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  1. Autism flag raising in BracebridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 5 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Deputy Mayor Rick Maloney met up with a group of advocates to raise the Autism Ontario flag at town hall. Maloney, students, parents, teachers and supporters gathered in front of the Town of Bracebridge municipal building on April 3 to raise the flag recognizing World Autism Awareness Day.


  2. Ontario creating assisted dying access serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 2 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Ontario is setting up a new service for people seeking medically assisted death that will allow them to reach out for help directly, bypassing health-care providers who object to assisted suicide on conscience grounds. Health Minister Eric Hoskins says a "care co-ordination service" for medically assisted death will be up and running as early as May. The service will allow patients to contact central staff who will connect them with health-care providers prepared to handle requests for a medically assisted death.


  3. Polling a key tool in Ontario's PR war with doctorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 29 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Newly released data suggests polling has played a major role in the Ontario government's efforts to sway public opinion in the ongoing battle with the province's doctors, who have been without a physician services agreement for three years. After the Liberal government imposed some fee cuts in 2015, doctors waged a social media and advertising campaign - the effects of which were closely monitored by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.


  4. MPP Miller calls on Wynne to reinstate auditor general's powers on partisan adsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 28 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    QUEEN'S PARK On Monday during Question Period, Norm Miller, MPP for Parry SoundMuskoka, asked the premier how the government can be running ads that the auditor general says would not have been permitted two years ago. In light of the government's hydro ads, which the auditor general has described as "conveying a positive impression of the current government," Miller and Caledon-Dufferin MPP Sylvia Jones questioned the premier about the 2015 changes to the Government Advertising Act and asked that she reinstate the auditor's powers to block partisan ads.


  5. Student fined $25,000 in privacy breachRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    An Ontario student has been fined $25,000 for accessing personal health information, which provincial officials say is the highest penalty of its kind ever in Canada. The Information and Privacy Commissioner's office says the masters of social work student was on an educational placement with a family health team in Central Huron when she accessed the information without authorization.


  6. NDP calls for Ontario hydro bill on MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling on the Liberal government to table legislation for its hydro bill reduction plan on Monday. The legislature is not sitting this week for March Break, but Horwath says Ontarians need to see the details as soon as possible, so the plan should be tabled on the next sitting day.


  7. NDP announces plan to cut hydro ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Ontario's NDP is proposing a host of changes to the energy system that they say could save ratepayers up to 30 per cent on their hydro bills. The party wants to see mandatory time-of-use pricing eliminated, saying it hasn't reduced peak demand by as much as the government intended, and is an added stressor for Ontarians.


  8. Ontario legislature resumes TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    When the Ontario legislature returns Tuesday from its winter break, rising hydro rates will be top of mind, as will winter hydro disconnections and the further sale of Hydro One. There are indeed other pressing issues in the province, and in the near future the Liberal government will present its first balanced budget in years, but there is no bigger topic in Ontario politics right now than hydro.


  9. Snowmobile collisions, fatalities mount over Family Day weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2017 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    OPP Central Region Traffic Management and the Snowmobile All Terrain Vessel Enforcement team strongly suggest to all snowmobile operators to follow the following tips: Never operate while under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs! Remember NO ICE IS SAFE ICE! Conditions change due to several factors. What was safe last week may not be safe this week.


  10. Toronto mayor tells province: tolls or cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Premier Kathleen Wynne is set to deny the Toronto mayor's request for the ability to impose tolls on two major commuter highways, The Canadian Press has learned. An official with knowledge of the decision but who wasn't authorized to speak about it on the record said that it's about "affordability."


  11. Letters to O'Leary: more Liberals fire backRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    The Ontario Liberal government is blitzing federal Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary with a series of fact-check open letters, which a political pundit said could be part of an electoral long game. McMaster University political science professor Henry Jacek said the Liberals know that going after O'Leary will appeal to their potential voters.


  12. Ontario to fund Toronto safe injection sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Ontario is committing to fund three supervised injection sites in Toronto at an estimated annual cost of $1.6 million and about $400,000 to create the spaces. Toronto city council approved the supervised injection sites at existing downtown health-care facilities this summer, and six months later the province has confirmed its support.


  13. Add CommentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2017 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Ontario cap-and-trade: Ontarians should immediately start feeling the effects of the Liberal government's ambitious cap-and-trade program, which came into effect Jan. 1. The plan, which is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 15 per cent below 1990 levels within four years, will drive the price of gasoline up 4.3 cents per litre and increase the cost of home heating by up to $6.70 a month. Drywall duty ruling: The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is scheduled to rule Wednesday on whether imports of drywall or gypsum board from the U.S. have injured or threaten to injure the western Canadian industry, with reasons for the decision to follow 15 days later.


  14. Ontario tightens fundraising rules for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    The new year brings new restrictive fundraising rules for Ontario politicians as preparations for the general election in 18 months kick into high gear and each party deals with its own unique challenges. The Liberals spent much of 2016 under fire for what the opposition called cash-for-access fundraisers where lobbyists looking for government business forked over up to $10,000 for face time with the premier and cabinet ministers.


  15. First ministers: some of what was saidRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    First ministers emerged from a day-long summit Friday hailing a pan-Canadian agreement on climate change. Saskatchewan's Brad Wall flatly refused to sign on while Manitoba's Brian Pallister withheld his signature to protest the lack of a deal on health care funding.


  16. Free Math help available to Ontario studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Justin Brown and Sierra Woodward, Grade 9 students at Wellington Heights Secondary School, checking out the TVO Homework Help website. There is help available for Ontario students in Grades 7-10 online by real Ontario Math teachers that is both anonymous and, more importantly, free to parents.


  17. Food bank users unable to afford hydro: groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Ontario food banks say they are seeing an increase in clients unable to afford the rising cost of hydro bills, which is having a "devastating impact" on the lives of low-income Ontarians. The association representing Ontario's food banks, which serve 335,000 adults and children each month, is calling on the Liberal government to boost hydro assistance, particularly for the most impoverished families.


  18. Ontarians' carbon footprint still - dangerously large,' warns environmental commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe also said proceeds from cap-and-trade should not be used to subsidize electricity rates because there's "no evidence that this subsidy will reduce emissions."


  19. First-time home buyers to get $4,000 land transfer rebateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Sousa used Monday's fall economic statement to announce the tax break for eligible purchasers is being doubled from $2,000. "Purchasing your very first home is one of the most exciting decisions in a young person's life, but many are worried about how they will be able to afford their first condo or house," the treasurer told the Legislature.


  20. Nearly all Ontarians want hydro relief: pollRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2016 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    The month before Ontario's Liberal government announced a rebate on electricity bills, internal polling suggested that a whopping 94 per cent of residents were eager for price relief. Polling commissioned by the government and obtained by The Canadian Press through a freedom-of-information request shows steadily increasing concern among Ontarians about their hydro rates in the months ahead of the Liberals' pledge to take eight per cent off bills.


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