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Respiratory illness, dropped masks, worker shortage, factors in kids' hospital waits

Respiratory illness, dropped masks, worker shortage, factors in kids' hospital waits

TORONTO — Ontario children's hospitals are reporting longer-than-usual wait times as providers see rising rates of respiratory illness amid dropped public health measures and ongoing worker shortages, and experts say the situation could worsen as col
Ontario vaccine portal experienced booking issue, but specifics in short supply

Ontario vaccine portal experienced booking issue, but specifics in short supply

TORONTO — An issue with Ontario's vaccine booking portal that hid some available appointments has now been resolved, the Ministry of Health said Thursday, but it is unclear when the problem started and how many users it might have affected.
Woman sexually assaulted by Jacob Hoggard says she was 'never the same' afterward

Woman sexually assaulted by Jacob Hoggard says she was 'never the same' afterward

TORONTO — A woman who was sexually assaulted by Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard in a Toronto hotel room nearly six years ago told an Ontario court Thursday the incident left her paralyzed with fear and despair for months, and will continue to haunt h
Ford tells education workers who voted in favour of strike 'don't force my hand'

Ford tells education workers who voted in favour of strike 'don't force my hand'

HAMILTON — Ontario Premier Doug Ford sent a message Thursday to education workers who voted in favour of a strike: "Don't force my hand.
Foot traffic steadily rising across Canadian cities, new data shows

Foot traffic steadily rising across Canadian cities, new data shows

TORONTO — As Canada moves out of the COVID-19 pandemic era, new data from commercial real estate firm Avison Young shows a steady increase in foot traffic across the country, as more people return to the office, shop in-store, head back to class, and
Lionel Gelber Prize for books on global affairs increases purse to $50K

Lionel Gelber Prize for books on global affairs increases purse to $50K

TORONTO — A Canadian award for books on global affairs has more than tripled its purse to $50,000.
Canadian Tire ends Hockey Canada partnership as fallout at organization grows

Canadian Tire ends Hockey Canada partnership as fallout at organization grows

TORONTO — Canadian Tire Corp. has ended its partnership with Hockey Canada as the fallout from the sporting organization's handling of alleged sexual assaults grows. The retailer joins a list of top-tier sponsors including Telus Corp.
Toronto-based company behind Immersive Van Gogh teams up with Disney on new project

Toronto-based company behind Immersive Van Gogh teams up with Disney on new project

TORONTO — The Toronto-based company behind the esthetic blockbuster known as Immersive Van Gogh is partnering with Disney to create an exhibit showcasing highlights of animated classics including "The Lion King" and "Frozen.
Toronto police ask public for help identifying suspect after fatal park stabbing

Toronto police ask public for help identifying suspect after fatal park stabbing

TORONTO — Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect after a fatal stabbing in a downtown Toronto park. Toronto police say a man was stabbed at the Allan Gardens botanical garden just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Toronto police ask public for help identifying suspect after fatal park stabbing

Toronto police ask public for help identifying suspect after fatal park stabbing

TORONTO — Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect after a fatal stabbing in a downtown Toronto park. Toronto police say a man was stabbed at the Allan Gardens botanical garden just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.