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Thoroughbreds are finally off and running at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto

Thoroughbreds are finally off and running at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto

TORONTO — It certainly was worth the wait for Darryll P. Holland. The British-born jockey earned his first career win at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday as the 2020 thoroughbred campaign finally started minus spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario reports 455 new COVID-19 cases, including 68 due to a delay

Ontario reports 455 new COVID-19 cases, including 68 due to a delay

TORONTO — Ontario reported a spike in new COVID-19 cases Saturday, though dozens were attributed to a reporting delay, as the province extended its emergency orders for another 10 days.
Quebec sees hospitalizations dip while reporting 35 additional COVID-19 deaths

Quebec sees hospitalizations dip while reporting 35 additional COVID-19 deaths

MONTREAL — Provincial health authorities announced 35 additional deaths today in Quebec due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 4,970. Quebec also reported 226 new cases in the past 24 hours, raising the total to 52,624.

Olympiques begin rebuild, take defenceman Tristan Luneau No. 1

TORONTO — The Gatineau Olympiques changed the look of their team on Friday night in under an hour. The Olympiques opened the 2020 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft by selecting Tristan Luneau No.
Raptors Uprising down Nets GC to improve to 7-0 in NBA 2K league esports play

Raptors Uprising down Nets GC to improve to 7-0 in NBA 2K league esports play

TORONTO — Raptors Uprising GC continued its perfect start to the NBA 2K League esports season, sweeping Nets GC in its best-of-three series Friday to improve to 7-0. The Raptors raced out to an early lead in Game 1 but had to rally to take Game 2.
Racial unrest achingly familiar for Jenkins, other Canadian black athletes

Racial unrest achingly familiar for Jenkins, other Canadian black athletes

TORONTO — As a black baseball player in 1960s America, Fergie Jenkins was often banned from the hotels of his white teammates. There were cities in which he couldn't dine alongside them in the same restaurant.

Hunger strike at Ottawa jail ends after deal reached on food, sanitation demands

OTTAWA — A hunger strike by inmates at an Ottawa jail ended Thursday, just over a day after they began protesting conditions they say have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legault promises aid for Quebec hotels feeling impact of pandemic on tourism

Legault promises aid for Quebec hotels feeling impact of pandemic on tourism

ORFORD, Que. — Francois Legault says he will unveil a plan next week to provide financial assistance to the province's struggling tourism industry.

Long-term care company cuts ties executive after comments made during meeting

A long-term care provider's decision to cut ties with an executive who made disparaging remarks about the relatives of residents struck by the COVID-19 pandemic falls short of the mark, family members said Friday as they continued to push for greater
Federal funding offer not enough to cover Ontario's COVID-19 costs, Ford says

Federal funding offer not enough to cover Ontario's COVID-19 costs, Ford says

TORONTO — A $14 billion federal financial aid offer to all of Canada's provinces and territories isn't enough, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Friday, noting the cost of his province's COVID-19 response alone is expected to be $23 billion.
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