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Due to increasing congestion on roadways and expenses of owning a car making public transit a more viable option for commuters, I always take it as welcome news when the government announces its plans for expansion and improvements that will further connect me to outlying regions with greater ...
The Ontario government's 2018 budget includes provisions aimed at improving broadband connectivity in the province's rural and remote communities. The Government of Ontario plans on investing over $500 million CAD over the next three years, including up to $71 million towards improving cellular ...

Provincial Finance Minister Charles Sousa takes questions from journalists during a pre-budget lock-up as the Ontario Provincial Government prepares to deliver its 2018 Budget at the Queens Park Legislature in Toronto on Wednesday March 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young. Chris Young ...
The Ontario government has released its annual Sunshine List of public sector employees who earned more than $100,000 last year. (Mike Crawley/CBC). The Ontario government has published its annual Sunshine List of public sector employees who earned more than $100,000 last year. Ontario Power ...
The Ontario government pledged $105 million a year for 19 years to Ontario's harness racing tracks like Kawartha Downs in Fraserville. - CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT , EXAMINER. The Ontario government has pledged $105 million annually for 19 years for the province's horse racing sector. The province made the ...
TORONTO -- Canada's largest children's hospital will receive $2.4 billion from Ontario's Liberal government over the next decade as part of a multibillion-dollar plan to improve health care in the province. The money will be used to replace the SickKids Hospital's aging facility in downtown Toronto with a ...

Damen is pleased to announce that the Government of Ontario has accepted its proposal to build two ferries with full electric propulsion. Damen is building a Road Ferry 6819 and a Road Ferry 9819 (68 metres and 98 metres respectively) to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes. The vessels ...
Ontario's Liberal government says it will boost hospital funding by $822 million in 2018-2019. Premier Kathleen Wynne says the 4.6 per cent increase is aimed at cutting wait times and addressing capacity issues that have plagued many of the province's hospitals. Wynne says the funding is on top of a 3.2 ...
In 2015, the Ontario government and the Chiefs of Ontario signed a Political Accord, which guides their relationship. The Ontario Hydro First Nations Delivery Credit took effect in August 2017, which eliminated delivery charges to consumers living on-reserve. Both Premier Wynne and her Minister of ...
The Ontario government announced an unprecedented investment in mental health and addictions services this morning, including funding for 15 youth wellness hubs. Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne's announcement is the largest provincial investment in mental health in Canada's history.
TORONTO -- Ontario's Liberal government says it will boost hospital funding by $822 million in 2018-2019. Premier Kathleen Wynne says the 4.6 per cent increase is aimed at cutting wait times and addressing capacity issues that have plagued many of the province's hospitals. Wynne says the funding is on ...
TORONTO — Ontario's Liberal government says it will expand its pharmacare program, offering free prescription drugs to people 65 and older. Premier Kathleen Wynne says that starting Aug. 1, 2019, seniors will no longer have to pay a deductible or copayment for more than 4,400 prescription drugs.
Damen is pleased to announce that the Government of Ontario has accepted its proposal to build two ferries with full electric propulsion. Damen is building a Road Ferry 6819 and a Road Ferry 9819 (68 metres and 98 metres respectively) to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes. The vessels ...
Ontario's Liberal government promised Wednesday to spend $2.1 billion over the next four years to rebuild the province's mental health system, but the opposition Tories say the commitment is only being made to help bolster the party's re-election bid. Premier Kathleen Wynne, whose party is facing an ...
Ontario Government Bloat Keeps Killing Alternatives To A Carbon Tax. Bureaucratic impediments and regulations make simple, common-sense solutions to fight climate change a no-go in Ontario. 03/20/2018 11:38 EDT | Updated 9 hours ago. Let's get one important fact out of the way, first. Man-made (or, if you are Justin ...
TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says today's throne speech is the only way her Liberal government can spell out its priorities ahead of the upcoming provincial election. Wynne prorogued the legislature last week to set the table for today's speech and has denied it's an attempt to wipe the slate ...
Last October, Constellation Brands Inc.—an international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits, and a behemoth in the alcohol industry—signed a $191 million deal for a 9.9% stake in Canopy Growth Corp., Canada's first publicly traded cannabis company. The unprecedented deal broke new ...

