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Ontario projects improving deficits, but cautions economic uncertainty

Ontario projects improving deficits, but cautions economic uncertainty

TORONTO — Ontario is projecting improving deficits over the next couple of years despite an expected economic slowdown, but opposition critics say Monday's fall economic statement fails to "meet the moment" as it lacks new injections of health spendi
Inquest probing drug deaths of five inmates in eastern Ontario jail begins

Inquest probing drug deaths of five inmates in eastern Ontario jail begins

TORONTO — A coroner's inquest into the drug-related deaths of five inmates at an Ontario jail heard Monday that one of them used to "self medicate" with drugs to cope with mental illness and tragedy in his life.
Ontario repeals law that banned education workers from striking

Ontario repeals law that banned education workers from striking

TORONTO — Education workers at Ontario's legislature erupted into cheers and applause on Monday as Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government repealed a law that had imposed a contract on them and banned them from striking.
Coroner's inquest into fatal shooting of teen by Toronto police postponed

Coroner's inquest into fatal shooting of teen by Toronto police postponed

TORONTO — A coroner's inquest into the death of a distraught teen shot by a Toronto police officer has been postponed.
Ontario's top doctor 'strongly' recommends masks, warns mandate on table

Ontario's top doctor 'strongly' recommends masks, warns mandate on table

TORONTO — Ontario's chief medical officer of health is "strongly recommending" residents mask in all indoor public settings in order to protect children from a "triple threat" of respiratory viruses, while warning that a possible mandate remains on t
Police investigating sudden deaths of three people in northwestern Ontario residence

Police investigating sudden deaths of three people in northwestern Ontario residence

SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. — Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden deaths of three people at a residence in the community of Hudson, in northwestern Ontario.
Ontario premier announces plan to extend provincial gas tax cut for one year

Ontario premier announces plan to extend provincial gas tax cut for one year

TORONTO — A temporary tax cut intended to help Ontario residents save money at the pumps will be extended for another year, the province's premier announced on Sunday.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford urges masking, stops short of imposing mandate

Ontario Premier Doug Ford urges masking, stops short of imposing mandate

TORONTO — As pediatric hospitals across Ontario deal with an unprecedented surge of very sick children, Premier Doug Ford asked residents to mask up on Sunday but stopped short of mandating the practice
One man dead, police investigating after Toronto shooting

One man dead, police investigating after Toronto shooting

Toronto police say one man is dead and homicide detectives are investigating after a shooting in the city's northeast. Police say officers responded around 6:30 p.m.
Top Ontario doctor to ask public to mask up as respiratory illnesses rage: sources

Top Ontario doctor to ask public to mask up as respiratory illnesses rage: sources

TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor will recommend the public begin masking on Monday in an effort to help overwhelmed children's hospitals, two government sources said Saturday.
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