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Province to cover part of Toronto’s $700M shortfall

Toronto got a lifeline Wednesday as it struggles to shore up its budget against ongoing damage from COVID-19 and the unexpected fallout from the province’s new housing bill. Premier Doug Ford’s government announced Wednesday it would fund one-third of the provincial capital’s 2022 pandemic-related operating budget shortfall, which the city’s latest estimates peg at more …

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Ontario court strikes down Bill 124, law limiting public sector wage increases

Nurses and their supporters protest against Ontario’s Bill 124 in front of the constituency office of PC MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean Jeremy Roberts in Ottawa, on March 4.Justin Tang/CP An Ontario court has struck down the province’s wage cap law, ruling it in violation of collective bargaining rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms …

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Doug Ford’s controversial wage-cap law ruled unconstitutional

A court has struck down Premier Doug Ford’s controversial Bill 124, which limited most public sector workers in Ontario to annual pay increases of one per cent and has been blamed for an exodus of health-care workers in the pandemic. A ruling from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday found the wage restraint …

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Call for action to ease Ontario health-care crisis

Leaders from five of Ontario’s largest health care unions are issuing an urgent appeal to the Doug Ford government, citing years of inaction and a lack of investment as factors in the province’s current hospital crisis. Speaking at Queen’s Park on Thursday, the unions said the current government’s plan is “failing miserably.” They also said …

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Webb telescope captures first look at an exoplanet’s atmospheric breakdown

(CNN) — The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed molecular and chemical portrait of a faraway planet’s skies, scoring another first for the exoplanet science community. WASP-39b, otherwise known as Bocaprins, can be found orbiting a star some 700 light-years away. It is an exoplanet — a planet outside our solar system — …

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Kim Jong Un’s sister makes insulting threats to South Korea over sanctions

Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, November 23, 2022 7:58PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:29PM EST SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made insult-laden threats against South Korea on Thursday for considering unilateral sanctions on the North, calling the South’s new president …

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Oklahoma marijuana farm killing: 4 dead were ‘executed,’ Chinese citizens

Heather Hollingsworth, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:26PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:38PM EST LACEY, Okla. – The suspect in the weekend killings of four people at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma was arrested in the afternoon by officers in South Florida, police announced late Tuesday. Wu Chen was …

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Ontario child with pneumonia waits nearly 40 hours in emergency room

A four-year-old child with Down syndrome spent about 40 hours in an Ontario emergency room after coming down with a serious respiratory illness, something her mother calls “completely ridiculous” and “unacceptable.” It was around 2:30 am on Nov. 9 when Jasmine, a resident in the Woodbridge, Ont., area, said she called 911. Her young daughter’s …

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Niagara residents asked to look for meteorite which fell in southern Ontario

Residents in Niagara Region are being asked to keep an eye out for a rare meteorite that was tracked falling from space and crashed in the region over the weekend. The object lit up the night sky around 3:30 am on Nov. 19, prompting a flood of social media comments. Many people also described hearing …

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