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Toronto Transit Commission to temporarily lay off 1,200 staff members

Toronto's public transit operator says it's temporarily laying off 1,200 employees as a result of a huge drop in ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto transit operator lays off 1,200 amid pandemic-related ridership plunge

Toronto's public transit operator says it's temporarily laying off 1,200 employees as a result of a huge drop in ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Downtown Toronto condo fire causes extensive damage, prompts evacuation

Downtown Toronto condo fire causes extensive damage, prompts evacuation

TORONTO — A third-floor condo fire sent thick clouds of black smoke over part of downtown Toronto on Thursday, forcing scores of people from their homes.
Ontario to call in military help to fight COVID-19 in long-term care homes

Ontario to call in military help to fight COVID-19 in long-term care homes

TORONTO — Ontario is calling in military assistance and expanding testing as it battles the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care homes, where nearly 3,000 people have been infected and almost 450 residents have died.
Quebec calls for military help to bolster long-term care staffing

Quebec calls for military help to bolster long-term care staffing

MONTREAL — Unable to address a major shortage of front-line staff at its long-term care homes hit hard by COVID-19, Quebec asked the federal government Wednesday to send 1,000 Canadian Forces members to work at vulnerable residences.

Arrest made in death of 73-year-old man in central Ontario

KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont. — Provincial police say they've made an arrest in the alleged homicide of a 73-year-old man from Kawartha Lakes, Ont. They say they were called to a local home on Tuesday and found the man's body outside.

Toronto's High Park to close during cherry blossom season due to COVID-19

Toronto's High Park will be closed during cherry blossom season in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. The city says the park's Sakura trees typically draw tens of thousands of visitors during peak bloom times.
Amputations, organ failure, blood clotting: The range of complications in COVID-19 cases

Amputations, organ failure, blood clotting: The range of complications in COVID-19 cases

TORONTO — Canadian Broadway star Nick Cordero's recent leg amputation due to complications from COVID-19 is an example of a constellation of things that can go wrong during severe bodily infections, say doctors.
Pediatricians fear possible slide in vaccines may compromise herd immunity

Pediatricians fear possible slide in vaccines may compromise herd immunity

TORONTO — Pediatricians are urging parents to maintain their children's vaccination schedule amid the COVID-19 scare, cautioning that even a slight dip in inoculation rates could jeopardize herd immunity for a host of other ailments.
Quebec long-term care home hit with class action after 69 residents die of COVID-19

Quebec long-term care home hit with class action after 69 residents die of COVID-19

MONTREAL — The son of a 94-year-old Quebec woman who died of COVID-19 at one of the province's hardest-hit long-term care homes has filed a class action lawsuit application against the government-run residence, where at least 68 others have died from