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What are midges and why are they swarming Toronto’s lakeside region – Toronto

As spring is in full force and the warmer days are ahead, those by Toronto’s lakeside particularly know all too well the season comes with swarms of midges. Many who live by the lake or frequent the boardwalk will start to see hundreds of the tiny little insects flying around …

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Winnipeg Jets’ Josh Morrissey nominated for King Clancy Trophy – Winnipeg

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey is again up for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The National Hockey League announced the 32 team nominees on Wednesday and Morrissey is the Jets’ candidate for the second time in the last three seasons. The award goes “to the player who best exemplifies leadership …

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Construction workers shortage stands in the way of housing boost: experts – National

Solving a longstanding construction worker shortage will be key to boosting housing supply, experts say, as Canada’s national housing agency continues to forecast housing start levels that fall short of growing demand. The growing construction labour shortage was cited by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as one of three …

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Ontario First Nation calls for chemical plant to be shut down amid ‘dangerously high’ benzene levels

Dangerously high levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have left residents of a First Nation near Sarnia, Ont., sickened and hospitalized. Aamjiwnaang First Nation, with an on-reserve population of 900, located along the Michigan border, issued an urgent statement Tuesday that called on the federal and provincial governments to shut …

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Toronto school board begs for funding, says cuts will ‘jeopardize’ service – Toronto

The Ford government is telling the province’s largest school board it has to work out a solution to its financial hole, as trustees threaten wide-ranging cuts to key services will be necessary without help. As it plans its annual financial plan, the Toronto District School Board has said it is …

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Manitoba’s first CAR T-cell therapy patient declared cancer-free – Winnipeg

“It’s like a bullet. You hear cancer and you just go blank.” After visits to three different doctors, a misdiagnosis, and numerous tests, Sandra Hajlo of Winnipeg Beach learned the source of the debilitating back pain that had plagued her for months. “I just assumed it was job-related, or that …

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London, Ont. and Oneida councils meet, first time in Forest City’s history – London

For the first time in the city’s history, London city councillors have met with a local first nation’s council, the Oneida Nation of the Thames. The joint meeting, which took place at the Oneida Community Centre on Wednesday evening, is the first time both councils have met for an official …

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Yankees score four runs in ninth for win over Jays

TORONTO – A thin bullpen proved costly for the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday in a 6-4 loss to the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. With closer Jordan Romano and setup men Yimi Garcia and Chad Green unavailable, the Blue Jays could not line up their usual high-leverage options …

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Judge to continue instructions to jury in trial of man accused of killing Toronto cop – Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 18, 2024 6:44 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size The judge presiding over the trial of a man accused of fatally running over a Toronto police officer is set to continue her instructions to the jury today. …

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Manitoba Tories say premier’s promise to control food prices has rung hollow – Winnipeg

Manitoba’s Opposition Progressive Conservatives say the NDP government’s promise to crack down on rising grocery prices has proven to be an empty threat. Interim Tory leader Wayne Ewasko pointed to figures released this week by Statistics Canada that show food prices in Manitoba rose last month by 3.3 per cent …

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