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Ontario introduces $17B COVID-19 package; more than doubles deficit

Ontario introduces $17B COVID-19 package; more than doubles deficit

TORONTO — Ontario introduced a $17-billion package Wednesday to support the province through the COVID-19 outbreak, including an influx of cash for the health sector, direct payments to parents, and tax breaks for businesses.

Teen charged after allegedly shooting friend by accident while playing with gun

NORTH PERTH, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police have charged a 15-year-old who they allege accidentally shot a friend while playing with a gun in Perth County.
CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie looking to keep Canadian football fans informed

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie looking to keep Canadian football fans informed

TORONTO — Randy Ambrosie hasn't forgotten about CFL fans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The league's commissioner will hold a video town hall question-and-answer session with football supporters Friday at noon ET on the league's website.
Juno Awards organizers 'hold off indefinitely' on revealing this year's winners

Juno Awards organizers 'hold off indefinitely' on revealing this year's winners

TORONTO — Hang tight, the winners of the cancelled Juno Awards will still be announced, but it won't be any time soon.
Ontario reports 100 new COVID-19 cases, total now 688

Ontario reports 100 new COVID-19 cases, total now 688

TORONTO — Ontario reported four new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday evening, bringing the provincial total to 13. The new figures come as the province saw its largest single-day spike in new cases.
CBC Sports chief can refocus Olympic planning with Games set for 2021

CBC Sports chief can refocus Olympic planning with Games set for 2021

TORONTO — After a whirlwind few days was capped with the postponement of the Tokyo Games until 2021, CBC Sports & Olympics executive director Chris Wilson can breathe a little easier.
7-inning doubleheaders? MLBers open to considering new ideas

7-inning doubleheaders? MLBers open to considering new ideas

TORONTO — If Major League Baseball needs to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, perhaps this idea could get tossed into play: seven-inning doubleheaders.
Quebecers "in a fight" against COVID-19, Legault says as more deaths announced

Quebecers "in a fight" against COVID-19, Legault says as more deaths announced

Quebecers are in the battle of their lives against COVID-19, Premier Francois Legault said Wednesday as the province's death toll rose to six from four.
Toronto Wolfpack lay off Canadian staff until Super League season resumes

Toronto Wolfpack lay off Canadian staff until Super League season resumes

TORONTO — The Toronto Wolfpack have laid off their Canadian staff — 12 full-time employees — until the Super League resumes play in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The job cuts were confirmed by club chairman and CEO Bob Hunter.
CFL commissioner says league continues to discuss potential contingency plans

CFL commissioner says league continues to discuss potential contingency plans

TORONTO — Commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the CFL continues to discuss potential contingency plans to its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No decisions have been made yet but Ambrosie said league officials are aware the clock is ticking.
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