The number of COVID-19 cases in intensive care at Ontario hospitals will break the 200 bed threshold sometime in early December, severely hampering the healthcare system’s ability to follow through with all scheduled surgical procedures, new provincial modelling data suggests.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said Thursday that recent comments by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggesting Canadians may have to wait longer for any approved vaccines are “very concerning” and she called on Trudeau to ensure a timeline that would see Ontario get its first doses in early 2021.
Ontario reported 1,478 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Thursday along with 21 new deaths, as the overall positivity rate declined and hospitalizations reached their highest point so far in the second wave.
A forensic psychiatrist who interviewed Alek Minassian more than a dozen times says he does not believe the accused meets the criteria for a finding of not criminally responsible (NCR) as he was not suffering from psychosis before, during, or after the mass murder, a court heard Thursday.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce are expected to speak in Mississauga on Thursday, as officials prepare to release new modelling about the expected progression of coronavirus in the province.
The man who murdered six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 will be eligible to apply for parole in 25 years rather than 40, the province's highest court ruled Thursday as it declared the section of the Criminal Code allowing consecutive life sentences unconstitutional.
Every person in Toronto is at risk of acquiring COVID-19. That’s the stern warning from Toronto’s public health official on Wednesday after presenting a map that showed almost all of the neighbourhoods in the city meeting the criteria for the province’s red zone.
While much of Toronto has been shut down by a second COVID-19 lockdown, city officials have unveiled a list of activities that will be available for those itching to stretch their legs outdoors this winter.
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health and his associates “did not lead” the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in its early days and repeatedly ordered measures only when it was too late, the auditor general wrote in a scathing report.
Ontario's auditor general released a report on Wednesday that sharply criticized the province's COVID-19 response. Among other things, auditor general Bonnie Lysyk said that Ontario's measures were “slower and more reactive relative to most other provinces.”