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ohl-hockey A class-action lawsuit against the Ontario Hockey League got the green light Thursday. The suit contends that OHL players have been paid less than the minimum wage required by law in their regions and asks for $180 million in...
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CBC News - Ottawa | April 27, 2017 - 19:39 | The Canadian Press
With the promise of funding in the Ontario budget tabled Thursday, Ottawa’s first supervised drug-injection site will almost certainly open later this year. Though no dollar amounts were announced, the document firms up a promise by Health Minister Eric Hoskins in January in supporting an application from the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre. The centre has asked for $1.4 million annually to run the site, which organizers hope will be open 12 hours a day, seven days a week in their location on Nelson Street, near the corner of Rideau. Rob Boyd, director of the Oasis...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 27, 2017 - 19:25 | Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen
Law Society of Upper Canada votes to cap referral fees but fee must be transparent
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The Toronto Star | April 27, 2017 - 19:04 | Michele Henry - Staff reporter, Kenyon Wallace - News reporter
Yukon’s Liberals were expecting a modest surplus of $6.5-million this year, but forecasted major deficits in the years ahead
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The Globe and Mail | April 27, 2017 - 18:53 | Sidney Cohen, Whitehorse Star
Premier Kathleen Wynne’s activist agenda includes public prescription-drug coverage for Ontarians under 25, a Big Shiny Thing over which she’ll be happy to fight the 2018 election. Let’s avoid cynicism for a moment. Drugs are a growing part of total health spending, as we find new pharmaceutical solutions to old medical problems. Much of the pressure comes from seniors, who are living longer, with the help of medications that keep chronic conditions under control, but just about every kid at least needs antibiotics at some point and some are less lucky. We’ve...
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Ottawa Citizen | April 27, 2017 - 18:53 | David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
Ontario’s health-care focused budget will give struggling hospitals a boost, but it won’t solve the ongoing crisis that has seen patients cared for on stretchers in hallways in recent months.
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Ottawa Sun | April 27, 2017 - 18:40 |
What is Strutt House? It was the home of Ottawa architect James Strutt and his family. Built on the Eardley Escarpment in the Gatineau Hills in 1956, its design is considered a prime example of mid-century modern architecture in Canada. It was built in six weeks by a carpenter and one helper (with assistance from Strutt on weekends), for less than $15,000....
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Ottawa Citizen | April 27, 2017 - 18:32 | Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen
Clark said previous talks with Obama ended because of opposition by the Prime Minister, International Trade Minister and lumber employers in B.C.
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The Globe and Mail | April 27, 2017 - 18:29 |
The rate is set to rise to $10 over the next three years.
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The Toronto Star | April 27, 2017 - 18:25 | Vjosa Isai - Staff Reporter, Bryann Aguilar - Staff Reporter
Ontario’s health-care focused budget will give struggling hospitals a boost, but it won’t solve the ongoing crisis that has seen patients cared for on stretchers in hallways in recent months. Tom Schonberg, president and CEO of Queensway Carleton Hospital, said Thursday the $518 million allocated for hospital operating costs will likely translate to about a two per cent increase, or a little more, per hospital, with the remainder going to targeted programs. That falls short of the five per cent increase asked for by the Ontario Hospital Association to help ease overcrowding pressures....
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Ottawa Citizen | April 27, 2017 - 17:59 | Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen
Checks Legalizing pot comes with a plan to crack down on Canadians who try to drive high. Police forces say they'll need more money to cover the costs of new equipment and training.
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CBC News - Canada | April 27, 2017 - 17:37 | Catherine Cullen
Coulter said she no longer intended to defy university officials by addressing UC Berkeley students on campus this week
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The Globe and Mail | April 27, 2017 - 17:27 | Ann Saphir
University police erected barricades and refused to let any protesters enter the campus
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The Globe and Mail | April 27, 2017 - 17:27 | Jocelyn Gecker
Victim approached by a man around 11:45 a.m. near York Mills Rd. and Leslie St.
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The Toronto Star | April 27, 2017 - 17:26 | Brennan Doherty - Staff Reporter
Faculty at a Niagara Region private school are concerned after a student was diagnosed with an active case of tuberculosis.
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The Toronto Star | April 27, 2017 - 17:23 | Rosie DiManno - Columnist
B.C. Premier Christy Clark asks Justin Trudeau to ban exports of thermal coal from B.C. ports
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The Globe and Mail | April 27, 2017 - 17:23 | BRENT JANG
Tonight’s the night Toronto has a chance to beat the Bucks and move on. If the Raps win, they’ll face the Cavs in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal Monday night in Cleveland.
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The Toronto Star | April 27, 2017 - 17:18 | Doug Smith - Sports Reporter
The passenger who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to airline employees settled with the airline for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the company to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.
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