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Basic income pilot ending in March

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The Canadian Press Published Friday, August 31, 2018 5:41PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 31, 2018 5:48PM EDT Ontario’s basic-income pilot project, which was launched by the former Liberal government and was aimed at lifting people out of poverty, will end next March. The Progressive Conservative government says the final payments to the 4,000 low-income recipients in several cities will be made on March 31, 2019. The Tories announced last month they would wind down the project, which was launched in 2017 and was set to run for three years.Read More


Boy, 17, charged with first-degree murder in Weston stabbing

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Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:14PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:23PM EDT A 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing in Weston last Friday. Officers were called to a Toronto Community Housing building at 5 Bellevue Crescent, near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue, at about 5 a.m. on Aug. 24. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man suffering from obvious signs of trauma. A male was seen fleeing the scene. Police said thatRead More


Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

Traffic congestion to get worse as school begins

As kids head back to school, parents could soon be stressing about more than buying supplies.  Orange cones will continue to dot major Montreal roads, including Van Horne Avenue, Cote St. Luc Road, St. Jacques Street, and others. The city knows the stress that awaits drivers. “It’s going to be a tough ride on September 4th,” said city spokesman Philippe Sabourin at a press conference on Tuesday. “We ask citizens and motorists to commute with public transit.” The city also provided an update on the new REM. Thanks to workRead More


Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Griffintown florist helps Montreal refugees blossom

Adjusting to life in a new country is never easy, especially as an asylum seeker or refugee. Sometimes it takes a helping hand before a family can plant its roots. Carolyne De Bien is an expert at that — the Griffintown florist may specialize in flowers, but she also spends about 20 hours a week giving away clothes, toys and furniture to asylum seekers in need. Watch the video for the full story.   Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More


Doug Ford to slash Toronto council seats, cancel regional chair elections: report

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TORONTO — A published report suggests that the Ontario government is poised to reduce Toronto city council to just over half its current size. The Toronto Star, citing unnamed sources within the Progressive Conservative government, reports that legislation will be introduced “as early as Monday” to reduce the number of council seats to 25 from 47. The report comes on the eve of a deadline for candidates to register for the municipal election on Oct. 22. Premier Doug Ford has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning, just hours beforeRead More


Robert Garrigus takes clubhouse lead at RBC Canadian Open

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OAKVILLE, Ont. — Robert Garrigus shot a 9-under 63 to take the clubhouse lead at the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday. The 40-year-old American parred the first hole of his opening round at Glen Abbey Golf Club before ripping off five straight birdies to card a 30 on the front nine. Garrigus then picked up four more birdies after the turn to sit two strokes up on fellow American Chris Stroud at the US$6.2-million PGA Tour event. Ben Crane and Hudson Swafford, both also of the U.S., and England’s IanRead More


Ford recalls 550,000 vehicles that can roll away unexpectedly | CTV News

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DETROIT — Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. The recall covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion sedans and some 2013 and 2014 Escape small SUVs. Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. If this happens, the driver could shift into park but the vehicle could be in another gear. That could let the vehicle roll, increasing the risk of injury or crash. TheRead More


7-year-old survives dad’s drunk crash, killed by another car

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ROMULUS, Mich. – Police say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed as she tried to get help after her father drunkenly crashed into an abandoned vehicle on an interstate in suburban Detroit. State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says the girl sent text messages to police about her father’s crash before she was struck on I-94 near Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus early Sunday. She died instantly. Shaw says a driver called state police to say she might have hit a pedestrian. He says the girl’s father was drunkRead More


Hamilton police investigate ‘sudden death’ of young child

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CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:38PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:43PM EDT An investigation is underway into the “sudden death” of a young child in Hamilton on Wednesday evening, police said. Emergency crews were called to an apartment building in the area of Young and John streets at around 5 p.m. At the time, Hamilton paramedics said they were responding to a “child in distress.” No further details have been provided. Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators at 905-564-4861. Source linkRead More


Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Convictions for cannabis possession could carry consequences after legalization

Possessing marijuana is still a crime. That’s the message the Trudeau government is sending to Canadians four months ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis. Critics say that could have extreme consequences for people carrying a conviction even after pot laws change. Come October 17th adults will be allowed to legally possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis. The law will create a new offence for possessing more than that amount. The uncertainty over what will happen with previous convictions under the existing law has left a cloud hangingRead More