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<b>ONTARIO:</b> Judge emphasizes distinction between valid street checks and 'carding'

ONTARIO: Judge emphasizes distinction between valid street checks and 'carding'

TORONTO — Police and the public need to be able to clearly distinguish between valid street checks by officers and random stops that should be abandoned altogether, a judge tasked with reviewing the province's regulations on the issue said Friday.
<b>Ontario:</b> Highly anticipated Food Guide makeover cheeses off farmers

Ontario: Highly anticipated Food Guide makeover cheeses off farmers

OTTAWA — An overhaul of the Canada Food Guide is set to be released soon, a highly anticipated makeover that will do away with the rainbow visual many Canadians associate with the dietary guide commonly used in hospitals and daycares.
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Heart attack, stroke can have social and financial consequences

ONTARIO: Heart attack, stroke can have social and financial consequences

Middle-aged Canadians who have had a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest are less likely to be working three years later
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Don't bring a sick kid to school or daycare, experts urge

BEYOND LOCAL: Don't bring a sick kid to school or daycare, experts urge

Take time to look after them at home, even if it means you have to stay home yourself
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Judge strikes down enforcement powers of OSPCA as unconstitutional

ONTARIO: Judge strikes down enforcement powers of OSPCA as unconstitutional

A judge has found the enforcement powers held by Ontario's private animal welfare agency to be unconstitutional, saying the province must re-write laws governing the organization to remedy the situation.
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Try going booze-free this January

BEYOND LOCAL: Try going booze-free this January

'If you're going to drink, drink responsibly and that's entirely up to you, but if you want to take advantage of of this, and stop drinking for the month, it will do you a lot of good.' said Dr. Mitch Shulman
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Guelph's New Year's Eve fireworks blamed for dead, injured geese

ONTARIO: Guelph's New Year's Eve fireworks blamed for dead, injured geese

Humane Society plans on working with city to try and make sure it doesn't happen again

ONTARIO: Little to no proof police carding has effect on crime or arrests, report says

TORONTO — Police street checks widely known as carding have little to no value as a law enforcement tool and should be significantly limited across Ontario, a judge tasked with reviewing the practice said Monday.
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Advocates say where you live may affect your chances of surviving an opioid overdose

ONTARIO: Advocates say where you live may affect your chances of surviving an opioid overdose

The Public Health Agency of Canada says 2,000 Canadians died in the first six months of 2018 from opioid-related overdoses
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Lower gas prices not the work of Ontario government, experts say

ONTARIO: Lower gas prices not the work of Ontario government, experts say

Gas prices across the province have dropped significantly over the last few months, but petroleum experts say the Ford government is only responsible for about five cents of that