Explosion burns under a bridge in downtown Toronto

A fiery explosion erupted under a bridge in downtown late Saturday night. A Toronto Fire Services spokesman said at around 11 p.m. that a small fire had started in a vacant encampment under the Bathurst Street Bridge on Fort York Boulevard. The fire spread through the encampment, the spokesman said, causing propane in several propane … Read more

Canada unveils Indo-Pacific strategy to grow trade and counter China

Vancouver – Canada has unveiled an Indo-Pacific strategy aimed in part at countering an increasingly hostile China and building economic ties in the region. Global Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly unveiled the strategy in Vancouver on Sunday morning. It contains plans to counter China’s foreign interference in Canada’s internal affairs. “China’s emergence as a global player … Read more

Two killed in accident in Mississauga

Two people have been killed in a fatal accident after a transport truck collided with an SUV early Saturday morning on Mississauga’s Queen Elizabeth Way. Ontario Provincial Police said the incident happened shortly after 4 a.m. An SUV was hit by a truck while merging onto the QEW from Hurontario Street. The female driver of … Read more

Pedestrian hit and injured by driver in Willowdale

A pedestrian was hit by a motorist late Friday afternoon at a major intersection in Willowdale, two days after a 20-year-old cyclist was struck at another major intersection to the south. The pedestrian was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car at 5:51 p.m. at Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue, … Read more

Developers’ potential Greenbelt profits should be explored, NDP says

The provincial opposition is calling for an investigation into how much property owners will benefit from the Ontario government’s proposal to open thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive Greenbelt lands for development. In a release on Friday, NDP MPP Marit Stiles said she wants Ontario’s auditor general to conduct a “value-for-money audit” to examine how … Read more

SIU says police shot two men in Markham

The county’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says police shot two men in Markham. According to a tweet, the SIU says one man died at the scene and the other was transported to hospital. A spokesman for the SIU is on his way to the shooting in Markham, on Eyer Drive near Rodick Road and Macrill … Read more

News stories from the Star you need to know on November 25, 2022

Good morning. This is the Friday, November 25 edition of First Up, the star’s daily morning recap. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox earlier every day. Here’s the latest on online gambling in Ontario, iPhone factory workers in China, and the Emergencies Act investigation. NOT MISSING: iPhone Factory Revolt: What Happens After … Read more

What to do in Toronto this weekend: November 25 to 27

Toronto has a lot of fun to offer this weekend. Here’s a preview of what’s on it. Cavalcade of Lights The annual Cavalcade of Lights kicks off the holiday season in Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, with opening parties from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s festivities, presented by Desjardins Financial Group, are inspired … Read more

Brampton’s motion to ban fireworks passes unanimously

A motion to ban fireworks passed unanimously at a meeting of the Brampton Committee of Council. Regional councilor Dennis Keenan introduced the motion on Wednesday, which was supported by Gurpartap Singh Toor. According to an press release that Keenan posted on TwitterBrampton’s fireworks ordinance will be ratified at the next city council meeting. If passed … Read more

Is Jatorri Williams telling the truth? The trial of double homicide depends on the credibility of the suspect

Is Jatorri Williams telling the truth? Had he no idea that the two guns he gave to a group of men on September 14, 2018, were about to be used in the targeted shooting of 16-year-old Elijah Aziavor outside his home on Bellamy Road in Scarborough? Was 19-year-old Jago Anderson accidentally shot in the head … Read more