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Ontario fire marshal says fire deaths up; warns against putting masks in microwave

Ontario fire marshal says fire deaths up; warns against putting masks in microwave

Ontario's fire marshal says there's been an increase in fire deaths this year as COVID-19 measures force many people to stay home and do more home cooking. Jon Pegg says there have been 51 fire fatalities between Jan.
Raptors Uprising GC enters NBA 2K League season full of hope and confidence

Raptors Uprising GC enters NBA 2K League season full of hope and confidence

TORONTO — After a six-week delay due to the global pandemic, the NBA 2K League tips off Tuesday with 23 teams chasing US$1.4 million in prize money. The esports circuit will contest at least the first six weeks of its third season via remote play.

Ontario drug investigation leads to three arrests, nearly 2,000 kilograms of opium

ORILLIA, Ont. — A lengthy drug investigation in Ontario has led to three arrests and the seizure of what police describe as a significant amount of opium.
Source: CFL, CFLPA to resume talking about potential contingency plans

Source: CFL, CFLPA to resume talking about potential contingency plans

TORONTO — The CFL and CFL Players' Association are going to get back to talking. A league source said Monday the two sides have agreed to resume discussions on potential contingency plans for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three men arrested in shooting death of 15-year-old Toronto boy last month

Toronto police say they've arrested three men in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in the city's north end last month.
Quebec delays reopening of businesses in hard-hit Montreal until May 18

Quebec delays reopening of businesses in hard-hit Montreal until May 18

Montreal businesses will have to wait at least one extra week to welcome customers, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Monday, citing high hospitalization numbers as a reason to push back the planned reopening from May 11 to May 18.
Many questions about how schools will look as Quebec lifts COVID-19 restrictions

Many questions about how schools will look as Quebec lifts COVID-19 restrictions

MONTREAL — Quebec school administrators are attempting to sketch out what a return to class will look like as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually lifted in the province.
Ontario garden centres frustrated by measures that only allow partial reopening

Ontario garden centres frustrated by measures that only allow partial reopening

One of the few industries granted permission to ease pandemic-related restrictions in Ontario voiced frustration on Monday, saying unclear rules around the operation of garden centres do little to offer economic relief.
Ontario getting close to reopening parks, retail curbside pickup, Ford says

Ontario getting close to reopening parks, retail curbside pickup, Ford says

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford teased good news on steps toward reopening for retail stores, parks, cottagers and people missing loved ones Monday, as long as the province's COVID-19 numbers keep going down.
Woodbine's Lawson cautiously optimistic about horse racing's return

Woodbine's Lawson cautiously optimistic about horse racing's return

TORONTO — Jim Lawson is cautiously optimistic there could be live horse racing as early as next month.
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