Ontario woos China mineral mining investors despite government caution

A CNOOC oil refinery in Huizhou, Guangdong province. Photo: Reuters

Ontario, the largest mining jurisdiction in resources-rich Canada, is actively courting minerals mining investment from China, which has invested more in Australia than elsewhere.

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 4:47am

Third-term Ontario premier quits, saying it's time for renewal

Dalton McGuinty. Photo: Reuters

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is resigning as head of Canada's most populous province just one year after winning a third term, saying it is time for a renewal in leadership.

17 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

notes from the dorm

I finally moved out after spending eight months in the dorm. I know it's a little strange to say this, but I am having a little trouble adjusting to home. And by home, I mean Hong Kong. I've only been back for a few days, but right now I have a bad case of homesickness.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Restraint needed on race row - it's fishing, after all

Canada has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most tolerant and multicultural countries in the world. Its province of Ontario is a favourite place of settlement for many immigrants from Asia. Many of them are from Hong Kong or the mainland.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Connecting with teens from around the world

Name Jacqueline Chan

Age 17

City Kitchener, Ontario

Star sign Gemini

Kitchener is an expanding suburban area. It used to be a quiet city, but it's becoming urbanised.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Government rejects harbour authority idea

The government has rejected the idea of turning its harbour advisory committee into a statutory body - sparking criticism that it is throwing out the notion before it has even been formally discussed.

A Development Bureau spokeswoman said yesterday that a harbour authority would involve complicated issues and 'we do not see sufficient merit in the proposal at this stage'.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Name: Jacqueline Chan

Age: 17

City/country: Kitchener, Ontario/ Canada

Star sign: Gemini

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Piecemeal approach not the way to revamp Central harbourfront

The Subcommittee to Review the Planning for the Central Waterfront (including the Tamar Site), is a subcommittee of the panel on planning, lands and works, tasked to review the planning for the Central waterfront.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Asian car firms make Ontario the new Detroit

Asian producers are a key factor in Ontario's thriving automotive sector. For the past two years, the eastern Canadian province has topped Michigan as the leading hub for car production in North America.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am


Josh is sitting all by himself on a bench in Hong Kong Park. He is feeling down after being dumped by his girlfriend. His best friend Simon sees him sitting there and comes over to chat.

Simon: MOVE OVER so I can sit down.

Josh: h, go away. I want to be alone. I don't want to talk to anyone, thanks.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

The Distillery District, Toronto

Toronto's Distillery District balances character and urban chic, resisting the temptation to become a victim of kitsch. The former Gooderham and Worts distillery, which dates back to the 1830s, is a five-hectare haven of cobblestone and brick in the southeast end of downtown.

19 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Tribal instincts

Charlotte Whitten, when she was mayor of Ottawa, once said that to be a woman in politics in Canada, you had to do twice as well as a man to be considered half as good. 'Luckily, that is not difficult,' she said.

25 May 2005 - 12:00am

Superjail overcomes planning obstacle

Plans to build the controversial superjail on Hei Ling Chau overcame a significant hurdle yesterday when the Town Planning Board rejected a request to zone the island a greenbelt.

The board decided there was no urgency to protect the land from development.

9 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Toronto waterfront in need of a facelift

Concerned residents draw up plans to beautify city eyesore

For a long time, the people of Toronto have lived with the knowledge that their city's waterfront is an eyesore.

The core of the city is separated from the harbour and Lake Ontario by highways and ugly industrial sites that block the view of the lake and the crescent of islands sheltering the harbour.

5 May 2004 - 12:00am

Surf's up!

HOLD ON to your hats, your journey into cyberspace is about to get all the more exciting thanks to the relaunch of our new-look Young Post Web site next week.

14 Nov 2002 - 12:00am