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What you need to know about Ontario's new tougher smoking laws

It is getting harder for Ontario smokers these days. The number one cause of disease in Ontario, tobacco cigarettes, has new stronger laws that limit the areas where smokers can light up without being ticketed.

Review: The Tragically Hip's third album re-released as a two-CD set

Fully Completely was a major success for the Canadian rockers back in 1992, and now a new-and-improved version seeks to enhance the overall listening experience. Digital Journal gave it a listen.

Tiny kitten rescued from highway after being thrown from a car

Toronto - Driving South on Highway 427 in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon, Mandi Howard saw something being thrown out of a window. At first, she thought it was a fast-food coffee cup. Until she got closer.

Sexual assault: Man charged bizzare assaults on female feet

York Regional Police in Toronto have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a series of assaults on women and their feet. The alleged assaults have all taken place in the past eight days.

Op-Ed: Holiday happenings in Toronto

Toronto - The holiday season is a time to reflect upon another year soon to be behind us, spend time with family and friends, and also a great time of year to bundle up and enjoy all that the city of Toronto has to offer.

Ontario family says chemo for aboriginal child ‘uncalled for’

Ontario - An Ontario family of an aboriginal child who is the center of attention about whether she should be isolated from her family and given chemotherapy treatment states the box was "uncalled for" and that they would not ever hurt a child's well-being.

Blackberry slowly seeing success

Despite concerns about the subsiding of Blackberry, CEO John Chen and the company have completed the first phase of their two-year turnaround plan.

Toronto's Ford era is over; John Tory elected mayor

Toronto - Toronto decided to elect long-time politician John Tory to lead the city. Tory took 40 percent of the votes, with Doug Ford (Rob Ford's brother) finished second and Olivia Chow in third.

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.
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Exiting light display at Dufferin Island Park in Niagara Falls during the festival of lights  encour...
Exiting light display at Dufferin Island Park in Niagara Falls during the festival of lights, encouraging donations to assist with costs.
Fort York cannon.
Fort York cannon.
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
Ornge is the air ambulance and ground transportation service for the province of Ontario
Ornge is the air ambulance and ground transportation service for the province of Ontario
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Legislative Assembly of Ontario located at Queen s Park in Toronto  Ontario  Canada
Legislative Assembly of Ontario located at Queen's Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The silver Elvis comes to play in the Corvette corral.
The silver Elvis comes to play in the Corvette corral.
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
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.
Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty
Dr. Gail Donner (L)  chair of the task force and former Dean and Professor Emerita  and Donna Rubin ...
Dr. Gail Donner (L), chair of the task force and former Dean and Professor Emerita, and Donna Rubin, CEO of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors.
Lake Ontario waves pounding Tommy Thompson Park
Lake Ontario waves pounding Tommy Thompson Park
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) at Toronto s Tommy Thompson Park
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) at Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
TTC Chair Karen Stintz
TTC Chair Karen Stintz
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.