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Municipalities to receive up to $4 billion from province, feds to offset COVID

TORONTO - Ontario municipalities will receive up to $4 billion in funding to help cover the costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with up to half earmarked for public transit, the province said Monday.

Premier Doug Ford said the money, provided in partnership with the federal government, will be doled out in the coming months.

Ontario Together Fund Investment will Help Deliver Online Tools and Supports to Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) with $110,000 from the Ontario Together Fund to deliver online tools and resources that will support Indigenous businesses as the province implements its made-in-Ontario plan for renewal, growth, and economic recovery.

Indians to meet with Native Americans on potential new name

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians will consult with Native American groups as they consider changing the name of their franchise for the first time since 1915.

Owner Paul Dolan gave more details on the steps the team is undertaking on a potential name change amid a national movement to remove racist symbols and monuments.

Hydro One hosts virtual community engagement session for Waasigan Transmission Line project

TORONTO, July 21, 2020 - Hydro One will be hosting a virtual community engagement session on Thursday, July 30, to inform and gather community feedback on the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Waasigan Transmission Line project. Developing the ToR is the first step in the Environmental Assessment (EA) process for the project.

Provincial government spending $2 million for drive-in space at Ontario Place

TORONTO - The provincial government says it's investing $2 million for socially distanced summer activities at Ontario Place, which will include a drive-in version of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, says the initiative will help Ontario communities reconnect during the COVID-19 pandemic.