Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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Ontario's finance minister says he hasn't thought about how much money the province could take in from marijuana-related taxes.

Charles Sousa says he's been more concerned about ensuring legalization is handled properly when it happens next year.

The federal government has not yet shared details about how much tax revenue could be generated by a recreational pot market.

But premiers say they intend to push Ottawa to ensure they receive a share of the pot-related tax revenue that reflects the added costs provinces will assume on the road to legalization.

Sousa says they will be asking for fairness and flexibility in the way any possible revenues are to be shared. (The Canadian Press)



Siemens Wind Power Limited has been fined 60-thousand dollars after a worker fell from a weigh scale at a southern Ontario plant and was struck by a moving loader.

The company, formerly known as Siemens Canada, pleaded guilty to charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with the 2015 incident in Tillsonburg, south of Woodstock.

Court heard the worker fell about two metres to the floor from a wind turbine blade which had been lifted onto a weigh scale by a loader.

The loader operator went to help the worker, not realizing the machine was still in gear, and it rolled forward and struck the fallen worker, causing multiple injuries. (The Canadian Press)



A vandalized statue of baby Jesus at a northern Ontario church has been restored by a handy parishioner.

The head was knocked off and stolen from the statue at the Sudbury church more than a year ago, but was later recovered.

The statue made headlines last fall when it was fitted with a temporary orange clay head that prompted online comparisons to a character from "The Simpsons."

Volunteer Gilles Grandmaison says he used a metal rod to help reattach the original head, but he's still working on fixing the statue's nose and one of its hands. …

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