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Hospital workers' union concerned with Ford's pharmacy testing plan

TORONTO — A union representing Ontario's hospital workers says it has concerns about the safety of the province's plan to expand COVID-19 testing to pharmacies, as Premier Doug Ford pushed Friday to start the program later next week.
Man charged with first-degree murder in Toronto mosque stabbing, police say

Man charged with first-degree murder in Toronto mosque stabbing, police say

Toronto police say a man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man who was stabbed outside a west-end mosque last week. Insp.
Expired samples, slow results hinder COVID-19 fight, public health doctor says

Expired samples, slow results hinder COVID-19 fight, public health doctor says

A medical officer of health in eastern Ontario says the slow lab turnaround time for COVID-19 tests is hampering the ability of local public health officials to do effective contact tracing and control outbreaks. Dr.
Quebec reports 297 new COVID-19 cases and one more death linked to virus

Quebec reports 297 new COVID-19 cases and one more death linked to virus

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 297 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death from the virus. The province has now reported 66,653 cases and 5,792 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

Man who killed mom, three kids in Toronto area collision impaired, police allege

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police west of Toronto have announced new drug-related charges in a collision that left a mother and her three children dead, after an alleged speeding driver crashed into her SUV.

18-year-old charged with first-degree murder in fatal shooting in Toronto

Toronto police say they've charged an 18-year-old man with first-degree murder in relation to a shooting last month. They say the incident happened August 12 in the city's east end, when a 45-year-old man identified as John Wheeler was shot.
COVID-19 outbreak prompts Western University to end non-academic activities

COVID-19 outbreak prompts Western University to end non-academic activities

More than two dozen students at Western University have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the school to shut down many non-academic activities. The school in London, Ont.
Ontario cracks down on social gatherings; $10,000 fines for rule violators

Ontario cracks down on social gatherings; $10,000 fines for rule violators

TORONTO — People holding large social gatherings in defiance of new limits could face fines of over $10,000, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Thursday as he moved to crack down on the get-togethers he blames for spiking COVID-19 rates in three of
Quebecers asked to show restraint as COVID cases climb and new restrictions studied

Quebecers asked to show restraint as COVID cases climb and new restrictions studied

MONTREAL — Quebec regions that have seen sharp increases in COVID-19 cases in recent days will remain at a pre-alert level as health officials decide on next steps, authorities said Thursday.
New Brunswick reimposes travel restrictions on Quebec's Temiscouata region

New Brunswick reimposes travel restrictions on Quebec's Temiscouata region

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reimposing travel restrictions on residents of a Quebec border region that has seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases.