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Technical experts called in to find source of gas leak suspected in Wheatley blast

Technical experts called in to find source of gas leak suspected in Wheatley blast

Technical experts will be heading to a small community in southwestern Ontario to find the source of a recurring gas leak suspected of causing an explosion last week, officials said Wednesday.
Ontario to require proof of vaccination in high-risk settings starting Sept. 22

Ontario to require proof of vaccination in high-risk settings starting Sept. 22

TORONTO — Ontario residents will soon need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter some public settings considered high-risk, including restaurants, theatres, gyms and other venues.

What will Ontario's vaccine certification program look like?

Ontario says its COVID-19 vaccination certificate program will come into effect Sept. 22.
Optometrists withdraw OHIP-covered services Wednesday after breakdown in govt talks

Optometrists withdraw OHIP-covered services Wednesday after breakdown in govt talks

Ontario optometrists were to withdraw provincially insured eye services starting Wednesday, after a breakdown in talks with the provincial government over reimbursement of costs.
Ottawa students face uncertainty over fall sports as other boards mull safety

Ottawa students face uncertainty over fall sports as other boards mull safety

Oliver Waddington was looking forward to resuming cross-country running at school this month after the pandemic put athletics on hold for the last year and a half.

Ontario College of Teachers to launch mandatory training on preventing sexual abuse

TORONTO — Ontario teachers will soon have to complete training on preventing sexual abuse. The Ontario College of Teachers says the online course will launch on Jan. 1, 2022.

Ontario has 656 new cases of COVID-19, 13 more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 656 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today and 13 deaths linked to the virus. The Ministry of Health says six of the deaths happened more than two months ago and were updated based on data cleaning.
Windsor, Toronto hospitals opening COVID-19 clinics for children amid surge in cases

Windsor, Toronto hospitals opening COVID-19 clinics for children amid surge in cases

Two Ontario hospitals are opening COVID-19 clinics specifically for children this week in an effort to deal with rising infections that are expected to surge further as students return to school.
Vaccine hesitancy highest in Alberta, racialized groups at rollout's start: survey

Vaccine hesitancy highest in Alberta, racialized groups at rollout's start: survey

TORONTO — A national survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians planned to get vaccinated against COVID-19 when the country's rollout began, but intentions were lower among certain demographics, including residents of Alberta and racialized commu
Ontario optometrists to withdraw provincially covered services Wednesday

Ontario optometrists to withdraw provincially covered services Wednesday

Optometrists in Ontario are poised to withdraw services covered by provincial health insurance starting Wednesday after a breakdown in talks with the government over reimbursement for procedure costs. Dr.