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Fugitive GTA couple wanted for Hamilton murder will likely struggle to stay offline, expert says

How do you hide out from the law when you’re attention-seeking, impulsive and drawn to social media? That’s the challenge facing GTA residents Oliver Karafa, 28, and Yun Lu (Lucy) Li, 25, after they allegedly fled Canada for an undisclosed location in Europe following a… Read More »Fugitive GTA couple wanted for Hamilton murder will likely struggle to stay offline, expert says

‘Shots fired, I need assistance now!’ SIU report details chaotic shooting that left OPP officer and 60-year-old man dead on Manitoulin Island

Ontario’s police watchdog has detailed the harrowing moments before the on-duty death of OPP Const. Marc Hovingh on Manitoulin Island, a November 2020 shootout that also killed the 60-year-old man who fired on the officer. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was called in to investigate… Read More »‘Shots fired, I need assistance now!’ SIU report details chaotic shooting that left OPP officer and 60-year-old man dead on Manitoulin Island

‘Showing some compassion doesn’t cost anything’: Thousands of workers are being laid off in impersonal Zoom calls, leaving them angry and alone

Jon Pole thought he might have been punked. The voice on the other end of the line sounded like an automated message, so measured and monotone in its delivery. It wasn’t. The voice was real, and it was telling him to clean out his desk.… Read More »‘Showing some compassion doesn’t cost anything’: Thousands of workers are being laid off in impersonal Zoom calls, leaving them angry and alone

She set out to open an inclusive community-focused cannabis store. After 10 months of delays, her spot is finally opening

It took 10 months — but GreenPort Cannabis has received a retail store authorization and can finally open its doors to the public. Vivianne Wilson, the store’s founder, told the Star she received final approval to move ahead on Sept. 28. The process of being… Read More »She set out to open an inclusive community-focused cannabis store. After 10 months of delays, her spot is finally opening

COVID-19’s impact on women’s mental health is on the rise, CAMH study says

The pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women’s mental health grew in late September, as a new survey reveals women are displaying higher anxiety levels for the first time in months. Experts say the results reflect growing anxiety surrounding the home, with children’s return to school and… Read More »COVID-19’s impact on women’s mental health is on the rise, CAMH study says

Two Black safety dispatchers hired at Metrolinx lost their jobs after failing Toronto police background checks. They have no criminal records

Josslyn Mounsey and Thairu Taban had done everything right. They stayed away from trouble while growing up in a couple of Toronto’s poorer neighbourhoods. They studied hard, as their immigrant, Black parents had told them to do, and about a year ago landed “dream” jobs… Read More »Two Black safety dispatchers hired at Metrolinx lost their jobs after failing Toronto police background checks. They have no criminal records