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Hybrid classrooms could become more common, but teachers say they have drawbacks

Hybrid classrooms could become more common, but teachers say they have drawbacks

Ontario's teachers are gearing up for another pandemic-altered school year and for certain educators that will mean presiding over classrooms where students learn in-person and online at the same time – a model some say comes with a host of challenge

Man dead, officer injured after shooting in Fergus, Ont.: SIU

FERGUS, ONTARIO, CANADA — A 31-year-old man is dead and a provincial police officer is in hospital after an incident in Fergus, Ont., on Sunday. The Special Investigations Unit has been called in and launched a probe into the incident.

Ontario reports 511 new COVID-19 cases, no new virus-related deaths

Ontario is reporting 511 COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the virus on Sunday. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 350 of the infected people are unvaccinated and 67 people are partially immunized.

One dead, two injured in shooting in Toronto Saturday night

TORONTO — One person has died and two others are injured after a shooting in Toronto on Saturday night. Local police say it happened in the northern part of the city at about 10:30 p.m.

Ontario reports 578 new COVID-19 cases, two new virus-related deaths

Ontario is reporting 578 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths from the virus today. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 408 of the cases were in unvaccinated people, while 59 of those infected were partially immunized against the virus.

Digital gathering spaces for marginalized groups help spur connections during COVID

TORONTO — When much of society was under lockdown earlier this year and prolonged periods of solitude began to take a toll, Ghassan Miqdadi would log onto the website Yalla! Let's Talk to connect with fellow Arabs in Canada and abroad.

Toronto police investigate shooting at mall, no injuries reported

Toronto police say no one appears to have been injured after a shooting at a large mall in the city's west end on Friday afternoon. They say two groups allegedly fired shots at each other at Sherway Gardens at 2:30 p.m.

Ontario's big city mayors call for proof of vaccination system in the province

TORONTO — Mayors representing the majority of Ontarians are pushing the province to establish a vaccine certification system as a top science adviser says that without one, the Delta variant may overwhelm the health-care system.

Most Ontario wildfire evacuees headed home, one First Nation still evacuating

DRYDEN, Ont. — Most residents of First Nations in northwestern Ontario who were evacuated due to the threat of nearby wildfires are heading home.

Ontario father charged with second-degree murder after death of baby

OSHAWA, Ont. — Police east of Toronto say they've charged a 22-year-old father with murder for the death of a two-month old infant. Durham regional police say the baby was taken to hospital with brain injuries on Nov. 21, 2020.