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Ontario government defends back-to-school plan despite contradictions

TORONTO — Ontario's premier stood by the province's back-to-school plans on Tuesday as federal officials offered up COVID-19-prevention guidelines that appeared to contradict those revealed by provincial officials last week.
Kahnawake postpones reopening plans as new Quebec COVID-19 cases remain steady

Kahnawake postpones reopening plans as new Quebec COVID-19 cases remain steady

MONTREAL — While Quebec moved this week to allow gatherings of up to 250 people both indoors and outdoors, a Mohawk community south of Montreal is taking a much more cautious approach amid a steady number of COVID-19 cases in the province.

Toronto teacher charged with sexual assault; cops believe more victims possible

TORONTO — Police in Toronto say they have charged a teacher with sexually assaulting a minor, and investigators are concerned there could be other victims.
Ontario reports four more COVID deaths, 91 new cases; 78 in hospital

Ontario reports four more COVID deaths, 91 new cases; 78 in hospital

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 91 new cases of COVID-19. In addition, another four people died of coronavirus disease. The figures for Monday come after an increase of 88 cases on Sunday and no reported deaths.
New obesity guidelines focus on root causes, bias against overweight patients

New obesity guidelines focus on root causes, bias against overweight patients

OTTAWA — New guidelines for treating obesity stress the need to focus on root causes rather than weight loss alone.
Windsor-Essex to stay in Stage 2 given COVID infections of farmworkers

Windsor-Essex to stay in Stage 2 given COVID infections of farmworkers

TORONTO — The Ontario government says Windsor-Essex will remain in Stage 2 of the province's COVID-19 reopening strategy for the time being.
Toronto's COVID-19 housing project winds down, but residents hope for change

Toronto's COVID-19 housing project winds down, but residents hope for change

TORONTO — COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on some of Toronto's most vulnerable communities, but for two residents of a new housing project in the city's midtown area, the pandemic has been an unexpected blessing.
New 250-person public gathering limit fairly low-risk: Quebec health official

New 250-person public gathering limit fairly low-risk: Quebec health official

MONTREAL — The decision to allow public gatherings of up to 250 people comes with a relatively low risk of COVID-19 transmission compared to other riskier social activities, Quebec's public health director said Monday. Dr.
Public health poll probes Quebecers' perceptions, conspiracies on COVID-19

Public health poll probes Quebecers' perceptions, conspiracies on COVID-19

MONTREAL — A survey commissioned by Quebec health authorities on attitudes and behaviours around COVID-19 has found that nearly one-quarter of respondents believe the novel coronavirus was created in a laboratory.

Families unhappy with back-to-school plans turn to bubbles, private tutors

TORONTO — COVID-19 fears will keep Rachel Danzinger-Marmer from sending her two grade-schoolers back to class this fall.