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105.9 The Region

TORONTO — A dramatic tripling of daily new cases of COVID-19 in the past month, mostly among young people, has prompted the prime minister to declare the arrival of the second wave of the pandemic and that Canadians likely won’t be able to gather for Thanksgiving. “In our four biggest provinces, the second wave isn’t just starting, […]

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Aces have signed former England youth international Jake Moore from Whitehaven RLFC. Moore joined the Wigan Warriors academy in 2014, spending three years with the club. He then signed with Whitehaven before switching to Workington Town in 2018. He rejoined Whitehaven in 2019. Moore had represented England at the under-16 and under-18 level. […]

HAMILTON — Bobby Smyrniotis’ beard is staying. After watching his team defend its Canadian Premier League Championship at the Island Games on Saturday, the Forge FC coach said the fate of his impressive lockdown facial hair would be decided by his two sons — aged six and eight — when he got home. “It’s sticking around,” Smyrniotis […]

MONTREAL — A report into a private long-term care home in suburban Montreal where dozens of residents died during the COVID-19 pandemic in March and April accuses the owners of organizational negligence. The Quebec government released the report into Residence Herron today, as well as a separate report that looked into a public long-term care home north of Montreal where 100 residents died. Commissioned by […]

TORONTO — Ontario says it intends to move its annual standardized school tests online and has started to search for a company to develop a platform for them. Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), which creates and administers the assessments, started the procurement process today. He says in a statement that the […]

OTTAWA — The minority Liberal government unveiled sweeping goals Wednesday to expand or extend supports for Canadians from nearly every sector of society in a throne speech billed as their “ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality.” But the plan hit political reality very quickly with two of the three main opposition parties in the House […]

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:  Toronto Stock Exchange (15,817.11, down 325.78 points.) Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ). Down 66 cents, or 2.92 per cent, to $21.94 on 11.4 million shares. Just Energy Group Inc. (TSX:JE). Energy. Down 14 cents, or 28.87 per cent, to 34.5 cents […]

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party hasn’t decided whether it can vote to support the minority Liberal government’s throne speech. He says he wants to see the Liberals to abandon plans to phase out the $500-a-week Canada Emergency Response Benefit for those thrown out of work by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a […]

TORONTO — Homeless advocates say the City of Toronto needs an urgent plan to find homes for those living in encampments before winter arrives. Encampment Support Network volunteer Jeff Bierk says without immediate action people will die.  He says the group has been providing basic necessities such as water, food, clothes, tents and sleeping bags to those […]

BATH, Ont. — Provincial police say an inmate at Millhaven Institution has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of another prisoner. They say Dakota Ryder, 25, was assaulted at the prison in Bath, Ont., and taken to hospital around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say he was later pronounced dead. They say another […]