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'We're going through the valley of tears,' Toronto cardinal says of pandemic

'We're going through the valley of tears,' Toronto cardinal says of pandemic

TORONTO — Catholic churches in Toronto are shutting their doors on the eve of Holy Week after the Ontario government deemed all places of worship non-essential during the COVID-19 pandemic and ordered them closed.
COVID-19 measures temporary but necessary, Legault says as numbers jump

COVID-19 measures temporary but necessary, Legault says as numbers jump

MONTREAL — Quebec authorities reported a significant jump in the number of COVID-19 cases for the second straight day Tuesday, pushing the number over 1,000.
"I do" or "I don't": COVID-19 forcing engaged couples to make tough decisions

"I do" or "I don't": COVID-19 forcing engaged couples to make tough decisions

TORONTO — When Giovanna Loureiro and Jeffrey Nunes get married this Friday, it won't be with their 150 invited guests, nor at the lush greenhouse venue they had booked in Newmarket, Ont.
What's essential? A look at businesses that can stay open in Ontario

What's essential? A look at businesses that can stay open in Ontario

TORONTO — As of 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, only businesses deemed essential workplaces will be allowed to remain open in Ontario during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ontario ordering non-essential businesses to close

Ontario ordering non-essential businesses to close

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered the closure Monday of all non-essential businesses in the province to help curb the spread of COVID-19. It will take effect Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. and will last for at least 14 days.

Mayor of town that has seen all Quebec's COVID-19 deaths feels left in dark

MONTREAL — The mayor of a Quebec town that has seen all four of the province's COVID-19 deaths to date says he is having trouble getting information from local health officials.
Quebec to close non-essential businesses until April 13 as COVID-19 cases spike

Quebec to close non-essential businesses until April 13 as COVID-19 cases spike

Quebec Premier Francois Legault hit the "pause" button on his province's economy on Monday, ordering all non-essential businesses to close until April 13 as the number of COVID-19 cases more than doubled to 628.
Ford says it's not realistic for Ontario schools to reopen April 6

Ford says it's not realistic for Ontario schools to reopen April 6

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford acknowledged Monday that he doesn't think it is realistic to expect the province's public schools to reopen on April 6.
Don't take Aspirin to prevent first stroke, heart disease: new guidelines

Don't take Aspirin to prevent first stroke, heart disease: new guidelines

OTTAWA — A new guideline from Heart and Stroke Foundation says a daily dose of Aspirin could do more harm than good for those at low risk of stroke or heart disease.

Ontario to keep some child care centres open to help health care workers

TORONTO — Some child care centres will stay open for the kids of health-care workers and first responders, in a move the Ontario government said will help workers focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.