John Derringer and Q107 part ways

John Derringer and Q107 part ways

Corus Entertainment says former morning show host John Derringer and Q107 have “agreed to part ways,” effective immediately. A statement released by Corus on Twitter Tuesday morning read: “This follows a 22-year tenure as host of Derringer in the the Morning. Plans for the show will be forthcoming.” The company says the independent investigation initiated … Read more

Toronto home prices drop for fifth straight month in July: TRREB

Toronto home prices drop for fifth straight month in July: TRREB

For the first time since prices began plummeting earlier this year, the average price of a single detached home in Toronto was lower than it was a year ago, according to the latest report from the city’s real estate board. The average price of a detached home in the Greater Toronto Area fell by 3.1 … Read more

Toronto Caribbean Carnival postpones Carnival Flavors

Toronto Caribbean Carnival postpones Carnival Flavors

Carnival Flavours, the closing event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, has been moved to late August. HAS tweet by the festival’s Twitter account on Sunday said refunds will be issued to anyone who bought tickets, promising more details to come. Carnival Flavors was scheduled to take place Sunday afternoon at Stanley Barracks at Hotel X. … Read more

GTA hospital closes ICU, as staffing shortages strain Ontario’s system

GTA hospital closes ICU, as staffing shortages strain Ontario’s system

A GTA intensive-care unit has been forced to temporarily close and relocate patients, as the Ontario health-care system struggles with staff shortages and fallout from the pandemic. Lakeridge Health, which has multiple hospital locations east of Toronto, said in a statement Thursday that the ICU at Bowmanville Hospital is closing and is relocating critical-care services … Read more

Man arrested after sister dies following Scarborough assault

Man arrested after sister dies following Scarborough assault

A woman died in an early morning assault at a Scarborough home, and her brother was arrested in connection with the incident, police report. Police were called to an assault at 32 Westbourne Ave. in Scarborough just before 5:30 am A man had had an altercation with a woman. Police said a suspect was arrested … Read more

Mike Layton joins Toronto city council exodus

Mike Layton joins Toronto city council exodus

After 12 years of pushing city hall to build bike lanes and fight climate change, Mike Layton is ready to move on. In a surprise announcement, the Ward 11 University-Rosedale city councilor, one of the most recognized faces in local politics, told the Star he will not seek re-election Oct. 24 and has no firm … Read more

Child dead after being struck by GO train in Mississauga

Child dead after being struck by GO train in Mississauga

Peel police said a child has been pronounced dead after being struck by a GO train in Mississauga Tuesday evening. Police say the call came in at 7:39 pm, in the Lolita Gardens and Silver Creek Boulevard area. In a tweet around 8:15 pm Mississauga Fire tweeted a child was struck by a GO train … Read more

Stephen Lecce unveils ‘plan to catch up’ for students

Stephen Lecce unveils ‘plan to catch up’ for students

Extracurricular sports and clubs must be on offer when Ontario students return to class in the fall, Education Minister Stephen Lecce insists, while warning that parents have “little tolerance” for disruptions to schooling after all of the worry and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic . “I believe after two years of great difficulty, the right … Read more

Two dead in overnight shooting at Vaughan nightclub

Two dead in overnight shooting at Vaughan nightclub

Two men are dead and a third victim is in hospital following an overnight shooting at a Vaughan nightclub. According to York Region police, at approximately 3:30 am Saturday, officers responded to a report of a shooting at Highway 7 and Keele Street. When officers arrived they found three victims with gunshot wounds, police said. … Read more

New details emerge in Unifor’s full report on Jerry Dias probe

New details emerge in Unifor’s full report on Jerry Dias probe

A company allegedly bought $1.2 million worth of rapid tests from a third-party supplier promoted to Unifor employers by former union president Jerry Dias, according to a third-party probe into the controversy. Dias allegedly received $50,000 from the rapid test supplier in exchange for promoting the pandemic safety tool to the union’s employers. Chris MacDonald, … Read more