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Quebec adds 47 COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations, ICU cases dip

Quebec adds 47 COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations, ICU cases dip

MONTREAL — Quebec now has 5,195 deaths linked to COVID-19 after adding another 47 deaths to its provincially tally today. The province also reported 158 new cases, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 53,824.
Ontario eases restrictions on wedding and funeral ceremonies, not receptions

Ontario eases restrictions on wedding and funeral ceremonies, not receptions

TORONTO — The Ontario government is easing restrictions on wedding and funeral ceremonies across the province as part of the phased reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has been the push some Canadians needed to move out of the city

COVID-19 has been the push some Canadians needed to move out of the city

TORONTO — Lexi McKenna's work day now includes breaks to help her mother-in-law plant vegetables, which wasn't possible when she was running her wedding business at breakneck speed out of her Toronto studio.

Quebec farm advised to use more ‘stable’ workforce after COVID-19 outbreak

MONTREAL — A COVID-19 outbreak among temporary foreign workers and other employees of a Quebec agricultural company has raised concerns about health risks when farm workers move between multiple work sites.
Legault fails to secure agreement on COVID-19 bill critic labels 'authoritarian'

Legault fails to secure agreement on COVID-19 bill critic labels 'authoritarian'

Quebec's opposition parties have succeeded in stalling a bill they say revealed the government's "authoritarian" streak and risked a return to the wild, corrupt days in the construction sector.

Ontario businesses prepare for Stage 2: 'It's sort of just a free-for-all'

BARRIE, Ont. — The highlight of Amber Abbott's Friday lunch wasn't the food, but the thrill of being close to people again. Not too close, of course. The tables on the newly extended patio of Grillicious Gourmet Tap and Grill in Barrie, Ont.
Summer travel amid a pandemic demands planning, COVID-19 vigilance: experts

Summer travel amid a pandemic demands planning, COVID-19 vigilance: experts

TORONTO — Out of work and far from family, Cora Matheson hit a low point sheltering in place in Toronto. She began debating a summer getaway to her hometown of Kenora, Ont., as she's done many summers before.

Police officer, nine others charged in underage human-trafficking probe

Toronto police say they've charged an officer and nine other men in an underage human-trafficking investigation. The 49-year-old constable and the others are facing a charge of obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person under 18.

Ontario to lift 30-day drug prescriptions limit, people urged to be reasonable

TORONTO — The Ontario government says it will lift the 30-day supply limit on prescription drugs on Monday.

Peel police charge private school principal with sexual assault of student

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Peel regional police say they've charged a private school principal following an investigation into allegations he sexually assaulted a student. They say officers arrested the 54-year-old man from Brampton, Ont., on Monday.