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Arson suspected as private jet burns at municipal airport in Markham, Ont.

MARKHAM, Ont. — Police north of Toronto are looking for witnesses after a private jet was hit by a suspected arsonist at Buttonville Municipal Airport. York Regional Police say it happened late Thursday night outside a hangar in Markham, Ont.

Three pedestrians hit in Toronto as car breaks gas line, strikes building

TORONTO — Police say three people are in serious condition after being hit by a car in Toronto's north end. The vehicle then slammed into a building and gas line, causing a leak. Officers say the crash happened just after 8 a.m. in North York.

Ontario Liberals win pair of provincial byelections in Ottawa-area

TORONTO — The Ontario Liberals won two Ottawa-area byelections in convincing fashion Thursday night, hanging onto the ridings with more than 50 per cent of the vote. Stephen Blais won Orleans for the party while Lucille Collard took Ottawa-Vanier.
Ontario Catholic teachers to resume one-day strikes next week

Ontario Catholic teachers to resume one-day strikes next week

TORONTO — Ontario's Catholic teachers will hold another provincewide strike next week after efforts to resume labour negotiations with the provincial government broke down, the union representing the educators said Thursday.

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.