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Surgeries and treatments for cancer patients are being cancelled or postponed in Ontario due to the coronavirus outbreak. John Smith, son of the late @Harryslaststand , couldn’t help but chuckle in disbelief at the unimaginable situation he finds himself in.

For basement apartment dwellers, people living in tiny condos and big families crammed in smaller apartments, COVID-19 has made it starkly clear how precious public spaces like sidewalks and parks are in crowded cities. Latest column from @shawnmicallef :

These self-styled “makers” may once have been dismissed as basement hobbyists, but they could soon be praised as logistical saviours as they band together online to design and produce life-saving medical equipment amid a worldwide shortage.

“I have zero tolerance for this kind of nonsense." Premier Doug Ford is taking aim at price gougers with stiff new penalties and a snitch line after a Toronto store was charging $29.99 for a package of Lysol wipes.

It was an unprecedented week as the federal government announced a slew of measures to help Canadians cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Here is what you need to know about what rolled out this week:

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau says she’s received the all-clear from her doctor and Ottawa Public Health. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 12 after returning from the U.K.

How would we grade Canada's business response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Star business columnist David Olive filled out a preliminary report card on how Canadian business is responding to the coronavirus crisis.

#Opinion : Here are the major elements of a strategy to support businesses and prevent mass layoffs. The government is already implementing several of these measures, but more will be needed before this crisis is finished:

I was married to the man I loved for 10 years until he suddenly announced “this marriage is over.” He was having an affair and his girlfriend was pregnant by him. I'm worried about our 8-year-old daughter. What do I tell her? Ask Ellie:


#StarExclusive : The Ontario government’s massive consultations on education showed no support for larger class sizes, according to its own, internal reports which it has refused to release publicly @krushowy 

What's #trending  in Toronto? ? It's madness at Scarborough Town Centre's #BT21Toronto  pop-up, just look at the crowds blocking the entrances. Why are they there? This pop-up features toys by LINE friends and super popular k-pop group . Video:

@BTS_twt  will be playing Toronto’s Rogers Centre — the 55,000-seat capacity home of the Blue Jays — for not one but two shows on May 30 and 31. @garnetfraser :

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Now that he has solved the world's problems, Donald Trump is a film critic and he has a few things he needs to get off his man boobs, @vinaymenon  writes.

A Toronto restaurant founded by a Syrian family showcased in the media as a success story of Canada’s refugee resettlement program has closed down after the owners said they received death threats and hate messages.

Cherie Wong says she isn’t sure why those who champion human rights and social justice elsewhere say nothing about Beijing. @Tyee_Nuttall :

NEW: Researchers from Sunnybrook, U of T and McMaster have isolated the agent responsible for the outbreak of COVID-19. This will help researchers in Canada and across the world develop better testing, treatments and vaccines, the hospital says.