Trudeau cancels appearance at event in BC after protesters hurl racial slurs

Trudeau cancels appearance at event in BC after protesters hurl racial slurs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to cancel plans to attend a fundraising dinner on Tuesday evening after two speakers at the event said protesters hurled racial slurs at the mostly South Asian attendees entering a convention center in Surrey, BC Trudeau did not enter the building and spoke to a crowd for about three … Read more

John Derringer, Q107 radio host, ‘on hiatus’ after human rights complaint filed

John Derringer, Q107 radio host, ‘on hiatus’ after human rights complaint filed

Toronto radio host John Derringer was absent from Q107’s ‘Derringer in the Morning’ Tuesday after former colleague Jennifer Valentyne posted a lengthy video on social media over the weekend alleging harassment and gender discrimination within the workplace. In the nearly thirteen-minute-long video, Valentyne doesn’t name specific companies or individuals, but details events in which she … Read more

EF2 tornado hit down in Uxbridge during Ontario storm

EF2 tornado hit down in Uxbridge during Ontario storm

Environment Canada has confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down in Uxbridge on Saturday as a powerful weather system made its way through Ontario, tearing apart homes and knocking out power to thousands of people. In a tweet, Western University’s Northern Tornadoes Project said the May 21 tornado in Uxbridge was the first wind event … Read more

Monkeypox patients in Ontario must be isolated in health-care settings, officials say

Health-care workers treating patients with monkeypox should use proper N95 masks, eye protection and isolation protocols similar to those of COVID-19, officials say. In an infection prevention and control document released this month, Public Health Ontario says that while historically monkeypox has been limited to prolonged face-to-face contact or skin-to-skin contact with a lesion, “the … Read more

A bird’s-eye view of Uxbridge, Ont. after the storm

Three days after Uxbridge was hit by a powerful thunderstorm that reduced parts of the small Ontario town to rubble, Mayor Dave Barton says “there’s a lot of work to do.” “The situation on the ground is dire,” Barton told CP24. Cameras flying over the area Tuesday morning showed the damage from a bird’s-eye view. … Read more

Wonderland visitors trapped on ride during GTA storm

A power outage at Wonderland led to a scary situation after guests were trapped on rides for about 30 minutes during the severe Ontario storm this weekend. In a video posted to TikTok on Sunday, which has since been viewed more than 1.3 million times, people can be seen stuck on a ride as the … Read more

Ontario COVID-19 news: lowest number of patients on ventilators since Nov. 2020

Ontario reported at least 3 new deaths due to COVID-19 across a 48 hour span, and said that the number of COVID patients requiring ventilators to breathe in hospitals hit a multi-year low. The Ministry of Health said it detected two new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday and one more on Monday. There have been 92 … Read more

Canadian study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19 infection

An extensive study of thousands of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals found links between the severity of their infections and the levels of common air pollutants they experience. “This adds to existing evidence that air pollution is a silent killer,” said Chen Chen, an environmental epidemiologist at the University of California and lead author of … Read more

10 things I’ve learned about Toronto in 10 years

This week marks the 10th year I’ve been writing this column. It’s been both a pleasure and frustrating to pay so much attention to Toronto, this city I love. I’ve written about the great things in this city and the things that need to be fixed. My theory is if we don’t have reasons to … Read more

Two men wanted after woman stabbed multiple times in Toronto

Toronto police are looking for two suspects after a woman was stabbed multiple times early Saturday morning. Officers responded to an assault call in the Grenoble Drive and Deauville Lane area at around 2:30 am A man and woman were riding their bicycles when a vehicle approached them. A man exited the vehicle and chased … Read more