Month: February 2020

Ontario Protecting Children and Youth from Dangers of Vaping

TORONTO — Following extensive consultation, Ontario is taking further action to protect children and youth from the health risks of vaping, while maintaining adults’ access to smoking cessation options. Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, announced that Ontario is proposing regulatory changes that, if approved, would limit where flavoured and high nicotine […]

Ontario Welcomes National Curling Championship to Kingston

KINGSTON – Ontario is supporting Canada’s national men’s curling championship with investments that boost tourism in Kingston and provide athletes a chance to compete close to home. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, attended the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier to cheer on Ontario’s athletes. The province provided […]

New Ontario license plates under fire for apparently being hard to read

The Ontario government is investigating claims its new provincial blue-on-blue license plates are difficult to read at nighttime or under bright-light glare.  Complaints, photos and videos started surfacing shortly after the new plates were released earlier this month.  “We have been made aware that some Ontarians are reporting concerns with readability to the naked-eye under […]

Ontario Launches Consultations on Expanding Cannabis Business Opportunities

The Ontario government is launching consultations in order to provide consumers more choice and convenience on cannabis while giving the private sector enhanced ability to compete against and combat the criminal market. “Ontario continues to take a responsible approach to cannabis retail sales across Ontario, allowing private sector businesses to build a safe and convenient […]

Activists Block Ontario Rail Commuters, Protest Indigenous-Backed Project

Several Via Rail trains between Montreal and Toronto were prevented from departing this evening after anti-pipeline activists used a vehicle to block the rail line at a level crossing near Belleville, ON. One passenger aboard one of the trains stated on social media that this evening’s action was “very frustrating for everyone on-board (including) one lady (who) has a medical […]

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