Trudeau weighing ‘all options’ on notwithstanding clause use amid CUPE Ontario strike

Trudeau weighing ‘all options’ on notwithstanding clause use amid CUPE Ontario strike

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is weighing “all different options” when asked Friday whether Ottawa will seek to amend the use of the controversial notwithstanding clause. Trudeau’s comments come as 55,000 Ontario education workers took to the picket lines on Friday in defiance of the provincial government, which passed a law Thursday pre-emptively … Read more

Two South Simcoe cops didn’t draw guns, third engaged gunman

Two South Simcoe cops didn’t draw guns, third engaged gunman

Two police officers did not draw their guns before they were fatally shot inside an Innisfil residence earlier this week, the Special Investigations Unit said Thursday as the small community 70 kilometers north of Toronto reels from the shock of the event. South Simcoe Police Service Constables Devon Northrup, 33, and Morgan Russell, 54, died … Read more

Why these food items are still cheap

Why these food items are still cheap

Even though Canadian grocery prices are rising at the fastest pace in more than 40 years, bananas are still cheap. According to Statistics Canada, average retail prices for bananas in July 2022 remained relatively stagnant when compared to the last few months. At $1.68 per kilogram, bananas are one of the few fruits that are … Read more

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

Tired of Tinder? How about dating an eastern Ontario town?

Tired of Tinder?  How about dating an eastern Ontario town?

And they say romance is dead. A new tourism campaign, launched by several counties in eastern Ontario, is looking for “The One” to spend time with, someone who “craves adventure” and “loves long strolls.” The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry (SDG) are looking to find their love match in someone willing to commit … Read more

Pope Francis in Canada: Itinerary of the papal visit

Pope Francis in Canada: Itinerary of the papal visit

Pope Francis is set to arrive in Canada on Sunday for a six-day tour, marking the first papal visit to the country in 20 years. The pope is scheduled to travel to Edmonton, Quebec City and Iqaluit, where he will meet with Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors. He is expected to deliver an apology … 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

Where Canada stands if the global economy weakens

Where Canada stands if the global economy weakens

The latest forecast for the global economy shows a grim outlook of the world torn by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war against Ukraine. Almost all countries are expected to experience slower growth in 2022-23 due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). … Read more

Ontario Homes Prices Are Set To See The Biggest Drop In These Regions & It’s Such A Relief

Ontario Homes Prices Are Set To See The Biggest Drop In These Regions & It’s Such A Relief

Face it, the COVID-19 pandemic made Ontario’s housing market stupidly unaffordable. As a result, home prices skyrocketed across the province, and smaller regions near big cities became record-breaking hot spots. But, thankfully, for first-time home buyers living in those areas, what goes up, must come down. According to a report from Desjardins, the province’s housing … Read more

Brampton-based singer Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead in India: reports

Brampton-based singer Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead in India: reports

Sidhu Moose Wala, the singer/rapper who rocketed to fame in Brampton after moving from India as an international student, was shot dead on Sunday in the Mansa district of Punjab, according to reports. According to the Hindustan Times and other Indian media sources, Wala was killed by “unidentified assailants” in Jawaharke village, just one day … Read more