Ontario announces reforms to child care programs to improve accessibility

The Ford government announced regulatory amendments Friday to make child care programs more accessible and flexible for parents working erratic and unpredictable hours during the coronavirus pandemic.
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15,000 Quebec CEGEP teachers launch two-day strike
Job security and improved working conditions are among the key issues in the contract talks.
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Jared Leto on Joker’s return for ‘Justice League,’ ‘Morbius’ delays and Gucci
Jared Leto joined Global News to speak about his comic-book roles, 'House of Gucci' and the Audi Innovation Series.
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Gatineau police think suspected sexual predator had other victims
Police allege the suspect met the victims through Héberge-Ados de Gatineau, a non-profit organization.
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Suncor Energy and Atco working together on potential hydrogen project
Suncor Energy and Atco are working together on a potential hydrogen project near Fort Saskatchewan that would help reduce the province's carbon dioxide emissions.
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Overnight fire forces dozens of Montreal families from their homes
The fire began at around 10 p.m. Monday in a building located on Queen Mary Road, near the intersection of Roslyn Street in Montreal west.
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No charges laid following fatal pedestrian collision in St. Thomas
According to police, the driver turned left on an advanced green light when the vehicle collided with the 73-year-old woman who was already on the crosswalk.
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Westbrook breaks Robertson’s NBA triple double record
Oscar Robertson's NBA record of 181 triple-doubles had stood since 1974 and was once thought to be untouchable — until Russell Westbrook surpassing it became inevitable.
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Strikes to affect Quebec CEGEPs starting Tuesday
CEGEP teachers are staging the strikes to highlight what they see as a lack of progress at the negotiating table over the past year.
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Gas price concerns increase as U.S. pipeline outage enters 5th day
The Colonial Pipeline said it was working to “substantially” resume operations by the end of this week after a cyberattack forced it to cease operations on Friday.
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Fire in Côte-des-Neiges apartment block leaves at least 30 homeless
Some tenants received assistance from the Canadian Red Cross.
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From a $699,000 loft condo in Leslieville to a $5.28-million custom house in Toronto’s South Hill neighbourhood, these homes are having online Open Houses
GTA homes for sale: See what’s out there, and for how much
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Inside the dream home: Huge, century-old trusses inspire the design of a $5-million house in the Ganaraska Forest
Owners create ‘a love-worn, lived-in feel’ in their Peterborough-area custom residence with postcard views of 46 acres of woodlands
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COVID-19 vaccinations could start for U.S. kids aged 12-15 this week
U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12 and said they could begin receiving shots as soon as Thursday.
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WICS solidarity fund raises record $1.4 million during pandemic
West Island Solidarity Fund received 3,000 donations from 600 new donors and 41 partners during pandemic.
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About Last Night: La vie est BEL as new line helps Habs clinch
Jake Evans, Artturi Lehkonen and Paul Byron teamed up for all three Hab goals.
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Post-vaccination, I have enormous gratitude for getting me one day closer to hugging my mama
I love living in a country where, despite depending entirely on imports, we’re on track with rollout. There’s been confusion, hiccups and hurdles. Of course there has. But for all the system’s faults, at the end of the day jabs are getting into arms.
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Matt Elliott: It’s time for Toronto think about whether the island airport should fly post-pandemic
The city’s lease of the lands for the island airport expires in 2033. Maybe it shouldn’t be renewed.
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Today’s coronavirus news: People with at-risk conditions eligible to book for COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario today; Vaccine confidence in Canada holds steady despite, poll finds
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has classified the coronavirus mutation that has appeared in India as a “variant of concern.”
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5 things to know for Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Canada has now administered at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 47.5 per cent of the country's eligible population.
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80% of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for travel: poll
A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
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‘We have done as much as we can’: How the pandemic is affecting Black entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia
"We have done as much as we can as a family and as a business to really keep our business alive and keep pushing forward."
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Landmark study shows gene therapy a successful treatment for some with 'bubble boy syndrome'
A new landmark study examining treatment for a severe genetic immunodeficiency disease, known colloquially as 'bubble boy syndrome,' has found that gene therapy may provide a solution.
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Feds to offer $740M relief package for airports amid COVID-19 restrictions 
The federal government is launching a basket of programs to bolster airports with hundreds of millions of dollars in funding first announced back in November.
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Ontarians with at-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
Another group of people who cannot work from home including grocery store, restaurant and transportation workers will also be eligible to book a shot.
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Developer seeks 'social acceptability' for Chinatown project
The Chinatown Working Group has refused to meeting with a developer hoping to redevelop the most historic block of Chinatown
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Montreal weather: A repeat of yesterday, but cooler
A quick look at the day's forecast along with a reader's #ThisMtl picture and a daily quotation.
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Montreal buys low, taxes high, land owners say — as developers get offers
The city is willing to pay $213 per square metre to build social housing on nearby lots in Pointe-aux-Trembles.
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Hanes: Vaccine proof is coming later this week, but what will it be needed for?
Are we ready to make divulging our health status a routine thing in our lives?
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Nawaz: When the seeds won't grow, just go with what you know
It's not as simple as sticking them in some dirt and waiting.
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Pattie Lovett-Reid: When it comes to hobbies and side hustles, the CRA is watching
How and where you make money is shifting, and CRA has been paying close attention to what are referred to as 'platform economies,' CTV News' Chief Financial Commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid writes in her column on CTVNews.ca.
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Other woman’s Facebook post is a picture of my spouse. What’s going on? Ask Ellie
Also, Ellie’s readers stand up for a letter writer burdened by a thoughtless sister.
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Large, $2M Riverdale family home is a walk to the Danforth: Home of the week
Renovated three-storey, semi-detached residence includes a separate apartment, 5+1 bedrooms, four bathrooms and three parking spots
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How funny is Seth Rogen’s new book? “I was kicked out of my own apartment for laughing too much”
In “Yearbook” Rogen regales with tales from his Vancouver teen years, Hollywood — he’s self-effacing and barkingly funny, says our reviewer
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The other lobbyists: It’s not just big players who pitch city hall — it’s those with big ideas
Baby lounges and pedal-powered pubs are just two unique concepts among the thousands lobbying city hall in 2021.
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