‘This is unbelievable’: Intense thunderstorm rolls through Toronto

Sunny skies darkened in the blink of an eye. A severe thunderstorm with “almost hurricane force winds,” according to one meteorologist, materialized out of nowhere Saturday afternoon, downing hydro linescutting power and smashing up houses across Ontario. “Wow, this is unbelievable,” said Weather Network meteorologist Mark Robinson in a video dispatch during the storm. Robinson … Read more

Doug Ford is taking aim at NDP strongholds. Here’s why his team thinks the strategy will work

Call it the Big Blue Collar Machine. Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are taking aim at traditional NDP ridings in the June 2 election with a union-friendly pitch not seen from the Tories since the era of former premier Bill Davis’s Big Blue Machine in the 1970s. Ford is in the midst of a five-day blitz … Read more

What is the secret to Doug Ford’s popularity?

It was, at first glance, a typical political photo op. A grinning candidate, surrounded by admirers, shaking hands, and posing for the occasional selfie. But it was Doug Ford, and this was at a Stelco plant in Hamilton. Even in the heart of what would traditionally be an NDP country, the PC leader has plenty … Read more

String of driveway carjackings a gunpoint ‘spree,’ Toronto police say

Three Toronto had their cars stolen from them at gunpoint while standing in their own driveways during early evening hours Wednesday, leading police to seek public help in what they’re residents calling a carjacking “spree”. The unsolved robberies all occurred in the northern part of the city near Sheppard Avenue East, in a stretch from … Read more

Original Freedom Mobile founder enlists Rogers rival Telus to sweeten his bid for the wireless business

Anthony Lacavera, the founder and one-time CEO of the company that became Freedom Mobile, is sweetening his offer to acquire the wireless business by teaming up with Telus on a network-sharing agreement. The fate of the Freedom Mobile wireless business is the central issue holding up Rogers’ $26-billion deal to acquire Shaw after the Competition … Read more

Is the US baby formula shortage spilling over into Canada?

The ongoing baby formula shortage that has plagued the US for weeks and left parents scrambling to stock up is starting to spill over into Canada. Worries about the shortage north of the border have experts and consumers asking why Canada isn’t producing more of its own formula — and why the biggest formula producer … Read more

Here’s why Conservatives fear Pierre Poilievre

OTTAWA—Criticism of Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre’s promise to fire the governor of the Bank of Canada emerged from his peer peers Wednesday as concerns grow about the future of the party after its contentious leadership race comes to an end. Heading into the weekly caucus meeting of Conservative MPs, finance critic Ed Fast said … Read more

Tory MPP Will Bouma under fire over homophobic articles in church magazine he oversaw

Doug Ford is standing by his man. Amid calls for a Progressive Conservative MPP’s resignation over homophobic statements in a church publication he oversaw, Ford insists Will Bouma is not anti-gay. Ford defended the first-term MPP and suggested the accusations against Bouma were fabricated. “Let me tell you, anyone who knows Will — and knows … Read more

Leafs star Mitch Marner carjacked at gunpoint in Etobicoke

Toronto Maple Leafs star winger Mitch Marner “is OK, just rattled,” after he was carjacked in Etobicoke on Monday. Toronto police said that the carjacking happened at about 7:45 pm Monday at the Queensway and Islington Avenue, near Cineplex Cinemas, where the suspects stole Marner’s Black Range Rover at gunpoint, multiple sources confirm to the … Read more

Murder trial sees video of two Métis hunters being gunned down on Alberta road

EDMONTON — A video of two Métis hunters being shot on a rural road was played in court Monday as a second-degree murder trial began for the shooter and his father. At the outset of the pandemic, in March 2020, Jacob Sansom, 39 and his uncle, Morris Cardinal, 57, were gunned down on a range … Read more