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Boil water advisory for Bracebridge, Ont., lifted: public health

BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. — A boil water advisory has been lifted for an Ontario cottage country town affected by a water main break. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says lab tests have confirmed the water in Bracebridge, Ont., is now safe to drink.

SIU investigating after Toronto police shoot and injure man in parking lot

TORONTO — The province's police watchdog says it is investigating after a Toronto police officer shot a 31-year-old man. The Special Investigations Unit says the shooting happened in the city's east end at about 8 p.m. Thursday.
Quebec plans to use rapid tests days after health minister said they weren't needed

Quebec plans to use rapid tests days after health minister said they weren't needed

MONTREAL — Quebec's Health Department said Thursday that it plans to make more use of rapid COVID-19 tests, less than a week after the province's health minister told reporters the tests were unnecessary.
Police don't have power to randomly stop people over Ontario stay-at-home order

Police don't have power to randomly stop people over Ontario stay-at-home order

TORONTO — A stay-at-home order went into effect in Ontario on Thursday but the government said police would not have the authority to randomly stop residents on the street to ensure compliance.
Quebec to wait up to 90 days to give second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Quebec to wait up to 90 days to give second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

MONTREAL — Quebec will wait up to 90 days before giving a COVID-19 vaccine booster to people who have received a first shot, Health Minister Christian Dube said Thursday.

Report urges northern Ontario to focus on attracting, retaining newcomers

TORONTO — Communities in northern Ontario should be inclusive and make newcomers feel welcome if they want to help bolster dwindling populations, a newly released report urges.
Enforcement of Ontario's new stay-at-home orders: an explanation

Enforcement of Ontario's new stay-at-home orders: an explanation

TORONTO — Confusion swirled in Ontario about the province's anti-COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, as many residents feared they'd be stopped by police or see officers force their way into homes as part of a crackdown.

Ontario temporarily pauses residential evictions for length of emergency declaration

TORONTO — Ontario has temporarily paused residential evictions during its current state of emergency.
Hospital board chair quits after CEO files $2.5M lawsuit for termination over travel

Hospital board chair quits after CEO files $2.5M lawsuit for termination over travel

TORONTO — A top official at a major hospital in London, Ont., announced her resignation on Thursday, a day after the facility's CEO sued for wrongful termination related to his travels to the United States.

Police in Sarnia, Ont., question suspect in year's second homicide investigation

SARNIA, Ont. — Police are investigating the death of a woman in Sarnia, Ont., early Thursday as the city's second homicide of the year. They say officers found the seriously injured victim in a home at about 12:30 a.m.