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Quebec risks cancelling surgeries as COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise: premier

Quebec risks cancelling surgeries as COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise: premier

MONTREAL — The rising number of patients being treated for COVID-19 risks forcing hospitals to cancel major surgeries, Premier Francois Legault said Wednesday.

Toronto adds 560 new beds for homeless for winter, advocates warn it's not enough

Toronto plans to make an additional 560 beds available to the homeless this winter but advocates warn the spots won't be enough for the growing number of people living in encampments across the city since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

'Another upheaval:' Toronto board moving hundreds of elementary teachers online

TORONTO — Hundreds of elementary school teachers will trade the chalkboard for the keyboard next week as Canada's largest school district adjusts to soaring enrolment in online education.
'Another upheaval:' Toronto board moving hundreds of elementary teachers online

'Another upheaval:' Toronto board moving hundreds of elementary teachers online

TORONTO — Hundreds of elementary school teachers will trade the chalkboard for the keyboard next week as Canada's largest school district adjusts to soaring enrolment in online education.
Two young people dead after car plunges into Montreal-area lake

Two young people dead after car plunges into Montreal-area lake

MONTREAL — Two people are dead after the vehicle they were in plunged into a lake in the Montreal area. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, near the intersection of St-Joseph Blvd. and 34th Ave. in the city's Lachine borough.
Toronto to set up plastic barriers between beds at homeless centre for winter

Toronto to set up plastic barriers between beds at homeless centre for winter

The City of Toronto says it will house up to 100 homeless individuals at an exhibition centre this winter with plastic barriers in place to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Four teens hurt after Porsche hits pole, splits in two: Toronto police

Toronto police say four teenagers have been taken to hospital, two of them with serious injuries, after an early-morning crash in the city's downtown. It happened around 3 a.m.
Doctors, pharmacies explore drive-thrus, outdoor clinics to meet flu shot demand

Doctors, pharmacies explore drive-thrus, outdoor clinics to meet flu shot demand

TORONTO — Anticipating increased demand for the flu shot this season, pharmacist Sean Simpson has invested in a few unorthodox supplies that go well beyond extra face masks: street signage, traffic cones, a pop-up tent and hard hats.
Canadian researchers explore whether TB vaccine offers COVID-19 protection

Canadian researchers explore whether TB vaccine offers COVID-19 protection

TORONTO — Canadian researchers have launched a study to determine if a century-old vaccine against tuberculosis can offer some protection against COVID-19.

Diagnostic technician shortage contributing to Ontario's testing backlog: Ford

TORONTO — Ontario is facing a shortage of diagnostic technicians that is contributing to medical laboratories being overwhelmed, Premier Doug Ford said Monday, acknowledging the province is reaching its limit when it comes to testing for COVID-19.