Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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Toronto police say the man accused in the horrific van attack earlier this week will face three additional attempted murder charges.

Alek Minassian of Richmond Hill already faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder in connection with Monday's incident.

Authorities says eight women and two men were killed in the van attack, and their identities were officially released today.

Ontario's chief coroner says the victims range in age from 22 to 94 years old and include two foreign nationals -- a student from Korea and a man from Jordan who was visiting family in the city. (The Canadian Press)



Ontario has signed a memorandum of understanding with Michigan that officials say will strengthen trade, tourism and environmental partnerships between the two.

A joint statement from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says the two economies are deeply integrated despite any uncertainty over the future of U-S- Canada trade.

The statement says two-way trade between Ontario and Michigan totalled 84 billion dollars Canadian last year.

It says much of that trade depends on the closely integrated auto supply chains of Ontario and Michigan, which account for almost a quarter of North America's vehicle production. (The Canadian Press)



Some unionized school bus drivers in eastern Ontario have a tentative three-year agreement with their employer.

Unifor, which represents drivers at the Limestone District School Board, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic School Board and Tri-Board Student Transportation in the Kingston and Belleville areas, says it has reached a deal with the First Student bus company.

The tentative agreement covers 55 bus drivers and is set to expire in 2020.

Details of the collective agreement will be released after a ratification vote is held over the next few days. …

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