Juno Awards Celebrate Avril Lavigne, Deborah Cox and the Many Talents of Simu Liu

Show host Simu Liu, right, performs with Tesher at the 51st annual Juno Awards in Toronto on May 15, 2022.COLE BURSTON/Reuters Nothing was complicated when it came to showing appreciation for Avril Lavigne at this year’s Juno Awards. After Canada’s biggest music night turned into a virtual ceremony for the past two years, the celebration … Read more

Weekend gas prices rise across Canada as experts urge motorists to cut back on trips

National gasoline prices continued their steep rise over the weekend as motorists in Vancouver were told to brace themselves for up to $2.34 a liter at the pump. Numbers on the GasBuddy fuel tracker showed the national average price for regular gasoline hit $1.95 a liter on Saturday afternoon, with provincial averages hitting $2.15 in … Read more

Dismissal of Bank of Canada chief would trigger global ‘shockwave’: former budget watchdog – National

If a Canadian government were to fire the head of the Bank of Canada, the result would be a “global financial shockwave”, warned the country’s former budget watchdog. In an interview with The West Block guest host Eric Sorenson, former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page said the Bank of Canada has a reputation for being … Read more

Highway closures for the Ottawa Valley this week (May 15)

You don’t need to sit in traffic: Your weekly roundup of highway closures in Ontario for new and ongoing construction in the Ottawa Valley, including North Grenville, Smiths Falls, Perth , Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Arnprior and Renfrew. Highway 401 westbound between Center Street / Cty Road 41 and Beechwood Road: one alternating lane closed … Read more

Freeway closures in Toronto this week (May 15)

Expect delays, especially during busy travel times: your weekly roundup of Ontario highway closures for new and ongoing construction in Toronto, including North York, Scarborough and Etobicoke. Highway 400 northbound between Sheppard Avenue and Finch Avenue: one alternating lane closed until May 15 at 6 a.m. Highway 400 northbound off-ramp at eastbound and westbound Finch … Read more

4 Toronto-area councilors campaign to be MLAs in Ontario election

Four Toronto-area councilors hope to trade City Hall for Queen’s Park at the end of Ontario’s ongoing election campaign. Two Conservative candidates and a Liberal from Ontario who are currently city councilors are campaigning to win seats in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. An NDP candidate has resigned from Toronto City Council to run in the … Read more

‘Protected market’ for single-family homes on Vancouver’s west side shows resilience as median price rises

The median price of single-detached homes on Vancouver’s East Side has begun to decline due to declining sales. Sales numbers are also down on the city’s wealthier West Side, but the median price isn’t just holding up. It’s rising. While the median price for a single-detached house on the east side fell 1.4% in April … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario reports seven more deaths from COVID-19

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world on Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories where available. 1:45 p.m. Ontario is reporting seven more deaths related to COVID-19. In data released Sunday morning, the province says there were 1,024 people hospitalized with the virus, a … Read more

Parks Canada’s capital budget plummets as agency works on new plan for crumbling assets

OTTAWA – The capital budget for Canada’s national parks and historic sites is being cut by more than two-thirds this year, even though more than 30% of the agency’s assets remain in poor or very poor condition. Parks Canada has also just experienced a second year of lost revenue due to the effect of COVID-19 … Read more

Former UBC postdoc files class-leading human rights lawsuit against BC health organizations over COVID-19 ‘misinformation’

Several well-educated social media users have repeatedly condemned members of the British Columbia press gallery over the past two years for allegedly shielding the NDP government from criticism over its COVID-19 policies. . It happened again this weekend after City News reporter Liza Yuzda blocked a former UBC postdoctoral fellow who was seeking coverage of … Read more