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COLLINGWOOD, Ont. — Ontario’s Craigleith Ski Club will host double snowboard World Cup slalom events in February. FIS, the world governing body of skiing, announced Wednesday on its website that the private alpine ski resort near Collingwood, Ont., will be the site of a parallel giant slalom and a parallel giant slalom team event Feb. […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down more than 100 points on Wednesday, dragged lower by losses in energy as oil sank below US$70 a barrel, while U.S. markets were also down. The Bank of Canada held its overnight rate steady at five per cent in its last interest rate announcement of 2023. “Higher […]

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — A Thunder Bay, Ont., police officer is facing charges after an investigation by provincial police. Ontario Provincial Police say the officer was arrested today and charged with two counts of assault and one each of breach of trust by a public officer and obstruction of justice. They say he has been […]

TORONTO — Ontario has no central plan to help hospitals tackle nurse shortages that lead to temporary emergency department closures, the province’s acting auditor general found, while a significant portion of ER patients are only there because they don’t have a family doctor.  The findings are contained in the annual report released Wednesday by the […]

Ontario’s acting auditor general says the province’s removal of three-point turns, parallel parking and other requirements from G class driving tests was done without a full review and may have impacted road safety. Acting auditor general Nick Stavropoulos says in the annual report that certain manoeuvres were removed from the examinations in an effort to […]

TORONTO — Production is underway on a three-part documentary that promises a crash course on the history of Degrassi. WildBrain Ltd., which owns the rights to the Canadian-made teen franchise, says it has commissioned a TV project that aims to explore the backstory, creation and obsessive fandom of the show’s many iterations. While a release […]

TORONTO — Maple Leafs defenceman John Klingberg’s season is over. Toronto general manager Brad Treliving told reporters after Wednesday’s practice the 31-year-old is set to undergo hip surgery in the coming weeks that will keep him sidelined up to six months. Klingberg signed a US$4.15-million contract with the Leafs in free agency with an eye […]

HAMILTON — Scott Milanovich has long been aware of the fierce support for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats as both an adversary and as part of the family. Milanovich joined the Ticats as a senior assistant coach in 2023, and later took over play-calling duties. But as a former head coach of the archrival Toronto Argonauts, […]

TORONTO — Durham Regional Police have released body camera footage showing the capture of a kangaroo that escaped from its handlers east of Toronto last week.  The four-and-a-half minute video, which has a timecode of 7:10 a.m. Monday, shows police officers holding onto the female kangaroo’s tail and petting its back as another officer puts […]

TORONTO — Ontario’s municipal affairs and housing minister says he has not yet made any decisions on the break up of Peel Region, though he is now calling it a “potential” dissolution.  Paul Calandra’s comments come amid media reports citing unnamed sources that say the government is reconsidering its plan to dissolve the upper-tier municipality […]

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