THE LONG WAIT FOR HEALTH CARE IN CANADA

Nothing has changed in the last year. It its 24th annual wait times report, the Fraser Institute says Canadians are waiting, on average, 18.2 weeks for medically necessary surgery or other treatment. The same as last year. In 1993, the … read more

GHOMESHI TO PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO SEX ASSAULT CHARGES

Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi’s free on $100,000 bail after being charged with four counts of sexual assault and one of ”overcome resistance-choking.” It was a wild scene in the ground floor hallway of the College Park Courthouse. A … read more

AUDITOR GENERAL SAYS PAN-AM SECURITY COSTS WERE FAR TOO LOW

The security budget drawn-up last year – for the Pan Am Games in Toronto next summer – was too low. That information comes from Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk – who also warns that purchasing of security services is behind schedule. Lysyk says … read more

JIAN GHOMESHI CHARGED BY TORONTO POLICE IN SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION

Jian Ghomeshi has been charged by Toronto Police in a sexual assault investigation. The fired CBC radio host surrendered to police today.  A news release from Toronto police says Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and … read more

HOME OWNERSHIP BECOMES MORE AFFORDABLE IN CANADA

Home ownership became more affordable in Canada in the third quarter. That was despite a broad spike in home prices. The latest survey on home affordability by RBC Economics shows resales rose for the eighth time in the past nine … read more

RARE SHAKESPEARE FIRST FOLIO DISCOVERED IN FRANCE

A rare copy of what’s called most important book in English literature has been discovered in a small town in France. A Shakespeare First Folio was discovered in the library of Saint-Omer, near Calais. The book is missing a few … read more

HURRICANE HAZEL PRESIDES OVER HER FINAL MISSISSAUGA COUNCIL MEETING TODAY

Hazel McCallion’s time as Mississauga mayor is just days from coming to an end. After 36 years as mayor, 93 year McCallion will preside over her last city council meeting today before she retires and hands over the position to Bonnie Crombie … read more

FERGUSON PROTESTS CALMER ON SECOND NIGHT AFTER CONTROVERSIAL GRAND JURY DECISION

Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson, Missouri after a second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar … read more

BEES GET THROWN A LIFE-LINE

Some hope for Ontario bees. The provincial government plans to significantly cut-back the use of a controversial pesticide – linked to honeybee deaths. The aim is to reduce the number of acres that are planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed – by 80 per … read more

PROVINCE ORDERS EXTERNAL REVIEW OF TDSB

Saying problems at the Toronto District School Board are putting public confidence at risk – not just in the city but across Ontario – an external review’s been ordered. The chair of the TDSB asked the government to intervene after … read more