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Tornado that hit Barrie caused $75 million in insured damages: Insurance Bureau

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says initial estimates indicate the tornadoes that hit Barrie, Ont., and other communities last month caused $75 million in insurable damage.
Back-to-school virtual learning numbers higher in Ontario's COVID-19 hot spots

Back-to-school virtual learning numbers higher in Ontario's COVID-19 hot spots

TORONTO — The number of students choosing to learn remotely come September is significantly higher in some of Ontario's COVID-19 hot spots, as the fourth wave of the pandemic has some parents worried about the risk of infection in schools.
2 Ontario Tory MPPs given Thursday deadline to get COVID vax or face caucus removal

2 Ontario Tory MPPs given Thursday deadline to get COVID vax or face caucus removal

TORONTO — Two members of Ontario's Progressive Conservative government have been given a Thursday deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face ejection from caucus, The Canadian Press has learned.
Survey: nearly 75 per cent of Ontario doctors experienced burnout during pandemic

Survey: nearly 75 per cent of Ontario doctors experienced burnout during pandemic

TORONTO — Surveys from the Ontario Medical Association suggest nearly three-quarters of physicians experienced at least some level of burnout when asked in 2021, up from 66 per cent the previous year.

Heat warning in effect for much of northern Ontario: Environment Canada

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Heat warnings are in effect for much of northern Ontario today. Environment Canada says hot and humid conditions are expected to continue through Friday. It says the conditions can also lead to deteriorating air quality.

Fall BeerFest T.O. returns Sept. 24 and 25 but all attendees must be fully vaccinated

TORONTO — Fall BeerFest T.O. is returning but all attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The festival's organizers say the event will be held in Bandshell Park at Toronto's Exhibition Place on Sept. 24 and 25.
Mental health must be part of curriculum as students cope with COVID-19, say experts

Mental health must be part of curriculum as students cope with COVID-19, say experts

TORONTO — Amy Nam felt her fatigue give way to frustration as she watched her and her classmates' mental health deteriorate over the course of their first full pandemic-disrupted school year.

Unvaccinated PC MPPs will be removed from caucus, Ford spox says

TORONTO — Elected members of provincial parliament will be removed from Ontario’s governing Progressive Conservative caucus if they don’t get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Couple jumps to safety before float plane hits their canoe in Ontario lake

MUSKOKA, Ont. — Police say a couple is unhurt after a float plane hit their canoe on a lake in central Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say the pair were out canoeing Sunday on Six Mile Lake in Muskoka around 2:30 p.m.

Ontario's attorney general looks to clear provincial court backlog

TORONTO — Ontario's attorney general says the province is working on ways to clear a backlog of court cases caused by pandemic shutdowns.