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Mayor Chow to lower proposed tax increase in upcoming budget – Toronto

After weeks of budget wrangling and public advocacy, Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow is preparing to reveal a budget with a property tax increase somewhat smaller than staff previously pitched. The Mayor’s Office confirmed to Global News that Chow will be pitching an 8 per cent property tax increase to go …

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Manitoba’s $30M commitment to school nutrition welcomed by local school divisions – Winnipeg

Manitoba’s recent commitment to school nutrition programs to the tune of $30 million is getting rave reviews from local school divisions. “As a teacher and principal, I know when kids haven’t eaten for a day or a couple of days. They are coming in angry, upset and dysregulated,” said Matt …

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20 BC Ferries vessels scheduled for refit this year, says engineering vice-president – BC

About 20 of BC Ferries’ vessels will undergo a refit in 2024, with the company having modified its approach to compress the amount of time that takes, its vice-president of engineering said Wednesday. In the maintenance and repair update, Stephen Jones said that compression will add put more pressure on …

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Off-road vehicle falls through ice on Lake Simcoe, 3 people rescued

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Emergency crews had a busy Tuesday afternoon after an off-road vehicle fell through the ice on Lake Simcoe. On Tuesday, just after 2:15 p.m., Orillia OPP, Ramara Fire and Rescue Services and Simcoe County Paramedics were called to a water rescue. An …

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Cineplex pulls South Indian film following drive-by shootings at GTA movie theatres – Toronto

By Alex Nino Gheciu The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2024 5:36 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Cineplex has cancelled screenings of a South Indian film following four drive-by shootings at theatres throughout the Greater Toronto Area the day it premiered. Cineplex spokesperson …

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Winnipeg union weighs in on City Hall safety concerns – Winnipeg

The Canadian Union for Public Employees Local 500, is weighing in on the conversation about safety concerns at Winnipeg’s City Hall. Concerns were sparked after a shooting at Edmonton, Alberta’s City Hall last week, with two city councillors are raising red flags about their workplace. CUPE Local 500 president, Gord …

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Families find comfort in recommendations from Sask. stabbing tragedy

Families sighed with relief as the coroner’s inquest into the 11 people that died on James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon in 2022 came to a close Wednesday evening. “This inquest brought us together to seek truth and share truth together and I think that at the end of …

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Ontario expands program to train long-term care staff

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2024 2:25 pm Updated January 31, 2024 2:26 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario is extending a program that helps long-term care homes provide clinical placements for nursing and personal support worker students. The government …

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City of Sudbury scammed out $1.5M by fraudsters, duped into wiring cash to Toronto bank account – Toronto

The City of Greater Sudbury has fallen victim to fraud, after an unknown party posing as a contractor scammed the municipality out of over $1.5 million last month. The city says it is now trying to recover the funds, which were deposited into a Scotiabank account set up at Scarborough …

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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs calls for permanent road connecting remote communities – Winnipeg

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is calling on the provincial and federal governments to build an all-season road, so remote communities don’t need to rely on winter roads. On Wednesday, St. Theresa Point Asininew First Nation Chief Raymond Flett announced a proposal for a permanent road spanning from his …

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