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Judge upholds Ontario rules limiting third-party election ad spending

TORONTO — An Ontario judge has upheld the province's restrictions on third-party election advertising, ruling the measures do not infringe on voters' right to meaningfully participate in the election process.

First Nation expands search for source of outbreak, confirms 12 cases of infection

A First Nation in northern Ontario has expanded its search for the source of a lung infection that has killed two people and sickened at least 12 others, the First Nation’s chief said Wednesday.

Toronto's top doc taking leave of absence, deputy medical officer to fill the role

Toronto's top doctor says she's taking a brief leave of absence to undergo surgery to remove precancerous cells. Dr. Eileen de Villa, who has become a familiar figure in the city since the pandemic hit, shared the news in a written statement Tuesday.

Omicron variant detected in COVID-19 cluster in southwestern Ontario

LONDON, Ont. — The Omicron variant has been detected in a large cluster of COVID-19 cases in southwestern Ontario.
Ontario could see 3,000 cases, nearly 400 in ICU in Jan even without variant: experts

Ontario could see 3,000 cases, nearly 400 in ICU in Jan even without variant: experts

TORONTO — Ontario's pandemic advisers predict the province's hospitals may be strained by mid-January, with close to 400 COVID-19 patients in intensive care and possibly 3,000 new infections reported daily, even without accounting for the new Omicron

Ontario will extend paid sick days program until July

Ontario's temporary paid sick leave program is being extended until next summer. The government announced Tuesday that program, which had been due to expire at the end of this month, will remain in place until July 31.
Pandemic expert group to issue recommendations on COVID-19 rapid tests in Ontario

Pandemic expert group to issue recommendations on COVID-19 rapid tests in Ontario

TORONTO — Science experts advising Ontario on the pandemic are set to release new recommendations on rapid testing, with one of the group's leaders saying it makes sense to use the tests more often. Dr.

Ottawa man charged in ransomware attacks, cyber-related offences

Police say a 31-year-old man from Ottawa is facing multiple charges in ransomware attacks affecting businesses, government agencies and individuals throughout Canada, as well as cyber-related offences in the United States.

Eight charges laid in deadly building collapse in London, Ont.

Two businesses and an individual are facing workplace safety charges in a deadly building collapse in London, Ont., that took place nearly a year ago.

At least one person dead after early morning house fire in Toronto

TORONTO — At least one person has died and another is missing after an early-morning house fire in Toronto. Firefighters were called to a three-storey home around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.