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Ontario legislature bans wearing of keffiyehs; Ford wants decision reversed

Ontario legislature bans wearing of keffiyehs; Ford wants decision reversed

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is calling for a reversal of a ban on keffiyehs in the legislature. Ford says the decision was made by Speaker Ted Arnott alone and "needlessly divides" the people of Ontario.
Lawyers make final pitches to jury in trial of man accused of killing Toronto cop

Lawyers make final pitches to jury in trial of man accused of killing Toronto cop

TORONTO — A man accused of fatally running over a Toronto police officer did not intend to kill anyone and behaved reasonably in the face of what he thought was an imminent threat to his family, defence lawyers said Wednesday, while prosecutors argue
Workers warn of dangers if six Public Health Ontario labs close

Workers warn of dangers if six Public Health Ontario labs close

TORONTO — The potential closure of six laboratories across the province would be dangerous and create inequity in northern Ontario, Public Health Ontario workers said Wednesday.
Police announce nine suspects in $24M gold and cash heist at Toronto Pearson

Police announce nine suspects in $24M gold and cash heist at Toronto Pearson

TORONTO — Two men who worked for Air Canada and an alleged firearms trafficker are among nine people facing charges in a heist of nearly $24 million in gold and cash from Toronto's Pearson airport a year ago, police said Wednesday, offering new detai
Woman who pressured boyfriend to kill his ex in 2000s granted absences from prison

Woman who pressured boyfriend to kill his ex in 2000s granted absences from prison

A woman who pressured her boyfriend into killing his teenage ex more than a decade ago will be allowed to leave prison for weeks at a time.
Arrests made in last year's $24M gold and cash heist at Pearson airport: police

Arrests made in last year's $24M gold and cash heist at Pearson airport: police

Police say they’ve made arrests in a daring theft of nearly $24 million in gold and cash from Toronto’s Pearson airport last year. Peel Regional Police say details will be announced at a news conference in Brampton, Ont.
Police say two men, one youth facing 54 charges after two carjackings in Toronto

Police say two men, one youth facing 54 charges after two carjackings in Toronto

Toronto police have laid a total of 54 charges against three people who allegedly stole two luxury cars and ran over a victim in one carjacking with his own vehicle. Supt. Andy Singh says the first carjacking took place at around 2 p.m.
Ontario hopes to start building Highway 413 within a year: transportation minister

Ontario hopes to start building Highway 413 within a year: transportation minister

TORONTO — Ontario hopes to begin building Highway 413 within a year, the province's transportation minister said Tuesday, after reaching an agreement with the federal government.
Electricity generating plants in Niagara Region to see $1-billion refurbishment

Electricity generating plants in Niagara Region to see $1-billion refurbishment

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Ontario says hydro power stations in Niagara Falls, Ont., are set to undergo a $1-billion refurbishment. Energy Minister Todd Smith says the refurbishment will extend the life of the generating stations by 30 years.
Ontario may not meet LTC direct care target due to staff shortages: document

Ontario may not meet LTC direct care target due to staff shortages: document

TORONTO — Difficulties hiring and retaining enough nurses and personal support workers for long-term care homes could mean the Ontario government may not meet its target for the amount of hands-on care residents receive, the minister responsible for