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January 8, 2019 5:08 PM Washington State regulator denies bid to reconsider Hydro One-Avista deal

Washington state regulators have denied a request from Hydro One and Avista Corp. to reconsider the rejection of the Ontario utility’s planned multibillion-dollar takeover of the American company. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission says it will take no action on the request, which was made after regulators found the $6.7-billion planned 28

January 3, 2019 11:05 PM Idaho joins Washington state in denying Hydro One’s takeover of Avista Corp

The Idaho commission, like its Washington counterpart, raised concerns that the Ontario government, which owns 47 per cent of Hydro One’s shares, might meddle in Avista’s operations. It pointed to Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s move to force former Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt to retire, which was followed by the resignation of the entire 14-member board 27

November 8, 2018 6:32 PM Hydro One Q3 profit drops to $194 million from last year’s strong results

TORONTO — Hydro One Ltd. is reporting that its net profit decreased by 11.4 per cent in the third quarter to $194 million. The parent company of Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility says it earned 32 cents per diluted share for the period ended Sept. 30, compared with $219 million or 37 cents per share a year earlier 30

August 25, 2018 2:25 AM Passenger ship runs aground near Kugaaruk, Nunavut

It says the nearest vessel, the Akademik Ioffe’s sister ship the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, is providing support and assistance. “We regret the inconvenience to our passengers and are working closely with the captain, ship owner and all relevant agencies to resolve the situation as quickly and safely as possible. We will provide updates as they become 34

July 10, 2018 8:36 PM For now, Ford government will not be firing Hydro One boss

Promised three months ago as the “first act” of a Doug Ford government, the firing of Hydro One boss Mayo Schmidt — whom the new premier dubbed the “$6 million man” — has fallen down the priority list. “We are working on that issue right now,” Government House Leader Todd Smith said Tuesday in outlining the new Progressive Conservative administration’s 37

June 11, 2018 5:57 PM Ontario PC party still sending text messages after winning election

'Do you support Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario PC plan to scrap the carbon tax?' asks one text Four days after the election campaign ended, the Ontario PC party is sending unsolicited text messages asking people whether they support some of premier-designate Doug Ford's key promises. The text messages refer to "Premier Ford" although he does not officially 53

June 9, 2018 9:00 AM Here's how Doug Ford's political views measure up against the PC voters who elected him

How conservative is the Progressive Conservative leader? And how conservative are his supporters? What kind of conservative is Doug Ford? That is the question on the minds of many voters in Ontario as the Toronto businessman and his Tories prepare to form a majority government at Queen's Park. The former city councillor is often painted with a populist 51

May 17, 2018 10:17 PM A defiant Wynne says the election campaign’s volatility makes room for any possibility

“I get the questions about ‘Are we frustrated, are we feeling dispirited,’ all of those things. All I can do is do the things that I believe are right and that’s what I’ve done all through my political career,” she said. “We’ve made a lot of decisions and the vast majority of them have led to real successes and then there have been some things that people 40

April 12, 2018 3:18 PM Doug Ford says he’ll fire Hydro One’s CEO if he wins election

Ford calls Mayo Schmidt’s salary “morally indefensible,” but did not explain how he would carry out the firing at the company, which is no longer under the province’s control. Doug Ford says he’ll find a way to fire Hydro One’s “six million dollar man” Mayo Schmidt along with the former Crown corporation’s board if elected Progressive Conservative premier 41

March 28, 2018 10:00 AM Jagmeet Singh's brother Gurratan shares passion for politics, is seeking NDP seat in Ontario

When Jagmeet Singh left the Ontario legislature to take over the federal NDP, he left a vacancy that his brother is now hoping to fill. Gurratan Singh announced Monday he is seeking the NDP nomination in Brampton East for the province's upcoming spring election. Gurratan Singh, the younger brother of federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, is trying to keep a seat at the Ontario 53