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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police in Peel Region say they’ve arrested two 16-year-old boys from Mississauga, Ont., for allegedly burning a Pride flag. They say officers investigated a video circulating on social media depicting a Pride flag burning on the ground.  The force says the video was reported to them on June 8.  Police say the […]

TORONTO — Killer rapist Paul Bernardo has been denied parole. Two officers with the Parole Board of Canada took about an hour to reject his release application. Their decision came after Bernardo said he was a changed person who now has his sexual deviancy under control. The board also heard from the parents of two […]

Ontario will spend $8.4 million over three years on a provincial police program that aims to improve responses to mental health-related calls.  Solicitor General Sylvia Jones shared the details of the program on Tuesday, after the funding was announced in this year’s provincial budget.  The Crisis Call Diversion Program will be staffed by mental health […]

TORONTO — A couple of major canvases by Emily Carr are among the pieces featured at a Toronto auction house’s spring sale. The Heffel Fine Art Auction House will take bids on the two paintings from Carr’s mature period at a virtual live auction on Wednesday. The B.C. painter’s 1939 forest scene, “Tossed by the […]

A new University of Ottawa study indicates 10 per cent of young people in Ontario say they have driven a car within an hour of consuming cannabis. Study author Nathan Cantor, with the university’s school of epidemiology and public health, says young respondents with a probable dependence on cannabis were 12 times more likely to […]

TORONTO — Scuffles broke out Tuesday as police and city workers moved in to clear a sprawling homeless encampment in downtown Toronto.  More than a hundred officers, city security guards and private security descended upon Trinity Bellwoods Park and were met by about 200 people – a mix of homeless residents and their supporters – […]

TORONTO — Avril Lavigne invited a real-life skater guy to her TikTok debut. The Napanee, Ont. native jumped on the popular social media platform with her first post on Monday — and she brought skateboarder Tony Hawk along for the ride. The clip features Lavigne in full retro pop-punk glory while she lip-synchs the words […]

Tractor-trailers with hidden compartments were used to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of illegal drugs from Mexico through the United States and into Canada, Toronto police said Tuesday as they announced a major takedown of an international operation. Twenty people, most from the Greater Toronto Area, face a total of 182 charges, the force said, as […]

TORONTO — After a whirlwind year of critical kudos and celebrity fans including Victoria Beckham, London-based Canadian comedy star Mae Martin is set to celebrate on home soil. The Toronto-raised co-creator and star of Netflix’s dramedy series “Feel Good” says they hope to cross the pond next month to finally see loved ones who haven’t […]

TORONTO — A man has been arrested after allegedly yelling threats while holding a large knife outside Ontario Premier Doug Ford’ home.  A spokeswoman for Ford says the alleged incident happened on Monday. Ivana Yelich says the accused man showed up outside Ford’s home in Toronto with a “large butcher’s knife.” She says an Ontario […]