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Watchdog investigating death of man shot by police in Temiskaming Shores, Ont.

TEMISKAMING SHORES, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who was shot multiple times by two officers in Temiskaming Shores, Ont.
Quebec premier doesn't rule out schools, daycares reopening ahead of May 4

Quebec premier doesn't rule out schools, daycares reopening ahead of May 4

MONTREAL — The Quebec government isn't ruling out a return to school and daycare for the province's youth before the summer.

Ontario to shift testing focus to vulnerable groups, raise daily capacity to 16k

TORONTO — Ontario will quadruple its COVID-19 testing capacity over the next month while shifting focus to those most vulnerable, officials announced Friday as a group home for disabled adults reported an outbreak led all but four caregivers to walk
Snow crab fishing delayed in Gulf of St. Lawrence due to COVID-19 concerns

Snow crab fishing delayed in Gulf of St. Lawrence due to COVID-19 concerns

The federal government has delayed snow crab fishing season in the Gulf of St. Lawrence due to concerns over spreading COVID-19.
Ontario jail guards battle with province over use of protective gear in COVID-19 crisis

Ontario jail guards battle with province over use of protective gear in COVID-19 crisis

The union representing correctional officers in Ontario says some of its members have refused to work after they were not allowed to wear protective gear amid the spread of COVID-19 in provincial jails.

Panel recommends light-rail or bus rapid transit for Hamilton

TORONTO — A panel created to recommend how Hamilton should spend a billion dollars on transit says the city needs a project like its recently cancelled light-rail line.
Quebec preparing plan to reopen economy, as infection rate stabilizes

Quebec preparing plan to reopen economy, as infection rate stabilizes

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Thursday health risks for younger people returning to work are limited considering almost all Quebecers who have died of COVID-19 are over the age of 60.
Ontario chief medical officer issues new COVID-19 testing guidelines

Ontario chief medical officer issues new COVID-19 testing guidelines

TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor has issued new COVID-19 testing guidelines aimed at front-line health workers and long-term care residents — though they stop short of a call by the premier to test all of those people. Dr.

Finance minister calls for auto insurance breaks during COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips said Thursday he wants to see insurance companies giving drivers breaks on their premiums that reflect the "devastating impact" of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Six Nations reports first COVID-19 death on southwestern Ontario reserve

SIX NATIONS RESERVE, Ont. — A First Nation in southwestern Ontario says one of its members has died of COVID-19. Six Nations of the Grand River's elected chief, Mark Hill, says the community is grieving the death.