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COVID outbreak at Norfolk Country farm grows, 164 people test positive

TORONTO — The number of COVID-19 cases at a farm in Southwestern Ontario has nearly doubled, local authorities said Tuesday as they worked to contain an outbreak that has hit dozens of migrant workers.

Ontario patient ombudsman starts new investigation into long-term care

TORONTO — Ontario's patient ombudsman launched an investigation into long-term care Tuesday, a day after the provincial ombudsman began a similar one, and as the province took over management at an eighth long-term care home.
Quebec records another 52 COVID-19 deaths, 239 new cases of the virus

Quebec records another 52 COVID-19 deaths, 239 new cases of the virus

MONTREAL — There were 52 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Quebec over the past 24 hours. That number is more than double the 20 COVID-19 deaths recorded on Monday.

Off-duty Toronto police officer charged with sexual assault in Halton Region

A Toronto police officer has been charged with sexual assault in Halton Region. Halton Regional police's child abuse sexual assault unit says the 53-year-old male officer was arrested and charged Monday.

Police investigate after two people found dead in home in Espanola, Ont.

ESPANOLA, Ont. — Ontario provincial police are investigating after two people were found dead in Espanola, west of Sudbury.
Quebec to inject cash in struggling culture sector as COVID-19 indicators improve

Quebec to inject cash in struggling culture sector as COVID-19 indicators improve

MONTREAL — Quebec announced a plan to relaunch its cultural sector Monday, as the province recorded the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths over a 24-hour period in almost two months.

120 workers test positive for COVID-19 in outbreak on farm near Simcoe, Ont.

NORFOLK COUNTY, Ont. — Premier Doug Ford pledged Monday to ramp up testing for thousands of migrant workers across Ontario after a number of new farm outbreaks were reported in recent days.

Ontario ombudsman launches long-term care probe following military report

TORONTO — Ontario's ombudsman launched an investigation Monday into the province's pandemic oversight of long-term care homes, where more than 1,600 residents and seven staff members have died of COVID-19.

Hamilton police make arrest in connection with death of 44-year-old man

Hamilton police say they've arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the city's sixth homicide of the year.

Ottawa cop faces disciplinary charges over meme

OTTAWA — An Ottawa police officer is facing disciplinary charges in connection with a meme the force's chief has previously described as racist.