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June 11, 2018 5:57 PM Ontario PC party still sending text messages after winning election

'Do you support Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario PC plan to scrap the carbon tax?' asks one text Four days after the election campaign ended, the Ontario PC party is sending unsolicited text messages asking people whether they support some of premier-designate Doug Ford's key promises. The text messages refer to "Premier Ford" although he does not officially 24

June 9, 2018 9:00 AM Here's how Doug Ford's political views measure up against the PC voters who elected him

How conservative is the Progressive Conservative leader? And how conservative are his supporters? What kind of conservative is Doug Ford? That is the question on the minds of many voters in Ontario as the Toronto businessman and his Tories prepare to form a majority government at Queen's Park. The former city councillor is often painted with a populist 23

March 28, 2018 10:00 AM Jagmeet Singh's brother Gurratan shares passion for politics, is seeking NDP seat in Ontario

When Jagmeet Singh left the Ontario legislature to take over the federal NDP, he left a vacancy that his brother is now hoping to fill. Gurratan Singh announced Monday he is seeking the NDP nomination in Brampton East for the province's upcoming spring election. Gurratan Singh, the younger brother of federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, is trying to keep a seat at the Ontario 20

March 19, 2018 2:28 PM Ontario Liberals set to lay out priorities before election in speech from the throne

Speech will lay out the government's legislative priorities before the June 7 provincial election Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says today's throne speech is the only way her Liberal government can spell out its priorities ahead of the upcoming provincial election. Wynne prorogued the legislature last week to set the table for today's speech and has denied 27

October 25, 2017 7:33 PM Elderly man charged with arson after Hamilton house explosion

A 76-year-old homeowner who was temporarily trapped when his Hamilton home exploded and collapsed on Tuesday afternoon has now been charged with arson. Shortly before 3 p.m., a blind elderly man was in the basement of his two-storey home on Gibson Avenue when the structure abruptly collapsed. Firefighters and emergency services raced to the scene and freed 31

August 22, 2017 5:56 PM Tornado watch still in effect for Ottawa, severe thunderstorm warning ends

A tornado watch remains in effect for the Ottawa area Tuesday after a severe thunderstorm warning ended late Tuesday morning. The tornado watch covers Ottawa, Gatineau, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Sharbot Lake, Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Renfrew, Pembroke, Barry's Bay, Cornwall, Morrisburg and Prescott-Russell. "The main threats with these thunderstorms 21

August 7, 2017 11:26 AM Environment Canada to assess whether 2nd tornado hit Huntsville area

Environment Canada is assessing whether a second tornado touched down in Ontario's Muskoka region Friday evening. The weather office says they're looking at damage to trees and some buildings in an area about 15 kilometres from Huntsville. Environment Canada says it still has some work to do before it can say whether it was a second tornado. On Saturday 27

July 29, 2017 5:22 PM Formula E leader scrambling after crash in practice at Hydro-Québec ePrix

Sebastien Buemi walks away without injuries, car's front end in pieces Formula E leader Sébastien Buemi crashed into wall during a practice session Saturday at the Hydro-Québec Montreal ePrix electric car race. With just under nine minutes left in the day's second practice, Buemi's Renault went straight into a barrier on a chicane. His car's front end was in pieces 17

July 14, 2017 9:39 PM Hydro vault explodes sending smoke billowing through Toronto's financial district

No injuries have been reported, but police say there is heavy smoke in the Bay and Adelaide area Emergency crews are on the scene of a hydro vault explosion downtown in Toronto's financial district, police say. No injuries have been reported, but police say there is heavy smoke in the Bay and Adelaide streets area. The explosion comes only two months 16

July 11, 2017 1:53 AM Situation critical: B.C. wildfires force 14,000 people from their homes

To donate to victims of the B.C. wildfires through the Canadian Red Cross, click here. An estimated 14,000 people have been driven from their homes by the wildfires raging across B.C., and thousands more are preparing to flee at a moment's notice. On Monday evening, the entire city of Williams Lake, one of several communities in the province's Interior 25