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TORONTO — A group representing more than 1,400 Ontario pediatricians is warning of “an imminent crisis” in rolling out the flu shot this season. An online petition by members of the Ontario Medical Association says there’s already “unprecedented strong interest amongst parents for the influenza vaccine.” At the same time, they say it will be […]

TORONTO — Under pressure to further respond to escalating rates of COVID-19 in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford said he will unveil his government’s plan to deal with a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. During his daily pandemic media briefing on Monday, Ford defended the delay in releasing the much-anticipated plan, stressing that […]

BRAMPTON, Ont. — A printing company has been fined tens of thousands of dollars after one of its workers was seriously injured at a plant in Brampton, Ont. The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development says Imprimeries Transcontinental pleaded guilty today to breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with the August 2018 incident. It […]

An officer with the London, Ont., police force will be spending 12 months behind bars for the role he played in the death of an Indigenous woman. Const. Nicholas Doering was found guilty last year of failing to provide the necessaries of life and criminal negligence causing the 2016 death of Debra Chrisjohn. In handing […]

MONTREAL — Religious leaders in Quebec are denouncing new restrictions on the number of congregants allowed inside houses of worship as officials clamp down amid a spike in new COVID-19 cases Quebec on Sunday tightened public health directives for indoor public and private gatherings, saying a maximum of 50 people can now attend indoor religious […]

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the price of new homes jumped half a per cent in August, the biggest one-month increase since May 2017. Analysts from Statistics Canada say the rising prices stem from both more demand from homebuyers, and higher building costs. The monthly housing price index says that homebuilders could tack on $5,000 […]

NIPIGON, Ont. — Police say they have arrested two of four suspects after a man was abducted and assaulted with a gun in the town of Nipigon, Ont., last week. Investigators say the man escaped his captors and got help from a witness who contacted authorities. Ontario Provincial Police say the victim was transported to a hospital to […]

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada is getting a new president as the country heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped Iain Stewart, currently head of the National Research Council of Canada, to take over the role. Last week, the federal public health agency’s president, […]

TORONTO — Bob Nevin, a fan favourite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. Nevin died early Monday, according to the NHL. No cause of death was given. Nevin, from South Porcupine, Ont., came to the […]

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says there was some evidence of overvaluation in Canada’s housing market this spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Crown corporation says in cities such as Victoria, Moncton and Halifax, there was a widening gap between the selling price of houses and the price economists would expect, based […]