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Toronto officer injured after Range Rover rams into police car during pursuit

Toronto police say an officer is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a cruiser was hit by another vehicle during a pursuit.

Provincial police charge 72-year-old for not complying with mandatory self-isolation

GAUTHIER TOWNSHIP, ONT. — Provincial police have charged a 72-year-old man for failing to isolate for 14 days after entering the country.

Public health unit advises restaurant workers in Kingston to get tested for COVID

KINGSTON, Ont. — Public health officials are advising all restaurant workers in Kingston, Ont.

Ontario to unveil new COVID-19 restrictions today as it reports 1,418 news cases

TORONTO — Ontario is expected to announce new public health measures for Toronto and two other COVID-19 hot spots on Friday afternoon, but one of the communities is asking to be spared from a full lockdown.

Ontario extends public health orders, expected to unveil new COVID-19 hot spot rules

TORONTO — Ontario’s government says public health orders currently in effect across the province will remain in place for another month. The province says the current orders under the Reopening Ontario Act will remain in force until Dec. 21.

Toronto commits to opening 79 additional park washrooms ahead of pandemic winter

The City of Toronto is opening 79 additional park washrooms this winter to accommodate outdoor activities during the pandemic. The move will more than double the usual number of available washrooms in winter to a total of 143.
Quebec premier offers 'moral contract' for Christmas; lockdown order extended

Quebec premier offers 'moral contract' for Christmas; lockdown order extended

MONTREAL — Premier Francois Legault on Thursday offered Quebecers a "moral contract" for the Christmas holidays while extending lockdown orders across most of the province until Jan. 11. Gatherings up to 10 people will be allowed between Dec.
Indigenous students from Quebec still can't return to N.B. high school

Indigenous students from Quebec still can't return to N.B. high school

An intergovernmental dispute has kept more than 100 high school students from a Quebec Indigenous community out of the classroom at their New Brunswick high school for over a month.

Peel police end school resource officer program, cite negative impact on students

MISSISSAUGA — Police in Peel Region have ended a program that placed uniformed officers in schools, saying the long-running initiative had a negative impact on parts of the student population.

Burlington, Ont., hospital declares COVID-19 outbreak, four test positive

BURLINGTON, Ont. — A Burlington, Ont., hospital has declared an outbreak in one of its inpatient units after three health-care workers and one patient tested positive for COVID-19.