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Ontario passes law boosting 'strong mayor' powers in Toronto, Ottawa

Ontario passes law boosting 'strong mayor' powers in Toronto, Ottawa

Toronto and Ottawa can now enact bylaws with the support of a minority of councillors and the provincial government can appoint certain regional chairs, with the passage Thursday of a "strong mayor" law that caps off a whirlwind of widely criticized
'Brother,' 'Black Ice' among the films on this year's Canada’s Top Ten list from TIFF

'Brother,' 'Black Ice' among the films on this year's Canada’s Top Ten list from TIFF

TORONTO — A coming-of-age film set in Scarborough and an immigrant story that's been a hit on the awards circuit are among the Toronto International Film Festival's top selections of the year.
Ontario coroner investigating sudden death of child at Ajax hospital

Ontario coroner investigating sudden death of child at Ajax hospital

AJAX, Ont. — Ontario's coroner's office is investigating the "sudden and unexpected" death of a child at a hospital east of Toronto.
Toronto police charge 27-year-old in apartment shooting that killed 1, injured 3

Toronto police charge 27-year-old in apartment shooting that killed 1, injured 3

Toronto police have arrested a man in an apartment shooting that killed one person and injured three others. Police say the 27-year-old Toronto man was arrested and charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Three teens charged, police search for fourth after Oakville school stabbing

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say three teens are facing assault charges and a warrant has been issued for a fourth after a stabbing at a high school earlier this week.
Ontario to allow pharmacists to prescribe antiviral Paxlovid for COVID-19

Ontario to allow pharmacists to prescribe antiviral Paxlovid for COVID-19

TORONTO — Ontario will soon allow pharmacists to prescribe an antiviral drug used to reduce severe outcomes from COVID-19. Starting on Dec. 12, pharmacists can prescribe Paxlovid to eligible patients at no cost, both in person or virtually.
Court to learn whether Hoggard opts for jury in northern Ontario sexual assault case

Court to learn whether Hoggard opts for jury in northern Ontario sexual assault case

HAILEYBURY, Ont. — An Ontario court is expected to learn next week whether Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard will decide to be tried for sexual assault before a judge or a jury in northern Ontario.
Raptors' VanVleet: Instagram purge had nothing to do with his recent shooting slump

Raptors' VanVleet: Instagram purge had nothing to do with his recent shooting slump

TORONTO — Fred VanVleet says his recent social media activity has nothing to do with his shooting slump.

Peel police investigate after one man dead in roller rink parking lot shooting

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police are investigating after one man was shot dead outside a roller-skating rink west of Toronto. Peel Regional Police say officers were called to a shooting in the Scooter's Roller Palace parking lot in Mississauga, Ont.
Rachel Homan defeats Eun Ji Gim 6-2 at Grand Slam of Curling's Masters

Rachel Homan defeats Eun Ji Gim 6-2 at Grand Slam of Curling's Masters

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Rachel Homan defeated South Korea's Eun Ji Gim 6-2 on Wednesday night at the Grand Slam of Curling's Masters competition. Homan, from Ottawa, secured the round-robin victory with three points in the seventh end.
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