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COVID, law fears fuel spike in firearms, ammunition sales across Canada

COVID, law fears fuel spike in firearms, ammunition sales across Canada

TORONTO — The COVID-19 outbreak coupled with fears about more restrictive gun legislation has fuelled a spike in firearm and ammunition sales, several dealers said this week. Buyers, they say, are stocking up while they can.
Ontario high school teachers' union suspends strikes indefinitely

Ontario high school teachers' union suspends strikes indefinitely

TORONTO — Ontario said it will continue contract negotiations with the province's teachers unions using alternatives to in-person talks in light of COVID-19, a move that came as one union cancelled all further strikes because of the pandemic.
Ontario reports first death linked to COVID-19 in 77-year-old man

Ontario reports first death linked to COVID-19 in 77-year-old man

TORONTO — Ontario health officials confirmed the province's first death in a patient with COVID-19 on Tuesday, hours after Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency.
Crown says Schlatter 'stalked and isolated' woman before strangling her

Crown says Schlatter 'stalked and isolated' woman before strangling her

TORONTO — A Toronto man set on having sex "stalked and isolated" a young woman he met outside a club and lured her to a dark alley, sexually assaulting and strangling her when she spurned his advances, prosecutors alleged Tuesday.
Health officials explain why not everyone can get swabbed for COVID-19 right now

Health officials explain why not everyone can get swabbed for COVID-19 right now

TORONTO — Canada's top public health officer says supply limitations are forcing COVID-19 testing centres "to be smart" about who they can assess for the respiratory illness while Health Canada rushes to approve commercial testing kits. Dr.
Defence says Schlatter was 'easy target' to blame for Richey's death

Defence says Schlatter was 'easy target' to blame for Richey's death

TORONTO — A Toronto man who was the last person seen with a murdered young woman presented an "easy target" for investigators to blame for her death, his lawyers said Monday as they argued for his acquittal.
Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

TORONTO — Crisis lines and mental health professionals are seeing a jump in calls as Canadians come to grips with the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasingly drastic measures aimed at containing the novel coronav
Ontario's top medical official recommends bars and restaurants close

Ontario's top medical official recommends bars and restaurants close

TORONTO — Ontario's top medical official recommended Monday that bars and restaurants, daycares and places of worship close to help stem the spread of COVID-19, as authorities said community transmission can no longer be ruled out.
No winning ticket for Saturday night's $7 million Lotto 649 jackpot

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $7 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $7 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Mar.
No winning ticket for Friday night's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket for Friday night's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $50 million dollar jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. There were also two Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs, but neither was claimed. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Mar.