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Police apologize after 911 call where white woman reports black man in a park

Ottawa police are apologizing for their role in what they call "an unfortunate incident" in which a white woman called 911 on a black man in a city park.

Two dead after car hits pedestrian in parking garage, drives off second floor

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Police north of Toronto say two people are dead after a car hit a pedestrian in a parking garage and then drove off the building's second floor. Investigators say the incident happened Thursday afternoon at around 1:15 p.m.

Toronto police officer accused of submitting false will, receiving $800,000

Toronto police allege one of their officers received a more than $800,000 payout after submitting a fraudulent will. Police say Const.

Amber Alert issued for missing Quebec girls, 6 and 11, and their 44-year-old father

LEVIS, Que. — Quebec provincial police have issued an Amber Alert to locate two young girls and their 44-year-old father who police believe were in a car crash Wednesday night and left the scene on foot. Police issued the alert at around 3 p.m.

Ontario effort to scrap streaming begins with math courses in 2021: Lecce

TORONTO — Ontario's effort to scrap an educational practice that has historically discriminated against students from marginalized communities will get underway next fall, the province's education minister said Thursday.

Eight forest fires are burning in the northeast region of Ontario

DRYDEN, Ont. — As a heat wave grips much of Ontario, dozens of forest fires are burning across the province's north.
Quebec bans bars from selling alcohol past midnight to limit COVID-19 spread

Quebec bans bars from selling alcohol past midnight to limit COVID-19 spread

MONTREAL — Bars across Quebec will have to operate at half-capacity and close earlier than usual starting Friday, the province has announced as it seeks to prevent potential COVID-19 outbreaks.
Ontario prefers in-class return for students, but health officials must approve

Ontario prefers in-class return for students, but health officials must approve

TORONTO — Millions of Ontario students could return to schools this September if it's safe to do so, Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Thursday, acknowledging that shrinking COVID-19 case counts might make the resumption of in-class learning poss
Torontonians demand changes on first day of police reform meeting

Torontonians demand changes on first day of police reform meeting

Toronto must find a new way to deal with people in mental health crisis and root out racism within its police force, concerned citizens said Thursday at a virtual town hall about police reform.

Toronto authorities cracking down on illegal beach parties, restricting parking

TORONTO — Authorities are enacting stricter parking rules at Toronto beaches after a number of nighttime parties were busted over the weekend. The city says that parking at three popular beaches will be restricted after 7 p.m.