Ontario News

The Ontario News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. On September 15, 2021, Raynald Griffith-Cochrane, an inmate from Warkworth Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  2. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from September 13th to September 19th from 7 pm to 6 am following the cancellation of a planned closure as part of the structural steel replacement project.
  3. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users of lane reductions on the Des Joachims Bridge for maintenance work
  4. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane reduction on the Des Allumettes Bridge for maintenance work.
  5. On September 3, 2021 at approximately 9:25 pm, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Bath Institution, a medium-security facility.
  6. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations in Ontario are wrapping up their seasonal maritime search and rescue service.
  7. On August 31, 2021, S L Dried Seafood Co. Ltd. and Wang Cheung, store manager, were sentenced to pay fines of $60,000 and $5,000 respectively after pleading guilty in the Newmarket Ontario Court of Justice to unlawfully importing protected shark species without a permit from the country of export.
  8. Kingston, Ontario, August 27, 2021 — Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users of short-duration delays on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  9. On August 24, 2021, Irving Mingo, an inmate from Millhaven Institution’s Regional Treatment Centre, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  10. Kingston, Ontario, August 26, 2021 — Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users of short-duration delays on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  11. As a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages of contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Warkworth Institution, a medium security facility. The seizures are related to two separate incidents, which occurred within 24 hours.
  12. On August 20, 2021, Gaetan Cote, an inmate from Beaver Creek Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  13. Today, Sven Spengemann, Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Lakeshore, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honorable Nina Tangri, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga—Streetsville, on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Billy Pang, Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham—Unionville announced joint funding for three culture and recreation infrastructure projects in the GTHA and Central Ontario.
  14. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support three culture and recreation projects in the GTHA and Central Ontario.
  15. Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Member of Parliament for Ajax, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors; Francesco Sorbara, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Vaughan–Woodbridge; Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket–Aurora; the Honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ajax, on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Christine Elliott, Ontario’s Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Member of Provincial Parliament for Newmarket–Aurora; the Honourable Michael Tibollo, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Member of Provincial Paliament for Vaughan–Woodbridge; the Honourable Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education and Member of Provincial Parliament for King–Vaughan; and Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced funding for two community infrastructure projects in York Region and Ajax.
  16. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) - Southern Ontario Region and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Border Integrity Team are committed to safeguarding our country and keeping contraband goods, such as narcotics, from reaching our communities.
  17. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support six community and recreation projects in Central and Northern Ontario.
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an immense strain on retail-oriented main street businesses and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) over the past 16 months.
  19. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support 14 infrastructure projects in Toronto.
  20. Federal funding through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program will support five projects, including recreation, community, and cultural facility improvements across Canada.
  21. Today, Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, Ontario’s President of the Treasury Board, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Amarjot Sandhu, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West; and Nando Iannicca, Regional Chair of the Region of Peel, announced joint funding to improve ventilation at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton.
  22. The safety of mariners is one of the Canadian Coast Guard’s top priorities. We work alongside domestic and international partners to provide effective search and rescue services in the Great Lakes.
  23. FedDev Ontario invests over $23 million to bring people back to southern Ontario’s main streets, supporting recovery of almost 5,000 local businesses and protecting more than 3,000 jobs
  24. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced funding for projects across Ontario to operate safe voluntary isolation sites. The funding will support the following four projects: the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board for sites in Timmins, Cochrane, Hearst, Kapuskasing and Moosonee; the County of Hastings for a site in Belleville; the Kenora District Services Board for sites in Kenora and Sioux Lookout; and the City of Hamilton.
  25. The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.2 million towards these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $323,000 toward these projects.
  26. This notice is to inform all mariners about temporary vessel traffic restrictions during an expected increase in the number of people using the St. Clair River in an event known as the Port Huron Float Down on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
  27. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in new initiatives to support and promote mental health in Ontario’s farming and rural communities.
  28. Today, Jennifer O’Connell, Member of Parliament for Pickering—Uxbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Mark Holland, Member of Parliament for Ajax; Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby; the Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance and Member of Provincial Parliament for Pickering-Uxbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; the Honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ajax; Lorne Coe, Ontario’s Chief Government Whip and Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby; and John Henry, Regional Municipality of Durham’s Chair and Chief Executive Officer, announced joint funding for the construction of dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure in the City of Pickering.
  29. Through the Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF), the Government of Canada continues to provide support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations to prevent, prepare, and respond to COVID-19.
  30. The location and confirmation of burials and unmarked graves of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children at former residential school sites across Canada are tragic reminders of the mistreatment of Indigenous children.
  31. Minister Anand to visit vaccine clinic in Brampton, Ontario
  32. FedDev Ontario to announce support for high-growth tech companies across southern Ontario
  33. Entanglements in fishing gear can pose serious harm to whales and other marine mammals. They can impact the animal’s ability to swim, eat, and reproduce, and they can be fatal. That is why the Government of Canada is working to prevent these entanglement risks from occurring, including by requiring all non-tended, fixed-gear fisheries in Atlantic Canada and Quebec to use whalesafe gear by the beginning of the 2023 fishing seasons.
  34. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in Hamilton.
  35. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists of a full closure of the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  36. This is why today, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for King–Vaughan, announced a $5-million FedDev Ontario investment in the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) to support Project Arrow, the automotive industry’s first Canadian-made, zero-emission concept vehicle. This announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
  37. Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe access to waterways. With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in the fishing sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours.
  38. Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister responsible for FedNor, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced the creation of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, better known as FedNor. FedNor, which previously operated as an initiative of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, will now function as a standalone agency for economic development in Northern Ontario.
  39. FedDev Ontario to announce support for first-of-its-kind innovative automotive industry project
  40. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists of a lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  41. Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important announcement for Windsor-Essex.
  42. That is why today, Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, along with Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, and Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre announced a $10 million investment from FedDev Ontario for the University of Waterloo, in partnership with Western University, the City of Kitchener and Medical Innovation Xchange, to establish a health tech innovation hub in the region with partnerships across southwestern Ontario
  43. Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for FedNor, will make a historic announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s Budget 2021 commitment to make FedNor a standalone regional development agency for Northern Ontario. The announcement will be made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor.
  44. Government of Canada working with the city of Windsor to explore the potential of a national urban park in Windsor.
  45. Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, and Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, and on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in Kitchener.
  46. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our Internet connections, making access to fast and reliable Internet service even more critical. For too long, many rural Canadians have lacked access to high-speed Internet, impacting their ability to work, learn and keep in touch with family and friends.
  47. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our Internet connections, making access to fast and reliable Internet service even more critical. For too long, many rural Canadians have lacked access to high-speed Internet, impacting their ability to work, learn and keep in touch with family and friends.
  48. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our Internet connections, making access to fast and reliable Internet service even more critical. For too long, many rural Canadians have lacked access to high-speed Internet, impacting their ability to work, learn and keep in touch with family and friends. The pandemic has made addressing this divide even more urgent. That’s why the governments of Canada and Ontario are accelerating their investments in broadband infrastructure.
  49. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our Internet connections, making access to fast and reliable Internet service even more critical. For too long, many rural Canadians have lacked access to high-speed Internet, impacting their ability to work, learn and keep in touch with family and friends.
  50. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our Internet connections, making access to fast and reliable Internet service even more critical. For too long, many rural Canadians have lacked access to high-speed Internet, impacting their ability to work, learn and keep in touch with family and friends.