Airports calling for elimination of COVID-19 screening requirements to relieve backlogs

Airports calling for elimination of COVID-19 screening requirements to relieve backlogs

Canadian airports are calling on the federal government to further ease COVID-19-related screening requirements as they continue to deal with disruptive passenger backlogs. Speaking with CP24 Wednesday, Interim President of the Canadian Airports Council Monette Pasher said that airports were able to accommodate the restrictions in a timely way when passenger volumes were way down … Read more

Two nurses injured as Doug Ford’s bus arrived at site of Ontario leaders’ debate: union

Two nurses injured as Doug Ford’s bus arrived at site of Ontario leaders’ debate: union

Two nurses protesting wage restraint by the Ford government were injured outside the provincial leaders’ debate in Toronto on Monday evening, their union says, as Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford’s bus arrived at the site and he prepared to disembark. Up to 200 registered practical nurses who are members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) … Read more

GTA grandparent scam: Three arrested

GTA grandparent scam: Three arrested

Three people have been charged in connection with a crime ring targeting seniors in Durham Region and across the Greater Toronto Area. The arrests come following an investigation into more than 70 incidents of “grandparent scams” by Durham Regional Police Service’s Financial Unit. The scam begins when a senior receives a phone call from someone … Read more

Ontario COVID-19 news: province reports 16 new deaths, hospitalizations fall

Ontario COVID-19 news: province reports 16 new deaths, hospitalizations fall

Ontario reported 16 net new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, as the number of people in hospital testing positive for COVID-19 fell by nearly 100 in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Health says 14 of the deaths occurred in the past 30 days and two others occurred prior to that period. Nine of the … Read more

Toronto police make another arrest in carjacking

Toronto police make another arrest in carjacking

Another teenage boy has been charged following an armed carjacking in Toronto last week, as the city faces a growing number of carjackings. On May 11, police responded to a carjacking robbery in the Millwick Drive and Islington Avenue area. Police said a man was standing outside of his Jeep Wrangler in a parking lot … Read more

Buyer’s remorse on the rise as Canada’s housing market slows down

TORONTO — A wave of buyer’s remorse is taking shape in several heated real estate markets, after housing prices started dropping and the number of sales slowed over the last two months. Realtors and lawyers in Toronto and Vancouver say they have noticed buyers looking at what options they have to get out of a … Read more

Man arrested in Dallas shooting had Asian-focused delusions

Jake Bleiberg and Jamie Stengle, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, May 17, 2022 2:18PM EDT DALLAS (AP) — The girlfriend of a man arrested in Dallas Tuesday in a shooting that wounded three women in a hair salon in the city’s Koreatown told police he had been admitted to health facilities because he was having … Read more

Ontario NDP and PCs position themselves as labor friendly, each net new endorsements

TORONTO – Doug Ford touted his union ties and tried to position his Progressive Conservatives as the labour-friendly option for voters on Tuesday, as his political rivals accused him of simply paying lip service to workers. The Tories gained the endorsement of another construction union on the campaign trail, while the more traditionally worker-friendly NDP … Read more

Dozens of fatal crashes in Ontario in 2022 so far, highest count seen since 2012: OPP

Ontario Provincial Police say they’ve recorded more than 100 fatal collisions so far this year – a high not seen in a decade. The force says poor and careless driving have contributed to the majority of the 107 fatalities on OPP-patrolled roads logged by the second week of May. It says the last time the … Read more

Dusty demise for NASA Mars lander in July; power winding

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft on March is headed for a dusty demise. The Insight lander is losing power because of all the dust on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will keep using the spacecraft’s seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out, likely in July. Then flight controllers … Read more