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Long-term care 'needs to be changed,' Ford says as mother-in-law tests positive

Long-term care 'needs to be changed,' Ford says as mother-in-law tests positive

TORONTO — Long-term care in Ontario "needs to be changed," an emotional Doug Ford said Thursday, moments before his office confirmed the premier's mother-in-law, who lives in a seniors home, had tested positive for COVID-19.
Ontario jail guards allowed to wear masks during pandemic after deal reached

Ontario jail guards allowed to wear masks during pandemic after deal reached

Correctional officers in Ontario have resolved a weeks-long dispute with the government over permission to wear face masks inside provincial jails during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto Transit Commission to temporarily lay off 1,200 staff members

Toronto's public transit operator says it's temporarily laying off 1,200 employees as a result of a huge drop in ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto transit operator lays off 1,200 amid pandemic-related ridership plunge

Toronto's public transit operator says it's temporarily laying off 1,200 employees as a result of a huge drop in ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Downtown Toronto condo fire causes extensive damage, prompts evacuation

Downtown Toronto condo fire causes extensive damage, prompts evacuation

TORONTO — A third-floor condo fire sent thick clouds of black smoke over part of downtown Toronto on Thursday, forcing scores of people from their homes.
Ontario to call in military help to fight COVID-19 in long-term care homes

Ontario to call in military help to fight COVID-19 in long-term care homes

TORONTO — Ontario is calling in military assistance and expanding testing as it battles the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care homes, where nearly 3,000 people have been infected and almost 450 residents have died.
Quebec calls for military help to bolster long-term care staffing

Quebec calls for military help to bolster long-term care staffing

MONTREAL — Unable to address a major shortage of front-line staff at its long-term care homes hit hard by COVID-19, Quebec asked the federal government Wednesday to send 1,000 Canadian Forces members to work at vulnerable residences.

Arrest made in death of 73-year-old man in central Ontario

KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont. — Provincial police say they've made an arrest in the alleged homicide of a 73-year-old man from Kawartha Lakes, Ont. They say they were called to a local home on Tuesday and found the man's body outside.

Toronto's High Park to close during cherry blossom season due to COVID-19

Toronto's High Park will be closed during cherry blossom season in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. The city says the park's Sakura trees typically draw tens of thousands of visitors during peak bloom times.
Amputations, organ failure, blood clotting: The range of complications in COVID-19 cases

Amputations, organ failure, blood clotting: The range of complications in COVID-19 cases

TORONTO — Canadian Broadway star Nick Cordero's recent leg amputation due to complications from COVID-19 is an example of a constellation of things that can go wrong during severe bodily infections, say doctors.