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Canadian patient tests negative for Ebola

Toronto - A Canadian being treated in a Toronto-area hospital after showing symptoms of a flu-like illness, including fever, is breathing a lot easier today after testing negative for Ebola Virus.

Op-Ed: Lake Huron is not the best place for a nuclear waste dump

What would you think if you found out a company was going to build a nuclear waste dump right next to one of the Great Lakes? It seems that this is what has been proposed, but a lot of people are questioning the feasibility of such a project.

Op-Ed: Election Day Ontario — The vote for Ontario’s least incompetent

For those in Ontario, Election Day has arrived. Yes, today, Thursday June 12th, voters head to the polls to elect Ontario’s 41st head of provincial government.

Toronto's Field Trip Festival

Toronto - Field Trip returns June 7 and 8, expanding from its celebration of music label Arts & Crafts' 10th anniversary celebration, into a two-day boutique music and arts festival taking place at Fort York & Garrison Common in downtown Toronto.

Youth water education flows through Ontario this summer Special

Toronto - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is supporting the Children’s Water Education Council (CWEC), by participating at various Children’s Water Festivals this summer.

Kitchener, Ont. family shocked at sharing home with 50,000 bees

Kitchener - A family in Kitchener, Ont., Canada had absolutely no idea what was sharing their home, until one family member was stung by a bee. Turns out there were thousands of honeybees living in their walls.

Ontario provincial governments look to liquidate GM holdings

When General Motors emerged from bankruptcy in 2010, the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments found themselves among the largest shareholders in one of the biggest automakers in the world and, currently, the governments want to liquidate.

Bartlett Gallery hosts reception for Mendelson Joe exhibition Special

Caledon - This month, the Bartlett Gallery at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon, Ontario hosts Out of the Cage, an exhibition of 25 paintings by Mendelson Joe.

Sunderland to host 19th annual maple syrup festival Special

This weekend, the village of Sunderland in Durham Region welcomes visitors to its annual maple syrup festival. The event is hosted in support of various charitable and community fundraising projects, and emphasizes family fun.

Interview with country singer Marshall Dane: 'Alcohol Abuse' Special

Country music singer Marshall Dane chatted about his newest single "Alcohol Abuse" and he opened up about the story behind the song.

Perfecting the art of pairing wine and chocolate Special

Master chocolatier Sandra Abballe makes it her mission to educate clients on the process of creating artisan chocolate, and takes the pairing of wine and chocolate to the next level.

Review: Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart mesmerize on new live CD and DVD Special

Windsor - Ann and Nancy Wilson from the rock band Heart released their newest "Fanatic Live from Caesars Colosseum" CD and DVD deluxe edition on Frontier Records on February 25.

Top 10 fastest-improving Ontario secondary schools Special

Toronto - The top 10 fastest-improving secondary schools in Ontario shows a mix of geographic, student and family characteristics, a new study reveals.

New fossil site could turn out to be the world's most important

A new fossil site discovered in Kootenay National Park is part of an epic expedition that led to a collection of thousands of animals, representing more than 50 species.

Photo Essay: Niagara Falls, Festival of Lights winter wonderland Special

You've seen Niagara Falls in the summer, you've seen them at night, but have you come to enjoy the splendor of the water cascading over the frozen snow covered escarpment with icicles drooping in day and lights ablaze for Christmas at night?

Ontario’s new Long-Term Energy Plan raises concerns Special

Ontario’s new Long Term Energy Plan was released today by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli. With a focus on wind power, not all environmentalists are happy.

Study reveals Canada's worst days to be in a traffic accident

Is there a safe day to drive in Canada? According to a recent study conducted by Allstate Canada, the answer is, yes, it's Sunday. The study also found that Thursdays and Fridays were the worst days to be driving on Canada's roadways.

Ontario's top court: Holding a cellphone while driving illegal

Toronto - In a pair of decisions, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled the prosecution need not prove a cellphone was actually being used by a driver before a conviction can be entered for distracted driving. Merely holding one is sufficient.

