Police ask public to consider risks of attending Mississauga, Ont. strip club

Police in Peel Region have issued a public safety alert regarding the “heightened risks” associated with visiting a Mississauga strip club. In a news release issued Friday, investigators said they’ve responded to “over two dozen” incidents at Her Nightclub, which is located at Eglinton Avenue East and Dixie Road, since January of last year. Those … Read more

Person killed by train in Mississauga

A person is dead after being hit by a Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway freight train in Mississauga Friday morning. The incident occurred in the area of Dundas Street East and Cawthra Avenue around 6 a.m., according to Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins, and emergency workers are currently on site. In late July, a four-year-old girl … Read more

Person dies after overnight collision in Toronto

A person has died after a two-vehicle collision in Toronto overnight, police say. Shortly after 4 a.m., police responded to a crash in the area of Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue. Toronto paramedics assessed two patients at the scene. A man was transported to a local trauma centre in critical condition and a woman was … Read more

Two men charged in fatal shooting at Brampton banquet hall on Father’s Day

Two men have been charged in connection with a Father’s Day shooting at a Brampton banquet hall that left two people dead. Peel police and paramedics were called to Chandni Convention Centre shortly after 2 a.m. on June 19 for reports of shots fired. They arrived to locate 28-year-old Kenroy Benjamin and 40-year-old Sheldon Taylor … Read more

Man seriously injured in Thorncliffe Park shooting

A man has been seriously injured after being shot in the city’s Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood on Thursday evening. The incident took place around 8:00 p.m. near Thorncliffe Park Drive and Overlea Boulevard. “The information received at that time is that an individual who was beside their vehicle was struck by gunfire,” Acting Insp. Jeff Bangild … Read more

Toronto man charged in sexual assault, extortion investigation

Toronto police have charged a 24-year-old man after allegedly extorting two women and sexually assaulting one of them. One of the incidents happened in April near Woodbine Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East, where a woman met up with a man she first encountered online. Police said she entered his vehicle and was allegedly sexually … Read more

‘The future of science in Canada is at risk’: Researchers call for pay raise

OTTAWA – In a University of Ottawa lab, Sarah Laframboise is hoping to advance cancer research by studying a gene that causes the disease in humans. Her research works with a “model organism”: tiny fungi that have a surprising amount in common with us. “Yeast and humans share about 20 to 30 per cent of … Read more

Major Toronto power outage caused by sea crane snapping hydro lines

Tens of thousands of hydro customers in downtown Toronto have their power back after a massive outage on Thursday that forced some businesses to close and caused headaches for drivers. Power was restored just before 8 p.m., nearly eight hours since the outage began. “Safety is always our top priority. We know this power outage … Read more

London cops to look into why officers called trans activist by wrong name, gender

Police in London, Ont. say they will look into why officers addressed a popular online streamer and transgender activist by the wrong name and gender while she was in police custody. In a statement, London Police Chief Steve Williams says the force acknowledges “the distress this has caused” Clara Sorrenti and is gathering information to … Read more

Shooting at Toronto Muslim Cemetery leaves two people injured

Two people have been critically injured in a shooting at a Richmond Hill cemetery where they were attending a funeral on Thursday for a man who was shot and killed in Toronto earlier this week. Officers responded to a weapons call at Toronto Muslim Cemetery on Leslie Street shortly after 3:30 p.m. “We received information … Read more