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Canada's Ontario to remove most masking requirements on June 11

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario administration Wednesday notified that the remaining provincial masking requirements, including on public transit, will be lifted from June 11.

Canada: Ontario observes National Indigenous History Month

Toronto/IBNS: The month of June every year is observed as a National Indigenous History Month, a time for all Ontarians to recognize the rich and diverse histories and honour the current realities of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across the province and Canada.

Canada's Ontario Liberals promise to strengthen industrial standards, cheaper transit to cut carbon emissions

Toronto/IBNS: With a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the Ontario Liberals Tuesday promised a string of measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Canada: 'Bollywood Ki Dhun' promotes young South Asian talent in North America with music concert

Markham/IBNS: Organized by Team 'Bollywood Ki Dhun' in association with Arya Samaj Mandir and South Asians In Ontario, a live Bollywood music concert was held recently in Ontario's Markham.

Canada's Ontario reports spurt in hospitalisations due to COVID-19

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario recorded an increase in hospitalisation due to COVID-19 to 1,662 hospitalizations on Wednesday, the most reported during the sixth wave of the pandemic in the province.

Canada's Peel Region explores vacant home tax to create more affordable housing

Brampton/IBNS: Vacant Home Tax as a possible new way to address the affordability crisis including rising home prices and limited availability of homes for sale or rent is reportedly being explored by the Peel Region of Canada's Ontario.

Canada's Toronto Mayor John Tory tests positive for COVID-19, isolates at home

Toronto/IBNS: Toronto Mayor John Tory has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home, according to a statement from the mayor's office Thursday morning.

Canada: Toronto Public Health offers immunization program at local school clinics

Toronto/IBNS: Toronto school students have been offered additional opportunities by the Toronto Public Health (TPH) starting this week to initiate or catch up on their school immunization program vaccines at local school clinics.

Canada: Ontario sees over 100,000 new cases of COVID-19 daily

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada's Ontario has been seeing an estimated 100,000 to 120,000 new cases of COVID-19, Dr. Peter Jüni, the head of the province's scientific advisory table, said on Wednesday.

Canada's Ontario to raise minimum wage to $15.50 per hour from Oct 1

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario Progressive Conservative government is reportedly raising the general minimum wage to $15.50 from $15, from Oct 1, a hike of eight per cent over one year to help over 700, 000 workers combat rising costs and inflation, Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Ontario's tolls on Highways 412, 418 are officially gone for good: Doug Ford

Whitby/IBNS: Committed to helping keep costs down for families and businesses in Durham Region, the Ontario government has permanently removed the unfair tolls on Highways 412 and 418.

Toronto launches third COVID-19 vaccine dose to combat recent surge

Toronto/IBNS: Toronto's Mayor John Tory has announced the third dose vaccination drive against COVID-19 to facilitate the maximum possible people to get inoculated.

Ontario schools' new science curriculum 2022-23 to focus on critical life, job skills

Toronto/IBNS: As part of the Ontario government’s plan to align curriculum changes with the province’s economic needs with an emphasis on critical life and job skills, the province is introducing new science and technology curriculum for grades 1 to 8, with de-streaming the grade 9 science course for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. 

Ontario minister Christine Elliott, controversial legislator Randy Hillier to not seek re-election

Toronto/IBNS:  Ontario's Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, and controversial Member of Provincial Parliament Randy Hillier will not be seeking re-election in the provincial election in June.

Ontario to introduce legislation to raise minimum wage of gig workers to $15

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario government is proposing new legislation on Monday to raise the minimum wage of app-based gig workers or digital platform workers such as those who offer rides or deliver food and other items for companies like Uber, Lyft, Door Dash, and Instacart to $15 allowing them to keep their tips on top of that base pay.