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TORONTO — Canadian actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Olympic hockey players Sarah Nurse and Renata Fast are among the celebrities set to appear as cannon dolls in “The Nutcracker.” The National Ballet of Canada says this season’s lineup of cameos includes Ramakrishnan, star of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” and Disney’s “Turning Red.” Other notable guests […]

TORONTO — A former director of quality and compliance at CannTrust Holdings Inc. says the growth of cannabis in unlicensed rooms was discussed “very openly” at the pot company. Graham Lee told the Ontario court of justice’s Old City Hall court that the activity was not hidden or denied and was discussed on multiple occasions, […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford are celebrating the opening today of Canada’s first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing plant.    Trudeau says electric delivery vans have started rolling off the line today at the General Motors CAMI production plant in Ingersoll, Ont., which has been retooled to build the company’s BrightDrop all-electric […]

TORONTO — Six people are facing a total of 260 criminal charges after a firearms trafficking investigation in Toronto. Police say they started investigating a group suspected of firearms trafficking in the fall of 2021 Officers carried out search warrants for addresses and vehicles associated with the suspects in May.  Interim Toronto police Chief James […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down more than 100 points in late-morning trading, weighed down by losses in the energy, technology and financial sectors, while U.S. stock markets also fell. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 153.85 points at 20,331.81. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 261.51 points at […]

TORONTO — The stage adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has been extended to June 2023. Producers say 10 weeks of performances have been added from March 21 to June 4, 2023, with the new block of tickets on sale Saturday through Mirvish Productions. The show is based on an original new story […]

TORONTO — The Canadian Union of Public Employees says its Ontario education workers have voted to ratify a contract with the government. Laura Walton, president of CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions, says about 73 per cent of those who voted were in favour.  Walton – who had said she didn’t like the deal […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make an announcement this afternoon in southwestern Ontario about electric vehicle manufacturing.  Trudeau will be joined by Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the province’s Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli for an announcement at 12:15 p.m. in Ingersoll, Ont.  Trudeau’s itinerary says the announcement will “mark a milestone in […]

TORONTO — The union representing roughly 55,000 Ontario education workers will announce today the results of a ratification vote on a tentative deal it struck with the province. The Canadian Union of Public Employees is expected to unveil the vote results during a news conference scheduled for 10 a.m.  The result could send the union […]

TORONTO — Weyni Mengesha didn’t anticipate the amount of laughter she would share and the tears she would shed returning 20 years later to “‘da Kink in My Hair.” Mengesha says directing the play a second time moved her because she grew up alongside the original cast members, who portrayed hair salon clients whose triumphs […]