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Ontario sending students home with five rapid COVID-19 antigen tests for winter break

Ontario is preparing to send a pack of five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests home with every school child in the province in time for winter break, in a massive effort to screen kids over the holidays and prevent infected kids from re-entering schools in January.

Can we just have a little air? Toronto apartment residents fight back after landlord screws balcony doors shut

Residents of a 35-storey apartment building in midtown Toronto say they’ll be able to breathe easier after management announced it will allow them to open their balcony doors — the only source of fresh air for many units — during a months-long renovation.

Toronto cop shared confidential information with son that was used to commit murder: disciplinary documents

A Toronto cop passed on information from a confidential police database to his son and in doing so contributed to the murder of a man in London last year, disciplinary documents provided to CTV News Toronto allege.

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Feds to announce approval of kids COVID-19 vaccine, easing of border measures Friday

The federal government is set to announce Friday that Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11, then later detail plans to ease some of the pandemic-related measures at the border.

Man who allegedly struck woman, forcefully stole purse in Greektown wanted by police

Toronto police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who they say struck a woman and stole her purse earlier this week in the city’s Greektown neighbourhood.

Morgan Rielly, Jack Campbell lead red-hot Maple Leafs over Rangers

Morgan Rielly scored twice as the red-hot Toronto Maple Leafs downed the New York Rangers 2-1 on Thursday to register their 10th victory in 11 games.

Toronto senior loses $7,500 in grandparent scam

A Toronto grandmother can’t believe she got scammed out of $7,500, but said she paid the criminals because she thought her grandson was in jail and needed help.

Scarborough Islamic school closed after 13 cases of COVID-19 identified

Students at an Islamic school in Scarborough will be temporarily dismissed from in-person classes and activities starting on Friday due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

This century-old caboose is one of the cheapest listings in the Toronto area right now

A refurbished train caboose for sale in the Halton region could be one of the cheapest real estate listings in the Greater Toronto Area right now.

Post-mortem confirms second body found near Kawartha Lakes is that of missing Whitby, Ont. grandmother

The second of two bodies found near Kawartha Lakes has been confirmed to be that of a Whitby, Ont. grandmother who police say was murdered along with her daughter last month.

Ontario high schools allowed to return to regular semesters in February

Ontario high schools will shift back to regular semesters no later than February, returning secondary students to a normal schedule for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.

Brampton man accused of filming women in washrooms faces dozens of new charges

Police say dozens of additional voyeurism charges have been laid against a 31-year-old Brampton man who is accused of filming unsuspecting women while they used washrooms at businesses in Peel Region and Toronto.

Ontario reports highest number of COVID-19 cases in nearly two months with 711 infections

Ontario is reporting the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly two months with more than 700 infections.

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Victim of the grandparent scam loses $7K

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Toronto s Pride Parade could be held in-person next year

For the first time in two years, Pride Toronto is gearing up for an in-person festival.

Ontario to allow symptomatic COVID-19 testing inside pharmacies, sources say

Ontario’s Ministry of Health is allowing pharmacies to conduct COVID-19 tests on symptomatic patients for the first time and tests could get underway as soon as this week.

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LIFE UNMASKED | Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant? Your top questions answered

In the season 2 premiere of Life Unmasked, the team speaks with a panel of experts who answer some of the most common questions related to pregnancy and COVID-19, as well as questions from our listeners.

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Ontario sending students home with five rapid COVID-19 antigen tests for winter break

Ontario is preparing to send a pack of five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests home with every school child in the province in time for winter break, in a massive effort to screen kids over the holidays and prevent infected kids from re-entering schools in January.

Ontario will phase out paper renewal notices for driver s licences, licence plate stickers and health cards

Paper renewal notices for driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, and health cards in Ontario will soon be a thing of the past.

Ontario delays launch of digital ID program until next year

The Ontario government has announced the launch of the digital ID program will be delayed until 2022 because they shifted their resources into creating an app for the province s proof of vaccination system.

