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Ontario to move standardized testing online, will pilot some testing this year

TORONTO — Ontario says it intends to move its annual standardized school tests online and has started to search for a company to develop a platform for them. Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the Education Quality and Accountability ...

Advocates want winter plan for homeless in Toronto, city says plan is coming

TORONTO — Derrick Black just wants a place to call home before winter arrives. The man who has been living in a tent at a downtown Toronto park since the end of March said the city urgently needs to find safe residences for

First Nations take Ontario government to court over environmental protections

Several Indigenous groups are taking the Ontario government to court over recently rescinded environmental protections, arguing the province's move violates their constitutional rights. The claim comes in a notice of application filed th...

Up to 60 pharmacies to begin COVID-19 testing in Ontario by Friday

TORONTO — Up to 60 Ontario pharmacies will offer COVID-19 tests starting Friday, an initiative the government hopes will help reduce long waits at assessment centres across the province. Premier Doug Ford announced the pharmacy testing Wednes...

COVID-19 second wave ‘very different’: Quebec health minister

MONTREAL — The second wave of COVID-19 in Quebec will be younger, more spread out across the province, and possibly more challenging for the health network compared to the first wave, Health Minister Christian Dube said Tuesday. Most COVID-19...

Flu shot campaign first pillar of Ontario fall pandemic preparedness plan: Ford

TORONTO — Encouraging Ontario residents to get the flu shot is the first part of the province's plan to combat COVID-19 this fall, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday, as critics said rising case counts warranted far more decisive action. For...

Ontario’s COVID-19 second-wave strategy to be outlined Tuesday: Ford

TORONTO — Under pressure to further respond to escalating rates of COVID-19 in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford said he will unveil his government's plan to deal with a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. During his daily pandemic...

Ontario reports 365 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, one new death

The steady rise in Ontario's COVID-19 caseload continued on Sunday, though at a slightly slower pace than the previous two days, when diagnoses reached levels not seen for months. The province recorded 365 new COVID-19 cases and one new death...

B.C. or Ontario? Residential school survivors fight move of court battle

TORONTO — A bitterly fought legal battle between survivors of a brutal residential school and the federal government is slated for an appeal hearing this week over whether the case should now be moved to British Columbia from Ontario. The underlying

Some highlights from the life and career of former prime minister John Turner

TORONTO — Some highlights from the life and career of former prime minister John Turner: June 7, 1929: John Napier Wyndham Turner is born in Richmond, England. 1932: Turner and his mother move to British Columbia following the death of his father.