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New police helicopters in Ontario to help fight car theft, find missing people

New police helicopters in Ontario to help fight car theft, find missing people

TORONTO — Four new police helicopters will help fight the car-theft crisis and assist searches for missing vulnerable people, the province and Toronto-area police forces say.
Ontario may see non-tech teachers in new mandatory tech ed classes

Ontario may see non-tech teachers in new mandatory tech ed classes

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to allow teachers without technological credentials to teach certain introductory tech courses for the next school year, which teachers and principals suggest indicates the province is ill-prepared for the new mandatory
Pro-Palestinian protesters say cops used excessive force; Toronto police reject claim

Pro-Palestinian protesters say cops used excessive force; Toronto police reject claim

TORONTO — Pro-Palestinian groups have accused Toronto police of making advanced plans to use increased force against protesters at a weekend rally, an allegation police firmly rejected.
Toronto police make arrests during weekend protest, draw criticism from demonstrators

Toronto police make arrests during weekend protest, draw criticism from demonstrators

TORONTO — Pro-Palestinian groups allege Toronto Police officers are enforcing rules selectively at organized protests after seven people were arrested and at least three charged during a demonstration on Saturday.
Ontario man now holds world record as oldest kidney transplant recipient

Ontario man now holds world record as oldest kidney transplant recipient

MARKHAM, Ont. — An 88-year-old man from Ontario has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest kidney transplant recipient. Walter Tauro, a former real estate agent now living in Markham, Ont.
Ontario autism program gets $60M boost; advocates say many kids still in need

Ontario autism program gets $60M boost; advocates say many kids still in need

TORONTO — Ontario is boosting its funding for autism services by $60 million over last year, and while advocates say new money in the recent provincial budget is welcome, thousands of children will still be unable to access therapy.
Ontario's top doctor calling for restrictions on legal substances, decriminalization

Ontario's top doctor calling for restrictions on legal substances, decriminalization

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.
With budget mostly silent on climate change, critics say Ontario lacks plan to adapt

With budget mostly silent on climate change, critics say Ontario lacks plan to adapt

TORONTO — The Ontario budget's failure to directly address climate change represents a "gross abdication of responsibility" by the government, some critics argue, saying the province rapidly needs to do more to adapt to a changing climate.
Four Ontario school boards sue Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok

Four Ontario school boards sue Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok

TORONTO — Four of Ontario's largest school boards are suing the parent companies of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, alleging the social media platforms are disrupting student learning, contributing to a mental health crisis and leaving educ
Over 300,000 public sector workers earn more than $100K; OPG CEO tops the list

Over 300,000 public sector workers earn more than $100K; OPG CEO tops the list

TORONTO — The five top paid public employees in Ontario are all at Ontario Power Generation, with the CEO earning $1.9 million last year.