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Family files civil suit against Ontario Catholic board after police called on 4-year-old Black student | CBC News

A Kitchener, Ont., mother is suing the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB), alleging staff and administrators failed to properly care for her four-year-old son and discriminated against him because of his race.  Grace, whose last name is being withheld to protect the identity of her child, filed the civil suit on June 16, nearly four months […]

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Husband of Ontario animal activist killed during protest files $5M lawsuit | CBC News

Every Monday, Mark Powell drives to the Burlington, Ont., pork plant where his wife died to give water to pigs on their way to slaughter. It’s what Regan Russell did every week, until one day in June 2020 when a transport truck driver drove over her and killed her. Police charged the driver with careless […]

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Police investigate Ontario town council meeting that heard 30-minute speech opposing gay community | CBC News

Ontario Provincial Police are looking into the Tuesday council meeting in tiny Norwich, Ont., where a man facing criminal charges for taking down Pride flags spoke for half an hour about his opposition to the LGBTQ2+ community, particularly transgender people.  “I can tell you that we are aware of the council meeting and information is being […]

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‘It seems to be she was silenced,’ mom says as Ontario inquest examines death of Indigenous inmate | CBC News

Sitting through an inquest in Windsor, Ont., into her daughter’s death, Selina McIntyre says the hardest part is “knowing my daughter wanted me and I wasn’t there.” McIntyre spoke to CBC News after testifying before a coroner’s jury examining the death of Delilah Blair, an Indigenous woman with Cree ancestry. Blair died by suicide after she was found […]

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Storm clouds are gathering, both economic and political, around Ontario Premier Doug Ford | CBC News

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will unveil his new cabinet on Friday morning in what is forecast to be glorious sunshine outside of Queen’s Park. But after that, stormy economic and political weather looms for Ford’s second-term government.  Ontario confronts the highest rate of inflation in nearly 40 years, an economic reality that will have a […]

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‘Everybody’s in trouble’: More hospital ER closures feared amid dire doctor shortage in northwestern Ontario | CBC News

Emergency rooms in northwestern Ontario remain critically short-staffed, and hospital leaders across the region warn the risk of emergency-room closures could continue well into the summer.  Three months ago, the emergency room in Red Lake, Ont., closed for 24 hours during a weekend because no physician was available. Officials say a similar situation could happen elsewhere if […]

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Jailed Indigenous woman’s ‘can I please call my mother’ request never got to her mom, Ontario inquest told | CBC News

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide.  Selina McIntyre only learned daughter Delilah Blair was in a Windsor, Ont., jail when staff called to let her know the 30-year-old Indigenous woman had died, a coroner’s inquest was told Tuesday. A correctional officer found Blair without vital signs in her cell at the South West Detention Centre (SWDC) on May […]

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How to fix Ontario ER wait times? The answers are mostly outside the emergency room | CBC News

If you’ve spent hours waiting to see a doctor in an Ontario emergency room, or days in the ER waiting to get admitted to hospital, you likely didn’t see the real factors driving those delays.  That’s because the record-high wait times in emergency departments in this province are in large part symptoms of problems elsewhere in […]

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An ‘example of the heart of Hamilton’: This Ontario resident grows food to help feed neighbours | CBC News

As food prices soar, one east Hamilton resident has been planting fruits and vegetables that members of her community can take for free when they are ready to harvest. Christine Gordon says it’s her way of addressing food insecurity and helping people who struggle to put food on their table. Gordon has two gardens — […]

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‘You are a monster,’ judge tells man guilty of murder in Ontario arson deaths of his mom, stepdad | CBC News

A jury in Hamilton has found Richard Taylor guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the arson deaths of his mother, Carla Rutherford, and stepdad Alan Rutherford after their Dundas, Ont., home was set on fire in 2018. Now 46, Taylor was a 42-year-old teacher when he was charged in 2019, accused of setting the fire […]