COVID-19 detected for the first time in Ontario wildlife

COVID-19 detected for the first time in Ontario wildlife

Samples taken from five free-ranging white-tailed deer in southwestern Ontario have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first time the virus has been detected in wildlife in the province. In an email to CTV News Toronto, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry said the samples were taken in … Read more

TTC union calls for new policy that would temporarily halt service during some major snow events

TTC union calls for new policy that would temporarily halt service during some major snow events

A union representing TTC workers is calling for a new policy that could temporarily halt service during some major snow events after more than 500 buses were stranded on the roads during Monday’s storm. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 made the request in a press release issued Tuesday afternoon. They said “due to lack of … Read more

Toronto public schools will reopen for in-person learning on Wednesday

Toronto public schools will reopen for in-person learning on Wednesday

Toronto’s two largest school boards will reopen for in-person learning tomorrow following a massive winter storm that shuttered its buildings for two more days. The Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The TDSB cited the “significant progress” the city has made in clearing major roads … Read more

Toronto’s top doctor says COVID-19 infection level may have plateaued, but warns against lifting restrictions too soon

Toronto’s top doctor says COVID-19 infection level may have plateaued, but warns against lifting restrictions too soon

Toronto’s top doctor says the city is now seeing some ‘initial indicators’ that the level of COVID-19 infection may have plateaued locally, but warns against lifting public health restrictions ‘too quickly’ , especially with students who are expected to return to their classrooms tomorrow. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa made the comment … Read more

COVID-19 cases may have plateaued in Toronto, but top doctor warns against lifting restrictions too quickly

COVID-19 cases may have plateaued in Toronto, but top doctor warns against lifting restrictions too quickly

Toronto’s top doctor says the city is now seeing some “initial indicators” that the level of COVID-19 infection may have plateaued locally, but she warns against lifting public health restrictions too quickly, in especially with students who are expected to return to their classrooms tomorrow. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa made the … Read more

80 bricks of cocaine and fully automatic pistol seized in Toronto drug raid: police

80 bricks of cocaine and fully automatic pistol seized in Toronto drug raid: police

Toronto police said they arrested and charged three people in a lengthy drug investigation that yielded 80 kilograms of cocaine and a pistol modified for full-automatic fire. As of October 2020, police said they launched an investigation based on reports that two people were in possession of firearms and large quantities of illegal drugs. They … Read more

Gunsmith’s family sues Toronto police for shooting death

Gunsmith’s family sues Toronto police for shooting death

The Canadian Press Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:44 a.m. EST Last updated Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 11:44 a.m. EST The family of a gunsmith who was fatally shot by Toronto police has sued the force, seeking $23 million in damages for his death. Rodger Kotanko’s family alleges police used excessive force and unlawfully … Read more

Ontario reports more than 4,100 coronavirus hospitalizations as premier announces ‘positive news’ about upcoming restrictions

Ontario reports more than 4,100 coronavirus hospitalizations as premier announces ‘positive news’ about upcoming restrictions

Ontario reported a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations today, as Premier Doug Ford said residents can expect ‘positive news’ this week regarding the easing of restrictions current in the event of a pandemic. There are 4,183 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the province, up from 3,887 yesterday and 3,220 a week ago. Health Minister Christine … Read more

Officer tasers woman with sword in Oshawa, Ont.: police

Officer tasers woman with sword in Oshawa, Ont.: police

A woman with a sword who allegedly damaged vehicles on a residential street in Oshawa is facing charges, police say. Officers were called to the Center and John Streets area around 9:30 p.m. on January 16 to a report of a woman damaging nearby vehicles. When officers arrived at the scene, police said they discovered … Read more

Man shot dead in west Toronto: police

Man shot dead in west Toronto: police

A man was fatally shot in a residential area of ‚Äč‚ÄčEtobicoke early Tuesday morning. Toronto paramedics said they were called to 2313 Islington Avenue, near Bergamot Avenue and north of Rexdale Boulevard at 2:45 a.m. to report a shooting. Emergency crews say they arrived to find a grown man with at least one gunshot wound. … Read more