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at 18:14 on March 27, 2015, EDT.

Labour Ministry probing industrial accident that left 2 dead in west-end Toronto

TORONTO - Two people are dead following an industrial accident in west-end Toronto.

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at 16:36 on March 27, 2015, EDT.

Hydro One spending $845M to improve reliability and replace equipment in GTA

TORONTO - Hydro One says it will have invested more than $845 million to improve electricity reliability in Toronto and the GTA by the end of 2018.

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at 15:13 on March 27, 2015, EDT.

Electricity, education and health bosses top Ontario's 2014 sunshine list

TORONTO - Executives in Ontario's electricity, education and health sectors topped the annual sunshine list of public sector employees paid over $100,000 in 2014.

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at 13:34 on March 27, 2015, EDT.

SIU says it's probing injury to woman hit by gunshot in Mississauga incident

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Ontario's police watchdog says it is investigating an injury sustained by a 21-year-old woman who was hit by gunfire during an incident in Mississauga that also left a man dead and two police officers injured.

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at 18:01 on March 26, 2015, EDT.

Undercover cop knew nothing of Rob Ford probe, trial of ex-mayor's friend told

TORONTO - An undercover cop purchased marijuana ostensibly supplied by Alexander (Sandro) Lisi, a friend of Rob Ford's, but was unaware Lisi was part of an extraordinary investigation into the former mayor's "crack video," an Ontario court heard Thursday.

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at 19:52 on March 26, 2015, EDT.

Striking UofT education teaching assistants vote for binding arbitration

TORONTO - University of Toronto education workers have voted to end their nearly month-long strike through binding arbitration and return to work.

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at 18:10 on March 26, 2015, EDT.

Manitoba judge, ex-federal minister Vic Toews fighting $17K late-rent order

OTTAWA - Manitoba judge and former Conservative cabinet minister Vic Toews was to have his wages garnisheed earlier this year in order to settle a dispute with an Ottawa-area landlord.

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at 18:07 on March 26, 2015, EDT.

Toronto man who kidnapped, sexually assaulted young girl sentenced to 7 years

TORONTO - A "troubled" man who snatched a sleeping five-year-old girl from her bed and sexually assaulted her in a neighbour's yard violated her sense of security "in the most vile way," an Ontario judge found Thursday in sentencing him to seven years in prison.

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at 16:26 on March 26, 2015, EDT.

York Region police officer pleads guilty in insurance fraud case

BRADFORD, Ont. - A York Regional Police officer has pleaded guilty in an insurance fraud case.

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at 15:47 on March 26, 2015, EDT.

OPP release identity of third person killed in small plane crash near Sudbury

SUDBURY, Ont. - Ontario's provincial police have released the identity of the third person killed last week in the crash of a small plane south of Sudbury.

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at 15:42 on March 26, 2015, EDT.

Ontario launches review of solitary confinement policies

TORONTO - Ontario is launching a review of the solitary confinement policy in provincial jails.

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at 14:51 on March 26, 2015, EDT.

Hydro rate increases expected for most Ontario households due to program changes

TORONTO - Electricity bills for most Ontario households will increase an average of $137 next year because of changes to Liberal government programs, but there will be a new rebate plan for low-income families.

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