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Quebec records 17 more COVID-19 deaths, announces end to daily updates

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 17 new deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including 11 in the last 24 hours. There were also 53 new cases, for a total of 54,937. There are 500 people in hospital, down 15 from the previous day.

Powerful thunderstorms leave thousands of Quebecers without power

MONTREAL — Thousands of Quebecers were without power this morning after powerful storms swept through the province. As of 9 a.m.

Smaller, virtual day camps hope to replace in-person experience amid COVID-19

MONTREAL — Despite being allowed to operate, some day camps in Quebec and Ontario are turning to the internet to keep children entertained this summer.

Outbreaks on farms are holding back the entire region, says Windsor, Ont., mayor

TORONTO — Tensions are mounting in Windsor-Essex, Ont., over the region's continued pandemic lockdown, with a local mayor and some business owners saying public health officials haven't done enough to halt the spread of COVID-19 on local farms.

Hamilton school board scraps program that placed police officers in schools

A school board in Hamilton has ended a program that placed police officers in elementary and high schools, as some school boards across Canada weigh their own programs amid ongoing protests denouncing racism and police violence.
Liberal staffer working at Quebec's legislature being tested for COVID-19

Liberal staffer working at Quebec's legislature being tested for COVID-19

MONTREAL — An employee of the Quebec Liberal party is being tested for COVID-19 after she exhibited symptoms of the novel coronavirus, leading to the suspension of a legislative committee on which she worked.

Peel board parts ways with education director after anti-Black racism reports

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Peel District School Board has parted ways with its director of education following reports on persistent anti-Black racism within the board. The board says effective immediately, Peter Joshua is no longer with the board.

Ontario unveils new elementary math curriculum with coding, budgeting

TORONTO — Ontario elementary students will be taught a new math curriculum starting in September that incorporates learning to code, expanded learning on financial literacy, and a return to memorizing multiplication tables.

Ontario child dies with, but not from, COVID-19, officials say

TORONTO — Ontario has recorded the first death of a child with COVID-19, though officials say it does not appear to be the cause. Toronto Public Health says a child under the age of 10 died with the disease, but not as a result of it.

Quebec watchdog investigating after man dies during police intervention

MONTREAL — Quebec's police watchdog announced Tuesday morning it was investigating the death of a 53-year-old man after an officer shot him during an intervention northeast of Montreal.