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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.

Canada: 'Bollywood Ki Dhun' promotes young South Asian talent in North America with music concert

Markham/IBNS: Organized by Team 'Bollywood Ki Dhun' in association with Arya Samaj Mandir and South Asians In Ontario, a live Bollywood music concert was held recently in Ontario's Markham.

Canada's Ontario reports spurt in hospitalisations due to COVID-19

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario recorded an increase in hospitalisation due to COVID-19 to 1,662 hospitalizations on Wednesday, the most reported during the sixth wave of the pandemic in the province.

Canada's Peel Region explores vacant home tax to create more affordable housing

Brampton/IBNS: Vacant Home Tax as a possible new way to address the affordability crisis including rising home prices and limited availability of homes for sale or rent is reportedly being explored by the Peel Region of Canada's Ontario.

Canada's Toronto Mayor John Tory tests positive for COVID-19, isolates at home

Toronto/IBNS: Toronto Mayor John Tory has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home, according to a statement from the mayor's office Thursday morning.

Canada: Toronto Public Health offers immunization program at local school clinics

Toronto/IBNS: Toronto school students have been offered additional opportunities by the Toronto Public Health (TPH) starting this week to initiate or catch up on their school immunization program vaccines at local school clinics.

Canada: Ontario sees over 100,000 new cases of COVID-19 daily

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada's Ontario has been seeing an estimated 100,000 to 120,000 new cases of COVID-19, Dr. Peter Jüni, the head of the province's scientific advisory table, said on Wednesday.

Canada's Ontario to raise minimum wage to $15.50 per hour from Oct 1

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario Progressive Conservative government is reportedly raising the general minimum wage to $15.50 from $15, from Oct 1, a hike of eight per cent over one year to help over 700, 000 workers combat rising costs and inflation, Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton announced on Tuesday afternoon.