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Kids' COVID-19 vaccine approval, easing of border measures to be announced today

More military deployments amid flooding state of emergency

As rescue and relief efforts ramp up in areas hardest hit by flooding and mudslides, the B.C. government is expected to provide more information today about the state of emergency it has declared.

Ontario to send rapid antigen tests home with all 2.2 million school children 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.

Toronto cop shared confidential information with son that was then used to commit murder, disciplinary documents allege

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.

Safety concerns, confusion mark rollout of symptomatic COVID-19 testing program for Ontario pharmacies

Ontario is moving forward with a plan to conduct symptomatic COVID-19 tests inside neighbourhood pharmacies, as Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy workers continue to express doubts about safety and other pharmacy chains refuse to participate or sit on the fence.

Suspect sought after woman hit by unknown object, her purse stolen in Greektown

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.

Feds to announce approval of COVID-19 vaccine for kids on 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.

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.

Ontarians urged to do a 'risk assessment' before travelling to U.S. amid easing of border rules

The province’s top public health official says that Ontarians need to do their own “risk assessment” when it comes to travelling to the United States given the lower vaccination rates and higher case counts south of the border.

Family of 70-year-old man shot by Toronto police near Port Dover: ‘We want answers’

Family and friends of 70-year-old Rodger Kotanko who was shot by Toronto police near Port Dover earlier this month are demanding answers to why he was killed.

Essential access only on some B.C. highways but major infrastructure to be rebuilt

Limited access is slowly being restored to some British Columbia highways, but a state of emergency declared after widespread flooding in the southern region means the province may impose an order to prevent passage except for essential travel and commercial vehicles.

Trudeau calls Three Amigos summit 'extremely effective,' but Biden unmoved on EVs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to claim a moral victory Thursday after his day at the White House did little to defuse an escalating continental dispute over President Joe Biden's plans to encourage Americans to buy more electric vehicles.

Conservative senators defy O'Toole on expulsion of senator who challenged leadership

Sen. Denise Batters may no longer be welcome in the Conservatives' national caucus but she's still a member of the party's Senate caucus.

Ontario to ditch 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.

Ont. reports more than 700 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day total since late Sept.

Ontario is reporting more than 700 new COVID-19 infections today, the highest daily case count recorded in the province in nearly two months.

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.

Police confirm 2nd body found near Kawartha Lakes is that of missing Whitby 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.

Supreme Court of Canada to examine timing of roadside breath tests

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a case that hinges on the time police took to arrange a breath test for a Quebec man.

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.

Three men charged after kidnapping, robbery in Toronto

Three men have been charged in connection with a kidnapping and robbery in Toronto two months ago.

Female pedestrian dead after being struck by cement truck in Toronto

A woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood on Thursday morning.

Police release image of vehicle wanted in deadly drive-by in Scarborough

Toronto police have released an image of a vehicle wanted in connection with a deadly drive-by shooting in Scarborough’s Golfdale Gardens neighbourhood earlier this week.

Canadian Medical Association urges federal government to protect health-care workers

The Canadian Medical Association is asking the federal government to fulfil its promise to support health-care employees amid continuing online harassment of physicians and other workers.

Vaccination of school-aged children can start within days of Health Canada approval: Tory

Mayor John Tory says that the vaccination of younger school-aged children in Toronto will be able to get underway within “a few days” of Health Canada approval, something that is now expected imminently.

City's 2022 winter rec program includes expanded list of activities as capacity limits lifted

Winter in Toronto is shaping up to be a lot "more fun" this year, with the return of previously cancelled outdoor activities and the easing of capacity limits at outdoor skating rinks, Mayor John Tory says.

Male pedestrian struck and killed on Hwy. 401 in Whitby

A man is dead after being struck by a truck on Highway 401 in Whitby overnight.



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Month-over-month homes sales see biggest increase since July 2020: CREA

Ontario proposes housing affordability task force amid high prices and sales CREA reports September home sales post first month-over-month increase since March

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