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Marit Stiles set to officially take over as Ontario NDP leader

Marit Stiles set to officially take over as Ontario NDP leader

TORONTO — Marit Stiles is expected to be confirmed as the new leader of the Ontario NDP today. Stiles, who has been a New Democrat member of provincial parliament since 2018, was the only person to run for the leadership.
Advocates say Toronto warming centres at capacity as extreme cold grips the province

Advocates say Toronto warming centres at capacity as extreme cold grips the province

TORONTO — Extreme cold gripped much of Ontario on Friday, prompting warnings from Environment Canada, while homeless advocates said warming centres in Toronto were at capacity during the frigid conditions.
Toronto police issue arrest warrant in death of former CBC journalist

Toronto police issue arrest warrant in death of former CBC journalist

Toronto police have identified a suspect in the random assault that killed longtime CBC producer Michael Finlay, an investigator with the force said Friday as he pleaded with the wanted man to turn himself in. Det.
Ontario teen seeks apology after school board cancels visit from drag performers

Ontario teen seeks apology after school board cancels visit from drag performers

A teen in northern Ontario is seeking an apology from his school board after it cancelled an event featuring drag performers who are travelling to Canadian schools with the aim of educating students and uplifting LGBTQ youth.
Paramedics owed back pay after Bill 124 ruled unconstitutional, arbitrator says

Paramedics owed back pay after Bill 124 ruled unconstitutional, arbitrator says

TORONTO — Ontario's air ambulance service must give its paramedics retroactive pay after wage restraint legislation known as Bill 124 was struck down, an arbitrator has ruled.
Councillors vote down controversial proposed tobogganing ban in Oshawa, Ont.

Councillors vote down controversial proposed tobogganing ban in Oshawa, Ont.

A proposal to ban tobogganing at all but two municipal parks in a city east of Toronto was voted down after a lengthy council debate and a wave of public pushback. City staff in Oshawa, Ont.
Ontario looks to increase fines for LTC homes that fail to have AC in all rooms

Ontario looks to increase fines for LTC homes that fail to have AC in all rooms

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to increase fines for long-term care homes that do not have air conditioning in every resident's room.

Victim in life-threatening condition after stabbing in west Toronto

TORONTO — One person is in police custody after a stabbing in Toronto's west end sent one man to hospital. Police were called to the Thirty Third Street and Park Boulevard area in south Etobicoke shortly after 11 p.m.
Toronto school board makes Indigenous course mandatory for Grade 11 English credit

Toronto school board makes Indigenous course mandatory for Grade 11 English credit

TORONTO — Canada's largest school board will make a course on Indigenous texts its compulsory Grade 11 English credit in a bid to ensure students graduate with a greater understanding of Indigenous culture and history.
Girl dies in First Nation fire, NAN says action needed to prevent future tragedies

Girl dies in First Nation fire, NAN says action needed to prevent future tragedies

A 10-year-old girl who died after a house fire on a northern Ontario First Nation might still be alive if firefighting and prevention resources her community has been seeking were in place, an organization representing 49 First Nations said Thursday.