By Pam Douglas Brampton Guardian Wed., March 27, 2019 The OPP have charged a Brampton truck driver with stunt driving on Highway 401 on Sunday near London. Police said aerial enforcement officers reported a transport truck following another transport truck at a distance of less than 10 metres, while travelling “in excess of 100 km/h,” according to an OPP news release. The truck was stopped by Middlesex County OPP officers and impounded for seven days. The driver also lost his licence for seven days. Gurdeep Singh Dhaliwal, 27, of Brampton, has been charged with “perform stunt, too close to vehicle.” Article Continued Below Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star Read more about: Brampton TOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER HEADLINES SIGN UP … [Read more...] about Brampton trucker charged with stunt driving on Highway 401 near London, Ont.
By Pam Douglas Brampton Guardian Mon., Feb. 11, 2019 The president of the Peel Regional Police Association, which acts as the union for Peel’s police officers, has been charged with stunt driving and drinking and driving. Const. Adrian Woolley, 44, of Burlington, was charged Saturday after he was pulled over by the OPP on the QEW in Burlington, said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt. Schmidt did not reveal how fast Woolley is accused of driving. As for the drinking and driving charge, he is accused of having more than 80 mg of alcohol in 100 mL of blood, which is more than the legal limit. A stunt-driving charge carries an automatic driver’s licence suspension and the driver’s vehicle is impounded for seven days. It is laid when a driver is clocked at more than 50 km/h over the speed limit. Woolley has been a Peel police officer for almost 20 years. Article Continued Below As president of the union, he does not perform any police-related duties. He is … [Read more...] about Peel police union head charged with stunt driving, impaired driving
Edgar Wright, the director of 'Baby Driver', was in town with two of his stars to talk about making the surprise hit of the summer. — Sunpix by Shahrill BasriEdgar Wright (on right) directing Lily James and Ansel Elgort on the set of 'Baby Driver'. — Sony Pictures Entertainment NOT SURE which was the bigger surprise: having Hollywood stars come to Kuala Lumpur to promote their movie, or that a film called Baby Driver could actually be so good. During the recent promotional tour organised by Sony Pictures, Baby Driver actors Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) and Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey), along with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) walked the pink carpet at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and posed for selfies with fans. Baby Driver revolves around skilful getaway driver Baby (Elgort), who works for Doc (Kevin Spacey). Baby, who suffers from tinnitus (a constant ringing in his ear) due to an accident when he was a child, listens to loud music … [Read more...] about In the driving seat
By Bruce Arthur Sports Columnist Sat., Feb. 24, 2018 PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—“It was going so well,” sighed the official for the Canadian Olympic Committee. The COC had just completed their Games-closing press conference, and they have much to show. The most medals for our country at any Winter Games in history. A righteous stand against Russia carrying its colours and flag into the closing ceremony due to doping violations. A Games-closing flag-bearer in Kim Boutin whose time here has been filled with drama, victory, disappointment, everything. And as the victory lap was being completed, the news was breaking that a Canadian athlete, his wife and a coach had been arrested for allegedly stealing an idling Humvee and driving it while drunk late on Friday night, or early Saturday morning. The Star was the first to confirm it was ski cross racer Dave Duncan of London, Ont., along with his wife Maja. The CBC confirmed that it was ski cross … [Read more...] about One idiot stunt shouldn’t ruin the Olympics for Canada
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., Feb. 22, 2018 The screwball comedy/thriller Game Night represents not only a comic turn for Canada’s Rachel McAdams, but also some serious road manoeuvres, too. She’s long ago proven her comedy chops — Mean Girls, anyone? — but lately she’s been pursuing serious dramatic roles: investigative reporter in Oscar-winning Spotlight, ace surgeon in Marvel blockbuster Doctor Strange, dedicated cop in TV’s True Detective. Come spring, she’ll be paired with Rachel Weisz in Disobedience, a love story defined by the movie’s title. Game Night, which pairs her with Jason Bateman and other funny people, gave her a chance to go for some laughs. “I love doing comedies, but they just don’t come along as often as the other things, or at least ones that are unique,” McAdams, 39, says from Los Angeles. The London, Ont.-born actress also got to demonstrate in Game Night that … [Read more...] about Rachel McAdams on taking the wheel — and driving for change in Hollywood