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Police adjust non-emergency services to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

Police adjust non-emergency services to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Ontario's largest police services are adjusting how they interact with members of the public in non-emergency situations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with some even closing their facilities.
Ontario high school teachers' union suspends strikes indefinitely

Ontario high school teachers' union suspends strikes indefinitely

TORONTO — Ontario said it will continue contract negotiations with the province's teachers unions using alternatives to in-person talks in light of COVID-19, a move that came as one union cancelled all further strikes because of the pandemic.
London, Ont., court closed for a day after employee tests positive for COVID-19

London, Ont., court closed for a day after employee tests positive for COVID-19

LONDON, Ont. — Officials say a courthouse in London, Ont., was closed for a day this week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Ontario's top medical official recommends bars and restaurants close

Ontario's top medical official recommends bars and restaurants close

TORONTO — Ontario's top medical official recommended Monday that bars and restaurants, daycares and places of worship close to help stem the spread of COVID-19, as authorities said community transmission can no longer be ruled out.
Montreal deploys health workers to airport in effort to contain COVID-19

Montreal deploys health workers to airport in effort to contain COVID-19

Montreal deployed resources to the city's Trudeau international airport on Monday to urge Canadians returning to the country to self-isolate as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province continued to rise. Dr.
Police watchdog probing use of anti-riot weapon against Ottawa man

Police watchdog probing use of anti-riot weapon against Ottawa man

OTTAWA — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after police in Ottawa allegedly used an anti-riot weapon against a local man.
CREA reports home sales up in February, average price climbs higher

CREA reports home sales up in February, average price climbs higher

OTTAWA — Home sales in February were up sharply compared with February 2019 when sales hit a decade-low for the month, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday.
Quebec orders bars, movie theatres to close to limit spread of COVID-19

Quebec orders bars, movie theatres to close to limit spread of COVID-19

Quebec Premier Francois Legault ordered the closure of gathering places such as bars, theatres, gyms and movie theatres on Sunday as the province brought in more aggressive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario severely restricts visitors to long-term care homes

Ontario severely restricts visitors to long-term care homes

OTTAWA — Ontario's top public health doctor has deemed that only "essential" visitors be allowed in long-term care, retirement and supportive housing as part of the province's effort to quell the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Tentative agreement averts strike by 20,000 Toronto inside workers

Tentative agreement averts strike by 20,000 Toronto inside workers

TORONTO — A potentially devastating strike by Toronto's 20,000 inside workers has been averted.