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Montreal opens 2020 bike-sharing season, with free rides for health-care workers

Montreal is rolling out its annual public bicycle-sharing service and offering 30 days free for health-care workers.
Experts: Pandemic likely a boon for wildlife as humans stay home

Experts: Pandemic likely a boon for wildlife as humans stay home

Ontario's wildlife will likely experience a population boom thanks to an ongoing state of emergency that is keeping most people in the province at home, a pair of experts say.
Ontario extends state of emergency, pledges more help for long-term care homes

Ontario extends state of emergency, pledges more help for long-term care homes

TORONTO — Ontario extended its state of emergency for another four weeks on Tuesday, as Premier Doug Ford pledged to move more resources to the province's hard-hit long-term care homes.

COVID-19 spreading among Toronto's homeless, with 30 cases reported

TORONTO — At least 30 people using homeless and refugee shelters in Toronto have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Tuesday.
Quebec looking for reinforcements for COVID-19 fight in long-term care homes

Quebec looking for reinforcements for COVID-19 fight in long-term care homes

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is looking for reinforcements in its fight against COVID-19 in the province's understaffed long-term care homes.
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.