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Health, Society

Save safe injection sites in Ontario, plead nurses

Nurses are the latest group to express “grave concern” that the new government in the province of Ontario may stop funding services designed to protect injection drug users. The new health minister, Christine Elliott said on July 24, 2018 that» 

Politics, Society

Ontario premier Ford unveils plan to slash Toronto city council

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Friday that his newly elected Progressive Conservative government will introduce legislation to slash the number of Toronto city council to nearly half its current size, saying “the size of government is just too large.” During» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Ontario formally requests $200M from Ottawa for asylum seeker costs

The provincial government of Ontario “straining to support a high number of the illegal border crossers” has formally requested $200 million from Ottawa to cover the costs of dealing with thousands of asylum seekers crossing into the province from the United» 

Environment, Society

A beautiful National Park expands

Millions of dollars purchase adds over 13 square kilometres to popular park It is among the most beautiful and accessible National Parks in Canada. The Bruce Peninsula stretches out from the land to divide Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. The» 

All smiles for the cameras as Prime Minister Trudeau travelled to Toronto to meet the newly installed Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Political head butting: Prime Minister and Ontario Premier meet

“Superheated” meeting It was the first meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the new Premier of Canada’s most populous province. By some accounts, it was not a smooth meeting. Newly installed Ontario Premier Doug Ford had already snubbed» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Politics: Looming environmental tax trouble for Trudeau

An election concern in 2019 As part of his environmental platform Canada’s Prime Minister said he would impose a federal carbon tax on any province that didn’t institute their own tax. Alberta already has a carbon scheme of about $30» 

Environment, International, Politics

Ontario vote will hamper prime minister’s efforts on climate change

Voters in the province of Ontario have sent a stinging rebuke to the ruling Liberal Party reducing it to a rump, and they voted massively for populist Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservatives. Ford has promised to take Ontario out» 

Society

Apple watch technology leads to driving charge, fine

A university student in Ontario found out the hard way there is an unexpected drawback to her hi-tech Apple watch, or “iWatch”. The University of Guelph student was been charged under the province’s stiff “distracted driving” law. That section under» 

Environment

Southern Ontario hit by summer’s first ‘heat event’

Environment Canada issued weather statements for parts of southernwestern Ontario on Monday, warning residents to brace for the “first heat event of the season”. “A warm and humid air mass has moved over Southern Ontario today,” the agency said. “The daytime» 

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»