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Indigenous woman Joyce Echaquan posthumously awarded Rosa Parks prize in Quebec

Indigenous woman Joyce Echaquan posthumously awarded Rosa Parks prize in Quebec

An Indigenous woman who died in a Quebec hospital last September shortly after she livestreamed degrading comments from hospital workers has been awarded a prize recognizing people who foster inclusion and social justice.

Fundraiser aims to support Ontario essential workers without paid sick leave

An online fundraiser launched over the weekend aims to provide support for essential workers in Ontario who need time off due to COVID-19 and don't have paid sick leave.
Montreal protesters denounce 8 p.m. curfew as unscientific, harmful to vulnerable

Montreal protesters denounce 8 p.m. curfew as unscientific, harmful to vulnerable

MONTREAL — A group of masked protesters marched through the streets of Montreal on Sunday to denounce a curfew that many described as unscientific and harmful to society's most vulnerable.
No word on whether Ontario will accept Ottawa's offer to send health-care workers

No word on whether Ontario will accept Ottawa's offer to send health-care workers

TORONTO — Calls for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to undo new wide-ranging COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor recreational activities grew louder Sunday amid pledges of federal help to ease the toll on the province's strained health-care system.

Quebec records 10th femicide of 2020 amid domestic violence crisis

MONTREAL — Provincial police have identified two bodies discovered Friday in a home on Montreal's South Shore, saying the deaths resulted from domestic violence as Quebec's femicide crisis continues.

Ontario's new restrictions on outdoor gatherings raise eyebrows

Public health experts are raising their eyebrows at Ontario's decision to close recreational facilities, saying science shows COVID-19 transmission outside is extremely rare.
Quebec hospitalizations and ICU cases highest since second wave

Quebec hospitalizations and ICU cases highest since second wave

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting its highest number of hospitalizations and intensive care cases due to COVID-19 since the second wave.

Highlights of new COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario

TORONTO — Ontario extended a stay-at-home order and announced new restrictions to fight COVID-19 on Friday, while giving police new powers to enforce the measures.
Quebec to deploy sound trucks in Montreal to announce mobile vaccine clinics

Quebec to deploy sound trucks in Montreal to announce mobile vaccine clinics

MONTREAL — Quebec will deploy sound trucks in hard-hit Montreal neighbourhoods to announce the presence of mobile clinics offering Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, Health Minister Christian Dube said Friday.
All hands on deck at a Toronto vaccine clinic where student nurses help out

All hands on deck at a Toronto vaccine clinic where student nurses help out

All hands are on deck at one Toronto vaccination clinic where surgeons and students alike are working together to inoculate as many people as possible in an effort to contain a tidal wave of new COVID-19 infections.