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Cannabis look-alike found in Ontario contains carfentanil

Waterloo - Waterloo Regional Police are warning members of the public to be aware of a street drug that looks just like cannabis, but actually contains powerful opioids.

Blame Ontario government for three million trees to be destroyed

Kemptville - Environmentalists are concerned the Ontario government has cut $4.7 million in funding for a massive tree planting program. One of the nurseries in the program said it will likely have to destroy about three million trees because of the cancellation.

Ontario fines 11 cannabis retailers for failing to open on time

Toronto - A total of 11 cannabis retailers in Ontario who have failed to open their stores by a government-set deadline of April 15 have been fined $12,500 each for failing to comply.

Canadian company produces its first battery-grade cobalt sulfate

Ontario - First Cobalt Corp. announced it has successfully produced a battery grade cobalt sulfate using the First Cobalt Refinery flowsheet, bringing the company closer to recommissioning the only permitted primary cobalt refinery in North America.

Ontario pot stores to open today, but very few ready

Toronto - Ontario’s first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores are open today, but it’s unclear just how many will be ready to serve customers. Of the 25 stores approved by the Progressive Conservative government to open on April 1, only 10 stores are ready.

Ontario government being sued over unorthodox pot store lottery

Toronto - The owner of Cannabis & Coffee is suing the Ontario government for $1.1 million in damages he claims he incurred over the Ford government's abrupt decision to cap marijuana retail store licenses

'Big Cannabis' opens a backdoor to Ontario's pot lottery winners

Ontario - Cannabis firms with Limited Partnership (LP) support have started setting up partnerships with winners of the Ontario retail pot lottery - creating a grey area that may be a problem for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

High Tide to assist second Ontario pot store lottery winner

Ontario - Alberta-based High Tide Inc. has been chosen to assist a second lottery winner selected to apply for one of the first 25 cannabis retail licenses in Ontario.

Ontario's pot licence lottery — Why did Ford change the rules?

Last Friday, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced the names of the 25 winners of the lottery for retail cannabis licenses. Problem is, very few have any experience or connections to Canada’s cannabis industry.

Life thrives deep within the Earth — A journey into the Kidd Mine

Toronto - A short drive north of Timmons, Ontario, Canada is the world's oldest copper and zinc mine. The gaping pit is 100 meters (324 feet) across and up to 10,000 feet (3,300 meters) deep. But the mine holds a secret not many people know about.

Ontario residents allowed to smoke pot where cigarettes are legal

Toronto - Ontario's Progressive Conservative government on Wednesday loosened the province's Smoke-Free Ontario rules — allowing Ontarians to smoke recreational marijuana wherever it’s legal to smoke tobacco.

Toronto Court of Appeal rules in favor of council-cutting case

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has granted the province’s request to stay a lower court judge’s decision that set aside a law slashing the size of Toronto city council.

Canada loses over 51,000 jobs in biggest drop in almost a decade

Ottawa - Canada's economy lost 51,600 jobs last month in a decrease that drove up the unemployment rate and essentially wiped out a big gain in July, Statistics Canada said Friday.

Ontario Tesla owners to be included in rebate program

Toronto - Tesla buyers in Ontario will be getting their $14,000 rebates after Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government lost in court against the California-based electric car company.

Court rules in favor of Tesla over Ontario canceling EV rebates

Toronto - An Ontario court has ruled in favor of Tesla Motors Canada after the company filed an application claiming the Ontario government targeted the company when it canceled the province’s electric vehicle rebate program.

Out-of-control Ontario fire closes in on Trans-Canada Highway

The largest forest fire in northeastern Ontario is continuing to grow despite aerial and ground-level efforts to stop its spread.

Op-Ed: Has Doug Ford turned into Canada's very own Donald Trump?

Toronto - If the political climate in Ontario wasn't so darned serious - it would be almost laughable. Premier Doug Ford has become Canada's very own version of Donald Trump, using his power to halt some elections, and many feel he has stepped over the line.

Alberta firefighter dies fighting wildfires in Red Lake, Ontario

Ontario - This year's unusually active fire season in North America has taken another firefighter's life, this time in Northwestern Ontario on Thursday.

Nearly 1,000 homes on evacuation alert in B.C. due to wildfires

Kelowna - Some 123 fires are burning across the province, of which 41 are in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Okanagan. There are also significant wildfires raging in central and southeast B.C. and in Ontario.

