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Back to the future: Neighbourhood policing gaining new favour, Toronto chief says

Back to the future: Neighbourhood policing gaining new favour, Toronto chief says

TORONTO — Big city policing has come something of a full circle, Toronto's interim chief of police says of what he's seen in his 40 years with the service.

Outbreak at Listowel, Ont., hospital forces pause on medicine unit admissions

LISTOWEL, Ont. — A hospital in Listowel, Ont., is closing one of its units to admissions due to a COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened 10 people.
'D'Andre deserved better,' family says of son shot and killed by police

'D'Andre deserved better,' family says of son shot and killed by police

The family of a mentally ill man shot and killed by police west of Toronto this spring says their son deserved better.
Ontario asks hospitals to prepare surge capacity as COVID-19 case rates increase

Ontario asks hospitals to prepare surge capacity as COVID-19 case rates increase

TORONTO — Ontario is asking hospitals to be ready to use their surge capacity within 48 hours should soaring COVID-19 cases prompt the need for extra beds at short notice – a request that came as the facilities' leaders held an emergency meeting on r
Medical experts say Quebec is right to start vaccinations in long-term care centres

Medical experts say Quebec is right to start vaccinations in long-term care centres

MONTREAL — While other provinces focus on front-line workers, Quebec stands alone in its decision to install vaccine distribution sites in long-term care homes and begin inoculating residents along with health staff.
GTA exploring stricter COVID-19 regulations as case numbers continue to rise

GTA exploring stricter COVID-19 regulations as case numbers continue to rise

Toronto and its neighbouring regions are exploring the possibility of stricter restrictions over the holiday season as COVID-19 cases soar, the city's mayor said Wednesday.
Toronto legal clinic asks city's top doctor to suspend evictions during the pandemic

Toronto legal clinic asks city's top doctor to suspend evictions during the pandemic

TORONTO — A Toronto legal clinic has written to the city's top doctor asking that she suspend residential evictions amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Former Montreal university professor who killed four colleagues in 1992 denied parole

MONTREAL — A former Montreal university professor who murdered four academics in 1992 has been denied parole.

Ontario providing $695 million to municipalities to cover more pandemic expenses

TORONTO — Cash-strapped Ontario communities will receive an additional $695 million to help cover pandemic-related costs, the province's municipal affairs minister said Wednesday.

Ontario faces backlogs for drive tests as regions under lockdown cancel road exams

Ontario has a significant backlog of driving tests in regions with some of the highest rates of COVID-19 after pandemic restrictions forced the cancellation of road exams.