Trudeau offers scathing assessment of police during occupation

Trudeau offers scathing assessment of police during occupation

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he did not have confidence in the Ottawa police response to the self-styled “Freedom Convoy” protests even in the early days, and the RCMP did not inform him of any joint operational plan capable of ending the Ottawa blockades as he was on the verge of invoking the … Read more

SIU says police have shot two men in Markham

SIU says police have shot two men in Markham

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after plainclothes York Regional Police officers shot two men in Markham on Friday, killing one. According to the SIU, the officers, who were in unmarked police vehicles, were investigating a white vehicle near Eyer Drive and Calvert Road around 7 am There was a confrontation between the … Read more

Cyclist’s death points to danger in St. Clair-Yonge intersection

Cyclist’s death points to danger in St. Clair-Yonge intersection

Parveen Saini says his family has “lost everything” after his 20-year-old nephew Kartik Saini, an international student from India, was struck and killed by a pickup truck driver making an apparent illegal right turn on Wednesday in Toronto. “Our family is shattered,” Parveen told the Star over the phone from his home in Karnal district … Read more

Yatim inquest derailed by convicted officer’s 11th-hour ‘suicide by cop’ motion

Yatim inquest derailed by convicted officer’s 11th-hour ‘suicide by cop’ motion

The police officer who killed distressed teen Sammy Yatim on a Toronto streetcar nearly a decade ago is making a last-minute effort to have the shooting considered a “suicide by cop” at a coroner’s inquest, a move blasted as “outrageous” and “distasteful ” by a succession of lawyers at a special hearing Wednesday. A long-awaited … Read more

Trudeau adviser contradicts Brenda Lucki at ‘Freedom Convoy’ inquiry

Trudeau offers scathing assessment of police during occupation

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security and intelligence adviser says the head of the RCMP failed to inform the federal cabinet when it was on the cusp of invoking the Emergencies Act of her view that police had not exhausted all legal tools to deal with last winter’s so-called “Freedom Convoy” protests, an … Read more

Mississauga hospital employee faces sexual assault charge

Mississauga hospital employee faces sexual assault charge

Peel Regional Police have arrested a Mississauga hospital employee in the alleged sexual assault of an elderly female patient. Police say the 32-year-old patient care assistant worked part-time at the Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga. Police say the victim wasn’t physically injured in the alleged incident in early November. Investigators from the Special Victims Unit … Read more

A Newmarket man is dead following a car crash involving a herd of horses on the loose

A Newmarket man is dead following a car crash involving a herd of horses on the loose

A 60-year-old Newmarket man died in a car crash involving a horse after a herd escaped from a nearby farm in the Township of King on Friday. At around 2:45 am, York Regional Police responded to a call near Davis Drive West and Keele Street regarding a collision between a gray Toyota Corolla and a … Read more

Amber Alert canceled after toddler found safe

Amber Alert canceled after toddler found safe

An Ontario Amber Alert issued for a two-year-old girl Wednesday evening was canceled after the toddler was safely located. The alert was put in effect around 7:40 pm by the Ontario Provincial authorities after Toronto Police Services requested. Police said the girl was seen at a residence on Keele St. Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm … Read more

Gunfight video proves dad opened fire at son’s Toronto birthday party, Crown says

Gunfight video proves dad opened fire at son’s Toronto birthday party, Crown says

A prosecutor is urging a Toronto judge to find that Kevin George was one of four men who engaged in a gunfight at a birthday party for his one-year-old son, saying the accused advertised his involvement by wearing a custom-made “Daddy Shark ” T shirt. George opened fire amid “a sea of ​​innocent people,” prosecutor … Read more

Disturbing video shows fatal shooting at Toronto high school

Disturbing video shows fatal shooting at Toronto high school

Toronto police have taken the unusual step of identifying the young suspect in a fatal Scarborough school shooting as an apparent eyewitness video emerged online, showing how the violence escalated in a schoolyard full of students. Classes had ended at Woburn Collegiate Institute on Monday afternoon just moments before the shooting that left one teen … Read more