MONTREAL - Quebec's updated back-to-school plan requires students in Grade 5 and up to wear masks in all common areas of school buildings, but not in the classroom.
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TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19 today - the lowest daily case count in months - but the province's health minister attributes part of the drop to “routine data clean-up.”
Christine Elliott says Toronto Public Health removed 21 cases, including some duplicates, from its total.
She says an additional 75 cases have been resolved.
OTTAWA - The federal Liberals are defending their decision to have the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. oversee a rent-relief program for small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MONTREAL - It's highly unlikely Quebec will reimpose a partial lockdown on its citizens this fall if there is a second wave of COVID-19, the province's top doctor said Friday.
Horacio Arruda, director of public health, told reporters that forcing people to stay home can have negative consequences on society, including for children and the elderly.
TORONTO - Ontario's primary electricity provider says it's extending a ban on disconnecting homes from the power grid until further notice.
Hydro One first issued the ban towards the beginning of the province's COVID-19 outbreak, saying customers needed to be able to rely on electricity while they were kept at home during the pandemic.
WINNIPEG - Isha Khan has spent her career upholding human rights. The Winnipeg lawyer may now be facing her most public battle as she takes the helm of a museum under fire for allegations of racism, homophobia, sexism and censorship.
TORONTO - The Ontario government began rolling out the first phase of its new program for families with autistic children on Friday, but critics and parents remain skeptical of the plan.
Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes.
MONTREAL - Quebec is reporting 122 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death in the past 24 hours.
The province has now recorded 59,131 total cases of the novel coronavirus and 5,673 deaths.
The number of hospitalizations increased by 18 for a total of 208, and 18 of those patients are in intensive care, an increase of nine from the previous day.