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Ontario allows alcohol delivery, takeout with food orders in light of COVID-19

Ontario allows alcohol delivery, takeout with food orders in light of COVID-19

TORONTO — Restaurants and bars in Ontario will temporarily be allowed to sell alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders as part of new measures meant to help businesses and residents weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

Man, 22, charged with first-degree murder in Brantford, Ont., double homicide

Police say they've charged a 22-year-old man with murder in the killing of two people in Brantford, Ont. Sixty-four-year-old Larry Reynolds and 62-year-old Dorothy Lynn VanEvery were found dead in their home on the morning of July 18, 2019.
Ontario municipalities worry about going in the red as COVID-19 drains coffers

Ontario municipalities worry about going in the red as COVID-19 drains coffers

A group representing Ontario's municipalities is asking the province to commit enough cash to keep cities from going into debt amid concerns that COVID-19 will throw them into a fiscal hole so deep they can't climb out.
Ontario introduces $17B COVID-19 package; more than doubles deficit

Ontario introduces $17B COVID-19 package; more than doubles deficit

TORONTO — Ontario introduced a $17-billion package Wednesday to support the province through the COVID-19 outbreak, including an influx of cash for the health sector, direct payments to parents, and tax breaks for businesses.

Teen charged after allegedly shooting friend by accident while playing with gun

NORTH PERTH, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police have charged a 15-year-old who they allege accidentally shot a friend while playing with a gun in Perth County.
Ontario reports 100 new COVID-19 cases, total now 688

Ontario reports 100 new COVID-19 cases, total now 688

TORONTO — Ontario reported four new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday evening, bringing the provincial total to 13. The new figures come as the province saw its largest single-day spike in new cases.
Quebecers "in a fight" against COVID-19, Legault says as more deaths announced

Quebecers "in a fight" against COVID-19, Legault says as more deaths announced

Quebecers are in the battle of their lives against COVID-19, Premier Francois Legault said Wednesday as the province's death toll rose to six from four.

Highlights of Ontario's COVID-19 fiscal plan

TORONTO — Ontario introduced a $17-billion package Wednesday to provide COVID-19 relief.

Ontario to spend $2.1 B to bolster health system COVID-19 response

TORONTO — Ontario will pump over $2.1 billion into its health-care system to bolster its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing province's total to 588

Ontario reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing province's total to 588

TORONTO — Ontario reported 85 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 588, as non-essential businesses in the province prepared to close. The large increase included two more deaths, both in long-term care home residents.