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Ontario autism program gets $60M boost; advocates say many kids still in need

Ontario autism program gets $60M boost; advocates say many kids still in need

TORONTO — Ontario is boosting its funding for autism services by $60 million over last year, and while advocates say new money in the recent provincial budget is welcome, thousands of children will still be unable to access therapy.
Sixth person charged after pregnant woman, man shot at close range in Ontario home

Sixth person charged after pregnant woman, man shot at close range in Ontario home

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. — Police in a town east of Toronto say a sixth suspect has been arrested and charged after a man and his pregnant wife were allegedly murdered inside a home.
Ontario's top doctor calling for restrictions on legal substances, decriminalization

Ontario's top doctor calling for restrictions on legal substances, decriminalization

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.
With budget mostly silent on climate change, critics say Ontario lacks plan to adapt

With budget mostly silent on climate change, critics say Ontario lacks plan to adapt

TORONTO — The Ontario budget's failure to directly address climate change represents a "gross abdication of responsibility" by the government, some critics argue, saying the province rapidly needs to do more to adapt to a changing climate.
Feds, province fight over affordable housing progress with over $350 million at stake

Feds, province fight over affordable housing progress with over $350 million at stake

The spat needs to be sorted by the end of the week or the province will lose out on the money
Over 300,000 public sector workers earn more than $100K; OPG CEO tops the list

Over 300,000 public sector workers earn more than $100K; OPG CEO tops the list

TORONTO — The five top paid public employees in Ontario are all at Ontario Power Generation, with the CEO earning $1.9 million last year.
Woman charged in Toronto dog attack previously deemed 'irresponsible' pet owner

Woman charged in Toronto dog attack previously deemed 'irresponsible' pet owner

TORONTO — A Toronto woman facing multiple charges in a dog attack that seriously injured a child was previously deemed an “irresponsible” owner of dangerous dogs and subsequently ordered evicted from her apartment, according to court records and her
Ontario spending $310K on new 'communications centre'; critics say will limit access

Ontario spending $310K on new 'communications centre'; critics say will limit access

TORONTO — The Ontario government is spending about $310,000 on a new space for press conferences, which opposition parties say duplicates a room that already exists at the legislature and will mean less access for the media.
Ontario reaches 'new deal' with City of Ottawa to take over certain costs

Ontario reaches 'new deal' with City of Ottawa to take over certain costs

Ontario has reached a "new deal" with the City of Ottawa that will see the province take over certain major costs in exchange for the municipality encouraging more housing development and minimizing taxation.

More security cameras, vape detectors may come to Ontario schools with $30M funding

TORONTO — More security cameras and vape detectors could soon be installed in Ontario schools, with the announcement of $30 million in funding for school safety in the provincial budget this week.