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Toronto starts closing streets to cars to give cyclists, pedestrians more room

Toronto Mayor John Tory says more than 50 kilometres of roads will be closed to all but local traffic in an effort to give pedestrians and cyclists more room to move.

Court quashes government cancellation of eastern Ontario wind farm

TORONTO — Construction of a wind farm in eastern Ontario will move ahead after a court quashed a provincial government decision to cancel the project.

Man found dead after fire in laundry room; homicide unit investigating

Toronto police say a man has died after a fire in the laundry room of an apartment building. Police say they were called to a fire in midtown Toronto at about 2 a.m. on Thursday. They say they found a man with obvious injuries.

Pinecrest Nursing Home, hard hit by COVID-19, says outbreak is over

BOBCAYGEON, Ont. — A long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., that saw 29 residents die of COVID-19 says the outbreak in the facility is officially over.
Premier Francois Legault says conditions not met to reopen Montreal schools, businesses

Premier Francois Legault says conditions not met to reopen Montreal schools, businesses

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says conditions haven't been met to allow elementary schools to reopen in the greater Montreal area, so they will remain closed until late August.
Ontario stage one reopening includes stores, surgeries, tennis, dog grooming

Ontario stage one reopening includes stores, surgeries, tennis, dog grooming

TORONTO — Ontario is set to enter its first stage of reopening next Tuesday including lifting restrictions on retail stores, golf driving ranges and tennis courts, surgeries and dog grooming.
Four arrested in case of Toronto teen who was found safe after March abduction

Four arrested in case of Toronto teen who was found safe after March abduction

TORONTO — Four men have been charged in the case of a 14-year-old Toronto boy who was allegedly abducted over his stepbrother's criminal activity, police said Thursday as they appealed for help in tracking down a fifth suspect.

Feds announce $2.3M help to combat COVID-19 outbreak in northern Saskatchewan

OTTAWA — The federal government says it is contributing $2.3 million in funding to support a response plan in northern Saskatchewan dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in the region.
Political unity in Quebec dissolves as government thrashed on COVID-19 response

Political unity in Quebec dissolves as government thrashed on COVID-19 response

MONTREAL — The period of relative unity among Quebec's political class came ended Wednesday as opposition lawmakers hammered the government about the province's dubious distinction of recording the majority of Canada's total COVID-19 deaths.
Quebec allows some recreational sports to resume with physical distancing

Quebec allows some recreational sports to resume with physical distancing

Quebec will permit several recreational sports including tennis and golf to begin next week across the entire province — including in Montreal, which continues to be the province's COVID-19 epicentre.