September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

The second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is approaching in Canada, and while it is not a statutory holiday in Ontario, there are some things you should know about. Sept. 30 is observed in Ontario only as a federal holiday, which means provincially regulated businesses are not required to give employees the day off … Read more

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

Senegal accuses police of ‘savagely beating’ one of its Ottawa diplomats

GATINEAU, THAT. — Senegal is accusing Canadian police of “savagely beating” one of its diplomats earlier this week. The Gatineau police service (SPVG) says instead that it faced “an aggressive person” who allegedly injured two police officers. In a press release dated Thursday and made public on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal … Read more

Ottawa’s most expensive home is on the market for $8.8 million

Ottawa’s most expensive home is on the market for .8 million

On the shores of the Ottawa River in the community of Dunrobin, Ont., sits Ottawa’s most expensive home on the market. River View Estate is a 27.8-acre property featuring a home with water views, wooded trails, sports facilities and 835 feet of waterfront, according to the listing on Christie’s International Real Estate. “Simply spectacular! This … Read more

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Kiki Jones has spent the past few days taking cold showers, avoiding physical activity, keeping the blinds shut and blasting electric fans in their non-air-conditioned apartment in Toronto. But despite those measures, the 31-year-old hasn’t found much relief from the intense summer heat that’s gripped the city this week. “I’ve lived in Toronto for about … Read more

At least 18 dead, millions stranded as floods ravage India, Bangladesh – National

At least 18 dead, millions stranded as floods ravage India, Bangladesh – National

Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday. In India’s Assam state, at least nine people were killed in the floods and 2 million saw their homes submerged, according to … Read more

Heavy rains prompt state of emergency in Calgary, flooding fears in BC

Heavy rains prompt state of emergency in Calgary, flooding fears in BC

A home on Peguis First Nation with a Tiger Dam around it for Fisher River flooding north of Winnipeg on May 15.JOHN WOODS/The Canadian Press Calgary declared a state of emergency Monday as torrential rains were predicted to pelt Southern Alberta with more than a month’s worth of rain in just three days, but the … Read more

Dozens issued evacuation notices in Morden as overland flooding overtakes town – Winnipeg

Dozens issued evacuation notices in Morden as overland flooding overtakes town – Winnipeg

Streets in Morden were looking more like rivers Saturday morning and around fifty homes have been issued evacuation notices after severe outland flooding overtook the town overnight. “We’ve received a substantial amount of rainfall over the last 24 hours, which, coupled with the remnant of the Colorado low we had last weekend, is causing a … Read more

Montreal snowfall brings slippery conditions, power outages

Montreal snowfall brings slippery conditions, power outages

Montrealers can expect some slippery driving conditions Tuesday due to late-season snowfall bringing heavy, wet snow to the city. According to Environment Canada, a major weather system from the east coast of the US is bringing 10 cm of snow to the Greater Montreal area, with temperatures hovering near freezing. “Visibilities will be significantly reduced … Read more

Flood warning in effect for Quebec City; Montreal in for some snow

Flood warning in effect for Quebec City;  Montreal in for some snow

A storm surge warning is in effect for the Quebec City area as rising waters make for possible floods in the area. Strong winds are expected, caused by a low-pressure system from the Eastern American seabord. High waves could also result in shoreline erosion in vulnerable areas. About five centimeters of snow are expected to … 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