Noushin Ziafati

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Kenora, Ont., residents told to watch for possible flooding amid rising water levels

Residents in Kenora, Ont., were told to watch for the possibility of more flooding on Monday as water levels were projected to rise in the northwestern Ontario city that issued an evacuation order for certain areas last week.

Former Toronto pastor loses 2nd appeal in 2011 drowning of pregnant wife

A former Toronto pastor has lost an appeal against his conviction for manslaughter in the drowning death of his pregnant wife.

Hospitals across Ontario grapple with virus-related absences amid 6th COVID-19 wave

As Ontario hospitals grapple with staffing pressures from the latest wave of COVID-19 cases, the provincial Opposition voiced concerns Wednesday that surgeries could again be cancelled, though health-care officials stressed that the current situation is manageable.

'They lived a good life': Family of 5 killed in Brampton, Ont., fire remembered

Ali-O'Dea, 29, her husband Nazir Ali, 28, and their children — seven-year-old Layla Rose Ali-O'Dea, eight-year-old Jayden Prince Ali-O'Dea, and 10-year-old Alia Marilyn Ali-O'Dea — died early Monday morning after a fire tore through their Brampton, Ont., home. A funeral was held for the Ali-O'Dea family Saturday morning at Jame Masjid in Mississauga, Ont.

'It's a scar': Mosque in Mississauga looks to beef up security after attack

Members of a mosque in Mississauga, Ont., are still coming to grips with what happened after a man wielding an axe and bear spray attacked congregants during an early-morning prayer, a volunteer at the mosque who witnessed the incident said Sunday.

For Canadians with long COVID-19, recovery remains a heavy burden

Two years after the pandemic hit, Canadians with long COVID say they often feel frustrated as they grapple with the long-term effects of the virus. Experts, meanwhile, say Canada lacks a centralized system of data collection that could help study and treat the condition.

Historic ski jump bronze medal has families back in Canada jumping with joy

Rod Strate cried tears of joy in the early hours of Monday morning as he watched his daughter make history at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

'I feel forgotten': Patients in Ontario wait for surgeries postponed due to COVID-19

The backlog of health-care services has grown "quite substantially" during the pandemic, but backlogs and wait-lists have been an issue for decades, says one Toronto doctor.

Some parents say students in Ontario received ill-fitting masks upon return to schools

Some parents in Ontario are raising concerns about the three-ply cloth masks their children received from schools this week, saying the masks are too big and not protective enough against the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Toronto students head back to class after snowstorm, COVID-19 remote learning

Ontario's largest school board welcomed students back to in-person classes on Wednesday, with the exception of six schools where students and staff had to pivot to remote learning due to snow removal issues.

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