Ontario NDP plans to run deficits for six years and roll back gas tax cut

The Canadian Press Posted Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:08 a.m. EDT Last updated Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1:21 p.m. EDT Ontario New Democrats pledge to run bigger deficits than Progressive Conservatives and Liberals if elected and likely won’t balance the budget for six years, but … Read more

“I will never be able to afford a property”: Cost of housing a key issue for Ontario voters

When Thiago Lang and his wife started house hunting in the Greater Toronto Area last year, they spent most weekends viewing about 15 properties and weekdays placing up to five offers. – often excessive – on houses sold at astronomical prices. “My agent said to me, ‘You’re playing a fair game, but the current market … Read more

COVID News: Ontario reports fewest people in intensive care with COVID since December

The number of people being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care has hit its lowest point since December, as the overall burden on the healthcare system continues to ease after the sixth wave of the pandemic. The latest data from the Ministry of Health indicates that there are at least 1,024 people hospitalized with COVID-19, … Read more

Male pedestrian rushed to hospital after hit and run in Church-Wellesley Village

A pedestrian was rushed to hospital after a hit and run in Toronto’s Church-Wellesley Village overnight. It happened on Church Street near Wood Street around 12:10 a.m. According to police, the pedestrian was dragged under the vehicle for a short distance. The vehicle then hit a terrace, causing extensive damage. Police say the driver fled … Read more

Gasoline prices hit another GTA record high after rising six cents per liter overnight

Gasoline prices hit a new record high after rising six cents per liter overnight. As of midnight, the average price of a liter of fuel in the Greater Toronto Area was now 208.9 cents per litre, according to Canadians for Affordable Energy president Dan McTeague. The latest jump means gasoline prices have now risen 11 … Read more

2 men charged after allegedly tearing down Liberal candidate’s election signs in Brampton

Two people have been charged after allegedly tearing down campaign signs for a Liberal candidate in Brampton. The incidents happened last week on a residential street in the riding of Brampton West and were caught on camera. Video provided to CTV News by the Ontario Liberal Party appears to show a man ripping an election … Read more

Gas Prices, TTC Closures, Weather: What to Know for This Weekend (May 14-15)

It will be warm and mostly sunny this weekend, and if you’re planning on going out, there are a few things you should keep in mind. GAS PRICE Conduct? Well, prices at the pump will hit a new high this weekend, topping the $2 per liter mark on Saturday. A further rise of six cents … Read more

“Anxiety and frustration”: demonstrators protest against Quebec language law

Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press Posted Saturday, May 14, 2022 2:00 PM EDT Last updated Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8:13 p.m. EDT MONTREAL — On a scorching Saturday, demonstrators swarmed downtown Montreal to protest Quebec’s controversial language bill, demanding it be scrapped to preserve the … Read more

Toronto chooses oak as official tree

Torontonians have chosen the oak tree to represent the city. Mayor John Tory, along with Councilman Jennifer McKelvie, chair of the infrastructure and environment committee, unveiled the official city tree at Cedar Ridge Park on Saturday afternoon. The oak was selected by public vote held from April 21 to May 10. “Trees do so much … Read more

2 people taken to hospital after fire in Rexdale

Two people are hospitalized after a fire broke out at a Rexdale home on Saturday afternoon. Toronto Fire Department said crews responded to reports of a residence fully engulfed in flames on Clearbrooke Circle, west of Islington Avenue, around 2:15 p.m. Platoon leader Kevin Shaw said the crews were met by heavy fire on the … Read more