Canada has more family doctors than ever. Why is it so hard to see them?

Outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, people take part in the We Need Doctors Now rally, organized by BC Health Care Matters this past October. In 2021, Victoria’s average wait time to see a doctor at a walk-in clinic was two hours and 41 minutes.Photography by Chad Hipolito/The Globe and Mail The medical clinic in … Read more

18-year old in serious condition following shooting near Castlebrooke Secondary School in Brampton

A man is suffering from serious injuries after being shot at the back parking lot of a school in Brampton, according to Peel Regional Police. Police told the Star that they received a call around 12 pm about an 18-year-old Brampton man who was shot and taken to hospital by a friend. Police said the … Read more

Ontario boosts ‘strong mayor’ powers to fast track housing development in Toronto and Ottawa

Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, speaks to journalists at the Queens Park Legislature in Toronto on Nov. 16.Chris Young/The Canadian Press Just over two months after granting the mayors of Toronto and Ottawa “strong mayor powers,” Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to make these powers even stronger, … Read more

Cyle Larin is watching the World Cup dream he envisioned

About 16 years ago when Cyle Larin joined private soccer academy Sigma FC of the Ontario Soccer League, he immediately established himself as an exceptional talent with the potential to be a superstar on the world stage. “His natural athleticism” was among the things that stood out about him, said John Zervos, Sigma FC’s technical … Read more

How Brampton produced the core of Canada’s 2022 World Cup team

The Wednesday evening patrons at Tonino’s Pizzeria and Panini are in no rush. It’s a familiar, family crowd. cozy. Dough is tossed and spun around the open kitchen in the back and one big group has moved three tables lengthways to take up about a third of the place as they hug and hello. No … Read more

Mayor candidate Nikki Kaur plans to sue Brampton over alleged firing

Nikki Kaur, the Brampton mayoral candidate who on Tuesday claimed to have been fired from her position with the city a day after losing to incumbent Patrick Brown, has warned city hall of plans to sue. A letter from Kaur’s lawyers at Massey LLP obtained by the Star, dated Wednesday and addressed to Brampton’s acting … Read more

Brampton mayor candidate Nikki Kaur claims she was fired by city

Less than 24 hours after incumbent Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown clinched a re-election over lawyer and city employee Nikki Kaur, the former mayoral candidate’s employment with the city has ended, according to an internal personnel dispatch obtained by the Star – as Kaur claims she was terminated. As first reported by Global News, an email … Read more

Toronto and Brampton will soon fight fire with electricity

Residents of Toronto and Brampton shouldn’t be too surprised to see a fire engine passing them on the street one day soon, lights and siren blaring, but without the heavy roar of a diesel engine. That is because the fire services for both cities will soon have fully battery-electric pumper trucks in their fleets. In … Read more

Patrick Brown campaign flyer shouldn’t have our logos on it, universities say

A Patrick Brown election pamphlet touting his push for a Brampton university used the names and logos of several post-secondary schools without their permission, the Star has learned. At least two institutions, stressing they must remain neutral in elections, have complained to Brown’s mayoral re-election campaign about the unauthorized use on the widely distributed flyers, … Read more

Patrick Brown has survived past scandals. Will this latest controversy finally sink him?

Once again, Patrick Brown is campaigning amid controversy. In 2018, during his first campaign to become mayor of Brampton, Brown’s appeal to diverse populations and popular policy promises won the day, despite the fact he was on the hustings after allegations of sexual impropriety forced him to step down as leader of the Ontario Progressive … Read more