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Canadian food bank sees surge in clients amid pandemic-related food insecurity

TORONTO — Food insecurity is soaring as a result of COVID-19, leading to a major spike in new food bank clients since the pandemic began, according to a report by a Toronto-based charity.
COVID-19: Red Cross staffing lower than expected in Quebec long-term care homes

COVID-19: Red Cross staffing lower than expected in Quebec long-term care homes

MONTREAL — The number of temporary Canadian Red Cross-trained workers needed in Quebec's long-term care homes is short of the 900 that were expected to replace departing Canadian military personnel.

Ontario plans to redesign child welfare system to focus on prevention

TORONTO — Ontario's child welfare system will be redesigned to focus on prevention and early intervention, the provincial government said Wednesday.

Toronto mandates masks in residential building hallways, elevators

Toronto city council has voted to enact a new bylaw making face coverings mandatory in all apartment and condo building common areas.

Ontario long-term care COVID commission to report by end of April

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford declined to say Wednesday whether the province's newly launched commission into the effects of COVID-19 on the long-term care system would be empowered to make binding recommendations, prompting critics to question

Unions, students raise concern over UofT’s Fall 2020 in-person learning

TORONTO — Canada's largest university is defending its decision to hold some of its fall course offerings in person this September, despite mounting pushback from faculty members and students.

Journalists association condemns harassment at Quebec mask protests

MONTREAL — The Canadian Association of Journalists is condemning harassment and intimidation of journalists covering anti-mask protests in Montreal and Quebec City last weekend.
Ottawa Aces make French international halfback Louis Jouffret their first signing

Ottawa Aces make French international halfback Louis Jouffret their first signing

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Aces have made French international halfback Louis Jouffret their first signing ahead of their inaugural rugby league season in 2021. The 24-year-old was most recently with Featherstone Rovers.
'A duller, worse-off city': Toronto loses local flavour as bars and restaurants close

'A duller, worse-off city': Toronto loses local flavour as bars and restaurants close

TORONTO — They came from around the world, and brought their cuisines with them, cultures mingling to give Toronto its distinctive flavour.

Suspect in playground shooting wanted since 2018 facing charges: police

Toronto police say a man they've been hunting for two years in connection with a 2018 gang-related shooting that wounded two young girls playing at an east-end playground has formally been charged in the case.
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