Parks Canada seeing ‘three-fold increase’ in abandoned pets at Toronto area park

Parks Canada has issued a plea for people to stop abandoning their pets and exotic animals after a three-fold increase at Rouge National Urban Park in recent years. In a statement to Global News, the government agency says in addition to domestic dogs, park staff are seeing rabbits, cats, reptiles and other exotic wildlife being … Read more

Raptors vs. Trail Blazers picks and odds: Fade Toronto on back-to-back

The Toronto Raptors continue their west-coast road trip tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers. The pregame narrative: Toronto plays its second game in as many nights after losing to the Golden State Warriors 129-117 yesterday. We’re going to capitalize on Portland’s rest advantage by backing the Trail Blazers in a couple of ways. Here are … Read more

Tkachuk leads Ottawa over Toronto; Leafs’ Murray misses start with undisclosed injury

TORONTO – D.J. Smith is confident his group can go on a run in the second half of the season. The Senators head coach got an effort against one of the NHL’s top teams he’ll hope to bottle moving forward. Brady Tkachuk scored twice and Anton Forsberg made 31 saves as Ottawa thumped the Toronto … Read more

Parliament Hill police estimate 500 will attend ‘Freedom Convoy’ anniversary

OTTAWA – The Parliamentary Protective Service expects 500 people to gather this weekend to mark a year since the “Freedom Convoy” occupied downtown Ottawa. The agency, which polices the precinct, said it will curtail some access to Parliament Hill. The public can still use the central and east gates to access the Hill lawn, but … Read more

Code minimum: Your home isn’t built for extreme weather

Ms. Harris said it’s “by the grace of the universe” that the tornado – with wind speeds up to 210 km per hour – didn’t kill anyone. However, the twister left dozens of homes uninhabitable; they weren’t built to withstand its force. Nor are the homes on the East Coast prepared for more frequent hurricanes … Read more

Opinion: If we really want affordable housing, we need great public spaces

Shoshanna Saxe is an associate professor in civil and mineral engineering at the University of Toronto and the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Infrastructure. The issue of affordable housing is increasingly dominating political debate across Canada, and that is sparking dramatic changes in our governments’ policies. For better and for worse, the discourse has been … Read more

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major infractions at three restaurants on Jan. 25, plus the weekly roundup

Toronto Public Health issued 35 conditional passes to restaurants, cafés, bakeries, bars and grocery stores from Jan. 19 to Jan. 25. Jan. 25 By Dave at 3600 Bathurst Street received a conditional pass with six major infractions: Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration Fail to … Read more

Parks Canada seeing ‘three-fold increase’ in abandoned pets at Toronto area park

Parks Canada has issued a plea for people to stop abandoning their pets and exotic animals after a three-fold increase at Rouge National Urban Park in recent years. In a statement to Global News, the government agency says in addition to domestic dogs, park staff are seeing rabbits, cats, reptiles and other exotic wildlife being … Read more

Teaching kids about the Holocaust earlier can help combat antisemitism, educators say

Grade six teacher Cindy Kozierok shows students at Rockford Public School images from events preceding the Holocaust, during a social studies class on Jan 23.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Cindy Kozierok saw the message pop up on her screen in the middle of a lesson about the Holocaust. Ms. Kozierok, who is Jewish, was leading … Read more

Forty auto thefts reported in Old Toronto last week (Jan. 26, 2023)

Forty vehicles were reported stolen in the city’s Old Toronto district from Jan. 19 to Jan. 25, according to Toronto Police Service. There were also 40 reported during the previous week. A total of 206 auto thefts were reported in the City of Toronto. You can find the latest incident reports for East York, Etobicoke, … Read more