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

NS mass shooting: RCMP faces scrutiny for never sending alert

NS mass shooting: RCMP faces scrutiny for never sending alert

HALIFAX — The inquiry investigating the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting will examine this week one of the most contentious aspects of the RCMP’s handling of the tragedy: public communications. The Mounties have faced intense criticism for delaying the release of key information about the killer during his rampage, and there was confirmation last month … Read more

Three killed, 14 injured in shooting outside Tennessee nightclub

Three killed, 14 injured in shooting outside Tennessee nightclub

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting near a Tennessee nightclub early Sunday led to three deaths and 14 people suffering gunshot wounds and other injuries, police said. Fourteen people were hit by gunfire and three were hit by vehicles while trying to flee the scene, according to Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy. Two people died … Read more

Several residents displaced after fire damages townhouse complex in Mississauga

Several residents displaced after fire damages townhouse complex in Mississauga

Several people have been displaced after a fire broke out at a townhouse complex in Mississauga Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to 2869 Battleford Road, a three-storey multi-unit residence, just after 2 pm for a significant fire. One firefighter was injured, but no residents were hurt, officials said. They added that the fire left extensive … Read more

More gas price hikes expected next week in Canada

More gas price hikes expected next week in Canada

Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:07PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 5, 2022 6:01PM EDT Gasoline prices continued to trend upward across much of Canada over the weekend and experts warn more increases are coming this week. National average gas prices rose to about $2.06 on Sunday, up almost three … Read more

Remote work options not available to 60 per cent of workers, sowing resentment

Remote work options not available to 60 per cent of workers, sowing resentment

TORONTO — Employees like Matt Fairbanks are one of the reasons the hospitality and restaurant industry is struggling to find workers even as the pandemic wanes. The 34-year-old former bartender has moved from slinging beers in Toronto to selling software to restaurants for a Saskatchewan company – which he does remotely. “I was always kind … Read more

Ontario COVID news: 3 new deaths reported, positivity at 3-month low

Ontario COVID news: 3 new deaths reported, positivity at 3-month low

Ontario reported three new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, with the lowest test positivity observed since February. The Ministry of Health says all three deaths occurred in the last 30 days. There have been 65 deaths reported in the past seven days, 399 in the past 30 days and 13,288 since the pandemic began. Provincial labs … Read more