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More ‘police stations’ run by China found in Canada, report says

VANCOUVER—Two more overseas “police stations” run by authorities in China have been found operating in Canada, according to an international human rights organization. In September, Safeguard Defenders released a report alleging that three such stations were operating in the Greater Toronto Area, among more than 50 sites around the globe. Monday’s report offered an update. …

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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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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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Why Rocket Doctor and other Ontario virtual care sites face a crash

During the pandemic, Rocket Doctor appeared to be on an upward trajectory. About 250 physicians in Ontario were using the company’s cloud-based system to provide virtual appointments. On weekends doctors saw 600 to 1,000 patients and the virtual spots would be booked by Friday afternoon. The emergency department at Georgian Bay General Hospital was using …

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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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Complaint against John Tory over Toronto election robocalls lodged

A complaint was filed with Toronto’s Office of the Integrity Commissioner Monday regarding John Tory’s use of robocalls during the October municipal election. The complaint, filed by Parthi Kandavel, an 8-year Toronto School Board Trustee who ran for council in Ward 20 – Scarborough Southwest, alleges Tory used his power as mayor to influence the …

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