A horse stabled at Leamington Raceway has tested positive for Strangles. This horse had previously tested negative but had been in contact with the original Leamington case. The horse was contained when clinical signs were first noted and removed to an isolation facility this morning.

There has been no evidence of transmission...

Providing all relevant information and including all required documentation helps to ensure your application can be reviewed and your registration issued as quickly as possible. Here are some important tips to follow to make sure your application is accurate and complete.

Lottery Retailers and Gaming Assistants (Lottery Retailer ...

The sale of cannabis-related accessories, such as pipes and rolling papers, is allowed if done so in compliance with federal advertising requirements.

It remains illegal, however, for lottery retailers to sell cannabis-based products, including CBD oil. Illegal sale of CBD oil (or any other cannabis-based products) should be stopped...

The Registrar has approved the applications made by Flamboro Downs Ltd. for Flamboro Downs (Flamboro) and The WFA Raceway Corporation for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair) to their 2020 race date schedules

The Registrar has approved the following:

Flamboro

Revised Date(s)

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Following the February 2020 post announcing the retirement of the AGCO’s CEO and Registrar Jean Major in early September, and the appointment of Tom Mungham as his successor, the AGCO is announcing some other notable changes...


In: General - Thursday, August 20, 2020

AGCO Newsletters: We’ve gone digital!

To support the AGCO’s commitment to a digital-first approach as a modern regulator, we have moved our existing print newsletters (Licence Line, Lottery Line and Race Line) to an “e-newsletter” format. We will also be launching an e-newsletter for the cannabis retail regulation sector. This change aligns with the Ontario Government’s...

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre. There have been four positives to date at the facility, including one Friday August 14, 2020.

The AGCO visited...

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre. 

On August 12, 2020, the AGCO was informed of a sick 3-year-old Standardbred filly that was on the same trailer as...

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre. 

Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equines caused by the bacterium,...

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area. 

Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equines caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi. Testing of other...

To assist cannabis retail store owners/operators in the safe, responsible recycling of cannabis packaging, the AGCO would like to make you aware of optional recycling programs available to you.

There are federal packaging and labelling requirements set out in the Cannabis Act to ensure the safety of all Ontarians. Although this may...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of the 2020 race date schedule for Mohawk Park (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk

Revised Post Time(s)

 

Saturday, August 29, 2020...

On July 20, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued a Notice to Industry concerning a number of horses in Ontario who have received a positive test for capsaicin over the past several weeks. As noted, the AGCO’s priority is to conduct a fair and independent investigation to ensure the ongoing safety and integrity of...

On April 7, 2020, the Ontario government made an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to support the cannabis retail sector through the COVID-19 pandemic, temporarily allowing authorized cannabis retail stores to offer delivery and...

Tags: COVID-19

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Grand River Agricultural Society to amend the 2020 race date schedule for Grand River Raceway (Grand River).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Grand River

Revised Date(s)

 

Add: Friday August 28...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is aware that a number of horses in Ontario, and other jurisdictions in Canada, have received a positive test for capsaicin over the past several weeks.

The AGCO’s Equine Drug Unit is actively investigating these positive tests. As always, our priority is to conduct a fair and...

While the government has recently announced that emergency orders have been extended to July 29, the order allowing cannabis delivery...

Tags: COVID-19

On March 28, 2020, the Ontario government issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than...

Tags: COVID-19

On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it would be extending by three months the term of all the active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and...

Tags: COVID-19

July 2020 – In line with our commitment to supporting the Charitable Gaming sector, the AGCO will now permit the acceptance of credit cards, as well as debit cards, for charitable gaming transactions at paper-based bingo facilities, on a temporary basis during the pandemic. This was an industry suggestion and is intended to provide some...

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