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One pedestrian dead after crash involving City of Toronto vehicle

Toronto police say a woman has died after being hit by a city pickup truck that lost control and mounted a curb on Wednesday morning. Det. Brett Moore of the Traffic Services Division says the woman was out for a walk at about 10 a.m.

Ontario to monitor inflammatory illness in children with COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario's Health Minister says the province is going to better monitor children after reports of a rare inflammatory illness in kids diagnosed with COVID-19.

Toronto woman charged with mischief after allegedly spitting on bank machine

Toronto police say they've arrested a woman for allegedly spitting, coughing and wiping her saliva on a bank machine. Police say the incident happened just after 5:30 a.m. on April 30 when the woman first entered the bank.

Ontario's nurses say COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for sweeping reforms

TORONTO — Ontario's health-care system must shift its focus away from hospitals and towards strong community care for everyone if it hopes to stave off future crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization representing the province's nurses said
Legault urges mask-wearing but stops short of mandatory use in public transit

Legault urges mask-wearing but stops short of mandatory use in public transit

MONTREAL — Quebecers were urged by the government Tuesday to wear masks when out in public — not to protect themselves, but to protect others.
Dr. Horatio Arruda apologizes for dancing in viral video with Quebec artist

Dr. Horatio Arruda apologizes for dancing in viral video with Quebec artist

MONTREAL — Quebec's director of public health apologized Tuesday for participating in a viral music video that some viewers found to be in poor taste. Dr.
Some health-care workers excluded from pandemic pay increase: union

Some health-care workers excluded from pandemic pay increase: union

TORONTO — Thousands of hospital staff in Ontario are not eligible for the province's pandemic pay premium, the union that represents them said Tuesday as the government left open the possibility of expanding the program.
Details of reopening framework's first stage coming Thursday, Ford says

Details of reopening framework's first stage coming Thursday, Ford says

TORONTO — Details on the first stage of Ontario's reopening plan will be coming this week, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday, as the province extended its state of emergency to June 2.
Ontario expected to extend state of emergency to June 2

Ontario expected to extend state of emergency to June 2

TORONTO — Ontario is expected to extend its COVID-19 state of emergency to the beginning of June, as retail stores were allowed to partly reopen and the top doctor suggested more restrictions could be loosened soon.
'We are one people': Quebec premier says Montrealers should not be isolated

'We are one people': Quebec premier says Montrealers should not be isolated

MONTREAL — Premier Francois Legault is trying to keep his province united as data increasingly indicates the COVID-19 pandemic is under control across Quebec — except for in the greater Montreal area, the epicentre of the disease outbreak in Canada.