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'We share stories for freedom': Exiled writers fled persecution, to find home in Canada

'We share stories for freedom': Exiled writers fled persecution, to find home in Canada

Exiled journalists share their experiences, continuing search to have a voice at Newmarket event
Anti-racism group denied speaking slot at school board meeting gives speech in hallway

Anti-racism group denied speaking slot at school board meeting gives speech in hallway

Board chair said she accepted written delegation, but turned down verbal presentation because of 'lengthy agenda'
Ontario Science Centre forced to close immediately over roof collapse risk, says Ford government

Ontario Science Centre forced to close immediately over roof collapse risk, says Ford government

An engineering firm report has concluded that “significant roof areas” require attention before the end of October, Infrastructure Ontario says
BoC considered waiting until July to cut interest rates, summary says

BoC considered waiting until July to cut interest rates, summary says

The Bank of Canada's governing council thought about waiting until July to lower interest rates but ultimately decided to cut earlier, the central bank's summary of deliberations reveals
Newmarket-area veteran's D-Day story shared by prime minister

Newmarket-area veteran's D-Day story shared by prime minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau featured Second World War veteran Jim Parks on his social media after speaking with him at the 80th anniversary ceremonies at Juno Beach
BEYOND LOCAL: Canadian actor Donald Sutherland has died at age 88

BEYOND LOCAL: Canadian actor Donald Sutherland has died at age 88

Sutherland played offbeat characters like Hawkeye Pierce in 'M.A.S.H.', President Snow in the 'Hunger Games', and the stoned professor in 'Animal House'
Future Poilievre government would maintain support for 'anti-scab' law, office says

Future Poilievre government would maintain support for 'anti-scab' law, office says

A future Conservative government would continue to support a ban on the use of replacement workers at federally regulated workplaces during a strike, leader Pierre Poilievre's office said Tuesday
Former AFN national chief Archibald files lawsuit against advocacy organization

Former AFN national chief Archibald files lawsuit against advocacy organization

RoseAnne Archibald was ousted as national chief in 2023 and is now asking for $5-million in damages in the lawsuit
BEYOND LOCAL: Funded diabetes meds, contraceptives to be available April 2025: Health minister

BEYOND LOCAL: Funded diabetes meds, contraceptives to be available April 2025: Health minister

It’s the first time Mark Holland has set any timeline for the launch of the federal pharmacare program to cover the two categories of drugs, but formal negotiations with provinces won’t begin until the legislation becomes law
Will Canada's biggest city legislate a maximum temperature in apartments?

Will Canada's biggest city legislate a maximum temperature in apartments?

Anushen Selvasegar can barely fit his hand through the narrow opening in his bedroom window to feel the breeze outside of his 14th-floor apartment in St. James Town, one of Toronto's most densely populated neighbourhoods