Mayor Sutcliffe pledges accountability in wake of scathing LRT inquiry report

Mayor Sutcliffe pledges accountability in wake of scathing LRT inquiry report

Ottawa’s new mayor has vowed to improve accountability and transparency around the city’s light rail network and implement “key recommendations” from a scathing report issued Wednesday by the LRT inquiry. At a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe said the 664-page report issued a few hours earlier by the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public … Read more

Snowplows faced ‘challenging’ congestion on Alex Fraser Bridge, says ministry – BC News

Snowplows faced ‘challenging’ congestion on Alex Fraser Bridge, says ministry – BC News

Photo: @Sodium229. The Alex Fraser Bridge was congested and closed for several hours Nov. 29, 2022, after a storm rolled through. BC’s Ministry of Transportation says a “full force” of de-icing crews and snowplows was still not enough to clear the Alex Fraser Bridge of snow Tuesday evening, leading to several car crashes that ultimately … Read more

Province to cover part of Toronto’s $700M shortfall

Province to cover part of Toronto’s 0M shortfall

Toronto got a lifeline Wednesday as it struggles to shore up its budget against ongoing damage from COVID-19 and the unexpected fallout from the province’s new housing bill. Premier Doug Ford’s government announced Wednesday it would fund one-third of the provincial capital’s 2022 pandemic-related operating budget shortfall, which the city’s latest estimates peg at more … Read more

Ontario health minister’s denial of nurses’ ‘mass exodus’ feels ‘painful’ and ‘dismissive’ for some

Ontario health minister’s denial of nurses’ ‘mass exodus’ feels ‘painful’ and ‘dismissive’ for some

Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones said the province has “not seen a mass exodus of nurses” leaving the profession – a remark some nurses say is “dismissive” and “painful” to hear. “In fact, we have not seen a mass exodus of nurses leaving the system,” Jones said while speaking to reporters at Queen’s Park on … Read more

Grandparent scams: How you can protect yourself

Grandparent scams: How you can protect yourself

Like hundreds of Canadian seniors this year, Ilene Lawson received a terrifying phone call she won’t soon forget. She was told her granddaughter had been in a car accident and a loaded gun was found in the trunk. She was now in police custody. “I was freaking out. I was totally freaking out,” said Lawson … Read more

Bosses of Alberta men accused in plot to murder Mounties still under investigation, court docs suggest

Bosses of Alberta men accused in plot to murder Mounties still under investigation, court docs suggest

Alberta RCMP are still investigating several people they believe were issuing orders to the men now accused of plotting to murder Mounties at an anti-pandemic restriction border blockade last winter, newly released court documents show. Police have identified a suspected leadership team outside of the Coutts border protest site that wanted to see not only … Read more