Tag Archives: Ontario

Ontario Shutters Schools, Movie Theaters, Restaurants

Newsweek reports: Government officials on Monday announced new COVID-19 restrictions for Ontario after a record number of cases were reported in the province. Premier Doug Ford said all schools will be closed and students will move to online learning for the next couple of weeks. Also, indoor dining, movie theaters and gyms will be closed due to the increase in …

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Quebec Province Issues 10PM Curfew, Closes Eateries

The Washington Post reports: Several Canadian provinces Thursday tightened restrictions amid an omicron-fueled increase in coronavirus cases that has overwhelmed testing and tracing systems and pushed the seven-day average of new cases in the country up 141 percent over the previous week. In Quebec, the hardest-hit province, Premier François Legault [photo] announced that a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 …

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Canada Moves To Criminalize Some Anti-Vax Protests After Children Were Tormented Outside Clinic [VIDEO]

The CBC reports: A North Bay, Ont., mother said there needs to be more protection for families at children’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics, following reported harassment this past weekend. Abby Blaszczyk attended a vaccination clinic on Nov. 28 with her son Nolan, 7, who recently became eligible for a COVID-19 shot. On their way in and out of the appointment, Blaszczyk …

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Uber Eats Begins Taking Weed Orders In Ontario

NBC News reports: Uber will allow users in Ontario, Canada, to place orders for cannabis on its Uber Eats app, marking the ride-hailing giant’s foray into the booming business, a company spokesperson said on Monday. Uber Eats will list cannabis retailer Tokyo Smoke on its marketplace on Monday, following which customers can place orders from the Uber Eats app and …

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Ontario Premier’s Daughter Is QAnon Anti-Vax Nutbag

Blog Toronto reports: Self-described Jesus lover, police wife and former Lingerie Football League player Krista Ford Haynes apparently refuses to give up her anti-vax/anti-mask stance or, more importantly, to stop preaching about it on social media despite her father’s position and sentiments on the highly politicized issue. The 30-year-old has many times now posted anti-vax rhetoric to her private Instagram, …

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Ontario Enters Four-Week Lockdown As Variants Surge

Bloomberg News reports: Ontario declared a four-week state of emergency after hitting a record for the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care, driven by virus strains that are more contagious and dangerous. The order imposes restrictions on businesses and residents across the Canadian province of 14.7 million people, beginning today. Restaurants won’t be allowed to serve customers except for …

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Ontario Province To Enter “Hard Lockdown” On 12/26

The Guardian reports: Canada’s most populous province is to enter a “hard lockdown” as Ontario experiences an alarming rate of new coronavirus cases before the Christmas holidays. “Thousands of lives are at stake now,” said Ontario’s premier, Doug Ford, on Monday, as he announced a slate of new restrictions that go into effect on Boxing Day. “If we fail to …

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Ontario Premier Orders 28-Day Lockdown For Toronto

CTV News reports: The Ontario government will shutter most non-essential businesses, including gyms and personal care services, and will prohibit sit-down service in restaurants in two of the province’s COVID-19 hot spots as they grapple with a rise in infections. Toronto and Peel Region have been placed in a lockdown, which is the province’s final category of the COVID-19 tiered …

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Quebec And Ontario To Close Non-Essential Businesses

The Associated Press reports: Canada’s most populous province said Monday that non-essential businesses must close for at least 14 days starting at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday in efforts to stem the new coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he will release the list of businesses that will be allowed to stay open, but food will remain on the grocery store …

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BREAKING: Toronto Serial Killer Bruce McArthur Pleads Guilty To First Degree Murders Of Eight Men [VIDEO]

The Toronto Star reports: Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of eight men, admitting to killings that began in 2010 and continued until late 2017. The plea, entered in Superior court before Justice McMahon Tuesday morning, brings to a close a tragic and disturbing case that was unprecedented in this city, and …

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TORONTO: Cops ID Mass Shooter As Faisal Hussain

