Toronto Mayor John Tory calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

Toronto Mayor John Tory calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

Toronto Mayor John Tory speaks during a news conference at Queen’s Park, in Toronto, on June 27, 2022.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling for a national summit to address what he calls Canada’s mental health crisis. In a statement Wednesday morning, Tory says the summit would see mayors, ministers, premiers and … Read more

Broadway subway hits key milestone as tunnel crew breaks through to 1st station site – BC

Broadway subway hits key milestone as tunnel crew breaks through to 1st station site – BC

Construction of the Broadway subway in Vancouver hit a key milestone Monday night, as the first of two tunnel boring machines broke through to the Mount Pleasant Station construction site. The breakthrough represents the first completed tunnel segment on the new line, running from the future Great Northern Way-Emily Carr station to the future Mount … Read more

What another Bank of Canada rate hike could mean

TORONTO – The Bank of Canada is scheduled to make an interest rate announcement Wednesday that’s widely expected to push its key policy rate up to 4.5 per cent — the highest it’s been since 2007. Economists are predicting the central bank, which has made a rapid succession of large hikes since it began raising … Read more

Alberta dad learns about son’s death in Victoria after Googling his name, finding obituary

Glen Grier, from Stony Plain, Alta., wanted to send his son a birthday message. Scott Grier, 36, had been living on the streets in Victoria, BC, and his dad hadn’t heard from him in a while. He made a discovery that’s perhaps a parent’s worst fear: finding out through a Google search last week that … Read more

Vancouver International Airport seeks feedback on holiday travel disruptions

Were you affected by the chaos at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) over the holiday season? If so, its administrators want to hear from you. YVR launched a public engagement campaign Tuesday aimed at collecting people’s input on travel disruptions in December and January. Read more: Flights canceled at Vancouver’s airport with passengers stuck on … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Jan. 24, 2023)

Plan your commute before you’re in your car: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled eight closures in Toronto on Jan. 24, 2023 for roadwork on Highway 401. Highway 401 eastbound between Highway 400 and Morningside Avenue: two alternating lanes closed until Jan. 24 to 5 am Highway 401 eastbound between Warden Avenue and Markham Road: … Read more

Toronto and Ottawa vacant homes tax: Don’t forget to file your declaration for 2022!

In 2022, Toronto and Ottawa introduced vacant homes tax regimes.[1] These regimes are modeled after the empty homes tax regime introduced in Vancouver in 2017, and are aimed at incentivizing owners of vacant residential properties to sell or rent their properties. Unlike the federal Underutilized Housing Tax Actthese municipal regimes are not limited to owners … Read more

As wastewater testing at Toronto Pearson airport expands, it becomes more challenging: researcher

The wastewater monitoring project conducted by the universities of Guelph and Waterloo at Toronto Pearson International Airport is entering its second year, but has gotten more complicated as the COVID-19 virus has mutated, according to one of those involved. Dr. Lawrence Goodridge, a professor at the Ontario Agricultural College, has led U of G’s efforts … Read more

ArriveCan contracting appears ‘illogical’ and ‘inefficient,’ Trudeau says – National

The contracting process used to build the ArriveCan app seems “illogical” and “inefficient,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. The Globe and Mail first reported on Monday that the Ottawa IT firm GCstrategies, which the government hired to build the ArriveCan app for $44 million, actually subcontracted the work to build it to six other companies … Read more

Ottawa announces $2.8 billion settlement of BC day-scholar suit

The federal government has come to a $2.8-billion agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by members of a British Columbia Indigenous band who attended residential schools as day scholars. Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Marc Miller said the government signed the deal with plaintiffs representing 325 members of the Gottfriedson Band that opted into the suit. … Read more