Ontario COVID-19: 21 deaths reported in last week

Ontario COVID-19: 21 deaths reported in last week

Ontario officials have confirmed 21 new COVID-19 deaths over the last week while hospitalizations related to the disease continue to slowly drop. Provincial data about COVID-19 is now released weekly in Ontario every Thursday at 2 pm The most recent data shows 486 people are being treated with COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals. This represents a … Read more

COVID cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe

COVID cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe

LONDON (AP) – The number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organization’s latest weekly pandemic report issued Wednesday. The WHO said there were 3.3 million new COVID-19 infections last week, marking a … Read more

US Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

US Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press Published Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:32PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) – In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more legally armed people. … Read more

‘So scary’: Mississauga driver recounts moment when shovel hit car on Highway 403

‘So scary’: Mississauga driver recounts moment when shovel hit car on Highway 403

It started as a routine drive for Komal Syed. “I went on the 403 from Winston Churchill”, the Mississauga resident told CTV News Toronto. “I just had two…exits to take.” It was just before 11 am on Monday and Syed was headed to an appointment. She says she noticed a white sedan pull into the … Read more

Here’s a list of road closures in Toronto for Pride and other weekend events

Here’s a list of road closures in Toronto for Pride and other weekend events

Several big events will be happening in the city this weekend, including the return of the Toronto Pride Parade to downtown streets following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Pride Toronto’s weekend festivities will also feature the Trans Pride March on Friday and the Dyke March on Saturday. In addition to Pride events, the 35th … Read more

21-year-old Toronto man charged in connection with human trafficking investigation

21-year-old Toronto man charged in connection with human trafficking investigation

A 21-year-old man is facing more than two dozen charges in connection with an investigation into the trafficking of an Ontario girl. Toronto police said the investigation, which began in April of this year, found that a teenage girl was allegedly groomed over social media and was sex trafficked in Ontario and British Columbia between … Read more

Thunder Bay police chief charged with misconduct, announces plan to withdraw

Thunder Bay police chief charged with misconduct, announces plan to withdraw

The Ontario Civilian Police Commission says the chief of the Thunder Bay Police Service will face a hearing on three counts of alleged misconduct under the Police Services Act. The commission says this comes after an investigation it began in February. At the time, the OCPC raised concerns about the ability of senior leadership to … Read more

Trudeau announces $250M in food aid, blames Russia for skyrocketing prices

Trudeau announces 0M in food aid, blames Russia for skyrocketing prices

KIGALI, RWANDA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $250 million in new food aid on Thursday and blamed the growing threat of starvation squarely on Russia as he prepared to meet with leaders whose nations are feeling the pangs of famine. The prime minister is in Kigali, Rwanda, for a meeting of Commonwealth heads of … Read more

Toronto police ticketing cyclists in High Park a ‘waste of resources,’ advocate says

Toronto police ticketing cyclists in High Park a ‘waste of resources,’ advocate says

A lawyer and advocate says Toronto police are wasting resources by having officers stake out intersections at High Park to catch speeding cyclists. It’s not common to see cyclists racing through city parks, either for leisure, exercise or transportation purposes. But Toronto officials say this has led to numerous complaints from residents. In July 2021, … Read more

Charges laid after homemade explosive device found, detonated at mall north of Toronto

Charges laid after homemade explosive device found, detonated at mall north of Toronto

A 19-year-old is facing multiple charges after a homemade explosive device was detonated at a mall in York Region on Wednesday. Police say they were called to the food court at Upper Canada Mall, located near Yonge Street and Davis Drive, around 6:45 pm When officers arrived, they found a “homemade incendiary device,” police say. … Read more