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Over the past two years the number of people who have died in fires while living in Toronto Community Housing (TCH) was four times more than non-TCH residents. From Jan 1, 2016 to December 13th, 2017, almost 40 per cent of fire deaths occurred in TCH properties — 11 people died during that period, including four elderly tenants in a TCH seniors building. Ninety-year-old Charles Robert [...]

16 January 2018

Man charged after allegedly throwing urine at police

A southwestern Ontario man is facing charges after allegedly throwing urine at police officers. Ontario Provincial Police say officers were sent to a Simcoe, Ont., residence early Saturday morning to investigate a mischief complaint. Investigators say someone had damaged a fire detector on the second floor causing the fire alarm to be activated. When officers returned later in the [...]

16 January 2018

Airlines brace for east coast winter storm with delays, cancellations

With severe winter weather scheduled to slam into the east coast on Thursday and Friday, some airlines are warning of delayed or cancelled flights. A winter storm warning has been issued for much of Atlantic Canada and parts of the eastern United States with snow expected to start falling Thursday morning. Pearson International Airport is asking anyone flying to the east coast to check [...]

04 January 2018

Woman struck and killed by car in Scarborough

A woman in her 40s is dead after being struck by a car in Scarborough. Police were called to the intersection of Kingston Road and Warden Avenue around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Paramedics say the woman was absent vital signs and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the motorist fled the scene of the accident but was arrested a short distance away. Read more... [...]

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Former Toronto mayor June Rowlands dead at age 93

The first female mayor of Toronto has died. June Rowlands was 93. Bruce Rowlands says his mother died on Thursday night at a long-term care facility. Rowlands was elected mayor in 1991 and served until 1994. Her term as mayor was the culmination of a long career in municipal politics that started when she was elected to city council in 1976. During her time on council she served [...]

22 December 2017

Legality means overregulation in California: The state is placing even MORE limits on CBD products such as edibles

(Natural News) California is about to impose new limits on CBD products, including edibles, based on newly-proposed manufacturing regulations detailed in an official document. Once these changes come into effect, they will affect mainly businesses that make marijuana-infused edibles. But as you can imagine, these will ultimately end up affecting the lives of people who use edible mariju [...]

21 December 2017

Province launches sweeping review of Ontario Energy Board

Ontario is launching a sweeping review of the province’s energy regulator as it hopes to adapt to a rapidly changing market. The Liberal government has tapped Richard Dicerni, a former head of Ontario Power Generation, to lead a year-long review of the Ontario Energy Board. Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault says it will look at how the O-E-B should keep up with new technology and [...]

20 December 2017

SIU investigating after man injured after being followed by police

The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a serious five-vehicle crash in Mississauga on Tuesday. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said shortly before 5 p.m., Toronto police officers started following a car near Hurontario Street and Central Parkway West. The officers believed a man in the vehicle had been involved in a bank robbery. The car then got into a cras [...]

20 December 2017

Drug use among Ontario students at lowest level in decades

The number of Ontario students who are drinking, smoking and using drugs has dropped to its lowest level in decades, according to a biennial survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). But the 2017 survey released Thursday turned up a disturbing finding: almost one per cent of respondents in Grades 9 to 12 reported having taken illicit fentanyl in the previous y [...]

14 December 2017

Drivers face tough commute as GTA hit with snow

Winter doesn’t officially arrive for nine days, but the first significant snowfall of the season has arrived in the GTA — and it is having a big impact on the Tuesday morning commute. Traffic was already an issue early on, with parts of the Highway 401 closed due to jack-knifed tractor-trailers. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said there have been more than 10 jack-knifed tractor-trailers over [...]

12 December 2017

Jury expected to begin deliberations today in Laura Babcock murder trial

The jury is expected to start deliberating today in the trial of two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman and burning her body. Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the presumed death of Laura Babcock, 23, whose body has not been found. The Crown alleges the pair killed Babcock in July 2012 because she b [...]

12 December 2017

Les ministres des Finances discutent de la taxe sur la vente de la marijuana

La question des taxes sur la vente de la marijuana lorsque celle-ci sera légalisée est le principal sujet des discussions entre les ministres des Finances du pays, qui se réunissent à Ottawa, dimanche et lundi.  Une question en particulier sera sûrement dans la tête de tous les ministres provinciaux et territoriaux : comment Ottawa peut-il réclamer jusqu’à la moiti [...]

11 December 2017

Nouveau test électoral pour Jagmeet Singh

Les électeurs de quatre circonscriptions du pays sont conviés aux urnes ce lundi. Seul un de ces sièges pourrait changer de couleur politique. Mais le résultat des votes offrira un premier aperçu de la popularité électorale du nouveau chef néodémocrate, Jagmeet Singh, dans deux régions où le parti aurait des chances de faire des gains en 2019.   Des élections partielle [...]

11 December 2017

TTC begins testing service on Line 1 extension

The TTC begins testing service on the new York Region subway extension on Sunday. The so-called “ghost service” will operate between Sheppard West and Vaughan Metropolitan Stations. Trains on Line 1 will off-load customers at Sheppard West station before continuing north, making regular stops at the new stations. The TTC says the testing will allow operators to become familiar [...]

27 November 2017

SIU called in after man, 20, seriously injured in ETF raid

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called in following a police investigation in the Flemingdon Park area early Sunday morning. At around 5:30 a.m., Emergency Task Force officers were attempting to execute a search warrant at an apartment building in the Grenoble Drive and Vendome Place area. Three individuals were arrested at the scene. The SIU were call [...]

27 November 2017

La stratégie des bonbons des Libéraux

Des mesures d’austérité en début de mandat, puis une redistribution sur une base individuelle des surplus dégagés à 11 mois des élections : la stratégie est connue et éprouvée. Mais est-elle rentable ? Mise en contexte. [...]

25 November 2017

Cannabis: permis par Ottawa, interdit par Québec

Le gouvernement québécois a déposé la semaine dernière l’approche la plus restrictive à la légalisation du cannabis au pays. Mais, ce faisant, le projet de loi de Québec se trouve à contrecarrer une série d’autorisations prévues au projet de loi fédéral visant à encadrer la consommation de marijuana récréative au pays dès l’été prochain. Production de cannabis à [...]

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Taking a plane ride this Thanksgiving? Avoid these 11 things to make your trip much more healthy and enjoyable

(Natural News) As you know Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while tens of millions of Americans will be visiting family for the holiday, many will make the trip in an automobile. However, a sizable portion of travelers will hop aboard a flight to see family hundreds or thousands of miles away. Those who choose air travel have additional health and comfort concerns those who stay [...]

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