Dad of kids killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested day before death

Dad of kids killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested day before death

The Ontario father of the three young children killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo was arrested and Tasered when officers were called to his home the day before his death by suicide, Peel police confirm. Peel police were called to Edward Lake’s Brampton address on June 19 — Father’s Day — to “investigate an altercation … Read more

Unlicensed 19-year-old drunk driver guilty in 170 km/h crash that killed Richmond Hill dad

Unlicensed 19-year-old drunk driver guilty in 170 km/h crash that killed Richmond Hill dad

A young, drunk man with no driver’s license lost control of a speeding Mercedes SUV that swerved into oncoming traffic on Yonge Street, killing a father and causing significant injuries to his wife, young son, and the driver of another car, a judge has found . The collision in Richmond Hill on Aug. 18, 2019, … Read more

‘It’s torture’: Detained and humiliated at the airport, this Ontario man is fighting back

‘It’s torture’: Detained and humiliated at the airport, this Ontario man is fighting back

It’s been more than three years since Royland Boothe was detained by border agents upon returning from a funeral in Jamaica, and he says he’s haunted by the sound of the metal gate shutting behind him that day. It triggers the humiliation and anger the Newmarket man felt at being accused of smuggling narcotics, held … Read more

Canada looks to ease family reunification, amid frustrations over ‘super visa’ and permanent-resident lotteries

Canada looks to ease family reunification, amid frustrations over ‘super visa’ and permanent-resident lotteries

After his father died of cancer, Ken Yu began entering Canada’s annual lottery in the hopes of winning an opportunity to sponsor his mother to come to this country as a permanent resident. That was six years ago. The Calgary banker has had no success. Instead, he’s been left despondent as he sees more recent … Read more

U of T Law is denying access to virtual classes, disabled students say — despite COVID-era shift to online learning

U of T Law is denying access to virtual classes, disabled students say — despite COVID-era shift to online learning

For more than a decade, Anushay Sheikh dreamed of being a lawyer. She tailored her extracurriculars to impress the admissions offices at Canada’s top law schools. She studied economics and political science at McGill University, graduating with highest distinction. Her efforts paid off in 2021, when she was accepted to the University of Toronto’s prestigious … Read more

‘You are dead because you were you’: How anti-Muslim hate has changed their London, Ont.

‘You are dead because you were you’: How anti-Muslim hate has changed their London, Ont.

LONDON, Ont.—The Afzaal family’s garden came to life this spring with lush hostas and other perennials popping. But their usually impeccable lawn is in need of a trim, and absent from the flower beds are the annuals that would normally bring color this time of the year. Planted out front instead: a for-sale sign. From … Read more

Jays fan who gave homer to young Yankees fan share their story

Jays fan who gave homer to young Yankees fan share their story

Mike Lanzilotta remembers the first ball he took home from a Blue Jays game. He was 12 years old and reached over the railing, before netting was around, to grab a slow-rolling foul ball. “My grandfather held my legacy as I grabbed the ball. And then he pulled me back in,” he said. To this … Read more

‘My father will never be the same’: Toronto police detective charged with impaired driving in crash that left Durham man seriously injured

‘My father will never be the same’: Toronto police detective charged with impaired driving in crash that left Durham man seriously injured

The knock on the door came at an hour when the news is rarely good. Before dawn on March 4, a Durham police officer at Josie Geisel’s Ajax home told her there had been an accident near Highway 401. Her husband, Mark, had been rushed to hospital with a serious head injury. Across the Atlantic … Read more

‘No working smoke alarm’ in Brampton house fire that killed family of six, fire marshal says

‘No working smoke alarm’ in Brampton house fire that killed family of six, fire marshal says

There was “no working smoke alarm” in the Brampton home where a fire killed a family of six, including a grandmother who died of her injuries Wednesday, officials say. Bonnie O’Dea had been hospitalized in critical condition since the fire tore through the home she shared with her daughter’s family early on March 28. O’Dea’s … Read more

Reports pouring in of rape by Russian soldiers in Ukraine

Reports pouring in of rape by Russian soldiers in Ukraine

Reports of Ukrainian women and girls being raped by Russian soldiers are increasingly emerging from the war zone. The scope of the violence remains difficult to ascertain amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, but a Ukrainian media personality is encouraging women to come forward with their stories, as officials work to confirm what is happening. Human … Read more