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Report COVID violations in Toronto homeless shelters, group urges

TORONTO — A coalition of activist groups wants to hear if Toronto is failing to do what it should for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, they have set up a website that allows anonymous reports.

Watchdog investigating after man dies following interaction with police

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a man died after an "interaction" with police in Vaughan, north of Toronto. The Special Investigations Unit says York Regional Police were called to a home around 11 p.m.

Toronto police identify SUV involved in hit and run that killed teen girl

Toronto police have released photos of an SUV they say was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash over the weekend. Investigators say the collision took place in the city's northwest shortly after midnight on Sunday morning.
Quebec allows restaurant dining rooms to reopen, permits gatherings inside homes

Quebec allows restaurant dining rooms to reopen, permits gatherings inside homes

MONTREAL — Restaurants in Quebec will be able to open up dining rooms beginning next week after being shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, government and health officials announced Monday.

Agriculture bill violates charter rights, animal rights activists say

TORONTO — A proposed law to protect farmers from aggressive protesters will trample freedom of speech, say animal rights activists who are calling on the Ontario government to reverse course on the bill.

Nearly half of Canadians have tried virtual care amid pandemic: survey

OTTAWA — A survey by the Canadian Medical Association found almost half of those asked sought medical advice by phone, email, videoconference or text during the COVID-19 pandemic but that most people still prefer in-person visits.

Toronto councillors put forward motion to reduce police budget by 10 per cent

TORONTO — Two Toronto councillors want to defund the city's police force by 10 per cent and use the money for community resources. Coun.

Married couple facing charges after alleged sex assaults at home daycare

TORONTO — A husband and wife from Toronto are both facing charges related to alleged sexual assaults of young girls at the home daycare they ran for 30 years.

Education minister pledges to make changes at Peel District School Board

Ontario's education minister says he's prepared to make changes at a Toronto-area school board struggling with allegations of systemic racism if the organization can't take action on its own.
Most regions outside Toronto-Hamilton area to move to stage two of reopening

Most regions outside Toronto-Hamilton area to move to stage two of reopening

TORONTO — Most regions of Ontario outside of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will be allowed to see more businesses and activities open on Friday, including restaurant patios, hair salons and swimming pools.