Ontario News

The Ontario News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund eleven projects submitted by local organizations in Ontario under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).
  2. Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard advises the public that an Environmental Response exercise will be conducted on the St. Clair River, near Walpole Island, Ontario, on May 17, 2022.
  3. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat stations on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay and St. Lawrence River are now open.
  4. On May 12, 2022, John White, an inmate from Bath Institution’s Regional Treatment Centre died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  5. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the Des Allumettes Bridge for repair work.
  6. On April 23, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Collins Bay Institution, a federal multi-level security institution.
  7. Rural communities to benefit from increased connectivity to high-speed Internet
  8. Government of Canada invests to bring high-speed Internet access to more rural households in Ontario
  9. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, highlighted the impact of FedNor investments made during the last quarter that are expected to create up to 758 jobs in Northern Ontario. During the period of January 1 to March 31, 2022, FedNor invested over $19 million in 55 strategic initiatives led by local businesses, organizations and communities across Northern Ontario.
  10. Today, Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $250,000 investment in Alectra Energy Services to install 50 Level 2 EV chargers across St. Catharines, Barrie and Markham.
  11. Guelph and Wellington County to receive over $2.6 million to support community infrastructure and tourism industry
  12. Today, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, the Ontario Minister of Indigenous Affairs, the Honourable Greg Rickford, and the Ontario Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, announced funding to maintain essential air access for remote communities in Ontario, including First Nation communities.
  13. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support 12 community and recreation infrastructure projects across Ontario.
  14. On April 27, 2022, at about 5:40 p.m, an inmate was assaulted at Millhaven Institution, a maximum security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.
  15. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates at Grand Valley Institution for Women, in Ontario, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize the spread of the virus within the institution.
  16. Government of Canada to announce support for green innovators across southwestern Ontario
  17. Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Rory Nisan, Member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Councillor at the Regional Municipality of Halton, announced today a $3.4-million investment through the Community Efficiency Financing initiative to implement a home energy retrofit financing program in the Regional Municipality of Durham. The funding will go toward implementing the new Durham Greener Homes Program.
  18. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $5-million investment to fully fund the Deep Retrofit Challenge, which will enable energy efficiency in buildings across the City of Toronto. Approximately 10–16 deep energy retrofit projects will be supported in multi-unit residential and commercial buildings, such as the installation of heat pumps in mid-rise apartments. The Deep Retrofit Challenge will reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent in each sub-project, improve the quality of living for residents and contribute to the nationwide development of new and retrofitted green buildings.
  19. Minister O’Regan will address the Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) Annual Conference in Ottawa
  20. From April 18 to 22, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Beaver Creek Institution, a federal multi-level security institution.
  21. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, along with Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Rainy River, highlighted more than $163 million in combined federal and provincial funding for seven projects to bring high-speed Internet access to 7,772 households in rural Ontario, as well as in First Nations communities.
  22. On April 21, 2022, an inmate from Millhaven Institution’s Regional Treatment Centre died while in our custody following a serious assault. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) cannot share the individual’s name in order to comply with a court-ordered publication ban.
  23. Today, Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands and Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (Senate), on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, highlighted more than $96 million in combined federal and provincial funding for five projects to bring high-speed Internet access to 22,546 households in rural and First Nations communities in Ontario.
  24. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the Des Allumettes Bridge for maintenance work.
  25. Households in rural communities to benefit from the funding to increase access to high-speed Internet
  26. Today, Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener¬–Conestoga, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, highlighted more than $15 million in combined federal and provincial funding for four projects to bring high-speed Internet access to 1,948 households in rural Ontario.
  27. FedDev Ontario invests over $5.7 million in Canvass Analytics Inc. to expand and create 45 jobs
  28. Minister Ien launches Canada Summer Jobs hiring season
  29. FedDev Ontario supports nine projects across Windsor-Essex to fuel community revitalization and create conditions for local economies to rebound.
  30. The Great Lakes are critically important to Canadians, to our environment, and to our economy. Through Budget 2022: A plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada is making strategic investments to protect our freshwater fishery resources, the economies, and people who rely upon them.
  31. Households in rural and First Nation communities to benefit from the funding to increase access to high-speed Internet
  32. On April 19, 2022, William Gordon Fell, an inmate from Bath Institution’s Regional Treatment Centre, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  33. Windsor-Essex is a well-known leader and innovator in the manufacturing sector from traditional and innovative automotive parts, to agricultural solutions and beyond.
  34. Government of Canada to announce support for woman-led tech company in Toronto
  35. Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, is the government’s plan to help Canadians move forward, and a critical part of this includes smart investments to strengthen and diversify the economy.
  36. Port Colborne, Ontario – Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, will be joined by Canadian Commissioner of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Jim McKane to make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.
  37. Rechie Valdez, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville, on behalf of the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an announcement in support of a Mississauga-based manufacturer.
  38. On April 12, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Bath Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  39. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, will make an important funding announcement supporting long-term care in Ontario.
  40. Government of Canada to announce support for community revitalization across Windsor-Essex region
  41. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  42. The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of a local manufacturing company. The Minister will be joined by Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh.
  43. Canada’s nuclear regulator invites media to the public Commission hearing for SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc. SRBT has applied to renew its Class IB nuclear substance processing facility operating licence for a period of 15 years.
  44. On April 19, 2022, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced more than $56 million in new combined federal and provincial funding for six projects to bring high-speed Internet access to that following communities in northern and southwestern Ontario, including several First Nation communities.
  45. Over 6,500 households in rural and First Nation communities to benefit from the funding to increase access to high-speed Internet
  46. Minister Khera highlights Government of Canada Budget 2022 investments in Good Jobs, Clean Air and a Strong Economy
  47. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Kitchener-Waterloo to highlight Budget 2022 funding that invests in affordable housing and benefits for seniors and strategies to ensure a more affordable life for all Canadians. The Minister will be accompanied by Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga.
  48. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  49. The Honourable Patty Hadju, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, will make an announcement about improving high-speed Internet access.
  50. Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding will support 144 water infrastructure projects in Ontario.