‘Don’t become tired’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges Canadian students to help keep the war front and center

‘Don’t become tired’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges Canadian students to help keep the war front and center

Spreading information around the world about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is as important as distributing guns and bullets for the country’s defence, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy told students at the University of Toronto on Wednesday. In a speech and question-and-answer session by video from Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, Zelenskyy, dressed in a military-style camouflage vest, … Read more

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

Anger, confusion after Air Canada orders 20-plus passengers off Montreal-to-London flight

Anger, confusion after Air Canada orders 20-plus passengers off Montreal-to-London flight

LONDON—Anger and confusion are mounting with Air Canada after the airline deplaned 25 passengers on a Monday night flight from Montreal to London with what some of those on board allege was “no explanation at all.” Jess McFadyen said the plane had been sitting on the tarmac for about an hour waiting to depart when, … Read more

Restaurants slam Canada’s ban on plastic containers and cutlery

Restaurants slam Canada’s ban on plastic containers and cutlery

The next time you get a takeout order of spaghetti and meatballs, or a tasty bowl of pho, imagine carrying it home without plastic. Because in another 18 months or so, you might just have to. As the federal government announced long-awaited details of its ban on some single-use plastics Monday — including bags and … Read more

Man arrested after woman set on fire on TTC bus

Man arrested after woman set on fire on TTC bus

A Toronto man faces charges after a woman was allegedly lit on fire on a TTC bus on Friday, in what police now describe as an alleged “hate-motivated” murder attempt. Tenzin Norbu, 33, is charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon, common nuisance and mischief. He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 … Read more

Donald D. Summerville outdoor pool to stay shut until 2023

Donald D. Summerville outdoor pool to stay shut until 2023

Torontonians hoping to cool off at an outdoor public pool this summer might find it tougher than usual, with maintenance problems and staffing shortages putting the squeeze on civic swimming spots. With just days to go before the start of municipal swimming season, news came this week that the popular Olympic-sized pool at Donald D. … Read more

Seniors, renters and low-income workers to get financial boost

Seniors, renters and low-income workers to get financial boost

Millions of Canadians will get more money this year from the federal government as part of its plan to fight inflation, including a $500 payment for almost one million renters, and up to $766 more for more than three million seniors. Deputy prime minister and minister of finance Chrystia Freeland announced Thursday an $8.9 billion … Read more

Regular ActiveTO road closures should end, city report says

Regular ActiveTO road closures should end, city report says

The popular ActiveTO road closures on Lake Shore Boulevard West have caused significant traffic delays and risk interfering with special events as the city reopens, and should only be allowed to continue on a limited basis. That’s the conclusion of a hotly anticipated city staff report on the pandemic-era street closure program released shortly before … Read more

Airport chaos could get worse as Ottawa removes vaccine mandates

Airport chaos could get worse as Ottawa removes vaccine mandates

OTTAWA—“Science” — not politics or airport delays — is the reason the Liberal government gave for why it has finally halted — or “suspended” — federal vaccine mandates starting next Monday. Yet if politics is the art of the possible, politics were definitely in play. Some Liberal MPs say caucus pressure played a role. Cabinet … Read more

Loretta Rogers, matriarch of Rogers family, dies at 83

Loretta Rogers, matriarch of Rogers family, dies at 83

Loretta Rogers, the matriarch of the Rogers family, has died at age 83, the family said Saturday. “The Rogers Family is profoundly saddened by our mother’s passing. We are grieving together for an amazing woman who held love and compassion in her heart, kindness in her soul and who possessed an incredible strength of character,” … Read more