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Ontario mulls regional reopening due to expected increase in testing data

Ontario mulls regional reopening due to expected increase in testing data

TORONTO — Ontario is implementing an expanded COVID-19 testing strategy, including targeting specific sectors and using mobile teams, and the increased data that's expected to follow is prompting the premier to consider a regional approach to reopeni
Quebec says 41 students and staff tested positive for COVID-19 since reopening

Quebec says 41 students and staff tested positive for COVID-19 since reopening

MONTREAL — More than 40 staff and students tested positive for COVID-19 in the first two weeks after elementary schools outside the Montreal area opened on May 11, Quebec's Education Department confirmed Friday.

Toronto police chief calls for calm in wake of death of woman who fell from balcony

TORONTO — The Toronto police chief called for calm Friday and promised to fast-track the use of body-worn cameras after the death of a 29-year-old woman who fell from a 24th-floor balcony while officers were in her home.
N.B. health authority CEO says COVID-19 outbreak is 'worst possible scenario'

N.B. health authority CEO says COVID-19 outbreak is 'worst possible scenario'

FREDERICTON — The chief executive of a New Brunswick health network says the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the north of the province is a worst-case scenario in a region with underlying health issues and an older population.
Proposed COVID-19 rule changes by World Rugby could improve the sport

Proposed COVID-19 rule changes by World Rugby could improve the sport

TORONTO — Proposed law amendments to the game of rugby to reduce the COVID-19 transmission risk could improve the sport, according to top Canadian rugby officials.

Ontario says more heath providers can reopen including dentists, optometrists

TORONTO — Dentists, optometrists and massage therapists are part of a list of health-care providers that the Ontario government says can gradually reopen following a months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four McIntosh-trained horses win Woodbine Mohawk Park qualifying events

CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. — It was a productive day at the track for driver Trevor Henry and trainer Bob McIntosh. Henry, of Arthur, Ont., drove four horses trained by Hall of Famer McIntosh, of Leamington, Ont.

Police investigating after alleged vandalism at Montreal synagogue

MONTREAL — B’nai Brith Canada is describing a recent act of vandalism against a Montreal-area synagogue as one of the worst such incidents in Canada in recent years.
Whyte, Marchant willing to wait one more year to cap their Olympic careers

Whyte, Marchant willing to wait one more year to cap their Olympic careers

TORONTO — Angela Whyte and Lanni Marchant hoped to write victorious final chapters of their long track and field careers at the Tokyo Games this summer. Whyte, a three-time Olympian in hurdles, planned to compete in the heptathlon.
Dave Bidini on why artists are well equipped to cope with COVID-19 pandemic

Dave Bidini on why artists are well equipped to cope with COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Musician and writer Dave Bidini believes artists may be at a bit of an advantage in confronting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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