Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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(Ont-Cannabis-Stores)

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's looking into how a decision was made to locate one of the province's first government-run cannabis stores less than a kilometre from a school.

School board officials say they were surprised to find out about the east Toronto site, saying they weren't consulted.

Wynne says safety remains her top concern as the province rolls out a chain of stores to sell and distribute recreational marijuana once it becomes legal this year.

The province says its first four pot stores are to be set up in Guelph, Kingston, Toronto and Thunder Bay. (The Canadian Press)

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(Ford-Hydro-One)

P-C Leader Doug Ford's promise to fire the C-E-O of Hydro One and its board of directors if he's elected premier could be a costly move.

Documents suggest that Mayo Schmidt -- who earned a 6.2-million-dollar salary last year -- would be entitled to at least 10.7 million dollars in severance if he were to be removed from his job by the board of directors.

That's according to the company's annual shareholders report, released on March 29.

Ford has suggested that Hydro One's leadership -- and their salaries -- are to blame for rising electricity costs in the province. (The Canadian Press)

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(Northern-Dancer-Grave)

The Oshawa gravesite of fame racehorse Northern Dancer is being designated as a heritage property under the Ontario Heritage Act.

The city plans to hold an event on Monday to pay tribute to the thoroughbred, which is buried at the site of the former Windfields Farm, where the horse was born in 1961.

Northern Dancer was the first Canadian-bred and owned horse to win the Kentucky Derby and then became one of the most successful sires of the 20th century.

The city says it wants to recognize the legacy of both the horse and his owner E-P Taylor, and their contributions to the horse racing community worldwide. …

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