Alleged Kingston serial abuser now linked to 25 victims with more charges filed

Alleged Kingston serial abuser now linked to 25 victims with more charges filed

Michael Mark Haaima, the Kingston, Ont., man accused earlier this year of human trafficking, making child pornography, multiple counts of sexual assault and dozens of other offences, now faces an additional 11 charges, bringing the total number of named alleged victims in the case to 25. In July, police announced 76 charges against Haaima, then 37. That charge list included 18 counts of … Read more

Former Toronto mayors disavow strong mayor powers

Former Toronto mayors disavow strong mayor powers

Five of Toronto’s former mayors are calling on the city’s current one to rescind his support for new legislation that would allow him to pass some bylaws with support from only a minority of city council. The Better Municipal Governance Act would among other things give the mayors of Toronto and Ottawa the … Read more

Multiple people sent to hospital after series of alleged drunk driving crashes over the weekend: police

Multiple people sent to hospital after series of alleged drunk driving crashes over the weekend: police

Several people were sent to hospital over the weekend as Waterloo regional police responded to seven crashes allegedly involving impaired drivers. Between Nov. 18 and Nov. 20, WRPS said the crashes happened across Waterloo region, with two happening in Cambridge, two in Woolwich Township and one each in Kitchener, Waterloo and Wellesley Township. … Read more

Ontario long-term care law deprives seniors’ right: advocates

Ontario long-term care law deprives seniors’ right: advocates

Ontario advocates are launching a constitutional challenge to a law they call an “unprecedented and egregious deprivation” of seniors’ rights and freedoms. On Sunday, elderly patients began facing $400 per day penalties if they refused to let a hospital transfer them to a long-term care home not of their choosing. These hefty fines are part … Read more

Toronto police board says renowned gunsmith killed in raid was ‘author of his own misfortune’

Toronto police board says renowned gunsmith killed in raid was ‘author of his own misfortune’

The renowned gunsmith who died in a police raid just over a year ago “was the author of his own misfortune,” the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) says in a recently filed statement of defence. The statement, filed on Sept. 2, is in response to a $23-million lawsuit filed by Rodger Kotanko’s family, who allege an “unlawful” raid … Read more

Up to 50 cm of snow possible tonight

Up to 50 cm of snow possible tonight

Visibility will be reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow; snow squalls expected to end late this evening WEATHER ALERT ENVIRONMENT CANADA *************************** Snow squall warning in effect for: Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake Intense lake effect snow squalls ending late this evening. … Read more

OPP charge bus driver after child dragged by school bus

OPP charge bus driver after child dragged by school bus

A 64-year-old school bus driver from Brant County has been charged with careless driving after a five-year-old child was dragged by a school bus. According to Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), on Nov. 1, around 3:56 p.m., officers responded to Mount Pleasant just south of Brantford, Ont. “It was determined a five-year-old child was … Read more