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Want to go to the ROM for free? This summer, you can

The Royal Ontario Museum will allow visitors into its main floor for free this summer in an effort to draw crowds.

Vancouver's Published on Main tops list of Canada's best restaurants

The list of Canada's 100 Best Restaurants has named Published on Main the No. 1 culinary place to be — the first time a Vancouver restaurant has earned top spot on the list — while Major Tom in Calgary was named the best new eatery.

Ontario parties attach different price tags in pledge to boost student grants

Three of Ontario's four main parties are pledging to reverse cuts to the province's student assistance program, but they've all attached different price tags to the promise.

Three of Ontario's four main parties say they favour electoral reform

Three of Ontario's four main parties are promising to change the province's electoral system, a lofty goal some political science experts say may not come to pass.

Ontario NDP and PCs position themselves as labour friendly, each net new endorsements

The Ontario Progressive Conservatives gained the endorsement of another construction workers' union on the campaign trail, while the more traditionally union-friendly NDP secured the backing of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents 180,000 workers.

Haligonian or Torontonian? Canadian Jeopardy! champion reflects on her roots

The 23-year-old Torontonian — or is that Haligonian? — tutor earned the eighth-longest streak in the TV game show's regular-season history Friday with 14 consecutive wins, and her fellow Canadians are taking note.

Prosecutors seek consecutive sentences for man who killed ex and her children

Corey Fenn was removed from court at Friday's sentencing after interrupting a victim impact statement. He has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and two of her children.

Staffing shortages hitting beleaguered home-care sector, organization says

An organization representing Ontario home-care providers says the same factors leading to staffing shortages throughout the workforce have left the already beleaguered sector in crisis.

Ontario hospital workers exposed to COVID-19 need not isolate if asymptomatic, test negative

Ontario hospital staff exposed to someone with COVID-19 need not stay home from work if they continue to test negative for the virus daily, according to a government policy designed to safeguard staffing levels as cases surge due to the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Ontario announces rebate for some businesses' property tax and energy bills

Ontario businesses affected by recent public health measures can apply for rebates on property taxes and energy costs, the government announced Wednesday amid warnings some companies were on the brink of collapse due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

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