Doug Ford appoints rookie MPP nephew Michael Ford to cabinet, rejects charges of nepotism

Doug Ford appoints rookie MPP nephew Michael Ford to cabinet, rejects charges of nepotism

Doug Ford appoints rookie MPP nephew Michael Ford to cabinet, rejects charges of nepotism | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:” “,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”Michael Ford, a former Toronto city councillor and trustee, won in York South-Weston, knocking out the NDP incumbent Faisal Hassan.”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“type”:”ad”,”heading”:”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW”,”name”:”ArticleThirdBigBox”,”display”:”medium-down”,”pos”:”3″,”interstitial”:true,”sizes”:[[300,250]]},{“text”:”The son of Kathy Ford, the premier’s sister, he had been a city councillor since 2016.”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“text”:”Still, … Read more

Music teacher found out about McGill school closure on Facebook

Music teacher found out about McGill school closure on Facebook

After more than a century of serving the Montreal music community, the McGill Conservatory of Music is closing its doors — a decision one stunned staffer says she found out about on Facebook. The McGill Conservatory of Music announced on Monday that operations will cease at the end of the summer. The Conservatory is a … Read more

Taste of the Danforth cancelled

Taste of the Danforth cancelled

Taste of the Danforth, one of the city’s largest street festivals, has been cancelled this year, according to a Wednesday media release from Greektown on the Danforth BIA, which runs the annual festival. In it, the BIA writes it “has determined the best way to ensure the long-term success of the festival is to postpone … Read more

Federal government accused of interfering in RCMP operations after N.S. massacre

Federal government accused of interfering in RCMP operations after N.S. massacre

Allegations that the Liberal government interfered with RCMP operations to push a gun-control agenda swept through Canadian politics Tuesday, following the release of documents to an inquiry investigating the 2020 massacre in Nova Scotia. The accusations — denied by RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and former public safety minister Bill Blair — came in the wake … Read more

Man arrested after woman set on fire on TTC bus

Man arrested after woman set on fire on TTC bus

A Toronto man has been arrested after a woman was lit on fire on a TTC bus on Friday, in what police now describe as an alleged “hate-motivated” murder attempt. Tenzin Norbu, 33, is charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon, common nuisance and mischief. He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 … Read more

Man arrested after woman dies from severe burns in Scarborough residence fire

Man arrested after woman dies from severe burns in Scarborough residence fire

Toronto police said a man has been arrested in connection with a fire that killed a woman at a Scarborough residence Friday afternoon. She is the 32nd homicide victim of this year, police said. According to police, they responded to a call at 275 Chester Le Boulevard, near Victoria Park Avenue. Officers found a man … Read more

Woman has life-threatening burns after assault near TTC station

Woman has life-threatening burns after assault near TTC station

A woman in her 20s suffered what police described as “life-altering” injuries Friday after she was set on fire by a man who doused her with an unknown liquid before igniting it. The attack occurred at Kipling Station in the city’s west end around 12:30 p.m. The man, whom police did not identify, was arrested … Read more

Seniors, renters and low-income workers to get financial boost

Seniors, renters and low-income workers to get financial boost

Millions of Canadians will get more money this year from the federal government as part of its plan to fight inflation, including a $500 payment for almost one million renters, and up to $766 more for more than three million seniors. Deputy prime minister and minister of finance Chrystia Freeland announced Thursday an $8.9 billion … Read more

Home sales and prices continued to drop

Home sales and prices continued to drop

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has lowered its annual forecast as home sales and prices continued to decline in May, largely as a result of rising interest rates that have pushed up mortgage rates faster than expected. In March, the association had been predicting a 14.3 per cent price increase in the average price … Read more

Regular ActiveTO road closures should end, city report says

Regular ActiveTO road closures should end, city report says

The popular ActiveTO road closures on Lake Shore Boulevard West have caused signficant traffic delays and risk interfering with special events as the city reopens, and should only be allowed to continue on a limited basis. That’s the conclusion of a hotly anticipated city staff report on the pandemic-era street closure program released shortly before … Read more