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Thunder Bay police charge 13 after probe into alleged cheque fraud

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say they've arrested 13 people in connection with an alleged fraudulent cheque scheme in the city.

Ontario ombudsman receives record number of complaints about provincial jails

TORONTO — Ontario's ombudsman said Tuesday that conditions in some of the province's correctional facilities have left him "shaken", and contributed to a record of over 6,000 complaints from inmates last year.
Quebec mandates masks on public transit but won't issue fines for non-compliance

Quebec mandates masks on public transit but won't issue fines for non-compliance

MONTREAL — Quebec is making masks mandatory for all public transit users, but Premier Francois Legault says police will not enforce the new rule and those who refuse to wear them won't be fined.
Google acquires Kitchener-Waterloo-based smart glasses company North

Google acquires Kitchener-Waterloo-based smart glasses company North

WATERLOO, Ont. — Google has acquired Kitchener-Waterloo-based smart glasses maker North.
Toronto city council passes motion on police reform, but rejects cuts to budget

Toronto city council passes motion on police reform, but rejects cuts to budget

Toronto city council has passed a motion seeking reform of the city's police department, but rejected a cut to the force's budget.
Quebec resumes daily COVID-19 updates; looking at mandatory masks on transit

Quebec resumes daily COVID-19 updates; looking at mandatory masks on transit

MONTREAL — Quebec may have to make masks mandatory on public transit to ensure people are ready in the event of a second wave of COVID-19 this fall, the province's public health director suggested Monday. Dr.

Farm, nail salon outbreaks contribute to spike in COVID-19 cases in Ontario

TORONTO — A spike in new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Monday was attributed to two recent outbreaks — one at a farm in Windsor-Essex and another linked to a nail salon in Kingston.

Ontario announces task force to review ways to revamp tow truck industry

TORONTO — A wave of alleged criminal activity rocking Ontario's tow truck industry clearly shows the need for stronger oversight, Premier Doug Ford said Monday as he announced a newly appointed task force would be reviewing ways to overhaul the secto

Five more test positive in COVID-19 outbreak tied to Kingston, Ont., nail salons

KINGSTON, Ont. — Five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak related to a nail salon in Kingston, Ont., including an employee at another salon.

Montreal bus driver seriously injured in crash with tractor trailer

MONTREAL — A Montreal bus driver is in critical condition after the bus he was driving slammed into a tractor-trailer in the city's north end.