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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.

Home for disabled residents at centre of staff walkout report 12 COVID-19 cases

The executive director of a group home for people with disabilities says the number of positive COVID-19 cases at the facility continues to climb. Shelley Brillinger says 12 of the 40 residents currently living at Participation House in Markham, Ont.
Quebec government declares residential construction essential service

Quebec government declares residential construction essential service

MONTREAL — The Quebec government will allow some residential construction to resume as an essential service during the COVID-19 shutdown that has brought much of the provincial economy to a halt.
Legault assures Quebec won't reopen schools, daycares without weighing risks for kids

Legault assures Quebec won't reopen schools, daycares without weighing risks for kids

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he won't put children at risk after blowback from parents and teachers over talk of sending kids back to school and daycare in the coming weeks after an extended COVID-19 shutdown.

SIU investigates after man, 28, hit by Toronto police cruiser

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after it says a man was struck by a Toronto police cruiser during his arrest. The Special Investigations Unit says officers were responding to a robbery in the city's downtown core around 6:40 p.m.
Refugee shelter in Toronto reports outbreak of COVID-19

Refugee shelter in Toronto reports outbreak of COVID-19

A refugee shelter in downtown Toronto is reporting four cases of COVID-19, a problem the organization managing the facility said extends to other shelters in the city.

Quebec records 39 new COVID-19 deaths as cases approach the 13,000-mark

MONTREAL — Quebec recorded its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in over a week on Sunday, even as health officials announced 39 new deaths.

Ontario extends emergency orders, reports 31 new deaths from COVID-19

TORONTO — Thousands of Ontario businesses have answered the call to help manufacture supplies for the fight against COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford said on Saturday as the province extended emergency measures for two more weeks.