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Ontario reports 260 more COVID-19 cases; provincial total at 1,966

Ontario reports 260 more COVID-19 cases; provincial total at 1,966

TORONTO — Ontario reported 260 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, as the provincial government grappled with the spread of the virus in long-term care homes.

Ontario strikes deals with French-language, elementary teachers' unions

TORONTO — Ontario has reached tentative contract agreements with the unions representing the province's 12,000 French-language teachers and 83,000 elementary teachers.

Guards refuse to work in Ottawa jail over lack of COVID-19 screening protocols

Guards at an Ottawa jail refused to work Tuesday morning due to the lack of COVID-19 screening of those going inside the institution, the union representing its correctional workers said.
Ontario to close schools until May 4, unveils online learning plan

Ontario to close schools until May 4, unveils online learning plan

TORONTO — Schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 4 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday, as his government introduced a new plan for students to continue learning at home.
Montreal health officials report two COVID-19 deaths, 12 cases in seniors facility

Montreal health officials report two COVID-19 deaths, 12 cases in seniors facility

MONTREAL — Quebec seniors homes and long-term care facilities are emerging as a critical zone in the fight against COVID-19, with more than 400 facilities reporting cases, public health officials said Tuesday.
Quebec warns of possible equipment shortage as COVID-19 cases soar above 4,000

Quebec warns of possible equipment shortage as COVID-19 cases soar above 4,000

MONTREAL — Quebec reported more than 700 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as Premier Francois Legault warned that the province could face a shortage of medical equipment in the coming days.
Ont. town names 'chief positivity officer' to raise community spirits

Ont. town names 'chief positivity officer' to raise community spirits

NEWMARKET, Ont. — The Town of Newmarket is preaching positivity as part of a campaign to raise community spirit in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hamilton cops charge man with selling cocaine, operating non-essential business

Hamilton police have laid trafficking charges against an alleged drug dealer — and slapped on a fine for operating a non-essential business. Const. Jerome Stewart says drug unit officers began following an aggressive driver on Friday.
Ontario reports 351 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

Ontario reports 351 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario reported 351 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths Monday, as Premier Doug Ford warned the province could soon face a shortage of critical medical supplies.

COVID-19: Premier orders most Quebec stores closed Sundays to give workers a break

MONTREAL — In an attempt to give frontline retail workers a break during the COVID-19 pandemic, Quebec Premier Francois Legault on Monday ordered most of the stores still allowed to operate to close on Sundays during the month of April.