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Some of Canada's worst tornadoes over the years

A tornado that touched down in Barrie, Ont., on Thursday has injured several people and caused what police described as "catastrophic" damage. According to Environment Canada, Canada gets more tornadoes than any other country except the U.S.

Several people injured, 'catastrophic' damage after tornado hits Barrie

BARRIE — Multiple people were injured Thursday in a tornado that caused "catastrophic" damage in Barrie, Ont., police said, as first responders worked to assess the scope of the destruction.

Ford defends removing language on racism from math curriculum introduction

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford is defending the removal of language on racism and colonialism from the introduction to his government's new math curriculum, saying those issues should be addressed in other classes.

Police charge Toronto man in two alleged anti-Semitic incidents

Toronto police have charged a man in two separate incidents last week that allegedly involved anti-Semitic slurs. They say officers responded to reports of assaults on Tuesday and Saturday morning that involved the same 32-year-old man.

Fire deaths 10 times more likely for residents of Ontario First Nations: report

Systemic problems tied to the legacy of colonialism have left residents of First Nations in Ontario 10 times more likely to die in fires than people who live in the rest of the province, a government report has found.
Ontario government, boards, unions not tracking data on school staff vaccination

Ontario government, boards, unions not tracking data on school staff vaccination

TORONTO — The plan to reopen schools in Ontario for in-person learning is based on the expectation that most of the students and staff will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September.

Toronto-area cocaine ring dismantled, 22 facing 139 charges, police say

Police say they have dismantled a drug ring in the Toronto area that was allegedly importing cocaine from Colombia and the Caribbean, some of which was hidden in textiles as it was smuggled into the country.

Suspicious death near Fenelon Falls now deemed murder; suspect arrested and charged

A suspect has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 65-year-old whose body was found in a lake east of Toronto over the weekend.

Teen killed, four hurt in boat crash on Lake Rosseau; police say one still missing

MUSKOKA, Ont. — Provincial police say a 13-year-old from Toronto was killed in a boat collision on Lake Rosseau that also injured several people, one of them critically. OPP say one person, a 51-year-old woman from Oakville, Ont.

Police investigating after southwestern Ontario mosque vandalized, robbed

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — A Muslim association says a mosque in southwestern Ontario has been severely vandalized in what it calls an act of hate.