Ontario

  • Fentanyl patches stolen from downtown pharmacy, Toronto police warn
    Fentanyl patches stolen from downtown pharmacy, Toronto police warn CBC - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Around 40 fentanyl patches have been stolen from a downtown pharmacy, Toronto police warned on Friday. Det.-Sgt. Mike Richmond said police are still looking for suspects, … More »Fentanyl patches stolen from downtown pharmacy, Toronto police warn

    Fentanyl patches stolen from downtown pharmacy, Toronto police warn

    Around 40 fentanyl patches have been stolen from a downtown pharmacy, Toronto police warned on Friday. Det.-Sgt. Mike Richmond said police are still looking for suspects, but said it doesn't matter whether drug was stolen by people who intend to sell the products or those who intend to abuse it. Police say the fentanyl …

  • GTA gas price dips below $1 per litre mark CBC - 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Toronto drivers filling up for weekend road trips are in luck Friday, after the gas price fell four cents overnight. More »GTA gas price dips below $1 per litre mark

    Toronto drivers filling up for weekend road trips are in luck Friday, after the gas price fell four cents overnight.

  • Apartment fire sends 1 to hospital
    Apartment fire sends 1 to hospital CBC - 3 hours ago

    A senior suffering from severe smoke inhalation was rushed to hospital following a two-alarm fire in the city's east end on Friday morning. The fire broke out around … More »Apartment fire sends 1 to hospital

    Apartment fire sends 1 to hospital

    A senior suffering from severe smoke inhalation was rushed to hospital following a two-alarm fire in the city's east end on Friday morning. The fire broke out around 6 a.m. on the seventh floor of an apartment building on Lumsden Avenue, near Main and Danforth, and quickly escalated to a two-alarm blaze. Firefighters …

  • Grassy Narrows First Nation declares emergency over bad water
    Grassy Narrows First Nation declares state of emergency over drinking water The Canadian Press - Thu, 27 Aug, 2015

    A northwestern Ontario First Nation has declared a state of emergency, saying its drinking water contains potentially dangerous chemicals. The Grassy Narrows First Nation … More »Grassy Narrows First Nation declares state of emergency over drinking water

    Grassy Narrows First Nation declares emergency over bad water

    A northwestern Ontario First Nation has declared a state of emergency, saying its drinking water contains potentially dangerous chemicals. The Grassy Narrows First Nation says it has been under a boil-water advisory for more than a year, but even boiling won't remove the chemicals. A recent report commissioned by the …

  • Ontario launches push to eliminate red and white health cards
    Ontario launches push to eliminate red and white health cards CBC - 21 hours ago

    A push in Ontario to get residents to switch their old red and white health cards to the new green photo version is catching some by surprise. Pat Harrison was one of … More »Ontario launches push to eliminate red and white health cards

    Ontario launches push to eliminate red and white health cards

    A push in Ontario to get residents to switch their old red and white health cards to the new green photo version is catching some by surprise. Pat Harrison was one of them. "No coverage, no doctors, no treatment," Harrison said she was told.

  • Toronto Catholic school board votes to expropriate 17 townhouses in North York
    Toronto Catholic school board votes to expropriate 17 townhouses in North York CBC - 3 hours ago

    The Toronto Catholic District School Board opted to expropriate 17 North York townhouses to make way for a new high school in a controversial vote late Thursday. The … More »Toronto Catholic school board votes to expropriate 17 townhouses in North York

    Toronto Catholic school board votes to expropriate 17 townhouses in North York

    The Toronto Catholic District School Board opted to expropriate 17 North York townhouses to make way for a new high school in a controversial vote late Thursday. The board voted six-to-four in favour of the decision to expropriate the townhouses near Bayview and Cummer Avenues. Fiona Fu is just one of several residents …

  • New townhouse delay leaves Toronto family in housing limbo
    New townhouse delay leaves Toronto family in housing limbo CBC - 11 hours ago

    A Toronto couple is in limbo waiting to take possession of their newly constructed home and warning others to learn from their situation and take extra precautions.  … More »New townhouse delay leaves Toronto family in housing limbo

    New townhouse delay leaves Toronto family in housing limbo

    A Toronto couple is in limbo waiting to take possession of their newly constructed home and warning others to learn from their situation and take extra precautions. Alicia Den Ouden and her husband Joe Diclemente were supposed to be moving in on Friday – after having waited more than a year and a half longer than they …

  • Toronto responds to call to help Burma, Nepal
    Toronto responds to call to help Burma, Nepal CBC - 16 hours ago

    At least 80 volunteers responded to GlobalMedic's request to assemble and pack more than 2,000 household water purification and hygiene kits. The annual monsoon season … More »Toronto responds to call to help Burma, Nepal

