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Good news is, Ontario makes some very good Pinot Noir and Chardonnay too in a style that's not too dissimilar to Burgundian versions -- just taste these five fine examples to see what I mean. 2016 G. Marquis Pinot Noir, VQA Niagara on the Lake, Ontario (Vintages Essential $19.95 in stores and online).
Ontario - For Cody Nicolas, birthday wishes do come true. Nicolas and his business partners CJ and Andi Schonauer plan to open a coffee shop in Ontario on Thursday, Jan. 25, on Nicolas's ... The Ontario Coffee Department, or OCD for short, will open for the first time at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at 325 ...

A minimum wage increase of 33% could have a huge impact on millions of low-paid Ontarians, but businesses are saying a higher minimum wage will result in job losses across the province. (Mark Wanzel/Special to Postmedia Network) ...
The steep hike in the minimum wage is the dominant political issue of the moment in Ontario, thanks in no small part to the response of some Tim Hortons franchise owners. Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals could not have hoped for a better storyline to promote the wage increase that took effect Jan. 1.
Ontario -- police late Friday found a child unharmed who had been kidnapped earlier in the evening and credited a resident who received an ... Ontario police in a statement early Saturday said that at about 10:16 p.m. they received a 911 call from man who said his vehicle had just been stolen with his ...
GENEVA -- Airports in Ontario and Wayne County are sharing $5 million for six projects in the Finger Lakes region. State Sen. Pam Helming said the funding comes from the aviation capital Grant Program, which handed out $20.5 million for airport improvements across New York state. The program ...
If you're a regular JJ bean customer, you may have noticed that the price of your full-bodied cup of Railtown has gone up by a few cents. The company, which has stores in Toronto and Vancouver, increased the price of its products from one to three per cent on Jan. 1 to offset Ontario's minimum wage hike ...
Many workers across the province have now seen Ontario's increased minimum wage reflected in their weekly pay. The general minimum wage rose from $11.60 to $14 on January 1, 2018, and will increase again to $15 on January 1, 2019. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn visited HotBlack Coffee in Toronto ...
Using this cost analysis, Ontario would pay $33,600 by switching to a monthly cycle. The total cost per invoice is currently about $1, making the cost per billing cycle to $2,800. This includes 47 cents for postage, 12 cents for labor, 10 cents for toner, 8 cents for the envelopes, 3 cents for invoice paper and an ...
Even in Ontario, I think a lot of the workers who are making minimum wage are not in that younger age group. I think nationally 64 per cent of minimum wage earners are actually not in the younger group. In P.E.I., also, we have the highest rate of people who are making less than $15 an hour, so the impact ...
Last spring, Ontario finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled a balanced budget for 2017/18, the province's first since 2007/08. The Wynne government frequently points to this projection as evidence that it's managing public finances effectively. However, there are many reasons to treat such claims with ...
More than 433,000 Ontario high school students applied to attend one of the province's universities in 2017. Out of those applicants, just over 72,000 were accepted. But what marks do you need to attend the school of your dreams? The numbers below show the minimum grade average of full-time students ...
From 1906 until early this morning, the process for staking a mineral-rights claim in Ontario was the same: Starting at the northeast corner of your intended parcel, drive a 10-centimetre-thick wooden stake into the ground, then trudge 400 metres south and do the same. Continue to move clockwise, ...
TORONTO -- A steep minimum wage increase that went into effect on Jan. 1 in Ontario, Canada's most populous province, has had a rocky start as some employers cut workers' hours and benefits to reduce its impact on the bottom line. Ontario raised the minimum wage 21 per cent to $14, making it the ...
Health officials say two dogs in southwestern Ontario have tested positive for a strain of canine influenza in what they are calling the virus's first known incursion into Canada. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says the dogs were brought to Canada from South Korea through the United States late last ...

TORONTO -- Ontario drivers could soon find themselves motoring along the highway next to a car with no one in the driver's seat. The province's Liberal government is proposing to change the rules of its 10-year automated vehicle pilot project to allow for driverless testing. Currently, the testing of fully ...
