Ripley’s Aquarium skinny-dipping suspect arrested in Thunder Bay

A man wanted in connection with an assault at Medieval Times and a subsequent skinny-dip in a Ripley’s Aquarium shark tank has been arrested in the Thunder Bay area, police say. Police say the man was arrested by the OPP around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday near Thunder Bay during a vehicle stop. Toronto Police Services and Read more about Ripley’s Aquarium skinny-dipping suspect arrested in Thunder Bay[…]

Pride Toronto ends standoff with police over marching in parade, but not everyone’s happy

After a two-year ban from the summer festivities, Pride Toronto has relented and allowed police to apply for participation in next year’s parade, a decision that is not sitting well with some members of the LGBTQ community. At a joint press conference Tuesday at The 519 community centre, Pride Toronto executive director Olivia Nuamah said Read more about Pride Toronto ends standoff with police over marching in parade, but not everyone’s happy[…]

Wynne government ignored warnings about borrowing billions to fund hydro rate cuts, committee told

The defeated Liberal government ignored numerous warnings from top civil servants that its scheme to borrow billions to lower electricity prices a full 25 per cent was a “bad idea,” says the former deputy minister of energy. Serge Imbrogno told a legislative committee Tuesday bureaucrats were asked for options to further reduce hydro rates by Read more about Wynne government ignored warnings about borrowing billions to fund hydro rate cuts, committee told[…]

‘Off the chart’ air quality readings in Saskatchewan’s southeast raise new concerns — but little public warning

By Robert CribbInvestigative ReporterPatti SonntagInstitute for Investigative Journalism, Concordia UniversityMichael WrobelP.W. ElliottUniversity of Regina Tues., Oct. 16, 2018 ALIDA, SASK.—The front door of the Gervais farmhouse is little more than a stone’s throw to some of the tens of thousands of batteries, pump jacks and flare stacks that burn off the gaseous residues of the Read more about ‘Off the chart’ air quality readings in Saskatchewan’s southeast raise new concerns — but little public warning[…]

‘We are seeing signs of a new understanding.’ Pride Toronto says police in uniform can march in 2019 parade

Pride Toronto has announced that Toronto police officers will be permitted to march in the parade in uniform next summer after visible police presence was banned from the 2018 and 2017 festivities. The organization, which runs the annual summer parade and events to celebrate the LGBTQ2S community, put out a written statement Tuesday clarifying that Read more about ‘We are seeing signs of a new understanding.’ Pride Toronto says police in uniform can march in 2019 parade[…]

Premier Doug Ford’s cap-and-trade move will cost treasury $3B over four years

Premier Doug Ford’s move to scrap Ontario’s cap-and-trade alliance with Quebec and California will deal a $3-billion blow to the treasury, according to the province’s financial accountability officer. “By cancelling the cap-and-trade program, the province’s annual budget balance will worsen by a cumulative total of $3 billion over the next four years,” Peter Weltman warned Read more about Premier Doug Ford’s cap-and-trade move will cost treasury $3B over four years[…]

How Canada’s new pot laws will impact youth remains ambiguous

As Canadians brace for the great unknown with the launch of legal cannabis sales Wednesday, the most searing question of all might hinge on how the new laws will impact the youngest among us. Legalization means a green light for adults to use cannabis for pleasure, as they do alcohol. But it also comes with Read more about How Canada’s new pot laws will impact youth remains ambiguous[…]

Air Canada employees feared reprisal for reporting safety concerns, Transport Canada found

Air Canada employees feared they would be punished by managers if they reported safety concerns, according to a never-before released report from a 2013 government inspection of the country’s largest airline. The finding by Transport Canada raises questions about the strength of the airline’s internal system meant to flag risks before they become safety problems. Read more about Air Canada employees feared reprisal for reporting safety concerns, Transport Canada found[…]

Mihevc defends Tory robocall at heated Toronto-St. Paul’s ward debate

Incumbents Josh Matlow and Joe Mihevc made their case to a crowd of Toronto-St. Paul’s voters at the lone ward debate Monday night. They both acknowledged early on in the evening that neither of them chose to be in this situation — a council shrunk to 25 wards from 44 that has pitted them against Read more about Mihevc defends Tory robocall at heated Toronto-St. Paul’s ward debate[…]

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