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Ontario won't challenge appeal decision on post-secondary student fees

TORONTO — The Ontario government says it will not seek to take a legal fight over post-secondary student fees to Canada's highest court.
Ontario won't change course on reopening plans yet despite COVID case bump: Elliott

Ontario won't change course on reopening plans yet despite COVID case bump: Elliott

Ontario’s health minister says the government isn’t changing course on its reopening plan despite a recent rise in COVID-19 infections.

Ontario offers $12M in mental health supports for front-line health workers

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Ontario plans to spend $12.4 million on more mental health and addictions supports for front-line health-care workers. The province says $5.

COVID-19 infections rising again in Ontario, but experts say no need to panic

TORONTO — COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Ontario in a trend experts attribute to cooling temperatures, lifting capacity limits and less stringent precautions among the public.
Survivors, leaders critical of Ontario residential school burial search fund rollout

Survivors, leaders critical of Ontario residential school burial search fund rollout

Residential school survivors and Indigenous leaders are raising concerns about the allocation process for funds the Ontario government has promised to support searches for burial sites near residential schools.

Muslim leaders call for Ontario to tackle Islamophobia

TORONTO — Muslim leaders are calling on Ontario to take action against Islamophobia. Imam Aarij Anwer of the London Muslim Mosque said Monday that the province should tackle the issue now and not wait for the results of next year's election.
Ford touts full funding pledge for long-proposed Bradford highway project

Ford touts full funding pledge for long-proposed Bradford highway project

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has committed to fully funding a controversial Greater Toronto Area highway project that's been in the planning stages for decades, though it hasn't yet been fully costed by his Progressive Conservative government.

Fire damages clubhouse at golf course set to be used as respite for homeless

LONDON, Ont. — Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a golf course that was to be used as a respite for London, Ont.'s homeless population in the winter.
Ontario reports 636 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Ontario reports 636 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 636 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with two more deaths linked to the virus It marks the first time since Oct. 9 that the daily case count rose above 600.
Ontario proposes housing affordability task force amid high prices and sales

Ontario proposes housing affordability task force amid high prices and sales

TORONTO — Ontario is planning to establish a housing affordability task force, as both prices and the number of home sales have grown in the past year, though it's a pledge the opposition parties dismiss as meaningless.