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Quebec education minister nixes half-days for students returning to class in May

Quebec education minister nixes half-days for students returning to class in May

QUEBEC — Elementary schools will be open for full days when they begin welcoming students again in mid-May, Quebec's education minister said Thursday.
Doctors notice recent uptick in so-called COVID toes cases in children

Doctors notice recent uptick in so-called COVID toes cases in children

TORONTO — A Toronto doctor is suggesting that parents look at their children's feet to see if there are unusual lesions around the toes that could be a sign of possible COVID-19 infection. Dr.
Cottage communities eye summer season constrained by COVID-19 measures

Cottage communities eye summer season constrained by COVID-19 measures

TORONTO — A springtime trickle of Manitobans entering Ontario to visit their lakeside cottages alarmed Kenora Mayor Daniel Reynard a month ago.

Person living in Toronto encampment dies in fire, city says

TORONTO — A person who was living in an encampment in downtown Toronto has died in a fire. Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg says an investigation into the origin, cause and circumstances of the fire is underway.
Marco Muzzo more self-aware, unlikely to drive drunk again, parole board decides

Marco Muzzo more self-aware, unlikely to drive drunk again, parole board decides

A Toronto-area drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather was granted day parole this week because the board found he had become more self-aware in the years since the crash and was unlikely to reoffend.

Police watchdog investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Toronto

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog says it's investigating the death of a 30-year-old man during an interaction with Toronto police.

Ontario college 'optimistic' students will return to campus this fall

OAKVILLE, Ont. — As post-secondary institutions across the country wrap up a spring semester upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, one Ontario college said Thursday it is "optimistic" students will be able to return to campus for classes in the fall.
Legault says politics not overriding public health in plan to reopen province

Legault says politics not overriding public health in plan to reopen province

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault sought to reassure Quebecers on Thursday that the province isn't opening up too quickly, while also preparing them to expect a lot more COVID-19-related deaths in the coming days and weeks.

Opioid crisis worsens during pandemic as services for drug users scale back

TORONTO — Harm reduction workers battling Ontario's opioid crisis say COVID-19 is making the situation worse, as police and public health officials in Toronto report a spike in overdoses and related deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Anticipating N95 mask shortage, hospital turns to full-face snorkel masks

Anticipating N95 mask shortage, hospital turns to full-face snorkel masks

TORONTO — Limited supplies of N95 masks have one Toronto hospital considering modified full-face snorkel masks as an alternative.