Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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Ontario Power Generation C-E-O Jeff Lyash tops the province's so-called "Sunshine List" of public-sector employees who earn 100-thousand dollars or more.

The list released today shows Lyash's salary in 2017 was more than 1.55 million dollars, up nearly 400-thousand dollars from the previous year.

Second-highest on the list is Daren Smith, who is president of the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation, whose salary topped 936-thousand dollars a year.

This year's list has 131-thousand 741 workers on it, earning salaries and benefits that total more than 16.8 billion dollars. (The Canadian Press)



The Ontario government says it will spend 2.4 billion dollars to help redesign and rebuild Sick Kids -- Canada's largest pediatric hospital.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the funding will be included in next week's budget.

Work is expected to begin later this year on the aging facility in downtown Toronto, and is to be finished in 2028.

The Liberal government has made several announcements this week, pledging billions in funding for the province's health care system, but the plans are likely contingent on the Liberals winning the June election. (The Canadian Press)



Autopsy results released today show two of three members of a family killed at their home in Ajax were stabbed.

The autopsy, released by police, says the third person was strangled.

Constable George Tudos of Durham regional police says they will not be revealing which victim was strangled, out of respect for the family.

Thirty-nine-year-old Krassimira Pejcinovski (pet-chin-OV'-skee), her 15-year-old son Roy and her 13-year-old daughter Venallia were found dead in their suburban home east of Toronto last week.

Twenty-nine-year-old Cory Fenn -- who was the mother's romantic partner -- is charged with three counts of second-degree murder. …

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