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Ontario drivers could soon opt for less auto insurance coverage

Ontario drivers could soon opt for less auto insurance coverage

TORONTO — Ontario drivers could soon cut their insurance costs by opting for less coverage, under reforms proposed in the provincial budget tabled Tuesday.
Ontario home construction levels up, but still far off pace for 1.5M target

Ontario home construction levels up, but still far off pace for 1.5M target

TORONTO — The pace of new home construction is picking up in Ontario, though it is still far off the levels needed for the government to achieve its pledge to build 1.5 million homes by 2031, the budget released Tuesday shows.
Billions of dollars of new funding for health care in Ontario budget

Billions of dollars of new funding for health care in Ontario budget

TORONTO — Ontario is set to inject billions of new dollars into health care, the budget for the upcoming fiscal year shows.
Wife of man accused of killing cop said they didn't know they were police: officer

Wife of man accused of killing cop said they didn't know they were police: officer

TORONTO — The wife of a man accused of running over a Toronto police constable told the officer who pulled her out of the car at gunpoint that she didn't know they were police, court heard Tuesday.
Highlights of Ontario's 2024 budget: Deficit, more community care, new med school

Highlights of Ontario's 2024 budget: Deficit, more community care, new med school

TORONTO — The Ontario government tabled a budget Tuesday that forecast a ballooning deficit, investments in the home and community care sector, and support for a first-of-its-kind medical school.
Woman charged after dog attack left child seriously injured in Toronto

Woman charged after dog attack left child seriously injured in Toronto

TORONTO — A dog attack at a Toronto park that left a child with life-altering injuries had led to multiple charges against the owner, police said Monday, days after the city took steps to address concerns over dangerous dogs.
Adult body found on Lake Ontario shoreline in Mississauga, Peel police investigate

Adult body found on Lake Ontario shoreline in Mississauga, Peel police investigate

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police say they are investigating after a body was found on the Lake Ontario shoreline west of Toronto. Peel regional police say a person who lives along the Mississauga, Ont., lakefront called for help after spotting a body.
Ontario extends 5.7-cent gas tax cut to the end of the year

Ontario extends 5.7-cent gas tax cut to the end of the year

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario's 5.7-cent per litre cut to the provincial gas tax is being extended to the end of the year and will be a key item in Tuesday's budget, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday.
Ontario hospitals, LTC homes spent nearly $1B on agency staff last year

Ontario hospitals, LTC homes spent nearly $1B on agency staff last year

TORONTO — Hospitals and long-term care homes spent nearly $1 billion last year to fill shifts with nurses and personal support workers from private staffing agencies, a Ministry of Health document estimates.
Kate's diagnosis could prompt others to get tested, seek treatment: cancer society

Kate's diagnosis could prompt others to get tested, seek treatment: cancer society

TORONTO — The sharing of a cancer diagnosis from Catherine, the Princess of Wales, could be positive for those going through their own cancer journey or people who need to be more aware of the disease, says an executive with the Canadian Cancer Socie