TORONTO — Upper levels of government must stop “wrangling” and provide immediate financial support to municipalities coping with massive pandemic-related costs, leaders of Ontario’s largest cities and regions said Monday.
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OTTAWA — Virtual voting options are under review by the committee of MPs tasked with figuring out how to run Parliament in the COVID-19 era.
Speaker Anthony Rota told MPs today that virtual voting could be done using a special mobile app that would give MPs the option of voting from nearly anywhere.
TORONTO — Ontario’s premier said he won’t order provincial beaches to close even as several municipalities grapple with crowds flocking to their shores amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doug Ford instead urged Ontario residents Friday to employ “common sense” when visiting the province’s beaches.
VANCOUVER—White-throated sparrows are changing their tune – an unprecedented development scientists say has caused them to sit up and take note.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is naming Bob Rae as Canada’s new ambassador to the United Nations.
He announced the appointment this morning.
It’s the latest appointment for the former Ontario premier under Trudeau, after having been Canada’s special envoy for humanitarian and immigration issues and, before that, special envoy to Myanmar.
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed infielder Breyvic Valera off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Thursday while making three more additions to their player pool for the upcoming MLB season.
Right-handed pitcher Bryan Baker, infielder Patrick Kivlehan and outfielder Josh Palacios were added to the pool of players who will be at the team’s summer camp.
TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 153 new cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths related to the novel coronavirus.
The total number of cases now stands at 35,370, which includes 30,730 marked as resolved and 2,680 deaths.
The province reported 204 resolved cases over the previous day, and the numbers of people in intensive care and using ventilators both dropped.
OTTAWA — An armed man has been arrested on the grounds of Rideau Hall, where Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau live.
The RCMP announced the arrest hours after a large number of police officers descended on the sprawling estate Thursday morning.
The RCMP said an armed man got onto the grounds around 6:40 a.m. local time.
TORONTO — The Ontario government risks gutting the child-care sector if it doesn’t begin funnelling promised funds to beleaguered daycare centres that were shut down due to COVID-19, the organization representing the industry said Tuesday as the province’s premier pledged to look into the matter.
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks say the team is officially out of the running to act as a hub city as the NHL considers where to hold its playoffs.
Canucks Sports and Entertainment, the company that operates the hockey franchise, thanked B.C. health officials for their support during the bid to host the NHL’s summer Stanley Cup tournament.