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Military helping northern Ontario First Nation deal with COVID-19 outbreak

FORT ALBANY, Ont. — Members of the military are helping a remote First Nation in northeastern Ontario deal with a COVID-19 outbreak.

Halton police chief apologizes for Florida travel; says he'll be back in Canada soon

A police chief in the Greater Toronto Area apologized Friday for travelling to Florida during the pandemic, saying he regretted the decision.

Ontario teachers' unions want government to develop benchmarks for school plan

TORONTO — Ontario's four major teachers' unions say they want the government to establish specific benchmarks that would trigger moves to in-person or virtual learning.
Quebec defends decision to reopen schools despite imposing provincewide 8 p.m. curfew

Quebec defends decision to reopen schools despite imposing provincewide 8 p.m. curfew

MONTREAL — Quebec on Friday defended its decision to reopen schools despite soaring COVID-19 infections and related hospitalizations, with one public health official saying classrooms aren't the primary drivers of transmission.
Ontario lockdown may not lift at the end of January: Ford

Ontario lockdown may not lift at the end of January: Ford

TORONTO — Ontario's current lockdown may be extended and "extreme" new measures could be put in place if skyrocketing COVID-19 rates do not come down, the government said Friday as daily infections hit a new high.
COVID-19 outbreak at Ottawa shelter linked to LTC workers, commission heard

COVID-19 outbreak at Ottawa shelter linked to LTC workers, commission heard

An independent commission has heard that a COVID-19 outbreak at an Ottawa women's shelter was linked to two long-term care workers staying at the facility. Dr.
Ontario hospitals told to brace for transfers during worsening COVID-19 surge

Ontario hospitals told to brace for transfers during worsening COVID-19 surge

TORONTO — Ontario hospitals have been warned to ready themselves for patient transfers from outside their regions as rising COVID-19 admissions place increasing pressure on the health-care system.

Two arrests in Sudbury, Ont., in December homicide investigation

SUDBURY, Ont. — Police in Sudbury, Ont., say they’ve charged a suspect in a December homicide. The Greater Sudbury Police service says the 40-year-old woman is accused of second-degree murder.

Ontario physician out as CEO of two hospitals after Dominican holiday travel

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — A physician who travelled internationally over the holidays against public health advice is out of his job as CEO of two Ontario hospitals. The St. Joseph's Health System says it has "parted ways" with Dr.
Toronto hospitals encouraged by early stages of virtual ER programs

Toronto hospitals encouraged by early stages of virtual ER programs

TORONTO — Three Toronto hospitals say they've had early success with their virtual emergency departments and hope that the service introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic is here to stay. Two hospitals — Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St.