Canadian warship sails through Taiwan Strait

Canadian warship sails through Taiwan Strait

Canada sailed a warship through the waters of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday as the vessel joined the ongoing effort to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea. The Department of National Defense says the frigate HMCS Vancouver sailed through the narrow passage between China and Taiwan alongside the American guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins. A … Read more

‘Riverdale’ actor sentenced for fatally shooting mother

‘Riverdale’ actor sentenced for fatally shooting mother

A young BC actor who fatally shot his mother in their Squamish home has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 14 years. Ryan Grantham, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for pulling the trigger on March 31, 2020. Justice Kathleen Ker handed down the sentence in a Vancouver courtroom Tuesday, … Read more

September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

The second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is approaching in Canada, and while it is not a statutory holiday in Ontario, there are some things you should know about. Sept. 30 is observed in Ontario only as a federal holiday, which means provincially regulated businesses are not required to give employees the day off … Read more

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

GATINEAU, THAT. — Senegal is accusing Canadian police of “savagely beating” one of its diplomats earlier this week. The Gatineau police service (SPVG) says instead that it faced “an aggressive person” who allegedly injured two police officers. In a press release dated Thursday and made public on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal … Read more

Ottawa’s most expensive home is on the market for $8.8 million

Ottawa’s most expensive home is on the market for .8 million

On the shores of the Ottawa River in the community of Dunrobin, Ont., sits Ottawa’s most expensive home on the market. River View Estate is a 27.8-acre property featuring a home with water views, wooded trails, sports facilities and 835 feet of waterfront, according to the listing on Christie’s International Real Estate. “Simply spectacular! This … Read more

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Kiki Jones has spent the past few days taking cold showers, avoiding physical activity, keeping the blinds shut and blasting electric fans in their non-air-conditioned apartment in Toronto. But despite those measures, the 31-year-old hasn’t found much relief from the intense summer heat that’s gripped the city this week. “I’ve lived in Toronto for about … Read more

Heavy rain, thunderstorms headed for Toronto

Heavy rain, thunderstorms headed for Toronto

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto and the surrounding areas ahead of potentially “significant rainfall” and accompanying thunderstorms. The rain will start falling Monday night and continue until at least Tuesday evening, the agency said in a news release. “Showers and occasional thunderstorms are expected to move across the region as … Read more

Toronto high school lockdown lifted after receiving threat

Toronto high school lockdown lifted after receiving threat

The Toronto District School Board says police are investigating a threat at a school in the city’s east end while a lockdown at the institution has been lifted. The TDSB says that all students at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate, located at Guildwood Parkway and Livingston Road in Scarborough, are safe. Due to a separate threat, … Read more

Seven Muslim nations complain about senior Indian officials’ remarks about Islam

Seven Muslim nations complain about senior Indian officials’ remarks about Islam

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is facing major outrage from Muslim countries after top officials in the governing Hindu nationalist party made derogatory references to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, drawing accusations of diplomatic blasphemy across some Arab nations that have left New Delhi struggling to contain the damaging fallout. At least five Arab nations … Read more

Ontario COVID news: positivity falls to multi-month low

Ontario COVID news: positivity falls to multi-month low

Ontario reported one new COVID-19 death on Monday, as test positivity continues to fall to levels seen rarely since the arrival of the Omicron variant. The Ministry of Health says the death reported today occurred more than 30 days ago. There have been 64 deaths reported in the past seven days, 368 in the past … Read more