Interim city councilor resigns hours after appointment because of homophobic posts

Interim city councilor resigns hours after appointment because of homophobic posts

The new city councilor for Ward 1 Etobicoke North resigned Friday night, hours after Toronto city councilors appointed her. Rosemarie Bryan quit as successor to former councilor Michael Ford — who apparently endorsed her as his replacement — in a statement after concerns were raised about anti-LGBTQ posts she had shared on social media between … Read more

Fugitive Quebec man identified as victim in Playa del Carmen double murder

Fugitive Quebec man identified as victim in Playa del Carmen double murder

A Quebec fugitive has been identified as one of the victims of a double murder in the resort town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico on Monday morning. The man whose throat was cut was Raphael Huppe, journalist Luis Horacio Najera confirmed on Wednesday after speaking to an official source connected to the investigation. Huppe was … Read more

Here are 10 inflation-proof meals that cost under $10 in Toronto

Here are 10 inflation-proof meals that cost under  in Toronto

Inflation is out of control. On Wednesday, Statistics Canada reported that Canada’s annual inflation rate jumped to 7.7 per cent in May, the fastest pace of rising consumer prices in nearly four decades. Food costs at restaurants grew 6.8 per cent in May, while grocery prices also increased to 9.7 per cent. It’s hard to … Read more

Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payoffs

Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payoffs

A former “trusted” City of Toronto court clerk pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 on Wednesday for his role in a ticket-fixing scheme after admitting to receiving payoffs from paralegals for altering more than 100 provincial offense notices. Frank Rizzello, 46, worked at the 2700 Eglinton Ave. W. provincial offenses courthouse where he “would ensure … 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

Taste of the Danforth canceled

Taste of the Danforth canceled

Taste of the Danforth, one of the city’s largest street festivals, has been canceled this year, according to a Wednesday media release from Greektown on the Danforth BIA, which runs the annual festival. In it, the BIA writes it “has determined the best way to ensure the long-term success of the festival is to postpone … Read more

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

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

Toronto court clerk pleads guilty in scheme to fix tickets for cash payoffs

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