Ontario appoints former Liberal MP Jane Philpott to help improve COVID-19 data collection

Former Liberal cabinet minister and physician Jane Philpott has been appointed to help Ontario improve its COVID-19-related data collection, the Ministry of Health said Thursday. Health Minister Christine Elliott said that Philpott will be a special advisor on the Ontario Health Data Platform, an initiative first announced by the government in April. During her time as an MP for Markham–Stouffville, […]

'Like losing a family member': Community mourns loss of Jane and Finch rec centre to fire

'Like losing a family member': Community mourns loss of Jane and Finch rec centre to fire

Residents in the Jane and Finch area say their community has lost its heart. A fire ripped through Firgrove Learning and Innovation Community Centre (FLICC) last week, leaving kids without a place to gather and organizers scrambling to keep programs running. The space is a non-profit community centre that opened in 2008. Now, those who loved the facility are […]

Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

Inspired by the climate activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, actor Jane Fonda said Friday that she is returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S. Capitol in […]

1 man dead in fatal shooting near Jane and Finch

A man has died following a shooting in the Jane and Finch area Wednesday night.  Paramedics arrived to find the victim without any vital signs. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according Toronto Police Const. David Hopkinson said Wednesday night. Police responded to reports of gunfire inside a building around 10:20 p.m.  There’s no information yet […]