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Funeral homes bracing for wave of memorial services when restrictions lifted

Scott MacCoubrey looked at his growing list of postponed memorial services and realized he might have a problem. He and his staff at MacCoubrey Funeral Homes in Cobourg and Colborne, Ont.
Drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather granted day parole

Drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather granted day parole

A Toronto-area drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather was granted day parole Tuesday, nearly five years after the horrific crash that devastated a family and sparked national mourning.
Quebec to reopen retail, construction and manufacturing businesses

Quebec to reopen retail, construction and manufacturing businesses

MONTREAL — Quebec's economic recovery plan unveiled Tuesday aims to reopen the province's retail, construction and manufacturing sectors by mid-May, allowing roughly 500,000 people who had been temporarily laid off during the pandemic to return to wo
Delayed cardiac surgeries due to pandemic may have caused 35 deaths: minister

Delayed cardiac surgeries due to pandemic may have caused 35 deaths: minister

TORONTO — An Ontario hospital network has estimated that 35 people may have died during the COVID-19 pandemic because their cardiac surgeries weren't performed, Health Minister Christine Elliott said Tuesday.

Police in Aylmer, Ont., consulting with Crown about church's drive-in services

AYLMER, Ont. — Police in Aylmer, Ont., say they're consulting with prosecutors on how to proceed with a local church that continues to defy the province's emergency orders.
SickKids COVID-19 outbreak infects teen patient's parents, clinical team member

SickKids COVID-19 outbreak infects teen patient's parents, clinical team member

Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children says it now has two patients with unrelated cases of COVID-19 — and one of them is linked to an outbreak that infected their parents and a member of the clinical team.

Ontario elementary teachers ratify contract deal with provincial government

TORONTO — Ontario's elementary teachers have ratified their new contract with the provincial government. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario says 97 per cent of its teacher members voted in favour of the three-year deal.

Mental Health Commission launches free mental health tools for essential workers

OTTAWA — The Mental Health Commission of Canada is offering free online mental health programs to essential workers struggling with the emotional and psychological strain of COVID-19.
Quebec plans to reopen all elementary schools and daycares by May 19

Quebec plans to reopen all elementary schools and daycares by May 19

MONTREAL — Premier Francois Legault launched the first step of Quebec's recovery plan from COVID-19 on Monday, saying that as long as the health-care system doesn't become overwhelmed between now and then, elementary schools and daycares in most of t
Foodora to shut down in Canada on May 11 amid profitability challenges

Foodora to shut down in Canada on May 11 amid profitability challenges

TORONTO — Food delivery app Foodora is closing its Canadian operations in May, just months after a key labour board decision laid the groundwork for the company's workers to push for unionization.