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Ford says Ontario needs to 'learn to live with' virus ahead of reopening Monday

Ford says Ontario needs to 'learn to live with' virus ahead of reopening Monday

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province needs to "learn to live with" COVID-19. Ford made the comments in an interview that aired Friday on a local Peterborough, Ont., radio station, a day after the province's top doctor made similar remarks.

Woman, 76, charged with negligence in crash that left eight-year-old girl dead

LONDON, Ont. — A 76-year-old woman is facing criminal charges after a crash that left an eight-year-old girl dead and sent several other people to hospital in London, Ont., late last year.

Ontario reports over 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 this month; top doc points to Delta

TORONTO — Ontario has reported the deaths of more than 1,000 people due to COVID-19 so far this month, a grim figure the province's top doctor largely attributes to the previous, more virulent strain of the virus, though he admits the data is murky.

Toronto Zoo welcomes litter of cheetah cubs, says 3 of them appear to be doing well

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo says one of its cheetahs has given birth to a litter of cubs. The zoo says Emarah, a 4 1/2-year-old cheetah and first-time mother, gave birth early Monday morning after a 92-day pregnancy.
Rapid test or medical note OK for COVID workplace claims during Omicron: WSIB

Rapid test or medical note OK for COVID workplace claims during Omicron: WSIB

Ontarians who suspect they caught COVID-19 at work can make claims with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board even without a positive result from a PCR test now that the gold-standard assessment tool is no longer available to most residents.
Unions want Ontario to reverse hospital COVID policy that allows sick people to work

Unions want Ontario to reverse hospital COVID policy that allows sick people to work

Unions are calling for the Ontario government to reverse a pandemic policy that allows hospital workers to return to work while infected with COVID-19 if a facility's staffing situation becomes dire.
Ontario extends booster deadline for long-term care staff until March 14

Ontario extends booster deadline for long-term care staff until March 14

Ontario long-term care workers will have extra time to get third COVID-19 vaccine doses as the Omicron variant drives up outbreaks and limits access to vaccine clinics.
Boards take non-standard approach to Ontario's standardized high school math test

Boards take non-standard approach to Ontario's standardized high school math test

There's nothing standard about Ontario's provincewide high school math test this year.

Ontario to begin resuming non-urgent surgeries on Monday

TORONTO — Some surgeries paused due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Ontario will start resuming next week, when businesses shuttered by public health measures can reopen their doors, as the province's top doctor sends a message about learning to live

Ontario releases guidelines for who can receive Paxlovid treatment for COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario is prioritizing older, unvaccinated residents and immunocompromised individuals for a new antiviral COVID-19 treatment, as limited supplies become available across the province.