Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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(Ont-Opposition-Mulroney)

Caroline Mulroney says that while the Progressive Conservative party needs to make major changes, she would still use the previous leader's platform as a starting point.

Mulroney -- one of three candidates in the P-C leadership race -- told a campaign event in Toronto last night that Patrick Brown's platform emerged from the grassroots and is an "important starting point."

The platform dubbed the "People's Guarantee" promises to cut income taxes, among other policies.

Mulroney is running against former M-P-P Christine Elliott and former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford. (The Canadian Press)

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(Thunder-Bay-Outbreak)

Doctors at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre say outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been declared in five wards at the hospital.

Doctor Greg Gamble, an infectious diseases specialist at the hospital, says the outbreak is related to a multi-drug-resistant bacteria known as V-R-E.

The bacteria can lead to serious infections among people who are already ill or weak, with common infection sites including the intestines, urinary tract and wounds.

Gamble says the situation has been made more difficult due to the current outbreak of influenza in the community.

He expects the hospital will be in outbreak status for the next few weeks. (CKPR)

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(Highway-401-Barriers)

Ontario's transportation minister says the province will eventually build concrete barriers on Highway 4-0-1 between London and Tilbury.

Kathryn McGarry says necessary planning work will have to be done first, including an environmental assessment to widen the stretch of the 4-0-1.

McGarry says the decision was made following analysis by ministry staff and conversations with families who have lost loved ones in fatal collisions on the stretch of highway.

McGarry says the planning will take time but in the short-term, the province will be installing high-tension cable barriers. (CKLW)

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(Dog-Injured)

The Ottawa Humane Society says a dog that was found abandoned after being shot is facing more medical issues.

Officials say the beagle named Sadie Mae has a tumour on her spleen and a minor heart issue. …

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