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Nishnawbe Aski Nation elects Derek Fox as new grand chief

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represents 49 First Nations in northern Ontario, has elected a new grand chief.
Ontario isolation, school dismissal rules now depend on vaccination status

Ontario isolation, school dismissal rules now depend on vaccination status

Isolation rules for Ontarians considered close contacts of someone who has COVID-19 now vary depending on vaccination status, including in schools, where cases are expected to pop up this fall.
Whale transferred to U.S. aquarium from Marineland dies, no plans to replace it

Whale transferred to U.S. aquarium from Marineland dies, no plans to replace it

An American aquarium says a beluga whale transferred to its facility from Marineland has died and there are no plans to find another to take its place.
Pastor fired after coming out as trans files lawsuit against Baptist church

Pastor fired after coming out as trans files lawsuit against Baptist church

An Ontario pastor who was fired from a Baptist church after coming out as transgender has filed a lawsuit for wrongful dismissal, alleging her termination was spurred by discrimination. Rev.

Environment Canada issues heat warning for most of southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for much of southern Ontario today. The weather agency says hot and humid conditions are expected today and Thursday.
Case of eastern Ontario doctor accused of murdering patient adjourned to September

Case of eastern Ontario doctor accused of murdering patient adjourned to September

L'ORIGNAL, Ont. — The case of an eastern Ontario doctor charged with murder has been adjourned until next month. Ontario Provincial Police have accused Dr.

Ontario jail guards' actions led to death of inmate, chief pathologist concludes

A mentally ill man died in an Ontario jail because he was beaten and restrained by guards while clearly in crisis, the province's chief forensic pathologist has found. In a report released Tuesday, Dr.
Ontario emphasizes watching COVID-19 hospitalizations over case counts

Ontario emphasizes watching COVID-19 hospitalizations over case counts

TORONTO — Ontario is facing growing calls to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for non-essential activities and health-care workers as infections rise, but the government is urging people to focus less on daily case counts and more on hospitalizations.
Prosecution seeks jail time for teen found guilty of sex assault at Toronto school

Prosecution seeks jail time for teen found guilty of sex assault at Toronto school

TORONTO — The prosecution is seeking a short sentence behind bars for a teen found guilty of sexually assaulting another student at an all-boys school in Toronto.

Ottawa man and his ex-lover found guilty of 1st-degree murder in killing of wife

An Ottawa man and his former lover have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the grisly slaying of his wife.