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Ontario COVID-19 deaths jump past 100; caseload more than 4,000

TORONTO — Another 25 people in Ontario have succumbed to COVID-19, bringing the provincial death toll for those who have tested positive for the virus to 119, health authorities reported on Sunday.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault extends non-essential business shutdown to May 4

Quebec Premier Francois Legault extends non-essential business shutdown to May 4

Quebec is entering a pivotal phase in the fight against COVID-19, Premier Francois Legault said Sunday as he extended the closure of non-essential businesses in the province until May 4.

Troops, vehicles heading to CFB Borden, Ont., to prepare for anti-COVID fight

TORONTO — The military is advising people in the Toronto area to expect a large number of its personnel and vehicles on the roads starting on Monday.

Ontario sees 27 more COVID deaths as cases jump; 94 now dead from pandemic

TORONTO — Another 27 people with COVID-19 have died in Ontario, where the total number of cases surged to at least 3,630 as another provincewide alert went out on Saturday telling people to stay home if at all possible.

Teammates Nelson and Fimis taken Nos. 1 and 2 in OHL's Priority Selection Draft

TORONTO — Teammates Ty Nelson and Pano Fimis were the top two picks in the Ontario Hockey League's Priority Selection Draft. Nelson, a 16-year-old defenceman from the Greater Toronto Hockey League's Toronto Jr.
The inexact science involved in predicting the likely path of COVID-19

The inexact science involved in predicting the likely path of COVID-19

TORONTO — Data experts are cautioning already on-edge Canadians against taking Ontario's dire predictions about COVID-19 deaths literally, even as the revelation of stark data coincided with more physical distancing measures and impassioned pleas by

Ottawa firefighters rescue high-rise occupants after second-floor fire

Ottawa firefighters scrambled to rescue people from a high-rise building early today. Crews responding to a 911 call found flames and smoke coming from the second-floor. They say they rescued "multiple occupants" from inside the building.

Ontario strikes deal with educational workers; urges two others to talk

TORONTO — Educational workers have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Ontario government. Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced the proposed deal in a statement today. He did not provide details.

North Toronto crash kills one; three injured, one woman critically

TORONTO — A nasty three-car crash in north-west Toronto has killed one man and injured three other people. Police say they believe a 28-year-old man in a Lexus made a U-turn on Steeles Avenue West late Friday. Two other cars then smashed into him.

York Region closes forests, 120 km of trails due to COVID-19

NEWMARKET, Ont. — The region of York says it is closing 21 tracts of forest in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tracts cover 2,300 hectares of land throughout the region north of Toronto.
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