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Michelle O'Bonsawin appointed first Indigenous justice on Supreme Court

Michelle O'Bonsawin appointed first Indigenous justice on Supreme Court

She comes to the court after spending five years as a judge at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa
ONTARIO: Thong-wearing protester joins Barrie mayoral race

ONTARIO: Thong-wearing protester joins Barrie mayoral race

Weldon Hachey became a well-known figure in Barrie as the thong-wearing man who participated in provincial protests against lockdown measures over the last two years
BEYOND LOCAL: Ontario sees slow forest fire season a year after record-setting fires

BEYOND LOCAL: Ontario sees slow forest fire season a year after record-setting fires

Ontario is seeing far fewer forest fires this year than the 10-year average, and only a fraction of what it experienced last summer, when fires tore through a record amount of land in the province, according to the provincial government.
CANADA: Sex assault rate in 2021 highest since 1996: Stats Can

CANADA: Sex assault rate in 2021 highest since 1996: Stats Can

There were more than 34,200 reports of sexual assault countrywide in 2021, an 18 per cent increase from 2020
BEYOND LOCAL: Mustard seed shortage sends prices up, curbs supply

BEYOND LOCAL: Mustard seed shortage sends prices up, curbs supply

A drop in the number of acres planted last year in Saskatchewan and Alberta combined with a severe summer drought means crop yields are far lower than usual
Help wanted: where have Canadian workers gone since the pandemic?

Help wanted: where have Canadian workers gone since the pandemic?

Amid a prolonged pandemic, laid-off workers took stock and reassessed their priorities
WORLD: Canadian WWI soldier identified years after death in France

WORLD: Canadian WWI soldier identified years after death in France

David George Parfitt was one of 156 members of the 8th Canadian Infantry Battalion killed in action on Sept. 26, 1916, during the Battle of Thiepval Ridge
Barrie Police uncover new checkerboard look for some cruisers

Barrie Police uncover new checkerboard look for some cruisers

'They need to attract the attention of motorists, but they also need to be able to quickly be identified as a police vehicle,' Barrie police chief says of new design
CANADA: Pope to visit former residential school, Edmonton church

CANADA: Pope to visit former residential school, Edmonton church

Pope Francis expected to issue an apology to Indigenous residential school survivors, families while at the former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site
ONTARIO: 'Insecure load' held onto car roof by bedsheet

ONTARIO: 'Insecure load' held onto car roof by bedsheet

A driver and front passenger clutched the edges of the sheet, which was draped over a mattress, say police