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Ontario is banning cellphones in classrooms. What’s changing and how will it work?

The Ontario government says a provincewide approach to banning cellphones in classrooms will bring uniformity to the rules on devices and improve student concentration as it leans on parents to make the new policy possible. On Sunday, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced new rules for vaping and cellphones that will …

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Animal activists thrilled after parts of Ontario agriculture law unconstitutional

Animal advocates are celebrating after parts of a controversial Ontario agriculture law that made it illegal to get a job on a farm under false pretences to expose conditions inside were deemed unconstitutional. Justice Markus Koehnen struck down parts of Bill 156, the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety …

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New plan to limit cellphone use, ban vaping in all Ontario schools

The Ford government announced it is introducing new limits on cellphone use in schools and banning vaping devices in a move to reduce distractions in classrooms and improve the health of children. During an announcement Sunday morning, Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the province is implementing a back-to-basics plan …

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‘Piggy banks for them:’ Police crack down on fake Ontario bank accounts – Toronto

Toronto Police say they have cracked down on a scheme where hundreds of bank accounts with fake names were opened by one person. In a press conference on Monday, Det. David Coffey of the financial crimes unit alleges the accused used “synthetic identities” to defraud banks. “The synthetic identities can …

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Gardeners need to watch out for these 2 worms in Ontario. Here’s why

Two potentially destructive worms not native to Ontario have been spotted in the province and an expert says it’s something local gardeners should be on the lookout for. One worm species is native to Southeast Asia and secretes a neurotoxin that can cause skin tingling or even rashes when touched. …

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Ontario NDP sets ultimatum for legislature keffiyeh ban, threatening to defy rules

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles is promising to escalate her party’s attempts to overturn a ban on wearing the keffiyeh inside Queen’s Park when legislators return at the beginning of May. In a video posted to social media, Stiles said that if …

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Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency amid skyrocketing benzene levels

Aamjiwnaang First Nation, near Sarnia, Ont., has declared a state of emergency after a significant spike in the cancer-causing substance benzene was detected as a chemical plant began to shut down. Hourly benzene readings as high as 191.3 ug/m3 were detected at noon on April 25, by a real-time air …

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Solar eclipse eye damage: More than 160 cases reported in Ontario, Quebec

Dozens of cases of eye damage related to April’s total solar eclipse have been reported so far in Canada. The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) told Global News on Thursday that it had received a total of 118 reports of eye complications from the April 8 eclipse. The conditions reported …

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Ontario doctors offer solutions to help address shortage of family physicians

For the third year in a row, there was a decline in the number of medical students who are seeking residency with family doctors, according to the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). “The OMA is concerned about the declining number of medical students choosing family medicine,” OMA president Dr. Andrew Park …

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Police wrongly impound Ontario man’s car saying it was stolen. Now he’s out $4K

A Hamilton, Ont., motorist is out-of-pocket more than $4,000 and lost the use of his vehicle for 50 days after police towed and impounded the compact SUV, claiming it was likely stolen. It wasn’t. “I was very confused,” said Gerben Vanden Heuvel, 36, in an interview with Global News. And …

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