June 2, 2016

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Formal pitch needed for potential Toronto hotel tax

If Toronto wants to tax tourists renting hotel rooms, they're going to have to make a formal pitch to the province. So says Minister of...

CIJA fumbles on Ontario BDS legislation

Speaking for the government, Culture Minister Michael Coteau argued the legislation would not improve security in the troubled region. New Democrat MPP Peggy Sattler called...

Ontario Legislature gives go-ahead to implement supplemental retirement plan - Pensions & Investments

Ontario Legislature gives go-ahead to implement supplemental retirement planPensions & Investments“Our main objective is to intensively look at ways to meet the goals of the...

Reforms will make Ontario health care more seamless, says Eric Hoskins

Patients should get quicker access to family doctors and enjoy a smoother ride through the health-care system under long-promised reforms, says Health Minister Eric Hoskins.

Tragically expensive tickets

“The government does not set ticket prices for the public and for concerts, that's determined by the market as most would agree, what people will...

North American Indigenous Games 2017 Get $7 Million From Canada and Ontario Governments

David Zimmer, Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; Carla Qualtrough, Federal Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities; Alexandria Bipatnath; Elder Garry Sault and Councilor Evan...

Windsor woman wins provincial award for work against human trafficking

Ontario Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur said she feels inspired by the recipients who have made a difference in the lives of victims. “We all have...

Liberals to study restoring Kingston, Ont., prison farms

Responding to a question from Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen during question period in the House of Commons, Minister of Public Safety Ralph...

Innisfil volunteers win accessibility leadership award

Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Brad Duguid said the province is moving to make Ontario accessible by 2025. “The champions we've honoured today...

Bill clarifying when Ontario trail users willingly assume all risks passes third reading

Once it takes effect, Bill 100 will add “clarity” to the Occupiers' Liability Act, said Michael Coteau, the Liberal minister of tourism, culture and sport.

Second Rural Ontario Summit on Youth Set for Late June

Leading up to the summit, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, has been holding roundtable discussions with mayors and youth across...

Local players receive all-league honors

Gabilan Division first team: Suzy Brookshire (Hollister), Callee Heen (Hollister), Amanda Moica (Hollister), Brittnee Rossi (Hollister), Chloe Cortez (Hollister), Micaela Leal (North Salinas), Serena Castaneda...

The TV Column Recap provides update on new, returning series

David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess portray two best friends who gamble everything to open a restaurant in the Bronx. Is this the next great AMC...

UCLA mourns a day after shooting

A professor, William S. Klug, was identified by UCLA Student Body President Michael Skiles as the slain individual. Klug was ... CNN's Artemis Moshtaghian, Deborah...

Welland getting new General Electric gas engine plant instead of Peterborough

Yet Kelsey, Mayor Daryl Bennett and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister and Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal all tried to make it clear they wanted...

Deal in the works for Toronto hotel tax?

According to the document, Tory asked for permission to tax hotel rooms in Toronto in a meeting with Municipal Affairs Minister Ted McMeekin on Nov.

Butane explodes, burns tent at homeless camp

A butane bottle exploded and burned a tent at a homeless camp on NE 83rd and Halsey. (Video courtesy of Jim Bradley). PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN)...