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OPP officer faces assault charges after 43-year-old man seriously injured

BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. — An Ontario Provincial Police officer is facing a pair of assault charges, the province's police watchdog said Thursday, following the arrest of a man who was allegedly left with serious injuries.
Peel Region police reviewing how force interacts with people with autism

Peel Region police reviewing how force interacts with people with autism

TORONTO — Peel Regional Police are reviewing how they engage with people with autism after officers used a stun gun on a non-verbal autistic teen earlier this month. The force has said police used a stun gun on 19-year-old Abdullah Darwich on Nov.

Fog advisory in effect for parts of Greater Toronto Area, affecting airports

TORONTO — Dense fog descended on much of southern Ontario on Thursday, posing hazardous driving conditions and affecting operations at airports.
Ontario opioid death rate drops in 2022, coroner's data shows

Ontario opioid death rate drops in 2022, coroner's data shows

TORONTO — The rate of opioid deaths in Ontario decreased by more than 10 per cent in the first two quarters of this year compared to the year before, new data shows, with the chief coroner saying the decline brings some hope.
Student, parents among four who died in highway crash, school officials say

Student, parents among four who died in highway crash, school officials say

A high school student and his parents were among four people killed in a crash northeast of Toronto earlier this week, school officials say. Deb Callahan, the principal at Thomas A Stewart Secondary School in Peterborough, Ont.
Ontario proposes to move jury duty questionnaires online

Ontario proposes to move jury duty questionnaires online

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to move jury duty questionnaires online. That's one part of a large red tape reduction bill the government introduced this week, which also includes increasing the amount of time retired judges can serve.
Seniors at high risk for RSV, experts warn, as Health Canada reviews 60-plus vaccine

Seniors at high risk for RSV, experts warn, as Health Canada reviews 60-plus vaccine

TORONTO — As pediatric hospitals fill up with young children sickened by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), doctors are worried that older adultswill be the next wave to become seriously ill.
New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

New pediatric guidelines for toddler screen use stresses quality instead of quantity

TORONTO — The Canadian Paediatric Society has ditched a hard-and-fast time limit for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers, encouraging instead that parents prioritize educational, interactive and age-appropriate material.
Ratification votes begins for Ontario CUPE education worker members

Ratification votes begins for Ontario CUPE education worker members

TORONTO — More than 50,000 education workers in Ontario began voting Thursday on whether they want to accept a tentative deal their union struck with the provincial government over the weekend.

Police investigating after 20-year-old cyclist killed by truck in Toronto crosswalk

Toronto police say a 20-year-old cyclist in a Yonge Street crosswalk has been hit and killed by a pickup truck. Police say officers responded around 4:30 p.m.