Doug Ford fires back at Liberals’ proposed handgun ban

Doug Ford fires back at Liberals’ proposed handgun ban

Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford is shooting down Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca’s promise to ban handguns in Ontario. With official start of the June 2 election campaign a fortnight away, Ford on Wednesday fired back at the Liberal pledge. “I’ve been very clear on my stance. We put $185 million in fighting gangs and … Read more

Ontario to open real estate bids, but only if the seller agrees

Ontario to open real estate bids, but only if the seller agrees

Home-sellers in Ontario will soon have the option of allowing their real estate agents to share the contents of competing offers with the buyers bidding on their properties. The current system of blind offers leads to bidding wars that some say contribute to soaring home prices in the Toronto region because buyers don’t know how … Read more

$30,000 in payments to Tory MPP raises ‘troublesome questions’

,000 in payments to Tory MPP raises ‘troublesome questions’

A Tory MPP accepting $30,000 from a then-lover — when he was pushing for a transit station near his family business — “raises a lot of troubling questions,” says Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca. “What did Doug Ford know? It’s really important for the premier’s office, and for the premier, to clear the air about … Read more

Toronto subway: Woman charged with attempted murder

Toronto subway: Woman charged with attempted murder

Toronto police say they have arrested and charged a suspect with attempted murder after a woman was pushed onto the tracks at a subway station Sunday evening. Police said officers responded to a call about the incident, which took place at Yonge and Bloor Subway Station, at around 9:03 pm on Sunday. When emergency crews … Read more

Snow in Toronto: Southern Ontario getting spring storm

Snow in Toronto: Southern Ontario getting spring storm

A spring storm hitting southern Ontario, which is expected to bring up to eight centimeters of snow by Tuesday, is causing messy conditions on the roads. Environment Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory on Monday for most of southern Ontario. The Greater Toronto Area is expected to receive between four and eight centimeters of … Read more

Real estate sector gears up to battle Liberal government’s proposal to ban ‘blind bidding’ for houses

Real estate sector gears up to battle Liberal government’s proposal to ban ‘blind bidding’ for houses

A real estate sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property, on Nov. 4, 2016.Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press The Canadian real estate industry is gearing up to fight Ottawa’s plan to ban a common home selling practice known as blind bidding. The Liberal Party’s April 7 budget proposed to end blind bidding, in which … Read more

Toronto subway: Suspect wanted after woman pushed

Toronto subway: Suspect wanted after woman pushed

A suspect who allegedly pushed a woman onto the tracks at a Toronto subway station Sunday evening is now wanted on an attempted murder charge, police say. The incident happened at Yonge Station just after 9 pm When emergency crews arrived, they found the victim conscious and breathing, police said. She was rushed to a … Read more

Suspect wanted after woman pushed onto Toronto subway tracks

Suspect wanted after woman pushed onto Toronto subway tracks

A suspect who allegedly pushed a woman onto the tracks at a Toronto subway station Sunday evening is now wanted on an attempted murder charge, police say. The incident happened at Yonge Station just after 9 pm When emergency crews arrived, they found the victim conscious and breathing, police said. She was rushed to a … Read more

Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez leaving TV booth following cancer diagnosis

Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez leaving TV booth following cancer diagnosis

Longtime Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez is stepping away from the broadcast booth after being diagnosed with cancer. In a statement released by Sportsnet, Martinez said Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics would be his last for “a little while” as he begins weeks of cancer treatment. Martinez, 73, said he hoped to join … Read more

Ontario poised to extend mask rules for transit, hospitals and long-term care

Ontario poised to extend mask rules for transit, hospitals and long-term care

Ontario is about to extend mandatory masking on public transit, and in hospitals and nursing homes until May 25 as the province rides out a sixth wave of COVID-19. Chief medical officer Dr. Kieran Moore told the Star he will recommend the government keep the protective measure in place for a month past its scheduled … Read more