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Man, 60, dead after vehicle hits horse that escaped from farm

Police say a 60-year-old man has died after his vehicle hit a horse that escaped from a farm north of Toronto. York Regional Police say the man was driving in the Township of King when his car hit a horse and then a culvert at around 2:45 a.m.
Ontario withdraws labour board case seeking to declare CUPE's walkout illegal

Ontario withdraws labour board case seeking to declare CUPE's walkout illegal

TORONTO — Ontario's labour relations board says the provincial government has withdrawn its application to have a walkout by 55,000 education workers declared illegal.
'Very traumatized': Father seeks change after autistic son's encounter with police

'Very traumatized': Father seeks change after autistic son's encounter with police

When Majd Darwich heard the sound of police sirens speeding past his home in Mississauga, Ont., last week, he instinctively ran upstairs to check if his nonverbal autistic son was still in his room. His 19-year-old wasn't there.
Toronto could face 'extreme' service cuts, tax hikes without financial aid: Tory

Toronto could face 'extreme' service cuts, tax hikes without financial aid: Tory

Toronto Mayor John Tory appealed to the provincial and federal governments for immediate financial help on Thursday, warning that without it the city could face "unprecedented" tax hikes and "extreme" service cuts.

Western University faculty union sets strike action deadline for next week

TORONTO — The union representing faculty members at Western University says it has set a strike deadline for next week if a last-minute deal is not reached with the school.
GO Transit workers reach tentative deal with Metrolinx to end strike

GO Transit workers reach tentative deal with Metrolinx to end strike

TORONTO — Metrolinx and the union representing GO Transit workers say they reached a tentative deal Thursday to end a strike that cancelled regional bus service across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, causing headaches for commuters.
Ontario pediatric ICUs operating above capacity, provincial data shows

Ontario pediatric ICUs operating above capacity, provincial data shows

TORONTO — Ontario's pediatric intensive care units are operating over capacity, while general hospitals are now receiving children who are healthy enough to leave ICUs, The Canadian Press has learned.
Western University faculty union prepares for possible strike action next week

Western University faculty union prepares for possible strike action next week

TORONTO — Faculty members at Western University may walk off the job next week if a last-minute deal is not reached with the school, the union representing them said Thursday.

Ontario man arrested, awaiting U.S. extradition for alleged global ransomware crimes

The United States Department of Justice says a Russian-Canadian man from Ontario is in police custody and awaiting extradition to the U.S. for his alleged participation in a global ransomware campaign.
St. Thomas police officer charged with assault following man's arrest: SIU

St. Thomas police officer charged with assault following man's arrest: SIU

SAINT THOMAS, Ont. — An officer with the police service in St. Thomas, Ont., is facing a criminal charge after a September incident in which a 29-year-old man was injured. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit says the incident happened on Sept.