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Ontario government to inspect animal captivity law News, Uncategorized

By Sarah MacDonald Marineland and other animal facilities will be inspected more thoroughly following an announcement Wednesday of tougher regulations over marine animals in captivity. Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur announced in a press conference a three-point plan to strengthen regulations. The proposed plan will amend the current Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty

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MPP’s post traumatic stress bill gets mixed response News

By Andrew Schopp Reaction continued Thursday to a move by New Democrat MPP Cheri DiNovo to get aid faster to first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. DiNovo introduced her bill in the legislature last week — the third time she’s done that. Currently, police officers, firefighters and paramedics must prove they developed the illness

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Toronto police launch 911 campaign News

Toronto police are hoping to cut down on accidental 911 calls. COURTESY TORONTO POLICE. By Andrew Millichamp Toronto Police said this week that they are dealing with too many accidental 911 calls from the workplace. According to police, over 116,000 misdialed 911 calls were placed in 2011 alone with over 20 per cent coming from

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Pan Am, Parapan Am Games break ground in Markham News

By Katherine Ward Canadian athletes and government officials gathered north of Toronto Tuesday, to officially break ground on the new Markham Pan Am and Parapan Am Centre. The facility will be equipped to host high-level competitions for water polo, badminton and table tennis sporting events at the 2015 games. Elements of its 15,000 square metre

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