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Quebec reports first COVID-19 death, elderly victim had been in contact with travellers

Quebec reports first COVID-19 death, elderly victim had been in contact with travellers

MONTREAL — Quebec reported its first death from COVID-19 on Wednesday as Premier Francois Legault sought to reassure citizens the province is ready to confront the pandemic.
Doctors seek nationwide commitment to permanent virtual care measures

Doctors seek nationwide commitment to permanent virtual care measures

TORONTO — Groups representing doctors, nurses and pharmacists are welcoming a new era of virtual care they'd like to see persist well beyond the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

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. — Officials say a courthouse in London, Ont., was closed for a day this week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Ottawa Senators player tests positive for COVID-19

OTTAWA — An Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first NHLer to be diagnosed with the coronavirus. The Senators did not name the player when releasing the news Tuesday night.
Atletico Ottawa returns home from Spain in wake of latest COVID-19 restrictions

Atletico Ottawa returns home from Spain in wake of latest COVID-19 restrictions

OTTAWA — Atletico Ottawa players and coaches are headed home, leaving their Spanish training base as a result of a domino effect of restrictions from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sovereign Awards postponed because of COVID-19

TORONTO — The 45th annual Sovereign Awards have been postponed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The ceremony, recognizing outstanding achievements in Canadian thoroughbred racing in 2019, was scheduled for April 16 in Vaughan, Ont.
Fill the Void: Sport networks turn to classic games, docs and archive content

Fill the Void: Sport networks turn to classic games, docs and archive content

TORONTO — With the live sports schedule all but wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian sports television networks are turning to classic games and archival content to help fill the massive void.

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.
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