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Society

Location of first French Ontario University revealed

The Université de l’Ontario français revealed on Feb. 26, that it will be located in downtown Toronto on 9 Lower Jarvis. “This is a historic milestone for Université de l’Ontario français. We express our complete gratitude and sincere thanks to» 

Politics, Society

Teachers’ strike shuts down schools in Ontario

Over two million Ontario students missed class Friday as a strike by the province’s four largest education unions shut down the public education system in Canada’s most populous province. Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario Secondary» 

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Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology

Game studio in Ontario making audio based video game

For as long as video games have existed, people have marveled over their graphics, and art styles. However, one independent Canadian development studio is making a game in which there are no visuals, only sound.  The game, called The Vale,» 

Economy, Society

Canadian government announces affordable housing project in Ottawa

In order to make housing affordable for middle income families in Ottawa, the Canadian government is investing $115 million to help build a 27 storey residential building, that will have 321 unils, according to a press release from the Canada» 

Economy, Society

Ontario government considering cannabis cafes

A cannabis cafe might be headed to a neighborhood near you if you’re living in Ontario. The provincial government of Ontario is considering the idea of having cannabis cafes or establishments to be able to create new cannabis business opportunities.» 

Society

Ontario set to open first French university in 2021

A historic decision is giving birth to the Université de l’Ontario Français. Jointly funded by the provincial government of Ontario and federal government of Canada, the school is set to open its doors in Toronto in 2021. It will be» 

Health

Ontario reports Canada’s 4th case of coronavirus

Public health officials in Ontario reported a third case of the coronavirus in the province, bringing the total of confirmed cases of the potentially deadly disease in Canada to four. The female patient, who is in her 20s, is feeling» 

Economy, Environment, International

Iconic symbol to Ontario mining to disappear

Sudbury and surrounding area in northern Ontario, was built around mining in the hard rock of the Canadian shield geographical feature. Known for its giant ‘nickel’ five cent coin, symbolising nickel mining, the other landmark is a truly gigantic smokestack» 

Health, International

B.C. health authorities confirm first case of coronavirus

Health authorities in British Columbia have confirmed the first case of the coronavirus in the Western Canadian province after lab results for a suspected case came back positive for the potentially deadly virus. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

False alert from nuclear plant scares Ontario residents

It was early on a sleepy Sunday morning when mobile phones, radios, and TV began sending an urgent alarm at 07;30 The alarming province-wide message said something had gone wrong at the Pickering Nuclear power plant located on the shore»