Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

1-10 results from 1000 for query «mayor»

October 15, 2018 9:35 PM Thanks to Doug Ford, the sky’s the limit for marijuana in Ontario

Come Wednesday, marijuana will waft across our parks, jogging trails and beaches with impunity. For better or for worse, the pungent odour will float in the open air — while weighing down our public spaces. If you have forgotten the stale aroma of cigar or pipe smoke in our past, brace yourself for a trip back in time as the smell of cannabis wends its way into your nostrils 8

October 12, 2018 11:05 PM Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans is retiring

The News also reached out to members of the Police Services Board for comment, but has yet to get a response. In 2015, she raised the ire of some community members when she defended Peel’s controversial carding policy and rejected her police board’s direction to suspend the practice until the province had studied it and come up with its own guidelines 42

October 1, 2018 9:00 AM Child poverty plagues every corner of Toronto, census data shows

Ten city wards — almost half in the new 25-ward system — have child poverty rates between 30 per cent and 45.2 per cent. But at the census tract level, rates soar as high as 72.3 per cent. The report shows children in Indigenous, racialized and newcomer families are struggling the most, with child poverty rates of 84 per cent, 33 per cent and 40 per cent respectively 6

September 27, 2018 11:33 PM Doug Ford tells legislature he condemns hate speech, be it from Faith Goldy or anyone else

Premier Doug Ford told the legislature he condemns hate speech, be it from Toronto mayoral candidate and white nationalist Faith Goldy or anyone else. But critics say his remarks do not go far enough. After a coalition of anti-hate groups spoke at Queen’s Park earlier in the day, urging the premier to distance himself from Goldy by speaking out in the legislature 10

September 24, 2018 6:56 PM Canada’s capital region picking up the pieces following destructive tornadoes

On the Ontario side of the river, thousands of residents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean are still without power, though most of the city’s electrical grid has started to return to normal thanks to hydro crews working around the clock. Schools in Ottawa were shuttered Monday and thousands of civil servants are working from home after city officials asked 15

September 20, 2018 5:23 PM Assassination Nation is bloody, funny and thought-provoking

The story opens with the declaration that Salem, a fictional town of 17,000 people, has “lost its motherf---ing mind.” (Calling the town Salem is a nice, if unsubtle, touch.) The film then retraces its footsteps to the beginning, when an anonymous hacker starts taking down prominent townsfolk, including the school principal and the mayor, by revealing 13

September 20, 2018 10:00 AM Council candidates asked to sign affordable housing pledge ahead of planned Oct. 22 election

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 13

September 19, 2018 6:31 PM Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

A Texas great-grandmother says she's finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago. It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich, the Houston Chronicle reported. Goodrich is about an hour northeast of Houston. "We think this is the gator 11

September 18, 2018 5:41 PM Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78

WASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night 91

September 16, 2018 1:50 AM Tory suggests he wants Queen’s Park to pass Bill 31 as soon as possible

On Thursday, Tory joined a majority of council colleagues in voting to have the city fight Bill 31 and the charter override to the Supreme Court, if necessary. The mayor, who is running for re-election, told council that working together to stop the legislation showed council’s “commitment to democracy.” On Saturday, Tory spokesman Don Peat denied the mayor 13