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Homeless encampment in Kitchener, Ont., allowed to stay — for now

Homeless encampment in Kitchener, Ont., allowed to stay — for now

KITCHENER, Ont. — Relief washed over the residents of a large homeless encampment in Kitchener, Ont., this week after the community of more than 40 people learned it would be allowed to stay — though it's not clear for how long.

Premier Doug Ford warns teachers to be back in school in fall as contract talks loom

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Premier Doug Ford says he will negotiate fairly with the province's teachers, but warns that students must be in school in the fall.
Co-ordinated approach to partner violence is needed, experts say in wake of inquest

Co-ordinated approach to partner violence is needed, experts say in wake of inquest

TORONTO — A coroner's inquest has highlighted the need for a co-ordinated approach to intimate partner violence, including ways to address perpetrators as well as oversight and accountability measures to ensure that real change is being made, experts
Promised Ontario gas tax cut of 5.7 cents per litre coming Friday

Promised Ontario gas tax cut of 5.7 cents per litre coming Friday

A cut to the provincial gas tax promised by Premier Doug Ford before the June election takes effect on Friday and experts say it may offer some relief to drivers facing sky-high pump prices
Landlord and Tenant Board's "digital first" system harms vulnerable renters: advocate

Landlord and Tenant Board's "digital first" system harms vulnerable renters: advocate

TORONTO — An Ontario tenant advocacy group says it has filed a human rights complaint arguing the provincial Landlord and Tenant Board's switch to a "digital first" strategy centred on virtual hearings during the pandemic discriminates against vulner
Interim Ontario NDP leader says he's focused on party priorities during transition

Interim Ontario NDP leader says he's focused on party priorities during transition

TORONTO — The new interim leader of Ontario's New Democrats said Wednesday that he hopes his political experience and commitment to the party will help them act as an effective Opposition to Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives during the NDP's hunt

Ontario sets rent increase guideline for 2023 at 2.5 per cent, below inflation

TORONTO — Ontario landlords can raise rents a maximum of 2.5 per cent on most units without seeking special approval next year.

Ontario police warn public of online sextortion scams circulating through province

TORONTO — The Ontario Provincial Police are warning the public of sextortion scams circulating online in the eastern region and throughout the province.

Thunder Bay police chief Sylvie Hauth suspended amid 'serious allegations'

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Thunder Bay Police Services Board says police chief Sylvie Hauth has been suspended immediately after "serious allegations" were brought forward by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.
Ontario NDP names longtime Toronto caucus member Peter Tabuns as interim leader

Ontario NDP names longtime Toronto caucus member Peter Tabuns as interim leader

TORONTO — A longtime Toronto legislator has been named interim leader of Ontario's New Democrats as the Official Opposition party gears up for a leadership contest.