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Montreal-based AI institute ready to roll out contact-tracing phone application

Montreal-based AI institute ready to roll out contact-tracing phone application

MONTREAL — One of the world's leading artificial intelligence research institutes is ready to offer governments across Canada a contact-tracing smartphone application for COVID-19 infections that it promises will protect users' personal data and help
City clearout of Toronto homeless encampments leads to standoff with residents

City clearout of Toronto homeless encampments leads to standoff with residents

TORONTO — City officials, police officers and heavy machinery moved in on Friday to dismantle encampments under a downtown Toronto highway where homeless people live.

Ford declines to pause commercial evictions but tells landlords: have a heart

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford indicated Friday he won't be putting a freeze on commercial evictions, but pleaded with "vicious" landlords to be flexible with business tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Six Nations leaders say closing reserve led to no active cases of COVID-19

Six Nations leaders say closing reserve led to no active cases of COVID-19

After three of its residents tested positive for COVID-19 in late March, the Six Nations of the Grand River took the unprecedented step of limiting access to its territory.

10-year-old boy has life-threatening injuries after Toronto hit-and-run

Toronto police say three people have been charged and another is being sought after three people were injured in a hit-and-run, including a 10-year-old boy who's now in life-threatening condition.

Police charge fifth man in kidnapping of 14-year-old boy in March

Toronto police say a fifth person has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 14-year-old boy in March. Police say the 29-year-old turned himself in after investigators announced four arrests in the case on Thursday.
As lockdown eases, immunocompromised people prepare for long-term isolation

As lockdown eases, immunocompromised people prepare for long-term isolation

When Matt Gibbs first packed his bags to isolate himself in a cottage because of COVID-19 back in March, he mentally prepared to stay there alone for up to a year.
Officials say ventilation woes not key factor in COVID-19 spread at Montreal home

Officials say ventilation woes not key factor in COVID-19 spread at Montreal home

MONTREAL — A ventilation problem at a hard-hit Montreal long-term care home where a majority of residents contracted COVID-19 wasn't likely the principal factor in the virus spread, public health authorities said Thursday.

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.