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Man sentenced to life in prison in killing of wife, mother-in-law: police

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police say a Brampton, Ont., man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of his wife and mother-in-law.

Flu shot now available for Ontarians at high risk; next month for everyone

TORONTO — Health Minister Christine Elliott says most Ontarians can get their flu shots next month, but people at higher risk can get them now. She announced Tuesday that the province has purchased 7.6 million flu vaccine doses for $89 million.

SIU clears police officer in death of man swept over Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog has cleared a Niagara Parks Police Service officer of criminal wrongdoing in the death of a man who went over the Niagara Falls waterfall in June.

Ontario opposition leaders call on Ford to apologize for immigrant remark

TECUMSEH, Ont. — Ontario's opposition leaders are criticizing Premier Doug Ford for a comment he made about immigrants. Ford was in Tecumseh, Ont., near Windsor, Ont., on Monday to announce funding for the planning of a new hospital in the region.
Queen's taking action against students after misogynistic signs over party weekend

Queen's taking action against students after misogynistic signs over party weekend

A university in southeastern Ontario said Monday that it was taking action against those who displayed misogynistic signs at rowdy, unsanctioned student parties over the weekend.

Sudbury jail closed to manage COVID-19 outbreak, 145 inmates moved

TORONTO — A jail in Sudbury, Ont., has closed for at least two weeks to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak among inmates.

Man killed three family members after breakup, Crown says in closing

OSHAWA, Ont. — A 33-year-old man beat and killed a woman in a rage hours after they broke up and then killed two of her children, the prosecution at his trial said in closing submissions presented in an Oshawa, Ont., court Monday.

Ontario reports 373 new cases of COVID-19, two more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 373 new cases of COVID-19 today, and two more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 265 of those cases are in people who aren't fully vaccinated, or their vaccination status isn't known.
Ontario proposes legislation that would license temp agencies and recruiters

Ontario proposes legislation that would license temp agencies and recruiters

TORONTO — Ontario is set to introduce legislation that would require temp agencies and recruiters to be licensed.

2 Ontario doctors barred from issuing medical exemptions for COVID vax, masks, tests

Two Ontario doctors have been barred from issuing medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, masking requirements and testing. The province's medical regulator says the restrictions imposed on Dr. Mark Trozzi and Dr.