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Snowbirds scrap Saturday flyover in southern Ontario due to weather

Snowbirds scrap Saturday flyover in southern Ontario due to weather

TORONTO — Poor visibility from winter-like weather has put a halt on the Snowbirds aerobatics team's plans to fly over southern Ontario today.
Quebec launches 'massive' testing operation in Montreal but misses target

Quebec launches 'massive' testing operation in Montreal but misses target

MONTREAL — Quebec announced a "massive" testing strategy Friday for Montreal, the epicentre of Canada's COVID-19 pandemic, but authorities admitted they missed their testing targets and don't yet have enough staff to rapidly trace the contacts of pos
Ontario wants to change PPE directive for long-term care workers, union says

Ontario wants to change PPE directive for long-term care workers, union says

TORONTO — Ontario is trying to "water down" guidelines that give health-care workers in long-term care homes access to N95 masks, the union representing them said Friday, while the health minister said the province is grappling with a limited supply
Montreal transit authority "strongly recommends" that passengers wear masks

Montreal transit authority "strongly recommends" that passengers wear masks

Montreal's transit authority is strongly recommending that passengers wear a mask when riding the bus or subway.

Ontario judge does away with signature requirement due to COVID-19 fears

An Ontario judge has dispensed with the need for a signature on a probation order due to the risks of COVID-19. Justice Glen Donald, who presides over a courtroom in St. Thomas, Ont.
Toronto woman who killed stranger may be allowed to live in community: review board

Toronto woman who killed stranger may be allowed to live in community: review board

TORONTO — A woman found not criminally responsible for stabbing a stranger to death in a Toronto drug store has been ordered detained at a mental health hospital, but may be allowed to live in the community.

Ontario wants to change PPE directive for long-term care workers: CUPE

TORONTO — A union representing health-care workers in long-term care homes says the province wants to change a directive that gives all workers access N95 masks.
Ontario lays groundwork for scheduled surgeries to resume as COVID spread slows

Ontario lays groundwork for scheduled surgeries to resume as COVID spread slows

TORONTO — Ontario is planning to resume thousands of surgeries that have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though those operations are likely still weeks away and the backlog will take months to clear.
Greater Montreal COVID-19 reopening put off as cases in region surge

Greater Montreal COVID-19 reopening put off as cases in region surge

MONTREAL — A planned reopening of schools and stores in Montreal has been delayed until at least May 25, the Quebec government announced Thursday, as health authorities attempt to get the COVID-19 situation in the city under control.

Migrant workers need more protection during the pandemic, say advocates

TORONTO — Advocates for temporary foreign workers in Ontario's agriculture sector say the provincial government should do more to protect them during the pandemic, which has seen COVID-19 outbreaks at several farms.