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A FOURTH BOMB THREAT ‘HOAX’ ON WESTJET THIS WEEK PROMPTS REASSURANCE FROM THE AIRLINE AND TRANSPORT MINISTER

A bomb threat against a WestJet flight is the fourth such incident at the airline this week, and the fifth time in recent days involving a Canadian airliner. A WestJet plane carrying 35 people from Vancouver to Toronto was diverted … read more

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30 KM/H SPEED LIMITS COMING TO RESIDENTIAL STREETS IN 12 TORONTO WARDS STARTING IN FALL

Twelve wards across Toronto will have 30 kilometre an hour speed limits on neighbourhood streets starting in September. City councillors on Toronto and East York Community council voted last night to reduce the current 40 kilometre an hour limit, citing … read more

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CAYLEY TAKES TRILLIUM ENGLISH AWARD

Author Kate Cayley has won this year’s English language Trillium Book Award for “How You Were Born,” published by Pedlar Press. The French language prize goes to Michel Dallaire, for “Violoncelle pour lune d’automne.” Both writers collect a $20,000 prize … read more

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MAGNA CARTA COMING TO TORONTO

    One of the world’s best known historic documents, the Magna Carta, will be exhibited for the first time in Canada this fall.  The document will be on diplay at Toronto’s historic Fort York from October 4th to November 7th.  … read more

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GARDINER HYBRID IT WILL BE

The hybrid option wins. Toronto city council voted late this afternoon 24-to-21 in favour of maintaining a link on the Gardiner expressway east of Jarvis – to connect to the Don Valley Parkway. That was the option favoured by Mayor … read more

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RENOWNED TORONTO JAZZ DRUMMER ARCHIE ALLEYNE DIES AT 82

He played with the likes of Billie Holiday, Stan Getz and Lester Young. Toronto Jazz drummer Archie Alleyne has died at the age of 82.  He’d been living with cancer for several years. Alleyne grew up around the Kensington Market … read more

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URBER’S SURGE PRICING SENDS FARES SOARING

    The car sharing service Uber has come under criticism for cranking up prices during Monday’s Toronto subway closure. Commuters found fares hiked by as much as five times the normal price, making the minimum fare as much as $75.00.  … read more

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ANTI-PSYCHOTIC DRUG USE INCREASING AMONG THE ELDERLY

             According to new research from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, the use of anti-psychotic drugs by seniors in their own homes and other community settings in Ontario has jumped by 25 per cent in … read more

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PAN AM UPDATE

Pan Am Games organizers say only two venues are left to be finished – with just 49 days to go – before the big summer event kicks off. The committee says the Hamilton soccer stadium is complete as of today … read more

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CMHC: MOST TORONTO CONDO OWNERS NOT TOO QUICK TO FLIP

Many Zoomers, who have downsized or are thinking about it, end up getting a condo. If you have, are you among the growing number of investors planning to sell your place over the next five years? A new Canada Mortgage … read more

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