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Police watchdog investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Toronto

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog says it's investigating the death of a 30-year-old man during an interaction with Toronto police.

Ontario college 'optimistic' students will return to campus this fall

OAKVILLE, Ont. — As post-secondary institutions across the country wrap up a spring semester upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, one Ontario college said Thursday it is "optimistic" students will be able to return to campus for classes in the fall.
Legault says politics not overriding public health in plan to reopen province

Legault says politics not overriding public health in plan to reopen province

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault sought to reassure Quebecers on Thursday that the province isn't opening up too quickly, while also preparing them to expect a lot more COVID-19-related deaths in the coming days and weeks.

Opioid crisis worsens during pandemic as services for drug users scale back

TORONTO — Harm reduction workers battling Ontario's opioid crisis say COVID-19 is making the situation worse, as police and public health officials in Toronto report a spike in overdoses and related deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Anticipating N95 mask shortage, hospital turns to full-face snorkel masks

Anticipating N95 mask shortage, hospital turns to full-face snorkel masks

TORONTO — Limited supplies of N95 masks have one Toronto hospital considering modified full-face snorkel masks as an alternative.

Ontario's French-language system teachers ratify new contract with province

TORONTO — Ontario's French-language teachers have ratified their new contract with the provincial government.
Outdoor meetings, Plexiglas barriers: Ontario releases reopening guidelines

Outdoor meetings, Plexiglas barriers: Ontario releases reopening guidelines

TORONTO — Ontario provided guidelines to businesses Thursday for how to eventually reopen safely, giving a glimpse of life post-isolation, with physically distant offices, a greater reliance on retail delivery and restricting passengers on public tra
Homeless man being moved to Toronto apartment "can't wait to take a bubble bath"

Homeless man being moved to Toronto apartment "can't wait to take a bubble bath"

TORONTO — Dozens of people living in tents across Toronto have been moved into furnished apartment buildings as part of the city's response to protect the vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis.

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante named to global COVID-19 task force

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante has been named to a global mayors' task force aimed at helping cities recover from COVID-19.

Ontario and BC data find drop in people seeking care for serious heart attacks

OTTAWA — New data suggests fewer people are seeking care for serious heart attacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.