Doug Ford orders random police checks for motorists, closes golf courses and playgrounds in latest COVID-19 restrictions


Premier Doug Ford has ordered random police checks for motorists, closed playgrounds and golf courses, and put checkpoints at the Quebec and Manitoba borders under Ontario’s latest COVID-19 restrictions.
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Teen, 16, stabbed in St-Laurent during altercation
Police first said the victim was in critical condition, but later the evening indicated the teenager was in stable condition.
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Renewed calls for rehab help after 2nd Vancouver Island youth drug death
Bella Jones, 17, died last week in Nanaimo, the second youth to die of a suspected overdose on Vancouver Island in as many weeks.
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Canada records new single-day vaccination logging more than 400,000 doses
Canada broke a new single-day record Friday, logging 400,489 COVID-19 vaccines doses as provinces expand eligibility.
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Airline industry group urges Canada to follow U.K.’s lead, plan restart for air travel
The head of the National Airlines Council of Canada, says the U.K. has announced that starting May 17 it will allow travel to and from a select list of countries.
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Cenovus Energy reports $220M Q1 profit compared with a loss a year ago
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Vaudreuil-Dorion man faces child-porn charges
Christopher Noseworthy, 42, was also charged with a breach of conditions from a previous arrest. He was not released on bail.
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'It doesn't seem real': COVID-19 patient reunited with family after spending 120 days in hospital
An Ontario man has been reunited with his wife and family after spending 120 days in the hospital following a battle with COVID-19.
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Mississauga woman pleaded for her attacker to stop before she was shot and left for dead, court hears
Joseph Chang is on trial for first-degree murder in the shooting death of his then girlfriend, Alicia Lewandowski, 25 in a townhouse complex parking lot three years ago.
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How to overcome needle phobia when getting a COVID-19 vaccine
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'Bilingual is beautiful': West Island mayors urge CAQ to leave status alone
Kirkland Mayor Michel Gibson is unhappy the CAQ is looking at his city’s bilingual status. "They’re barking up the wrong tree if they’re going that way.”
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Airline industry group wants Ottawa to follow U.K.’s lead, help bring in restart plan
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Dozens hurt after Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem mosque
Earlier Friday, Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded a third after the men opened fire on a base belonging to Israel’s Border Police force in the West Bank.
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Motorcyclist killed in highway crash in northern Alberta: Fairview RCMP
A person who was riding a motorcycle died in a collision with a pickup truck on Highway 2 near Fairview in northern Alberta.
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COVID-19: Some business owners feeling left out of Saskatchewan’s reopening ‘roadmap’
Global News spoke to a number of small business owners, including of a buffet and dance studio, about why they feel like the light at the end of the tunnel is still faint.
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Montreal police investigating after teen stabbed in library parking lot
The 16-year-old was rushed to hospital in critical condition after he was stabbed in the upper body following an altercation with several people behind a library on Thimens Blvd.
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Fighting still has a place in the NHL because the league wants it that way
The Capitals-Rangers line brawl could have been avoided if the department of player safety acted to protect players. When they don’t, players will take matters into their own hands.
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Governments across Canada withholding COVID-19 data to regulate public reaction to pandemic, says access-to-information advocate
Said Sean Holman, an access to information expert and journalism professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary: “If they have more information than the public, then they can … have more control over the reactions of the public. That’s what’s going on.”
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‘This can happen to anybody,’ says B.C. fitness trainer, 33, hospitalized with COVID-19
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Rocket won't have chance to continue stellar season in AHL playoffs
Laval compiled a 22-5-3 record in the Canadian division, but won't get to play other top teams after the league cancelled the post-season.
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Protesters against health measures on bus to Montreal urged to get tested for COVID-19
Authorities said Friday that 48 passengers may have been exposed to the virus during a chartered bus trip to Montreal to take part in a protest opposing government health measures.
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'A hug can have such a positive impact': Ont. family working to bring 'hug glove' to isolated Canadians
An Ontario family that created a 'hug glove' so they could safely hold their grandma amid the COVID-19 pandemic have partnered with a Canadian manufacturer to bring the product to others in need of an embrace.
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Surge in recent bird rescues prompts warning from Metro Vancouver group
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Wreckage crushed Good Samaritan who stopped to help crash victim on B.C. highway
The man was trying to help a crash victim on Highway 93 when the wreckage shifted, crushing him.
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Woman and child taken to hospital after collision
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Letters to The Sun, May 8, 2021: School administrator appalled by decision to cancel School Liaison Officer program
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