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Kingston to remove Sir John A. Macdonald statue from park, school to remove his name

Kingston to remove Sir John A. Macdonald statue from park, school to remove his name

A statue of Sir John A. Macdonald will be removed from a park in his hometown of Kingston, Ont., while his name will be taken off a local school.
Manitoba RCMP search for homicide suspect near Ontario boundary

Manitoba RCMP search for homicide suspect near Ontario boundary

WINNIPEG — The mayor of a usually quiet rural Manitoba community says people are on edge and concerned as the search for a homicide suspect moves closer to the Ontario boundary.

Ontario reports 2,632 new cases of COVID-19, 46 more deaths, 15,899 vaccinations

Ontario is reporting 2,632 new cases of COVID-19 today and 46 more deaths linked to the virus. A technical issue from earlier this week was resolved, adding 102 cases from Toronto Public Health to today’s total.

Senior hospital staffer "retires" after family member vaccinated without appointment

ORANGEVILLE, Ont. — A senior staff member at an Ontario hospital has retired after a relative was vaccinated against COVID-19 at a clinic intended for health-care workers. Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville, Ont.

Consent at heart of Ontario's vaccination plan for remote First Nations communities

Ontario's plan to vaccinate the populations of its most remote First Nations communities against COVID-19 faces many challenges, but Indigenous leaders say that earning the trust of the people must be a priority.

Schools in only 7 southern Ont. regions to open in-person Monday, rest stay online

TORONTO — Schools in just seven public health units in southern Ontario will reopen to in-person learning on Monday while the rest will continue teaching students online, the province announced Wednesday.

Too early to credit curfew for drop in COVID-19 infections in Quebec: health experts

MONTREAL — Health authorities in Quebec have reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for four consecutive days — almost two weeks since the imposition of a provincewide curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Homeless in Toronto shelters begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines

TORONTO — A pilot project that aimed to vaccinate homeless people in Toronto's shelters has been put on hold due to a vaccine shortage, local officials said Wednesday.

Improve working conditions in long-term care homes, COVID-19 advisory group urges

Ontario should improve working conditions in long-term care homes in an effort to retain staff and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the facilities, a new report from a group of health experts advising the province suggests.

Peel police officer cleared in shooting death of 28-year-old man

Ontario's police watchdog cleared an officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man west of Toronto on Wednesday, saying there were no reasonable grounds to lay charges in the incident that took place last year.