‘No easy solutions’ to Ontario’s health-care and inflation challenges, Ford government warns

‘No easy solutions’ to Ontario’s health-care and inflation challenges, Ford government warns

Facing the twin challenges of soaring inflation and an overburdened health-care system due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Doug Ford’s government warns “there are no easy solutions.” In Tuesday’s speech from the throne — read in the legislature by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell—Ford’s re-elected Progressive Conservatives appealed for unity at an uncertain time for the province. … Read more

Tesla steps up lobbying effort with Ontario, Ottawa to set up a ‘manufacturing facility’

Tesla steps up lobbying effort with Ontario, Ottawa to set up a ‘manufacturing facility’

An electric vehicle is charged at a Tesla charging station in Ottawa on July 13.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Canada’s ambitions of becoming an electric-vehicle powerhouse are being newly fueled by interest from Tesla Inc. TSLA-Q in locating a major manufacturing facility in Ontario. While rumors of such an investment by the pioneering EV maker were … Read more

Ford government pledges $225-million for parents to help students ‘catch up’

Ford government pledges 5-million for parents to help students ‘catch up’

Doug Ford claps during Ted Arnott’s acceptance speech for his re-election to the position of Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly at Queen’s Park, in Toronto on Monday, August 8, 2022.Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press The Ontario government is proposing to hand out $225-million over the next two years to parents across the province to help … Read more

Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

OTTAWA – For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval task forces charged with patrolling European waters and defending against Russian threats. The revelation has cast a spotlight on what experts say are the growing trade-offs that Canada is having to make with its navy, … Read more

Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

OTTAWA – Condolences from Canadian politicians past and present poured out Monday as they learned about the death of Bill Graham, who served as foreign affairs minister when the country decided against joining the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. “Mr. Graham will be remembered as a master negotiator and a skilled statesman who shared … Read more

Why some Canadian cities are crammed with cannabis shops – and others are barren

Why some Canadian cities are crammed with cannabis shops – and others are barren

Raju Saini at Piffingtons, a cannabis retail store he owns in Milton, Ont., on Aug. 3.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail More than three years after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, nearly 100 municipalities across Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia still outlaw pot shops – and many are unwilling to loosen restrictions. The result is … Read more

Ontario has a doctor shortage. This is one way to ease it

Ontario has a doctor shortage.  This is one way to ease it

For four years straight, Dr. Makini McGuire-Brown has applied to get one of the limited residency spots in Canada for internationally-trained doctors. And each year, the Toronto resident has been turned down, a refusal which means she can’t get the Canadian clinical experience she needs to get licensed in Ontario. “It’s really heart wrenching,” McGuire-Brown, … Read more

‘I’ve been dreaming of winning’: Caledon dad played lottery numbers based on significant family dates

‘I’ve been dreaming of winning’: Caledon dad played lottery numbers based on significant family dates

Barry Engineer has been a regular lottery player since he was old enough to play. The 55-year-old father and grandfather from Bolton won over $125,000 on July 4 on the Daily Keno 8 Pick. “I’ve been dreaming of winning,” he said. “I always play numbers based on significant family dates.” Engineer was at home using … Read more

‘DO NOT USE IT’: Hundreds of counterfeit COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test kits found in Ontario and Health Canada is warning residents

‘DO NOT USE IT’: Hundreds of counterfeit COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test kits found in Ontario and Health Canada is warning residents

Health Canada is warning consumers about counterfeit BTNX Rapid Response COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits (25-pack boxes) found in Ontario. The counterfeit devices were sold online by a distributor named Healthful Plus, without the required license to import, distribute or sell medical devices in Canada, Health Canada said in its warning which shows the differences … Read more

‘Violent’ crash in Burlington leaves 1 dead

‘Violent’ crash in Burlington leaves 1 dead

Halton police are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision, the male rider was pronounced dead on scene. Halton Regional Police are investigating a deadly crash in Burlington. The crash occurred around 3:15 pm Saturday (Aug. 6) in the area of ​​Waterdown Road and Craven Avenue and involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. Police said a motorcycle … Read more