TORONTO -- The Ontario government is delaying the release of a consultancy report on elevators commissioned by the province's safety authority last spring and delivered in November while it puts together a response. While the Liberal government initially said it was up to the safety organization to ...
Sunday, January 7, 2018, 8:47 AM - Tired of these frigid temperatures gripping southern Ontario? If so, you will be happy to hear that relief is on the way, but first the region will have to deal with a snowy start to the work week. The area of high pressure that has been generating bitterly cold north-northwesterly winds over ...
We've had such a device in Ontario since 2013 -- with very limited use -- and it's undergoing clinical trials for pancreatic cancer that began in September at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. The main part of the trial, involving 47 patients, is to take three years. In any case, Elmas, who has ...
The LA Kings have assigned forward Jonny Brodzinski and defenseman Kevin Gravel to the Ontario Reign of the American hockey League, Kings Vice President and General manager Rob Blake announced today. The 24-year-old Brodzinski (born June 19, 1993) is a 6-1, 217-pound native of Ham Lake, Minn., who has ...
Ontario due to the possible presence of plastic. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says consumers should not eat Kirkland Signature All Butter Croissants sold in 12-packs with a best before date of Jan. 7 and a packaged date of Jan. 5. The product was sold only at Costco outlets in Barrie, London, ...
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) - With a raise in the minimum wage on the horizon for British Columbia, it would be wise to watch what's happening with Tim Hortons in Ontario, according to a local business expert. Some Tim Hortons franchisees have reduced employee benefits and cut back paid breaks in ...
As frigid temperatures continue to sweep the province, the Ontario Provincial police are reminding people to take precautions to protect their pets. In a release, the OPP urged pet owners to remember that cats or dogs left unattended in a car can freeze to death in cold weather. They say even long-haired ...
It's always been the philosophy of Coffee Public that if they expect their employees to go above and beyond in their work, they should be paid accordingly. Which is why owners Erin and Nick Cluley have been paying their employees above Ontario minimum wage since they opened their first location in ...
A Brampton teenager who alleges that a Starbucks employee negligently poured scalding hot water on her hands, causing severe and permanent injuries, can proceed with her lawsuit against the U.S.-based coffee giant, the store manager and barista, Ontario's top court has ruled. Abigail Sataur, with her ...
employment in Ontario increased by 176,300 from December 2016 to December 2017. The increase represents a 2.5 per cent growth in jobs in 2017, just over double the growth rate recorded in each of the previous two years. The Ontario unemployment has been below the national average for 33 ...
More than 4,400 prescription medications are now free for children and youth age 24 and under, as the province delivers the biggest expansion of Medicare in a generation for Ontario families. OHIP+: children and Youth Pharmacare launched today, to help families and young adults in Ontario get the ...
OPP are investigating a fatal three-vehicle collision that closed Highway 11/17 for several hours on the weekend. police said the crash occurred on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, about 60 kilometres east of Thunder Bay, at about 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31. In a media release, police said preliminary ...
December 31, 2017 marked the end of an era for one of Canada's oldest and most prolific gold mines. After 107 years of operations, Porcupine Gold Mines' Dome underground mine in Timmins, Ontario, ceased operations due to aging infrastructure, low productivity and depleted resources. The minelife ...
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. - Hidden among the vineyards that dot the landscape here is a far different twist on the region's agricultural legacy - a collection of mammoth greenhouses containing what may be its most popular and profitable crop ever. This small town at the mouth of the Niagara River, ...
A 51-year-old southwestern Ontario man is dead following a snowmobile crash on New Year's Eve. Oxford County OPP and area emergency crews were called to a wooded area along Baseline road, east of Tillsonburg, at about 8 p.m. on Sunday. OPP said they responded to a collision involving one ...
Starting today, people across Ontario will see their wages rise $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect. This change will help workers and their families who are struggling to get ahead in a changing economy. As part of Ontario's Fair Workplaces, Better jobs Act, 2017, the minimum ...
