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Father intentionally drove car into lake, killing his children: Timmins police

A father in a northern Ontario city intentionally drove a car carrying his two children into a lake, killing everyone in the vehicle, police said Thursday as the man's family tried to explain what may have prompted his actions.
Ontario puts additional $2.2B toward COVID-19 fund, preparing for effects of variants

Ontario puts additional $2.2B toward COVID-19 fund, preparing for effects of variants

TORONTO — Ontario is putting $2.2 billion more toward COVID-19 spending, bracing for the impacts of the Delta variant as the province sees a rising number of cases, largely in unvaccinated people.

More Ontario universities make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory on campus

More universities in Ontario are making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for those who will be on campus this fall. Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., the University of Guelph, and Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ont.

Toronto police officers cleared of wrongdoing after shooting man in crisis

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog has cleared two Toronto police officers of wrongdoing after they shot a man in a mental health crisis.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation elects Derek Fox as new grand chief

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represents 49 First Nations in northern Ontario, has elected a new grand chief.
Ontario isolation, school dismissal rules now depend on vaccination status

Ontario isolation, school dismissal rules now depend on vaccination status

Isolation rules for Ontarians considered close contacts of someone who has COVID-19 now vary depending on vaccination status, including in schools, where cases are expected to pop up this fall.
Whale transferred to U.S. aquarium from Marineland dies, no plans to replace it

Whale transferred to U.S. aquarium from Marineland dies, no plans to replace it

An American aquarium says a beluga whale transferred to its facility from Marineland has died and there are no plans to find another to take its place.
Pastor fired after coming out as trans files lawsuit against Baptist church

Pastor fired after coming out as trans files lawsuit against Baptist church

An Ontario pastor who was fired from a Baptist church after coming out as transgender has filed a lawsuit for wrongful dismissal, alleging her termination was spurred by discrimination. Rev.

Environment Canada issues heat warning for most of southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for much of southern Ontario today. The weather agency says hot and humid conditions are expected today and Thursday.
Case of eastern Ontario doctor accused of murdering patient adjourned to September

Case of eastern Ontario doctor accused of murdering patient adjourned to September

L'ORIGNAL, Ont. — The case of an eastern Ontario doctor charged with murder has been adjourned until next month. Ontario Provincial Police have accused Dr.