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Ontario PCs breaking election promise to restore auditor general's ad oversight power

Ontario PCs breaking election promise to restore auditor general's ad oversight power

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservative government is breaking an election promise to restore the auditor general's powers over government advertising.
Ontario reports more than 700 COVID-19 cases for third straight day

Ontario reports more than 700 COVID-19 cases for third straight day

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 728 new cases of COVID-19 today, one day after a children's vaccine was authorized for use by Health Canada.

Thunder Bay police investigate reports of fake vaccine certificates

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating multiple alleged cases of residents obtaining and possibly using fake proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Focus shifts to public health units as Health Canada approves kids' vaccination

Focus shifts to public health units as Health Canada approves kids' vaccination

TORONTO — Public health units encouraged some of Ontario's youngest residents to channel their inner superheroes Friday as they prepared to vaccinate kids against COVID-19 after Pfizer's vaccine was approved for children five to 11.

Florida woman arrested, charged with smuggling after 56 firearms found in her car

TORONTO — The Canada Border Services Agency has charged a Florida woman with several firearms offences after the agency allegedly found handguns, magazines and ammunition in her car trunk while she was crossing the U.S. border to Ontario.
Volunteer firefighters face delays in booking tests in Ontario to operate fire trucks

Volunteer firefighters face delays in booking tests in Ontario to operate fire trucks

A northern Ontario municipality's attempt to boost its roster of fire truck drivers is being stymied by a backlog of road tests, and officials are calling on the province to increase capacity in the north.
Ontario high schools allowed to return to regular semesters in February

Ontario high schools allowed to return to regular semesters in February

Ontario high schools will shift back to regular semesters no later than February, returning secondary students to a normal schedule for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.
Ontario ready to vaccinate kids aged five to 11 as soon as child-sized doses arrive

Ontario ready to vaccinate kids aged five to 11 as soon as child-sized doses arrive

TORONTO — Ontario parents will likely be able to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments for their young children as early as next week, Health Minister Christine Elliott said Thursday, ahead of the expected approval of the shot for use in kids.
Ontario students to get rapid COVID tests over winter holidays

Ontario students to get rapid COVID tests over winter holidays

TORONTO — Ontario students will be sent home for the December break with five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests each as part of the province's plan to ramp up testing over the holidays.
LRT inquiry to examine safety, tech, value and accountability: Mulroney

LRT inquiry to examine safety, tech, value and accountability: Mulroney

TORONTO — Ontario's transportation minister says a public inquiry examining Ottawa's light rail transit system will look into issues regarding safety, technical elements, value for money and accountability.
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