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Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

A winter storm of rare proportions blanketed much of southern Ontario with heavy snow Monday, causing widespread school closures and travel disruptions, at one point shutting down two major highways.
Snow hampers return to in-person classes in several Ontario school boards

Snow hampers return to in-person classes in several Ontario school boards

TORONTO — A winter storm delayed the return to in-person school across many Ontario school boards Monday, with some deciding to hold classes online in place of a snow day, to the disappointment of families and educators.

Ontario reports 3,595 hospitalized with COVID-19, 579 in intensive care

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 3,595 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 579 in intensive care units.
Ontario LTCs uneasy about approaching booster mandate deadline amid Omicron wave

Ontario LTCs uneasy about approaching booster mandate deadline amid Omicron wave

TORONTO — Most Ontario long-term care workers have just under two weeks to get their third COVID-19 vaccine doses, but union and industry groups say more time is needed to meet the government’s target as staff infections reach record levelsand worker

Children killed in house fire in Sandy Lake First Nation identified

SANDY LAKE, Ont. — The chief of Sandy Lake First Nation says the eldest of three children killed in a house fire Thursday night turned nine that day.

Ontario reports 3,957 hospitalized with COVID-19, 42 new deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 3,957 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 558 in intensive care units. The new COVID-19 hospitalization numbers represent an increase from the 3,814 patients in hospital yesterday, and a rise of 31 in ICU.
High-profile cabinet minister Rod Phillips to resign seat, won't seek re-election

High-profile cabinet minister Rod Phillips to resign seat, won't seek re-election

High-profile Ontario cabinet minister Rod Phillips announced Friday that he is resigning at the end of next month and won't be seeking re-election.
Health unit revokes order pausing arrival of temporary foreign workers over COVID-19

Health unit revokes order pausing arrival of temporary foreign workers over COVID-19

WINDSOR, Ont. — Health officials in the Windsor, Ont., region have revoked an order that halted the arrival of temporary foreign workers for several weeks due to concerns about COVID-19 outbreaks in the agricultural sector.
School boards warn of potential last-minute class cancellations during COVID surge

School boards warn of potential last-minute class cancellations during COVID surge

Several Ontario school boards are warning parents that classes could be cancelled with little notice when in-person learning resumes Monday, saying they're bracing for Omicron-related staffing shortages that have been plaguing other industries for we

A recent history of fatal fires on First Nations

Three children died in a home that caught fire in Sandy Lake First Nation in northwestern Ontario on Thursday night.