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TORONTO — Ontario infrastructure officials are further justifying their decision to close the Ontario Science Centre by releasing more details today on the issues with the building beyond its roof, but they aren’t revealing plans to address them. They listed problems such as a failure of the heating system in one building, windows that have […]

OTTAWA — The federal government has answered years-long calls from doctors and nurses to tally and research the number of health workers in Canada with a $47 million funding announcement. The money is being divided among research groups that aim to collect and study data on Canada’s health workforce, which has been difficult to gather […]

TORONTO — Toronto police say two teenage boys have been charged with second-degree murder in an apartment building shooting that killed another teenage boy. Police say they responded to gunshots heard inside a building in Toronto around midnight on Monday. They say they found 16-year-old Mohamed Doumbouya, who had been shot inside an apartment unit. […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up more than 150 points, helped by strength in the telecom, utility and energy sectors, while U.S. stock markets put in a mixed showing in late-morning trading. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 157.18 points at 22,507.41. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 79.59 […]

WINDSOR, Ont. — The University of Windsor says it has reached a deal with pro-Palestinian protesters that includes “peacefully ending” an encampment that had been set up on its campus for almost two months. The agreement was signed by the school and the protesters, called the “Windsor Liberation Zone Team,” on Wednesday following weeks of […]

OTTAWA — Senior officials from the Canadian and U.S. governments say a new trilateral agreement with Finland will help allies build icebreakers to safeguard the Arctic. The “ice pact,” as it’s being called, is aimed at bolstering shipbuilding capabilities in the three countries to deter Russian and Chinese ambitions in the far North. The deal […]

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada is making changes to its executive suite and splitting its personal and commercial banking division into two groups following its acquisition of HSBC Bank Canada earlier this year. The bank says the changes, effective Sept. 1, better position it to take advantage of its scale and speed up decision […]

TORONTO — “The Last Timbit” is rolling off the stage and onto the small screen. The Tim Hortons-sponsored musical that had a short run in Toronto last month is set to hit Crave on Aug. 12. Tim Hortons says the musical was filmed for Crave during the limited run at the Elgin Theatre. The coffee-and-doughnuts […]

TORONTO — A pro-Palestinian protest encampment that stood for weeks at the heart of the University of Toronto may now be gone, but experts say the court ruling that led to its clearing could have lingering effects for future protests on post-secondary campuses in Canada. Last week, a judge authorized police to take action if […]

TORONTO — Despite expectations of lower interest rates prompting homebuyers to leave the sidelines, a new report says the Bank of Canada’s quarter-point cut to its key interest rate last month did not lead to a rush in demand. The latest Royal LePage house price survey released Thursday, detailing market trends across Canada during the […]