctor of a COVID-19 hot spot in Ontario says data shows that all of the people in the region who were hospitalized recently with COVID-19 had not been fully vaccinated. Dr.
Ontario details $324M spending plan for surgical recovery, ramp-up of capacity

Ontario details $324M spending plan for surgical recovery, ramp-up of capacity

TORONTO — Ontario plans to spend up to $324millionto boost hospital capacity and extend working hours to tackle a waitlist for surgeries that's expected to grow as the province recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario putting money to making more autism services available

Ontario putting money to making more autism services available

TORONTO — Ontario is putting more than $62 million in its autism budget this year to make services more available, as the province works to shore up its delayed revamp of the program.

Man charged after allegation some door handles were removed in retirement home units

COURTICE, Ont. — Police in Ontario's Durham Region say the general manager of a retirement home has been charged for allegedly removing door handles to some units during the pandemic. Investigators say they got a complaint on Feb.

Back-to-school plan will be released early next week, Ford says

Ontario's back-to-school plan will be announced early next week, Premier Doug Ford announced Wednesday. Ford shared the news during a visit to Thunder Bay, Ont.

Police say fire deliberately set at Toronto restaurant killed 18-year-old man

TORONTO — Police in Toronto are investigating after an 18-year-old man died from a fire at a restaurant early Saturday. Investigators allege the fire at Slam Restaurant was deliberately set.

Ontario to soon regularly report how many COVID-19 cases are in unvaccinated people

TORONTO — Ontario is planning to soon provide more regular updates on how many COVID-19 cases are in vaccinated and unvaccinated people, as the province's top doctor said Tuesday the risk of getting the disease is 6.
Unvaccinated students will follow stricter COVID outbreak rules, Ontario top doc says

Unvaccinated students will follow stricter COVID outbreak rules, Ontario top doc says

TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor says students aged 12 to 17 who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 will be subject to stricter isolation rules in the event of virus outbreaks this fall. Dr.