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Ontario minister to make announcement after backlash to autism program changes

Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod is scheduled to speak at Queen's Park at 10 a.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019: Mary Walsh, Anupam Kher and more

Today on q: Newfoundland actor and comedian Mary Walsh, celebrity behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings, Todd S. Purdum's gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher.
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Election fact checker: Kickoff to the Alberta campaign trail

The leaders of the two major political parties in the Alberta election kicked off their campaigns Tuesday in different parts of the province. NDP Leader Rachel Notley in Calgary and UCP Leader Jason Kenney in Leduc both made varying jabs at each other, citing different policies and figures in their announcements on Tuesday.
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Boost in federal infrastructure fund 'huge' for northern municipalities

The federal government announced this week its gas tax fund would receive a one-time, $2.2 billion boost this year — essentially doubling what's available for infrastructure projects.
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The 'life sentence' of remorse for drivers who cause deadly crashes

The trucker who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is expected to be sentenced to prison this week. But four drivers who also caused fatal collisions say the true punishment is a lifetime of remorse. They share their experiences living with the consequences of their actions.
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Crash cleaves hydro pole, knocks out power for 300 in Winnipeg

Power is out for about 300 customers in Winnipeg after an SUV crashed into a hydro pole.
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Ethiopian Airlines crash captain untrained on 737 Max simulator, pilot colleague says

The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practice on a new simulator for the Boeing 737 Max 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said.
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Erratic U of O driver charged with theft, assault, not giving breath sample

A 36-year-old Ottawa man is facing several charges after Wednesday's hit-and-run spree around the University of Ottawa campus.
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Mayor addresses new developments on 911 call story

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens answers CBC reporter Jason Viau's questions about the request for the OPP to investigate how police handled a 911 call from police chief Al Frederick's home.

Egg producer turns barn into high-tech chicken condos for 31,000 birds

Enriched poultry barn is fully computerized and includes nest boxes, nail files and perches.
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Ontario government announcement LIVE

Minister Lisa MacLeod is expected to announce autism program changes after earlier in the week saying the government was mulling 'enhancements' to the autism program
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MRU cancels speech by ex-Muslim-turned-atheist in light of New Zealand terror attack

Mount Royal University has cancelled a scheduled talk by Armin Navabi, an ex-Muslim who has become an atheist, saying the recent tragic events in New Zealand have had an impact on the community and this wouldn't be the right time.

10 Canadian albums to look forward to in 2019

New year, new music!
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Newest member of Windsor's police board still looking for answers after OPP review

Rino Bortolin has gone through the redacted 14-page report of the OPP review into the WPS investigation of a 911 call from the chief of police's home on Nov. 12, 2018. 
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Mom of 4-year-old Maeve Field hit by runaway car gives emotional thank you message

The mother of a four-year-old girl who was pinned under a runaway car in Hagersville has issued an impassioned thank you message to the community for its support.

China's Sui and Han recapture pairs figure skating world title

Chinese figure skating pair Wenjing Sui and Cong Han recaptured the world title on Thursday in Saitama, Japan.
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When Voice of Fire drew flames of criticism from (some) Canadians

The acquisition of a three-striped painting known as Voice of Fire provided the spark for a controversy in Ottawa three decades ago.

Hardware store fighting plastic bags with old jam jars

In just about every garage or shed, you'll find old jars filled with nails and screws. Now, you'll find the same thing at Home Hardware in Manuels. Customers can grab a jar, free of charge, instead of using a plastic bag.

One man dead in fatal crash near Ayr

Police are on the scene of a fatal collision east of Ayr Thursday morning. One man is dead and another has been taken to hospital with serious injuries, police say.

2 Scarborough families displaced after TTC bus slams into houses

"We're concerned there may be some structural damage to the house," Toronto police Insp. Jim Gotell said.

Rogers Media sells Maclean's, Chatelaine and other magazines to Toronto Life publisher

Rogers Media has struck a deal with the company that publishes Toronto Life to sell the company's seven remaining big consumer magazine brands for an undisclosed sum.

Ryder and Radek see the world: A mother's mission to build her sons' a lasting legacy

Tracy Stark is determined to keep the memory of her sons alive. Ryder and Radek MacDougall were killed just over two years ago by their father. Now, a sticker campaign gives the boys a chance to live on in places they’ll get to never visit.
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Nova Scotia shifts from its hard-no stance on open adoption records

Community Services Minister Kelly Regan says the province will begin consultations about how the province handles adoption records.
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As Humboldt sentencing nears, drivers in deadly crashes reflect on guilt, punishment

The man at the wheel of the truck that killed 13 people on the Humboldt Broncos bus is soon to be sentenced. As the victims’ families wait, we talk to three people about the guilt they carry for deaths that resulted from their driving, and how they were punished.

Cambridge girl, 9, lying on skateboard hit by car in parking lot

A 9-year-old Cambridge girl is recovering after she was hit by a car in a parking lot while riding a skateboard lying down, police say.