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Ontario surpasses 300,000 COVID-19 infections, allows vaccines for homeless

Ontario surpasses 300,000 COVID-19 infections, allows vaccines for homeless

TORONTO — Ontario has expanded the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccination drive to include residents experiencing homelessness, its largest municipality announced on Sunday as the province eclipsed 300,000 total infections since the onset of the glo

Quebec reports 737 COVID-19 cases, nine deaths as variant cases jump

MONTREAL — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants in Quebec jumped by more than 100 on Sunday, on the eve of a ramp-up in the province's mass vaccination plan.
Police arrest son of woman killed after calling for help from city park

Police arrest son of woman killed after calling for help from city park

Toronto police say a 37-year-old man has been charged in the death of his mother, who they allege died after calling first responders seeking help while walking in a west-end park.
Ontario approaching sobering milestone as COVID-19 variants push cases near 300,000

Ontario approaching sobering milestone as COVID-19 variants push cases near 300,000

TORONTO — An Ontario cottage-country mayor called for a more flexible approach to COVID-19 containment on Saturday ahead of both new lockdown measures for his municipality and a sobering milestone in the province's efforts to curb virus transmission.
Quebec reports 858 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths on one year anniversary of first case

Quebec reports 858 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths on one year anniversary of first case

MONTREAL — Quebec's premier issued a caution about a growing number of COVID-19 cases tied to variants of concern on Saturday, but also expressed optimism that an escalating vaccination drive could offer relief from a situation that began playing out
Provincial police continue probe of fatal house explosion in Laurentians

Provincial police continue probe of fatal house explosion in Laurentians

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police say a body was discovered in the rubble of a home that exploded in Morin-Heights on Friday in the Laurentians. Police say there was an explosion that preceded a fire on the property that was brought under control.
Ontario schools make plans for virtual graduations as pandemic drags on

Ontario schools make plans for virtual graduations as pandemic drags on

Several schools in Ontario are already planning virtual graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021 as the pandemic makes in-person celebrations unlikely.
Experts caution against the temptation to comparison shop COVID-19 vaccines

Experts caution against the temptation to comparison shop COVID-19 vaccines

TORONTO — While it’s tempting to compare various aspects of AstraZeneca-Oxford’s newly approved COVID-19 vaccine to others, several experts cautioned against focusing on data that is not comparable and the danger of underrating the product’s ability
New procurement system stalled restocking of PPE ahead of pandemic: health minister

New procurement system stalled restocking of PPE ahead of pandemic: health minister

TORONTO — The Ontario government's switch to a centralized procurement system stalled the replenishment of the province's stockpile of personal protective equipment in the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, an independent commission heard thi
Thunder Bay, Simcoe Muskoka moving into lockdown after spike in COVID-19 cases

Thunder Bay, Simcoe Muskoka moving into lockdown after spike in COVID-19 cases

Two Ontario regions struggling with COVID-19 outbreaks will be moving back into lockdown next week, while public health restrictions will be loosened elsewhere in the province.