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TORONTO — A quarantine screening officer in Oakville, Ont., is facing charges of sexual assault and extortion. Regional police say the accused was trained by the Public Health Agency of Canada and worked for a private security company. Police allege the 27-year-old officer told a woman at a home she was in violation of a […]

Ontario has announced new details of its vaccine rollout for residents aged 60 and older. Here’s a look at the timeline issued by retired Gen. Rick Hiller, who is leading the province’s vaccine effort: Third week of March: Vaccinations start for those 80 and older.  April 15: Vaccinations start for those 75 and older. May […]

TORONTO — Variants of COVID-19 have now been found in five Toronto shelters and one homeless encampment in the city.  Toronto Public Health says nine people at four shelters, and four people from an encampment have screened positive for a COVID-19 variant.  Earlier this month, the health unit said a variant had been found at […]

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 806 new COVID-19 cases today and a sharp increase in the number of patients in intensive care.  Health officials say hospitalizations dropped by 25, to 655, but the number of intensive care patients jumped by 10, for a total of 130. Officials are also reporting 17 more deaths attributed to […]

TORONTO — The Tragically Hip will be toasted with this year’s humanitarian award at the 2021 Juno Awards. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says it selected the Kingston, Ont. rock band for its “timeless music and philanthropic pursuits” that affected generations of people around the world. Known to many Canadians as the […]

Several international travellers arriving at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport have refused to comply with a new rule requiring a three-day hotel quarantine, local police said Wednesday.  Peel Region police said that while most cases were resolved after conversations with officers, some people refused to follow the rules that took effect this week and were fined […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A new study will look at rapid COVID-19 tests at Toronto’s Pearson airport.  The Greater Toronto Airports Authority says the research will allow for widescale workplace testing. The tests should be available to all airport employees starting March 1 as well as to eligible departing travellers willing to volunteer. The study will […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit advance in late-morning trading helped by gains in the energy sector as the price of oil rose and the financial sector after better-than-expected results from Royal Bank and National Bank. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 112.19 points at 18,442.28. In New York, the Dow Jones […]

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 1,054 new cases of COVID-19 today and nine more deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 363 new cases in Toronto, 186 in Peel Region and 94 in York Region.  Ontario says that 1,291 cases were resolved since the last daily update. Today’s report is […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police say several people have refused to comply with new COVID-19 restrictions after arriving at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Peel Region police say most cases were resolved after conversations with officers but some people still refused to comply and were fined. The Quarantine Act says anyone arriving in Canada must stay in […]