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105.9 The Region

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TORONTO — Bar and restaurant owners who deal in specialty alcohol say they’ve carved out a new business model around Ontario’s relaxed rules for takeout liquor, and they’ll fight to make the system permanent. In late March, the Ontario government allowed all restaurants to sell takeout alcohol alongside food to help them weather the COVID-19 lockdown. Some outlets that […]

HAMILTON — Ontario’s police watchdog says it’s investigating after an officer-involved shooting in Hamilton left a 42-year-old man in critical condition. The Special Investigations Unit says the incident started Tuesday afternoon when officers responded to a domestic call and found a person of interest in a car in a convenience store parking lot. The SIU says an “interaction” occurred when officers […]

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

MONTREAL — Quebec’s Health Department is reporting 13 additional COVID-19 deaths today, bringing the total to 5,603 since the beginning of the pandemic. The province is also reporting another 82 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 56,079, including 25,534 cases that are considered recovered. Six deaths occurred in the past 24 hours […]

Ottawa’s new rules restricting the promotion of vaping products in places young people can access are set to come into effect next month. Health Canada published regulations Wednesday prohibiting vaping advertisements in public spaces where youth may be exposed to them. The ban applies to all retail locations and online stores that sell e-cigarettes, except for adult-only establishments. […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down in late-morning trading, weighed down by losses in the key energy and financial sectors as well as in consumer staples stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 57.87 points at 15,537.63. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 40.42 points at 25,849.76. The S&P […]

TORONTO — Canadian all-rounder Saad Bin Zafar has been drafted by the St. Lucia Zouks for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League cricket season. The Barbados Tridents are looking to defend their T20 title in the CPL season, which runs Aug 29 to Sept. 26. Because of COVID-19, all the CPL matches will be played in Trinidad […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) _ Just Energy Group Inc. (JE) on Wednesday reported a loss of $105 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Mississauga, Ontario-based company said it had a loss of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and asset impairment costs, came to 10 cents per share. The natural gas and […]

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says if the Rideau Hall intruder had been a person of colour the outcome would have been different. Military reservist and Manitoba businessman Corey Hurren is in an Ottawa jail facing 22 charges for allegedly carrying weapons and making a threat against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Police say they arrested Hurren […]

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 118 new cases of COVID-19, and nine new deaths due to the novel coronavirus. The total number of cases now stands at 36,178, which includes 31,805 marked as resolved and 2,700 deaths. The province is also reporting 202 newly resolved cases today. Ontario completed more than 22,832 tests for the novel coronavirus […]