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Personal support worker at Toronto long-term care home dies of COVID-19: union

Personal support worker at Toronto long-term care home dies of COVID-19: union

TORONTO — A personal support worker at a Toronto long-term care home has died of COVID-19, her union said Friday, as Ontario reported 55 new deaths and 564 new cases, most of them in long-term care.
Legault takes 'full responsibility' for shortages in struggling care homes

Legault takes 'full responsibility' for shortages in struggling care homes

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he takes "full responsibility" for the lack of orderlies in struggling long-term care homes, where more than half of the province's 688 deaths related to COVID-19 have occurred.
Major League Soccer extends moratorium on matches to at least June 8

Major League Soccer extends moratorium on matches to at least June 8

TORONTO — Major League Soccer has extended its suspension of play to at least June 8 due to the global pandemic, with talks already underway on possible reduction of player wages.
Class action sought against Quebec nursing home where 31 residents perished

Class action sought against Quebec nursing home where 31 residents perished

MONTREAL — An application for a class action lawsuit has been filed against a private long-term care home in suburban Montreal where 31 residents reportedly died in less than a month during the coronavirus pandemic.

A look at Ontario's long-term care homes and their residents amid COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario's nursing homes have seen a rash of COVID-19 cases and deaths. A look at the province's long-term care homes and their residents. All numbers are latest available as of 2 p.m.
Trudeau commits $500 million to arts, culture and sports sectors affected by COVID-19

Trudeau commits $500 million to arts, culture and sports sectors affected by COVID-19

TORONTO — Canada's arts, sports and cultural sectors are getting $500 million of federal support through Heritage Canada to help ease the financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wolfpack get notice of pay cuts as rugby league tightens belt during pandemic

Wolfpack get notice of pay cuts as rugby league tightens belt during pandemic

Toronto Wolfpack players and staff have been sent word outlining wage cuts due to the suspension of play during the global pandemic. CEO Bob Hunter confirmed the letters Friday, saying that all those still on the payroll are affected.
Return to normal hinges on immunity, say those pushing for new COVID-19 blood tests

Return to normal hinges on immunity, say those pushing for new COVID-19 blood tests

TORONTO — The push to start measuring COVID-19 immunity is gaining steam, with several provinces hinting at plans to roll out blood tests that could pave the way for a return to some semblance of normal everyday life.
Quebec looks to doctors, military for help amid COVID-19 nursing home outbreaks

Quebec looks to doctors, military for help amid COVID-19 nursing home outbreaks

MONTREAL — Quebec expanded its push to fill staffing shortages at nursing homes ravaged by COVID-19 Thursday, taking the unusual step of calling on the military to join in the effort.

Child care advocates say providers need pandemic relief from government

TORONTO — The province must offer financial relief to child-care providers across Ontario to ensure none close as a result of COVID-19, a coalition of advocates said Thursday, warning many centres won't be able to pay their bills as the pandemic drag
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