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Ratification votes begins for Ontario CUPE education worker members

Ratification votes begins for Ontario CUPE education worker members

TORONTO — More than 50,000 education workers in Ontario began voting Thursday on whether they want to accept a tentative deal their union struck with the provincial government over the weekend.

Police investigating after 20-year-old cyclist killed by truck in Toronto crosswalk

Toronto police say a 20-year-old cyclist in a Yonge Street crosswalk has been hit and killed by a pickup truck. Police say officers responded around 4:30 p.m.
Climate Changed: How a shiny green beetle put a dent in Canada's urban forests

Climate Changed: How a shiny green beetle put a dent in Canada's urban forests

TORONTO — When Emma Hudgins was born, her parents planted an ash tree. It's still standing 29 years later in New Maryland, N.B., but it's under threat from the emerald ash borer, a shiny green beetle that kills almost every ash tree it encounters.
Police identify four victims of fatal crash near Peterborough, Ont.

Police identify four victims of fatal crash near Peterborough, Ont.

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police have identified the four people who died after a head-on collision east of Peterborough. Police say an SUV and pickup truck crashed Tuesday at around 5:15 p.m. on Highway 7 near Drummond Line.
Residents, businesses of Ontario town allege negligence in proposed class action suit

Residents, businesses of Ontario town allege negligence in proposed class action suit

TORONTO — A group of residents and businesses have filed a proposed class action lawsuit over an explosion in a small Ontario town, alleging negligence by the municipality and a company hired to find the source of a gas leak that led to the blast.
Burlington, Ont., establishing six-week indoor mask requirement for city employees

Burlington, Ont., establishing six-week indoor mask requirement for city employees

BURLINGTON, ONT. — The mayor of a city west of Toronto says municipal employees will have to wear masks for the next six weeks amid rising illnesses among staff and in the wider community. Marianne Meed Ward, mayor of Burlington, Ont.
Police officer who fatally shot teen argues inquest should consider 'suicide by cop'

Police officer who fatally shot teen argues inquest should consider 'suicide by cop'

TORONTO — A Toronto police officer who shot a distraught teen on an empty streetcar argued Wednesday that an inquest should examine whether the youth may have died by "suicide by cop" – a suggestion the teen's family decried as painful and prejudicia
Hamilton mayor calls for investigation after sewer leak went undetected for 26 years

Hamilton mayor calls for investigation after sewer leak went undetected for 26 years

Hamilton's mayor has called for an investigation after city staff discovered that a pipe had been dumping sewage into the local harbour undetected for 26 years.
Ontario asks family clinics to work nights, weekends to help overwhelmed hospitals

Ontario asks family clinics to work nights, weekends to help overwhelmed hospitals

TORONTO — Ontario has asked thousands of family health-care workers to work evenings and weekends to help ease the burden on overwhelmed children's hospitals, a government memo obtained by The Canadian Press shows.
OSSTF victim of ransomware attack, notifies members of personal data compromised

OSSTF victim of ransomware attack, notifies members of personal data compromised

TORONTO — The union representing public high school teachers in Ontario says it was the victim of a ransomware attack earlier this year that compromised members' personal information.