    Toronto responds to call to help Burma, Nepal

    At least 80 volunteers responded to GlobalMedic's request to assemble and pack more than 2,000 household water purification and hygiene kits. The annual monsoon season has also wreaked havoc in India and Nepal. "When disaster strikes, our response time is extremely rapid and our volunteers jump to help despite the short …

  • SkyGreece Airlines 'temporarily' halting operations
    SkyGreece Airlines 'temporarily' halting operations CBC - 12 hours ago

    SkyGreece, the fledgling airline offering flights between Europe and North America, is temporarily ceasing operations, Toronto's Pearson airport said in tweet on Thursday … More »SkyGreece Airlines 'temporarily' halting operations

    SkyGreece Airlines 'temporarily' halting operations

    SkyGreece, the fledgling airline offering flights between Europe and North America, is temporarily ceasing operations, Toronto's Pearson airport said in tweet on Thursday evening. "SkyGreece has announced it is temporarily ceasing operations. SkyGreece passengers are advised to contact airline," the tweet from Pearson …

  • SkyGreece passengers stranded as airline cancels flights
    SkyGreece passengers stranded as airline cancels flights CBC - Wed, 26 Aug, 2015

    SkyGreece Airlines flights to and from Toronto on Wednesday and Thursday were cancelled "due to operational reasons," a week after a flight out of Pearson Airport was … More »SkyGreece passengers stranded as airline cancels flights

    SkyGreece passengers stranded as airline cancels flights

    SkyGreece Airlines flights to and from Toronto on Wednesday and Thursday were cancelled "due to operational reasons," a week after a flight out of Pearson Airport was delayed for four days. The fledgling airline's Twitter and Facebook accounts have also been taken down, sparking rumours that it was ceasing operations entirely. …

  • A baseball fan has mashed the Blue Jays with the Man in Black, uploading a montage of every Toronto home run of 2015 mashed with the music of the legendary Johnny Cash. YouTube user Tim G compiled every home run the Jays have hit this season and set it to Johnny Cash's version of God's Gonna Cut You Down, a traditional …

  • A 20-year-old man was walking in the Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street West area when he was lured into an alley, beaten unconscious and robbed, according to police. Four men lured the man into a laneway at around 2:50 a.m. on Aug. 21, where he was knocked unconscious and dragged out of the view of pedestrians, say police. …

  • An accident at Toronto's Pearson International Airport last week has several unions sounding the alarm over safety at the country's busiest air hub. On Aug. 20, at approximately 5:30 a.m. ET, a 20-year-old Swissport employee was driving to Terminal 1 when he got involved in an accident with a fuel truck during a 16-hour …

  • The provincial liquor agency sent out an email to craft brewers inviting them to take part in the initiative that offers large quantities of craft beer in growlers, which are smaller-sized kegs. Only craft beers not previously sold in stores will be available in the initiative. "A selection of beers, not available for …

  • A Toronto man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood has surrendered to police.

  • Kensington Market 2-alarm fire forces residents to flee

    A two-alarm fire at a Kensington Market rowhouse forced one woman to jump to safety from a second-storey window. Toronto Fire Services raced to the three-storey semi-detached building on Kensington Avenue, between Kensington Place and Fitzroy Terrace, at approximately 6:15 a.m. ET where smoke was billowing from the upper …

  • 3 hurt after highrise fire near Bloor and Sherbourne

    Three people were taken to hospital after a two-alarm fire at a highrise apartment building near Bloor Street and Sherbourne Street Thursday morning in Toronto. Firefighters were called to the Bleecker Street highrise at approximately 6:45 a.m. ET to deal with a fire in a fourth floor apartment. A Toronto Fire Services spokesperson …

  • Brampton man sees donation given to Conservatives without his consent

    Brampton, Ont., resident Jagdish Singh says he's been supporting the Liberal Party since he moved to the area, northwest of Toronto. The Liberal supporter said he was shocked to see his contributions end up with the Conservatives when he had intended for them to be made to the Liberals. He doesn't know how his personal …

  • A Toronto Island ferry passenger says he's concerned about safety after being recently locked on a boat with other passengers. Robert Bernecky said he was on a ferry Sunday when he got stuck behind a locked gate. Luckily for Bernecky and other passengers, a ferry crew was there to take a power saw to the padlock.

  • Ontario secondary school students 82% successful in 2015 literacy test

    A majority of Ontario secondary school students have passed the Grade 10 literacy test, new numbers reveal. This year in Ontario, 127,867 students wrote the exam. Female students fared better than male students, with a 86 per cent success rate compared with 78 per cent. English language learners, which made up more than …