NDP increase ODSP campaign pledge, promise to double current rate in second year

NDP increase ODSP campaign pledge, promise to double current rate in second year

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May 14, 2022 5:10PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 14, 2022 5:36PM EDT BRAMPTON — Ontario’s New Democrats say they’ll boost their planned increases to the province’s disability support program. The change follows criticism that the initial 20 per cent increase the party promised to implement immediately would keep those … Read more

‘A slow death’: Ontario woman with rare disease begs province to cover life-saving drug costing thousands

‘A slow death’: Ontario woman with rare disease begs province to cover life-saving drug costing thousands

An Ontario woman is urging the government to reconsider insurance eligibility for a drug that could save her life but costs hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Toronto resident Nouma Hammash, 39, grew up in the United Arab Emirates. Diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at a young age, she has lived most of … Read more

2 people taken to hospital after house fire in Rexdale

2 people taken to hospital after house fire in Rexdale

Two people are in hospital after a fire broke out at a house in Rexdale Saturday afternoon. Toronto Fire said crews responded to reports of a residence fully engulfed in flames on Clearbrooke Circle, west of Islington Avenue, around 2:15 pm Platoon Chief Kevin Shaw said crews were met with heavy fire on the first … Read more

Toronto chooses the oak tree as its official tree

Toronto chooses the oak tree as its official tree

Torontonians have chosen the oak tree to represent the city. Mayor John Tory, along with Councilor Jennifer McKelvie, chair of the infrastructure and environment committee, unveiled the city’s official tree at Cedar Ridge Park on Saturday afternoon. The oak tree was selected by a public vote held from April 21 to May 10. “Trees do … Read more

Toronto police charge man after 2 women sexually assaulted

Toronto police charge man after 2 women sexually assaulted

A Toronto man who worked for a moving company has been arrested after two female customers were sexually assaulted, police say. Toronto police say the first incident occurred on April 15 when a woman hired a moving company and was sexually assaulted by a man who worked for them. A second incident occurred on May … Read more

Cyclist suffers life-altering injuries after being hit by vehicle in Toronto

Cyclist suffers life-altering injuries after being hit by vehicle in Toronto

A cyclist has life-altering injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Toronto Saturday morning, police say. At around 7:15 am, emergency crews responded to a collision on Lake Shore Boulevard West and Jameson Avenue. Police say a driver lost control of a vehicle, went off the road and hit a cyclist. The cyclist was … Read more

Police charge driver in fatal Toronto crash

Police charge driver in fatal Toronto crash

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged after a female passenger in his car was killed in a crash in Toronto two months ago, police say. On March 6, 2022, Toronto police responded to a single-motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Jameson Avenue. Police said a man was … Read more

Greater Ottawa declares state of emergency over ongoing ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest

Greater Ottawa declares state of emergency over ongoing ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest

Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, February 6, 2022 7:23AM EST Last Updated Sunday, February 6, 2022 10:28PM EST OTTAWA – The mayor of Canada’s national capital declared a state of emergency in his city on Sunday in the face of ongoing protests that have overwhelmed local resources shortly before police moved to choke … Read more

Driver survives after his vehicle pushed by dump truck on Highway 401

Driver survives after his vehicle pushed by dump truck on Highway 401

An Ontario man has walked away from a horrific crash on Highway 401 without any physical injuries after he was pushed by a dump truck for about half a kilometre. “Happy. Thankful God has given me new life,” said Syed Hussain, 47, outside Humber River Hospital Friday late afternoon. Hussain’s family said he was driving … Read more

Man in life-threatening condition after stabbing at Main Street subway station

Man in life-threatening condition after stabbing at Main Street subway station

A man has been seriously injured in a stabbing at Main Street Station, Toronto police say. Emergency crews were called to the TTC Line 2 station located in the area of ​​Main Street and Danforth Avenue just before 7 pm Friday for a stabbing. Police said there were reports that a confrontation occurred in the … Read more