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'We must prevent what happened from happening again:' patient ombud on LTC homes

'We must prevent what happened from happening again:' patient ombud on LTC homes

TORONTO — Major changes are needed in Ontario's long-term care system, the province's patient ombudsman said Thursday as the office made a series of recommendations to deal with a resurgence in COVID-19.
'Toxic' label will spur research into impact of plastics on human health, experts say

'Toxic' label will spur research into impact of plastics on human health, experts say

TORONTO — A proposed ban on some single-use plastics should serve as a wake-up call to Canadians concerned about the potential harms everyday items may pose, say experts who expect the move will spur research into settling ongoing questions about whe

Ontario, Toronto seem at odds on how to tackle COVID-19 surge in the city

TORONTO — Ontario and its largest city appeared at odds Wednesday on how to tackle a spike in COVID-19 in Toronto that local health officials warned could quickly surpass the initial wave of the virus if left unchecked.
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.