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Pharmacare and minimum wage help Wynne’s Liberals: Poll

Free prescription drugs and a higher minimum wage could boost Premier Kathleen Wynne’s political health, a new poll suggests.
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‘Affordable’ housing may need to be redefined, Tory acknowledges
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:38:40 +0200
Statistics suggest that many Torontonians pay more than 30 per cent of their income on shelter.
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Canadian water heater company getting squeezed on both sides of tariff dispute
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:01:39 +0200
Company that sends raw materials to the U.S. and brings manufactured products back to Canada. Now the vendor has to account for a new reality of trade hostility.
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TD Bank customers feel short-changed by coin-counting settlement
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:21:40 +0200
Americans get 26 cents for every $100 they made in Penny Arcade transactions under a formula used to distribute the settlement money.
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Fire at Old City Hall causes significant damage
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:32:25 +0200
Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated
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Christine Elliott defends hefty salary for health adviser, on top of six-figure public pension
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 01:36:45 +0200
Health minister says Rueben Devlin — who will earn $348,000 a year on top of his pension as a former hospital CEO — has the experience needed to end “hallway medicine” and improve patient care.
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After she caught fire in an NHL player’s backyard, woman calls for more safety regulations
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 22:46:40 +0200
Hana Engel was left with second- and third-degree burns to 35 per cent of her body.
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Community mourns Hamilton boy who died after suspected fall from family balcony
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:32:59 +0200
The boy was found on the concrete ground in front of the building. Police have not spoken with any witnesses who directly saw the boy fall, so they cannot say if he fell from his family’s balcony.
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How the underfunding of legal aid is clogging up the justice system
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:30:00 +0200
Self-represented litigants, who don’t know how to navigate the courts, inevitably clog the system, legal experts say.
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New Raptor Kawhi Leonard lets game do the talking
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 01:11:32 +0200
Elite talent entering his prime is “practically mute” off the court, as one insider puts it, in stark contrast to his energetic two-way dominance in the heat of NBA battle. Without some medically-induced drama in San Antonio, though, the Raptors never...
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Soon you may be able to go to university to learn how to grow pot
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 00:32:31 +0200
Already credited with conducting groundbreaking research on marijuana, the university’s agricultural college believes the chance to study pot will entice budding plant scientists to the field in a way flax or soybeans never could.
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‘We can’t go back’: Students, parents and activists rally against sex ed curriculum rollback
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:33:29 +0200
Teachers, gay-rights activists and parents pushing children in strollers were among the hundreds who gathered under sunny skies on the front lawn of Queen’s Park Saturday.
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Man dies after being pulled from water at Kew-Balmy Beach
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:11:29 +0200
An investigation into the event is underway but Toronto Police said they don’t have any indication that the drowning is suspicious at this time and are classifying it as a “death by misadventure.”
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Lower Don construction can start before flood-protection is completed, province says
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:34:53 +0200
The building code change is meant to speed development of the Waterfront area, which has been a high priority for the city for years. Plans include new parks, green infrastructure, and an integrated GO/Smart Track transit station.
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What it’s like on the front lines of B.C.’s wildfire fight
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 21:30:26 +0200
With hand tools, hoses and grit, wildfire ground crews are the foundation of forest firefighting.
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Woman dead, another injured after crash on Hwy. 403 in Mississauga
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 18:47:21 +0200
Westbound lanes of Hwy. 403 at Erin Mills are closed while police investigate the fatal single-vehicle collision.
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