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Montreal urging bar patrons, employees to get COVID-19 test after several cases

MONTREAL — Public health officials are urging anyone who has frequented a bar on the Island of Montreal since Canada Day to get a COVID-19 test after several cases stemming from drinking establishments.

Toronto Cat Rescue recovered 150 cats in bad condition from hoarding house

TORONTO — A cat rescue organization says it recovered more than a hundred cats from inside a home on Friday.

Boy, 3, and girl, 2, rushed to hospital following stabbing

TORONTO — Police say a one-year-old girl and three-year-old boy were rushed to hospital after being stabbed on Saturday morning.

Police say Pat Musitano fatally shot in Burlington, Ont., another man wounded

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Police say a man was fatally shot in Burlington, Ont., Friday afternoon and another is in hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound.

Police charge two Toronto women in death of former warlord in London, Ont.

LONDON, Ont. — Police in London, Ont., have charged two women in connection with the death of an alleged ex-warlord. They say two 22-year-old women from Toronto are both charged with accessory after the fact to assault with a weapon.

Funding for northern Ontario First Nations harm reduction greenlit by government

OTTAWA — The federal government is committing new funding toward harm reduction for First Nations in northern Ontario, in a move that one local leader says provides a "sense of relief" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials in Windsor-Essex ask province, feds to take lead on farm outbreaks

Officials in Windsor-Essex ask province, feds to take lead on farm outbreaks

Officials in Ontario's Windsor-Essex region called on the provincial or federal government Friday to take the reins in tackling COVID-19 outbreaks in farms, saying the situation requires more co-ordination than they can provide themselves.
Quebec town imposes masks after COVID-19 outbreak south of Montreal hits 80 cases

Quebec town imposes masks after COVID-19 outbreak south of Montreal hits 80 cases

MONTREAL — A COVID-19 outbreak linked to two house parties south of Montreal has grown to about 80 cases, Quebec's public health director announced Friday.
Heat wave the latest challenge to those living in encampments in Toronto

Heat wave the latest challenge to those living in encampments in Toronto

Mark Baratta sips a cold Gatorade outside his tent under the shade of a tree at a large encampment in Toronto's west end, the heat making his blue T-shirt cling to his skin. "I'm surviving," Baratta says as sweat trickles down his face.

Health-care unions considering political action over Ontario's emergency act

TORONTO — Unions representing Ontario's health-care workers say they're consulting with their memberships about taking political action in response to the province potentially extending its emergency powers.