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2022 highway fatalities reach 10-year high: OPP

2022 highway fatalities reach 10-year high: OPP

'Poor, careless driving behaviours have contributed to majority of the 107 fatalities on OPP-patrolled roads so far this year'
Ontario child-care sector skeptical rebates will start in May as government announced

Ontario child-care sector skeptical rebates will start in May as government announced

Municipalities are tasked with handling child-care operators' applications and allocating funding in their regions, but the money only recently flowed to them and they are still in the process of establishing their own guidelines
Livestreamed mass shooting shows more internet regulations needed: experts

Livestreamed mass shooting shows more internet regulations needed: experts

U.S. law enforcement has said a white gunman went into a Buffalo supermarket Saturday in a majority Black neighbourhood and killed 10 people
'I'll never be able to afford property': Housing costs key issue for Ontario voters

'I'll never be able to afford property': Housing costs key issue for Ontario voters

The Smart Prosperity Institute and Ontario Home Builders' Association estimated one million new homes need to be built over the next 10 years to satisfy demand
CANADA: Prince Charles remarks on reconciliation as tour begins

CANADA: Prince Charles remarks on reconciliation as tour begins

'We must find new ways to come to terms with the darker and more difficult aspects of the past, acknowledging, reconciling and striving to do better,' Charles said
Ontario party leaders attack Ford on health, education in election debate

Ontario party leaders attack Ford on health, education in election debate

One of the sharpest criticisms came from Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner, who laid into Ford over what he called the Tory leader's disrespect for nurses as premier, including capping compensation increases for public sector workers
Government's changing vape strategy shifts focus away from cigarettes, advocates fear

Government's changing vape strategy shifts focus away from cigarettes, advocates fear

The government is in the midst of its first review of the 2018 legislation that legalized vaping, and appears to be veering away from the narrow path between treating vapes as a harm reduction tool, or a danger in and of themselves
First patient in Quebec gets approval for magic mushroom therapy

First patient in Quebec gets approval for magic mushroom therapy

Thomas Hartle given psilocybin treatment to help manage the psychological symptoms of his terminal colon cancer diagnosis
Terry Fox statue to move to accommodate new government building

Terry Fox statue to move to accommodate new government building

The statue is currently located across from Parliament Hill in Ottawa
BEYOND LOCAL: A guaranteed basic income could end poverty, so why isn’t it happening?

BEYOND LOCAL: A guaranteed basic income could end poverty, so why isn’t it happening?

With careful planning, a basic income system could be designed to be simple, adaptable, reliable and fair