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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.

Man who left Toronto psychiatric facility without permission found a day later

TORONTO — Police say a man who left a Toronto psychiatric facility without permission has been found. Investigators had been searching for Simon Shimout Napayok, 32, since Monday morning.
'Semi-normal:' restaurants, gyms, churches in Montreal allowed to reopen

'Semi-normal:' restaurants, gyms, churches in Montreal allowed to reopen

Montrealer Jacob McPhee was finally back at the gym on Monday, eager to start gaining back the 20 pounds of weight he had lost over the previous three months. "I'm a little discouraged and I want to gain it back," McPhee said.
Toronto, Peel to enter Stage 2, Windsor-Essex remains in Stage 1

Toronto, Peel to enter Stage 2, Windsor-Essex remains in Stage 1

TORONTO — Ontario's two largest regions will enter Stage 2 of the province's reopening plan Wednesday, with restaurant patios, hair salons and swimming pools in Toronto and Peel Region able to resume operations.

Provincial, federal governments to team for more farm inspections

TORONTO — Farms that employ migrant workers in Ontario will face expanded inspections starting this week, Premier Doug Ford said Monday as both he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted at further action against farmers not following safety rules.

Toronto officer now allegedly linked to illegal tow truck scheme

TORONTO — A Toronto police officer arrested last week in the theft of a police radio has now allegedly been linked to an illegal operation benefiting the tow truck industry. Toronto police said Monday that 11 people, including 47-year-old Const.

Police looking for driver after woman killed in hit-and-run in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — A 23-year-old man has been charged in a hit-and-run that killed a woman in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Saturday night. Niagara Regional Police say officers responded to a crash near Lundy's Lane and Beaverdams Road around 8:40 p.m.