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SIU clears 2 Toronto officers in shooting death of man seen with weapon near school

TORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog has cleared two Toronto police officers who shot and killed a man seen walking with what appeared to be a rifle near a school earlier this year.

Eastern Ontario hospital closes obstetrics ward temporarily due to staffing issues

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — A hospital in eastern Ontario says it has closed its obstetrical department for more than two weeks due to staffing issues. The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital says the department located at its Smiths Falls, Ont.
Ontario records surplus in last fiscal year and a drop in education spending

Ontario records surplus in last fiscal year and a drop in education spending

TORONTO — Ontario ended the last fiscal year with a $2.1-billion surplus – a far cry from the $33-billion deficit projected in the budget – thanks to inflation and stronger economic growth, officials said Friday.
Environment Canada issues frost warning for much of southern Ontario, parts of north

Environment Canada issues frost warning for much of southern Ontario, parts of north

Environment Canada has issued a frost warning for much of southern Ontario and some parts of the north. The agency says temperatures are expected to fall near the freezing mark overnight.
Cops, officials in Wasaga Beach brace for unsanctioned car rally, warn of penalties

Cops, officials in Wasaga Beach brace for unsanctioned car rally, warn of penalties

WASAGA BEACH, ONT. — Town officials and provincial police say they expect an unauthorized car rally in Wasaga Beach, Ont., this weekend and are warning participants that illegal behaviour will not be tolerated.
Ontario CUPE education workers start voting on whether to strike

Ontario CUPE education workers start voting on whether to strike

TORONTO — Ontario education workers including librarians, custodians and administrative staff are set to start voting today on whether to strike – and their union is recommending they vote yes.
Climate change effect on public transportation infrastructure to cost billions: FAO

Climate change effect on public transportation infrastructure to cost billions: FAO

TORONTO — The effects of climate change are projected to cost Ontario an extra $1.5 billion annually on average in the next few years just to maintain public transportation infrastructure, the province's financial watchdog said in a report Thursday.
'Truly larger than life': Family, colleagues remember police officer killed in crash

'Truly larger than life': Family, colleagues remember police officer killed in crash

MARKHAM, ONT. — A York Region police officer killed in a car crash was remembered Thursday as a family man with a positive outlook, a great sense of humour and a lifelong commitment to serving communities.
Marit Stiles becomes first candidate to enter Ontario NDP leadership race

Marit Stiles becomes first candidate to enter Ontario NDP leadership race

TORONTO — Marit Stiles, the current education critic for Ontario's New Democrats, became the first candidate to launch a bid to lead the party Thursday, saying she's focused on taking down the Progressive Conservative government.
Toronto police investigating shooting death of 17-year-old boy

Toronto police investigating shooting death of 17-year-old boy

TORONTO — Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy in a shooting in east Toronto. Toronto police say officers responded to reports of a shooting in or near a building shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday.