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Cathy Fooks, Ontario's patient ombudsman, dies in accident

TORONTO — Ontario's patient ombudsman has died in an accident, the government agency has confirmed. Cathy Fooks assumed her role on July 13, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The office of the patient ombudsman announced her death on Thursday.
2019 CFL most outstanding player Brandon Banks re-signs with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

2019 CFL most outstanding player Brandon Banks re-signs with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed 2019 CFL most outstanding player Brandon Banks. The American wide receiver will return for his eighth season with the club in 2021.

Ontario hits record 3,328 new COVID-19 cases, 56 deaths

TORONTO — Residents of Ontario long-term care homes began receiving COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday as the province reported a record high of new cases.

Chatham-Kent officer reinstated following guilty plea to Police Services Act charges

Police in Chatham-Kent say an officer has been reinstated to the force following his guilty plea to charges under the Police Services Act.
Hammon's head coaching night caps memorable year for women in sport

Hammon's head coaching night caps memorable year for women in sport

TORONTO — There was no celebration when Becky Hammon took over as San Antonio Spurs head coach on Wednesday night. When Gregg Popovich was ejected in the second quarter, he simply pointed at Hammon and said "You got 'em.
Quebec passes 200,000 COVID-19 case mark after reporting a record 2,819 infections

Quebec passes 200,000 COVID-19 case mark after reporting a record 2,819 infections

MONTREAL — Quebec exceeded the 200,000 COVID-19 case mark today after officials reported a record 2,819 new infections.
Federal government approves NHL training camps, but provinces must make call on games

Federal government approves NHL training camps, but provinces must make call on games

OTTAWA — The federal government says it has issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to Canada for training camp under "national interest grounds.

London, Ont., hospital says COVID-19 outbreaks are over after 23 patient deaths

LONDON, Ont. — A London, Ont., hospital has declared itself free of COVID-19 outbreaks after 23 deaths and more than 150 infections. London Health Sciences Center says University Hospital is outbreak-free as of Dec. 30.
Quebec faces challenges in vaccine rollout but should still hit targets: expert

Quebec faces challenges in vaccine rollout but should still hit targets: expert

MONTREAL — Quebec's vaccine rollout is off to what may appear to be a slow start, but the province should still be able to meet its goal of vaccinating most citizens by the latter months of 2021, a supply-chain expert said Wednesday.
Ford says he knew of Phillips' trip 2 weeks ago, should have asked him to return then

Ford says he knew of Phillips' trip 2 weeks ago, should have asked him to return then

TORONTO — Ontario's premier acknowledged Wednesday that he made a mistake in allowing his finance minister to continue a vacation abroad over the holidays as experts warned the incident undermines the government's messaging regarding COVID-19 measure
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