The Nutcracker returns to the NAC

After nearly two years, the National Arts Center welcomes the public back for the timeless story of The Nutcracker. And performers couldn’t be more excited to get back on stage, as all five shows sold out this weekend. Twelve-year-old Findlay Davies, who plays Julien, has been a fan of The Nutcracker for as long as … Read more

Ontario liquor shortages cause LCBO to tell customers to shop early

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) advises Ontarios to start buying alcohol early for the holidays, as ongoing problems in the global supply chain could cause shelves to be emptier than usual this year. Deficiencies in certain alcohols and aluminum are just a few of the consequences of a long line of supply chain … Read more

Collision in Etobicoke leaves pedestrian seriously injured: ambulance personnel

Toronto police respond to a collision in north Etobicoke Friday night that seriously injured a pedestrian. It happened at the intersection of Rexdale Boulevard and Queen’s Plate Drive, police said in a tweet published just before 7 p.m. Officers at the scene said they found a female pedestrian with injuries. Toronto Paramedic Services told CP24 … Read more

Toronto reports first confirmed cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Toronto on Friday reported the first three cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, bringing the total number of known cases in Ontario to 11. In a press release, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said two out of three residents who tested positive for the variant of care (B.1.1.529) had returned from a trip to Nigeria, while … Read more

Long-term care worker Gatineau charged with sexual assault

A 61-year-old worker at a long-term care home in Gatineau has been accused of sexually abusing a resident of the facility. The Gatineau police launched an investigation in mid-November following a sexual assault complaint to the CHSLD Lionel Emond, which is run by the Center intégré de santé et de service sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSS). … Read more

Quebec seeks Ottawa to better fight scourge of sexual exploitation of minors, increase penalties for pimps

MONTREAL — Quebec looks to Ottawa to better fight the scourge of sexual exploitation of minors and increase penalties for pimps. The strengthening of repression against clients and pimps is part of the action plan against the sexual exploitation of minors made public on Friday in a press conference by the Minister of Public Security, … Read more

Ontario liquor shortages cause LCBO to tell customers to shop early

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) advises Ontarios to start buying alcohol early for the holidays, as ongoing problems in the global supply chain could cause shelves to be emptier than usual this year. Deficiencies in certain alcohols and aluminum are just a few of the consequences of a long line of supply chain … Read more

CFL Leaves Door Open for Argos Quarterback Bethel-Thompson to Play in East Finals

TORONTO — Head coach Ryan Dinwiddie will have to wait until Sunday to find out who the Toronto Argonauts’ starting quarterback will be in the East Division final. The Argos kept starter McLeod Bethel-Thompson out of practice and sent him home Friday after attending the Toronto Raptors’ 97-93 home win over the Milwaukee Bucks on … Read more

Toronto’s suspected opioid overdose calls see a sudden spike

Toronto Public Health says there has been a sudden spike in suspected overdose calls in the past week, raising concerns about the presence of “highly potent opioids” in the city’s unregulated drug supply. Paramedics responded to a total of 108 reports of suspected overdose over a two-day period earlier this week, three of which were … Read more

Ottawa Public Health prepares to deliver COVID-19 boosters to adults 50 and older

Ottawa Public Health encourages adults 50 and older to contact pharmacies and doctor’s offices to book a COVID-19 vaccine if they qualify later this month. The Ontario government says that as of December 13 at 8 a.m., individuals born in 1971 or earlier are eligible for a third dose appointment as long as it has … Read more