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

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 ​​Etobicoke 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

More Ontario schools reopen for in-person learning after snowstorm

More Ontario schools reopen for in-person learning after snowstorm

More schools across Ontario are expected to reopen for in-person classes today. School boards in parts of the province, including Windsor and Thunder Bay, saw schools open Monday after a two-week period of distance learning. But the plan has been delayed for students and teachers in other parts of the province, including the Toronto, Hamilton … Read more

Synagogues Say “Be Vigilant” After Texas Hostage Siege; Toronto police step up patrols

Synagogues Say “Be Vigilant” After Texas Hostage Siege;  Toronto police step up patrols

Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press Posted Monday, January 17, 2022 11:26 PM EST Last updated Monday, January 17, 2022 11:26 PM EST OTTAWA — Jewish community leaders have advised Canadian synagogues to increase their level of vigilance in the event of a simulated attack following a hostage situation at a Texas synagogue over the weekend. … Read more

COVID-19 linked to the death of a four-year-old girl in Quebec

COVID-19 linked to the death of a four-year-old girl in Quebec

QUEBEC CITY – A Quebec City hospital announced today that a four-year-old girl has died of causes related to COVID-19. The CHU de Québec-Université Laval offered its condolences to the family of the child but said he would not provide further details out of respect for the girl’s family. Health Minister Christian Dube also offered … Read more