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Quebec reviewing dozens of positive COVID-19 tests after contamination issue

Quebec reviewing dozens of positive COVID-19 tests after contamination issue

MONTREAL — Quebec health authorities are reviewing dozens of positive COVID-19 test results after they say some lab samples from the Montreal area became contaminated.
No grounds to charge officers in death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet:SIU

No grounds to charge officers in death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet:SIU

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog says there are no grounds to charge officers who were in the home of Regis Korchinski-Paquet when she fell to her death from a Toronto balcony.

Man charged months after allegedly using unregistered drone to film crash site

CHATHAM-KENT, Ont. — Police say a man is facing charges after allegedly using an unregistered drone to film the scene of a fatal crash in Chatham-Kent, Ont.
Campus coalition urging UofT to "listen to its own scientists" in back-to-school plans

Campus coalition urging UofT to "listen to its own scientists" in back-to-school plans

TORONTO — A campus coalition at Canada’s largest university is urging the school to listen to its own expert research on COVID-19 and roll back its plan to reopen doors to students and staff in the fall.

Ontario's credit rating remains stable despite COVID-19 pandemic: FAO

TORONTO — Ontario's fiscal watchdog says the province's credit rating has remained stable in 2020 despite the costs incurred by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teachers' unions ask Ontario for workplace safety orders as schools reopen

TORONTO — An escalating disagreement over school reopening safety standards between Ontario's major teachers' unions and Premier Doug Ford's government could be headed to the province's labour board, a letter to union members said late Tuesday.
'Our plan is solid': minister rejects criticism of Quebec's back-to-school strategy

'Our plan is solid': minister rejects criticism of Quebec's back-to-school strategy

MONTREAL — Quebec does not intend to change its back-to-school plan, despite criticism from doctors and scientists who have called it inadequate, Health Minister Christian Dube said Tuesday.
Ford defends back-to-school ad campaign, says it will continue despite criticism

Ford defends back-to-school ad campaign, says it will continue despite criticism

TORONTO — An Ontario government advertising blitz touting the province's back to school plan will continue, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday amid opposition calls to redirect the campaign costs towards keeping students safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

School bus drivers ask for COVID-19 safety protocols ahead of start of new year

TORONTO — School bus drivers in Ontario say they need guidance from the province and school boards on COVID-19 safety protocols including social distancing, use of face masks and sanitizing routines.

Child at day camp in Waterloo, Ont., tests positive for COVID-19

WATERLOO, Ont. — The Region of Waterloo Public Health unit says a child at a day camp has tested positive for COVID-19. Acting medical officer of health Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang says the number of children potentially exposed to the disease is small.