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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,457 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 41 additional deaths linked to the virus. Twelve of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, while the rest occurred earlier or at an unknown date.  Hospitalizations declined for the fifth straight day, down by 56 to 1,327.  Of those patients, […]

TORONTO — Dr. Jamie Spiegelman at first refused the COVID-19 vaccine. As a critical care doctor at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto, one of the worst COVID-ravaged regions in the country, he meets the definition of a front-line worker. But he thought there were others, from nurses to respiratory therapists, who needed it first. […]

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 today and 102 more deaths related to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 785 new cases in Toronto, 404 in Peel Region, 215 in York Region and 121 in Niagara. Over 48,900 tests have been completed in Ontario over the past 24 […]

TORONTO — George Armstrong, who captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the ’60s and wore the blue and white his entire career, has died. He was 90. The Maple Leafs confirmed the death Sunday on Twitter. Armstrong played a record 1,187 games with 296 goals and 417 assists over 21 seasons […]

TORONTO — The patient, when he came into the hospital ER with what seemed to be mild pneumonia, wasn’t that sick and might otherwise have been sent home. Except the man had just returned from China, where a new viral disease was spreading like a brush fire. His chest X-rays were also unusual. “We’d never […]

TORONTO — Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain George Armstrong has died. He was 90. The Maple Leafs confirmed the death Sunday. Armstrong captained the Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the ’60s and wore the blue and white his entire career. More coming… The Canadian Press

TORONTO — When COVID-19 swept across Canada last year, Andre Mazerolle’s five-year career in marketing ground to a halt as he was laid off from his job. Gutted, the Oshawa, Ont. man poured himself into his motorcycle hobby while he tried to plot the next phase in his working life. Then a chance conversation with […]

OTTAWA — Canada’s taxpayers’ ombudsperson says his office has seen a steep spike in complaints compared to one year ago, delivering an early warning about how complicated returns should be handled this year. François Boileau says the number of complaints from taxpayers about the Canada Revenue Agency was up 93 per cent in December from […]

OTTAWA — Under fluorescent lights, Wendy Muckle surveys the supervised consumption site that sits in quiet contrast to Ottawa’s peppy ByWard Market nearby. Users filter into the brick building — dubbed “the trailer,” a nod to the service’s former digs — offering up greetings and grins en route to 16 basement booths, each furnished with […]

TORONTO — Two winning tickets were sold for the jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw — one in Quebec and the other in British Columbia. Each ticket is worth $4.2 million. The draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize also went to a lottery player in B.C. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on […]