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105.9 The Region

TORONTO — Ontario will provide an update on COVID-19 modelling projections today. The province says Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, the co-chairman of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, will present the update this afternoon. The new data comes two weeks after the province invoked a stay-at-home order in a bid to halt surging case spread. The province’s […]

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired left-handed pitcher Steven Matz  in a trade with the New York Mets. The Blue Jays announced the deal, that will see right-handed pitchers Yennsy Diaz, Sean Reid-Foley and Josh Winckowski head to the Mets, on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Matz has spent his entire career with the Mets.  […]

OTTAWA — The review of Rideau Hall that led governor general Julie Payette to resign found dozens of people who called the working conditions there hostile, negative, toxic or poisoned. The government released the review by Quintet Consulting Corp. Wednesday evening. It’s heavily redacted, primarily to protect participants’ privacy, and whole pages of details are […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Canadian NBA journeyman Nik Stauskas headlines the Raptors 905 roster for the G League’s shortened season. The 27-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., was the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NBA draft and spent time with Sacramento, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Portland and Cleveland. Raptors 905, the Raptors’ G League affiliate that normally plays out […]

MONTREAL — Quebec’s national public health institute issued new recommendations Wednesday for the use of N95 masks by health-care professionals. The new guidelines say the masks can be worn in health-care facilities with “uncontrolled outbreaks” of COVID-19 if workers may be exposed to high concentrations of airborne particles containing the novel coronavirus. The government-mandated health […]

TORONTO — Two Canadian investment leaders endorsed a transition to clean energy at a virtual Davos World Economic Forum on Wednesday as more investors worldwide push for concrete sustainability commitments. Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney said that politicians can help markets finance the transition to zero-emission economies by setting credible forward commitments.  Canada’s […]

TORONTO — Amid concerns about the emergence of variant strains, new COVID-19 infections maintained a downward trend in Canada’s two most populous provinces on Wednesday, although authorities reported more than 100 new deaths from the disease.  Ontario recorded another 49 deaths even as its daily case count continued an ongoing decline, with 1,670 new cases […]

Ontario is moving to bar colleges and universities from asking students who report sexual violence or harassment about their sexual history. The province is also proposing to prohibit post-secondary institutions from punishing complainants for drinking or using drugs at the time of the alleged incident. The proposed changes announced today would require schools to update […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted its largest daily loss in three months to wipe away the impressive gains that started 2021. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 354.98 points or two per cent to 17,424.43. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 633.87 points at 30,303.17. The S&P 500 index […]

A Canada Post worker who contracted COVID-19 amid a major outbreak at a Mississauga, Ont., facility has died, the company announced Wednesday, as the union representing postal workers demanded its members be kept safe.  Canada Post said the individual had tested positive for the virus and last worked at the Gateway facility on Jan. 18.  […]