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Most of Ontario under extreme cold warning, arctic blast brings biting chills

Most of Ontario is under an extreme cold warning as a blast of artic air delivers biting wind chills.

Victim in life-threatening condition after stabbing in west Toronto

TORONTO — One person is in police custody after a stabbing in Toronto's west end sent one man to hospital. Police were called to the Thirty Third Street and Park Boulevard area in south Etobicoke shortly after 11 p.m.
Toronto school board makes Indigenous course mandatory for Grade 11 English credit

Toronto school board makes Indigenous course mandatory for Grade 11 English credit

TORONTO — Canada's largest school board will make a course on Indigenous texts its compulsory Grade 11 English credit in a bid to ensure students graduate with a greater understanding of Indigenous culture and history.
Girl dies in First Nation fire, NAN says action needed to prevent future tragedies

Girl dies in First Nation fire, NAN says action needed to prevent future tragedies

A 10-year-old girl who died after a house fire on a northern Ontario First Nation might still be alive if firefighting and prevention resources her community has been seeking were in place, an organization representing 49 First Nations said Thursday.
Ontario cities urge residents to report coyote dens near homes during mating season

Ontario cities urge residents to report coyote dens near homes during mating season

Several cities in Ontario are urging individuals to report coyote dens near residential areas and remain wary of the animals as mating season for the canines is underway. Burlington, Ont.
Ontario in full support of feds' national health-care data push

Ontario in full support of feds' national health-care data push

TORONTO — Ontario fully supports the federal government's push to make health-care funding contingent on data reporting, the province said Thursday as it announced a plan to boost access to primary care doctors.
Funeral details announced for former longtime Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion

Funeral details announced for former longtime Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion

TORONTO — Former longtime Mississauga, Ont., mayor Hazel McCallion is set to be remembered at a state funeral on what would have been her 102nd birthday.
Some Ontario boards plan to keep virtual learning even if province doesn't require it

Some Ontario boards plan to keep virtual learning even if province doesn't require it

TORONTO — Several Ontario school boards are planning to continue offering virtual learning next year, forging ahead before provincial direction is set, and saying it's now more about a different mode of learning rather than a pandemic response.
'We were poisoned before': Ontario First Nations voice concerns over mining claims

'We were poisoned before': Ontario First Nations voice concerns over mining claims

Four First Nations in northern Ontario are calling on the province to address their concerns about mining exploration companies intruding on their lands, saying the current "free entry" system should be abolished.
Action needed as inmate deaths rise, Ontario report says

Action needed as inmate deaths rise, Ontario report says

TORONTO — Urgent action is needed to fix systemic issues in Ontario's correctional facilities, an expert panel with the chief coroner's office said as it found the number of inmates who died in custody had almost doubled in recent years.