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Recent articles by Kristin:

Ontario’s main parties are pledging to restore Northlander train service. Voters are worried they may be taken for a ride — again

Even a decade later, feelings about the loss of the 110-year-old rail link are still raw. → Read More

From health care to high gas prices — what’s of concern in the north

‘It’s impossible to live in northern Ontario and have something positive to say about the health-care system’ → Read More

Doug Ford promises to build roads and restore rail in northern Ontario

Two of the three party leaders were out campaigning on Sunday, with Doug Ford in the north talking roads and railways, and Andrea Horwath having a Mother’s Day brunch in Cambridge. → Read More

NDP leader Andrea Horwath kicks off her campaign: ‘A lot at stake in this election’

In the 2018 election, the NDP won 40 of the legislature’s 124 seats, becoming the official opposition to Ford. → Read More

Want to run in the Ontario election? Dozens of ridings still need candidates

Ontario Liberals, NDP, Greens still confirming candidates in dozens of ridings across province → Read More

Ontario launches pilot project to build schools faster

The Ontario government is piloting a rapid construction program to get schools built faster, particularly in areas with growing enrolment. → Read More

Ford government ‘has lost our support,’ OPSEU president says

The new president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union has come out swinging against the Ford government, saying it has “let us down for the last time,” while urging the repeal of the province’s wage-cap bill, among others. → Read More

No plans for another Ford to run for Toronto city council, premier says

Premier Doug Ford says there are no plans for any of his family members to run for Toronto city council to replace his nephew Michael Ford — but he won’t rule it out. → Read More

Toronto Centre MPP Suze Morrison won’t seek re-election

New Democrat MPP Suze Morrison has decided not to run for re-election, citing health concerns. → Read More

Wear COVID-19 masks in the change room, Ontario youth hockey players told

Youth hockey players must wear masks in dressing rooms and coaches also need to don them on the bench until the end of the season to help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Hockey Federation has announced. → Read More

With sky-high gas prices, it’s time to cut transit fares, says Ontario’s Green party

As gas prices continue to rise, the Ontario government needs to cut public transit fares in half across the province, the Green Party of Ontario says. → Read More

Ontario revamps science, technology curriculum for elementary students

Education Minister Stephen Lecce also unveils ‘destreamed’ lessons for high school students. → Read More

Ontario pledges $30M to help kids sports recover from COVID-19

Sport Minister Lisa MacLeod says the sector has been hit hard by the pandemic. → Read More

Hockey, basketball return to Ontario schools

High-contact sports are now allowed for all students, and are gradually being brought back, more than a week after approval by Ontario’s top doctor. → Read More

Standardized testing in Grades 3 and 6 to resume in Ontario

Ontario is going to resume standardized testing in Grades 3 and 6 this year to pinpoint where kids have fallen behind during the pandemic and come up with a plan to help them catch up. → Read More

Ontario deficit now projected at $13.1B

Higher than expected revenues have led Ontario to project a deficit of $13.1 billion this fiscal year, which is $8.4 billion lower than expected, Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy says. → Read More

Ontario moving up reopening dates, vaccine passports gone as of March 1

Cabinet met early Monday morning to discuss easing the COVID-19 restrictions. → Read More

Fines, jail time, loss of licences possible for defiant protesters under state of emergency

The Ontario cabinet hammered out details of emergency declaration in Saturday morning session. → Read More

Ontario reconsiders timelines for loosening COVID-19 restrictions

Ontario is looking to move up timelines for reopening and discussions are under way about changes to masking rules and vaccination passports. → Read More

Ontario set to end restrictions on school extracurricular activities

The province’s chief medical officer of health will announce the new measures for schools at his Thursday news conference. → Read More