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Society

Police look for bikers who mobbed Toronto highways

Ontario Provincial Police are asking the public to help them find dozens of people involved in motorcycle mobs that blocked several public highways in the Toronto area last Sunday afternoon. The action caused traffic delays and prompted angry calls to» 

Society

Home sales, prices drop in Greater Toronto Area

Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area dropped by 40.4 per cent in July compared to the same month in 2016, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board. The average selling price of all homes was $746,218 and while that» 

Indigenous, Sports

North American Indigenous Games kick off in Toronto

More than 5,000 athletes from across North America are in Toronto this week to take part in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which are being held in Eastern Canada for the first time in 25 years. The opening ceremony» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Sports

Engines howl in race weekend Toronto

It’s music to race fans, perhaps not so much to others.  This weekend the screaming engines of Indy racing comes to the downtown streets and Exhibition Place in Toronto, Canada’s biggest city. A portion of the *Indy identification* guide for» 

History, Politics

Outrage over memorial having far right, racist overtones

Barbara Kulaszka died last month at age 64 in Brighton, Ontario, a town located about halfway between Toronto and Kingston. A librarian turned lawyer, her death passed virtually unnoticed by most and was only publicized on Tuesday of this week.» 

Health, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Police ticketing panhandlers, homeless: Legal challenge

It’s a long established practice. Police handing tickets for a variety of minor municipal infractions to street people who are the least able to pay them. That’s now being challenged under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Tickets are given» 

Lifestyle

Toronto to host big halal food festival

For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be» 

Economy, Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

Canada: When a house earns more than you

The title may be a bit confusing at first, so we’ll explain. Canadian housing has long been criticized as being greatly overpriced. Generally house prices had more or less followed general salary rates and inflation, so as a very rough» 

Society

Woman accused of assault pledges allegiance to ISIS in Toronto courtroom

A 32-year-old woman accused of assault and threatening people with a knife in a Canadian Tire store in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough on the weekend swore allegiance to the leader of the so-called Islamic State during her court appearance today.» 

Society

Sky high rescue fascinates Toronto

We don’t know yet why a young woman climbed a crane in downtown Toronto and then slid down a cable. But she has been charged with mischief, according to CBC reporter Lauren Pelley. After her rescue, the young woman was»