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Toronto senior loses $7,500 in grandparent scam

A Toronto grandmother can’t believe she got scammed out of $7,500, but said she paid the criminals because she thought her grandson was in jail and needed help.

Ontario will phase out paper renewal notices for driver s licences, licence plate stickers and health cards

Paper renewal notices for driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, and health cards in Ontario will soon be a thing of the past.

Best possible news : Relief from annoying robocalls soon on the way

Canada’s telecommunications regulator is calling on telecom companies to do more to stop nuisance robocalls.

Ontario shoppers can get Aeroplan points for buying alcohol at LCBO

Ontario shoppers can now get Aeroplan points in exchange for purchasing alcohol at the LCBO.

Woman shocked to pay $17,000 in interest on used van due to low credit score

A Listowel, Ont. Woman said she was shocked she will have to pay more than $17,000 in borrowing costs for a used van because of her low credit score.

Is it better to rent or buy in Toronto? Financial expert breaks down the pros and cons

Despite Toronto s sky-high real estate prices, one financial expert says she still believes buying a house is a smarter decision than renting.

Two Ontario women speak out after losing more than $100,000 in cryptocurrency scams

Two Ontario women are speaking out and warning others about cryptocurrency scams after they lost more than $100,000.

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SPONSORED | The Salvation Army is giving hope, joy and love to the community’s most vulnerable this holiday season

While many Canadians will be celebrating the upcoming holidays with their loved ones, the past year has been especially challenging for those struggling with homelessness, hunger, mental health and unemployment. The Salvation Army’s 2021 iconic Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off on November 18th and runs until December 24th, with a goal of raising $12 million for those in need.

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This century-old caboose is one of the cheapest listings in the Toronto area right now

A refurbished train caboose for sale in the Halton region could be one of the cheapest real estate listings in the Greater Toronto Area right now.

Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District opens for first time since 2019 today

Toronto’s Distillery District Christmas market will return Thursday evening for the first time since 2019 with its annual tree lighting ceremony.

Could changing the namesake, not the name, solve Toronto s Dundas Street dilemma?

What should Toronto do with Dundas Street? It s a $6 million dollar decision the city is facing.

TTC implementing new service cuts along several routes starting next week

The TTC says it will be reducing service on several routes across the city starting next week, including on one of its subway lines, due to operator shortages caused by the transit agency’s mandatory vaccination policy.

Queen Street West business owners take issue with what they call disruptive construction

The banging and dust is one thing, but for local businesses on Queen Street West, TTC track replacement work is just another hit to their bottom line.

Ontario working to trap group of wild boars with potential to spread rapidly if not contained

The Ontario government is working to “trap and remove” a sounder of wild boars roaming east of Toronto that have the ability to “spread rapidly” if not contained.

2 California-based companies will develop new film, TV and digital media hub in Toronto

Two California-based companies have been selected by the city to develop and operate a new $250 million film, television and digital media hub along Toronto’s waterfront.

Record-breaking number of Ontarians chose to move out of the province

During the second quarter of 2021, Ontario saw more residents depart for other regions than it has in over 30 years.

Collision reporting to be made easier in downtown Toronto with new reporting centre, online app

Toronto police are hoping to make collision reporting in the downtown area easier with a new collision reporting centre on Hanna Avenue and the possibility of online reporting being floated.

CRIME & COURTS

Toronto man wanted on Canada-wide warrant believed to have fled to Jamaica: police

Berris Ford-Livingston is wanted for manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of Brampton resident Dwayne Watson.

Detective who solved York U rapist case reveals major mistake suspect made that led to him getting caught

The Toronto detective who cracked the case of York U rapist has revealed the major mistake the suspect made that eventually led to him being arrested.

Four Ontario men arrested after allegedly posting about court proceedings on high-profile Instagram accounts

Four men have been arrested after they allegedly posted recordings of Ontario court proceedings to high-profile Instagram accounts.

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DEVELOPING | Abbotsford, B.C., homes may need to be destroyed to construct dike, mayor says

The City of Abbotsford, B.C. says several homes may need to be destroyed to shore up a levee and prevent the Sumas Prairie from turning into a lake once again.

