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Man, 34, charged with first-degree murder in 'vicious assault' that left woman dead

SARNIA, Ont. — Police have charged a man with first-degree murder in what they describe as a "vicious assault" that left a woman dead in Sarnia, Ont., in March.

Convicted drug dealer freed; police violated man's rights, court rules

TORONTO — A man convicted of drug trafficking has been set free because of what Ontario's top court called a troubling pattern of police playing fast and loose with charter rights.

Man injured after fall from tree, not from police, Ontario watchdog says

ADJALA-TOSORONTIO TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog says a 35-year-old man injured himself after falling from a tree — not when he was arrested afterward.
No parades, no concerts, no fun? COVID-19 will ensure a summer like no other

No parades, no concerts, no fun? COVID-19 will ensure a summer like no other

TORONTO — From music festivals to carnivals to big screen blockbusters, COVID-19 has already put the kibosh on several summer highlights that define the season for many Canadians.

COVID-19: Legault pushes 'herd immunity' ahead of gradual restart

MONTREAL — Premier Francois Legault pushed the concept of "herd immunity" on Thursday as he prepared to lay the groundwork next week for a plan to gradually restart the economy and get children back to schools.
Long-term care 'needs to be changed,' Ford says as mother-in-law tests positive

Long-term care 'needs to be changed,' Ford says as mother-in-law tests positive

TORONTO — Long-term care in Ontario "needs to be changed," an emotional Doug Ford said Thursday, moments before his office confirmed the premier's mother-in-law, who lives in a seniors home, had tested positive for COVID-19.
Ontario jail guards allowed to wear masks during pandemic after deal reached

Ontario jail guards allowed to wear masks during pandemic after deal reached

Correctional officers in Ontario have resolved a weeks-long dispute with the government over permission to wear face masks inside provincial jails during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto Transit Commission to temporarily lay off 1,200 staff members

Toronto's public transit operator says it's temporarily laying off 1,200 employees as a result of a huge drop in ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto transit operator lays off 1,200 amid pandemic-related ridership plunge

Toronto's public transit operator says it's temporarily laying off 1,200 employees as a result of a huge drop in ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Downtown Toronto condo fire causes extensive damage, prompts evacuation

Downtown Toronto condo fire causes extensive damage, prompts evacuation

TORONTO — A third-floor condo fire sent thick clouds of black smoke over part of downtown Toronto on Thursday, forcing scores of people from their homes.