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Lawyer disbarred for taking $350K from trust meant for testator's disabled son

TORONTO — A long-time lawyer who systematically pilfered more than half of a $600,000 estate trust meant to support its disabled beneficiary has lost his licence to practise law.
More hospitals part of plasma transfusion trial to treat COVID-19 with antibodies

More hospitals part of plasma transfusion trial to treat COVID-19 with antibodies

TORONTO — The first two COVID-19 patients in Canada to receive plasma transfusions rich in antibodies are showing signs of improvement as the experimental treatment expands to trials in more than a dozen sites in Ontario and Quebec.

Municipalities say request for federal, provincial aid unanswered

TORONTO — Some municipalities fear they are stuck in the middle of a lingering stand-off between the federal and Ontario governments over an aid package for hard-hit civic services, as an urgent request for financial help goes unanswered.

Ontario police watchdog reviews death of Toronto woman who fell from balcony

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the death of a woman in Toronto who fell from a 24th floor apartment balcony.

Police identify shooting victim as 21-year-old rapper known as Houdini

Toronto police have identified the man killed in a downtown shooting as 21-year-old Dimarjio Jenkins, a local rapper who went by the name Houdini. Police say a boy and a woman were also wounded when shots rang out shortly after 4 p.m.
Quebec nurses, health care workers protest conditions amid COVID-19

Quebec nurses, health care workers protest conditions amid COVID-19

MONTREAL — Nurses and other workers demonstrated in front of health-care centres across the province Wednesday to protest their working conditions and lack of vacation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto releases map showing neighbourhoods hardest hit by COVID-19

TORONTO — Canada's most populous city has released a map of neighbourhoods hardest hit by COVID-19.
Military report on Quebec seniors homes says conditions difficult but improving

Military report on Quebec seniors homes says conditions difficult but improving

MONTREAL — Many long-term care homes in Quebec are in desperate need of medical personnel and continue to struggle to bring down the number of COVID-19 infections, a military report on its mission inside the province's senior residences says.
Ontario to take over management at more long-term care homes

Ontario to take over management at more long-term care homes

TORONTO — Ontario is taking over management of four of the five long-term care homes that were the subject of a Canadian Armed Forces report alleging "horrific" conditions, including insect infestations, poor hygiene and aggressive behaviour toward r

Officer who chased teens before SUV crash acted 'reasonably': SIU

Ontario's police watchdog says there are no grounds to charge a Toronto-area police officer who was involved in a brief car chase with two teens before their SUV crashed last fall.