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Key staff may need to stay at work sites, Ontario power system operator says

Key staff may need to stay at work sites, Ontario power system operator says

TORONTO — A group of personnel key to keeping Ontario's electricity system functioning may end up locked down in their control centres due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the head of the province's power operator.

Ontario high school teachers to resume bargaining for first time since December

TORONTO — Ontario's high school teachers are set to bargain with the province Thursday for the first time since December. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation is the only one of the four major teachers' unions without a contract deal.

Toronto imposes mandatory quarantine for infected to help contain COVID-19

TORONTO — Canada's most populous city has imposed a mandatory home quarantine on residents infected with COVID-19, as officials move to "aggressively halt" the spread of the virus.
Almost a quarter of Quebec seniors' homes have at least one COVID-19 case

Almost a quarter of Quebec seniors' homes have at least one COVID-19 case

MONTREAL — Nearly a quarter of Quebec's seniors residences have at least one case of COVID-19, Premier Francois Legault said Wednesday.
Ontario, municipalities step up legal measures in fight against COVID-19

Ontario, municipalities step up legal measures in fight against COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario and its municipalities stepped up legal measures Wednesday to stop the spread of COVID-19, while expanding hospital capacity and increasing medical supply production, as Premier Doug Ford warned of a coming surge.
Police check vehicles coming from Ottawa to Gatineau as Quebec clamps down

Police check vehicles coming from Ottawa to Gatineau as Quebec clamps down

GATINEAU, Que. — Police in Quebec are limiting non-essential travel between Ottawa and Gatineau as the government moves to tighten access to additional regions of the province amid rising COVID-19 cases.

Bruce Power donates 600,000 pieces of protective equipment for health-care workers

An Ontario power provider is donating 600,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to the provincial government to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario reports 260 more COVID-19 cases; provincial total at 1,966

Ontario reports 260 more COVID-19 cases; provincial total at 1,966

TORONTO — Ontario reported 260 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, as the provincial government grappled with the spread of the virus in long-term care homes.

Ontario strikes deals with French-language, elementary teachers' unions

TORONTO — Ontario has reached tentative contract agreements with the unions representing the province's 12,000 French-language teachers and 83,000 elementary teachers.

Guards refuse to work in Ottawa jail over lack of COVID-19 screening protocols

Guards at an Ottawa jail refused to work Tuesday morning due to the lack of COVID-19 screening of those going inside the institution, the union representing its correctional workers said.