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'Dynamic' physical distancing could help balance COVID-19 fight, economy: study

'Dynamic' physical distancing could help balance COVID-19 fight, economy: study

Dialing physical distancing measures up and down could be a way of sustaining the long-term fight against COVID-19 while not crushing the economy, a new study from Ontario researchers suggests.

Ontario's English Catholic teachers ratify agreement for new contract

OTTAWA — Members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association have ratified an agreement for a new contract following months of contentious negotiations and four one-day strikes.
Ford says 'patience has run thin' with low numbers of COVID-19 tests in Ontario

Ford says 'patience has run thin' with low numbers of COVID-19 tests in Ontario

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford vowed Wednesday to immediately and vastly increase the number of COVID-19 tests Ontario performs after the province faced criticism for allowing most of its lab capacity to sit idle for days.
Quebec to test all residents, staff in long-term care homes as COVID-19 cases jump

Quebec to test all residents, staff in long-term care homes as COVID-19 cases jump

MONTREAL — Quebec reorganized its hospitals in anticipation of an influx of COVID-19 patients, only to receive fewer sick people than authorities anticipated.
Bail granted to Quebec man charged in Walmart altercation with security guard

Bail granted to Quebec man charged in Walmart altercation with security guard

MONTREAL — A Quebec man involved in an alleged assault that left a security guard seriously injured and that police initially described as a kind of COVID-19 road rage was granted bail on Wednesday.

Quebec forecasts at least 1,263 COVID-19 deaths, peaking around April 18

Quebec public health officials project COVID-19 will cause between 1,263 and 8,860 deaths in the province by the end of April, according to projections released Tuesday.
Toronto Zoo taking precautions with big cats after tiger in N.Y. gets COVID-19

Toronto Zoo taking precautions with big cats after tiger in N.Y. gets COVID-19

TORONTO — The news that a tiger tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bronx Zoo in New York dropped like a bomb at the Toronto Zoo. Staff traded messages after news broke Sunday night.
Ontario calls for anyone with health-care training to join COVID-19 fight

Ontario calls for anyone with health-care training to join COVID-19 fight

TORONTO — Ontario put out a wartime-like plea Tuesday to press anyone in the province with health-care experience into service, as the first Ontario-made personal protective equipment rolled off the lines following a similar call to action to busines
Legault sends reinforcements as a single Quebec care home reports over 100 cases

Legault sends reinforcements as a single Quebec care home reports over 100 cases

MONTREAL — Premier Francois Legault announced Tuesday that he was diverting health-care workers from Quebec's hospitals to serve in the province's hard-hit seniors' residences, as one long-term care home north of Montreal reported more than 100 cases
Ontario has enough health-care protective gear for one more week: Ford

Ontario has enough health-care protective gear for one more week: Ford

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford said late Monday he was pleased a U.S. manufacturer of medical equipment had reached a deal with the White House to continue sending desperately needed masks and respirators to Canada.