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OTTAWA — Two parking lots at the Ottawa Senators’ home arena are being converted into pop-up COVID-19 assessment centres. The team says in a statement that parking lots 5 and 6 at the Canadian Tire Centre will serve as drive-through locations, and appointments will not be required in advance. The Sens say they’re working with Ottawa Public Health, and […]

TORONTO — Ontario is lowering the number of people allowed to attend social gatherings across the province. Premier Doug Ford announced this morning that the new limits, which were imposed earlier in the week in three hot-spot regions, will be expanded. It means a maximum of 10 people will be allowed to gather indoors or 25 […]

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 427 new cases of COVID-19, as well as five additional deaths. The new cases bring the provincial total to 67,080. Officials say two of the deaths occurred in the past 24 hours, while the other three occurred earlier, bringing the provincial death toll to 5,797. Hospitalizations declined by five to […]

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 407 new cases of COVID-19 today, but no new deaths associated with the coronavirus. The figures mark the second time in as many days that the province has recorded more than 400 cases in a 24-hour period. Numbers have been surging over the past few weeks, particularly in Toronto, Peel […]

NAPANEE, Ont. — A 20-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly trying to smuggle contraband into an eastern Ontario jail. Provincial police say it allegedly happened Thursday morning near the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee, Ont. OPP say they got involved after receiving reports of a suspicious man on private property near the correctional facility. Officers […]

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is set to make a rare weekend announcement this morning related to COVID-19. No details have been made immediately available, but Health Minister Christine Elliott and the province’s associate chief medical officer of health, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, will also be on-hand. Ford suspended weekend pandemic briefings over the summer as […]

TORONTO — Public health officials in Toronto are warning of a potential COVID-19 exposure that originated at a local night club last week. The city’s public health unit says four people who have tested positive for the virus attended Noir Inside Rebel Entertainment complex on Sept. 11. They say anyone who was at the club between 10:30 p.m. […]

OTTAWA — Members of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine task force are casting worried eyes at the Trump administration’s political push to get a vaccine approved before the U.S. presidential election in November.  Dr. Joanne Langley, the task force co-chair, and member Alan Bernstein say they are concerned about “vaccine hesitancy” in Canada, the phenomenon […]

OTTAWA — Halfway through their 14-day quarantine period, Diala Charab and Yehya Al-Ayoubi are excited to start working as health-care aides after arriving Sunday from Lebanon.  Despite COVID-19 travel restrictions that prevent most people from coming to Canada, the two nurses were exempted, resettled under a pilot project to bring skilled refugees to the country. […]

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $29.5 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Sept. 22 will grow to approximately $40 million. The Canadian Press