Elton John leaves Twitter, blaming ‘misinformation’ policy

Elton John has joined a group of celebrities who are deactivating their Twitter accounts as dissatisfaction with recent owner Elon Musk’s new policies grows. John said the decision to no longer use the bird app is mainly due to “their recent policy change allowing misinformation to flourish unchecked.” “All my life I have tried to … Read more

TDSB excludes armed police in school hallways

The Toronto District School Board has ruled out the return of armed police to school corridors, even as it struggles with a rise in violent incidents among students. That was made clear Wednesday night at a board meeting in which administrators discussed how to improve safety in schools and endorsed a plan that would look … Read more

Ontario passes law strengthening ‘strong mayor’ powers in Toronto, Ottawa

TORONTO – Ontario has passed legislation that would allow Toronto and Ottawa to enact certain statutes even if a minority of council members are in favour. The latest bill allows the province to appoint regional presidents in Niagara, Peel and York, and reinforces the so-called strong mayoral powers the government gave to Toronto and Ottawa … Read more

Toronto man gets 12 years in harassment lawyer case

A Toronto man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for carrying out two gun charges against a Vaughan attorney hired to bring legal action against GTA tow truck drivers and auto repair shops. Civil litigation attorney Lisa Carr was subject to “targeted acts of violence, committed to intimidate Carr into relinquishing her work … Read more

Parents make a plea for TDSB to turn the tide of violence

Parents are calling on Toronto’s public school board to stem the tide of violent incidents among students following fights, stabbings and two fatalities this year. At a Toronto District School Board meeting Monday on school safety, where staff filed a report outlining what they were doing, nearly 30 members of the public, including parents and … Read more

The majority of Toronto city councilors reject the powers of the ‘strong mayor’ for John Tory

A majority of Toronto city council members, including allies of Mayor John Tory, are asking Prime Minister Doug Ford to deny Tory the “strong mayor” powers he sought and could receive as early as this week. Fifteen Toronto councilors sent a joint letter to Ford on Tuesday saying the council was not properly consulted on … Read more

TSN staffer remembered as “beacon of happiness” in sentencing the killer

Jonathan Gayle-West should now be on our televisions as a nationally recognized sports broadcaster. He should try to persuade his sister Angela Goodrum to name her baby after a wrestling champion. He should have spent the past four years falling in love, becoming a father, celebrating family milestones, and spoiling his nieces, nephews, and young … Read more

Toronto police are investigating a woman’s claim that a stranger stabbed her with a needle on a downtown sidewalk

A Toronto woman said she was shocked after being poked with what she believed was a needle while walking down College Street near Yonge Street. Junlan Li, 29, said she was out shopping around 3 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon when she felt someone behind her. “I felt a (person) poke me in the lower … Read more

York Memorial students stage mass strike over security concerns

Hundreds of teenagers from York Memorial Collegiate Institute staged a massive strike on Friday to protest what they say is an unsafe learning environment, overpolicing and a lack of teachers, meaning some classes are not conducted with children sent to the library or cafeteria. Najmo Mohammed, a grade 11 student who feels “very unsafe”, longs … Read more

Peel warns of a $2 billion shortfall under the new housing bill

The Peel region says it could lose $2 billion over the next 10 years due to changes in development costs enshrined in the controversial More Homes Built Faster Act, a sweeping provincial law that aims to build 1.5 million homes by 2031. to build houses. The estimated shortfall would make it difficult to fund the … Read more