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Ontario announces ventilation units for all classrooms without mechanical systems

Ontario announces ventilation units for all classrooms without mechanical systems

TORONTO — All classrooms in Ontario schools without mechanical ventilation systems will have a standalone HEPA unit upon students' return this fall, the education minister announced a day after his back-to-school plan was unveiled.
Court dismisses government's appeal of ruling that struck down student fee opt-out

Court dismisses government's appeal of ruling that struck down student fee opt-out

TORONTO — Ontario's highest court has dismissed an appeal from the government after a provincial directive making some post-secondary student fees optional was ruled to be unlawful.

More new wildfires expected in northwestern Ontario, total of 109 active

DRYDEN, Ont. — Provincial officials say they expect more wildfires to start burning in northwestern Ontario due to recent lightning and the intensity of existing fires during dry conditions.

Ontario to open temporary drive test centres to clear backlog caused by COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario is opening temporary road test centres to help address a testing backlog that built up due to pandemic lockdowns.
Extracurricular activities back, no masks outside in Ontario back-to-school plan

Extracurricular activities back, no masks outside in Ontario back-to-school plan

TORONTO — Ontario students returning to schools next month will be able to play on sports teams, use instruments in music class, go on field trips and ditch masks outdoors, even if distance can't be maintained.

Area north of Kingston, Ont., now protected land, conservancy group says

KINGSTON, Ont. — The Nature Conservancy of Canada says a stretch of forest and wetland about 40 kilometres north of Kingston, Ont. is now protected land. The organization says the 0.

Poor air quality due to wildfires burning in northwestern Ontario: Environment Canada

Environment Canada says smoke from growing wildfires in northwestern Ontario is leading to poor air quality in the region.

Driver charged after one killed, four hurt in two-vehicle crash near Elora, Ont.

ELORA, Ont. — A 24-year-old man has been charged in a crash near Elora, Ont., that killed a man and injured several others. Provincial police say the accused, who is from Kitchener, Ont., was driving one of two vehicles that collided on Sunday night.

Summer camp in Muskoka shuts amid COVID outbreak

ROSSEAU, Ont. — A summer camp in the Muskoka region has decided to shut down after COVID-19 cases were linked to an outbreak.

One person dead, another missing after swim in Niagara River

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Niagara Regional Police say a woman is dead and a man is missing after they went for a Sunday afternoon swim in the Niagara River.