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TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Apr. 20 will grow to an estimated $15 million. The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The surging COVID-19 caseload has Ontario “on its heels,” prompting the urgent need for tougher measures to regain control of the deteriorating situation. And with that dire warning Premier Doug Ford announced a raft of new restrictions Friday that went into effect first thing Saturday morning. The province’s stay-at-home order is being extended […]

Public health experts are raising their eyebrows at Ontario’s decision to restrict outdoor gatherings, saying the latest evidence suggests the measures won’t do much to cut down on COVID-19 transmission. Premier Doug Ford announced Friday that only members of the same household would be able to congregate outdoors as part of a suite of measures […]

TORONTO — Ontario is extending a stay-at-home order, limiting interprovincial travel and shutting outdoor recreational facilities while giving police new powers to enforce the restrictions amid an onslaught of COVID-19.   In stretching the current four-week stay-at-home order to six weeks, Premier Doug Ford said on Friday the province was on its heels and tougher […]

TORONTO — Overflowing investor optimism that the pandemic’s gloom will soon lift pushed Canada’s main stock index and two of three indexes in the United States to record closes on Friday. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.40 points at 19,351.32, a gain of 123.29 points for the week. In New York, the Dow Jones […]

TORONTO — Ontario is extending its stay-at-home order to six weeks, restricting interprovincial travel and limiting outdoor gatherings in an effort to fight a losing battle with COVID-19. It is also closing all non-essential construction and recreational facilities such as tennis courts and playgrounds.  Premier Doug Ford announced the restrictions Friday among several new anti-COVID-19 […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index closed at another record high, helped by gains in the telecommunications and base metals sectors. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.40 points at 19,351.32, a gain of 123.29 for the week. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 164.68 points at a record 34,200.67. The […]

TORONTO — Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold has hit another huge road block in Tokyo Olympic qualifying. This one might be insurmountable. After a competitive year wiped out by COVID-19, the 11-time national flyweight champion from Kitchener, Ont., had hoped to fight her way into an Olympic berth at the Americas Olympic qualifier scheduled for next […]

MONTREAL — Quebec will deploy sound trucks in hard-hit Montreal neighbourhoods to announce the presence of mobile clinics offering Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, Health Minister Christian Dube said Friday. There will be more than 20,000 doses of that vaccine available with or without appointments over the weekend, Dube said on Twitter.  He said sound trucks will blast […]

TORONTO — Six Challenger-tier tennis tournaments scheduled to be held in Canada this year have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tennis Canada announced Friday that the Winnipeg National Bank Challenger men’s event, the women’s Challenger event in Saskatoon, the National Bank Challenger in Granby, Que., and the Odlum Brown VanOpen in Vancouver will […]