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The Ontario government has reached a tentative deal with school staff represented by the Ontario Council of Educational Workers. OCEW issued a statement saying the deal was reached after multiple days of negotiations between the bargaining council, the Council of Trustees’ Association and the province. It says the tentative deal […]

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Ontario is investing more than $20 million in operating costs to run 27 new magnetic resonance imaging machines across the province. Health Minister Sylvia Jones says the money will be geared toward small and rural hospitals who do not yet have MRI machines. Jones says the money is not for […]

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Ontario will allow pharmacists to prescribe an antiviral drug used to reduce severe outcomes from COVID-19.  The government says starting Dec. 12 pharmacists will be able to prescribe Paxlovid to eligible people at no cost both in person and virtually.  Health Minister Sylvia Jones made the announcement this morning at […]

By Tyler Griffin
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Indigenous leaders from across Ontario called Wednesday for the repeal of a new housing bill they said was passed without properly consulting First Nations and could put their communities at risk. The Chiefs of Ontario, which represents 133 First Nations, said Bill 23 could fast-track projects that might have adverse […]

By Nojoud Al Mallees and Jim Bronskill
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OTTAWA – The Liberal government is aiming to address evolving national security concerns by proposing several changes to Canada’s investment screening law, including giving broader powers to the industry minister. Proposed amendments to the Investment Canada Act would require foreign investors to notify the federal government about investments in certain […]

By Nicole Ireland and Camille Bains
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Doctors say influenza spread is starting to hit older adults as surveillance levels indicate the hospitalization rate of seniors is not that far behind that of children. Data from the Public Health Agency of Canada for the week ending Nov. 26 show that children under five still made up the […]

By Stephanie Taylor
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The Liberal government is listening to concerns that some of the firearms it’s looking to ban are used primarily for hunting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.  He made the comment during a press conference in Ingersoll, Ont., suggesting a shift in tone from the Liberals on a piece of […]

By Allison Jones
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Marit Stiles is set to be the next leader of the Ontario NDP after the Toronto member of provincial parliament was the only one to vie for the role. The New Democrats will now hold a confirmation vote for Stiles, and as long as a majority of party members are […]

By Sidhartha Banerjee and Marisela Amador
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A solemn wreath-laying ceremony was held Tuesday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the École Polytechnique mass shooting, one of a handful of tributes planned throughout the day. On Dec. 6, 1989, a man motivated by a hatred of feminists shot and killed 14 female students and injured 13 other […]

By Steve Lambert and Brittany Hobson
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Winnipeg’s police chief said Friday the remains of three victims of an alleged serial killer are believed to be at a city landfill, but no search is planned. Too much time has passed and there is no known starting point at the large site, where bulldozers are constantly moving things […]

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Ontario education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees have voted to ratify a contract with the government. Laura Walton, president of CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions, said about 73 per cent of those who voted were in favour.  Walton – who had said she didn’t […]

By Tyler Griffin
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A virtual care platform connecting patients with doctors in Ontario has cut back on services and seen a mass exodus of physicians after changes to fees for virtual appointments kicked in this week.  The founder of Rocket Doctor said Friday that the changes mean some patients might find it harder […]