Canadian solar Inc. recently signed an operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Axium Infinity Solar LP for eight solar PV plants totaling 105.5 MW. The eight PV plants, located in Ontario, Canada, are Brockville I, Brockville II, Burrits Rapids, Mississippi Mills, William Rutley, and New Liskeard I, ...
The sign at the Ontario Northland Railway head office in North Bay, Ontario. As of 2009 the ONR is North Bay's 3rd largest employer. TORONTO -- Passengers aboard an Ontario Northland bus are being credited with saving a potentially serious situation on Thursday after the driver suffered medical ...
Smiths Falls, Ontario -- population 8,885 -- is seeing a revival of fortunes since medical marijuana producer Tweed Inc. set up shop four years ago in an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate factory. The company, since renamed Canopy Growth Corp., has become the world's largest publicly traded cannabis ...
For the province of Ontario, 13 people will be killed. Of those doomed, none know they are marked for death. Certain well-publicized precautions will reduce the odds of a fatal accident. Among them: Make it a happy Christmas, but not overly merry. The rest of the page reported the carnage from the rest of ...
The Ontario Energy Board has ordered Ontario power generation Inc. to cut nuclear-connected costs by approximately $500 million over five years after finding that some of the company's proposed expenses, including those tied to compensation, were "excessive" in relation to those of comparable entities.
GRIMSBY, Ont. -- A transport truck fire has halted westbound traffic on a major Toronto-area highway. Ontario Provincial police Const. Rob Visconti says the truck caught fire as it was travelling on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby, Ont., around 9:30 a.m. Friday. He says the driver managed to escape ...
Ontario is helping people ring in the New Year safely by providing free service on GO Transit and the UP Express. The province will add extra late-night service on Dec. 31, and free rides across the entire network after 7 p.m. This year, for the first time ever, the free service is expanding to the UP Express.
The minimum wage is going up and the cost of prescription drugs is going down as 2018 -- an election year -- dawns in Ontario. Thousands of workers will also get an extra week of vacation, and sick notes for the boss are banned among a host of changes that take effect Jan. 1, with opposition parties ...
If Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown forms government but fails to keep all five of his key campaign promises, he guarantees he won't seek a second term -- even if the other parties are to blame. Brown made the comments in my year-end interview with him, looking ahead to the 2018 provincial election ...
Beginning January 1, 2018, people across Ontario will start the new year in a province with a $14 an hour minimum wage and free prescription medications for everyone under the age of 25 through the new OHIP+. These historic actions are among the new legislative and regulatory changes that will ...
The move by the Ontario government to limit the prosecution of HIV-positive people with low viral loads, who don't have a realistic chance of transmitting the disease is being called as a step in the right direction by some HIV-positive people. However, some say there are downsides to the ruling as well.
Trades workers and supervisors tasked with refurbishing the Darlington and Pickering nuclear facilities were told to leave their jobs last week due to a "concerning trend of safety incidents," Global News has learned. The information was obtained from an internal email sent to employees by senior officials at ...
Traditionally the party of public policy, Ontario's New Democrats have lately shifted to playing the game of political criminality. They fought (and lost) the last election by trying to cast the Liberal premier as the personification of corruption, and they are poised to reprise that role in the coming campaign.
Ontario police say they arrested the 16-year-old boy in Upland Monday, Dec. 4, who is suspected of throwing a kitten high in the air as shown in a video that went viral over the weekend. Officers spotted the suspect near Seventh Street and Berlyn Avenue at about 1:45 p.m., and the suspect ran but was ...
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown says he supports the $3.35 billion Scarborough subway extension because the massive transit project would create jobs. Brown told CBC Radio's Metro Morning that the PC party has promised $5 billion in new funding for subway projects in the ...
Anybody wanting to appear before the Ontario Legislature's Pre-Budget Consultations need to be aware of upcoming deadlines, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli said today. The first hearing date is set for Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Toronto. For those who wish to be considered to ...


 

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