Canada’s Wonderland evacuated late Sunday night after fire breaks out in water park

Canada’s Wonderland evacuated late Sunday night after fire breaks out in water park

Canada’s Wonderland was evacuated late Sunday night after a small structure fire broke out and spread within the water park area. York Regional Police said the theme park was cleared “as a precaution because of blowing smoke.” Police were on hand to assist Vaughan Fire, they said. “Please avoid the area as crews respond to … Read more

Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market launches new expanded hours, effective today

Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market launches new expanded hours, effective today

St. Lawrence Market is expanding its hours of operation – starting today. Effective July 31, the popular international food market will now be open Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm It will also be open Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturdays from 7 am to 5 pm Holiday hours … Read more

Sting warns during Warsaw concert of threats to democracy

Sting warns during Warsaw concert of threats to democracy

The Associated Press Published Sunday, July 31, 2022 2:26PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 31, 2022 2:26PM EDT WARSAW, Poland (AP) — British musician Sting interrupted a concert in Warsaw on Saturday evening to warn his audience that democracy is under attack worldwide and to denounce the war in Ukraine as “an absurdity based upon … Read more

Doctor: Biden tests positive for COVID for 2nd day in a row

Doctor: Biden tests positive for COVID for 2nd day in a row

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 for the second straight day, in what appears to be a rare case of “rebound” following treatment with an anti-viral drug. In a letter noting the positive test, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the White House physician, said Sunday that the president “continues to feel well” and … Read more

Out-of-office reply: Prime Minister Trudeau, family on holiday in Costa Rica

Out-of-office reply: Prime Minister Trudeau, family on holiday in Costa Rica

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to Costa Rica for a two-week vacation with his family. The Prime Minister’s Office says the family is returning to the same place where they stayed over the Christmas holiday in 2019 and that they are paying for their own accommodations. The prime minister must fly on … Read more

Man in custody after vehicle with female passenger inside stolen in Brampton

Man in custody after vehicle with female passenger inside stolen in Brampton

Peel police are investigating after a man allegedly stole a vehicle with a female passenger still inside in Brampton early Sunday morning. Police said they received a call just before 4 am for auto theft in the area of ​​Steeles Avenue and Hurontario Street. Officers were able to connect with the woman inside the vehicle, … Read more

Savings are slowly dripping away as deposit interest lags far behind inflation

Savings are slowly dripping away as deposit interest lags far behind inflation

TORONTO – The savings accounts of Canadians have sprung a leak. As inflation tops eight per cent, anyone with money in the bank is seeing their savings drip away at the fastest rate on record because interest rates for savings accounts, still largely languishing at around one per cent, haven’t kept up. “They will lose … Read more

Toronto Animal Services waives fees for small pet adoptions this weekend

Toronto Animal Services waives fees for small pet adoptions this weekend

Toronto Animal Services is waiving the its adoption fees this weekend for its rabbits, rats and guinea pigs. The animal welfare agency said the fee waiving would apply for the more than 30 small pets available for adoption. The offer, which started on Friday, will end on Sunday. The agency posted some photos of its … Read more

Toronto Caribbean Carnival postpones Sunday’s ‘Carnival Flavors’ event until end of August

Toronto Caribbean Carnival postpones Sunday’s ‘Carnival Flavors’ event until end of August

A new event that was supposed to close out Toronto’s 55th annual Caribbean Carnival has been suddenly called off. According to organizers, Carnival Flavors at Stanley Barracks, Hotel X is being pushed back to a later date “due to unforeseen circumstances.” “Carnival Flavors is postponed this afternoon in order to celebrate Trinidad and Tobago’s 60th … Read more

Motorcyclist killed in overnight crash in Scarborough

Motorcyclist killed in overnight crash in Scarborough

A man has died following a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Toronto’s east end early Sunday morning. The crash happened shortly after 1 am in the Scarborough Junction area, near Kennedy and Eglinton avenues. According to Toronto police, the motorcycle rider was thrown from their bike and was unconscious. Paramedics rushed the … Read more