Here’s what is changing with Canada’s COVID travel vaccine rules

Here’s what is changing with Canada’s COVID travel vaccine rules

Starting Monday, travelers will no longer have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to board a plane or train in Canada. In an announcement last week, the government unveiled plans to suspend vaccine mandates for both domestic and international travellers, as well as crown-regulated transportation workers and federal government employees. It was well-received … Read more

Toronto’s hot housing market is making divorce even messier — here’s how splitting couples can cope

Toronto’s hot housing market is making divorce even messier — here’s how splitting couples can cope

Going through a divorce is a complicated and emotional experience enough as is, especially when children are involved. But going through a divorce in Toronto’s hot housing market during a pandemic as mortgage interest rates rise? The challenges when it comes to how to afford to live apart can seem insurmountable. While the average home … Read more

Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

A Toronto man who has been charged with lighting a TTC bus passenger on fire in what police have called a “hate-motivated” attempted murder made a brief court appearance Monday. Tenzin Norbu, who is currently detained at the Toronto South Detention Centre, appeared briefly by video in an Ontario Court of Justice proceeding shortly after … Read more

Killing of Toronto man, 24, possibly linked to shooting minutes earlier, police say

Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

Police are investigating a possible link between the killing of a 24-year-old Toronto man and another shooting that occurred minutes earlier nearby, but say the violence is likely not linked to a rash of other shootings over the weekend. In a Monday news release, police identified Jaron Williams, 24, as the victim of a fatal … Read more

Why a new international vaccine deal is being called a ‘devastating global failure’

Why a new international vaccine deal is being called a ‘devastating global failure’

In the first months of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, shipments arrived quickly and often in rich countries, while much of the world waited. The blatant inequality prompted a question — what if anyone with some spare manufacturing capacity were able to brew doses, without fear of legal repercussions from the pharmaceutical companies that had come … Read more

NDP had good ideas, but Liberals are in charge, Freeland says

NDP had good ideas, but Liberals are in charge, Freeland says

OTTAWA—The NDP may not like what the federal Liberal government is doing — or not doing — to combat inflation, but Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says their agreement to give stability to the minority Parliament stands and it’s the Liberals who are in charge. “This is not a coalition,” she said. Appearing at the … Read more

Woman has life-threatening burns after assault near TTC station

Woman has life-threatening burns after assault near TTC station

A woman in her 20s suffered what police described as “life-altering” injuries Friday after she was set on fire by a man who doused her with an unknown liquid before igniting it. The attack occurred at Kipling Station in the city’s west end around 12:30 pm The man, whom police did not identify, was arrested … Read more

Enbridge to raise natural gas prices by as much as 23 per cent July 1

Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

Just in time for BBQ season, Enbridge is set to raise natural gas prices in Ontario — and the province’s oversight body is warning there could be more increases to come. A decision from the Ontario Energy Board released Thursday approved Enbridge Gas Inc.’s June application for an increase, after the utility company outlined North … Read more

Drug dealer sentenced to life for ‘excruciating’ Toronto murder — and life means life, judge adds

Drug dealer sentenced to life for ‘excruciating’ Toronto murder — and life means life, judge adds

Leonard Pinnock was earning extra cash in high school washing pots and pans around the same age Akil Whyte was carrying a loaded handgun. And while Pinnock studied business in college and was determined to be successful, Whyte was selling cocaine and amassing three convictions for firearms possession by the time he was 20, a … Read more

This homeowner doesn’t want Bell Canada poles, wires or workers on his property. He’s taking the telecom to court to stop it

This homeowner doesn’t want Bell Canada poles, wires or workers on his property.  He’s taking the telecom to court to stop it

Nicolas Gyurkovics is fed up with Bell workers traipsing onto his property to service wires that run above his yard, and has picked a David-versus-Goliath fight over it. He’s taking the telecom giant to court over the wires, which could result in a ruling requiring it to not only remove utility poles from private properties … Read more