Rogers Centre renovation: Work begins on $300 million project

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Tuesday that demolition is complete and construction on the first phase of a multi-year, $300 million renovation of the Rogers Center has begun. The Blue Jays shared video and images of the ongoing construction that show the removal of the thousands of 500 level seats, all of which will … Read more

Police search for suspects after violent kidnapping in Toronto

Toronto police are searching for two suspects in connection with a violent kidnapping and assault near Scarborough Town Center last week. The incident occurred on Nov. 17 at around 3:45 pm According to investigators, a man was forced into a vehicle against his will by three suspects and “physically assaulted over several hours.” The man … Read more

Education minister says tentative deal with CUPE will provide lowest paid members with 4.2 per cent annual salary increase

Education Minister Stephen Lecce says that a tentative agreement reached with CUPE over the weekend will provide the union’s lowest paid members with a “significant pay increase” that equals out to about 4.2 per cent annually. Lecce made the comment to reporters at Queen’s Park on Monday as he discussed the eleventh-hour deal to avert … Read more

Strike averted as Ontario reaches tentative deal with education workers

A school strike has been averted in Ontario as education workers and the government reached a tentative agreement late Sunday afternoon. The agreement comes after a weekend of intensive negotiations between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the province. “There will be no job action tomorrow,” the union’s bargaining team said in a … Read more

CUPE talks continue Sunday in effort to avert strike

Talks between the government and CUPE resumed first thing Sunday morning as a 5 pm deadline loomed to land a deal or see 55,000 school support staff hit the picket lines. The sides have promised to let parents know at that time whether kids will be in school, in person on Monday or whether to … Read more

Santa Claus Parade takes over the streets of downtown Toronto Sunday

The 118th annual Original Santa Claus Parade is making a live return to the streets of downtown Toronto today. The parade, which was broadcast-only for the last two years, will get underway at 12:30 pm at Christie Pitts Park. It will proceed east on Bloor Street, south on University Avenue, and eastward to St. Lawrence … Read more

Snowstorm wallops New York state

Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 19, 2022 11:06AM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 19, 2022 6:05PM EST BUFFALO, NY (AP) – Piles of snow, in some places taller than most people, buried parts of western and northern New York as a lake-effect storm … Read more

Talks continue as CUPE strike looms Monday

Bargaining continues between the government and CUPE as a 5 pm Sunday deadline looms to let parents know if school support staff will strike. The mediated talks, being held at a downtown Toronto hotel, are a last-ditch effort to land a deal before 55,000 custodians, early childhood educators, educational assistants and others in many Ontario … Read more

Hamilton house fire: Boy remains in critical condition as investigation continues

Investigators have released new details about a house fire in Hamilton that sent a family of 15 to the hospital on Friday evening, including a two-year-old boy who remains in life-threatening condition. The fire broke out at a home on Garden Crescent just after 6 pm Crews from the Hamilton Fire Department (HFD) arrived and … Read more

Ontario warns of text scam offering money

Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is warning residents of a scam circulating in which some people have received text messages offering them a one-time government payment. In the texts, the recipient is informed that they are eligible for a one-time payment from the Ontario government to cover “high heating costs” in the province. The text encourages … Read more