The mayor of Niagara Falls isn't getting very far with his call to offer free booze to gamblers in order to boost the number of visitors at Ontario casinos. The proposed moved was a bid to stem the continuing loss of gambling revenues.
A new report from Ontario's main food bank organization says there has been a dramatic spike in first-time users of food banks. In its annual assessment, the Ontario Association of Food Banks also calls for the governments to provide more money for all social services.
A growing menace on Ontario's streets, roads, and highways has lawmakers and police scrambling to keep up. For the second time in a year, the provincial government is planning a big jump in fines for distracted drivers.
A recent study on modern slavery finds Toronto has become one of the most common destinations of human trafficking in Ontario. The report looked at more than 500 cases in the province between 2011 and 2013.
A new report from Ontario paints a gloomy economic picture as a result of continued low water levels in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. It could cost the U.S. and Canada more than $19 billion by the year 2050.
More than 2,000 of Canada's mayors and senior municipal leaders will gather in Niagara Falls over the next two days. They're taking part in the annual conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. WBFO's Dan Karpenchuk looks at some of the issues that top the agenda.
There may be debates about the value of generating electricity from the wind, but two major privately financed wind farms are starting a $50 million construction project any day just across the border in Ontario's Niagara Region.
Across the border, officials are growing concerned over the reversal of the environmental health of the Great Lakes.
Ontario Provincial Environment Minister Jim Bradley says the problems are increasingly obvious, whether overseas migrant problems like the zebra mussel or the return of smelly algae which threatens the fish.
He says the province has made some progress from past actions like banning cosmetic pesticides which damaged water in streams flowing into the lakes.
Business Technology & Resource Group, or BTRG for short, was established in 1993 and is headquartered in Mississaugua, Ontario. Already having done business with some major employers in Buffalo, including Delaware North Companies, BTRG has chosen the Queen City for its U.S. headquarters.