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Ontario health units want provincial vax cert, say regional options limited

TORONTO — Faced with the province's refusal to implement a COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination system, local public health units in Ontario are considering regional vaccine certificates, though they acknowledge the measure would be less effective. Dr.
Several Ontario universities strengthening campus vaccination policies

Several Ontario universities strengthening campus vaccination policies

Several Ontario universities are strengthening their COVID-19 vaccine policies before classes begin next month following a recommendation from a group representing public health officers across the province.

Toronto District School Board to require staff get vaccinated against COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario's largest school board will require its staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19, going a step further than the province's current plan for education workers.

First Nations leaders ask for help with mental health crisis in remote community

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — First Nations leaders in Northern Ontario are calling on the federal and provincial governments to help a remote community in the midst of a mental-health crisis.

SIU probes death of man who sold counterfeit item to two police officers

TORONTO — The Special Investigations Unit is looking into the death of a man following an interaction he had in Brampton, Ont., earlier this year with two Toronto police officers.

Peel Regional Police arrest three in Brampton; searching for fourth suspect

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Three men have been charged and police are looking for a fourth in a human trafficking investigation involving a minor west of Toronto.
Hospital association in Ontario renews calls for vax as COVID admissions rise

Hospital association in Ontario renews calls for vax as COVID admissions rise

Broader vaccination is needed in Ontario to minimize the impact of the fourth wave as COVID-19 hospital admissions rise, the province's hospital association said Wednesday, warning that more pressure on the sector could exacerbate an existing treatme
Hamilton police requiring COVID-19 vaccines or regular testing for staff

Hamilton police requiring COVID-19 vaccines or regular testing for staff

The Hamilton police service said Wednesday that it will require its members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested for the virus before work. Members will need to provide proof of vaccination by Oct.
Peel Region exploring local options for vaccine certificate system

Peel Region exploring local options for vaccine certificate system

The top doctor in one of Ontario's COVID-19 hot spots said Wednesday that he's looking into what could be done locally to create a vaccine certificate program if the province doesn't implement one. Peel Region's Dr.

Burlington asks for help to rename park named after architect of residential schools

A southern Ontario city wants the help of local residents as it renames a park named after an architect of the residential school system. The City of Burlington has asked residents to send in suggestions for a new name for Ryerson Park.