B.C. flooding latest: Four people reported missing after mudslides

The RCMP say they have received four missing person reports since a mudslide on a highway Monday in British Columbia.

Canada has thrown away at least one million COVID-19 vaccine doses: informal survey

An informal survey shows that at least one million doses of Canada s COVID-19 vaccine supply have gone to waste.

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Two-thirds of Toronto parents intend to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19

A new survey has found that about one-third of the parents of younger school-aged children in Toronto are unsure about whether they will get their little ones vaccinated against COVID-19, underscoring the work that the city still has left to do on the file.

Moderna asks Health Canada to approve COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Health Canada has received Moderna s submission for authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages six to 11. According to the federal agency, the pediatric vaccine submission came Tuesday and the review is being prioritized, alongside the ongoing review of the Pfizer vaccine for children.

Toronto gives 12-year-olds a grace period to play indoor sports before fully vaccinated

Toronto’s top doctor announced a change in proof of vaccination rules on Friday for 12-year-olds participating in indoor organized sports.

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TABLE TALK | One of Toronto’s most beloved pie shops started on the TTC

Back in the 1980s, some of Toronto’s most beloved pies were delivered on the TTC before the establishment found its forever home in Kensington Market.

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TABLE TALK | Burger Shack remains a staple for four decades by keeping it in the family

When the first Burger Shack opened in midtown Toronto 40-years ago, 10 franchises followed with their own respective owners. But that original location is the only one that still stands.

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TABLE TALK | How a record producer planted the seed of late night eats in Little Jamaica

Almost 40 years ago, Horace Rose was hungry one night. That initial inkling planted the seeds of late night eats in Toronto s Little Jamaica.

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Distillery District opens its winter village

The lighting of a 55-foot Christmas tree officially marked the opening the Distillery District s winter village.

No reservation needed for some winter activities

The City of Toronto is lifting its reservation requirement for select recreational activities, including indoor and outdoor rinks.

Bear freed after 28 days with its head stuck in a container

This bear was freed by Fla. wildlife officers after spending 28 days with its head stuck in a plastic container.

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Bear freed after 28 days with its head stuck in a container

Winter sports athletes gather in the Alps for stunning video

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WATCH: Watercraft used to rescue stranded cattle in B.C.

Residents in Abbotsford, B.C., used boats and personal watercraft to help some 50 cattle that were stranded on a flooded farm.

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Bird-watchers flock to catch a glimpse of this rare bird

Canadian scientists on world s most powerful telescope

Canadian scientists are thrilled with a new world-class telescope. CTV s John Vennavally-Rao reports.

Tugboat fails to remove runaway barge from Vancouver beach

Dramatic video shows a loose barge being carried by floodwaters into the Vancouver shoreline during Monday s storm.

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PART 1: Ontario long-term care company accused of leaving residents soiled in diapers will get millions for new beds

Inside Orchard Villa, the military observed cockroaches and flies, noting how the smell of rotting food wafted through the hallways outside patients’ rooms.

 

PART 2: Millions in taxpayer dollars earmarked for Ontario LTC company that allegedly left residents malnourished

PART 3: Ontario allocates beds to long-term care company accused of ignoring residents as they cried hours for help

Alessandra Lamanna says she believes that her 69-year-old mother would have been alive today if the Canadian Armed Forces entered Hawthorne Place Care Centre just a week earlier.

 

PART 4: Ontario company could get millions to rebuild nursing home where resident wasn't bathed for weeks before dying

PART 5: Ontario already had tools to penalize worst​ long-term care companies, including not-for profit with ongoing issues ​

“There's all kinds of stuff in the Act to hold the homes accountable, if that was really the agenda,” she said. “They could suspend licenses; they can suspend admissions, which gets them in the pocketbook.

 

Ontario looks to increase accountability in long-term care sector with harsher fines

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CTV National News for Nov. 18: Help arrives for B.C.

