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Ontario's air ambulance service appoints former military surgeon as president

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario's air ambulance service has named a former hospital executive and top military surgeon as its new president. Ornge says Dr. Homer Tien will take over as president and chief executive officer, replacing Dr.

Ontarians with full and part-time jobs increasingly using food banks: Report

TORONTO — The organization overseeing Ontario's food banks says residents with full and part-time jobs are increasingly reaching out for help to put food on their tables.

Ontario introduces bill to protect farmers from animal rights activists

TORONTO — New legislation introduced Monday in Ontario would create so-called "animal protection zones" with increased fines for trespassing — a move applauded by farmers but roundly criticized by the animal rights activists who say it targets them.
'Deceitfulness and suavity:' Research confirms cats are hard to read

'Deceitfulness and suavity:' Research confirms cats are hard to read

GUELPH, Ont. — Science has confirmed what many pet owners already know.

88-year-old man charged in alleged historical sex assaults in northern Ontario

GERALDTON, Ont. — An 88-year-old man from northern Ontario is facing a number of sex charges related to alleged offences dating back more than 30 years.

Toronto police make arrest in two sexual assault investigations

Toronto police say they've made an arrest in two sexual assault investigations. They say they've charged a 39-year-old person with allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man.

Police say man from Nova Scotia died in multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 401

TORONTO — Ontario Provincial Police have identified the person killed in a multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 401 as a man from Nova Scotia. Police say 33-year-old Matthew Robert Jamieson died at the scene of the crash in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday.
Stretch of Toronto subway shut down, stations evacuated due to fire

Stretch of Toronto subway shut down, stations evacuated due to fire

TORONTO — Passengers from one Toronto subway train had to trudge through a smoky tunnel, while thousands of others saw their commutes otherwise delayed or interrupted after a small fire shut down a stretch of the city's busy crosstown line for severa

Ontario auditor general to assess Tory government's climate change plan

TORONTO — Ontario's auditor general will assess the government's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in her annual report, to be released Wednesday.

Media Central buys Now Magazine with ambitions for alternative media landscape

TORONTO — Media Central Corp. Inc. says it has agreed to buy Toronto weekly Now Magazine for as much as $2 million in the first step of a plan to consolidate the alternative publication landscape.