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What to know about insurance claims after Tuesday's flash flooding in Ontario

What to know about insurance claims after Tuesday's flash flooding in Ontario

TORONTO — Canadian homeowners are increasingly adding flood coverage to their insurance policies as extreme weather events become more common, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
Trudeau outlines details of $30B, 10-year fund for public transit

Trudeau outlines details of $30B, 10-year fund for public transit

OTTAWA — Applications opened Wednesday for two streams in the federal government's new $30-billion public transit fund, even though the money won't start flowing for another two years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
Ontario restaurants struggle to procure booze as the LCBO strike continues

Ontario restaurants struggle to procure booze as the LCBO strike continues

TORONTO — When Larry McCabe learned of a looming strike by the province's liquor store workers, he picked up just a few extra bottles for his two restaurants, thinking he would find other ways to keep the booze supply running.
Group in charge of Google's $100M for news outlets lays out its governance model

Group in charge of Google's $100M for news outlets lays out its governance model

OTTAWA — The group Google asked to distribute $100 million to news outlets in Canada has publicly released its governance model, which it says focuses on sustainability, equity and innovation within the industry.
Auto theft drops 17 per cent in six months, industry report finds

Auto theft drops 17 per cent in six months, industry report finds

TORONTO — Auto thefts were down 17 per cent during the first six months of 2024 compared with the same period last year, an insurance fraud prevention group said in its report.
'Pervasive environmental issue': Microplastics levels high in Toronto-caught fish

'Pervasive environmental issue': Microplastics levels high in Toronto-caught fish

TORONTO — Fillets from fish caught along Toronto's waterfront have up to 12 times more microplastics per serving than some common store-bought alternatives, newly published research suggests.
Just 15 per cent of Ontarians say they're affected by the ongoing LCBO strike: poll

Just 15 per cent of Ontarians say they're affected by the ongoing LCBO strike: poll

A new poll suggests that just 15 per cent of Ontarians are personally affected by the LCBO's ongoing strike, as the provincial government expands access to alcohol at other retailers.
UK's new government announces legislation for 'national renewal' as Parliament opens with royal pomp

UK's new government announces legislation for 'national renewal' as Parliament opens with royal pomp

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new Labour Party government promised to calm the country’s febrile politics and ease its cost-of-living crisis as it set out its plans for “national renewal” at the grand State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday.
Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey

Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey

TORONTO — A new survey of business leaders finds the vast majority are concerned that climate change will hit their operations this year while more than half report that it's already affected profits.
Torrential rain causes major flooding in Toronto, parts of GTA

Torrential rain causes major flooding in Toronto, parts of GTA

TORONTO — Torrential rain that pummelled Toronto flooded a major highway, several thoroughfares and a key transit hub on Tuesday – requiring emergency crews to rescue people from stranded cars and other spaces – while large parts of the city were lef