New exhibit celebrates Ontarians from Billy Bishop to Drake Special

Toronto - Ontario Lieutenant-Governor David Onley this week unveiled a new photography exhibit called "About Face: Celebrated Ontarians Then and Now."

Ontario funds new study on waterpower potential Special

The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has announce that it will undertake an analysis and evaluation of waterpower potential in Northern Ontario. This is part of the Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) and Aboriginal community-led economic development.

$40M meth lab bust is one of the largest in Ontario history

Police say they seized drugs with a street value of $40 million, making it one of the biggest meth seizures in Ontario's history.

Photo Essay: Summer getaway to Niagara Falls, Canada Special

Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls has been wowing visitors for hundreds of years and it doesn't look like it will be slowing down any time soon. One-and-a-half hours from 12 million people in Greater Toronto may keep it busy, but it remains a very reasonable getaway.

Photo Essay: Ball's Falls for family autumn hikes and festivals Special

Toronto - As summer wraps up the weather becomes perfect for hiking and picnics in the autumn colours. As our thoughts turn to fall festivals and thanksgiving in southern Ontario make sure you add Ball's Falls to your list of places to go.

Review: Silver Willow Classic car show - review and photo essay Special

The first annual Silver Willow Classic car and truck show, a year in the making, came off with out a hitch or maybe there was a few hitches to be found, but that just helped make it a huge success with a great turn out.

Premier Wynne calls snap by-elections in Ontario

Surprising many and shocking just a few, the vacationing Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, issued a press release setting August 1st, 2013 as the date when five vacated Liberal-held ridings will vote for a new Member of Provincial Parliament.

NOAA: 'significant harmful algal bloom' to strike Lake Erie

In a statement released Tuesday, NOAA predicted that portions of western Lake Erie near the coasts of Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario are likely to see a harmful algal bloom develop over the summer.

Op-Ed: Elevator strike in Ontario raises questions of safety

Toronto - Elevators are a way of life in the big city but just how safe are they when the elevator mechanics are on strike? That is the situation in Ontario.

Three major oil spills in just one week

Last Friday, Shell Pipeline shut down their West Columbia Texas pipeline after it was found that 700 barrels had been lost, which amounts to almost 30,000 gallons of crude oil. A train derailed in Canada, and then there was that Mayflower, AR incident.

Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum in Toronto March 1st

Toronto - Industry representatives and the public are invited to attend the Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum, a one day conference in Toronto on Friday March 1st

Op-Ed: Must students at Ontario Catholic high schools take religion?

Many families in Ontario send their children to a Catholic high school because they like the school or it is closer to home. However, if those families are not Catholic, should their children be obligated to take religion classes?
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Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
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Lake Ontario waves pounding Tommy Thompson Park
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Toronto received Spring-like weather on Saturday and it prompted Torontonians from across the city t...
Toronto received Spring-like weather on Saturday and it prompted Torontonians from across the city to enjoy the weather, especially at the city's Harborfront.
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A Canadian great outdoors scene found in Dufferin Island Park during the 2013 Festival of Lights, Niagara Falls, Canada.
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Many residents of Lucan cannot recall a snow storm as fierce as the one that just hit the little Sou...
Many residents of Lucan cannot recall a snow storm as fierce as the one that just hit the little Southwestern, Ontario, town.
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Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
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The beginning of the lights on the North end of River Road on Niagara Parkway, before Dufferin Island Park entrance with a Welcome sign and decorated trees.
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Beaver (Castor canadensis) harvesting bark in the Lower Don River
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Entering the Silver Willow Farm to attend the first Silver Willow Classic passing the lake.
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Muskrat in Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
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A glimpse of the Dinosaur display at the 2013 Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario at Dufferin Island Park.
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Uniformed King s troops recreating the War of 1812 era.
Uniformed King's troops recreating the War of 1812 era.
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The silver Elvis comes to play in the Corvette corral.
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Lake Ontario waves pounding Tommy Thompson Park
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