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Ontario sending 100 firefighters to help fight Fort McMurray fire

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ontario Natural Resources Minister Bill Mauro said in a statement that the ministry was asked to dispatch firefighters to the northern Alberta city being ravaged by the fire.

Ontario Concludes Successful Business Mission to China

Government of Ontario News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ontario concluded a successful business mission to China today which will bring $220 million worth of investments to the province, as well as jobs in agri-food, clean technology, restaurant services and commercial property development.

Ontario Promoting Student Well-Being in Education

Government of Ontario News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Ontario is releasing a discussion document to engage with education partners, parents and students on the well-being of children and students in Ontario's publicly funded education system. Research shows that children who have a positive sense of ...
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District School Board Ontario Northeast has the lowest graduation rate in the province

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
High school students in northern Ontario are less likely than their southern counterparts to get handed a diploma this spring.

Why Silicon Valley Recruiters Are Flocking to Ontario

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
To find Silicon Valley's latest hunting ground for engineering talent, start at Stanford University—then drive northeast for about 40 hours.

Ontario Investing $39.2 Million in Northwest Highways

Government of Ontario News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Improving highway infrastructure is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs.
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Ontario jails to get full-body scanners in a bid to reduce contraband

CBC.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ontario says it will use advanced technology to crack down on smuggling of contraband into jails and detention centres, becoming the first province in Canada to install full-body scanners at all of its facilities.

Ontario won't set pump prices

The Chronicle Journal - ‎13 hours ago‎
Even as the cost of gasoline jumps back over a $1 per litre and prices range widely across the province, the Ontario government is refusing to regulate how much consumers pay at the pump.
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Ontario urged to make doctors' compensation public

The Globe and Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Dr. Grinspun said she will be making the case for transparency when she meets Thursday with Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins, who is attending the nurses association's annual general meeting in Toronto.
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Owner of Ontario addiction centre accused of hiring fake doctors charged with fraud

Globalnews.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
Fraud charges have been laid against the operator of an Ontario addiction centre after he was accused of hiring fake doctors at treatment facilities in Caledon and Burk's Falls.

Sudbury animal abandonment case: Ontario SPCA responds

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is responding to criticism over an apparent case of animal abandonment in Sudbury, saying they stepped in once additional information was made known - and it became clear that they had the ...

Ontario Helping Thousands of Additional Students Prepare for the Jobs of the Future

Government of Ontario News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ontario is expanding two programs to help more high school students get the skills and knowledge they need for the jobs of the future and earn credits towards the next step in their postsecondary education.

More than 60 SIU recommendations already submitted by Ontario ombudsman

Mississauga - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former Ontario ombudsman André Marin has released a report in 2008 and another in 2011 providing the provincial government with more than 45 recommendations on improving the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigative tools and transparency for ...
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Ontario Secures New Chinese Investment to Create Green Jobs

Government of Ontario News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
This past week Deputy Premier Matthews and Minister Chan participated in a successful investment roundtable discussion and the renewal of a long-time friendship agreement between Ontario and Henan Province, China, while also securing an investment ...

WolfPak opens Ontario Cup racing season from the podium

Sudbury.com - ‎7 minutes ago‎
WolfPak opens Ontario Cup racing season from the podium. Walden Mountain Bike Club's crew is back in action May 15. 0. 2 m by: Sudbury.
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With razor-toothed minks running wild in Ontario, fur farmers put up $100K to rein in 'extremists'

National Post - ‎May 3, 2016‎
After animal activists once again unleashed a horde of carnivorous mink on the Ontario countryside, the Canadian Mink Breeders Association has put up a staggering $100,000 reward to rein in the “extremists.

Ontario licence plates need a serious overhaul

Driving - ‎May 2, 2016‎
If it's my imagination, then it's everybody else's as well. It used to be a faded licence plate was the province of a stubborn old dude like my father who refused to part with it, regardless of threat of ticket.

Setting The Record Straight On Ontario's Green Energy Plan

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The editorial begins by referencing Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk's report about Ontario's electricity system. Based on the editorial, you'd think the auditor general (AG) had said that renewables have cost Ontarians $37 billion.
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Ontario high school graduation rates highest ever

Toronto Star - ‎May 3, 2016‎
That's also about the time that Ontario introduced a four-year high school curriculum instead of five, and Premier Kathleen Wynne says it would be a “huge mistake” not to let students take a fifth year because more of them can get their diploma in that ...
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