Ontario Liberals lick their wounds and wonder what comes next

This is going to be harder than they thought. That’s what Ontario Liberals are realizing following their second drubbing in four years, putting the party in uncharted waters — another term without official party status and without a leader following the resignation of Steven Del Duca on election night. Facing another rebuild, stalwarts are examining … Read more

Heavy rain, thunderstorms headed for Toronto

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto and the surrounding areas ahead of potentially “significant rainfall” and accompanying thunderstorms. The rain will start falling Monday night and continue until at least Tuesday evening, the agency said in a news release. “Showers and occasional thunderstorms are expected to move across the region as … Read more

Seven Muslim nations complain about senior Indian officials’ remarks about Islam

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is facing major diplomatic outrage from Muslim countries after top officials in the governing Hindu nationalist party made derogatory references to Islam and the Muhammad, drawing accusations of blasphemy across some Arab nations that have left New Delhi struggling to contain the fallout. At least five Arab nations have lodged … Read more

Ontario COVID news: positivity falls to multi-month low

Ontario reported one new COVID-19 death on Monday, as test positivity continues to fall to levels seen rarely since the arrival of the Omicron variant. The Ministry of Health says the death reported today occurred more than 30 days ago. There have been 64 deaths reported in the past seven days, 368 in the past … Read more

Man shot and killed inside Toronto restaurant identified

Investigators have named a 54-year-old man shot and killed inside a Toronto restaurant early on Sunday morning. At about 3:47 am, police were called to Caribbean Love Restaurant and Bar at 1602 Eglinton Avenue West for reports of a shooting. Investigators said there was a gathering inside the restaurant, where at least two men became … Read more

Mass shooting in downtown Philadelphia leaves 3 dead, 11 injured

Ron Todt, The Associated Press Published Sunday, June 5, 2022 9:57AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 5, 2022 6:57PM EDT PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Gunfire from several shooters killed three people and wounded at least 11 others in a popular Philadelphia entertainment district late Saturday night, authorities … Read more

Three killed, 14 injured in shooting outside Tennessee nightclub

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting near a Tennessee nightclub early Sunday led to three deaths and 14 people suffering gunshot wounds and other injuries, police said. Fourteen people were hit by gunfire and three were hit by vehicles while trying to flee the scene, according to Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy. Two people died … Read more

Several residents displaced after fire damages townhouse complex in Mississauga

Several people have been displaced after a fire broke out at a townhouse complex in Mississauga Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to 2869 Battleford Road, a three-storey multi-unit residence, just after 2 pm for a significant fire. One firefighter was injured, but no residents were hurt, officials said. They added that the fire left extensive … Read more

More gas price hikes expected next week in Canada

Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:07PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, June 5, 2022 6:01PM EDT Gasoline prices continued to trend upward across much of Canada over the weekend and experts warn more increases are coming this week. National average gas prices … Read more

Remote work options not available to 60 per cent of workers, sowing resentment

TORONTO — Employees like Matt Fairbanks are one of the reasons the hospitality and restaurant industry is struggling to find workers even as the pandemic wanes. The 34-year-old former bartender has moved from slinging beers in Toronto to selling software to restaurants for a Saskatchewan company – which he does remotely. “I was always kind … Read more