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Ontario reports 258 new cases, six more deaths linked to COVID-19

Ontario reports 258 new cases, six more deaths linked to COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 258 new cases of COVID-19 and six more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 53 of the new cases were in Toronto, 33 in York Region, 28 in Waterloo Region, 27 in Hamilton and 26 in Peel Region.
A look at the provincial government's plans for a redeveloped Ontario Place

A look at the provincial government's plans for a redeveloped Ontario Place

The Ontario government announced its plans Friday for a redeveloped Ontario Place. Three companies have been hired to develop and run new and upgraded attractions at the site.

Cop convicted of assaulting Dafonte Miller denied bail while applying to top court

TORONTO — An off-duty police officer convicted of brutally assaulting a young Black man has been denied bail as he seeks to bring his case before Canada's top court. Const.

Capacity limits are out, but masks will stay on after Step 3 of Ontario's reopening

TORONTO — Ontario won't lift its mask mandate in the next phase of reopening, the province announced Friday, even as it plans to drop most other public health measures meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Ford government outlines plans, selected companies for Ontario Place redevelopment

Ford government outlines plans, selected companies for Ontario Place redevelopment

TORONTO — Three companies have been selected to redevelop the Ontario Place theme park on Toronto’s waterfront, with plans for year-round attractions including a larger concert venue, pools, gardens and an adventure park.
Business group calls for clarity as Ontario meets one target to lift restrictions

Business group calls for clarity as Ontario meets one target to lift restrictions

TORONTO — A prominent business group called for clarity Thursday on what's next in Ontario's reopening plan, as the province met a major milestone for further lifting restrictions.
Crown pre-charge screening would reduce racial profiling in Ontario: commission

Crown pre-charge screening would reduce racial profiling in Ontario: commission

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is recommending the province introduce a system that would see police consult with prosecutors before charging suspects.
London, Ont., health unit asks residents to take Moderna shots ahead of expiration

London, Ont., health unit asks residents to take Moderna shots ahead of expiration

Public health in London, Ont., is asking residents to choose the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before thousands of doses expire. The Middlesex-London Health Unit says more than 21,300 doses of the mRNA shot have been thawed and need to be used by Aug. 12.

Independent schools file suit over COVID funding

TORONTO — An Ontario court is poised to determine whether private schools are entitled to pandemic support from the province after three schools launched a legal challenge over the government's allocation of federal COVID-19 funding.
Ford 'won't spare a penny' to fight wildfires but won't declare state of emergency

Ford 'won't spare a penny' to fight wildfires but won't declare state of emergency

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday he "won't spare a penny" to help fight the northern wildfires and support evacuees, but he isn't declaring a state of emergency.