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Rookie Kokkonen has first AHL goal, adds assist as Marlies edge Rocket 3-2

TORONTO — Mikko Kokkonen scored his first career American Hockey League goal and added an assist as the Toronto Marlies edged the Laval Rocket 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon. Tyler Gaudet and Pavel Gogolev also scored for the Marlies (12-16-2).
Woodbine Entertainment CEO puts tentative June 5 start to '21 thoroughbred campaign

Woodbine Entertainment CEO puts tentative June 5 start to '21 thoroughbred campaign

TORONTO — Woodbine Entertainment is targeting June 5 as a potential opening day for its 2021 thoroughbred season. The campaign was slated to begin April 17 but was postponed indefinitely due to Ontario's lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario to get new AstraZeneca shipment, reserve doses for second shots

Ontario to get new AstraZeneca shipment, reserve doses for second shots

TORONTO — Ontario says it'll sit on 254,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine arriving next week – and about 50,000 more it has in stock - until it decides when and if to offer second doses of the shot.
Audit flags issues with tracking Ontario pandemic pay program, other COVID costs

Audit flags issues with tracking Ontario pandemic pay program, other COVID costs

TORONTO — The Ontario government failed to properly track billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds, including for high-profile programs like pay increases for front-line workers, an audit of pandemic-related health spending has found.
Songbird Uncaged: Celine Dion readies return to Las Vegas stage for 10-date run

Songbird Uncaged: Celine Dion readies return to Las Vegas stage for 10-date run

TORONTO — Celine Dion is ready to be released into the wild.

Girls charged in stabbings of another girl, mother in Oshawa, Ont.

TORONTO — Two girls are charged in stabbings in Oshawa, Ont., that put another girl and her mother in hospital. Police say the incident occurred late Tuesday. They say a 13-year-old girl was stabbed after an altercation.

Coroner's inquest called into worker death in Trenton, Ont.

TORONTO — A coroner's inquest will be held into the death of a worker at a construction site in Trenton, Ont. Bradley Wright, 55, died three years ago from injuries at the site. The regional supervising coroner says the inquest is mandatory. Dr.

Off-duty cop found guilty of assaulting Dafonte Miller seeks to overturn conviction

TORONTO — Lawyers for an off-duty Toronto police officer found guilty in a brutal assault on a young man challenged his conviction Wednesday, arguing the verdict was unreasonable in light of the evidence and issues with the victim's credibility.
SOCAN Awards to toast 24 people who boosted Canadian content

SOCAN Awards to toast 24 people who boosted Canadian content

TORONTO — The late Pierre Elliott Trudeau and famed producer Bob Ezrin, along with 22 others who raised the profile of Canadian-made music, will be toasted at this year's SOCAN Awards.

Ontario to spend $340,000 to tackle anti-Asian hate in schools

TORONTO — The Ontario government is putting up $340,000 to help tackle anti-Asian racism in classrooms. The province says the pandemic has sparked a surge in discrimination and hate crimes against people of Asian descent in Canada.
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