Sidewalk barricade forced pedestrians onto a scary path

Sidewalk barricade forced pedestrians onto a scary path

When a woman pushing a baby stroller can barely squeeze past a sidewalk barricade — with speeding traffic just inches away — somebody dropped the ball. Regular readers of this column know I can’t stand utility contractors who dig up our roads and sidewalks but fail to repair excavations to a standard that minimizes the […]

Teens from fly-in First Nations transformed by dancing their way onto Toronto stage

Teens from fly-in First Nations transformed by dancing their way onto Toronto stage

Grade 10 student Solomon Harper is slick with sweat, sprinkled in dust and roughly 1,500 kilometres from home. He’s surrounded by farm animals, the loud and anxious voices of more than 100 teens both older and younger than he is — and he couldn’t be happier. “The performance today is really exciting, but … first-year [attendees are] usually nervous,” Harper, […]

Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon

Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon

The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed onto the moon on Thursday after a series of technical failures during its final descent, shattering hopes of a historic controlled landing on the lunar surface. The unmanned robotic lander suffered periodic engine and communications failures during the 21 minutes or so of the landing sequence, the support team said. […]

Residents sick of condo neighbours vomiting, tossing bottles, bones, cigarette butts onto balconies

Residents sick of condo neighbours vomiting, tossing bottles, bones, cigarette butts onto balconies

Residents of a century-old historic building in Toronto are fed up with their neighbours vomiting, tossing bottles, bones, and cigarette butts onto their balconies.  Pleas to the city to intervene have been unable to stop the problem, which has persisted for more than two years.  The Graphic Arts building, with its tall, Ionic columns at Richmond and Bay […]

School bus rolls onto side in Toronto, 5 students taken to hospital

School bus rolls onto side in Toronto, 5 students taken to hospital

Five students were transported to hospital after a school bus rolled onto its side in a collision Wednesday morning in downtown Toronto.  Toronto police said they were called just after 9 a.m. for a crash involving a school bus and an SUV at the intersection of Richmond Street East and Berkeley Street. The school bus had rolled over onto […]