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Youths report feeling sad, afraid of novel coronavirus during pandemic: survey

Youths report feeling sad, afraid of novel coronavirus during pandemic: survey

TORONTO — Lily Francois battled insomnia for a solid week, waking up at 3 a.m., and then struggling to get back to sleep. So the 13-year-old from Cole Harbour, N.S.
Quebec summer day camps to operate with COVID-19 distancing measures

Quebec summer day camps to operate with COVID-19 distancing measures

MONTREAL — Quebec will permit day camps across the province to open this summer, Premier Francois Legault announced Thursday as he also paid a visit to Laval, a city north of Montreal hard-hit by COVID-19.

Ontario cancels plan to build new courthouse in Halton Region

TORONTO — Ontario has cancelled a plan to build a new courthouse in Halton Region, with the province's attorney general saying the government needs to rethink how the justice system will operate after the pandemic.
Ford asks health officials to deliver new COVID-19 testing plan

Ford asks health officials to deliver new COVID-19 testing plan

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford said Thursday he has asked health officials to deliver a plan for expanded COVID-19 testing next week, after Ontario's testing rates dropped in recent days and continue to lag well behind its capacity.
Summer camp closures crushing but necessary, industry insiders say

Summer camp closures crushing but necessary, industry insiders say

The Ontario government's decision to cancel overnight summer camps due to the ongoing risks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic is both medically necessary and potentially disastrous, according to people involved with the industry.

Former teacher accused in sexual assault at elementary school in Caledon, Ont.

CALEDON, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say they've charged a former teacher in an alleged sexual assault that took place sometime between 2014 and 2015. Provincial police say the incident happened at an elementary school in Caledon, Ont.

Toronto police looking for suspect in two alleged sexual assaults

Toronto police say they're looking for the same suspect in two alleged sexual assaults. Police say the incidents happened in the city's north end Wednesday evening.
Quebec slowly reopens but Mohawks demand their territory remains closed

Quebec slowly reopens but Mohawks demand their territory remains closed

MONTREAL — As Quebec continued to slowly reopen Wednesday following weeks of pandemic-induced shutdowns, members of the Mohawk community of Kanesatake outside Montreal demanded that authorities slow down.

Fire that killed 12-year-old boy in Markham, Ont., not suspicious: police

TORONTO — Police say a fire that killed a boy inside a home north of Toronto is not suspicious. York regional police say the body believed to belong to a 12-year-old boy was found inside the Markham, Ont., home Tuesday.

Ford 'shocked' by COVID-19 testing numbers, vows they will increase

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford is vowing to increase COVID-19 testing after several days of low numbers, while also warning he will re-enact restrictions if the amount of new cases climbs.