Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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(Cda-Health-Spending)

A new study finds health care spending per person in Ontario this year is expected to be the second lowest among the provinces and territories.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information predicts per capita heath spending in the province will be 6,367 dollars in 2017.

That's up 2.7 per cent from the previous year.

The only province with lower per capita spending is B-C at 6,321 dollars -- while national spending is expected to reach 6,604-dollars per person this year. (The Canadian Press)

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(CRIME-Que-Missing-Boy)

A Quebec man arrested in eastern Ontario after police issued an Amber Alert for his son is to appear in court in Ottawa today.

The 41-year-old man is facing charges in this province of dangerous operation of a vehicle, flight from police, possession of a stolen vehicle, assault with a weapon and resisting arrest.

The man's missing six-year-old son was found alive when police stopped the pair in a stolen truck southwest of Renfrew on September 15th.

Authorities in Quebec have charged the man with first-degree murder in the death of the boy's mother and second-degree murder in the death of the 71-year-old owner of the truck. (The Canadian Press)

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(Hamilton-Homicide)

Hamilton police say a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 36-year-old woman.

Police say Natasha Thomson was found suffering from gunshot wounds after they received multiple reports of shots being fired outside a townhouse late yesterday afternoon and she died on the way to hospital.

They say a suspect fled the area on foot but Mark Joseph Champagne turned himself in to Toronto police early this morning and has been charged with second-degree murder.

Hamilton police add their investigation has revealed the homicide was domestic-related. (The Canadian Press)

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(Timmins-Corruption)

The case of a Timmins city councillor facing corruption charges has been put over for three weeks after his lawyers asked for more time to review disclosure. …

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