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Ottawa-area Presbyterian church offers drive-thru and video service

OTTAWA — A church in suburban Ottawa is joining religious institutions around the world by adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic with a drive-thru service so congregants can connect with their faith — and community — from a distance. Rev.

Quebec closes shopping malls, restaurants, extends school closure

Quebec is ordering the closure of all restaurant dining rooms and shopping malls until at least May to prevent people from gathering and potentially spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

Third person dies of COVID-19 in Ontario local health unit confirms

TORONTO — Ontario's premier appealed to manufacturers on Saturday to help address a shortage of key medical supplies, as the province announced a third patient being treated for COVID-19 has died.

Man charged with biting a cop during a traffic stop in Mono, Ont.

MONO, Ont. — Provincial police in southern Ontario say they've charged a 20-year-old man after he allegedly bit a cop. Police say the incident began early Saturday morning when an officer spotted a car travelling at high speed in Mono, Ont.
No more book club? No problem! A look at ways to self-isolate together

No more book club? No problem! A look at ways to self-isolate together

TORONTO — Social-distancing has forced Canadians into varying degrees of isolation, but that doesn't have to mean the end of movie date night, cocktails with pals or baby song circles.

Premier, mayor condemn game store line-up

TORONTO — A game company that incurred the wrath of Premier Doug Ford and the mayor of Toronto for allowing a long lineup of customers to form for a new release says its stores across Canada are closing their doors.
Ontario reaches tentative contract deal with elementary teachers

Ontario reaches tentative contract deal with elementary teachers

TORONTO — Ontario reached a tentative contract deal Friday with its largest teachers' union following a highly contentious round of bargaining.

Ford says 'everything's on the table' as Ontario unveils online learning plan

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford pointed parents and students toward online learning resources while schools are closed due to COVID-19, while acknowledging Friday those closures may have to be extended and more services "shut down.
Montreal suburb home to many seniors confirms four COVID-19 cases

Montreal suburb home to many seniors confirms four COVID-19 cases

MONTREAL — A Montreal suburb with a high proportion of seniors in its population has confirmed its first four cases of COVID-19, leading local authorities to extend a state of emergency and raise the possibility of sealing off the community.

Criminal, family trials on hold as Ontario court takes new steps on COVID-19

All family and criminal trials before the Ontario Court of Justice are being suspended in light of growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.