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Ontario considers imposing tighter COVID-19 rules on at least one more region

TORONTO — Ontario is considering imposing stricter COVID-19 restrictions on at least one more Toronto-area region where daily new cases have been on the rise, Premier Doug Ford said Friday.

Ford calls for talks in Indigenous land dispute, condemns violence

Ontario's premier is calling for demonstrators in an Indigenous land dispute to engage in peaceful talks with his government, saying on Friday that violence by protesters near Caledonia, Ont., won't be tolerated.
Quebec City health network 'on brink of service breakdown,' says deputy premier

Quebec City health network 'on brink of service breakdown,' says deputy premier

MONTREAL — Rising COVID-19 cases in the Quebec City area risk causing a service breakdown in the local health-care network, Quebec's deputy premier warned Friday.
Sunnybrook Hospital latest in Toronto to declare COVID-19 outbreak

Sunnybrook Hospital latest in Toronto to declare COVID-19 outbreak

TORONTO — Sunnybrook Hospital has joined a growing list of hospitals in Toronto that have declared outbreaks of COVID-19. Five cases have been identified in a surgical unit at the hospital, a spokesman for Sunnybrook said Friday.
Ontario should urgently address staffing shortages in nursing homes, commission says

Ontario should urgently address staffing shortages in nursing homes, commission says

Critical staffing shortages in Ontario's long-term care homes should be urgently addressed as the second wave of the pandemic intensifies, an independent commission said in interim recommendations released Friday.
Ford says supporter will not get special treatment in school accreditation process

Ford says supporter will not get special treatment in school accreditation process

Ontario's premier insisted Thursday that a prominent social conservative wasn't getting special treatment while trying to turn a Christian college into a university, but critics said it was clear Doug Ford was using new legislation to reward one of h
Judge grants permanent injunction against demonstrators in Indigenous land dispute

Judge grants permanent injunction against demonstrators in Indigenous land dispute

An Ontario judge has ordered demonstrators to permanently leave a construction site at the centre of an Indigenous land dispute, saying he won't hear constitutional arguments in the case because previous orders to clear the area were ignored.
Premier says chances restaurants in Quebec 'red zones' will reopen Oct. 29 are low

Premier says chances restaurants in Quebec 'red zones' will reopen Oct. 29 are low

MONTREAL — Chances that restaurants in Quebec’s largest cities will reopen for in-person dining on Oct. 29 are low, Premier Francois Legault said Thursday, as the province reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 infections.
More Toronto hospitals declare COVID-19 outbreaks

More Toronto hospitals declare COVID-19 outbreaks

TORONTO — Two more hospitals in Toronto declared outbreaks of COVID-19 on Thursday, joining a growing number dealing with infections spreading within their walls.

Halton police urge parents not to give old cell phones to kids as toys

OAKVILLE — Halton police are issuing a reminder to parents after they say a young child used an out-of-service cell phone to call 911, tying up emergency services.