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Ford announces $20 million for vaccine research as COVID-19 cases top 10,000 across the province

TORONTO—Premier Doug Ford has announced $20 million in funding for Ontario researchers trying to find a vaccine for COVID-19, as cases of the virus climbed passed the 10,000 mark in the province on Saturday.

There were 485 new cases announced by health officials today and 36 more deaths, bringing the toll to 514.

Deal struck with secondary union

TORONTO — Ontario has reached a tentative deal with the final major teachers' union without a contract.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation and the government announced the tentative agreement today.

Union president Harvey Bischof says the teachers did not get everything they wanted in the agreement, but the deal will provide stability in the province's schools.

Trump hosts call with Trudeau and G7 leaders

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his fellow G7 leaders are being hosted today by an impatient American president far more anxious than they appear to be to ease restrictions meant to control the spread of COVID-19.

President Donald Trump is leading a teleconference today with his counterparts because the U.S. holds the rotating chair of the G7 this year.

Ontario reports 514 new COVID-19 cases, 38 more deaths

TORONTO—Ontario is reporting 514 new COVID-19 cases today, and 38 more deaths.

That brings the province to a total of 8,961 cases, including 423 deaths and nearly 4,200 cases that have been resolved.

The growth in total cases has been relatively low for about a week, and Ontario health officials have said the peak is expected this week.