Ontario convenience stores to begin selling beer, wine, canned cocktails

Ontario residents will be able to pick up a couple of cold ones at their local convenience store in the near future.  An announcement from the Ford government this month reveals that beer, wine, ...

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Ontario’s minimum wage will increase this year

Ontario’s minimum wage is set to see an increase later this year, benefitting nearly a million people in the province’s workforce.  The minimum wage is getting a bump as of October 1st, 2023, inc...

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Canada’s federal minimum wage is increasing April 1st

The federal minimum wage in Canada is getting a bit of a boost beginning April 1st, 2023.  According to a release from the Government of Canada, the federal minimum wage is set to increase from $15.5...

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NDP’s Sarah Jama wins Hamilton Centre in byelection

Hamilton Centre will stay orange as NDP candidate Sarah Jama wins the city’s byelection, becoming the next member of provincial parliament (MPP).  28-year-old Jama is a major human rights and disab...

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Justin Trudeau visited Hamilton soup spot The Burnt Tongue

If you were eating lunch at Locke Street soup spot The Burnt Tongue in Hamilton on Monday afternoon, you might’ve had an unexpected run-in with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  That’s because Trud...

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Single-use plastics officially banned in Canada

Canada’s ban on harmful single-use plastics has officially gone into effect. As of December 20th, 2022, the federal government has banned the manufacturing and import of select single-use plastic it...

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Ontario urges public to wear a mask amid paediatric health crisis

Ontario’s medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, is urging Ontarians to mask up in indoor public spaces amid intense pressures on the province’s healthcare system, particularly paediatric ca...

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Construction set to begin for Hamilton’s Confederation GO Station

At long last, construction is beginning on Hamilton’s forthcoming Confederation GO Station. The Ontario government has announced the start of constructing this new Hamilton transit centre, which wil...

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Ontario’s minimum wage officially increases

Ontario’s minimum wage increase officially went into effect on October 1st, 2022, giving minimum wage earners a 50 cent increase to their hourly rate of pay. This comes after the provincial governme...

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Hamilton awarded $4M in federal dollars to help prevent youth gun violence

The City of Hamilton is receiving $4 million from the federal government to help combat gun and gang violence in the city. It’s part of the Government of Canada’s $250 million Building Safer Commu...

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