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Internationally trained nurses to work in Ontario hospitals to ease staff crunch

TORONTO — Internationally educated nurses will be allowed to work in Ontario hospitals, long-term care homes and other health settings grappling with pandemic-related staffing challenges, the province’s health minister announced Tuesday.

Possible salmonella contamination prompts recall for Aoun brand tahineh

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a recall has been issued for Aoun brand tahineh due to a possible salmonella contamination. The tahineh distributed by Fattal International North America Inc.
Ontario schools will resume in-class learning on Jan. 17, premier's office says

Ontario schools will resume in-class learning on Jan. 17, premier's office says

TORONTO — Ontario students will return to school classrooms on Jan. 17, Premier Doug Ford's office told The Canadian Press.
Rangers arrive to Bearskin Lake First Nation to assist with COVID-19 outbreak

Rangers arrive to Bearskin Lake First Nation to assist with COVID-19 outbreak

A few members of the Canadian Armed Forces are on the ground in Bearskin Lake First Nation in northern Ontario to assist the community amid a COVID-19 outbreak that has infected half of its population.

Inquest into deadly 2009 scaffolding collapse set to begin Jan. 31

TORONTO — A new date has been set for a coroner's inquest into a scaffolding collapse that killed four men in Toronto more than a decade ago.

City of Toronto reports absences among emergency services, ambulance service delays

TORONTO — The City of Toronto is reporting average unplanned absence rates of more than 10 per cent across its divisions, including its emergency services, amid the surging Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Court to wait longer to sentence van attacker Alek Minassian

TORONTO — The man who deliberately killed 11 people by driving a van down a Toronto sidewalk will have his sentencing adjourned for several months.
Ontario reports 412 COVID-19 patients in ICU as health-care strain continues

Ontario reports 412 COVID-19 patients in ICU as health-care strain continues

Ontario reported 412 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units on Sunday, a jump from 385 a day earlier, as health-care workers in the province continue to feel the strain of an Omicron-fueled wave.
Ontario to add more vaccine clinics for school staff as hospitalizations near 2,600

Ontario to add more vaccine clinics for school staff as hospitalizations near 2,600

Ontario says it is adding 10 additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics to accelerate booster doses for education and child-care workers as the province reported nearly 2,600 people hospitalized with the virus on Saturday.
Families to honour loved ones lost on second anniversary of downing of plane in Iran

Families to honour loved ones lost on second anniversary of downing of plane in Iran

TORONTO — Families are set to commemorate the loss today of loved ones who died after Iranian forces downed a passenger jet two years ago. A Ukrainian International Airlines flight was shot down by Iranian forces two years ago on Jan. 8, 2020.