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Enforcement ramps up in parts of Ontario

 

Officials in southern Ontario fined businesses, charged anti-maskers and busted at least one massive party over the weekend as the province recorded another 1,708 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The enforcement in York, Hamilton and Peel came after a week that saw record-setting viral case counts and the introduction of more stringent public health measures in some regions.

Campus papers lose money due to tuition changes

TORONTO—Recent government-mandated changes to tuition fees in Ontario have resulted in some campus newspapers losing a significant portion of their funding.

The “Student Choice Initiative"—announced by the Progressive Conservative government in January—allows post-secondary students to opt out of services deemed "non-essential,” including campus newspapers and unions.

Ontario to regulate autism therapists

TORONTO—Ontario plans to regulate the clinicians who provide applied behaviour analysis, a form of therapy often used to support people with autism, Social Services Minister Todd Smith said Tuesday.

Smith said the government was acting on “clear direction” from experts and the families of autistic children, and would be launching consultations on the issue in the fall.