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Police shoot and kill knife-wielding woman in Burk's Falls, Ont., SIU says

BURK'S FALLS, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog says officers shot and killed a woman in Burk's Falls, Ont., on Thursday evening. The Special Investigations Unit says police were called about an unwanted person at a home at about 8:20 p.m.

Toronto interim police chief has term extended through to end of 2022

Toronto's interim chief of police is staying in his role until the end of next year. The Toronto Police Services Board says it has extended James Ramer's term.
Baa Baa Black Sheep is back: Ontario allowing singing, visitors in child care centres

Baa Baa Black Sheep is back: Ontario allowing singing, visitors in child care centres

TORONTO — Baa Baa Black Sheep is back in Ontario child-care centres as new provincial COVID-19 guidance for the sector allows the return of singing indoors, eases cleaning rules and lets visitors inside.
Horwath walks back comments opposing mandatory vaccinations for education workers

Horwath walks back comments opposing mandatory vaccinations for education workers

TORONTO — Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath reversed her position opposing mandatory vaccinations for education workers in the face of heavy criticism on Thursday.

Sixth First Nation in northwestern Ontario evacuating due to forest fires

TORONTO — Members of a sixth First Nation in northwestern Ontario are being evacuated due to the threat posed by wildfires.

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 large testing backlog that built up due to pandemic lockdowns.
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.
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.