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Early voting opens today in the Mississauga mayoral race. Here's what you need to know

Mississauga voters will be heading to the polls on Monday, June 10 to choose a new mayor in a special byelection, but early voting opens today. Here's everything you need to know.    Why is Mississauga having an election for mayor?   For more than three decades, the city was led by its longest-serving mayor, Hazel McCallion. After 36...

Fri May 24, 2024 13:49
Search for truth goes on, regardless of killer Pickton's fate, say victims' advocates

Advocates for alleged victims of B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton say they remain focused on getting justice for the women, as Pickton lies in a Quebec hospital in a coma after being attacked in prison. Angela Marie MacDougall, executive director of Vancouver-based Battered Women's Support Services, reflected on the weekend assault that left...

Fri May 24, 2024 13:49
Addictions minister had 'deep concerns' with Toronto's decriminalization pitch

Federal Addictions Minister Ya'ara Saks says she had "deep concerns" about the lack of limits Toronto put on its now-rejected pitch to decriminalize the possession of illegal drugs — and the city health agency's refusal to make any changes. Earlier this month, Saks told reporters that Toronto Public Health's long-standing application was "dormant,"...

Fri May 24, 2024 13:49
Ottawa willing to add to list of medications covered by pharmacare bill: minister

Health Minister Mark Holland says the government is open to adding more medications to the list of drugs covered by its proposed pharmacare program. Holland made the comments at a parliamentary committee studying the Liberals' pharmacare bill. Conservative health critic Stephen Ellis asked the minister why semaglutide — a class of antidiabetic...

Fri May 24, 2024 05:39
Toronto city staff to explore how to ramp up construction on Gardiner Expressway

Toronto City Council has approved a motion that could ramp up construction on the Gardiner Expressway. The motion put forward by Coun. Brad Bradford and seconded by Coun. Jon Burnside and amended by Coun. Jennifer McKelvie requests city transportation staff to report back in July with a plan to accelerate work on the expressway and minimize traffic...

Fri May 24, 2024 03:37
'All of this is about saving lives': GTHA police services launch annual anti-street racing campaign

Illegal street racing, stunt driving, and other dangerous driving practices on roads and highways in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will not be tolerated this summer, say police. On Thursday, Toronto, York, Peel, Halton, and Hamilton police services along with members of the OPP gathered at Exhibition Place to launch the annual multi-jurisdictional...

Fri May 24, 2024 02:36

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