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Ontario police watchdog investigating after child killed, two individuals harmed in case

Ontario’s police watchdog agency says seven investigators are probing an incident in which a child was shot dead and two others, including an officer, injured. Three officers have been designated as subject officers, meaning they are under potential criminal investigation. The incident, which apparently followed an alleged child abduction, occurred Thursday in Kawartha Lakes, Ont. The Special Investigations Unit…

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Ontario to connect funding of colleges and also universities to labour-market demands

The Ontario government is moving ahead with performance-based funding for postsecondary institutions but will delay its implementation for another two years as schools deal with the impacts of the pandemic. The government said its goal is to make postsecondary institutions more responsive to labour-market needs. It aims to do so by making a substantial portion of provincial funding for…

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Eggs as well as child spinach remembered in Quebec and Ontario over possible salmonella contamination

Les Oeufs Richard Eggs Inc. has recalled eggs due to possible Salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recall affects products sold in Ontario and Quebec. The agency says products with the expiry dates of Dec. 18, Dec. 22, Dec. 24, Dec. 26, Dec. 30, and Jan. 1, 2021 are included in the recalls. Those dates include…

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50% of Ontario healthcare facilities in poor state of repair, $64.5-billion required to take care of: responsibility office

Almost half of Ontario’s hospitals are in poor repair, a situation far worse than for the provinces roads, bridges and other infrastructure, the Financial Accountability Office reported on Thursday. In all, the report estimates the province owns infrastructure worth about a quarter of a trillion dollars with about one third in bad shape. “Keeping assets in a state of…

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Ontario transfers to cap distribution app charges in areas where interior eating is forbidden

Ontario is moving to cap the fees third-party delivery apps impose on restaurants in regions where indoor dining is prohibited, a senior government source says. The Progressive Conservative government is poised to introduce legislation today that would give the province the authority to temporarily limit how much apps such as UberEats and DoorDash can charge restaurants in the grey…

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