Updated numbers show a spike in opioid-related deaths in Ontario for much of last year compared to 2016, prompting the province to make Narcan nasal spray available — free of charge — in pharmacies by the end of the month. The province said there were 1,053 opioid-related deaths from January to ...
The Government of Ontario has tabled Bill 194 – the Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018. ... If a State is designated an offending American jurisdiction, then the participation of suppliers from the offending American jurisdiction in procurement processes initiated by an Ontario “Government entity”2 or “broader ...
Sudbury, Ontario (FSCwire) - Northern Superior Resources Inc. (“Northern Superior” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SUP) (OTCQB: NSUPF) reports that it has concluded its lawsuit concerning its Thorne Lake, Metson Lake and Rapson Bay properties (the “Claims”) with the Ontario Government, avoiding any further court ...
Ontario universities are currently working with the provincial government to create and fulfill Strategic Mandate Agreements, the goals of which are to “[build] on current strengths and to help drive system-wide objectives and government priorities.” Part of this process is evaluating a university's research ...
A sign is taped to a door of an elevator in a downtown Toronto office building on July 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young. X. - A A +. Listen. TORONTO — Ontario aims to reduce elevator outages under legislation introduced Thursday that would make the province one of the first jurisdictions in ...
“Felicia McCan” is just one of three books the Ontario government has published to encourage inclusion among kids. Each book features characters who feels they are “different,” and Felicia's character is inspired by the author's experiences, as she is legally blind, too. “I want [children] to take away the ...
Highly paid Ontario government lawyers are “fearful” of their bosses. The situation is a “festering sore” that many in the highest echelons of government have ignored for years. Staff frequently felt threatened that some form of “retribution” would befall them if they spoke up. The lengthy investigative document ...
Ontario's provincial government has published a series of children's books aimed at encouraging inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities. Books with titles such as I'm Smart in My Own Way are meant to teach children the benefits of understanding diverse and varied experiences. New Toronto ...
Visitors to thousands of websites—including UK and US government sites—were forced to unknowingly mine cryptocurrency over the weekend after hackers compromised a popular browser plugin called Browsealoud, and rejigged it to hijack site visitors' computer power. Among the affected sites, which ...
Only weeks after the new amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) and their focus on precarious employment came into effect, the Ontario government introduced a new bill aimed at increasing pay transparency. Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 was introduced as part of the ...
Ontario Transportation Minister Kathryn McGarry, at the podium, says the provincial government has formally begun the process to expand GO Transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. (Twitter). Ontario's transportation minister says the provincial government has formally begun the process to ...
Only weeks after the new amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA") and their focus on precarious employment came into effect, the Ontario government introduced a new bill aimed at increasing pay transparency. Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 was introduced as part of the ...
Ransomware attacks at two children's aid societies have spurred the Ontario government to tighten cybersecurity around a new, $123-million provincial database for children in care. One of the agencies — the Children's Aid Society of Oxford County — paid a $5,000 ransom to regain access to their sensitive data after the ...
Ransomware attacks at two children's aid societies have spurred the Ontario government to tighten cybersecurity around a new, $123-million provincial database for children in care. One of the agencies — the Children's Aid Society of Oxford County — paid a $5,000 ransom to regain access to their ...
The Ontario government is entering an agreement with LinkedIn to use data to find new trade opportunities. LinkedIn claims nearly 5 million users in Ontario and 546 million globally. (Bloomberg File Photo). By Robert Benzie Queen's Park Bureau Chief. Fri., Feb. 16, 2018. The Ontario government wants to connect on ...
CLARINGTON — The Ontario government gave a vote of confidence to the on-going refurbishment project at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station and has committed to funding the refurbishment of a second reactor. “The success of this project includes stringent performance indicators and has given ...
