News: Brockville pub thanks front-line and essential workers with hundreds of gift cards

BROCKVILLE, ONT. — When the Keystorm pub in downtown Brockville reopened for takeout, owner Dan Thompson and his staff thought up a unique promotion. “We came up with the idea that if we had a customer that would buy a 20 dollar gift card for dine-in purposes after we reopened, then we would take a […]

News: Abandoned truck containing ‘unidentified’ material found in LaSalle

MONTREAL — Officials were called to investigate an abandoned truck that residents said was leaking fluid in LaSalle on Wednesday afternoon. Last night: A haz-mat team, ambulance and fire departments were called after truck carrying dangerous material found abandoned on Léger near Newman boulevard in LaSalle. @CTVMontreal — Cosmo Santamaria (@cosmoCTV) May 28, 2020 […]

News: Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park gets physical distancing circles

TORONTO — Crews have begun painting circles on the grass at Trinity Bellwoods Parks in downtown Toronto as a means to enforce physical distancing and avoid a repeat of last weekend when thousands of people descended on the west-end park. The city announced on Wednesday afternoon that it would paint the circles as a way […]

News: ‘We’re all worried’: Niagara region hit hard by tourism lost during pandemic

TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic has created a daunting economic situation in the Niagara Falls region, one of the biggest and most important hubs for tourism in Canada. With few tourists and everything from casinos, to boat tours and restaurants closed, streets and attractions are deserted. “14 million people come here every year and right […]

News: ‘There’s still a lack of inclusion’: Controversy continues over Pride flag comments at school board meeting

KITCHENER — Comments made at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board meeting on Monday night have sparked outrage and disappointment. School board trustees unveiled an altered version of the Pride flag, which looks much different from the traditional rainbow. Sarah Mathers says she always wanted to see more inclusion while she was a student at […]

News: After uncertain future, vacant mould-filled Saskatoon luxury home slated for demolition may have new lease on life

SASKATOON — An empty home in the city’s upscale Briarwood neighbourhood that came dangerously close to being on the receiving end of a city demolition crew last year may finally be safe. The home, located in the 100 block of Beechdale Crescent, had been vacant for several years, with some neighbours pitching in to care […]

News: Here’s how some B.C. retirement homes are letting families visit seniors safely

BURNABY, B.C. — People living at five B.C. care facilities have a new way to visit with family, while keeping safe from the spread of COVID-19. PARC Retirement Living set up “family meetup centres” at locations around the Lower Mainland. The storage containers have been outfitted with a partition that allows residents to enter from […]

News: City, YMCA join forces to makes showers available for homeless

LONDON, ONT. — The City of London and the Downtown YMCA have teamed up to help give people living on the streets a place to shower during the COVID-19 restrictions. The showers are by appointment only and are being coordinated with the help of outreach agencies. They were first made available Tuesday, and there’s capacity […]

News: Students return to school to pick up belongings that were left behind

SHELBURNE, ONT. — It wasn’t supposed to end like this, but students won’t be returning to school to finish the year. Students at Centre Dufferin District High School in Shelburne had the opportunity to pick up any belongings left behind on Wednesday. “They didn’t know they were never coming back this semester,” says dad Chris […]

News: Police helicopter hit with laser strikes leads to multiple charges

BARRIE — Police in York Region have made arrests after two incidents of the police helicopter being hit with laser strikes. According to police, two men have been arrested in two separate incidents where the pilot and tactical flight officer were hit with a bright light source. In both cases, police were able to locate […]