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Ontario to release order, timeframe for population groups to get COVID-19 shots


Ontario will lay out the order and timeframe in which specific population groups will be immunized against COVID-19, possibly within the next few weeks.

Dr. Dirk Huyer, a member of the province's COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force, says the group is working to determine the sequencing “over the next number of weeks,” after which it should be publicly released.

Ontarians should celebrate holidays with own household only: government


TORONTO - Ontario residents should celebrate the upcoming winter holidays only with the people they live with, regardless of the COVID-19 situation in their region, the provincial government said Wednesday.

The province issued its initial guidance for the holiday period, saying it knows Ontarians are already making plans.

Police searching for man who escaped psychiatric hospital

Toronto police are trying to track down a man they say escaped from a psychiatric hospital this morning.

Police say Tesfaye Asefa was last seen just after 10 a.m. today in downtown Toronto.

They say Asefa has been held at a psychiatric facility since he was found not criminally responsible for two counts of sexual assault in 2011.

Man who sexually abused girls sentenced to 3.5 years

An Ontario man who sexually abused his young daughter and a teenage family friend has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after a judge found he showed a lack of insight into his actions.

The man, identified only as J.S., pleaded guilty to one count of sexual touching in connection with his daughter and one of sexual assault related to the friend.