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Ontario parents facing 1st degree murder charges in death of 12-year-old: police

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A pair of Burlington, Ont., parents have been charged with first-degree murder, more than a year after the death of a 12-year-old, police say. Investigators say the charges against the two “prospective adoptive parents” dates back to a December 2022 emergency call …

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Credit rating agency says new funding for Ontario universities a ‘stop gap’

Ontario’s recent post-secondary funding announcement is only a “stop gap” that will still leave universities struggling, and which may end up hurting the student experience, a global credit rating agency said Wednesday. DBRS Morningstar wrote in a commentary that the three-year, $1.3-billion package announced this week by Colleges and Universities …

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Public Health Ontario staff awarded retroactive pay as Bill 124 compensation

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 28, 2024 4:41 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Employees of Public Health Ontario labs are set to receive an additional 5.25 per cent in pay increases to compensate for a provincial wage restraint law that was …

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Responsible Gambling Council issues praise, warning for Ontario sports betting market

Shelley White applauds officials for their management of Canada’s only open market single-game sports betting industry. However, the CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council cautions against complacency in an ever-changing marketplace. The industry opened fully in Ontario on April 4, 2022. The province’s regulated market generated total gaming revenues of just over …

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Chair of Ontario judicial appointments advisory committee also lobbying government

The newly appointed chair of Ontario’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is a registered provincial lobbyist, raising fresh concerns as Premier Doug Ford “triples down” on his government plans to appoint “like-minded” judges in provincial courtrooms. Publicly available records show a second appointee, with ties to the Progressive Conservative government, also …

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Canadian Cancer Society urges Ontario to cover cost of take-home medication

Kirsten Watson was weeks away last year from losing access to potentially life-saving medication — a situation she found herself in because Ontario does not cover the cost of take-home cancer drugs. The 43-year-old is on medication to help prevent a recurrence of breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2020. She lost …

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Death in eastern Ontario ruled a murder, suspect charged

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The death of a 32-year-old man in eastern Ontario has been ruled a murder and a suspect has now been charged, provincial police say. Ontario Provincial Police said officers and paramedics responded to a home on County Road 17 in the Township …

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Doug Ford reiterates plan for ‘like-minded judges’ on Ontario courts

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has doubled down on his pledge to appoint “like-minded judges” to courts in Ontario as opposition to recent committee appointments continues to bubble. Responding to a question from Ontario Liberal MPP John Fraser during question period on Monday, Ford said violent crime was increasing in the …

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Ontario euthanizes 84 raccoons and accuses rehab centre of mistreating animals

Ontario has euthanized 84 raccoons and laid dozens of charges in its investigation of a wildlife rehabilitation centre it accuses of allowing animals to suffer with no real hope of recovery, the The Canadian Press has learned. Mally’s Third Chance Raccoon Rescue in Kawartha Lakes, Ont., says it is outraged …

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Ontario expected to announce post-secondary funding increase

Ontario’s colleges and universities minister is expected to announce funding today for post-secondary institutions to respond to their precarious finances. A government-commissioned report released in November said that low levels of provincial funding to colleges and universities combined with a tuition cut and freeze in 2019 are posing a “significant …

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