Ontario COVID-19 news: province reports 2 more deaths, hospitalizations continue to fall

Ontario COVID-19 news: province reports 2 more deaths, hospitalizations continue to fall

Ontario reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, as the number of patients hospitalized for or with COVID-19 continued to decline. The Ministry of Health said both deaths occurred in the past 30 days. There have been 98 deaths reported in the past seven days and 481 reported in the past 30 days. The province … Read more

Ontario votes 2022: Mississauga wants transit over new highways

Ontario votes 2022: Mississauga wants transit over new highways

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie readily admits that her city was “built with a vision that land and gas is cheap,” a concept which for years meant “four-bedroom homes and large boulevards” to carry office workers to Toronto. But times are changing in Canada’s sixth largest city and Crombie says that Mississauga is now at a … Read more

Ontario Storm: Three dead, more than 350,000 without power

Ontario Storm: Three dead, more than 350,000 without power

Three people are dead and more than 350,000 are without power after an intense thunderstorm pummeled southern Ontario Saturday afternoon. The severe weather system left fallen trees and downed power lines in its path as emergency crews across the province were inundated with calls for help. Tragedy struck first in Brampton where police said a … Read more

Ontario parties pledge different approaches to clustering of cannabis shops

Ontario parties pledge different approaches to clustering of cannabis shops

Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:23PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:20PM EDT LONDON, Ont. – Ontario’s Liberals and New Democrats are pledging to revisit a model for licensing cannabis stores they … Read more

Toronto investigating first suspected case of monkeypox

Health officials in Toronto say they are investigating the first suspected case of monkeypox in the city. In a news release issued Saturday afternoon, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said the suspected infection was found in a male resident in his 40s. TPH said the patient had recent contact with an individual who travelled to Montreal … Read more

Ontario storm: Woman dies in Brampton, Ont.,

A woman in Brampton, Ont. is dead after a severe thunderstorm hit most of southern Ontario on Saturday afternoon. Peel Regional Police say a woman in her 70s was walking alone in the area of Belmont Drive and Birchbank Road, near Dixie Road, when she was struck by a falling tree. She was transported to … Read more

Toronto under severe thunderstorm warning with hail expected

Toronto is under a severe thunderstorm warning, with Environment Canada warning of gusting winds and potential hail on Saturday. The weather agency issued the alert for the Greater Toronto Area, as well as much of southern Ontario, in the early afternoon, saying that “conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms.” They warn that … Read more

Ontario COVID news: lowest test positivity rate since February

Ontario reported a drop in both COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU occupancy on Saturday, and the lowest test positivity rate since late February. Provincial labs processed just over 12,000 coronavirus tests yesterday, resulting in a positivity rate of 8.9 per cent, down from 10.7 per cent a week ago, according to the Ministry of Health. Today … Read more

Toronto police investigating home invasion, shooting

Two people have been injured after a home invasion and shooting in Toronto early Saturday morning. Officers responded to a shooting at a townhouse complex on David Dunlap Circle, in the Don Mills Road and Green Belt Drive area, shortly before 3 a.m. Police say a group of men forced their way into a home … Read more

Man critically injured in Scarborough fire

A man has critical injuries after a two-alarm fire at a garage in Scarborough Saturday morning. At around 5:05 a.m., emergency crews responded to a fire at a bungalow and a person on fire in the area of Homestead Road And Coronation Drive. The home’s garage was fully engulfed with flames, Toronto police said. A … Read more