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Ontario: Province of Canada
Ontario is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. Located in Central Canada, it is Canada's most populous province, with 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is the fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.


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Video shows Canadian police raiding an alleged operation at a lavish mansion in Ontario.
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Former prime minister John Turner has died: reports

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Singer Kathleen Edwards on why she stepped away from music, and why she came back

Kathleen Edwards was one of the most acclaimed young songwriters on the indie music scene in the early 2000s. When her fourth album, "Voyageur," became her highest-charting album yet, Edwards stepped..
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Baptist Pastor Is Fired After Coming Out as Transgender

Junia Joplin was a pastor at the Lorne Park Baptist Church in Ontario when she told members in a sermon last month that she is transgender. The congregation narrowly voted to terminate her contract. - Published

Windsor police direct deer to safety in Detroit River

The Windsor Police Service Marine Unit said it helped a deer get to safety after it was found swimming in the Detroit River near Windsor, Ontario, on June 21. - Published

Mexico pauses farm worker program in Canada after coronavirus deaths

Mexico has paused its migrant farm worker program in Canada, Mexico's foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, after a coronavirus outbreak in Ontario killed two workers from Mexico, although..
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Ontario testing migrant farm workers after coronavirus deaths, severe cases

Ontario has started testing about 8,000 migrant farm workers for COVID-19 in a hard-hit rural region of the province after two young workers died and the coronavirus was found on at least 17 farms,..
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Ontario to reopen restaurants, hair salons outside of virus hot spots

The Canadian province of Ontario will reopen some hair salons and outdoor dining at restaurants among other businesses on Friday, the provincial government announced on Monday, but only in health..
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Coronavirus spread in Canada is slowing, hotspots remain

The spread of the novel coronavirus in Canada has slowed significantly, and 90% of the COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks have been in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, pubic health data showed on..
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Canada vows changes in senior care after military shines spotlight on shortfalls

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday vowed to help provincial authorities revamp the country's senior care system after soldiers helping in nursing homes in Ontario and Quebec reported..
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Military report on alleged abuse in Ontario long-term care 'deeply disturbing,' Trudeau says

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Ontario schools to remain shut through current school year: premier

Schools in Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will remain closed for the rest of the school year through the end of June, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Doug Ford said on Tuesday.
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Ontario schools not to open at this time: premier

Schools in Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will not open at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Doug Ford said on Tuesday.
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Ontario to let retailers, vehicle dealerships open next Tuesday, with limits

Ontario will allow some retail stores as well as vehicle dealerships and construction sites to reopen next Tuesday, its premier said on Thursday, as Canada's most-populous province takes steps to..
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Factbox: Roadmap to Canada's gradual reopening after coronavirus shutdown

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Thursday announced key dates to ease restrictions on businesses, as Canada's most populous province prepares to gradually reopen its economy after nearly two months of..
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Ontario redeploys educators into nursing homes, as just one facility records 56 deaths

The Canadian province of Ontario is allowing its education staff, including teachers and custodians, to voluntarily redeploy into the province's long-term care homes, the provincial government said on..
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Canadian province sends nurses to northern community hit by COVID-19

The Canadian province of Ontario has dispatched nurses to a remote northern indigenous community hit hard by the coronavirus to conduct testing and provide healthcare support, the local leader said on..
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Canada's Ontario province, despite pressure, will not start reopening economy for weeks

The government of Ontario, Canada's most-populous province and industrial powerhouse, said on Monday it would not begin lifting restrictions to fight the coronavirus for weeks to come despite pressure..
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Intensive care unit nurses and doctors in Markham, Ontario danced to celebrate a COVID-19 patient who was taken off a ventilator. - Published

Canadian province of Ontario angry over 'unacceptable' U.S. move to block face masks

Ontario, the most-populous province in Canada, complained on Monday the United States had blocked the export of more than 3 million face masks it bought to fight the coronavirus outbreak, while Ottawa..
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Canada's largest province says U.S. blocked delivery of three million masks

The premier of Ontario, Canada's largest province, on Monday said the United States had blocked the delivery of three million face masks designed to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.
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Canada's Ontario warns coronavirus cases will soar without further distancing measures

Ontario health officials on Friday projected 80,000 coronavirus cases in the province, Canada's most heavily populated region, by April 30 under current public health measures and urged people to..
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Canada's Ontario shuts down most public venues, declares state of emergency

Ontario, Canada's most populous province, banned gatherings of more than 50 people and ordered the closure of bars and restaurants on Tuesday in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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Canada's hardest hit province limits virus testing as demand grows for swabs

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in isolation for two weeks after his wife, Sophie, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, and the outbreak prompted the province of Ontario to..
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Canada battens down as Trudeau's wife tested for coronavirus and NHL suspends games

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Canada's province of Ontario confirmed its eighth case of the COVID-19 disease caused by the newly-identified coronavirus in its capital city of Toronto, health officials said late on Friday.
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Second plane carrying Canadian evacuees from China arrives in Canada

A second plane, carrying 185 Canadian evacuees from the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan, has landed at an air-force base in Trenton, Ontario, the Canadian government said on Tuesday.
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All Canadians evacuated from virus-hit China will be placed in quarantine - Ottawa

All Canadians evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China will be placed in quarantine for 14 days once they arrive at a military base in the province of Ontario, Health Minister..
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Tim Hortons pulls Beyond Meat products from Ontario, British Columbia

Restaurant Brands International Inc's Tim Hortons said on Tuesday it has removed Beyond Meat Inc's products from its coffee and donut shops in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.
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Wife of Canada's first coronavirus patient tests positive; 19 under investigation

The wife of Canada's first confirmed patient with the fast-spreading Wuhan coronavirus also has tested positive for it at an Ontario laboratory, and 19 other suspected cases in Canada are under..
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Canada province says sorry after training mistake sparks false nuclear alert

The Canadian province of Ontario on Sunday apologized for wrongly raising the alarm about an incident at a massive nuclear power station near Toronto and blamed a training exercise mistake.
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Tens of thousands of teachers and support staff in Canada's most populous province are poised to walk off the job on Wednesday in a one-day strike, part of escalating job action as talks failed to..
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