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Toronto city council scraps proposal to keep warming spaces open 24-7 until April

TORONTO — Toronto city council has voted to scrap a proposal to keep its warming centres open around the clock until mid-April.
Ontario signals acceptance of health deal, raises concerns about funding timelines

Ontario signals acceptance of health deal, raises concerns about funding timelines

TORONTO — Ontario will accept any new money on health care from the federal government, the premier and health minister said Wednesday, but they are concerned about the length of the funding being offered by Ottawa.
Ontario man worries for family in Turkey after devastating quake

Ontario man worries for family in Turkey after devastating quake

An Ontario man says he's worried about his parents' access to food, water and other essentials after they survived the deadly earthquake that has devastated parts of Turkey and Syria. Seyfi Tomar, who lives in Woodbridge, Ont.
Family of tech CEO killed in 2018 Toronto shooting renews $250,000 reward

Family of tech CEO killed in 2018 Toronto shooting renews $250,000 reward

TORONTO — The unsolved murder of a tech CEO in Toronto nearly five years ago has left a gaping hole in the lives of his loved ones, his family said Tuesday, as they renewed a $250,000 reward for information leading to his killer.
Ontario's economy to slow sharply, but rebound next year: fiscal watchdog

Ontario's economy to slow sharply, but rebound next year: fiscal watchdog

TORONTO — Ontario's economy will be "doom and gloom" before bouncing back next year, the province's fiscal watchdog said Tuesday.
Ontario seeks to add 50K child-care spots, focusing on underserved areas

Ontario seeks to add 50K child-care spots, focusing on underserved areas

TORONTO — Now that thousands of Ontario families are paying reduced child-care fees under the national $10-a-day program, work is underway to ensure equal and greater access to affordable care – with those in the sector pointing to workforce retentio
Ontario home builders urge faster approvals, harmonized green building standards

Ontario home builders urge faster approvals, harmonized green building standards

TORONTO — Ontario should speed up new housing approvals, increase skilled trade immigration, and "rein in" municipalities introducing varying green building standards, a residential builders' group is telling the government.
Officer who investigated Indigenous man's death demoted, family says more needed

Officer who investigated Indigenous man's death demoted, family says more needed

An officer found guilty of investigating an Indigenous man's death with bias has been demoted and must undergo cultural competency training – a penalty the man's family says isn't enough to deter similar behaviour in the future.
4.2 magnitude earthquake felt in Ontario largest to hit Buffalo area in decades

4.2 magnitude earthquake felt in Ontario largest to hit Buffalo area in decades

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake was "lightly felt" in Ontario after it hit near Buffalo, N.Y., Earthquakes Canada said Monday – a light quake by international measures but the largest to hit the area in more than a half-century.
Justice centre opens in Kenora to help Indigenous people, has health, social supports

Justice centre opens in Kenora to help Indigenous people, has health, social supports

KENORA, Ont. — Indigenous leaders and the provincial government have opened a centre in northwest Ontario aimed at addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the justice system.