Toronto elementary closed for in-person learning after COVID-19 outbreak

McMurrich Junior Public School, near St. Clair and Oakwood avenues, was dismissed starting Monday from in-person learning for both staff and students.
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New supportive housing project for women coming to semi-rural N.S. community
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