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105.9 The Region

TORONTO — Half of the wetlands in southern Ontario have never been considered for provincial protection, and new changes planned by the government as part of its housing plan could further put them at risk, the auditor general said in a recent report. One of the audits as part of Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report dealt […]

TORONTO — Canada’s housing market is continuing to slow as home sales in some the country’s biggest cities retreated in November. The Toronto Regional Real Estate board (TRREB) said Tuesday that November home sales activity was down by about half from last year, following a similar trend seen in recent months. November’s 49 per cent […]

TORONTO — A former director of quality and compliance at CannTrust Holdings Inc. says he warned the company’s chief executive that Health Canada could levy penalties if the firm grew pot in unlicensed rooms at its Niagara, Ont. facility.  Graham Lee says he told Peter Aceto he wasn’t sure what the exact consequences could be, […]

TORONTO — One of Canada’s oldest book distributors, Thomas Allen & Son, will close its doors at the end of March next year.  Jim Allen, the president and CEO, says the move is due to “ongoing consolidation” in the publishing industry and the upending of “traditional book distribution practices.”  The company, which distributes books, stationery […]

TORONTO — A former director of quality and compliance at CannTrust Holdings Inc. says he warned the company’s chief executive that Health Canada could levy penalties if the firm grew pot in unlicensed rooms at its Niagara, Ont. facility.  Graham Lee says he told Peter Aceto he wasn’t sure what the exact consequences could be, […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down more than 100 points in late-morning trading as losses in the energy and technology sectors helped lead the way lower, while U.S. stock markets were also in the red. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 113.53 points at 20,128.73. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average […]

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a small plane crashed onto a major highway, sending two people onboard to hospital.  OPP say the Cessna 150 crashed into the centre median of Highway 401 around 8:15 p.m. Monday in front of a rest stop, just west of the Ontario-Quebec border.  They say one person was airlifted […]

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Jordan Romano was named the winner of the Tip O’Neill Award on Tuesday as Canadian baseball player of the year. The award, presented by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, is handed out to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while […]

TORONTO — Shawcor Ltd. says it has acquired Kanata Electronic Services Ltd., a privately owned manufacturer and supplier of specialty cable assemblies and wire harnesses for the nuclear and aerospace industries.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Shawcor says the Toronto-based company will be integrated into its ShawFlex wire and cable business. Kanata […]

TORONTO — Marit Stiles is expected to be the next leader of the Ontario NDP after the party announced the Toronto-area MPP was the lone contender to meet all the requirements to enter the contest.  The party says in a news release today only Stiles met the requirements ahead of the deadline, setting her on […]