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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 806 new COVID-19 cases today and a sharp increase in the number of patients in intensive care.  Health officials say hospitalizations dropped by 25, to 655, but the number of intensive care patients jumped by 10, for a total of 130. Officials are also reporting 17 more deaths attributed to […]

TORONTO — The Tragically Hip will be toasted with this year’s humanitarian award at the 2021 Juno Awards. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says it selected the Kingston, Ont. rock band for its “timeless music and philanthropic pursuits” that affected generations of people around the world. Known to many Canadians as the […]

Several international travellers arriving at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport have refused to comply with a new rule requiring a three-day hotel quarantine, local police said Wednesday.  Peel Region police said that while most cases were resolved after conversations with officers, some people refused to follow the rules that took effect this week and were fined […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A new study will look at rapid COVID-19 tests at Toronto’s Pearson airport.  The Greater Toronto Airports Authority says the research will allow for widescale workplace testing. The tests should be available to all airport employees starting March 1 as well as to eligible departing travellers willing to volunteer. The study will […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit advance in late-morning trading helped by gains in the energy sector as the price of oil rose and the financial sector after better-than-expected results from Royal Bank and National Bank. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 112.19 points at 18,442.28. In New York, the Dow Jones […]

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 1,054 new cases of COVID-19 today and nine more deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 363 new cases in Toronto, 186 in Peel Region and 94 in York Region.  Ontario says that 1,291 cases were resolved since the last daily update. Today’s report is […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police say several people have refused to comply with new COVID-19 restrictions after arriving at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Peel Region police say most cases were resolved after conversations with officers but some people still refused to comply and were fined. The Quarantine Act says anyone arriving in Canada must stay in […]

SUDBURY, Ont. — Public health officials in Sudbury, Ont., have dismissed students and staff from two schools following five confirmed cases of COVID-19. Lasalle Secondary School and Cyril Varney Public School were closed today. All five cases have been identified by Public Health Sudbury & Districts as variants of concern. The afternoon route of elementary […]

TORONTO — Hydro One Ltd. reported its fourth-quarter profit fell compared with a year earlier as the power utility faced higher costs related to the pandemic. Hydro One says it earned net income attributable to common shareholders of $161 million or 27 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a […]

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada beat expectations as it reported its first-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago, before the start of the pandemic, boosted by record earnings from capital markets as well as growth in personal and commercial banking, wealth management and insurance. RBC says it earned net income of $3.85 billion […]