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People in part of Ontario’s most populous region are waking up Monday with a new reality due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that the City of Toronto and Region of Peel, just to its west, would go into lockdown for 28 days.

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Once again, Canada and the United States have agreed to another month-long extension of restrictions on travel across the country's shared border.

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Ontario’s healthcare community is raising concerns about the soaring number of COVID-19 cases across the province. This comes as a key threshold is nearing, that will make it more difficult for hospitals to provide surgeries.

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The Canada-U. S. border is set to remain closed well into December. A Canadian source speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly confirmed the 30-day rollover of the closure that was set to expire on Friday.

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Ontario has again shattered its record for the number of daily new cases of the coronavirus, posting 1,575 cases on Thursday. New modeling suggests the province could see explosive growth as it continues into the second wave of the pandemic.

Canada mourns its home-grown international icon

Nov 9, 2020
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Tributes continue to pour in for popular "Jeopardy" Host Alex Trebek, who died over the weekend at the age of 80. Fans, celebrities and politicians across the continent are mourning the Canadian-born broadcaster from Sudbury, in northern Ontario.

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Many Ontario communities now have a safe place to exchange goods bought and sold online through sites like kijiji, ebay, Facebook Marketplace, and even good old newspaper classifieds.

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With the U.S. presidential election only days away, the entire world is watching the campaign closely. Canada is no exception. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being tight-lipped about his preference for the White House, but said he is preparing for any outcome.

Public health authorities in eastern Ontario and local governments are advising trick-or-treaters to find other ways to enjoy Halloween this year.

A grim milestone for Ontario in the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time, the province has surpassed more than 1,000 cases in a day.

For the first few months of the COVID19 pandemic, Spenser Murray was afraid to leave his house.

"I was literally scared to leave the house, like even just ordering groceries was like freaking me out," Murray says. "And I turned 30 during the pandemic and that was the point where I was still kind of really freaked out about going outside."

Ontario recommends against treat-or-treating this year

Oct 20, 2020
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It appears there will be no trick-or-treating for millions of children in Ontario. The premier says it is a necessary measure to protect Christmas and the upcoming holiday season.

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The U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico will stay closed to nonessential travel for at least another month.

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Some Southern Ontario restaurants are making the tough financial choice to bar out-of-town customers from indoor dining as COVID-19 cases surge in nearby hot spots.

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The Peace Bridge Authority said it will be offering substantial discounts for E-ZPass users, in the wake of a toll increase announced Friday.

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New modeling for the coronavirus in Ontario suggests that new infections could reach 1,000 a day by mid-October. But the provincial government said it is not time to roll Ontario back to Stage 2.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is coming. On Wednesday, Ford unveiled the first steps in his plan to prepare for it.

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A spike in the number of coronavirus cases in Ontario is leading some experts to say the province is close to a second wave of the pandemic. The upward trend began more than a week ago and the Ontario government is scrambling to introduce measures to combat the spread, including hefty fines for people who refuse to follow the health guidelines.

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It appears the U.S.-Canada border closure to non-essential travelers will be extended again.

U.S. drops tariff on Canadian aluminum imports

Sep 15, 2020

The Trump administration has dropped tariffs on Canadian aluminum imports, a move being praised by Canada and U.S. border businesses.

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Some of Ontario’s hospitals are sounding the alarm bells after the province recorded its highest number of COVID-19 cases in several months. Premier Doug Ford has not ruled out another shutdown after what he described as a disturbing spike in infections.

  

No more reopening in Ontario for another 28 days

Sep 9, 2020
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the province is putting the brakes on its reopening plans until October. The announcement comes after officials announced a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases over the long weekend.

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There has been yet another seizure of a large quantity of marijuana at the U.S.-Canada border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents lack the training to take over the initial processing of asylum claims, a federal judge wrote in a ruling filed Monday.

For nearly 20 years, officers from Citizenship and Immigration Services have conducted all interviews with asylum-seekers and made what are called "credible fear determinations" for those who arrive at the nation's borders while fleeing to the U.S. to escape persecution.

Provincial prisons expanding in Eastern Ontario

Aug 31, 2020
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While the State of New York continues attempts to reduce the number of prisons, Ontario is increasing the size and number of correctional facilities in the eastern region of the province, neighboring New York.

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The Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments are pouring billions of dollars into local governments buried in the financial turmoil of COVID-19 to prevent catastrophic effects on local governments.

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The Ontario government has unveiled its plan for how it will handle a possible COVID-19 outbreak in schools. Premier Doug Ford said his government is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect children.

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Toronto’s mayor has promised sweeping changes to the city’s police services. His announcement follows an Ontario Human Rights Commission report outlining strong anti-Black racism by Toronto Police.

Indigenous demonstrators have returned to the site of a housing development at the center of a land dispute in southern Ontario, the day after nine people were arrested following a violent clash with police.

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Canada’s largest school board has released plans for students returning in September. But there are concerns about the provincial government’s decision to keep classes the same size.

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