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Environment Canada issues squall warnings for parts of southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued snow squall warnings for parts of southern Ontario. The warnings cover three areas including the Waterloo Region. The weather agency has cancelled an earlier snow squall warning for the Barrie area.
Ontario ignoring public's rights to environmental consultation, public info: audit

Ontario ignoring public's rights to environmental consultation, public info: audit

TORONTO — The Ontario government is ignoring the public's right to consultation on environmentally significant decisions as it allows companies off the hook for pollution costs and harm to at-risk species, according to a new set of environmental audi

Optometrists to resume eye exams for kids and seniors as job action is paused

TORONTO — Optometrists in Ontario say they will start resuming eye exams for children and seniors on Tuesday. The optometrists withdrew provincially insured eye services on Sept. 1 in a funding dispute with the province.

Coyote believed to have bitten two people in Toronto park put down: police

Toronto police have put down a coyote they believe bit two people at a North York park over the weekend. Police reported the animal attack at Bayview Village Park on social media just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Vaccine bookings open for young children in Ontario on Tuesday

Vaccine bookings open for young children in Ontario on Tuesday

TORONTO — Ontario parents of children aged five to 11 will be able to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments for their kids starting Tuesday, with the first shots expected to be administered Thursday.
Temporary exemptions for roughly 290 unvaccinated Toronto District School Board staff

Temporary exemptions for roughly 290 unvaccinated Toronto District School Board staff

TORONTO — The Toronto District School Board is granting temporary exemptions for roughly 290 unvaccinated staff who otherwise would be placed on administrative leave until it can find temporary staff to fill their positions.
Ontario expands training program to help pay tuition for those looking for new skills

Ontario expands training program to help pay tuition for those looking for new skills

ORILLIA, Ont. — The province says it is expanding a training program to help those looking for work in a different field. Ontario says there are 300,000 jobs available right now, but the province needs more workers to fill those roles.

Roofing worker killed, another injured after restaurant fire in St. Catharines, Ont.

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a fire at a restaurant in St. Catharines, Ont. Niagara Regional Police say the blaze broke out at the Ma Chinese Cuisine Restaurant on Geneva Street at around 4:15 p.m.
Ontario reports 741 new cases of COVID-19, three new deaths

Ontario reports 741 new cases of COVID-19, three new deaths

Ontario is reporting 741 new cases of COVID-19 today as the province prepares to receive its first shipment of the children's vaccine.
Ontario PCs breaking election promise to restore auditor general's ad oversight power

Ontario PCs breaking election promise to restore auditor general's ad oversight power

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservative government is breaking an election promise to restore the auditor general's powers over government advertising.