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Ontario regions bring in stricter measures, booster bookings ramp up in Omicron race

Ontario regions bring in stricter measures, booster bookings ramp up in Omicron race

TORONTO — The fast-spreading Omicron variant prompted several Ontario regions to announce new public health measures Monday in a bid to control surging cases ahead of the holidays.
Former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman remembered as larger-than-life man, politician

Former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman remembered as larger-than-life man, politician

TORONTO — Former Toronto mayor and businessman Mel Lastman was remembered Monday as a larger-than-life man who loved his family, community and city.

Kingston, Ont., area issues new COVID-19 restrictions; limits gatherings to five

KINGSTON, Ont. — An eastern Ontario city is limiting gatherings to a maximum of five people in response to the spread of the Omicron variant. The medical officer of health for the Kingston, Ont.

Ontario college faculty give five days' notice of possible labour action

The union representing thousands of Ontario college faculty members says it has given notice of possible labour action that could start as early as this weekend.

More than 80,000 customers remain without power in windswept Ontario: Hydro One

TORONTO — More than 80,000 Ontarians remained without power Sunday, a day after violent winds blew through the southern part of the province.

Queen's University postpones remaining in-person exams due to COVID-19

An eastern Ontario university has postponed in-person exams due to rising COVID-19 case counts in the community.
Ontario needs new pandemic response strategy as Omicron makes inroads: experts

Ontario needs new pandemic response strategy as Omicron makes inroads: experts

TORONTO — With the Omicron variant poised to become Ontario's dominant COVID-19 strain, experts want the province to explain how it plans to shift its pandemic response if many people are infected much more quickly than in previous waves.

More than 200,000 without power as high winds blow through southern Ontario

More than 280,000 Ontarians lost power on Saturday evening due to high winds that wreaked havoc in the southern part of the province and triggered a widespread warning from Environment Canada.
Ottawa public health confirms Omicron community spread, Waterloo probes outbreak

Ottawa public health confirms Omicron community spread, Waterloo probes outbreak

Ottawa confirmed community spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant on Saturday as another public health unit investigated likely outbreaks of the strain and the province reported more than 1,600 new virus infections.

GO Transit website back online after precautionary outage over cyber threat

A southern Ontario transit agency brought its website back online Saturday afternoon following a 17-hour outage in response to a cyber threat. Metrolinx said the GO Transit website was back online and fully functional as of 1:15 p.m.