WestJet lays off 1,700 pilots amid COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet lays off 1,700 pilots amid COVID-19 pandemic

1,700 WestJet pilots have been laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company told the Star Wednesday night. The layoffs are effective on May 1 and June 1, depending on the pilot. “These notifications are in response to the COVID-19 global crisis that is shutting borders, encouraging only essential travel and forcing […]

Cannabis producer CannTrust lays off 180 workers after regulatory problems

Cannabis producer CannTrust lays off 180 workers after regulatory problems

VAUGHAN, Ont. – An Ontario cannabis producer is laying off about 180 people following repeated problems with both its product and how it has been produced. “We have made the extremely difficult decision to restructure our workforce to reflect the current requirements of our business,” said Robert Marcovitch, interim head of CannTrust Holdings. The layoffs […]

City lays charges for illegal dumping, fouling street

City lays charges for illegal dumping, fouling street

Just when it seems like developers and illegal garbage dumpers can get away with flouting the law, the city steps up to lay charges against them. Our recent columns about persistent illegal dumping on Torbarrie Rd. and mud tracked onto the street from two condo construction sites on Tippett Rd. definitely caught the attention of […]