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'Hopefully this is the last time': Ontario businesses reopen with cautious optimism

'Hopefully this is the last time': Ontario businesses reopen with cautious optimism

TORONTO — Ontario restaurants, gyms and theatres welcomed patrons back as restrictions from the latest pandemic shutdown eased on Monday, with customers happy to return and businesses anxious but hopeful about recouping losses.

Inquest into 2009 scaffolding collapse that left four men dead begins

An inquest into a scaffolding collapse that killed four men in Toronto more than a decade ago began on Monday, with the presiding coroner saying it would examine the circumstances of the deaths and what could be done to prevent similar tragedies.
Ontario COVID-19 hospitalizations decline for fourth straight day to 3,019

Ontario COVID-19 hospitalizations decline for fourth straight day to 3,019

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 3,019 patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 today. That's down 420 from the day before, though not all health-care facilities share data on weekends..
Some urge vaccine certificates to require three doses as Ontario set for reopening

Some urge vaccine certificates to require three doses as Ontario set for reopening

TORONTO — Restaurants, gyms, cinemas and many other businesses in Ontario are set to open their doors once again on Monday to fully vaccinated patrons, but with COVID-19 levels likely just past a peak, some question if "fully vaccinated" should be re
Ontario reports 3,439 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 597 ICU cases

Ontario reports 3,439 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 597 ICU cases

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 3,439 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the province today, including 597 in intensive care. That's a decrease of 96 hospitalizations from Friday, and 10 fewer ICU cases.
Ford says Ontario needs to 'learn to live with' virus ahead of reopening Monday

Ford says Ontario needs to 'learn to live with' virus ahead of reopening Monday

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province needs to "learn to live with" COVID-19. Ford made the comments in an interview that aired Friday on a local Peterborough, Ont., radio station, a day after the province's top doctor made similar remarks.

Woman, 76, charged with negligence in crash that left eight-year-old girl dead

LONDON, Ont. — A 76-year-old woman is facing criminal charges after a crash that left an eight-year-old girl dead and sent several other people to hospital in London, Ont., late last year.

Ontario reports over 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 this month; top doc points to Delta

TORONTO — Ontario has reported the deaths of more than 1,000 people due to COVID-19 so far this month, a grim figure the province's top doctor largely attributes to the previous, more virulent strain of the virus, though he admits the data is murky.

Toronto Zoo welcomes litter of cheetah cubs, says 3 of them appear to be doing well

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo says one of its cheetahs has given birth to a litter of cubs. The zoo says Emarah, a 4 1/2-year-old cheetah and first-time mother, gave birth early Monday morning after a 92-day pregnancy.
Rapid test or medical note OK for COVID workplace claims during Omicron: WSIB

Rapid test or medical note OK for COVID workplace claims during Omicron: WSIB

Ontarians who suspect they caught COVID-19 at work can make claims with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board even without a positive result from a PCR test now that the gold-standard assessment tool is no longer available to most residents.