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105.9 The Region

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Toronto FC’s reserve side has withdrawn from the 2020 USL League One season due to the global pandemic and accompanying travel restrictions. “Together, both the league and club have determined that it would not be possible for the club to accommodate a return to play in Toronto this season and look forward to returning in […]

TORONTO — A list of some of the companies that have filed for court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act since the beginning of the pandemic:: July 8: DavidsTea Inc. (Consumer non-durables) June 30: Cirque Du Soliel Canada Inc. (Entertainment) June 19: Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corp. (Forestry) May 19: Reitmans (Canada) […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index moved higher along with gold prices Wednesday as the country’s deficit was projected to surpass $340 billion. The precious metal hit another nine-year high and is making a run for US$2,000 an ounce, said Greg Taylor, chief investment officer of Purpose Investments. “Gold is looking like a sector which is really doing quite […]

TORONTO — Ontario won’t settle for a “bad deal” when it comes to billions in required financial aid for municipalities, Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday, as the rift between the province and federal government over desperately needed civic funding appeared to widen. Ford said Wednesday he is involved in active talks with Ottawa to secure funding for […]

OTTAWA — Canada’s border agency has failed to promptly remove most of the people under orders to leave the country, and in tens of thousands of cases it has simply lost track of them, the federal auditor general says. In a report tabled Wednesday in Parliament, the auditor said the Canada Border Services Agency’s efforts […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index moved higher along with gold prices as the country’s deficit passed $340 billion. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 33.69 points at 15,629.19. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 177.10 points at 26,067.28. The S&P 500 index was up 24.62 points at 3,169.94, while the Nasdaq composite was […]

TORONTO — The Toronto police officer charged in connection with the killing of a former Liberian warlord who was living in London, Ont., pleaded guilty to internal police charges years ago. Const. Trevor Gregory was arrested by London police on Tuesday and charged with breach of trust in relation to the June 21 death of Bill […]

TORONTO — Journalists have not had to go far to uncover searing stories of racism in Canada — they’re finding them in their own newsrooms, among their co-workers and involving their bosses. All while reporters increasingly turn their attention to detailing institutional discrimination in nearly all other facets of society, including justice, politics, health care […]

TORONTO — Zimman Yousuf and Imaan Hyman hadn’t even left high school before they realized the importance of fighting anti-Black racism in schools. The women grew up hundreds of kilometres apart — Yousuf in Toronto and Hyman in Winnipeg — but the taunts and discrimination they faced in their school halls were eerily similar. Both heard teachers tell […]

TORONTO — Ontario significantly overstated the costs of providing services to asylum seekers coming into Canada from the United States, the province’s auditor general said Wednesday. In a special report, Bonnie Lysyk said the $200 million estimate given by the governing Progressive Conservatives in 2018 represented the cost of providing services to all refugee claimants, […]