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StatCan study finds some correlation between child and parent fitness levels

StatCan study finds some correlation between child and parent fitness levels

OTTAWA — A new study links the fitness level of Canadian children to that of their parents. The StatCan analysis suggests a child's aerobic fitness, muscular strength and flexibility all correlate to that of their parent.

Five killed by Christmas tree fires in Ontario this season: Fire Marshal

Provincial officials say dry Christmas trees caused two recent fatal fires in Ontario. A spokeswoman with the Office of the Fire Marshal says most recently, four people were killed south of Ottawa after a dry tree caught fire on Jan. 10.
Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is inviting high schools to collect the disposable medical masks being distributed to students so they don’t end up in landfills. About 500,000 blue masks are being used daily by students across the province.

SIU charges OPP officer with assault after incident at police station

Ontario's police watchdog has charged a provincial police officer with assault after an incident at a police station that sent a woman to hospital.

SIU investigating death of man in found unresponsive at Ottawa police station

OTTAWA — Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who lost vital signs while in custody at an Ottawa police station. The Special Investigations Unit says an autopsy is scheduled for today after the 49-year-old died Tuesday night.

Man dead after multi-vehicle Toronto highway crash: police

Police are investigating after a man died in a multi-vehicle crash on a Toronto highway. The Toronto Police Service says the crash happened Tuesday afternoon. The force says a Volkswagen Jetta was exiting onto an off ramp when it struck another car.
Experts say pandemic fuelling apparent spike in eating disorders among adolescents

Experts say pandemic fuelling apparent spike in eating disorders among adolescents

TORONTO — Pediatric and mental health experts say pandemic stress is driving a spike in eating disorders among adolescents and teens, pointing to school disruptions, social isolation and infection fears as destabilizing factors that could have long-t
Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Task Force member resigns over travel

Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Task Force member resigns over travel

TORONTO — Another Ontario COVID-19 official has resigned over foreign travel. Premier Doug Ford's office says he has accepted the resignation of Linda Hasenfratz as a member of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Task Force.
Quebec calls on Ottawa to ban non-essential flights over COVID-19 variant fears

Quebec calls on Ottawa to ban non-essential flights over COVID-19 variant fears

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault is calling on the federal government to ban non-essential flights to Canada over fears that travellers will bring new variants of COVID-19 back to the province.
Ford appeals to U.S. president-elect Biden for help securing more COVID-19 vaccines

Ford appeals to U.S. president-elect Biden for help securing more COVID-19 vaccines

TORONTO — Ontario's premier appealed directly to U.S. president-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday for help securing more COVID-19 vaccines, a request that came as the province learned it would receive none of the doses expected next week.