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Lecce aims to reassure parents after Quebec schools see 47 COVID cases

Lecce aims to reassure parents after Quebec schools see 47 COVID cases

TORONTO — Ontario's education minister is aiming to reassure parents that his province's school reopening plan is different than Quebec's, where 47 schools have at least one case of COVID-19 since opening.
Quebec reports two more COVID-19 deaths, 175 cases; nearly half in Montreal area

Quebec reports two more COVID-19 deaths, 175 cases; nearly half in Montreal area

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, along with two new deaths related to the coronavirus.
Durham police respond to rash of drug overdoses, including one fatal incident

Durham police respond to rash of drug overdoses, including one fatal incident

TORONTO — Durham Regional Police say officers have responded to 11 overdoses since Thursday, including one that was fatal. The service says many of the overdoses involved cocaine, heroin or fentanyl.
24-year-old man dies after fall from moving pickup truck in Lanaudiere

24-year-old man dies after fall from moving pickup truck in Lanaudiere

MONTREAL — Quebec authorities say a young man died after falling from the back of a pickup truck in the Lanaudiere region early Saturday morning. Provincial police say the 24-year-old fell from the moving vehicle at around 3:30 a.m.
Fifteen people test positive for COVID-19 after attending GTA church services

Fifteen people test positive for COVID-19 after attending GTA church services

TORONTO — Fifteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending church services in Toronto and Vaughan, Ont. Public health officials in Toronto and York Region say the exposures occurred at a pair of Miracle Arena for All Nations events.
Body of Toronto woman recovered after boating accident

Body of Toronto woman recovered after boating accident

INNISFIL, Ont. — The South Simcoe Police Service says the body of a missing boater has been recovered from Kempenfelt Bay in Innisfil, Ont. The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Kenean Teklemariam of Toronto.
Anti-carbon tax sticker law unconstitutional, Ontario court finds

Anti-carbon tax sticker law unconstitutional, Ontario court finds

TORONTO — Ontario's government had no right to "stick it to" the federal Liberals by forcing gas stations to display anti-carbon tax stickers, a Superior Court judge said Friday as he struck down the law as unconstitutional.
Journalist and researcher vow to fight charges related to Ontario land dispute

Journalist and researcher vow to fight charges related to Ontario land dispute

An Indigenous journalist and a Six Nations researcher vowed Friday to fight criminal charges laid after they were arrested this week in relation to the occupation of disputed land in southwestern Ontario.
'We are still in control' premier warns Quebecers to be careful ahead of long weekend

'We are still in control' premier warns Quebecers to be careful ahead of long weekend

MONTREAL — Despite authorities reporting more than 180 new COVID-19 infections for the second consecutive day, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Friday the contagion in the province is under control.
Ford ready to act to curb 'slow creep' in COVID-19 cases in hard-hit regions

Ford ready to act to curb 'slow creep' in COVID-19 cases in hard-hit regions

TORONTO — A region west of Toronto comprising roughly three per cent of Ontario's population currently accounts for nearly half of the province's new COVID-19 diagnoses, Premier Doug Ford said Friday as he raised the prospect of rolling back reopenin