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Evacuees cleared to return after fire rains ash debris over Belleville, Ont.

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — The deputy fire chief in Belleville, Ont., says evacuees can return to their homes after an industrial fire sent massive pieces of burning plastic foam into the sky and blanketed nearby homes in debris.

Six Ottawa youths charged in hate-motivated assault, police say

Police say six youths have been charged following what they call a hate-motivated assault near a high school in Ottawa last month. Ottawa police say the assault took place near Gloucester High School on Sept. 8.
Ontario CUPE education workers vote 96.5 per cent in favour of strike mandate

Ontario CUPE education workers vote 96.5 per cent in favour of strike mandate

TORONTO — Ontario education workers such as early childhood educators, custodians and school administration staff have voted 96.5 per cent in favour of a strike, the Canadian Union of Public Employees announced Monday.
Durham police seek witnesses in case of Toronto man abducted then murdered last year

Durham police seek witnesses in case of Toronto man abducted then murdered last year

A Toronto man whose body was found in a hockey bag this spring feared for his safety shortly before he was abducted and murdered last year, police said Monday as they sought more information on what happened to him.
COVID-19 burden to fall on primary care, Ontario needs new approach: science table

COVID-19 burden to fall on primary care, Ontario needs new approach: science table

TORONTO — The burden of COVID-19 going forward will sit on the shoulders of primary care doctors and nurses if no new variant emerges, but the way that medical care is delivered must be reconsidered, Ontario's now-defunct science table said Monday in

Saskatchewan police seek to identify woman found dead in Prince Albert vehicle fire

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Police have launched an investigation into the discovery of a woman's body in a burning vehicle in Prince Albert, Sask.

Early morning stabbing sends one to hospital

TORONTO — One man is in hospital following an early stabbing north of Toronto's Corso Italia neighbourhood. Police were called to the Dufferin St. and Rogers Rd. area shortly after 2 a.m.
Police charge Calgary man after hours-long standoff at Mississauga, Ont. facility

Police charge Calgary man after hours-long standoff at Mississauga, Ont. facility

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police say a man has been charged with multiple offences after a 17-hour standoff on Friday at a medical facility in Mississauga, Ont. Peel police say they were called to a facility that is near Credit Valley Hospital at 7:40 a.m.
Ontario minimum wage hike kicks in; most workers now make at least $15.50 per hour

Ontario minimum wage hike kicks in; most workers now make at least $15.50 per hour

TORONTO — Ontarians who make minimum wage are waking up to a raise. Starting today, the general minimum wage is up 50 cents to $15.50 per hour -- a move announced by the Ford government in April. Students under 18 are now earning $14.

No injuries after more than 12-hour police standoff at Ont. hospital

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Peel Regional Police say a standoff that began after 7:30 a.m. Friday at a medical facility in Mississauga, Ont. has ended.