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Ontario lifts class size, distancing requirements in indoor post-secondary classrooms

Ontario will not require colleges and universities to enforce physical distancing or capacity limits in most classrooms when school resumes, according to new guidance issued by the province.

Ontario to require residents to renew expired driver's licences, health cards

TORONTO — Ontario will once again require residents to renew driver's licences, ID cards and licence plate stickers that were due to expire during the pandemic.
Technical experts called in to find source of gas leak suspected in Wheatley blast

Technical experts called in to find source of gas leak suspected in Wheatley blast

Technical experts will be heading to a small community in southwestern Ontario to find the source of a recurring gas leak suspected of causing an explosion last week, officials said Wednesday.
Ontario to require proof of vaccination in high-risk settings starting Sept. 22

Ontario to require proof of vaccination in high-risk settings starting Sept. 22

TORONTO — Ontario residents will soon need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter some public settings considered high-risk, including restaurants, theatres, gyms and other venues.

What will Ontario's vaccine certification program look like?

Ontario says its COVID-19 vaccination certificate program will come into effect Sept. 22.
Optometrists withdraw OHIP-covered services Wednesday after breakdown in govt talks

Optometrists withdraw OHIP-covered services Wednesday after breakdown in govt talks

Ontario optometrists were to withdraw provincially insured eye services starting Wednesday, after a breakdown in talks with the provincial government over reimbursement of costs.
Ottawa students face uncertainty over fall sports as other boards mull safety

Ottawa students face uncertainty over fall sports as other boards mull safety

Oliver Waddington was looking forward to resuming cross-country running at school this month after the pandemic put athletics on hold for the last year and a half.

Ontario College of Teachers to launch mandatory training on preventing sexual abuse

TORONTO — Ontario teachers will soon have to complete training on preventing sexual abuse. The Ontario College of Teachers says the online course will launch on Jan. 1, 2022.

Ontario has 656 new cases of COVID-19, 13 more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 656 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today and 13 deaths linked to the virus. The Ministry of Health says six of the deaths happened more than two months ago and were updated based on data cleaning.
Windsor, Toronto hospitals opening COVID-19 clinics for children amid surge in cases

Windsor, Toronto hospitals opening COVID-19 clinics for children amid surge in cases

Two Ontario hospitals are opening COVID-19 clinics specifically for children this week in an effort to deal with rising infections that are expected to surge further as students return to school.