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York Region closes forests, 120 km of trails due to COVID-19

NEWMARKET, Ont. — The region of York says it is closing 21 tracts of forest in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tracts cover 2,300 hectares of land throughout the region north of Toronto.
Canadian Rangers in northern Quebec to help locals with COVID-19 fight

Canadian Rangers in northern Quebec to help locals with COVID-19 fight

MONTREAL — Canadian Forces personnel will be heading to the remote communities of northern Quebec to help the effort against COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Friday he was heeding a Quebec government request for military help.
Projections show between 3,000 and 15,000 could die from COVID-19 in Ontario

Projections show between 3,000 and 15,000 could die from COVID-19 in Ontario

TORONTO — The steps the Ontario government has taken so far to limit the spread of COVID-19 have likely saved tens of thousands of lives, public health officials said Friday as they called for still further action to limit the ravages of the global p
Ontario returns to table with last teachers' union as backdrop for talks changes

Ontario returns to table with last teachers' union as backdrop for talks changes

TORONTO — The Ontario government is attempting to close an ugly round of bargaining as it restarts talks with the only remaining teachers' union without a contract, and an expert says the COVID-19 pandemic may create a path to labour peace.
Crimes and policing change amid COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario forces say

Crimes and policing change amid COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario forces say

COVID-19 has changed both criminal behaviour and policing in Ontario. Some of the crime trends, such as a surge in domestic violence, have been predictable. Others, such as a significant rise in car thefts, have perplexed officers.

Quebec in the thick of fight for essential medical equipment to fight COVID-19

MONTREAL — Quebec's premier says his province is in the thick of a global battle to secure much-needed medical equipment to protect against COVID-19.

Accused killer mistakenly released from Ontario jail has been re-arrested: police

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say they have re-arrested an accused murderer who the province says was mistakenly released from a local jail.
Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling; Ford says numbers will be hard to hear

Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling; Ford says numbers will be hard to hear

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province will release data Friday showing how many Ontarians could die from COVID-19 in various scenarios.
Key staff may need to stay at work sites, Ontario power system operator says

Key staff may need to stay at work sites, Ontario power system operator says

TORONTO — A group of personnel key to keeping Ontario's electricity system functioning may end up locked down in their control centres due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the head of the province's power operator.

Ontario high school teachers to resume bargaining for first time since December

TORONTO — Ontario's high school teachers are set to bargain with the province Thursday for the first time since December. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation is the only one of the four major teachers' unions without a contract deal.