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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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by George Arthur - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

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.
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen

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.
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen

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.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

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.
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen

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.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

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?
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 5 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 13 comments

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 5 comments

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."
Digital Journal Report by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

$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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 8 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Jordan Howell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

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
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

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?
In the Media by Sherene Chen-See - 7 comments

Kathleen Wynne is Ontario's first female and openly gay premier

Toronto - Kathleen Wynne is Ontario's first female and openly gay premier. Wynne won the leadership of the Liberal Party of Ontario on the third ballot with 1,150 votes to Pupatello's 866. She becomes the sixth female premier in Canada..
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 14 comments
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The silver Elvis comes to play in the Corvette corral.
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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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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.
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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.
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Endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at Toronto Zoo
Endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at Toronto Zoo
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Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament Kathleen Wynne announces her bid for Liberal leadership in T...
Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament Kathleen Wynne announces her bid for Liberal leadership in Toronto at the Japanese Cultural Centre.
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Muskrat in Toronto s Tommy Thompson Park
Muskrat in Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
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One of the early acts, the T33 Mako Shark demonstration, coming up over the trees to waiting spectators.
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Autumn Landscape in Ontario
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A demonstration of PRESTO card being tapped on GO bus.
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Horse race at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto
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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.
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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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