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Ontario woman, who just turned 100, receives high school diploma

About eight decades after departing Caledonia High School due to a medical condition and responsibilities on her parents’ farm, Doris Young finally has a diploma. The native of Tyneside, Ont., who turned 100 in March, picked up her honour Tuesday during a short ceremony in front of River Heights Elementary …

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Ontario toddler dies after being hit by recycling truck

Police say a toddler in Barrie died after being struck by a recycling truck in the city’s south end Thursday. On Thursday, May 23, at 12:43 p.m., a motor vehicle collision was reported on Red Maple Lane. Police say they learned that a 23-month-old boy had been struck by a …

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Ford fuels early Ontario election speculation by declining to commit to June 2026

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 24, 2024 12:12 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario Premier Doug Ford is fuelling early election speculation by declining multiple times today to commit to sticking to the planned June 2026 date. Ford announced today that …

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Ford calls drug decriminalization a ‘nightmare’ that will ‘never’ happen in Ontario

Drug decriminalization is an “absolute nightmare” that will “never” happen under Ontario’s Progressive-Conservative government, Premier Doug Ford says. Ford made the comments to reporters on Friday amid a national debate over the policy, which was recently rejected in Toronto by the federal government. “It’s an absolute nightmare. It would be …

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‘Mommy will help me’: Navigating the web of supports for kids with autism in Ontario

Alexis Wilson suddenly awoke one night three years ago to her four-year-old son Emmett in her room, screaming, scratching his face and hitting his head against the wall. He did not speak much aside from one sentence, the last words he would say before plunging into a deep — and …

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Weekly Ontario lottery player scores big after playing for almost 10 years

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A Toronto man who has played the lottery weekly for almost 10 years has scored his first big win. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) said in a news release Thursday that Tuisko Buchholz, who works as a consultant, won $2 …

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Classic cars among stolen vehicles recovered by Ontario police in Stirling

Two people have been arrested after police recovered a number of stolen vehicles in central Ontario earlier this month. In late 2023, OPP in Lambton County in southwestern Ontario launched an investigation after receiving a complaint of stolen vehicles with a combined value of approximately $3 million. OPP say their …

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Quiet after 6: Ontario city considers curfew for gas-powered lawn tools

As the City of London moves forward with its Climate Emergency Action Plan, staff are looking at ways to reduce, restrict or phase out gas-powered lawn equipment – including a possible curfew. At Wednesday’s civic works committee meeting, members voted to hold a public meeting on the idea in July. …

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‘We need to occupy the house’: Ontario landlord says tenant won’t leave

A Brampton, Ont. woman and her husband say they’re out more than $22,000 in unpaid rent and can’t occupy their only home because a tenant has refused to leave since he was asked to move. “We need to occupy the house,” said Yvonne Folkes, describing months of frustration attempting to …

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Severe thunderstorm watch in place for large part of southern Ontario

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A large part of southern Ontario is under a severe thunderstorm watch, with strong winds, hail and heavy rain possible on Wednesday. Environment Canada issued a watch for areas including the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area, Kitchener, Guelph, and the Niagara Region. “Thunderstorms will …

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