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Man in his 20s injured after Scarborough shooting

Toronto Police

A male victim believed to be in his 20s is suffering from serious injuries after a shooting took place in Scarborough’s Golden Mile area on Thursday night. Officers were called to the area of Eglinton and Pharmacy avenues at around 10 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police said they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was subsequently taken to a trauma centre in non-life-threatening condition. No information on any possible suspects has been released in connection with this case. Roads have been blocked off inRead More

Teen accused of stabbing Sydney cab driver to undergo psychiatric assessment

taxi driver stabbed

A 13-year-old boy accused of stabbing a cab driver in Sydney is being sent for a psychiatric assessment. The teen will undergo a 30-day mental health assessment at the IWK Health Centre after a request was made by the Crown during a bail hearing in Sydney on Tuesday. He has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and two breaches of probation in connection with the incident. The charges come after patrol officers with Cape Breton Regional Police noticed a Dynasty taxi stopped on Bentinck Street in SydneyRead More

Nearly a quarter of Ontario opioid prescriptions exceeded guidelines: Study

TORONTO — Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017. Researchers say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid prescriptions in Ontario during that time had a daily dose of more than 50 milligram morphine equivalents. That’s more than the threshold set last year for North American physicians treating chronic non-cancer pain with opioids like oxycodone, hydromorphone and the fentanyl patch. The year-old guidelines suggest opioids be restricted to less than the equivalent of 90 milligrams ofRead More

Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

Meet Daisy, a dog that brings comfort to the dying

An Ontario hospice has hired a full-time employee perfectly suited to provide a dose of happiness to those moving through life’s final transition. Daisy, a three-year-old golden Labrador retriever, has been working as a certified service dog at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie, Ont. for about a year. Her job is simple: to be there for those who need her most. “She can reduce anxiety, she can lower blood pressure, just by being there with people. She loves to be touched,” hospice employee Lynda Murta, who is also Daisy’s primary careRead More

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ debuts, brings Millennium Falcon to Hollywood

Solo: A Star Wars Story debuts in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood played host Thursday evening to a few more scoundrels than usual for the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The film tells the story of the early years of smuggler Han Solo, who was played by Harrison Ford in seven films in the “Star Wars” franchise. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo and Donald Glover as a Lando Calrissian, both actors playing younger versions of the characters made famous by the original “Star Wars” trilogy. “Solo” also features fan favourites Chewbacca and theRead More

Lethbridge police chief wants context of racist video of woman in Denny’s

Lethbridge police chief wants context of racist video of woman in Denny's

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A southern Alberta police chief is urging people not to leap to conclusions about how officers handled a racist confrontation at a local Denny’s last month. “It’s very easy to armchair quarterback three weeks later when we have the videos out there and people wading in,” Lethbridge police Chief Rob Davis said Thursday. “But based on what we have, I’m confident that our officers acted appropriately.” Monir Omerzai and three friends were at the restaurant in April waiting for their food when a woman in the nextRead More

‘This Is America’ seals Glover’s rep as protest artist

Donald Glover

Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018 9:13AM EDT WASHINGTON — It’s been called a moving testament to modern times and an unflinching exploration of the wretched past experienced by African-Americans. Donald Glover’s “This Is America,” a music video that depicts gun violence amid a melange of racism, Negro minstrel shows, police brutality and mass killing, not only touched off a national debate, it affirmed Glover’s place in the pantheon of artists who reveal uncomfortable truths about race through their work. “The themes ain’t new butRead More

Crash in Kitchener leaves pedestrian hurt

Victoria Street crash

A pedestrian was taken to hospital Monday afternoon after being hit by a vehicle in downtown Kitchener. The collision occurred around 2:45 p.m. on Victoria Street near Ahrens Street. According to Waterloo Regional Police, the pedestrian’s injuries were not believed to be serious. It was not immediately clear whether either the pedestrian or the driver might face charges over the collision. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Sunday’s Toronto Marathon causes many road closures in the city

Toronto marathon

There will be a number of road closures throughout the day on Sunday as the 24th annual Toronto Marathon takes place. The events will take place throughout the day from North York to the Waterfront. Full marathon and 10 kilometre run will begin at 7:30 a.m. Relay will begin at 7:50 a.m. Five kilometer run will begin at 8 a.m. Half marathon will begin at 8:30 a.m. Five kilometer walk will begin at noon As a result, several road closures will be put in place. Beecroft Road, Elmhurst Avenue toRead More

FCA officials weigh impact of Michigan fire at Windsor Assembly

Meridian Fire

FCA officials say they are working to determine how a fire at a Michigan auto parts supplier will affect the Windsor Assembly Plant. The fire occurred early Wednesday at Meridian Magnesium in Lansing, and was followed by a series of explosions. Two employees were treated for minor injuries. LouAnn Gosselin, the head of communications at FCA Caanda, said in a statement “we are working with their team on recovery efforts and are evaluating future production actions.” There was no impact to Friday’s operations at WAP. Unifor Local 444 President JamesRead More