Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath says the new P-C government's throne speech offers very little for regular Ontarians.

Horwath say the speech signals that the government will begin to move away from providing essential public services in favour of cutting taxes.

She says people might have a few extra dollars in their pockets but will find health care and education underfunded.

The speech promised the government will reduce taxes for parents, small businesses and the working poor, and pledged to bring down electricity bills. (The Canadian Press)



One person was killed when a small plane crashed near the Buttonville Airport in Markham last evening.

York Region police say the pilot died when the plane went down at about 8 p.m. near the airport north of Toronto.

Inspector Lesley Weller says the crash happened in an open area just west of the airport and there were no other injuries.

There is no word yet on the cause of the crash and the pilot's name and age have not been released. (The Canadian Press)



The O-P-P says fatal transport truck collisions are up in all but two of the force's six regions this year.

In particular, the North East Region has seen the number go up by 800 per cent compared to last year.

In all, officers have responded to 33 transport truck-related collisions so far this year and 41 people have died in the crashes.

The force says more than 16-hundred speeding charges have been laid against transport truck drivers so far this year. (The Canadian Press)



Toronto police say they're looking for a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two rap artists dead.

Twenty-one-year-old Jahvante (jah-van-TEH') Smart -- also known as Smoke Dawg -- and 28-year-old Ernest Modekwe (mod-EHK'-wee.) -- who went by the name Koba Prime -- were gunned down in the city's Entertainment District on June 30th. …

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