Nearly half of Canadian renters will continue to rent: poll

Nearly half of Canadian renters will continue to rent: poll

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:35AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:35AM EDT Almost half of Canadians who rent say they will continue to do so indefinitely and aren’t sure when they’ll be able to get into the housing market, says a new survey. Renters surveyed by insurance firm Canada … Read more

Liberal-NDP agreement changed political dynamics on Parliament Hill

Liberal-NDP agreement changed political dynamics on Parliament Hill

Mia Rabson, Stephanie Taylor and Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:47AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:47AM EDT A confidence and supply agreement reached between the Liberals and NDP three months ago changed the dynamic of the House of Commons, even in a parliamentary sitting that will mainly … Read more

Ontario 10-a-day childcare: most of Greater Toronto Area now accepting applications

Ontario 10-a-day childcare: most of Greater Toronto Area now accepting applications

Licensed childcare facilities in the Greater Toronto Area are now able to apply for the Canada-wide $10-a-day program, bringing parents one step closer to their promised rebate cheques. Ontario inked a deal with the federal government for $10-a-day childcare back in March and promised that fees would be reduced by up to 25 per cent … Read more

Nearly $100K stolen from former Raptor Vince Carter’s home in Atlanta

Nearly 0K stolen from former Raptor Vince Carter’s home in Atlanta

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:57PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:57PM EDT ATLANTA (AP) – Nearly $100,000 in cash was taken in a burglary weekend at the Atlanta home of former NBA player Vince Carteraccording to an incident report released Wednesday by Atlanta Police. Two guns and more than … Read more

Florida team hauls in 5-metre, 98-kilogram Burmese python

Florida team hauls in 5-metre, 98-kilogram Burmese python

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest female Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. Tea python weighed in at 215 pounds (98 kilograms), was nearly 18 feet long (5 meters) and had 122 developing eggs, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida said in a news release. The team … Read more

Toronto cancels 169 swim classes due to instructor shortage

Toronto cancels 169 swim classes due to instructor shortage

Toronto is canceling dozens of city-run swimming courses amid a shortage of swimming instructors and lifeguards. The city says that starting today, it will begin to cancel 169 courses because swim instructors could not be confirmed. The move will affect around 1,140 attendees. “Registrars will be contacted individually and offered either a full refund or … Read more

Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth festival canceled for 2022

Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth festival canceled for 2022

The Taste of the Danforth has been called off. Despite six months of talks with the city to address “logistical issues,” organizers of the popular three-night, two-day festival said they just couldn’t make it work and have decided to “reimagine” this year’s event. “The short timeline available to adapt the event to the changes in … Read more

GTA carjackings: Two suspects arrested after gunpoint incident outside Burlington office building

GTA carjackings: Two suspects arrested after gunpoint incident outside Burlington office building

Two people were arrested within an hour of a gunpoint carjacking outside a Burlington workplace on Tuesday afternoon, police say. It happened in an office parking lot near North Service Road and Burloak Drive at around 4:50 pm Police say that a woman was getting into her 2020 Range Rover when she was approached by … Read more

No one will sell us oil, Sri Lanka PM says economy ‘has collapsed’

No one will sell us oil, Sri Lanka PM says economy ‘has collapsed’

Krihan Francis, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:25AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:25AM EDT COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” after months of shortages of food, fuel and electricity, its prime minister told lawmakers Wednesday, in comments underscoring the country’s dire situation as it … Read more

Four winning Lotto Max tickets worth $1M each sold in Ontario

Four winning Lotto Max tickets worth M each sold in Ontario

The OLG says Ontario is “full of winners” after four $1-million prizes were won in Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw. In a release on Wednesday, OLG said the June 21 jackpot was not won, but four Maxmillions prize-winning tickets worth $1 million each were sold in York Region, Peel Region, Oshawa, and on OLG.ca. Additionally, one … Read more