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False-positive COVID-19 test results rare despite recent scares, experts say

False-positive COVID-19 test results rare despite recent scares, experts say

TORONTO — The spectre of headline-grabbing false-positive test results should not rattle the public's confidence in efforts to track COVID-19 in Canada, observers say.

Scores of cars congregate in Toronto before allegedly racing on highways

Toronto police are investigating after dozens of vehicles congregated in a parking lot before allegedly racing along nearby streets and highways. Const.

One man charged, another wanted in investigation into alleged kidnapping

PICKERING, Ont. — Police east of Toronto have charged one man and are searching for another accused of kidnapping victims, tying them up and forcing them to take money out of their bank accounts.
Provincial parks set to reopen, government will support child-care providers

Provincial parks set to reopen, government will support child-care providers

TORONTO — The Ontario government continued plans to ease the lockdown Saturday and announced provincial parks would reopen next week, as the education minister also announced financial supports to keep child-care providers afloat.

Ginoogaming First Nation mourns death of Chief Celia Echum

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Celia Echum, the chief of Ginoogaming First Nation northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont., has died. A news release from Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says Echum died suddenly Saturday morning.
Projections show COVID-19 deaths could soar if confinement lifted in Montreal

Projections show COVID-19 deaths could soar if confinement lifted in Montreal

MONTREAL — Quebec's public health institute says deaths could spike in the greater Montreal area if physical distancing measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 are lifted.
Snowbirds scrap Saturday flyover in southern Ontario due to weather

Snowbirds scrap Saturday flyover in southern Ontario due to weather

TORONTO — Poor visibility from winter-like weather has put a halt on the Snowbirds aerobatics team's plans to fly over southern Ontario today.
Quebec launches 'massive' testing operation in Montreal but misses target

Quebec launches 'massive' testing operation in Montreal but misses target

MONTREAL — Quebec announced a "massive" testing strategy Friday for Montreal, the epicentre of Canada's COVID-19 pandemic, but authorities admitted they missed their testing targets and don't yet have enough staff to rapidly trace the contacts of pos
Ontario wants to change PPE directive for long-term care workers, union says

Ontario wants to change PPE directive for long-term care workers, union says

TORONTO — Ontario is trying to "water down" guidelines that give health-care workers in long-term care homes access to N95 masks, the union representing them said Friday, while the health minister said the province is grappling with a limited supply
Montreal transit authority "strongly recommends" that passengers wear masks

Montreal transit authority "strongly recommends" that passengers wear masks

Montreal's transit authority is strongly recommending that passengers wear a mask when riding the bus or subway.