Ontario News

The Ontario News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. The Government of Canada is investing over $5.87 million through the Green and Inclusive Community Building (GICB) program to support three recreational and community centre retrofit projects across the City of Markham, Ontario. In addition, the Government of Canada is also supporting the Mount Joy Community Centre through an investment of more than $590,000 through the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF). The City of Markham is contributing more than $1.55 million towards these three projects.
  2. — Community centres in Markham will get retrofits to assist the City in reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government and City of Markham will invest more than $6.4 million and $1.5 million, respectively, towards energy efficient upgrades for the Mount Joy Community Centre, Thornhill Community Centre, and the RJ Clatworthy Arena.
  3. FedDev Ontario invests nearly $2.4 million to help three innovative food companies scale up and create 56 skilled jobs
  4. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Iqwinder Gaheer, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton, announced a total investment of nearly $2.4 million for three innovative food manufacturers to seize new opportunities for growth and create 56 jobs.
  5. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Markham—Thornhill; the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Member of Parliament for Markham—Stouffville; and His Worship Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of the City of Markham.
  6. Government of Canada invests over $5.4 million to support Indigenous economic development
  7. Backgrounder: Five Indigenous-led organizations receive over $5.4 million to grow and create jobs across southern Ontario
  8. The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents in Thessalon, Ontario that the CCGS Samuel Risley will carry out icebreaking operations in the area on or around February 18, 2024.
  9. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work.
  10. As a result of an investigation by Fishery Officers with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), an individual from the Belleville, Ontario area was recently sentenced in the Ontario Court of Justice for violations of the Fisheries Act.
  11. On February 12, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  12. On February 7, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  13. Canada and Ontario investing $13 million to support upgrades in the meat processing sector
  14. Between February 1-4, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  15. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work.
  16. On February 4, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  17. On February 4, 2024, Taran Morrison, an inmate at Millhaven Institution, died while in our custody.
  18. Canada and Ontario doubling investment to help the sector develop new markets
  19. On February 1, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  20. FedDev Ontario invests over $3.5 million for Fero International Inc. to bring its cost-effective, hospital-grade modular medical infrastructure to market and create 50 jobs
  21. Between January 29-30, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  22. From February 6 to 9, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will visit Ottawa, Regina and Moose Jaw to talk about the Artemis II mission, during which he will become the first Canadian to fly around the Moon. Jenni Gibbons, the Canadian backup astronaut for Artemis II, will accompany Jeremy at the Ottawa events.
  23. The Government of Canada announces federal support to prevent crime and combat auto theft in Ontario.
  24. On January 26, 2024, an inmate was the victim of an assault at Millhaven Institution, a maximum-security federal institution.
  25. On January 26, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  26. Today, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that the Domestic Lane at the Cornwall port of entry has been made permanent following a successful two-year pilot project.
  27. Between January 26 and 28, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  28. Grand River Transit is getting eleven, fully electric, 40-foot buses – and new charging units – after a combined investment of more than $15.1 million in two projects from the federal and provincial governments, along with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.
  29. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities; Jess Dixon, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener South–Hespeler, on behalf of the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation; and Karen Redman, Regional Chair, Region of Waterloo.
  30. On January 23, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  31. Ryan Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and MP for Whitby, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and Scott Pearce, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced an investment of $9.3 million ($1,226,080 in grants and $8,173,910 in loans) through the Green Municipal Fund to construct a new net-zero fire station in the City of Peterborough, Ontario.
  32. Canada’s workforce needs more skilled trade workers. Demographic shifts and high retirement rates are fueling demand and an ever-growing need to recruit and train thousands more Canadians in the skilled trades.
  33. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities announced a federal investment of nearly $6 million for twelve projects under the Research and Knowledge Initiative’s first call for proposals. Through this initiative, the federal government is providing funding to eligible applicants for research projects that tackle housing and infrastructure challenges in our communities.
  34. Ryan Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will make a funding announcement for new construction in Peterborough. Media availability will follow.
  35. Over the last two weeks, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  36. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will announce funding for the skilled trades in Windsor, Ontario, to improve the participation of women apprentices and apprentices from other equity-deserving groups facing barriers in the Red Seal trades.
  37. Ryan Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will make a funding announcement for new construction in Peterborough. Media availability will follow.
  38. Investments by the governments of Canada and Ontario through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) are resulting in over $16 million worth of energy cost savings projects to help food processing businesses increase energy efficiency and lower their costs.
  39. The home of the Kingston Native Centre and Language Nest (KNCLN), a city-owned heritage property, will be retrofitted after an investment of nearly $2.4 million from the federal government. The City of Kingston is contributing $636,854.
  40. On January 17, 2024, Christopher Jacobs, an inmate in the Assessment Unit at Joyceville Institution, died while in our custody.
  41. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $8 million, through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), to create or increase processing efficiencies and enhance food safety in the province's dairy processing sector.
  42. Now more than ever, communities are experiencing the impacts of climate events. Preparing Canada’s communities – including the infrastructure that supports them – for these events is critical to keeping Canadians safe, protecting local businesses, and supporting a strong economy.
  43. FedDev Ontario invests $15 million to continue to attract people to southern Ontario’s communities, support up to 3,200 local businesses and organizations with up to 5,750 jobs
  44. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will announce investments to support food security across Canada. He will be joined by Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga
  45. On January 13, 2024, Stephen Beszterczey, an inmate from Bath Institution, died while in our custody.
  46. On January 11, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Beaver Creek Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  47. $4.5 million for next phase of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, supporting 30 technology companies while creating and maintaining over 170 jobs in southern Ontario
  48. FedDev Ontario investment of $2.5 million for BECC Modular to manufacture up to 2,200 modular structures per year and create 35 jobs
  49. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of main street businesses across southern Ontario.
  50. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced a federal investment of more than $6.8 million to prevent gun crime and gang violence in Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil, Timmins and Brantford.