Your morning briefing

Your morning briefing


Ontario's hospitals are grappling with a shortage of space in neonatal intensive-care units, which treat extremely sick newborns. As the National Post reports, infants sometimes have to be sent to less-crowded hospitals across the province or beyond, to the United States. This week, more than half of the units were at full capacity, and not accepting new patients.

Can we fix it? Yes we can! Just call Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli "Bob the Builder." His office assures its lofty $190-billion, 13-year infrastructure plan will address damage caused by extreme weather due to climate change. The concern was raised in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's latest report, which suggests the province will have to fork out more cash than initially projected to tackle the problem, the Toronto Star reports.

Toronto police are again being accused of failing to report the alleged assault of a Black man to Ontario's civilian police watchdog, the Star reports.

An Ontario man is facing charges after a bomb threat at a General Electric construction site in Welland, The Canadian Press reports.

ICYMI Premier Kathleen Wynne and PC Leader Patrick Brown are on the same page when it comes to whether public schools should bear the name of Canada's first prime minister, considering Sir John A Macdonald's mistreatment of Indigenous peoples. Though the decision is up to the boards, the party leaders aren't keen on scrubbing his name from schools.

Perhaps Joey Bada$$ should have taken a page out of Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator's playbook when it comes to solar eclipse preparedness. The rapper reportedly had to cancel three shows, including a stop in Toronto, after boasting he would check out this week's eclipse sans proper eyewear — whereas IESO tells QP Briefing it has been at the ready for a year.

And here are our other stories from yesterday:

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In the opinion pages:


1o a.m.

PC Leader Patrick Brown will make an announcement during a speech to caucus. Cedar Meadows Resort - Salon Cartier Room, 1000 Norman St., Timmins.

1 p.m.

Premier Kathleen Wynne to attend the celebration of life for Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell, Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St., Toronto. 

To contact the reporter on this story:

Sabrina Nanji

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