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Ford says Ontario close to child-care deal; province is last to strike an agreement

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province is "very, very close" to a child-care deal with the federal government.

Ontario launches new Crown agency for skilled trades services

Ontario has launched a new Crown agency for skilled trades services. Skilled Trades Ontario replaces the Ontario College of Trades and will be used to promote the trades and develop training standards.
University students struggling with impact of online classes as pandemic wears on

University students struggling with impact of online classes as pandemic wears on

TORONTO — Breanna Reid-Clarke has attended all her university classes over the last two years from her bedroom and it's taking a toll.
More than 330 Ontario schools report absences of 30 per cent or higher

More than 330 Ontario schools report absences of 30 per cent or higher

TORONTO — More than 300 Ontario schools reported staff and student absences of more than 30 per cent by the end of last week, after students returned for in-person learning following the latest pandemic-related shutdown.

Toronto police supt. accused of interfering with promotions appears before tribunal

TORONTO — A Toronto police superintendent accused of helping a handful of officers prepare for interviews for promotions despite her involvement in the process made her first appearance before a disciplinary tribunal Monday. Supt.

Staffing shortages hitting beleaguered home-care sector, organization says

An organization representing Ontario home-care providers says the same factors leading to staffing shortages throughout the workforce have left the already beleaguered sector in crisis.

Police search for suspects accused of assaulting man who wouldn't buy puppy

Toronto police are searching for two suspects they allege assaulted and robbed a man who decided not to purchase a puppy from them.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford holds meeting on rural, remote and northern housing issues

Ontario Premier Doug Ford met Sunday with leaders of rural, remote and northern communities to discuss their housing challenges as issues of rapid price growth and lack of supply are felt far beyond urban borders.

Ontario reports 604 in intensive care due to COVID19, 57 new deaths

TORONTO — Ontario says there are 3,797 patients in hospital with COVID-19 and 604 people in intensive care units due to critical illness related to the disease.

Pedestrian killed in suspected hit-and-run late Saturday in Toronto's west end

Toronto police say a pedestrian has been killed in an alleged hit-and-run late Saturday. They say the collision happened at Weston Road & Dee Avenue in the city's west end.