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Daycare bus crash: Ceremony honours children killed in Quebec one year ago

Balloons were released to honour the lives of the two children killed one year ago when a bus careened through the front of a daycare north of Montreal. The intimate ceremony took place Thursday morning near the Garderie Éducative Ste-Rose in Laval, where the fatal crash happened on Feb. 8, …

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‘Harder to build’: How the housing crisis wrapped itself around a northern Ontario town

More than 1,000 miles north of the Greater Toronto Area, far away from the Greenbelt scandal and spats over who should pay for refugee shelter spaces, is a community that has been struggling to keep pace as it grows. Despite not sharing the spotlight with cities and towns in southern …

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Infant was among 3 dead in case of intimate partner violence in Richmond Hill – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size An infant was among three people found dead in Richmond Hill last week, in what police now say was a case of intimate partner violence. York Regional Police provided an update on the case Thursday, releasing the ages and genders of the …

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‘Grey divorce’ getting more prevalent in Canada. Why it’s a concern – National

Canadian couples are more open to seeking divorce in later life, and research suggests this can impact women more than men. In Canada, the average age for divorce has been steadily rising over the years, partly because people are increasingly getting married at a later age. In 2020, the average …

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Ontario adding mandatory Black history learning to Grades 7, 8 and 10 history courses

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 8, 2024 10:09 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario’s education minister says that the province is introducing mandatory learning on the contributions of Black Canadians to history courses in Grades 7, 8 and 10. Stephen Lecce …

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Belleville, Ont., declares state of emergency after rash of drug overdoses

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 8, 2024 11:10 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size The southeastern Ontario city of Belleville has declared a state of emergency after a rash of overdoses over a 24-hour period that prompted warnings from police this week. …

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Climatologist says winter weather is coming back to Winnipeg — kind of – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size After a very unseasonable few weeks marred by melting snow and slushy roads, it’s about to feel a lot more like a typical February in southern Manitoba. Environment and Climate Change Canada has put out a snowfall warning for the Westman and …

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Alberta premier says protectionist policy promises in U.S. election will be a challenge

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 8, 2024 11:42 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says no matter the outcome of the United States election, there will be challenges for Canada and Alberta. Smith is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, …

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Paydays: Ontario man wins $750K after hitting 2, 12-team soccer parlays

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A man from Kitchener, Ont. has done the near impossible, winning two 12-team soccer parlays on Proline while also collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mengsteab Zerai recently collected his combined winnings of $750,048.40 after hitting two separate 12 pick soccer parlays, …

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