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Ontario adding ICU beds, hiring nursing students to deal with surge in COVID-19 cases

Ontario adding ICU beds, hiring nursing students to deal with surge in COVID-19 cases

TORONTO — Ontario said Monday it would add hundreds of critical care beds this week, free up pediatric units for adult patients and hire nursing students to help deal with an influx of COVID-19 cases that is pushing the health-care system to the brin

Laurentian University cuts over 60 academic programs due to insolvency issues

SUDBURY, Ont. — Laurentian University says it has cut over 60 academic programs as the publicly funded institution struggles with insolvency. A statement from the school on Monday says 58 undergraduate programs will be closed.
Ontario schools will move to online learning next week after spring break

Ontario schools will move to online learning next week after spring break

TORONTO — Ontario schools will move indefinitely to online learning when classes resume next week after spring break, the province announced Monday, citing soaring rates of COVID-19.
Quebec opposition party to seek paid break for workers getting COVID-19 vaccine

Quebec opposition party to seek paid break for workers getting COVID-19 vaccine

MONTREAL — A Quebec opposition party is calling on workers to be granted a four-hour paid break to be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Canada Post worker in Toronto has died from COVID-19

A Canada Post worker at a Toronto mail processing plant has died as a result of COVID-19, the organization and the union representing its employees say.

Man who pushed stranger in front of subway sentenced to life, no parole for 14 years

TORONTO — A Toronto man who pushed a stranger in front of a moving subway train nearly three years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years.

Police charge 73-year-old supply teacher with sexual assault in Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Police say they have charged a 73-year-old supply teacher in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., after an alleged sexual assault. Investigators say the accused was working as a supply teacher at Notre Dame du Sault school on Feb. 12.

Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., start using body cameras; in-car cameras to come

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police officers in Thunder Bay, Ont., are wearing body cameras starting today. The force says the devices will eventually be worn by all front-line officers and those in the traffic unit.
Ontario man believed to be 1st Canadian with COVID-destroyed lungs gets transplant

Ontario man believed to be 1st Canadian with COVID-destroyed lungs gets transplant

TORONTO — Timothy Sauve was brushing his teeth one morning in December when he was hit by a dizzy spell that knocked him off his feet. The 61-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., didn't expect that to be the first sign of a COVID-19 infection.
Hundreds defy Montreal's 8 p.m. curfew, breaking windows in city's tourist area

Hundreds defy Montreal's 8 p.m. curfew, breaking windows in city's tourist area

MONTREAL — Hundreds of people gathered in Old Montréal tonight in defiance of a new 8 p.m. curfew. The curfew had been at 9:30 p.m. but Quebec's premier advanced it as a preventive measure because COVID-19 cases had risen sharply over the past week.