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Toronto getting $143 million in federal funding for asylum seeker shelter support

Toronto getting $143 million in federal funding for asylum seeker shelter support

Toronto is getting $143 million from the federal government to help shelter asylum seekers in the city.
Raccoon 'perished' after knocking out power to thousands in Toronto, Hydro One says

Raccoon 'perished' after knocking out power to thousands in Toronto, Hydro One says

TORONTO — A Hydro One spokesperson says after a raccoon knocked out power to thousands of people in downtown Toronto, the utility is looking at ways to make sure the city's unofficial mascot stays out of transmission stations.
COVID-19 reinfection rates high among people who are homeless, Toronto study says

COVID-19 reinfection rates high among people who are homeless, Toronto study says

TORONTO — People who are homeless have high rates of COVID-19 reinfection, putting the health of an already vulnerable population at further risk, a study published Friday in the BMC Infectious Diseases journal says.
Police investigating after three people found dead in Richmond Hill, Ont., home

Police investigating after three people found dead in Richmond Hill, Ont., home

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. — York Regional Police say their homicide unit is investigating after three bodies were found in a home in Richmond Hill. Police say officers went to the home on Thursday afternoon to respond to a call for a wellness check.
Hydro One blames raccoon after downtown Toronto power outage

Hydro One blames raccoon after downtown Toronto power outage

TORONTO — A masked mammal appears to have been the culprit after a swath of downtown Toronto had its power knocked out.
Ontario municipal staff say $85.5M cut risks success of $10-a-day child-care program

Ontario municipal staff say $85.5M cut risks success of $10-a-day child-care program

TORONTO — The municipal staff who administer the child-care system across Ontario are telling Education Minister Stephen Lecce that an $85.5-million cut to their budgets puts the success of the $10-a-day program at risk.
Jurors in coroner's inquest into death of Sammy Yatim issue 63 recommendations

Jurors in coroner's inquest into death of Sammy Yatim issue 63 recommendations

TORONTO — Jurors at an inquest into the death of a teen shot by a Toronto police officer more than a decade ago have issued 63 recommendations in an effort to prevent similar deaths in the future.

Ontario to add 400 new primary care providers to deal with staffing shortage

Ontario is investing $110 million in an effort to connect more than 300,000 people to primary care teams, Health Minister Sylvia Jones said Thursday.
Chow proposes 9.5 per cent property tax hike, lower than initial staff proposal

Chow proposes 9.5 per cent property tax hike, lower than initial staff proposal

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow has unveiled a property tax hike lower than what officials initially proposed, while thanking the federal government for new money for asylum seeker shelter support.
Federal government rejects Windsor's request for money from housing fund

Federal government rejects Windsor's request for money from housing fund

WINDSOR, Ont. — The federal government has rejected an application from the southwestern Ontario city of Windsor for funds to fast-track housing development.