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Ontario schools likely to see mix of in-class, online learning in September

TORONTO — Ontario students will likely return to school in September with a mix of in-class and remote learning, the government announced Friday, though boards will develop various scenarios, depending on how COVID-19 is spreading at that point.

Toronto police board member wants better system to respond to those in crisis

TORONTO — The community needs better options than calling police to respond to mental health crises, a Toronto police board member said Friday.

Animal rights activist killed while protesting pigs en route to slaughterhouse

A long-time animal rights activist died after being hit by a truck while protesting outside a slaughterhouse west of Toronto on Friday, her friend said.

Victim of multi-vehicle crash in Brampton, Ont., identified as teacher

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The woman killed along with her three young daughters in a multi-vehicle crash in Brampton, Ont.

One dead after shooting in Toronto; police seeking suspects

Toronto police say a man has died after a shooting in the city's north end. Investigators say they were initially told that multiple people were shot at about 11:40 a.m., but they later learned there was only one victim.

Three children, one woman dead after crash in Brampton, Ont., police say

BRAMPTON, Ont. — A woman and three of her children died Thursday following a four-vehicle crash in Brampton, Ont., that is now being investigated by the province's police watchdog.

Toronto police board postpones weighing anti-racism report to hold consultations

TORONTO — The body that oversees the Toronto Police Service says it will postpone weighing a report on anti-Black racism until broader public consultations are conducted on the issue.
Most Quebecers believe first wave of COVID-19 is over, survey finds

Most Quebecers believe first wave of COVID-19 is over, survey finds

MONTREAL — An online survey suggests Quebecers are the most likely in Canada to believe the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, despite having the highest caseload in the country by far.
Ontario to pilot COVID contact tracing app, expected to launch July 2

Ontario to pilot COVID contact tracing app, expected to launch July 2

TORONTO — Ontario is launching a mobile app to help track cases of COVID-19, the premier announced Thursday, and the province is replacing outdated public health systems to boost its ability to contain the spread of the virus as more regions reopen.

Police seize more than 120,000 fentanyl pills in multiple drug raids

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Provincial police say they seized more than 120,000 fentanyl pills and 70 kilograms of fentanyl powder in a series of raids in the Greater Toronto Area. They say it's the largest-ever fentanyl seizure by Ontario law enforcement.