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MONTREAL — Quebec says it is limiting the operating hours and capacity of bars and nightclubs across the province in order to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks as the number of new infections begins to climb. Health Minister Christian Dube did not give any examples of delinquent venues but told reporters today the surge in infections across the United States linked to […]

TORONTO — A new policy group estimates more than half of all Canadians know they’ve been a victim or target of a cyber crime, such as a leak of personal information, an account hack or installation of malware. The report from the Cybersecure Policy Exchange at Ryerson University found 57 per cent of participants in an online survey of […]

TORONTO — Authorities are enacting stricter parking rules at Toronto beaches after a number of nighttime parties were busted over the weekend. The city says that parking at three popular beaches will be restricted after 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They also note a “significant increase” in the number of gatherings happening at […]

TORONTO — Telefilm Canada says it has launched an investigation into allegations of misconduct made against one of its employees. The federal agency says the investigation is being conducted by a third party, the consulting firm Le Cabinet RH, which specializes in complaints involving discrimination and psychological and/or sexual harassment. A statement from Telefilm does not name the […]

OTTAWA — Canada is joining an international group of nearly two dozen other countries working to protect the world’s oceans. The Global Ocean Alliance, founded by Great Britain last year, seeks to protect 30 per cent of the world’s oceans by 2030.  Its 22 members include European countries such as Italy, Germany and Sweden, as […]

HAMILTON — Ontario’s police watchdog says a 42-year-old man shot by police in Hamilton earlier this week has died in hospital. The Special Investigations Unit says it continues to investigate the incident and has interviewed four officers identified as witnesses. It says two other officers are considered the subject of the investigation. The SIU previously said […]

TORONTO — A new poll shows young Canadians and those who are Black, Indigenous or people of colour face the hardest hit to their finances from COVID-19. The poll commissioned by TD Bank found 66 per cent of Canadians surveyed between 18 and 34 have experienced or anticipate experiencing unemployment or reduced hours as a result of COVID-19 […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit decline in late-morning trading, weighed down by losses in the key financial, industrial and materials sectors, while U.S. stock markets also fell. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 215.54 points at 15,413.65. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 498.44 points at 25,568.84. […]

TORONTO — Concerned citizens say Toronto must figure out a new way to help out those in mental health crises and root out racism within the city’s police force. The comments come at the start of a town-hall meeting on police reform held by the city’s police services board. Demand to speak at the meeting was […]

MONTREAL — Quebec is expected to impose more restrictions on bars today to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health Minister Christian Dube and public health director Horacio Arruda are scheduled to make an announcement this afternoon. Multiple sources tell The Canadian Press that the province will force bars to close earlier and require owners to collect contact information from patrons for […]