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105.9 The Region

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TORONTO — The Canadian National Exhibition is returning to Toronto this week amid an ongoing strike by unionized safety inspectors. The inspectors, who are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, walked off the job on July 21 after contract negotiations with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority broke down. The CNE says it […]

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer has been reinstated from the injured list and will be active for the team’s series-opening game against the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Monday. The 32-year-old star had been on the 10-day IL due to inflammation in his right elbow.  Springer is third on the team with 18 home […]

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday he’s planning to expand so-called strong mayor powers to municipalities other than Toronto and Ottawa as a way to get more housing built. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark introduced the legislation last week that would give the mayors of Ontario’s two largest cities veto powers over bylaws […]

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to give education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees who make less than $40,000 a two-per-cent raise per year. For workers who earn over that amount, the government proposes giving them raises of 1.25 per cent each year of a four-year deal. CUPE – which represents 55,000 […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down nearly 100 points in late-morning trading as the price of oil fell and the energy and base metal sectors pulled back. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 94.96 points to 20,084.85. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 19.10 points at 33,741.95. The S&P 500 […]

TORONTO — Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board says it earned a total-fund net return of 1.2 per cent for the first half of this year. Ontario Teachers’ chief executive Jo Taylor says the result for the six-month period came during a tumultuous time for global markets and with the highest inflation rates in decades. The […]

WINGHAM, Ont. — A hospital in a small Ontario community is temporarily closing its emergency department again. The Listowel-Wingham Hospital Alliance says the ER at its Wingham hospital will be closed from Monday at 5 p.m. until Tuesday at 7 a.m. The closure follows another overnight shutdown on Sunday, and several temporary emergency department closures […]

TORONTO — The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month between June and July, but the latest drop was the smallest of the five. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the association says sales in July fell 5.3 per cent compared with June. The actual number of sales last month […]

TORONTO — When Meaghan Hines moves into a rental apartment ahead of her fifth year at the University of Waterloo in Ontario it will be a massive relief. After months of searching, the biology student thought she finally found a place in mid-July, but once she delivered a deposit and signed a lease, she discovered […]

TORONTO — Home Capital Group Inc. says it has received an unsolicited, non-binding and conditional takeover offer which its board has decided is not in the best interests of the company or its shareholders. The mortgage lender says the board has determined the offer undervalues its shares and falls short of reflecting Home Capital’s intrinsic […]