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Ontario records 1,478 new COVID-19 cases before releasing updated projections


TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 1,478 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 21 more deaths related to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 572 of those cases are in Peel Region, and 356 are in Toronto.

Both regions are currently in the “lockdown” stage of the province's pandemic plan.

Ontarians should celebrate holidays with own household only: government


TORONTO - Ontario residents should celebrate the upcoming winter holidays only with the people they live with, regardless of the COVID-19 situation in their region, the provincial government said Wednesday.

The province issued its initial guidance for the holiday period, saying it knows Ontarians are already making plans.

Thanksgiving could make-or-break US virus response


In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask - and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.

“No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own home,” said Chestnut, 60, of Shippensburg. “They do not pay my bills and they are not going to tell me what to do.”

Ontario reports 1,589 new cases, and 19 new deaths


TORONTO - Ontario is reporting a record 1,589 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 19 new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 535 cases are in Peel Region, 336 cases are in Toronto, and 205 cases are in York Region.

The province also reported 60 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 51 among students.

Atlantic bubble bursts


ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are temporarily pulling out of the Atlantic bubble as COVID-19 cases rise in the region.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey said today anyone entering the province from the Atlantic region must isolate for 14 days - as visitors from the rest of the country are required to do.