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Linden Woods residents raise concerns over proposed addictions support centre – Winnipeg

Residents in the south west neighbourhood of Linden Woods are sharing concerns after approval was granted for a temporary small scale addictions support centre in the community. Regenesis Centre for Recovery, a local non-profit and registered charity, would operate the location, providing addiction services for individuals which primarily consist of …

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Half of Ontarians support union’s goals in ongoing LCBO strike: poll

A new poll suggests that just 15 per cent of Ontarians are personally affected by the LCBO’s ongoing strike, as the provincial government expands access to alcohol at other retailers. That’s despite nearly 90 per cent of respondents in a new Leger poll saying they are aware that the job …

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‘Pervasive environmental issue’: Microplastics levels high in Toronto-caught fish – Toronto

Fillets from fish caught along Toronto’s waterfront have up to 12 times more microplastics per serving than some common store-bought alternatives, newly published research suggests. While scientists are still trying to uncover whether microplastics pose a direct risk to human health, the study co-authored by researchers at the University of …

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Manitoba says it’s investigating College Avenue apartment evictions – Winnipeg

The province of Manitoba says it’s investigating the evictions at a North End apartment building earlier this week. Numerous residents were forced to leave an apartment on College Avenue in Winnipeg this week, with minimal notice. Many tenants told Global News they were offered money to leave abruptly and were …

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MPs should have ‘protective zones’ amid rising threats: former safety minister – National

Former public safety minister Marco Mendicino is calling for the creation of “protective zones” around political constituency offices to shield members of Parliament and their staff from a rising tide of threatening behaviour. Mendicino, a Toronto Liberal MP, said under the plan anyone who intimidated or otherwise harassed people within …

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Ontario’s strongest mayors? The leaders making the most of enhanced powers

The election of former Mississauga councillor and Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish as the city’s new mayor in June has been hailed by local leaders as a shift for the area. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Caledon Mayor Annette Groves and Parrish herself are proclaiming a new era of advocacy for the …

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City and university to continue partnership in Guelph Lab

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The partnership between the City of Guelph and the University of Guelph on the Guelph Lab will continue. Both the city and the university announced on Wednesday that the two parties have renewed their joint initiative for another three years. The lab …

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Definition of 100-year storm ‘seems to have flown right out the window’: Toronto official

Toronto officials said they’ll be reviewing the city’s response to intense rainfall earlier this week that resulted in dozens of cars getting stranded on major routes as floodwaters overtook them. Toronto’s city manager Paul Johnson told reporters Wednesday the amount of rainfall that fell Tuesday morning exceeded estimates from Environment …

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Plant-based milk recall: 2 listeriosis deaths reported in Canada

Two people have died in Canada due to Listeria infections in an outbreak that led to a nationwide recall of several plant-based milks last week. In an update on Wednesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said a dozen cases have been confirmed, including two deaths and nine hospitalizations. Of …

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