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Scarborough shooting that left five Muslim men injured not hate-motivated, police say

Toronto police say a drive-by shooting that left five Muslim men injured near a Scarborough mosque was not hate-motivated. Staff Supt.

Ontario NDP MPP leaves caucus to sit as independent after losing nomination contest

BRAMPTON, Ont. — An Ontario New Democrat who recently lost a nomination battle to run again in his Brampton riding in the upcoming election says he will sit as an independent until his term ends.

Ontario NDP, Liberals make tree-planting election promises

TORONTO — Ontario's New Democrats and Liberals are making Earth Day promises to plant trees if their parties are elected to form government in June.

Ontario to extend mask rules in hospitals, LTC, transit past April 27

TORONTO — Ontario will extend its remaining mask mandate in high-risk settings until June 11 as the province deals with a sixth wave of COVID-19 infections.

Ontario reports 1,591 people in hospital with COVID-19, 214 in ICU

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 1,591 people in hospital with COVID-19 today, a slight decrease from 1,626 the previous day. The province is also reporting 214 COVID-19 patients in intensive care. That's compared to 207 patients in ICU on Thursday.

Ontario Liberals pledge to fully cover medication to prevent, treat HIV

TORONTO — The Ontario Liberals are announcing that they would expand universal access to medication to prevent HIV transmission and reduce barriers to gender-affirming surgeries if the party wins the June 2 election.

Toronto police to increase visibility on TTC after violent incidents, Tory says

Toronto police are working to increase their visibility on the city's transit system in the wake of recent incidents of random violence, Mayor John Tory said Thursday.
Metrolinx says congestion made worse by strike at Union Station is cleared

Metrolinx says congestion made worse by strike at Union Station is cleared

TORONTO — Metrolinx says congestion at Toronto's Union Station that was caused by mechanical issues but made worse by an electrical workers strike has been cleared.
Ontario NDP promises to cover prescription birth control under OHIP

Ontario NDP promises to cover prescription birth control under OHIP

TORONTO — Prescription birth control would be fully covered by Ontario if the New Democrats win the June 2 election, the party promised Thursday.

'Life-changing' cystic fibrosis drug for children approved by Health Canada: charity

TORONTO — A drug considered the "single greatest innovation in the history of cystic fibrosis" has been approved in Canada for children aged six to 11.