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Costs of driving in Ontario could increase as soon as July; Another suspect and firearm wanted by police in relation to Raptors championship parade

Fees and permits for driving could increase upwards of 10% over the next five years

It could cost a lot more money for Ontario drivers starting next month. News Talk 1010 reported a two percent increase annually over the next five years to fees and permits. The decision comes a year after the Progressive Conservatives froze the fees. The increase would start on July 1. The government said it is a way to move towards full cost recovery without taxing everyone in the province.

Another suspect at large in Toronto Raptors parade shooting investigation

Toronto police are looking for a fourth suspect and a third gun from the Raptors parade shooting. The city’s police chief said the casings found on the ground don’t match the ones from either of the two firearms recovered on scene. Three people were arrested and four others ended up with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Over 800 positions at LHINs across Ontario being cut

Over 400 administrative employees will be laid off today at Local Health Integration Networks across Ontario.  The Toronto Sun reported there are a total over 800 positions being cut, but half are currently empty. It is the next step for the Ontario government after creating Ontario Health, which combined all the LHINs under one agency.

Trans Mountain Pipeline could help small towns out financially

A couple of small-town mayors in B.C. and Alberta are hoping the Trans Mountain Pipeline will be an economic boom to their cities. The mayor of Edson in Alberta, 200 km west of Edmonton, said in the heydays of the oil industry, all 1,400 hotels rooms in the town were occupied by oil workers, which is far from the case now. Meanwhile, the mayor of Hope B.C., 150 km east of Vancouver, believed the pipeline will help local businesses. He is all for the pipeline going forward despite the provincial government’s opposition.

Criminal case being built against those responsible for shooting down passenger flight 5 years ago

An update into the probe of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 is expected soon. An international committee is building a criminal case against those responsible. The plane was shot down over Ukraine five years ago and over 300 people died including all the passengers and crew. The flight was headed to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.

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