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Ontario spent $70 million on its now-defunct pension plan, including $8M just on marketing

National Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
The top six executives tapped to run the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Administration Corporation (ORPPAC) will split $2,020,000 in severance, one-year's salary each in addition to what they've earned so far.

Meet the farmer who's growing bananas in Ontario

CTV News - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Call him bananas, but this farmer is successfully growing tropical fruit in southern Ontario. Canada Banana Farms, located 200 kilometres west of Toronto in Blyth, Ont.

Investing 'Angels' descending in northern Ontario

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
The National Angel Capital Organization, a not-for-profit corporation that facilitates business deals between entrepreneurs and investors, announced that the Northern Ontario Angels ranked 1st in Canada for the number of investments closed in 2015 ...
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Ontario man pleads guilty to cheating lottery group out of $7M prize

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
An Ontario man who pleaded guilty after trying to trick a group out of a $7-million lotto win says he still “can't make it up to them” more than three years after the betrayal.

Heartbreaking end for girl's attempt to break Lake Ontario record

Toronto Star - ‎11 hours ago‎
At 7 p.m. Wednesday night and a mere 300 metres from dry land at the tip of the Leslie Street Spit, Farrell and her crew were hit by heavy rain and howling winds, risking her chances of being the youngest swimmer ever to cross Lake Ontario. Nearly ...
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Ontario Seeking Input to Protect Workers and Support Business

Government of Ontario News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Ontario has launched the next phase of consultations on employment and labour laws that will protect workers while supporting businesses in the changing economy.

Ontario's 30x30 challenge for August: Spend 30 minutes per day in nature over 30 days

TimminsToday - ‎12 hours ago‎
Are you up to the Ontario government and Parks Ontario August 30x30 challenge? Beginning August 1, 2016, the Ontario government and Ontario Parks are challenging people across the province to spend more time in nature and develop new healthy ...

Ontario an eye-opener for European youth

Simcoe Reformer - ‎16 hours ago‎
Lion Sherry Welsh, left, of Windham, played host to three guests from Europe this summer as part of the local Lions' annual youth exchange.

Canada and Ontario Invest in Infrastructure at University of Toronto

Government of Ontario News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
In total, universities and colleges throughout Ontario will receive more than $1.9 billion from the Government of Canada, the provincial government, the institutions themselves and private donors.

Storm ends girl's bid to cross Lake Ontario less than 300 metres from shore

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Less than 300 metres from shore, with thunder and lightening crashing around her, 14-year-old Maya Farrell was forced to abandon her attempt to be the youngest swimmer ever to cross Lake Ontario. With Farrell swimming into the teeth of a storm after ...

Is a better agreement between Ontario and its doctors even possible?

TVO (registration) (blog) - ‎22 hours ago‎
Because relations between Ontario's doctors and the government have been so bad for so long, there was considerable surprise when the province and the Ontario Medical Association announced a tentative four-year agreement a little over two weeks ago.
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Ottawa River finally gets heritage river designation — but just the Ontario part

Ottawa Sun - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Parks Canada is ending a decade-long campaign to win recognition for Canada's “original trans-Canada highway” with the announcement Thursday morning that the federal and Ontario governments have designated the Ontario portion of the Ottawa River ...
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Ontario Partnering with Ferrero Canada to Create Jobs

Government of Ontario News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Ontario is partnering with Ferrero Canada Ltd. to expand its product line and pursue new markets, creating 55 new jobs and retaining 831 jobs in Brantford.

Group fighting human trafficking says Canada needs to step up

Ottawa Sun - ‎13 hours ago‎
Nearly two thirds of human trafficking in Canada is believed to take place in Ontario - and Eastern Ontario is a hub for the illicit activity.

New Ontario campaign puts tongue-in-cheek spin on anti-texting-and-driving message

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Ontario is turning to humour in a new social media ad aimed at getting drivers - particularly millennials - to put down the phone when behind the wheel.

There's an Ontario farm growing bananas

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Growing bananas and papayas in Ontario's climate would appear to be an impossible endeavor without a sophisticated laboratory and team of horticulturalists.
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Ontario booze-by-mail challenges liquor delivery business

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A Windsor, Ont., man who legally delivers liquor is worried about Canada Post entering the booze business. Ontario launched its e-commerce and Canada Post delivery service on Tuesday, charging customers $12 plus tax to have booze delivered to the door ...

Ontario auto association wants vehicle safety checks every 2 years

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Under the current guidelines, private motor vehicles only need to be inspected when the vehicle changes ownership or when it's being registered in Ontario after coming from another province. Commercial vehicles are inspected every year and school buses ...

Ontario doctors' group lashes out against province's tentative deal

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
With each passing day, Ontario doctors' response to the contract offer from the province increasingly resembles watching Game of Thrones: There are brutal internecine battles, odd plot twists and it's impossible to figure out how it will end - except ...
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