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A look at Ontario's long-term care homes and their residents amid COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario's nursing homes have seen a rash of COVID-19 cases and deaths. A look at the province's long-term care homes and their residents. All numbers are latest available as of 2 p.m.
Return to normal hinges on immunity, say those pushing for new COVID-19 blood tests

Return to normal hinges on immunity, say those pushing for new COVID-19 blood tests

TORONTO — The push to start measuring COVID-19 immunity is gaining steam, with several provinces hinting at plans to roll out blood tests that could pave the way for a return to some semblance of normal everyday life.
Quebec looks to doctors, military for help amid COVID-19 nursing home outbreaks

Quebec looks to doctors, military for help amid COVID-19 nursing home outbreaks

MONTREAL — Quebec expanded its push to fill staffing shortages at nursing homes ravaged by COVID-19 Thursday, taking the unusual step of calling on the military to join in the effort.

Child care advocates say providers need pandemic relief from government

TORONTO — The province must offer financial relief to child-care providers across Ontario to ensure none close as a result of COVID-19, a coalition of advocates said Thursday, warning many centres won't be able to pay their bills as the pandemic drag

Ontario allows auto insurance companies to provide rebates due to pandemic

TORONTO — Ontario has made a regulatory change that will more easily allow auto insurance companies to provide breaks to their customers because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario expands guidelines for priority COVID-19 testing

TORONTO — Ontario expanded its priority COVID-19 testing Thursday to include essential workers, residents and staff of homeless shelters and group homes, and people living with health-care workers.
Some TTC bus drivers refuse to work over COVID-19 safety concerns

Some TTC bus drivers refuse to work over COVID-19 safety concerns

TORONTO — The union representing Toronto's public transit workers wants them to be given protective gear, the lack of which prompted dozens of drivers to refuse to work recently.

OPP constable facing charges in London, Ont., crash that injured two people

LONDON, Ont. — A provincial police constable has been charged after his cruiser allegedly collided with a taxi in London, Ont., last summer and injured two people. Ontario's police watchdog says it has charged Const.

Some TTC bus drivers refuse shifts linked to COVID-19 safety concerns

TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission says 38 of its bus drivers have refused to work over safety concerns linked to COVID-19. TTC spokesman Stuart Green says in an email that 33 drivers initiated work refusals Wednesday evening.

Toronto man found not criminally responsible for murder in remote trial

TORONTO — In a virtual trial completed remotely, a 33-year-old Toronto man has been found not criminally responsible for killing his grandmother and trying to kill a health-care worker.