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Tinsel and COVID tests: how some families hope to gather for a pandemic Christmas

Tinsel and COVID tests: how some families hope to gather for a pandemic Christmas

TORONTO — The dining room table in the Matheson house runs long – so long that Cheryl Kinney Matheson wondered if it provided the social distance needed for COVID-19 precautions.

Ont. homeowner fined after party that broke COVID-19 rules linked to 11 cases

VAUGHAN, Ont. — An Ontario homeowner has been ordered to pay $880 for hosting a birthday party that violated COVID-19 rules and has since been linked to 11 cases.

80 inmates in Kingston, Ont., prison test positive for COVID-19: CSC

Eighty inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at a prison in Kingston, Ont., the federal government said Thursday, hours after announcing it had suspended visits to Ontario's correctional facilities.
Quebec long-term care centres better protected during second wave of COVID-19: report

Quebec long-term care centres better protected during second wave of COVID-19: report

MONTREAL — A new report by Quebec's national public health institute suggests the province has done a better job protecting long-term care centres from COVID-19 outbreaks during the second wave of the pandemic than it did in the spring. Between Feb.

Premier Doug Ford says Ontario is considering new measures to curb COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario is considering new measures to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 cases, Premier Doug Ford said Thursday as hospitals, doctors and nurses called for stricter lockdowns in hard-hit regions.

Police recover $600K in stolen chocolate and nuts, arrest three men

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Police say they've recovered more than $600,000 in stolen chocolate and nuts as well as two tractor trailers. York Region police also say they have arrested three men in relation to the sweet thefts.
Ministry tells Ontario school boards to prepare for possible remote school

Ministry tells Ontario school boards to prepare for possible remote school

TORONTO — Ontario is telling its school boards to prepare for the possibility of fully remote learning in the new year, prompting calls for clarity on whether the government plans to shut down in-class learning in January.
Back to the future: Neighbourhood policing gaining new favour, Toronto chief says

Back to the future: Neighbourhood policing gaining new favour, Toronto chief says

TORONTO — Big city policing has come something of a full circle, Toronto's interim chief of police says of what he's seen in his 40 years with the service.

Outbreak at Listowel, Ont., hospital forces pause on medicine unit admissions

LISTOWEL, Ont. — A hospital in Listowel, Ont., is closing one of its units to admissions due to a COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened 10 people.
'D'Andre deserved better,' family says of son shot and killed by police

'D'Andre deserved better,' family says of son shot and killed by police

The family of a mentally ill man shot and killed by police west of Toronto this spring says their son deserved better.