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Ontario jail closing after 60 inmates, 8 staff test positive for COVID-19

Ontario jail closing after 60 inmates, 8 staff test positive for COVID-19

A jail in Brampton, Ont., will be temporarily shut down after authorities said 60 inmates and eight staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Quebec suspends non-essential surgeries to add staff to long-term care homes

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is delaying non-essential activities in hospitals for the next two weeks to free up all available doctors and nurses to work full time in long-term care homes hit hard by COVID-19.

Ontario reaches deal with last teachers' union ending tense bargaining round

TORONTO — The Ontario government has brought a contentious round of bargaining with the province's teachers to an end, reaching a tentative deal with the final major union without a contract.

Man, 23, charged with second-degree murder in killing of Toronto dentist

TORONTO — A 23-year-old man has been charged in the killing of a dentist whose body was found inside a north Toronto home last week.

COVID-19 continues to ravage Quebec seniors' homes as deaths hit 877

MONTREAL — COVID-19 continued its cruel march through Quebec's long-term care homes on Sunday, as the province raised its death toll by 72 and the Canadian Armed Forces prepared to step in to lend a hand.

568 new cases of COVID-19, 39 related deaths reported Sunday: health officials

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting another 568 cases of COVID-19 and 39 more deaths related to the virus today. The province now has a total of 10,578 confirmed cases and a death toll of 553. Health officials have marked 5,209 cases as resolved.

Police watchdog investigating after man dies following police interaction

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a man died following an apartment fire during a police interaction in Toronto. The Special Investigations Unit says Toronto police first responded to a call for an assault on Friday evening.
Ford announces $20 million for vaccine research as COVID-19 cases top 10,000

Ford announces $20 million for vaccine research as COVID-19 cases top 10,000

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford committed $20 million in funding for Ontario researchers working on a vaccine for COVID-19, as cases of the virus topped 10,000 in the province. Ford warned that life won't return to normal without a vaccine.

Ontario SIU investigating death of Toronto man in apartment fire

TORONTO — Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating the death of a 32-year-old man in a Toronto apartment fire. Toronto police were dispatched to an apartment building Friday evening for an assault call.
Personal support worker at Toronto long-term care home dies of COVID-19: union

Personal support worker at Toronto long-term care home dies of COVID-19: union

TORONTO — A personal support worker at a Toronto long-term care home has died of COVID-19, her union said Friday, as Ontario reported 55 new deaths and 564 new cases, most of them in long-term care.