The Ottawa Citizen reports: Ontario’s police watchdog has identified the man responsible for a shooting rampage in Toronto’s Greektown as Faisal Hussain. The Special Investigations Unit says Hussain is a 29-year-old from Toronto. Police have said he was found dead after exchanging fire with police during the shooting on Sunday night. Two people were killed and 13 others injured in …

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TORONTO: 13 Wounded, 2 Dead Including Gunman In Mass Shooting At Crowded Restaurant District [VIDEO]

The Globe & Mail reports: A young woman is dead and another 13 people are injured, including a child in critical condition, after a lone gunman walked along Toronto’s busy Danforth Avenue on Sunday night, randomly shooting pedestrians before opening fire on crowded restaurants. The 29-year-old shooter died in a nearby alley after an exchange of gunfire with police, though …

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ONTARIO: Bomb Injures 15 At Indian Restaurant

The Toronto Star reports: An explosion police say was caused by an improvised explosive device injured 15 people inside a Mississauga restaurant Thursday night. Fire crews and paramedics arrived at Bombay Bhel, an Indian restaurant at 5035 Hurontario St. near Eglinton Ave., around 10:30 p.m. “There were two individuals seen entering and detonating the device and two individuals that were …

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Toronto Pride Parade To Finish With Marchers Dressed In Black To Commemorate Victims Of Gay Serial Killer

The CBC reports: This year’s Pride celebrations are going to pay tribute to some of the LGBT community’s harsh realities, including the eight people police believe are the victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. One of the most visible signs of mourning will be the sea of black that is expected to close the Pride Parade, which has always …

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TORONTO: Nine Now Dead, At Least 16 Injured After Van Plows Through Pedestrians In “Deliberate Attack”

ABC News reports: Nine people were killed and at least 16 others injured after a white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, today, police said. The driver is under arrest, Toronto police told ABC News. Witness Ali Shaker told CTV News he was driving in his car when he saw the Ryder van jump the sidewalk and people walking were …

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TORONTO: Two Reportedly Dead, Multiple Injuries After Van Strikes Pedestrians, Driver In Custody [VIDEO]

The Toronto Sun reports: Numerous pedestrians have been struck by a white van on Yonge St. near Finch Ave., Toronto Police say. Police say eight to ten pedestrians have been hit. The van fled the scene. The extent of the injuries isn’t confirmed. A multi-casualty incident has been declared. Officials are asking people to avoid the area. Subway and bus …

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Seventh Murder Charge For Suspected Serial Killer

The Toronto Star reports: Another murder charge was laid Wednesday against Bruce McArthur, bringing the number of people he is alleged to have killed to seven. McArthur, 66, appeared in court via video this morning to face his latest first-degree murder charge in the death of 42-year-old Abdulbasir Faizi, one of three missing men at the centre of Project Houston. …

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TORONTO: Cops Withdraw From Pride At Request Of Organizers Over Their Response To Anti-LGBT Crimes

The Toronto Star reports: Toronto police will withdraw an application they submitted for officers to march in this year’s Pride parade. The decision was made to avoid “any setback” in the relationship between the police service and Toronto’s queer communities, chief Mark Saunders wrote in a statement Tuesday. The goal is to restore confidence in police in what, he admitted, …

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ONTARIO: Attorney General Reviews Request For Inquiry On Police Inaction On Serial Killer Of Gay Men

CBC News reports: Ontario’s attorney general is reviewing a request from Toronto Mayor John Tory for a public inquiry into how police handle missing persons files, including the cases of men who have disappeared from the city’s Gay Village. Attorney General Yasir Naqvi responded to Tory’s call in a brief email statement Thursday morning. In it, he expressed his condolences …

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TORONTO: Cops Find 7th Victim Of Gay Serial Killer

NBC News reports: Toronto police have found a seventh set of remains related to the investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur and have released a picture of a bearded, darker skinned dead man. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said Monday they could not identify the man in the picture and are now seeking the public’s help. “I do not want …

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