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How a massive ‘dumb money’ movement sent GameStop’s stock price soaring and cost Wall Street millions

Jess Carignan is a flight dispatcher from Quebec City. Justin Niklaus runs a family bakery in Owen Sound. David Halpert publishes a cannabis magazine in North Toronto. This week, they were among the millions of amateur investors who took part in a trading frenzy that… Read More »How a massive ‘dumb money’ movement sent GameStop’s stock price soaring and cost Wall Street millions

This Toronto homeowner was shocked when her condo fees jumped over 30 per cent within two years. The province’s auditor general wants better disclosure rules for developers

When Danila Zeneli saw the listing for what would be her first home in Toronto, the condo fees for the downtown one-bedroom were just $287.34 a month. But by 2017 when she moved in, those fees had already gone up. And in 2018 they jumped… Read More »This Toronto homeowner was shocked when her condo fees jumped over 30 per cent within two years. The province’s auditor general wants better disclosure rules for developers

Metrolinx knew Hamilton LRT would cost far more than $1 billion years before it was cancelled, auditor general says

Three years before Premier Doug Ford’s government cancelled the Hamilton LRT over what it described as skyrocketing costs, Metrolinx and the Ministry of Transportation knew the project would be significantly more expensive than the $1 billion public estimate, according to Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk.… Read More »Metrolinx knew Hamilton LRT would cost far more than $1 billion years before it was cancelled, auditor general says

Today’s coronavirus news: TDSB closes Thorncliffe Park elementary school amid rising number of students testing positive for COVID-19; Ontario’s auditor general to release annual report; Some New York

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 6:55 a.m.: Chinese vaccine company Sinovac announced Monday that it is planning to complete a new facility to double… Read More »Today’s coronavirus news: TDSB closes Thorncliffe Park elementary school amid rising number of students testing positive for COVID-19; Ontario’s auditor general to release annual report; Some New York

‘Give us a chance to survive’: One of Toronto’s most successful restaurateurs says bars and restaurants have been unfairly singled out

An industry friend posted a video plea this week, with tears pouring down his face, admitting that defeat is near. His raw emotion expressing restaurateurs’ collective frustration. After eight long months of pandemic restrictions, adaptations, closures, renovations, retraining, reopenings, and further closures, Toronto’s restaurant industry… Read More »‘Give us a chance to survive’: One of Toronto’s most successful restaurateurs says bars and restaurants have been unfairly singled out

Chronic pain patients praise nerve blocks for freeing them from the shackles of pain

Seven years ago, Mississauga resident Tony Iaboni was diagnosed with a hereditary condition that led to repeated back injuries, causing two herniated discs, spinal stenosis and sciatica. He went from workers’ compensation to permanent disability. “Imagine somebody taking an ice pick and jamming it through… Read More »Chronic pain patients praise nerve blocks for freeing them from the shackles of pain

She is the first Black woman in Canada with a federally licensed cannabis store. Now she fears her spot might close before it even opens

Since January, Vivianne Wilson has been waiting for confirmation that her cannabis store can open its doors. Wilson, founder of GreenPort Cannnabis in Toronto, is the first Black woman who is an independent owner and operator of a licensed Canadian cannabis retail business. She said… Read More »She is the first Black woman in Canada with a federally licensed cannabis store. Now she fears her spot might close before it even opens

‘We will lock you up.’ Ontario announces overhaul of tow truck industry amid turf war

Ontario is overhauling the GTA’s violence-plagued towing industry and assembling a task force, the provincial government announced Monday. The province-led task force will help develop a regulatory model that will “increase safety and enforcement, clarify protections for consumers, improve industry standards and consider tougher penalties… Read More »‘We will lock you up.’ Ontario announces overhaul of tow truck industry amid turf war