Train derails in Canada’s Ontario province: Authorities
Ottawa/UNI: A train has derailed in the city of Port Colborne, located in the south of Canada’s Ontario province, the city authorities inform.
Canada: Ontario identifies new land for manufacturing investments to create job
St. Thomas/IBNS: The Ontario government has passed legislation that, if passed, will strengthen the provinces' competitiveness by consolidating a new investment-ready mega site in St. Thomas, a news release has said.
Canada: Toronto sees coldest temperatures in years with polar vortex descending on Ontario
Toronto/IBNS: After January’s warmer-than-normal temperature, February is off to a frigid start in parts of Ontario due to the polar vortex descending over the province this week and Toronto to see some of the coldest weather in years, Environment Canada reported.
Canada: Ontario aligns with its long-term care home residents to increase diagnostic services
Toronto/IBNS: Ontario's Long-term care residents are being connected by the government to improve residents’ quality of life and to reduce avoidable emergency department visits or hospital stays, a news release has reported.
Canada: Hazel McCallion, longtime mayor of Ontario's Mississauga, dies at 101
Mississauga/IBNS: Hazel McCallion, who ruled Mississauga in Canada's Ontario as mayor for 12 terms, has died. She was 101.
Canada: Ontario pursues to reduce wait times for surgeries, other procedures
Toronto/IBNS: In its effort to eliminate surgical backlogs and reduce wait times for Ontarians, the provincial government is significantly expanding the number of surgeries being done through community surgical and diagnostic centres to make it easier and faster for people to access publicly-funded surgeries and procedures they need, a news release has said.
Canada grants nearly $132 million in support of more than 380 housing units across Ontario
Toronto/IBNS: Ontario Minister of Housing and Diversity Ahmed Hussen has announced a combined investment of nearly $132 million to support the construction of over 380 units in the province.
Ontario successfully concludes mission to strengthen economic ties with South Korea and Japan
Toronto/IBNS: A successful trade mission (Sep 2-10) led by Vic Fedeli, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade to South Korea and Japan to strengthen economic partnerships and forge new alliances has reportedly been concluded.
Canada: Ontario gives more powers to Toronto, Ottawa Mayors to deliver on shared provincial-municipal priorities
Toronto/IBNS: A legislation dubbed the ‘Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act’, was introduced by the Ontario government on Thursday that would give the mayors of Toronto and Ottawa more responsibility to deliver on shared provincial-municipal priorities including the power to hire and fire department heads, single-handedly propose the municipal budget, and veto bylaws related to matters of provincial authority, approved by council.
Canada: Ontario officially enters seventh wave of COVID-19, province's chief medical officer says
Toronto/IBNS: Ontario chief medical officer Kieran Moore has claimed that driven by the Omicron BA.5 subvariant, the province has officially been hit by its seventh wave of COVID-19.
Ontarians pessimistic of Doug Ford govt’s ability to tackle inflation, healthcare, housing: Survey
Toronto/IBNS: As Doug Ford’s Conservative government gets ready to get back to work with a new cabinet appointed on June 24, the majority of Ontarians reportedly are sceptical and pessimistic about the ability of the government to tackle the problems of inflation, healthcare, and housing affordability.
Canada: Ontario Premier Doug Ford shields decision to name nephew minister of multiculturalism
Toronto/IBNS: Ontario Premier Doug Ford shielded his decision earlier this week to name his nephew Michael Ford as minister of citizenship and multiculturalism, professing the newly elected senator has represented for many years one of the most diverse communities in the province.
Canada's Ontario to remove most masking requirements on June 11
Toronto/IBNS: Ontario administration Wednesday notified that the remaining provincial masking requirements, including on public transit, will be lifted from June 11.
Canada: Ontario observes National Indigenous History Month
Toronto/IBNS: The month of June every year is observed as a National Indigenous History Month, a time for all Ontarians to recognize the rich and diverse histories and honour the current realities of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across the province and Canada.
Canada's Ontario Liberals promise to strengthen industrial standards, cheaper transit to cut carbon emissions
Toronto/IBNS: With a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the Ontario Liberals Tuesday promised a string of measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions.