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Quebecers may have to reduce contacts even more, public health institute warns

Quebecers may have to reduce contacts even more, public health institute warns

MONTREAL — Quebecers may have to limit their contacts even more to reduce the number of new cases of COVID-19, according to the province's public health institute.

Two Toronto-area boards change online learning plans due to surge in demand

TORONTO — Two Toronto-area school boards are changing their online learning plans, saying the moves will simplify the logistical nightmare presented by a growing number of students who want to avoid brick-and-mortar schools.
'We still have an acute staffing shortage,' Ontario's long-term care commission hears

'We still have an acute staffing shortage,' Ontario's long-term care commission hears

Long-term care homes in Ontario are dealing with severe staffing shortages and may not be ready to deal with the second wave of the pandemic, an independent commission has heard.

Man charged after allegedly ramming three cruisers, hiding in children's playhouse

UXBRIDGE, Ont. — Police say a man found hiding in a child's playhouse, allegedly holding a knife, was arrested and charged hours after a high-speed chase that saw three cruisers struck. Durham Region police say the incident happened in Uxbridge, Ont.
Quebec First Nation on New Brunswick border reports first case of COVID-19

Quebec First Nation on New Brunswick border reports first case of COVID-19

POINTE-À-LA-CROIX, Que. — A First Nations community in Quebec just north of the New Brunswick border is reporting its first case of COVID-19.

Toronto didn't comply with shelter physical distancing measures it agreed to: judge

TORONTO — A judge has ruled that the City of Toronto did not comply with physical distancing measures it agreed to in shelters as it responded to COVID-19 in the spring.
Vulnerable George River caribou herd shows first population gain in over 25 years

Vulnerable George River caribou herd shows first population gain in over 25 years

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A summer baby boom in the long-struggling George River caribou herd in Labrador and Quebec has led to an increase in population numbers — its first in more than 25 years.
Second lockdown could slow Ontario's economic recovery as it faces $37B deficit: FAO

Second lockdown could slow Ontario's economic recovery as it faces $37B deficit: FAO

TORONTO — Ontario's fiscal watchdog says the reopening of businesses over the summer improved its financial outlook for the province, but warns a second lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic could slow the province's economic recovery next year.

Ontario woman charged for violating quarantine rules, returning to work at care home

OTTAWA — An Ontario woman has been charged with breaching federal quarantine rules after allegedly returning to work in a long-term care facility soon after travelling abroad. Ottawa police say a complaint received Oct.
Why can't I get a flu shot? Experts address some common questions in an uncommon year

Why can't I get a flu shot? Experts address some common questions in an uncommon year

TORONTO — Increased demand for the flu shot has put unprecedented pressure on medical clinics and pharmacies to address fears of an impending "twindemic.