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TTC to remove all Sunday-only streetcar stops on June 7

The Toronto Transit Commission will remove all 41 Sunday-only streetcar stops beginning on June 7, the transit agency announced on Friday. The decision was made after consulting with the public and city councillors, the TTC said. Sunday stops were established in the 1920s to reduce walking distance to nearby churches, according to the TTC.

  • The Truckin' Good Food Series is an event on Sunday at the Riverfront Festival Plaza in Windsor. As food trucks become more and more popular, the folks at Windsor Eats are taking it to the next level, inviting food trucks from across the region to converge on Windsor. There are food truck standards like burgers and ice …

  • Police forces investigating whether teen was behind 3 'swatting' incidents

    Three police forces are investigating whether an Ontario teen arrested Wednesday is behind "swatting" incidents dating back to February. On Wednesday, OPP said the teen from New Tecumseth, Ont., faces four charges in total, including public mischief and sending false messages. OPP officials couldn't say if the teen is …

  • The Ontario Provincial Police are publicly thanking a Good Samaritan who used her own vehicle earlier this week to stop an out-of-control delivery van. As the van slowed and repeatedly bounced off the median, another driver positioned her vehicle in front of the van, gradually bringing it to a stop. An off-duty paramedic …

  • Ontario elementary teachers strike action to escalate, union says

    Teachers in Ontario's public elementary schools will escalate their strike action to "prod" the government, their union announced Friday. Teachers and occasional teachers will further withdraw from ministry meetings and workshops, as well as mandated meetings with principals, said the Elementary Teachers' Federation of …

  • CMHC mortgage holders spend 26% of income on housing

    Canadians are showing a strong ability to manage their debts even as housing prices rise, with arrears on CMHC mortgages at a low 0.34 per cent for the first quarter of this year, according to new figures from the federal housing agency. The gross debt service ratio for Canadian homeowners – the percentage of housing costs …

  • The Ancaster leash-free dog park will be named after Corp. Nathan Cirillo. Cirillo was gunned down while guarding the National War Memorial during an attack Parliament Hill on Oct. 22. The Hamilton resident regularly walked his beloved dogs in the Ancaster Meadowlands park, now colloquially known as Cinema Park because …

  • The Quebec government has confirmed that it is abolishing school board elections, after months of talking about it. A month and a half ago, Education Minister François Blais made his intentions to abolish school board elections in favour of a new regional administration system. Quebec's federation of school boards denounced …

  • It's West Nile virus season in Windsor-Essex and the local health unit is urging people to take precautions against the potential deadly virus spread by mosquitoes. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has also started its annual larviciding campaign, treating mosquito breeding grounds. West Nile Virus is a potentially …

  • Erin Davis remembers daughter's 'large, short life' at memorial

    "Lauren did what Lauren wanted to do and nothing held her back," said Davis. The young mother was on maternity leave from her role as the midday news anchor and host of Ottawa Noon on 580 CFRA at the time of her death, apparently from a "cardiac event" that remains unexplained. "If you were to ask us even today, as we …

  • Two Toronto-area men have admitted to fraudulently manipulating the prices of two U.S. penny stocks in order to unlawfully make $17 million in trading profits for themselves and others. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the two men and other unnamed co-conspirators bought up large chunks of two stocks — Raven Gold …

  • A former STM employee and a construction entrepreneur are facing charges of breach of trust, fraud and producing false documents after being arrested Friday morning. Richard Taylor, a former project technician with Montreal's transit authority, and Martin Lampron, president of the now-bankrupt Construction Martha, were …

  • Twitter user Rebecca Davies posted a photo, apparently taken around 8:40 a.m. ET, of the peacock hopping from the roof of one home to another near Roncesvalles Avenue. Some other photos of a peacock hanging out in neighbourhood trees have been posted by various Twitter users. A Toronto Animal Services spokeswoman told …

  • Paul Dubois is Windsor's 2015 Bicycle Commuter of the Year

    Paul Dubois is Windsor's 2015 Bicycle Commuter of the Year.

  • An elementary-school daycare educator in Quebec City who allegedly used a computer to obtain sexual favours from a 12-year-old boy is facing charges of luring and invitation to sexual touching. Mélanie Roy, a 36-year-old mother, was arrested Thursday morning at her apartment in the Charlesbourg neighbourhood of Quebec …

  • Tour la Nuit and Tour de l'Île bikes invade streets this weekend

    This weekend, thousands of people on bicycles will take to Montreal streets to partake in the annual Tour la Nuit and Tour de l'Île.

  • Ottawa sidewalks covered in orange to mark trip hazards

    You might be coloured confused by the amount of orange paint decorating Ottawa's sidewalks, but the man in charge of roads and sidewalks says that's due to stricter provincial rules on crack repairs. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation recently lowered the height of a trip hazard that must be repaired from three to …

  • Top 5 things to do in Winnipeg this weekend (May 29-31)

    It's going to be a little chilly this weekend, so grab a sweater and check out an indoor market at The Handsome Daughter or a basement synth show at the Windsor.

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