105.9 The Region

TORONTO — Marc Kennedy will replace third Ryan Fry on Brad Jacobs’ Northern Ontario curling rink this season. The Alberta veteran announced he was taking a break from competitive curling after a 2017-18 season in which he went to the Olympics with Kevin Koe’s rink. Kennedy did fill in for Fry on Jacobs’ team earlier […]

Toronto FC has signed Canadian midfielder Richie Laryea. The 24-year-old from Toronto, who was a trialist with TFC during training camp, was taken seventh overall by Orlando City in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. In three seasons, Laryea made 21 appearances with one assist in MLS play. He also made 35 appearances Orlando City B in USL play […]

TORONTO — The industrials sector helped boost Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also surged higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 44.14 points at 16,211.70. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 145.15 points at 25,890.82. The S&P 500 index was up 17.30 points at […]

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say a 32-year-old woman has been charged in a homicide involving a woman found dead on a local bike path. City police began investigating the incident after a woman’s body was found near a local inn early Tuesday morning. They say a passerby called 911 after […]

TORONTO — “Schitt’s Creek” fans, prepare to say goodbye to the Rose family. As the hit Canadian comedy series cements its status as a critical and cultural smash during its fifth season, father-and-son co-creators Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy have announced the story will come to an end next year. In a statement on Daniel […]

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A scientific report says the Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., which likely will bring more flooding and other extreme weather such as heat waves and drought. The warming climate also could mean less overall snowfall even as lake-effect snowstorms get bigger, according to the […]

OTTAWA — Former federal Treasury Board president Jane Philpott says there’s “much more to the story” of the SNC-Lavalin affair that should be told. In an interview with Maclean’s magazine that landed like a bombshell Thursday on Parliament Hill, the ex-minister says she had concerns before the controversy became public in January, but that she […]

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are promising to spend more than $250 million to revamp the body Canadians turn to with disputes over access to federal benefits, partially restoring the system that existed before the Conservatives created the Social Security Tribunal. The tribunal hears appeals of government decisions on things like eligibility for employment insurance and the Canada […]

TORONTO — A new report by a green energy think-tank calls for increased investment in electric buses to both reduce emissions and boost Canada’s growing manufacturing base of the vehicles. The report by Clean Energy Canada says that while Canada is a leading manufacturer of electric buses, transit authorities are behind international peers. China is […]

TORONTO — Ontario is tweaking its controversial autism program, eliminating income testing and exploring supports based on need. Parents of children with autism have been protesting the plan announced last month by Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod, saying it would leave kids without access to the levels of therapy they need. MacLeod […]

105.9 The Region

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