Canadian soldiers in B.C. help stranded flood victims and prepare to help fix damaged infrastructure; North America s three leaders meet in Washington, D.C.

Watch the latest coverage and updates on B.C. floods

Merritt, B.C. water undrinkable after sewage floods in river

Residents of Merritt, B.C., return to see first-hand the devastation left by massive flooding. CTV s Omar Sachedina reports.

Search continues after fatality confirmed on B.C. highway

B.C. highway swept away due to intense rain while taking several cars with it, causing one confirmed death. CTV’s Bill Fortier reports.

Tennis star missing after alleging assault by politician

Tennis star Peng Shuai goes missing after alleging sexual assault by a former high-ranking politician. CTV s Genevieve Beauchemin reports.

Thousands of farm animals trapped by the floods in B.C.

Thousands of farm animals are trapped by the deluge in B.C. CTV’s Allison Hurst reports.

Belarus empties migrant camps, some migrants sent to Iraq

Belarus empties migrant camps at its border, with some moved to a warehouse and others put on a plane to Iraq. CTV s Paul Workman reports.

First Three Amigos summit in years begins at the White House

The Three Amigos has begun at the White House for the first time in five years. CTV’s Joyce Napier reports.

I thought I was gonna die : B.C. man stranded by flooding

Jordan Jongema tells the harrowing story of how he and his Bernese mountain dog Bowser were rescued from his flooded home in Yarrow, B.C.

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SPONSORED | Holiday trends with The GG Sisters

Laura and Josie Canone share tips to help with your holiday planning and spread some festive cheer.

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SPONSORED | Hosting for the holidays

Caleigh Alleyne wants to help make your holiday hosting experience as smooth as possible.

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SPONSORED | Protecting your heart for those with diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Cardiologist Dr. Shelley Zieroth and lifestyle expert Taylor Kaye discuss simple changes you can introduce to your daily routine.

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SPONSORED | The 4th Annual BDO Affordability Index

Rebecca Sudano of BDO Debt Solutions talks about the rising cost of living and the impact it is having on Canadians.

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SPONSORED | Pathways to Education providing resources for graduation

Quinn Bingham from Pathways to Education on breaking the cycle of poverty through education by helping youth graduate from high school.

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SPONSORED | Sky’s the Limit Youth Organization providing laptops for youth in need

Lara Tavares and Caroline McIntosh talk about connecting youth with educational tech tools while respecting the environment.

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SPONSORED | Dancing With Parkinson’s connecting those living with Parkinson’s

Sarah Robichaud from Dancing with Parkinson’s on the program helping those living with Parkinson’s as well as seniors to stay connected, engaged and moving.

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SPONSORED | Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creating a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities

Writer and director Meagan McAteer talks about partnering with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to tackle disability inclusion in film.

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Quebec doctors who provide care in English say they re concerned about new language legislation

Don t walk alone at night, Montreal principal tells students after fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy

They’re bloodsuckers : Montreal man says he lost nearly $400,000 in cryptocurrency scam

London

We need to turn the tap off : London police chief dissolves COR Unit

Snow squalls ramp up in Midwestern Ontario

MLHU ready to vaccinate thousands of kids against COVID-19

Northern Ontario

North Bay OPP investigates suspicious fire in Powassan

Sault Ste. Marie downtown merchants kick off Holiday shopping season

Greater Sudbury selling off some housing stock

Kitchener

Local families dealing with dyslexia calling for more support

We want answers : Family of Port Dover man, 70, shot by Toronto police speaking out

Waterloo Region sees spike in COVID-19 cases, 41 new infections in latest update

Ottawa

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NEW THIS MORNING | Do not wait to see if COVID-19 symptoms improve before seeking testing, Ottawa s top doctor says

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NEW THIS MORNING | What s happening in Ottawa this weekend: Nov. 19-21

Ottawa Public Health prepares to vaccinate 77,000 children against COVID-19

Windsor

Mayor proposes tax increase under 2% as inflation drives up operating costs

I had accidentally killed her : Accused man testifies during emotional testimony at Windsor murder trial

