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Michael Cooke stepping down as Toronto Star editor

Michael Cooke stepping down as Toronto Star editor
TORONTO – The Toronto Star announced today that Michael Cooke will be stepping down as Editor of the Star effective June 1, 2018. Mr. Cooke is the longest-serving Editor in the Star’s recent history, having been appointed to the position in March, 2009. Mr. Cooke is leaving daily journalism to become more involved in training international journalists on human rights reporting. Mr. Cooke is... Read More

OPP TO HOLD GUN AMNESTY DURING APRIL

OPP TO HOLD GUN AMNESTY DURING APRIL
Safely surrender weapons and accessories by appointment only ORILLIA – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in collaboration with participating municipal police services are holding a Gun Amnesty during the month of April. The gun amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. The amnesty is a way to provide citizens with... Read More

2017 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed

2017 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed
Ontario is a Leader in Openness, Transparency and Accountability The government has released the salaries of Ontario Public Service and broader public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2017. The government is releasing the annual compendium in a downloadable, machine-readable format. The data is also available in sortable, searchable tables on Ontario.ca/salarydisclosure, making it more accessible to the... Read More

Ontario: Stronger Hospitals, Better Care

Ontario: Stronger Hospitals, Better Care
Major Funding Boost Will Reduce Wait Times, Address Capacity Issues and Provide Better Care Closer to Home Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced there will be an additional $822 million investment in Ontario hospitals in 2018-19 — an increase of 4.6 per cent.The Premier was joined by Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Charles Sousa, Minister of... Read More

Ontario Making Historic Investment in Mental Health Care

Ontario Making Historic Investment in Mental Health Care
Largest Single Investment in Canadian History will Improve Access to Services for Mental Health and Addictions Ontario is making an unprecedented investment in mental health and addictions that will improve care for the one in three people in Ontario who experience mental health or addictions challenges in their lifetime.Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health... Read More

OPP: It’s not an emergency – Resist the urge to act!

OPP: It’s not an emergency – Resist the urge to act!
Victim Comes Forward to help Prevent Fraud ORILLIA – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want you to verify who you’re dealing with before sending any money to anyone anywhere for any reason. As part of the annual Fraud Prevention Month awareness campaign, the Emergency Scam tactics have changed recently which catch unsuspecting victims off guard. In 2017, the Emergency Scam claimed 125 victims in... Read More

Ontario Athletes Contribute to a Record-Breaking Performance at 2018 Winter Paralympics

Ontario Athletes Contribute to a Record-Breaking Performance at 2018 Winter Paralympics
Ontario Para-Athletes Rack Up Impressive Medal Count at Paralympics Ontario is celebrating the amazing achievements of its para-athletes who helped Canada earn a new national medal record at the 2018 Winter Paralympics Games, with Ontario para-athletes winning 6 medals in team and single events out of 28 medals for Team Canada.This year, 21 Ontario athletes were part of the largest... Read More

OSC outlines initiatives to respond to needs of Ontario seniors and investment industry

OSC outlines initiatives to respond to needs of Ontario seniors and investment industry
TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today published OSC Staff Notice 11-779 Seniors Strategy, which outlines new initiatives to respond to the needs of older investors and better equip registered firms and representatives to address issues that may arise as their clients age. “The OSC’s vision is a stronger and more secure financial future for all Ontario seniors,” said Tyler Fleming, Director of the Investor... Read More

Spirits Canada Launches Fairness for Ontario Spirits Campaign at March Classic 2018

Spirits Canada Launches Fairness for Ontario Spirits Campaign at March Classic 2018
Exclusion at Ontario Grocery Stores Negatively Impacting Distillers and Their Local Supply Chain LONDON, ON, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ – The “Fairness for Ontario Spirits” campaign, aimed at getting spirit products equal access in Ontario grocery stores, launched today at the Grain Farmers of Ontario’s 2018 March Classic in London. In 2015 the Ontario government expanded beverage alcohol sales to select Ontario grocery stores, but specifically excluded spirits from this new retail... Read More

Ontario SPCA declares 2018 Year of the Northern Dog

Ontario SPCA declares 2018 Year of the Northern Dog
Stouffville – A lack of basic animal welfare services has created an abundance of dogs in northern Canada who need resources, support and ultimately families. The Year of the Northern Dog is a program aimed at bringing awareness, attention and action to a serious animal welfare issue in Canada – Northern dog overpopulation. In response to many caring and compassionate Northern... Read More