Crack down on speeding cyclists raises High Park tensions

Crack down on speeding cyclists raises High Park tensions

Richard Marazzi walks in High Park twice a week to decompress after work and take his dog for some fresh air. But over the last few years he says cyclists are speeding more and failing to follow the speed limit and stop signs. “Before the pandemic I was walking with my two nephews on a … Read more

Federal government accused of interfering in RCMP operations after NS massacre

Federal government accused of interfering in RCMP operations after NS massacre

Allegations that the Liberal government interfered with RCMP operations to push a gun-control agenda swept through Canadian politics Tuesday, following the release of documents to an inquiry investigating the 2020 massacre in Nova Scotia. The charges — denied by RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and former public safety minister Bill Blair — came in the wake … Read more

Unlicensed 19-year-old drunk driver guilty in 170 km/h crash that killed Richmond Hill dad

Unlicensed 19-year-old drunk driver guilty in 170 km/h crash that killed Richmond Hill dad

A young, drunk man with no driver’s license lost control of a speeding Mercedes SUV that swerved into oncoming traffic on Yonge Street, killing a father and causing significant injuries to his wife, young son, and the driver of another car, a judge has found . The collision in Richmond Hill on Aug. 18, 2019, … Read more

Two Canadians found murdered in Mexican beach resort town of Playa del Carmen

Two Canadians found murdered in Mexican beach resort town of Playa del Carmen

The Canadian government is reminding travelers to avoid non-essential travel to more than a dozen regions in Mexico following the murders of two Canadians in Playa del Carmen early Monday morning. Global Affairs Canada has not released the identities of a Canadian couple whose bodies were found with their throats slit early Monday in a … Read more

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 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

‘It’s torture’: Detained and humiliated at the airport, this Ontario man is fighting back

‘It’s torture’: Detained and humiliated at the airport, this Ontario man is fighting back

It’s been more than three years since Royland Boothe was detained by border agents upon returning from a funeral in Jamaica, and he says he’s haunted by the sound of the metal gate shutting behind him that day. It triggers the humiliation and anger the Newmarket man felt at being accused of smuggling narcotics, held … Read more

Neighbor says she tried to save burning woman with garden hose

Neighbor says she tried to save burning woman with garden hose

Warning: The following story contains graphic details. After hearing a scream, Fayruus Ismail emerged from her Scarborough townhouse to a shocking sight—her neighbor standing outside, horrifically burned. The neighbour, 37-year-old Henrietta Viski, silently sat down on the ground outside her own townhouse, her red hair still burning, Ismail recalled Sunday of the Friday afternoon scene. … Read more