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Motorcyclist killed in Highway 427 crash; police looking for white Mercedes

TORONTO — Provincial police say a motorcyclist killed in a crash on Highway 4-2-7 may have been racing another vehicle. Officers are looking for a white Mercedes Benz that left the scene. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the Mercedes is likely showing damage.

Ford warns long-term care homes to ensure workers have access to PPE

TORONTO — Long-term care homes that don't provide personal protective equipment to their staff as they prepare to allow visitors inside those facilities will face consequences, Premier Doug Ford said Friday.

Ontario Medical Association wants province to re-think opening bars

The group representing Ontario's doctors wants the provincial government to reconsider allowing indoor bars to reopen. Bars were allowed to start serving customers indoors on Friday in parts of the province that are allowed to enter Stage 3.
Rise in Quebec COVID-19 cases due to private gatherings, not bars, Legault says

Rise in Quebec COVID-19 cases due to private gatherings, not bars, Legault says

MONTREAL — The recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Quebec is due to private gatherings rather than bar visits, Premier Francois Legault said Friday.
New Brunswick 'strongly considering' easing some border restrictions with Quebec

New Brunswick 'strongly considering' easing some border restrictions with Quebec

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick says it's "strongly considering" easing travel restrictions to allow some Quebec residents living near its border to visit the province without having to self-isolate for 14 days.
Slow start to eat-in dining as much of Ontario enters Stage 3 of reopening

Slow start to eat-in dining as much of Ontario enters Stage 3 of reopening

KITCHENER, Ont.
SIU looking to speak to another witness in death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet

SIU looking to speak to another witness in death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog says it's looking to speak to another witness in its investigation into the death of a Toronto woman who fell from her balcony while police were in her apartment.

Red panda gives birth to two healthy cubs at Toronto Zoo earlier this week

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo says a two-year-old red panda named Ila gave birth to two healthy cubs earlier this week. The zoo says it is the first time a red panda has been pregnant there in 24 years.

Suspended B.C. Mountie facing voyeurism and sexual assault charges in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Police say a suspended Mountie from Richmond, B.C., faces voyeurism and sexual assault charges in Ottawa.
Ontario will receive $7 billion of federal pandemic recovery package

Ontario will receive $7 billion of federal pandemic recovery package

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's frustration with a perceived lack of COVID-19 recovery funds flowing from the federal government turned to praise on Thursday as he learned the province would be receiving a $7 billion portion of a national aid package.