OTTAWA –Provinces are looking to expand COVID-19 testing as many Canadians wait long hours to be swabbed or can't get in for testing at all.
Demand for testing surged in much of the country in recent days, as schools and universities reopened and the number of identified cases began to rise.
Ottawa public health officials said they'd seen record demand at testing sites since the weekend, and many people were turned away both Monday and Tuesday because the sites had reached capacity.
In London, Ont., two testing sites hit capacity in the afternoon Tuesday.
New testing centres have opened in Laval, Que., and Edmonton in the last week to accommodate rising demand. Quebec Premier Francois Legault said his province is trying to expand sites in regions that previously weren't seeing much call for swabbings, as well as adding capacity to labs to do the actual tests, but he said getting equipment …