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‘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

Adamson Barbecue arrestee must take a COVID-19 test as a bail condition. Several lawyers say the requirement is outrageous and ‘likely unlawful’

A man arrested after allegedly spitting at police during a fracas outside Adamson Barbecue must undergo a COVID-19 test and disclose the results as a condition of his bail — a requirement several lawyers said is “unreasonable” and “likely unlawful.” Michael Belito Arana was arrested… Read More »Adamson Barbecue arrestee must take a COVID-19 test as a bail condition. Several lawyers say the requirement is outrageous and ‘likely unlawful’

Under COVID-19, work-at-home has hollowed out Toronto’s core. Will it ever spring back to life?

Prairie Girl Bakery’s fantastically flavoured cupcakes and designer confections have been longtime favourites of Toronto office workers. Before COVID-19, they could be picked up for work events or on the way home from five Prairie Girl stores, including two in the underground PATH at First… Read More »Under COVID-19, work-at-home has hollowed out Toronto’s core. Will it ever spring back to life?

Chronic pain management is big business in Ontario – and these four private clinic chains dominate the industry

Using nerve blocks to treat chronic pain has grown from a fringe, experimental treatment into big business in Ontario. At the centre of the business model are high-billing doctors. Of Ontario’s 100 top-billing doctors in fiscal year 2017-18, 17 have a pain practice. Nearly 60… Read More »Chronic pain management is big business in Ontario – and these four private clinic chains dominate the industry

‘Everybody’s afraid’: How biker gangs and organized crime muscled in on the GTA tow truck industry

Your pay can be great as a GTA tow truck driver. Your hours are flexible. You just need a truck and a valid driver’s license to get to roar up and down roadways looking for stranded vehicles. On the downside, local tow truck drivers are… Read More »‘Everybody’s afraid’: How biker gangs and organized crime muscled in on the GTA tow truck industry