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Guests suing Whitby, Ont. spa, seeking $5M in damages after contamination

TORONTO — Dozens of guests have filed a lawsuit seeking damages from a Toronto-area spa, alleging they experienced health problems following visits to the new facility where staph bacteria was found in a saltwater pool.
Bad decisions by Laurentian University led to financial peril: auditor general

Bad decisions by Laurentian University led to financial peril: auditor general

TORONTO — Ontario's auditor general says Laurentian University found itself in a terrible financial situation due to a series of questionable decisions by senior administration. Bonnie Lysyk says the Sudbury, Ont.

Police rescue 16 puppies from 'horrendous' conditions in Markham, Ont., home

TORONTO — Two men are facing multiple charges after police rescued 16 puppies from "horrendous" conditions at a Markham, Ont., home.
Ontario education workers file strike notice again, say talks broke down

Ontario education workers file strike notice again, say talks broke down

TORONTO — More than 50,000 education workers in Ontario are set to go on strike Monday – two weeks after their last walkout ended – saying that while they've reached an agreement with the government on wages, they still want certain staffing levels t
Toronto mayor backs early booze sales at bars, restaurants during World Cup

Toronto mayor backs early booze sales at bars, restaurants during World Cup

Toronto Mayor John Tory backed a plan Wednesday to allow restaurants and bars to serve alcohol earlier than usual during the FIFA World Cup, saying it would provide a boost to the city's pandemic-stricken restaurant industry.
Ontario seeks to give more 'strong mayor' powers to Toronto, Ottawa

Ontario seeks to give more 'strong mayor' powers to Toronto, Ottawa

TORONTO — Ontario is planning to extend further "strong mayor" powers to the leaders of Toronto and Ottawa, and is reviewing the role of regional governments, in new legislation the opposition decries as antidemocratic.

Man, 21, charged after 85-year-old woman found dead in Georgina

TORONTO — A 21-year-old man is facing several criminal charges, including first degree murder, after a woman was found dead in a burned home earlier this year. York Regional Police say emergency crews responded to a fire at a home in Georgina, Ont.

Southern Ontario drivers advised to slow down after first significant snow of season

TORONTO — Drivers in southern Ontario were advised to slow down Wednesday after the season's first significant snowfall hit much of the region, including the Greater Toronto Area.

Man, 30, charged after woman dead, two injured in Kitchener

KITCHENER, Ont. — A 30-year-old man is facing several charges, including first-degree murder, after a stabbing that left one woman dead and two others injured. Waterloo Region police say officers responded after 10 p.m.
Police searching for suspects after Toronto shooting left one dead, three in hospital

Police searching for suspects after Toronto shooting left one dead, three in hospital

TORONTO — One person is dead and three others were in hospital with gunshot wounds Tuesday as Toronto police searched for suspects.