TORONTO—Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation hopes to have two lanes of a failed bridge on a northern section of the Trans-Canada Highway open to traffic by the end of February.
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TORONTO—Ontario’s opposition parties say it’s no surprise that Hydro One has to manually read thousands of electricity smart meters because the devices can’t get a wireless signal.
Hydro One says 36,000 smart meters in rural areas cannot get a strong enough Wi-Fi connection to transmit usage data.
TORONTO—The Ontario Nurses’ Association is sounding the alarm about layoffs of registered nurses by cash-strapped hospitals—and warns patients will pay the price.
The union, which represents 60,000 registered nurses, says 770 RN positions were cut across Ontario last year, and hospitals in Windsor and Kitchener already have announced more RN layoffs this month.
TORONTO—Ontario Power Generation announced plans yesterday to start a $12.8-billion refurbishment of the Darlington nuclear power station this fall and to squeeze four more years out of the aging reactors at its Pickering generating station.
TORONTO—Environmentalists want the Ontario government to abandon plans for a $13-billion refurbishment of four nuclear reactors at the Darlington generating station east of Toronto and instead import more electricity from Quebec.
TORONTO—A series of regulatory and fee changes are set to take effect in Ontario on Jan. 1, including increases in electricity bills and a break for natural gas users.
The debt retirement charge of about $70 a year is being eliminated from hydro bills, but so is a 10 percent discount program that saved the average residential consumer about $200 a year.
TORONTO—Ontario is considering major changes to its $50-billion health-care system, including monitoring the performance of doctors who already are fuming over fee cuts imposed by the Liberal government.
“This is about better co-ordinated care and a more seamless, positive experience by patients and caregivers,” said Health minister Eric Hoskins.
TORONTO—It would “make a lot of sense” for Ontario’s government-run liquor stores to sell marijuana if the federal Liberals make good on their promise to legalize pot, Premier Kathleen Wynne said yesterday.
TORONTO—Ontario parents who don’t want to have their children vaccinated will have to be educated themselves about the risks their kids will face before they can go to school.
PARIS—Ontario’s Liberal government will hand out $20 million in grants next year to help create a network of public charging stations for electric vehicles.
The province wants public- and private-sector partners to build fast-charging electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways, and at workplaces, apartments, and condominiums, said Premier Kathleen Wynne.