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RCMP officer charged with human trafficking, animal cruelty

A 44-year-old RCMP officer from Georgina, Ont., has been charged with several criminal charges including human trafficking and animal cruelty offences. The RCMP say the constable was arrested and suspended with pay.

Better med care, more say over immigration among Liberal promises to northern Ontario

A Liberal government in Ontario would attempt to bolster the population in the province's north by improving access to medical care, building roads and taking more control of immigration to the region, party leader Steven Del Duca said Tuesday.

Ontario reports 19 new COVID-19 deaths, increase in hospitalizations

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 19 new deaths linked to COVID-19 today, after reporting no new deaths on Monday. The province says there are 1,555 people hospitalized with the virus, up from 1,213 the previous day.
Impact of Laurentian University woes still being felt in parts of northern Ontario

Impact of Laurentian University woes still being felt in parts of northern Ontario

When Laurentian University abruptly filed for insolvency last year, the impact of the Sudbury, Ont.
Where the Ontario leaders are on the campaign trail for May 10

Where the Ontario leaders are on the campaign trail for May 10

Here's where the leaders of Ontario's main political parties are today: ____ Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford North Bay: Takes part in the northern debate. 1 p.m. The Capitol Centre, 150 Main St E.
Ontario NDP, Liberals pledge to overhaul standardized EQAO testing

Ontario NDP, Liberals pledge to overhaul standardized EQAO testing

TORONTO — For the provincial government, Ontario's annual standardized tests provide valuable tools to measure student achievement and assess programming, but for Douglas Watson's 15-year-old son, the tests mean nothing but stress and anxiety.
Ontario First Nations residents evacuated due to expected spring flooding

Ontario First Nations residents evacuated due to expected spring flooding

The federal government says residents from two Indigenous communities in northern Ontario have been evacuated from their homes due to the threat of flooding.
Ontario Liberals would draw from contingency funds to pay for promises

Ontario Liberals would draw from contingency funds to pay for promises

TORONTO — A Liberal government in Ontario would count on a renegotiated federal child-care deal and "efficiencies" in procurement to pay for promises that include affordable housing, subsidized transit and an end to for-profit long-term care, the par

Former Toronto pastor loses second appeal in 2011 drowning of pregnant wife

TORONTO — A former Toronto pastor has lost an appeal against his conviction for manslaughter in the drowning death of his pregnant wife.
Ontario NDP promises northerners quicker medical travel reimbursement, local services

Ontario NDP promises northerners quicker medical travel reimbursement, local services

SUDBURY, Ont. — The Ontario New Democrats are making health-focused pitches to northern voters, promising quicker reimbursement for medical travel expenses and more local health centres in their communities.