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Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante named to global COVID-19 task force

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante has been named to a global mayors' task force aimed at helping cities recover from COVID-19.

Ontario and BC data find drop in people seeking care for serious heart attacks

OTTAWA — New data suggests fewer people are seeking care for serious heart attacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Man, 80, charged with sexual assault of woman who asked for physical distance

Toronto police say they've charged an 80-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman after she asked him to keep his distance because of COVID-19. Police say that on Tuesday evening, the man approached the woman and tried to greet her.
Audio editions of 10 Giller Prize-winning books available for free for 2 months

Audio editions of 10 Giller Prize-winning books available for free for 2 months

TORONTO — Audio editions of 10 award-winning books will be available for free over a two-month period as part of an initiative to encourage Canadians to enjoy top storytelling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thunder Bay police identify murder victim as 14-year-old Kayleigh Ivall

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say a 14-year-old girl is the victim of the city's latest homicide. Kayleigh Ivall's remains were discovered by a passerby Monday in the Boulevard Lake area on the city's north side.

Ontario expands emergency child care, but no timing for all centres to reopen

TORONTO — Ontario expanded emergency child care to more people Wednesday, but while the province also saw its lowest growth rate of new COVID-19 cases in weeks, the government wouldn't say when all centres might reopen.
Quebec says cottage country north of Montreal to reopen starting Monday

Quebec says cottage country north of Montreal to reopen starting Monday

QUEBEC — After releasing plans to reopen schools and businesses, Quebec on Wednesday continued its push to recover from weeks of pandemic-related shutdowns, announcing a gradual lifting of travel restrictions across much of the province.

Toronto City Council to meet online Thursday due to COVID-19 restrictions

Toronto City Council will hold a special meeting online Thursday due to restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funeral homes bracing for wave of memorial services when restrictions lifted

Scott MacCoubrey looked at his growing list of postponed memorial services and realized he might have a problem. He and his staff at MacCoubrey Funeral Homes in Cobourg and Colborne, Ont.
Drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather granted day parole

Drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather granted day parole

A Toronto-area drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather was granted day parole Tuesday, nearly five years after the horrific crash that devastated a family and sparked national mourning.