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Ontario’s other canal: the Trent-Severn Waterway

Aug 6, 2018

Rivers, lakes and locks

There’s a shortcut across Ontario by boat. The Trent-Severn Waterway crosses south-central Ontario, connecting the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. The 240 mile/388-kilometer waterway goes from Trenton north along the Trent River to Rice Lake, then it follows the Otonabee River and the Kawartha Lakes into the Talbot River to Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching. Then, the waterway follows the Severn River through the southern part of the Muskoka District before it reaches Georgian Bay at Port Severn.

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The United States and Canada have nearly 4,000 miles of border, spanning from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans.  And Canada's consul-general believes the two longtime friendly nations can work out the trade and immigration issues fueling the current spat between the nations' leaders.

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In Ontario, the newly-elected government of Conservative premier Doug Ford has moved quickly to dismantle policies and programs supported by the previous government. In political terms, those changes are coming at a breakneck pace, and with some predictable fallout. Some of the changes have come as a surprise to critics and supporters alike.


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An Ontario court has decided a divorced woman can keep a frozen embryo she and her ex-husband had bought and can use it to impregnate herself.

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Canadian travelers to the United States could have another concern when it comes to cannabis. They are already asked if they’ve ever used marijuana. Now, new questions have focused on whether they have ever invested in American pot companies.


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Toronto Mayor John Tory says the thousands of people who have returned to the streets of Greektown shows the resilience of the neighborhood.

The Mexican border has been getting all of the attention when it comes to immigration, but there's increasing concern over the growing number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the northern border with Canada.

You don't have to look very far on social media to see misinformation about refugees or the vetting process for entering the United States. WNED | WBFO wants to help clear that up.

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Firefighters were battling 55 forest fires as of late Monday in northeast Ontario, of which 21 were not yet under control.

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Police said the name of the man suspected of shooting into a crowd on a Toronto street Sunday night, killing two people and injuring 13 others, was Faisal Hussain. Police have not suggested a motive for the attack.

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit said its officials spoke with the 29-year-old man's family to confirm the identity, and an autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday.

125 years of Ontario provincial parks

Jul 21, 2018
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Ontario is celebrating some of its most treasured outdoor places. It is the 125th anniversary of the provincial park system.

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Toronto is again facing a crisis over gun violence. There have been more than 200 shootings this year alone, leading to more than two dozen deaths. Now, the city is rolling out a strategy to deal with the issue.


President Trump has railed against Canada for taking advantage of the U.S. when it comes to trade. A particular point of criticism is the dairy industry. Canada slaps steep tariffs on imports of milk, cheese and butter from the U.S., something Trump has called a "disgrace."

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Some fresh video has surfaced of a fast spreading fire that damaged more than 30 vehicles in a hayfield in Niagara-on-the-Lake Sunday.

A fire in a hayfield being used as a festival overflow parking lot in Niagara-on-the-Lake has caused more than one-million dollars in damage.

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Canada’s largest city has achieved the dubious recognition of not only being the worst city in the country for commuting, but the sixth worst in the world, even surpassing known commuting nightmares like New York City and Los Angeles.


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A federal judge has approved a landmark deal to compensate members of the Canadian military and other agencies who were investigated and sometimes fired because of their sexual orientation between 1955 and 1996.

In the spring of 2014, Eric Abramovitz got the opportunity of a lifetime.

He just didn't know it.

Abramovitz was the victim of a deception that a Canadian judge called "despicable," as he granted Abramovitz $350,000 Canadian dollars (more than $260,000 U.S.) in damages.

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Ontario voters have elected a majority Progressive Conservative government and Doug Ford will be their next premier. His party captured 76 seats, but only needed 63 to form a majority government.


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Once upon a time, the nearing end of the school year and the arrival of warm weather brought ambitions of heading off to Crystal Beach, by the Crystal Beach boat or hitchhiking or just driving to the Ontario shore. As author Erno Rossie presented Wednesday evening, the name is still there and so are the memories.

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Residents of Ontario go to the polls Thursday for a provincial election. The month-long campaign has been full of twists and turns, the biggest coming from Liberal party leader and premier Kathleen Wynne.


Niagara Regional Police are asking for the public's help after a boy's body was recovered from the Welland Recreational Waterway.

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Police in Stratford, ON, say all buildings at the Stratford Festival have been turned back over to staff following a bomb threat that cancelled the official opening night of the 2018 season.

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The mayor of Toronto says the city is facing an immigration crisis and it is overwhelming the community’s ability to cope. Mayor John Tory is calling on the Canadian and Ontario governments to help pay for the costs.


2 suspects wanted in Mississauga bombing injuring 15

May 25, 2018
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Police were searching for two male suspects after 15 people were injured by an "improvised explosive device" that was set off inside an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, ON, on Thursday night.

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is planning to convert 1.1 million hours of audio, film and video currently in its archives to digital files by 2022. The plan is not popular with The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, an organization that traditionally defends public broadcasting in Canada. The Friends want original copies of every item preserved, but the CBC is not planning to do that.

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An animal rights group has lost another legal bid to have two chimpanzees declared persons so they can be transferred to a sanctuary. The case has attracted international attention and support. Some of that support has come from two Canadian university professors.


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Ontario’s provincial election campaign begins Monday, with the first of three debates among the candidates, but it already feels like it’s been in full swing for two months. Provincial elections in Ontario used to be one of the most mundane events in Canadian politics, but a few things have changed that. Ten years ago, the province started having a fixed, four-year election cycle. That’s intensified the perpetual campaigning and fundraising by political parties.

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Local border expert Patrick Whalen is in Ottawa Monday for the Canadian session of the Canadian-American Border Trade Alliance. The board member is among the group's representatives pushing for simpler trade and passage across the 4,000-mile-long U.S.-Canada border.

Mobile devices across Canada will be buzzing a little more than usual this week as emergency management officials test a new national public alert system.

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