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COVID-19 rapid tests deployed to some Ontario hospitals, long-term care homes: govt

COVID-19 rapid tests deployed to some Ontario hospitals, long-term care homes: govt

TORONTO — COVID-19 rapid tests are now being used in some Ontario hospitals and long-term care homes, with more set to be distributed across the health-care system in the coming weeks, the provincial government said Tuesday.

London, Ont., hospital declares outbreak at more units, 41 total cases

A hospital in London, Ont., is discontinuing admissions to all medical units for the next seven days as it fights several COVID-19 outbreaks that have so far infected 41 patients and staff.
Quebec tightens Christmas gathering rules as province reports dozens of deaths

Quebec tightens Christmas gathering rules as province reports dozens of deaths

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has tightened its rules surrounding Christmas gatherings, specifying on Tuesday that people will only be able to attend two holiday events during a four-day window.
Survey of university students, faculty suggests online learning has negative impact

Survey of university students, faculty suggests online learning has negative impact

A survey of university students, faculty, and academic librarians in Ontario suggests that the shift to online learning during the pandemic has negatively affected the quality of the educational experience.

38 cases linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Windsor, Ont., elementary school

WINDSOR, Ont. — Public health officials say 29 students and nine staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak at a Windsor, Ont., elementary school. Frank W. Begley Elementary has been closed since Nov.
Health-care staff talk of devastating COVID toll on working conditions, mental health

Health-care staff talk of devastating COVID toll on working conditions, mental health

TORONTO — Anxiety-ridden and overworked health-care workers say they feel abandoned in their increasingly desperate struggle to cope with COVID-19, a new small-scale study suggests.

Windsor mayor apologizes for breaking COVID-19 rules when dining out

WINDSOR, Ont. — The mayor of Windsor, Ont., has apologized for breaking COVID-19 rules when dining out with seven other people last week.

Police charge woman with second-degree in stabbing death of Toronto man

Toronto police say they have arrested and charged a 24-year-old woman in the stabbing death of a 32-year-old man. Police say officers found a woman suffering from injuries on Nov. 16.

Miss Vickie's chips recalled in Eastern Canada were also shipped west

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Miss Vickie's Canada says some of its potato chips that were part of a recall in Eastern Canada earlier this month due to possible glass contamination were inadvertently shipped west.
Ontario appoints retired Gen. Rick Hillier to lead province's vaccine rollout

Ontario appoints retired Gen. Rick Hillier to lead province's vaccine rollout

TORONTO — The former head of the Canadian Forces will lead Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Premier Doug Ford said Monday, announcing the high-profile appointment as Toronto and a neighbouring hot spot went into lockdown. Ford said retired Gen.