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Ontario strikes deals with French-language, elementary teachers' unions

TORONTO — Ontario has reached tentative contract agreements with the unions representing the province's 12,000 French-language teachers and 83,000 elementary teachers.
Queen's Plate, Canadian Open close to decisions for 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic

Queen's Plate, Canadian Open close to decisions for 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — While Toronto's ban on city-led events through June 30 does not prohibit professional sporting contests during the COVID-19 pandemic, two major annual events say they are close to making announcements on their status for this year.

Guards refuse to work in Ottawa jail over lack of COVID-19 screening protocols

Guards at an Ottawa jail refused to work Tuesday morning due to the lack of COVID-19 screening of those going inside the institution, the union representing its correctional workers said.
Ontario to close schools until May 4, unveils online learning plan

Ontario to close schools until May 4, unveils online learning plan

TORONTO — Schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 4 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday, as his government introduced a new plan for students to continue learning at home.
Montreal health officials report two COVID-19 deaths, 12 cases in seniors facility

Montreal health officials report two COVID-19 deaths, 12 cases in seniors facility

MONTREAL — Quebec seniors homes and long-term care facilities are emerging as a critical zone in the fight against COVID-19, with more than 400 facilities reporting cases, public health officials said Tuesday.
Woodbine Entertainment says it will continue to stable horses on backstretch

Woodbine Entertainment says it will continue to stable horses on backstretch

TORONTO — Woodbine Entertainment said Tuesday it will continue stabling horses on its backstretch and provide the essential care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quebec warns of possible equipment shortage as COVID-19 cases soar above 4,000

Quebec warns of possible equipment shortage as COVID-19 cases soar above 4,000

MONTREAL — Quebec reported more than 700 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as Premier Francois Legault warned that the province could face a shortage of medical equipment in the coming days.
Leafs' Dubas praises NBA's 'momentous move' to suspend its season amid pandemic

Leafs' Dubas praises NBA's 'momentous move' to suspend its season amid pandemic

TORONTO — Kyle Dubas was watching television the evening of March 11 when news started to trickle out of Oklahoma City. An NBA player — it would turn out to be Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz — had tested positive for COVID-19.
Ont. town names 'chief positivity officer' to raise community spirits

Ont. town names 'chief positivity officer' to raise community spirits

NEWMARKET, Ont. — The Town of Newmarket is preaching positivity as part of a campaign to raise community spirit in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dani Sinclair named head coach of Carleton Ravens women's basketball team

OTTAWA — Dani Sinclair has been named head coach of the Carleton Ravens women's basketball team. Sinclair had been a coach with the University of Victoria since 2005, starting as an assistant before taking over as head coach in 2012.
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