Advocacy groups are calling on the Ontario government to close what they call loopholes in the province's housing law that they say allow landlords to off-load maintenance costs onto tenants. The groups — the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations and the ...
Barrie Liberal MPP Ann Hoggarth, announced this morning in Alliston Stevenson Memorial Hospital and Collingwood General and Marine Hospital will each receive up to $500,000 to fund the continued planning process/studies for their respective new hospital building projects. Simcoe-Grey PC MPP Jim ...
Visitors to thousands of websites—including UK and US government sites—were forced to unknowingly mine cryptocurrency over the weekend after hackers compromised a popular browser plugin called Browsealoud, and rejigged it to hijack site visitors' computer power. Among the affected sites, which ...
The Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.'s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province's sole distributor of legal recreational marijuana. The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC), a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of ...
Kits used to reverse opiod overdoses that has caused thousands of deaths in recent years. Naloxone kits are used to reverse opioid overdoses. (Steve Russell / Toronto Star file photo). By Jaren Kerr Staff Reporter. Wed., Feb. 7, 2018. In what the province is calling an “isolated incident,” fentanyl was found in a naloxone kit ...
The applause was explosive after an $11-million investment by the Ontario government was announced at the Toronto school, where students, teachers, parents and members of the Catholic community gathered to hear the news. The investment, spread over 13 years, will go towards building a new St.
EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION – “The Keezhik and Miminiska Lakes areas are very special and important cultural areas for a large number of our members… As EFN, we recognize these family groups as being the stewards of these lands because they live there or spend seasons out on the land ...
TORONTO -- An Ontario government agency is urging the province's doctors to be mindful of prescription strength and length when putting patients on a new course of opioids. Health Quality Ontario has issued a report tracking the number of opioid prescriptions given to patients who had not been using the ...
The Ontario government plans to amend its definition of sexual abuse by teachers “as soon as possible,” to make licence revocation mandatory for more offences — an announcement that follows a Star investigation into transfers of abusive teachers from school to school. “Sexual abuse in our schools is ...
TORONTO -- An Ontario government agency is urging the province's doctors to be mindful of prescription strength and length when putting patients on a new course of opioids. Health Quality Ontario has issued a report tracking the number of opioid prescriptions given to patients who had not been using the ...
TORONTO – Recreational marijuana isn't expected to turn a profit for the Ontario government this year, the province's finance minister said Wednesday, noting that there would be no projections for pot revenues or profits in the upcoming spring budget. Ontario is working on opening standalone stores to ...
It's been more than a year since a crash killed a Delaware Nation teen, paralyzed a young man and injured a young woman and APTN Investigates has discovered problems with the police investigation that determined no charges against the driver in the collision. Brayden Hopkins was 21 on Nov.
Laurentian University's Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) in Sudbury, Ont. will receive more than $300,000 in new research funding from the Ontario government. The funding will assist CROSH researchers as they carry out three projects aimed at addressing mobile ...
So why is the Ontario government not giving the public the straight goods about the long-term care homes it deems medium or high risk because of repeated failures to meet its own standards Protecting vulnerable seniors from substandard long-term care centres would seem like the government's moral ...
The Ontario government said in a statement that its conditional grant will come from the province's jobs and prosperity fund as part of a project with overall eligible costs of up to $500 million. The release said the funding will help Linamar build next-generation transmissions and drive trains, high-efficiency ...
The Ontario government has launched an operation to relocate an endangered herd of caribou off the remote island on which they have been systematically hunted down by recently arrived wolves. The operation, which began on Saturday and is described by government officials as a "delicate dance", ...
The Ontario government has launched an operation to relocate an endangered herd of caribou off the remote island on which they have been systematically hunted down by recently arrived wolves. The operation, which began on Saturday and is described by government officials as a “delicate dance”, ...


 

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