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COVID-19: Quebec to add checkpoints, forbid non-essential travel to eight regions

COVID-19: Quebec to add checkpoints, forbid non-essential travel to eight regions

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is moving to protect some of the province's more remote regions from the spread of COVID-19 by setting up checkpoints to block non-essential travel.

Quebec lawyer recovering after being shot in leg at home: law firm

MONTREAL — A Montreal law firm says one of its lawyers was shot in an attack at his home Thursday evening. Nicholas Daudelin was at home in Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., when people unknown to him showed up at his door.
Ontario reports three new COVID-19 deaths, including nursing home residents

Ontario reports three new COVID-19 deaths, including nursing home residents

TORONTO — Ontario reported 135 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths Friday, including two at a nursing home that local officials say is the site of the province's largest outbreak.
Avoid travel to COVID-19 hot spots Montreal and Eastern Townships: Quebec Premier

Avoid travel to COVID-19 hot spots Montreal and Eastern Townships: Quebec Premier

MONTREAL — Premier Francois Legault on Friday warned against travelling to Montreal or the Eastern Townships — the two hardest-hit regions in the province for COVID-19 — and urged people who lived in those two hot spots to stay there.

Ontario NDP calls for financial support for renters and making evictions illegal

NDP leader Andrea Horwath is calling on the Ontario government to help tenants who can't pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
McDonald's employee charged after faking COVID-19, forcing restaurant to close

McDonald's employee charged after faking COVID-19, forcing restaurant to close

Hamilton police say they've charged a teenage fast-food employee after she allegedly faked a doctor's note saying she had COVID-19.

Two long-term care home residents die after COVID-19 outbreak

BOBCAYGEON, Ont. — A regional health unit says two members of a long-term care home have died after developing symptoms following a COVID-19 outbreak.
Advocates say Toronto's homeless face dire situation as support collapses

Advocates say Toronto's homeless face dire situation as support collapses

TORONTO — COVID-19 could soon "explode" within Toronto's homeless population as government actions to curb the spread of the illness have the opposite effect on those who live without housing, advocates and front-line workers say.
Authorities report two more deaths in Quebec, bringing COVID-19 toll to eight

Authorities report two more deaths in Quebec, bringing COVID-19 toll to eight

MONTREAL — Quebec reported another large increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday and added two more deaths as Premier Francois Legault called for volunteers to help those unable to buy food.

Ontario preparing an anti-price gouging order, Ford says

TORONTO — Ontario is preparing an order to fight what Premier Doug Ford is calling "disgusting" price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the province ramps up its testing capacity to handle the growing number of infections.