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Child care advocates say providers need pandemic relief from government

TORONTO — The province must offer financial relief to child-care providers across Ontario to ensure none close as a result of COVID-19, a coalition of advocates said Thursday, warning many centres won't be able to pay their bills as the pandemic drag

Ontario allows auto insurance companies to provide rebates due to pandemic

TORONTO — Ontario has made a regulatory change that will more easily allow auto insurance companies to provide breaks to their customers because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario expands guidelines for priority COVID-19 testing

TORONTO — Ontario expanded its priority COVID-19 testing Thursday to include essential workers, residents and staff of homeless shelters and group homes, and people living with health-care workers.
Some TTC bus drivers refuse to work over COVID-19 safety concerns

Some TTC bus drivers refuse to work over COVID-19 safety concerns

TORONTO — The union representing Toronto's public transit workers wants them to be given protective gear, the lack of which prompted dozens of drivers to refuse to work recently.

OPP constable facing charges in London, Ont., crash that injured two people

LONDON, Ont. — A provincial police constable has been charged after his cruiser allegedly collided with a taxi in London, Ont., last summer and injured two people. Ontario's police watchdog says it has charged Const.

Some TTC bus drivers refuse shifts linked to COVID-19 safety concerns

TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission says 38 of its bus drivers have refused to work over safety concerns linked to COVID-19. TTC spokesman Stuart Green says in an email that 33 drivers initiated work refusals Wednesday evening.

Toronto man found not criminally responsible for murder in remote trial

TORONTO — In a virtual trial completed remotely, a 33-year-old Toronto man has been found not criminally responsible for killing his grandmother and trying to kill a health-care worker.
Ford opens door to systemic changes to Ontario's long-term care system

Ford opens door to systemic changes to Ontario's long-term care system

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford opened the door Wednesday to systemic changes to Ontario's long-term care system, where a significant portion of the province's COVID-19 deaths have been recorded.
COVID-19 outbreak at Markham, Ont., group home for the disabled turns deadly

COVID-19 outbreak at Markham, Ont., group home for the disabled turns deadly

A massive COVID-19 outbreak that's sickened all but five residents of an Ontario group home for the disabled has now turned deadly. The family of resident Martin Frogley, 58, says he died of COVID-19 in a Markham, Ont., hospital early Wednesday.
Premier calls on doctors to help at understaffed long-term care homes

Premier calls on doctors to help at understaffed long-term care homes

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault is calling on physicians to move from hospitals and clinics to shortstaffed long-term care homes to address the COVID-19 crisis.