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Ontario introduces proposed changes to judicial appointment process

TORONTO — The Ontario government is moving ahead with controversial changes to the way provincial judges and justices of the peace are appointed in the province, a move critics fear will open the process to political interference.

TDSB tells parents it will stagger school start times to save cash on buses

TORONTO — Ontario's largest school board is telling parents this week about upcoming changes to elementary school start times.

Vintage grenade brought in by citizen briefly closes Thunder Bay police lobby

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say a citizen who brought in a vintage grenade for disposal at the force's headquarters caused a brief evacuation of its lobby today. They say a person brought in the grenade around 11 a.m.
Nuclear false alarm was due to human error, investigation finds

Nuclear false alarm was due to human error, investigation finds

TORONTO — An investigation into a false alarm about a nuclear incident at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station has found it was the result of human error.

Ontario set to release report on nuclear false alarm

TORONTO — Ontario is set to release a report today on what led to a false alarm being issued about a nuclear incident last month and the response to it.

Casino Rama reopens after anonymous threat to OPP prompts evacuation

ORILLIA, Ont. — A popular casino north of Toronto says it has reopened after being evacuated due to a threat. Casino Rama says the anonymous threat was called into the Ontario Provincial Police on Wednesday afternoon.

Pair of provincial byelections set for Ottawa-area ridings on Thursday

TORONTO — A pair of Ottawa-area ridings are up for grabs in provincial byelections on Thursday, but the major parties vying for the seats — and an expert watching the races — agreed they would be hard to take from the Ontario Liberals.

Strike deadline for Toronto's outside workers extended by 48 hours

TORONTO — The City of Toronto and the union representing thousands of its workers agreed Wednesday to extend a strike deadline by 48 hours, with both sides expressing optimism that a deal can be reached to avoid a labour disruption.

Some progress in tackling systemic racism in Thunder Bay police, report says

TORONTO — Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., have taken encouraging steps to address systemic racism in the force but more work needs to be done, the province's police watchdog said in a new report on Wednesday.

Mayor of Essex, Ont., charged with violating Elections Act in 2018

The mayor of a southwestern Ontario town accused of violating the province's Municipal Elections Act asserted his innocence on Wednesday and announced plans to stay in office despite at least one call for his resignation.