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105.9 The Region

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 170 new cases of COVID-19, and three new deaths due to the novel coronavirus. The total number of cases now stands at 36,348, which includes 31,977 marked as resolved and 2,703 deaths. The province is also reporting 172 newly resolved cases today. Ontario completed more than 26,326 tests for the novel coronavirus over […]

OTTAWA — A new report from a committee of senators says the country is ill-prepared to handle a second wave of COVID-19. The Senate’s social affairs committee says the federal government needs to pay urgent attention to seniors in long-term care homes where outbreaks and deaths in the pandemic have been concentrated. There are also […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower in early trading, weighed down by losses in the financial sector, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 10.22 points at 15,618.97. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 85.85 points at 25,981.43. The S&P 500 index was down […]

Toronto FC rookie midfielder/forward Ifunanyachi Achara has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his left knee. In a statement Thursday morning, the MLS club said the surgery was performed Tuesday by Dr. Tim Dwyer and Dr. Danny Whelan at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Achara will […]

OTTAWA — As governments roll out plans to reopen the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say individual Canadians need to update their own financial plan to move forward too. The stock market crash in March and the plunge in interest rates left many investors feeling uncertain and vulnerable, while still more have […]

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts rose in June as starts of multi-family projects rose, offsetting a decline in single-detached homes. The federal housing agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts came in at 211,681 units in June, up from 195,453 in May. Economists […]

TORONTO — Ontario has extended its emergency orders for the COVID-19 pandemic until July 22. Premier Doug Ford said the extension of the orders will help protect vulnerable people and support frontline workers as the economy continues to re-open. Some of the measures will make it easier for public health units to redeploy staff for contact […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say a 55-year-old cyclist is dead after a hit-and-run involving a truck. Peel Regional Police say the incident happened on Wednesday just before midnight in Mississauga, Ont. They say the male cyclist was taken to hospital where he died. Investigators closed the intersection where the incident happened for […]

TORONTO — Hundreds of people are expected to speak at a series of town hall meetings on police reform that get underway today in Toronto. The city’s police board says the meetings will be held over four days to accommodate everyone who has signed up to speak. There have been calls from the public to change […]

KINGSTON, Ont. — Police in Kingston, Ont., are looking for the rightful owner of two stolen Bibles. Investigators say they found the Bibles with other stolen property in an east-end home. They say officers believe both of the Bibles were stolen recently. One of the books is an Oxford Holy Bible from 1804, found in […]