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Man, 23, charged with second-degree murder in killing of Toronto dentist

TORONTO — A 23-year-old man has been charged in the killing of a dentist whose body was found inside a north Toronto home last week.

COVID-19 continues to ravage Quebec seniors' homes as deaths hit 877

MONTREAL — COVID-19 continued its cruel march through Quebec's long-term care homes on Sunday, as the province raised its death toll by 72 and the Canadian Armed Forces prepared to step in to lend a hand.

568 new cases of COVID-19, 39 related deaths reported Sunday: health officials

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting another 568 cases of COVID-19 and 39 more deaths related to the virus today. The province now has a total of 10,578 confirmed cases and a death toll of 553. Health officials have marked 5,209 cases as resolved.

Police watchdog investigating after man dies following police interaction

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a man died following an apartment fire during a police interaction in Toronto. The Special Investigations Unit says Toronto police first responded to a call for an assault on Friday evening.
Ford announces $20 million for vaccine research as COVID-19 cases top 10,000

Ford announces $20 million for vaccine research as COVID-19 cases top 10,000

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford committed $20 million in funding for Ontario researchers working on a vaccine for COVID-19, as cases of the virus topped 10,000 in the province. Ford warned that life won't return to normal without a vaccine.

Ontario SIU investigating death of Toronto man in apartment fire

TORONTO — Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating the death of a 32-year-old man in a Toronto apartment fire. Toronto police were dispatched to an apartment building Friday evening for an assault call.
Personal support worker at Toronto long-term care home dies of COVID-19: union

Personal support worker at Toronto long-term care home dies of COVID-19: union

TORONTO — A personal support worker at a Toronto long-term care home has died of COVID-19, her union said Friday, as Ontario reported 55 new deaths and 564 new cases, most of them in long-term care.
Legault takes 'full responsibility' for shortages in struggling care homes

Legault takes 'full responsibility' for shortages in struggling care homes

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he takes "full responsibility" for the lack of orderlies in struggling long-term care homes, where more than half of the province's 688 deaths related to COVID-19 have occurred.
Class action sought against Quebec nursing home where 31 residents perished

Class action sought against Quebec nursing home where 31 residents perished

MONTREAL — An application for a class action lawsuit has been filed against a private long-term care home in suburban Montreal where 31 residents reportedly died in less than a month during the coronavirus pandemic.

A look at Ontario's long-term care homes and their residents amid COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario's nursing homes have seen a rash of COVID-19 cases and deaths. A look at the province's long-term care homes and their residents. All numbers are latest available as of 2 p.m.