Multiple vehicle collision sends one to hospital

Barrie

Thousands arrive in Barrie for massive hockey tournament this weekend

Serious collision in Melancthon sends woman to trauma centre in critical condition

Snow squall warning in effect for parts of Simcoe County, Grey Bruce

Atlantic

Police lay charges in Dartmouth homicide; issue Canada-wide arrest warrant

Insufficient evidence in N.B. police conduct complaint in Chantel Moore shooting

N.B. imposes self-isolation requirements on households where someone has tested positive for COVID-19

Winnipeg

Manitoba industries grapple with transportation network severed by severe floods

Woody in the hood : Winnipeg woman shares her story of meeting Woody Harrelson

How Manitoba charities are helping out this pandemic holiday season

Calgary

Partial lunar eclipse that hasn’t been seen in nearly 600 years will be visible overnight

Pulled over: Hundreds of stranded truck drivers wait to get back on the road

Pond skater goes through thin ice outside Canmore

Edmonton

Edmonton-based soldiers deployed to B.C. are proud to help with flood recovery mission

Actually laughable : Loewen not buying Kenney s denial on UCP AGM controversy

Edmonton grocery stores limiting purchases due to BC flooding shipping problems

Vancouver

Should B.C. adopt a category rating system for atmospheric rivers?

B.C. flooding: Animal rescues continue on flood-stricken Sumas Prairie

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DEVELOPING | Abbotsford, B.C., homes may need to be destroyed to construct dike, mayor says

Canada

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DEVELOPING | Abbotsford, B.C., homes may need to be destroyed to construct dike, mayor says

Canada Post honours Indigenous icon Buffy Sainte-Marie with stamp

B.C. landslides: Focused travel restrictions expected in coming days, deputy premier says

120 soldiers to land in Abbotsford, B.C. by day s end: Anand

Explosion at Vancouver Island military base injures 10

N.Y. congressman: PCR tests to be phased out at Canadian border in three steps

World

Belarus empties migrant camps as G7 ministers condemn their treatment

Modi vows to repeal India farm laws after prolonged protests

Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones life

First-edition copy of U.S. Constitution sells for record US$43.2 million

Prince Charles cancels visit to aircraft carrier after British fighter crash

Spain faces its past in mass graves bill. Will it be enough?

Entertainment

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes announce breakup

Meghan surprises with visit to Ellen DeGeneres talk show

Slain rapper Young Dolph left a lasting legacy in Memphis

Health

Diabetes is a pandemic of unprecedented magnitude, and experts fear COVID-19 may make it worse

11-year-old girl diagnosed with gonorrhea after a visit to a hot spring: case report

AstraZeneca says its antibody cocktail helps prevent COVID-19 for at least 6 months

Politics

120 soldiers to land in Abbotsford, B.C. by day s end: Anand

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UPDATED | I don t know : Biden noncommittal on including Canadian vehicles in EV tax credit

Feds to announce approval of kids COVID-19 vaccine, easing of border measures Friday

Sci-Tech

Longest partial lunar eclipse in 6 centuries to occur Friday morning

Dyson delivers virtual reality in new twist to home shopping

Statue stolen by Mackenzie Art Gallery namesake returned to temple in India

Business

Consumers caught in middle as Amazon, Visa clash over fees

Global shares press higher after Wall St record

Reporter recalls pivotal story in Elizabeth Holmes stardom

Autos

GM aims to tackle chip shortage with new designs made in North America

Glitchy features dent electric SUV reliability, survey finds

Stellantis recalls heavy duty diesel Rams to fix fuel pumps

Lifestyle

French dictionary adds non-binary pronoun, sparking anger

Walking s sister activity may burn more calories

Le Chateau s return from bankruptcy includes online sales, stores within stores

Sports

China says not aware of tennis player Peng Shuai issue

Shohei Ohtani unanimous AL MVP; Bryce Harper wins NL honour

With Olympic berths on the line, intensity runs high at curling trials

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