Op-Ed: To 'Make Ontario Great Again' — Doug Ford axes green energy

Toronto - With Doug Ford in the leader's chair, Ontario will never be the same and Canada, instead of becoming a leader in tech and innovation, as well as an active player in the clean energy sector, will end up suffering, much the way the U.S. has under Trump.

Ontario shuts down EV rebates leaving Tesla owners owing $14,000

Toronto - Some Tesla customers say they now have to fork over an extra $14,000 for their new Model 3 electric cars because of Ontario's sudden decision to end an incentive program for electric and hydrogen vehicles.

Crews battle dozens of forest fires in northeastern Ontario

Due to the extreme fire hazard, several recent periods of heavy lightning and the large number of wildfires burning, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has implemented a Restricted Fire Zone in some areas of Northeastern Ontario.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford revokes carbon pricing regulation

Toronto - In a statement released Tuesday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he has revoked the regulation that kept the province's carbon pricing system in place.

Candidates hit the trail once more before Ontario election

Ontario - The leaders of Ontario's three main political parties are hitting the trail one last time this weekend as campaigning begins to wind-down before the June 7 provincial elections.

Using an AI named Polly to predict human behaviour

AI is a game changer during election time and it's made its way into the Ontario election with Polly — the AI from Advanced Symbolics Inc., a company that describes itself at the intersection of artificial intelligence and market research.

Ford campaign confirms actors were hired for Monday debate rally

Doug Ford’s campaign has confirmed that actors were hired to play Progressive Conservative supporters outside the Monday night Ontario leaders’ debate in the June 7 provincial election.

Op-Ed: Ontario election: Where do the parties stand on the environment?

Toronto - The 42nd Ontario general election takes place on on June 7, 2018, and among the leading parties there are the established positions on taxation rates, health and education. One more interesting area of policy debate centers on the environment.

Ontario project to connect 16 First Nation communities to grid

Thunder Bay - A new agreement between Ontario First Nations, the federal government and the province will see 16 northern communities connected to the power grid in a $1.6-billion project that will end their dependence on diesel fuel for power.

Ontario Liquor Control Board announces cannabis deal

Toronto - The Ontario government will use Shopify's e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and also in stores. The province intends to be the only distributor of legal recreational cannabis.

Ontario plans to lash back at states adopting 'Buy American'

Ontario - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says her government will introduce a bill this month to retaliate against any U.S. state that adopts Buy America provisions.
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Northrop Nomad no. 3521 plane that crashed in 1940 was retrieved from the bottom of Lake Muskoka  On...
Northrop Nomad no. 3521 plane that crashed in 1940 was retrieved from the bottom of Lake Muskoka, Ontario
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The endangered Giant Panda photographed hiding in the long brush eating bamboo.  Pandas spend most o...
The endangered Giant Panda photographed hiding in the long brush eating bamboo. Pandas spend most of their time eating as their diet of 99% bamboo requires them to eat steady to get the nutrients they require.
For some the snow wasn t all that bad. The closed streets made road hockey the game of the day.
For some the snow wasn't all that bad. The closed streets made road hockey the game of the day.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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.
A display of lit trees at the Niagara Falls  Canada  2013 Festival of Lights
A display of lit trees at the Niagara Falls, Canada, 2013 Festival of Lights
Endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at Toronto Zoo
Endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at Toronto Zoo
The ice rink at Storybook Gardens in London  Ontario  is almost a full kilometer long curving loop.
The ice rink at Storybook Gardens in London, Ontario, is almost a full kilometer long curving loop.
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.
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
Horse race at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto
Horse race at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto
Brian Morton
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 Medway Creek north of London is Christmas card pretty after the passing of the recent severe win...
The Medway Creek north of London is Christmas card pretty after the passing of the recent severe winter storm.
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.
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.
The Hanlon Creek 5 speak to their supporters at a press conference on April 23  2010.
The Hanlon Creek 5 speak to their supporters at a press conference on April 23, 2010.
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
Janice Martell has been working tirelessly to educate the public about McIntyre Powder and its link ...
Janice Martell has been working tirelessly to educate the public about McIntyre Powder and its link to health problems in miners in Canada and around the world.
McIntyre Powder Project
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

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