Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update --

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update --

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The Ontario Review Board has further eased restrictions on the man found not criminally responsible for fatally hitting a Toronto police officer while driving a stolen snowplow.

The board granted permission earlier this month for Richard Kachkar to travel up to 150 kilometres from his home in Durham Region.

The widow of Sergeant Ryan Russell said Kachkar made the travel request so he could visit his daughter.

He was sent to the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in March 2013 but Christine Russell has said he has been living in an apartment in Durham Region since April and is subject to daily visits from staff from the Canadian Mental Health Association. (The Canadian Press)



Hamilton police confirm a home associated with an Ontario mob family was the site of a targeted shooting early today.

Constable Steve Welton says numerous gunshots were reported in the neighbourhood where the home associated with the Musitano family is located and officers located multiple bullet casings on the road.

The home was damaged but no one was hurt.

Welton says detectives are investigating whether the shooting is linked to other incidents, including the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Angelo Musitano as he sat in his pickup truck in his Hamilton driveway early last month. (The Canadian Press)



Federal regulators say they're satisfied Ontario Power Generation has provided additional information requested about its plan to bury tonnes of radioactive waste in a bunker near Lake Huron.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency says it can now begin writing a draft report about the proposed multibillion-dollar project near Kincardine for Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.

The agency says the public will get a chance to comment on both the draft and any conditions it recommends be imposed before McKenna makes her decision on the contentious project.

Critics worry about the danger the material could pose to Great Lakes drinking water but an independent joint review panel concluded in 2015 that the site to bury waste from the Bruce nuclear plant was appropriate. (The Canadian Press)



The Progressive Conservatives say a proposed fare increase for GO Transit and the Union Pearson Express is another Liberal government cost increase that hardworking Ontarians can't afford. …

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