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How to watch NASA’s spacecraft crash into an asteroid on Monday

At this moment, millions of kilometers from Earth, a lonely spacecraft is hurtling toward its doom. One day, its sacrifice may save countless lives. The first-ever mission of its kind, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is crashing a low-cost “impactor” into an asteroid on Monday. The venture is the first step in developing a …

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Satwinder Singh, 28, dies of injuries sustained in Milton shooting rampage

Satwinder Singh, one of the victims in Monday’s shooting rampage, has died in hospital, according to Halton Regional Police. Monday’s shooting resulted in the deaths of Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong, 48, and Shakeel Ashraf, 38, a mechanic who owned MK Auto Repairs. Three others, including Singh, were injured. The gunman was later shot dead …

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Ontario doctors want to build stand-alone surgical centers to help clear wait lists

The Ontario Medical Association is calling for the creation of new surgical centers in the province to alleviate pressures on the hospital system and to help clear the backlog of scheduled surgeries that surged during the pandemic. The proposed stand-alone centers would provide same-day surgeries and procedures, including those for hip and knee surgeries, freeing …

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Why Atlantic Canada is doing what Ontario didn’t — and marking the Queen’s funeral with a holiday

When the prime minister declared the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral a national holiday, he left it up to individual provinces to decide if they’d follow suit. While some dithered, the Atlantic provinces were quick to act. PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador all said within hours of the federal announcement, that …

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Leaky pen and staff job cuts: King Charles under scrutiny

LONDON—Reports that up to 100 staff at King Charles III’s former residence could lose their jobs has drawn criticism of the British monarchy, within days of his accession to the throne. The Guardian newspaper reported Tuesday that dozens of staff at Clarence House, Charles’ former official residence, were given notice that their jobs were on …

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Ontario tells court climate plan is more of a ‘glossy brochure’ than a law

Ontario says its climate plan has no power to reduce emissions. And for that reason, it shouldn’t be reviewed or overturned by the courts, provincial lawyers argued in Superior Court this week. The emissions-reduction plan put forward by the province’s Progressive Conservative government is not a law, but a “communications product” and has no legal …

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Toronto’s Central Park? One architect’s ‘spectacular’ vision for bridge linking Islands to mainland

When architect John Plumpton imagines a pedestrian and cycling bridge linking the Toronto Islands to the mainland, he doesn’t think uniquely in functional terms. He imagines the bridge as a tourist attraction, like Frank Gehry’s BP Pedestrian Bridge in Chicago, snaking gracefully over a large, noisy thoroughfare. Plumpton envisions a similar sinuous link spanning the …

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Former Newmarket teacher faces sexual misconduct accusations

Ryan Imgrund, a former York Catholic teacher, is accused of inappropriate behavior with five female students — including sending shirtless photos of himself to one of them — when he worked at a Newmarket high school, the Ontario College of Teachers alleges. Imgrund, who resigned from the college last June, worked as a department head …

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