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Both same-sex parents' names will go on Ontario birth certificates

Toronto Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
When Amy Noseworthy's wife Alice MacLachlan gave birth to their daughter three years ago, Noseworthy was not legally considered a parent.

Ontario's top bureaucrats navigate political minefields while doing more with less

Toronto Star - ‎3 hours ago‎
As the head of the organization that provides the most direct level of service to Ontario residents, the CAO has a very direct influence on everything from the way we plan for 20 years into the future to the way the garbage is picked up next Tuesday ...

Ontario Supports Crisis Counselling for LGBTQ2S Youth

Government of Ontario News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Ontario is providing up to $1.5 million over three years for a mental health support crisis services centre in downtown Toronto for LGBTQ2S youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
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Ontario's energy conservation strategy 'lopsided'

Toronto Sun - ‎10 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, transportation fuel -- primarily gasoline and diesel -- and natural gas, together make up about 73 per cent of Ontario's energy use. Ontarians are investing less than 10 per cent on conserving natural gas than they are on electricity, she said.
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Recipients of Heather Crowe Smoke-Free Ontario Award

Government of Ontario News - ‎9 hours ago‎
His major contributions leading to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act began in 1992. Together with his colleagues, he helped to form the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco whose objective was to enact passage of the Ontario government's Tobacco Control ...
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Ontario woman wakes up to find large snake in apartment: police

CTV News - ‎7 hours ago‎
BROCKVILLE, Ont. -- A woman in eastern Ontario called police to her home after waking up to the sight of an unusual intruder -- a large snake.

Changes to Ontario auto insurance coming June 1

CBC.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
"Some [benefits and coverage] have been reduced, some options for increased coverage have been eliminated or changed, and some new options have been introduced," warned the Financial Service Commission of Ontario. Though the new rules take effect ...
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Ontario attorney general may look into sales of Tragically Hip tickets

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
TORONTO -- Ontario's attorney general says she's prepared to try and find out why so many Tragically Hip fans couldn't buy tickets for their summer concerts -- unless they wanted to pay many times face value on resale sites.
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Ottawa sees Ontario as potential roadblock to expanding Canada Pension Plan

Toronto Star - ‎5 hours ago‎
OTTAWA—Federal sources say Ontario has become Ottawa's main challenge in work to gain the required provincial support to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).
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Liberals stonewalling Ontario's fiscal watchdog, NDP finance critic says

CBC.ca - ‎7 hours ago‎
The provincial Liberals shouldn't be allowed to stonewall Ontario's Financial Accountability Officer by failing to give him access to documents they are legislated to provide, Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife says.

Lobster rescued from Ontario grocery store tank and flown to Nova Scotia

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
It was this lobster's very lucky day. Christine Loughead was in her local grocery store in the northwestern Ontario town of Red Lake when she spotted it in a tank.

Ontario midwives allege gender-based pay gap, compared to doctors

Toronto Star - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The legal action, brought by the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM), alleges that midwives have experienced a “gender penalty” in their pay, backing up that claim with independent reports concluding that the pay equity gap for their profession is ...

Ontario Place to host arts and world music festival this September

CityNews - ‎5 hours ago‎
For the first time since 2012, Toronto's Ontario Place will be fully open to the public later this year for the staging of an arts and world music festival.

Mississauga's Copperthwaite one of 10 Ontario youths honoured for exceptional volunteering

Mississauga - ‎9 hours ago‎
“It is a privilege to recognize these outstanding young people who have earned the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, said Dowdeswell.
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Bonfires allowed again in northwestern Ontario after Restricted Fire Zone lifted. (Scarlett Daley)

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry have lifted the Restricted Fire Zone that spanned much of northwestern Ontario. It was lifted as of 6:00 pm Monday after a review of the fire hazard, the status of active fires and the availability of fire ...

It's been 31 years since deadly tornadoes hit central Ontario

CTV News - ‎7 hours ago‎
It was 31 years ago on this day that a number of deadly tornadoes swept across central Ontario. An F-4 tornado cut a five kilometre path of destruction through Barrie in 1985.
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New area code for southwestern Ontario

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Starting Saturday, residents in southwestern Ontario that use the 226 and 519 area codes will be getting a third area code of 548.

Ontario's misguided love affair with nuclear power

Toronto Star - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Sadly, instead of seeing this kind of principled leadership in Ontario, we are seeing the opposite - a stealthy effort to keep an old and uneconomic nuclear dinosaur on life support.

Run-down Ontario hospital needs $287 million in renos, NDP says

Toronto Star - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins defended his ministry's decision not to release names of hospitals needing repairs because "it would give contractors an unfair advantage in advance of their bid ..." (Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star file photo).
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