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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.

Longtime professor named president of Ontario's French-language university

The dean of Concordia University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences has been appointed president of Ontario's proposed French-language university. The school's board of directors says Andre Roy will take on his new role on Aug. 1.

Montreal opens 2020 bike-sharing season, with free rides for health-care workers

Montreal is rolling out its annual public bicycle-sharing service and offering 30 days free for health-care workers.
Experts: Pandemic likely a boon for wildlife as humans stay home

Experts: Pandemic likely a boon for wildlife as humans stay home

Ontario's wildlife will likely experience a population boom thanks to an ongoing state of emergency that is keeping most people in the province at home, a pair of experts say.
Ontario extends state of emergency, pledges more help for long-term care homes

Ontario extends state of emergency, pledges more help for long-term care homes

TORONTO — Ontario extended its state of emergency for another four weeks on Tuesday, as Premier Doug Ford pledged to move more resources to the province's hard-hit long-term care homes.

COVID-19 spreading among Toronto's homeless, with 30 cases reported

TORONTO — At least 30 people using homeless and refugee shelters in Toronto have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Tuesday.
Quebec looking for reinforcements for COVID-19 fight in long-term care homes

Quebec looking for reinforcements for COVID-19 fight in long-term care homes

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is looking for reinforcements in its fight against COVID-19 in the province's understaffed long-term care homes.
Ontario to extend state of emergency, despite 'glimmer of light' in numbers:Ford

Ontario to extend state of emergency, despite 'glimmer of light' in numbers:Ford

TORONTO — Ontario will extend its state of emergency by another month, Premier Doug Ford said Monday as he cautioned that even with some promising signs in the province's COVID-19 fight, it is too early to start lifting restrictions.
Canadians rush to prepare their wills amid ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty

Canadians rush to prepare their wills amid ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty

TORONTO — Nadine Parker couldn't have guessed that she'd be writing her will at the age of 32. But four months pregnant with identical twins and married to a nurse, Parker said the growing COVID-19 pandemic has them both confronting their mortality.
Transit ridership, revenue in steep decline during COVID-19 pandemic

Transit ridership, revenue in steep decline during COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Ridership on two of Ontario's largest transit agencies is down between 80 and 90 per cent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in a situation a national industry group said mirrors the experience of many local services.