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Society

Ontario police investigate note threatening to destroy ‘beaches from Toronto to North Bay’

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a bizarre letter that claims responsibility for destroying beaches in the Muskoka region and threatens the destruction of “beaches from Toronto to North Bay,” as well as attacks on other infrastructure. The letter» 

Health, Society

More seniors, greater needs, warn care establishments

Nine out of 10 long-term care residents in Canada’s largest province have some form of cognitive impairment, reports the Ontario Long Term Care Association. Ontario is home to many of the very large group of Canadians born after the Second» 

Society

Nasty weather causes accidents, power failures

A mix of snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, rain and strong winds wreaked havoc on southern Ontario yesterday and moved on to southern Quebec overnights. Tens of thousands of people in both provinces suffered a loss of electricity as parts» 

Politics

Ontario budget pledges money for high-speed rail

Provincial election on horizon In a pre-election budget, the provincial Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne is promising $182 billion in infrastructure projects over ten years. Biggest among the project is the promise of $11 billion as an initial investment to» 

Health

More sex enhancement products seized

Neighbourhood convenience stores are not the usual place to find male sexual performance products.  In fact, it’s illegal. A chain of convenience store in Ontario has been raided by officials from Health Canada and more than 16 products have been» 

Society

Deaths from distracted driving increase again

Police warn distracted driving is the top cause of road deaths in the province of Ontario and the toll has increased for the fifth consecutive year. Many schools, colleges and universities in Canada close for a week in March, and» 

Society

Police link Hamilton violence to anarchist book fair

When marauding vandals dressed in black and wearing face masks took to the streets of downtown Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday night setting off firecrackers, hurling rocks through storefront windowns and overturning cars and recycling bins, Canadians were shocked and horrified.» 

Politics

Canadian politician fights back against sex misconduct claims

The central province of Ontario is Canada’s second largest at over a million square kilometre. It is however the most populous and governing Ontario is serious business. An election is coming up in June in the province in which the» 

Society

Anti-violence campaign involves black youth in Ontario

As part of a $47-million-dollar anti-racist Black Youth Action Plan, the government of the province on Ontario has mandated several campaigns including one that involves five videos and four live events. The project by Innovate Inclusion aims to reduce instances» 

High-speed rail promised for Canada,…again.

Canada is the only G7 country without a high-speed rail system, and this in spite of the fact that the huge distances between cities make it a worthwhile endeavour. Ontario is now once again talking about a high-speed rail line with»