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105.9 The Region

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs and forward Ilya Mikheyev have agreed to a two-year, US$3.29 million contract extension. The team announced the deal, which carries an average annual value of $1.645 million, on Tuesday.  Mikheyev was a restricted free agent and reportedly heading to arbitration before the two sides agreed to the extension. The […]

TORONTO — The Ontario government has introduced a bill that would prevent municipalities from using ranked ballots in the next civic election. A spokesman for Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark says municipalities should not “experiment” with changes to municipal votes during the pandemic. The government says this measure will keep the electoral process consistent across […]

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he is committed to honouring past promises to compensate dairy farmers who have suffered losses due to trade deals. Trudeau made the comment in response to a demand by Canadian dairy farmers for compensation from the government because of losses they say have been caused by a […]

OTTAWA — Top defence officials have ordered Canadian troops to keep up their guard against COVID-19 while painting a gloomy picture of how the pandemic could affect the military and country for the next year – if not longer. The order and assessment are contained in a new directive to military personnel and Defence Department […]

MONTREAL — Quebec’s health-care system is “running on empty,” Premier Francois Legault said Tuesday as the province reported 33 new hospitalizations from COVID-19. But while Legault expressed sympathy for the exhaustion and frustration of nurses working in hospitals, he said his government could not offer them raises above the level of inflation during ongoing contract […]

TORONTO — Dollarama Inc. is removing a counterfeit and recalled hand sanitizer from its shelves, which experts say should serve as a reminder of how important it is for retailers and consumers to do their due diligence when shopping. “Since coronavirus started, it’s just been a huge Wild West of personal protective equipment (PPE),” said […]

TORONTO — Mitch Marner texted Jake Muzzin the moment he heard rumblings Joe Thornton might be interested in signing with the Maple Leafs. Muzzin, who played against Thornton in the Western Conference and alongside him for Canada at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, confirmed the chatter. The Toronto defenceman quickly followed up by offering […]

TORONTO — A rally of North American stock markets dissipated near closing on fading hopes of a stimulus deal in time for next month’s election. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down less than one point to 16,273.26 after losing some ground in late afternoon trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up […]

CALEDON, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police say they have charged a former school supervisor for allegedly sexually assaulting a student. OPP allege the incident occurred in 2019 when the woman worked as a supervisor at the Jehovah Jireh Christian School in Caledon, Ont. The 78-year-old woman from Orangeville, Ont., faces 15 counts total including five […]

An Ottawa constable who repeatedly struck a mentally ill man during an arrest four years ago was cleared on manslaughter and assault charges Tuesday after a judge found he could not conclusively say the blows significantly contributed to the man’s fatal heart attack. Ontario Court Justice Robert Kelly said he was also not convinced beyond […]