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Ontario's credit rating remains stable: FAO

TORONTO - Ontario's fiscal watchdog says the province's credit rating has remained stable in 2020 despite the costs incurred by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Financial Accountability Office says in a report today that all four major international rating agencies have reaffirmed the province's credit at either AA- or A+, the fifth and sixth highest ratings.

Indigenous boy needing health care was discriminated against: adjudicator

WINNIPEG - A human rights adjudicator has ruled that the Manitoba government discriminated against a disabled Indigenous boy by not providing adequate health care.

The province has been ordered to pay the boy and his mother $42,500.

The case centres on Alfred (Dewey) Pruden, who was 16 years old when his human rights complaint was heard last year.

Ontario reports 99 new COVID-19 cases, with 83 new cases resolved

TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 99 new cases of COVID-19.

The province also reported 83 more resolved cases of the virus today.

The total number of cases now stands at 40,745, which includes 2,789 deaths and 37,036 cases marked as resolved.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 31 of Ontario's 34 public health regions reported five or fewer cases.

COVID across Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2020:

There are 122,087 confirmed cases in Canada.

- Quebec: 61,151 confirmed (including 5,720 deaths, 53,847 resolved)

- Ontario: 40,646 confirmed (including 2,789 deaths, 36,953 resolved)

- Alberta: 12,053 confirmed (including 221 deaths, 10,796 resolved)

CFL cancels 2020 season during pandemic, ends 100-plus year run for Grey Cup

The CFL has cancelled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It marks the first year the Grey Cup won't be presented since 1919.

The league announced the move Monday, dashing hopes of a shortened season in the hub city of Winnipeg.

The move comes after the CFL couldn't solve a number of issues in an effort to try to salvage a season.