Florida team hauls in 5-metre, 98-kilogram Burmese python

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest female Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. The python weighed in at 215 pounds (98 kilograms), was nearly 18 feet long (5 meters) and had 122 developing eggs, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida said in a news release. The team … Read more

Bear sighting shuts down Ontario school

For the second time in about a week, an Ontario school was placed under a hold and secure order due to a bear sighting. The most recent incident took place around 12:30 pm Wednesday. According to Durham Regional Police, a young cub was spotted near Beaverton Public School, located near Maria Road and King Street … Read more

Toronto’s Taste of the Danforth festival canceled for 2022

The Taste of the Danforth has been called off. Despite six months of talks with the city to address “logistical issues,” organizers of the popular three-night, two-day festival said they just couldn’t make it work and have decided to “reimagine” this year’s event. “The short timeline available to adapt the event to the changes in … Read more

No one will sell us oil, Sri Lanka PM says economy ‘has collapsed’

Krihan Francis, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:25AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:25AM EDT COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” after months of shortages of food, fuel and electricity, its prime minister told lawmakers Wednesday, … Read more

Four winning Lotto Max tickets worth $1M each sold in Ontario

The OLG says Ontario is “full of winners” after four $1-million prizes were won in Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw. In a release on Wednesday, OLG said the June 21 jackpot was not won, but four Maxmillions prize-winning tickets worth $1 million each were sold in York Region, Peel Region, Oshawa, and on OLG.ca. Additionally, one … Read more

Marco Muzzo name not removed from GTA hospitals

Two hospitals that have received donations from the family of Marco Muzzo, the drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather in a 2015 crash, say they will not remove his family’s name from their institutions. This comes as calls mount for the Muzzo name to be erased from the city as the Neville-Lake … Read more

Toronto seeing poor air quality amid heat warning and high pollution

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Toronto and the rest of the GTA as hot and humid weather conditions create elevated pollution levels. In a statement issued late Tuesday night, the agency said “high levels of air pollution have developed.” “Hot and sunny conditions have resulted in increasing ground-level ozone concentrations,” … Read more

Toronto Raptors Coach Nick Nurse to perform at TD JazzFest

It’ll be a few more months before the Raptors are back in action, but Coach Nick nurse is set to hit the stage at TD Toronto JazzFest this weekend. Nurse, who can usually be seen calling the plays at Raptors Games, is also a huge music fan and aspiring musician and is set to make … Read more

Stephen Colbert’s puppeteers arrested at Congressional office building

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert pronounced his staff members arrested at a congressional office building last week as guilty of “first-degree puppetry,” and lashed out at those comparing the incident to the Jan. 6, 2021, US Capitol riot. That includes Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, who in a tongue-in-cheek monologue about “Insurrection 2.0” on … Read more

Exploding propane tanks reported as fire tears through Etobicoke business

Police say that nearby businesses are being evacuated due to a fire at an equipment rental facility in Etobicoke that has resulted in the explosion of multiple propane tanks. The three-alarm fire was first reported at around 3:40 pm at a business near Racine Road and Brydon Drive, which is in the vicinity of Kipling … Read more