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Virtual walk-in clinics may contribute more strain to health-care system: OMA

Virtual walk-in clinics may contribute more strain to health-care system: OMA

Virtual-care clinics may be adding pressure to the overwhelmed health-care system, the Ontario Medical Association said Thursday, even as some patients and doctors say they are vital alternatives to an otherwise necessary visit to an emergency room.

Ontario man charged in FBI investigation into alleged ISIS financial support

An Ontario man has been charged after an FBI investigation uncovered an alleged scheme to use online campaigns disguised as humanitarian efforts to raise money for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The U.S.
Ontario won't make staycation tax credit permanent despite calls from industry

Ontario won't make staycation tax credit permanent despite calls from industry

TORONTO — Ontario's tourism minister says the province won't be extending the staycation tax credit for another year, despite the hard-hit industry recommending the move as a way to help it recover from the pandemic.
Ontario to open bivalent COVID-19 vaccine bookings for kids 5 to 11 on Dec. 21

Ontario to open bivalent COVID-19 vaccine bookings for kids 5 to 11 on Dec. 21

TORONTO — The Ontario government is expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine to children aged five to 11. The province says kids in that age group will be eligible for a bivalent dose starting Dec. 21.
Toronto city council approves plan to allow for greater density in residential areas

Toronto city council approves plan to allow for greater density in residential areas

Toronto city council has approved a sweeping housing plan that will significantly transform zoning bylaws in an effort to address the affordability crisis.
Flu vaccination rates not high enough, doctors say, as pediatric hospitals fill up

Flu vaccination rates not high enough, doctors say, as pediatric hospitals fill up

TORONTO — Despite the ongoing crush of sick children straining Canadian hospitals — many of them suffering from the flu — not enough people are getting vaccinated against the virus, doctors say.
Freezing rain warnings issued for parts of southern Ontario

Freezing rain warnings issued for parts of southern Ontario

Much of southern Ontario is under snowfall or freezing rain warnings from Environment Canada as a low pressure system travelling from the U.S. is expected to bring hazardous conditions.

Correctional officer charged in alleged sexual assault of inmate at women's prison

KITCHENER, Ont. — Police say a correctional officer has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted an inmate at a women's prison in Ontario. The Waterloo Regional Police Service says the 43-year-old Cambridge, Ont.
'High-risk' businesses in Ontario must have opioid antidote kits and training by June

'High-risk' businesses in Ontario must have opioid antidote kits and training by June

TORONTO — Some "high-risk" businesses in Ontario must have opioid antidotes on site and the training to use it by June, the province announced Wednesday.
Pap test results delayed in Ontario; pandemic backlog, staffing shortages blamed

Pap test results delayed in Ontario; pandemic backlog, staffing shortages blamed

TORONTO — As an endometrial cancer survivor, Linda Luyt gets quite anxious waiting for the results of her annual Pap test to show she is still free of the disease.