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TORONTO — Ontario’s auditor general is set to release her annual report Wednesday, including audits on COVID-19-related contracts and procurement, as well as the province’s vaccination program. Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report is a large one, with 15 different audits, from highway planning and management to financial management in universities to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming […]

TORONTO — Restaurant Brands International Inc. is expanding two of its biggest fast-food brands in Eastern Europe through an affiliate of restaurant operator McWin. The company says McWin’s newly launched Rex Concepts CEE platform has acquired master franchise and development rights to expand Burger King in Czech Republic, Poland and Romania and to introduce Popeyes […]

A school board east of Toronto has cancelled online classes for a second straight day as it manages the fallout from what it’s calling a “cyber incident.” The Durham District School Board says there is no timeline for full restoration of service after it shut down its network Friday when it learned about the incident. […]

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada signs deal to acquire HSBC Bank Canada for $13.5 billion in cash. More coming. Companies in this story: (TSX:RY) The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Scotiabank reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.09 billion, down from $2.56 billion in the same quarter last year. The bank says the profit amounted to $1.63 per diluted share for the quarter ended Oct. 31, down from $1.97 per diluted share a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter totalled $7.63 billion, down from […]

A school board northeast of Toronto says a cyberattack over the weekend is impacting at-home schooling. The Durham District School Board says the incident first came to its attention on Friday, adding it had impacted all phone and email services at the board. In an update emailed to parents and posted on its website Monday, […]

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Residents of Brampton, Ont. will no longer be allowed to set off personal fireworks after city councillors approved a recommendation for a ban following a surge in complaints. The new ban, which was approved by councillors during a late public meeting Monday night, amends the city’s current bylaw to immediately prohibit the […]

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam wasted little time in showing what the Toronto Raptors had been missing. Back after a 10-game absence, Siakam scored Toronto’s first points of the game en route to 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Raptors to a 100-88 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. O.G. Anunoby had 20 […]

An Indigenous council is taking the Ontario government to court over changes made to online gaming.  In a notice of application filed Monday against iGaming Ontario and the Attorney General of Ontario, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke alleges the changes are “illegal and unconstitutional” and leading to “significant” revenue loss to its community.  The Mohawks […]

TORONTO — The depleted Toronto Raptors got a huge boost before their game Monday night against Cleveland with the return of stars Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes. Siakam missed 10 games with a strained adductor muscle. The star forward was playing at an elite level before sustaining the injury in a game Nov. 4 at […]