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The Canadian government is banning 1,500 assault-style weapons. The cabinet order that takes effect immediately doesn't forbid ownership, but it does ban the trade in military-style weapons.

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Ontario's elementary teachers have ratified their new contract with the provincial government.


Ontario Premier Doug Ford has released a three-stage framework to gradually ease some of the restrictions imposed to suppress the coronavirus.


Ontario Premier Doug Ford's office confirms his 95-year-old mother-in-law -- who is in a long-term care home -- has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Ontario health officials say the community spread of COVID-19 in Ontario appears to have peaked. They say restrictions such as physical distancing have moved up the peak to now, rather than in May, as predicted in earlier modelling.


Ontario has extended its state of emergency for another 28 days. The order closes non-essential businesses and child-care centers until May 12. Premier Doug Ford says Ontario's schools will not re-open on May 4.

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If you hear a blaring train horn this afternoon, it might not be because a car or person is too close to a rail crossing.

Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Larry Hogan of Maryland issued a bipartisan call Saturday for an additional $500 billion in federal aid for U.S. states and territories dealing with the coronavirus.


Canadians will get more details Tuesday of the massive emergency wage subsidy program launched by the federal government - including the price tag.

Ontario's and Quebec's premiers are ordering non-essential businesses to close their workplaces by midnight Tuesday, provinces are contemplating closing their borders to each other, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hinted that harsh measures might be used to keep people from gathering in groups.

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Canadians who believe they are engaged in essential travel but encounter difficulties getting across the Canada-U.S. border can call for help using a new hotline established by the Canada Border Services Agency.

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The number of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada rose to 1,472 by the end of Sunday, an increase of 141 over the previous 24 hours. And the country's death toll from the new virus rose to 21.

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Adoptions are on hold and pet shelters across Canada are scrambling to make ends meet to take care of their animals due to COVID-19.


Ontario is reporting the first death related to the COVID-19 virus.

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By a close vote, with some 500 union members not participating, NFL players approved a new labor agreement with the league. It features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players.

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Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge stemming from a stop at the Canadian border crossing near Niagara Falls last April.

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Gatherings with more than 500 people will temporarily be banned in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday when announcing one of several “dramatic actions” to contain the coronavirus.


The Buffalo Bisons has announced a number of front office promotions for the baseball franchise.


New York senators have moved to strengthen the state's seat belt laws, approving a bill that requires backseat adult passengers to buckle up.

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A man serving time in a South Carolina jail has been indicted for the 2015 killing and dismembering of a woman in Niagara Falls.

Police say a homeowner exchanged gunfire during a home invasion and one suspect was later found dead.

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New York has confirmed the state's first positive test of the new virus that has sickened tens of thousands of people across the globe.

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New York State Police say they plan to go forward with a body camera pilot program for state troopers.

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The family of an inmate who killed himself at an Erie County prison is suing over his death.

Ontario's public school teachers are planning a massive protest at the legislature Friday, as they're set to hold a joint, provincewide strike.

A judge has found a Buffalo man guilty of two counts of murder for the shooting deaths of a 54-year-old woman and her toddler grandson.

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New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1 implementation of a ban aimed at reducing pollution, but many of those who support a move away from plastic are worried the new law doesn't go far enough.

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A tenth individual in New York State has been identified for testing for the novel coronavirus, while two confirmed cases in Ontario have canceled celebrations for the Chinese New Year.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a $178 billion budget proposal this week alongside a host of laws he wants to pass — from allowing e-bikes to a ban on single-use Styrofoam containers.

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The Vatican has ordered an investigation of a sexual abuse allegation against a Brooklyn bishop who was previously named by Pope Francis to investigate the church's response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo.