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One man dead, two in critical condition after violent kidnapping in Hamilton area

HAMILTON — One man is dead and two are in life-threatening condition after a violent kidnapping in the Hamilton area, police said Thursday. Hamilton police said a family residence in Mount Hope, Ont., was broken into before 3 a.m.

Ontario reports 864 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, three deaths

Ontario reported 864 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths from the virus on Thursday. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 655 of the infected people are not vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status.
Western University students plan walkout Friday after sex assault allegations

Western University students plan walkout Friday after sex assault allegations

Students at Western University plan to walk out of classes on Friday to protest a "culture of misogyny" on campus and what they call a failure by the school to address it, an organizer said Wednesday.
TDSB staff must be vaccinated by November or face possible termination

TDSB staff must be vaccinated by November or face possible termination

TORONTO — Teachers and staff with the Toronto District School Board who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1 could lose their jobs as the board becomes the latest employer to take a hard line on immunization rules.

'I could not believe what happened,' cop who shot fellow officer tells court

A Niagara police officer who shot a fellow cop during an altercation nearly three years ago told his colleague's assault trial that he found their interaction so implausible he feared nobody would believe what happened. Det.-Sgt.
Ontario didn't spend money from COVID-19 response program in first quarter: watchdog

Ontario didn't spend money from COVID-19 response program in first quarter: watchdog

TORONTO — Ontario did not spend any funds from a new $2.7-billion COVID-19 response program in the first quarter, the province's fiscal watchdog found, prompting critics to question why the government didn't use the money during the third wave.

Toronto begins "Days of Vaxtion" program of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics

TORONTO — The City of Toronto and its health partners are launching a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Mayor John Tory says the so-called "Days of Vaxtion" will start on Thursday.

GO Train service to extend to London with stops in Stratford, St. Marys

LONDON, Ont. — The Ontario government says it will expand its GO Train service to London. The new weekday service will also connect customers to Stratford and St. Marys. GO Train trips between London and Union Station in Toronto will begin Oct. 18.
'Serious and disturbing': Police investigate allegations of sex assault at Western

'Serious and disturbing': Police investigate allegations of sex assault at Western

Officers are going door to door at a Western University student residence as they investigate allegations of mass drugging and sexual assaults during the school's orientation week, the police chief in London, Ont., said Tuesday.
Businesses won't validate medical exemptions in Ontario vaccine certificate system

Businesses won't validate medical exemptions in Ontario vaccine certificate system

TORONTO — Ontario businesses enforcing the province's COVID-19 vaccine certificate system won't have to verify medical exemptions, the government said Tuesday, acknowledging the system was vulnerable to fraud.