Explosions and ever-rising fireballs lit up the night sky Tuesday on a busy highway north of Toronto, the intense heat melting cars, killing motorists and leaving in its hellish centre the remains of two fuel trucks and at least four transport trucks.
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The super-agency that oversees health- care spending for much of Southwestern Ontario so far is refusing to answer questions about why it suddenly parted ways with its executive director or if he was given a payout at taxpayers’ expense.
In the town where registered nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer murdered seven residents under her care at a long- term care home, a provincial commission launched a public inquiry Wednesday that drew tears from the families of victims and warnings from insiders who say many more residents have been placed in harm’s way.
Four weeks into a strike by Cami workers, General Motors still hasn’t responded to a key union demand — a letter guaranteeing job security at the Ingersoll plant, a union official said.
It took the murder of eight elderly people to draw a spotlight to dangers lurking in Ontario nursing homes, but many more residents die each year from mundane neglect and abuse, a leading expert says.
The boss of London’s largest hospital has sacked his chief nurse to stop her from speaking out against changes that put patients across Ontario in harm’s way, the head of a powerful nursing association claims.
For the second time in three years, a court has fined the owner of a west London house who crammed so many tenants into the modest abode, nine bedrooms weren't enough -- mattresses were found in closets and in the furnace room.
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins says he won’t allow the maker of the world’s most costly drug to dictate who can use it and how much it will cost.
More than two London-region hospitals will mothball their operating rooms for key surgeries because of a lack of funding, a fact that escaped the notice of regulators whose oversight has now come under question.
London police are investigating claims that employees of a Jack Astor’s restaurant used a rooftop patio to dump vinegar and hot liquid on animal-rights activists who were protesting below.
A Londoner who kept the scourge of thalidomide out of the United States has died, leaving behind a legacy of achievement that made her a hero south of the border.
Sixteen-year-old Caroline Smith knows the surgery might kill her and cost her dad every cent he has.
One week into a strike by home-care co-ordinators, there’s no end in sight and both sides are accusing the other of being barriers to negotiations.
A strike by nurses who co-ordinate home care has pushed overcrowded Ontario hospitals into uncharted waters that could strand patients in wards and back up emergency rooms.
Patients in London have been subjected to some of the longest waits in Ontario for a hospital bed, but as bad as it’s been, labour strife threatens to make it worse beginning Friday.
Only one in 18 Ontarians won appeals last year against OHIP, dismal odds that are growing worse, figures obtained by QMI Agency suggest.
A new study of foster care in Canada led by a researcher at Western University reveals a shrinking number of foster care providers are available across the country to care for a growing number of children with increasingly complex disorders.
An aboriginal health centre has been backed by the Ontario government to extend and improve training to help doctors, nurses and other health professionals overcome systemic racism in getting care, leaders announced Friday.
A London-area Ontario PC candidate is feeling the heat after suggesting in a local debate that Leader Tim Hudak can't create one million jobs.
With a blackout lifted Wednesday, voters can expect a barrage of broadcast advertising by the Big Three parties in the Ontario election. QMI Agency’s Jonathan Sher reviewed the first TV salvos with four veteran political observers.