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TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $40 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on May 18 will grow to an estimated $50 million, and there will be two Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs. The Canadian Press

TORONTO — A broad-based rally led by energy and financials helped North American stock markets to recover from big losses early in the week over concerns about rising inflation. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 230.88 points to 19,366.69. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 360.68 points at 34,382.13. The S&P […]

TORONTO — Medical experts say Ontario will have to significantly scale up its vaccination effort to achieve its goal of fully inoculating all willing adults against COVID-19 by the end of the summer. They say the province will need far more health-care workers at vaccine clinics, 24-hour sites and clear public messaging to meets its […]

TORONTO — Canadian residents should be able to head to the United States for COVID-19 vaccinations and be exempt from mandatory quarantine on return if health authorities here deem the shots medically necessary, a hospital CEO said on Friday. Although a vaccination itself does not exempt incoming travellers from quarantine rules, an exemption does exist […]

TORONTO — Jeff Barnaby is a visionary in the filmmaking world — so much so that it seems the industry is still trying to figure out where he fits, he says. His Indigenous zombie horror “Blood Quantum” is the leading film contender for next week’s Canadian Screen Awards with 10 nominations, including best editing and […]

TORONTO — Restaurant owners say they are concerned about operations as federal subsidies begin to wind down, even as provinces like Ontario extend stay-at-home or lockdown measures. Restaurants Canada is seeking an exemption from the federal government’s scheduled phase-out of the wage and rent subsidy programs, both of which will gradually be decreased starting in […]

TORONTO — Gains in the financial and energy sectors helped lift Canada’s main stock index to a triple-digit advance in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also gained ground.  The S&P/TSX composite index was up 164.18 points at 19,299.99. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 280.87 points at 34,302.32. The S&P […]

Ontario is reporting 2,362 new COVID-19 cases today. The province says 26 more people have died from the virus.  The data is based on 44,040 tests.  There were 1,582 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals as of Friday morning. Of those, 777 people were in intensive care and 560 were on ventilators.  Ontario administered 141,765 COVID-19 […]

Toronto has cancelled major in-person events through to Labour Day in an effort to protect against the spread of COVID-19, a move the Canadian National Exhibition says could put its future in jeopardy.  The CNE took a financial hit of $6 million after cancelling the 18-day event last summer and could stand to lose even […]

TORONTO — Gains in the energy and financial sectors helped lift Canada’s main stock index higher in early trading, while U.S. stock markets also rose.  The S&P/TSX composite index was up 79.42 points at 19,215.23. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 184.84 points at 34,206.29. The S&P 500 index was up […]