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  • Wedding with a twist: Tornado throws wrench in couple's plans

    September 22, 2018 11:16 PM 3

    As a tornado tore through Ottawa's Dunrobin neighbourhood uprooting trees, tearing off roofs and downing power lines, McEvoy, who lives in the Centretown West part of Ottawa, said he started to get more nervous. Though the PhD student at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., was spared the worst of the storm at about 6 p.m. on Friday, he lost power

  • 10 notable tornado-related events from Canada’s history

    September 22, 2018 8:08 PM 5

    1912: Known as the “Regina Cyclone,” Canada’s deadliest tornado ripped through six city blocks in Regina, Sask., on June 30, killing at least 28 people, injuring 300 others, and leaving a quarter of the city’s population homeless. While it only lasted for a few minutes, it took the city almost 50 years to pay for the damages. 1922: Multiple tornadoes

  • Hotel workers fear condo conversions threatening jobs

    September 22, 2018 3:39 AM 8

    Wieditz said the hospitality sector is one of the few providing unionized jobs with decent wages to a workforce largely comprised of women of colour. That’s also part of the reason he believes the issue has been given short shrift, compared to the closure of places like the Mr. Christie’s factory in Etobicoke in 2012. There, the city rejected developers’

  • Federal agency confirms presence of invasive beetle in Nova Scotia

    September 21, 2018 9:07 PM 7

    Although the emerald ash borer poses no threat to human health, it has already killed millions of ash trees in regulated areas in Canada and the United States, and poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas of North America. Friday’s confirmation comes after an alert was issued in May about the beetle’s arrival in the Maritimes

  • GO Transit adding trips on Lakeshore train lines

    September 20, 2018 3:48 PM 10

    At a news conference at GO’s Willowbrook yard in Etobicoke on Thursday, Transportation Minister John Yakabuski announced a 21-per-cent increase to service on the Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East GO corridors. Starting Monday, GO will add 220 new trips per week on the two lines. “With these new trips there will be more than 400,000 train seats available

  • Council candidates asked to sign affordable housing pledge ahead of planned Oct. 22 election

    September 20, 2018 10:00 AM 9

    Candidates for Toronto city council are being asked to pledge their commitment to the preservation and creation of more affordable housing, in the run-up to the October election. The pledge has been backed by 55 associations and agencies invested in helping renters and marginalized people, including Parkdale Community Legal Services, Sistering, Parkdale

  • U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs: Quebec firms not banging down the doors for aid

    September 19, 2018 10:58 PM 9

    “With our partners, we are following very closely the impact of the tariffs on our economy,” said Guillaume Bérubé. Jean Simard, president of the Aluminium Association of Canada, said the number of requests for assistance may climb if Canada and the United States fail to settle their trade dispute. “Everyone is just finding out what the possible impacts

  • Potential replacements for Phoenix pay system to start testing soon, Treasury Board president says

    September 19, 2018 8:23 PM 8

    The government earmarked $16 million in its last budget to search for a replacement for Phoenix, which has caused massive headaches for more than half of the country’s federal workers, many of whom have been overpaid, shortchanged or not paid at all. Brison said it is not yet known how much a replacement HR system will cost. It’s estimated that Phoenix

  • Editor of the New York Review of Books is out amid outrage over Ghomeshi’s #MeToo essay

    September 19, 2018 6:14 PM 7

    The editor of the New York Review of Books is out at the magazine, days after the publication published a controversial essay by former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. A spokesperson at the review, who would not give her name, confirmed Wednesday afternoon Ian Buruma is no longer editor. It was not immediately clear whether he had been fired or had resigned

  • Queens Quay streetcar derails after colliding with ambulance

    September 19, 2018 2:28 PM 7

    A TTC streetcar derailed on Queens Quay W. at York St. after a collision with an ambulance Wednesday morning. The collision occurred at 9:55 a.m. after the Queens Quay streetcar and an ambulance collided. Toronto police spokesperson Katrina Arogante said no obvious injuries have been reported at this time, adding that the driver sustained zero injuries