By Temur Durrani Staff Reporter Sun., May 12, 2019 An elderly man has been taken to hospital after he was struck by a bus in Scarborough late Sunday evening. Toronto police responded to a call about a pedestrian struck on Midland Ave. and Sheppard Ave. E. around 6:30 p.m., police spokesperson Katrina Arrogante told the Star. “He was found unconscious at the scene, but he was still breathing and was taken by emergency run to the hospital,” she said. Arrogante did not confirm whether the bus was a TTC bus or not, but she said the bus involved in the crash remained at the scene. Charges in connection to the crash have not yet been laid. Article Continued Below The man remains in serious condition, Toronto paramedics said. The intersection has been blocked off northbound Midland Ave. while police investigate details about what led up to the collision. Temur Durrani is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. … [Read more...] about Man taken to hospital after being struck by a bus in Scarborough
By Bonnie Crombie Opinion Patrick Brown Opinion Tues., May 7, 2019 The provincial government is reviewing the regional government system in Ontario. Mississauga’s mayor, Bonnie Crombie, argues yes, now is the perfect time to right a historical wrong and allow Canada’s sixth largest city to be independent of Peel Region. The mayor of neighbouring Brampton, Patrick Brown, argues no, the costs involved in dissolution of the region are unfair to his taxpayers. After 45 years, it’s time for Mississauga to leave the Region of Peel and become an independent city. The regional government model in Peel is broken beyond repair, and it’s time for change. Now. Regional government is holding Mississauga back from achieving its true potential as a world-class city. As an independent city, Mississauga would finally have full control over its future and all decision making. It would be able to deliver services more efficiently and effectively, by reducing … [Read more...] about Should Mississauga leave Peel Region?
By Jacob Lorinc Staff Reporter Sat., May 4, 2019 Two people are dead following a car crash on the Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW , Ontario Provincial Police say. Police, fire fighters and paramedics responded to reports of a collision near Oakville, close to the Ford Dr. exit, around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said first responders found a single vehicle engulfed in flames after it crashed into construction equipment. Schmidt said the OPP is working to identify the victims, but this could prove difficult due to the nature of the crash. “The fire makes the work difficult with respect to collecting evidence,” Schmidt said. Article Continued Below First responders are currently on scene to investigate the cause of the accident. Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star TOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER HEADLINES SIGN UP … [Read more...] about Two people dead after collision on Toronto-bound QEW
By Sherina Harris Staff Reporter Thu., May 2, 2019 A woman in her teens or early 20s was taken to a trauma centre with life threatening injuries after being struck by a car near Armadale Thursday. The incident took place at Steeles Ave E. and Markham Rd., police said. Paramedics said they received the call just after 5 p.m. The driver remained at the scene, police said. Toronto police’s traffic reconstruction team is responding. Roads in all directions are closed and are expected to remain closed for an extended period, police said. Article Continued Below Sherina Harris is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @sherinaharris Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star TOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER HEADLINES SIGN UP … [Read more...] about Woman taken to hospital after being hit by car near Armadale
By Temur Durrani Staff Reporter Wed., May 1, 2019 Police are searching for a suspect wanted for manslaughter after an altercation resulted in a Toronto man succumbing to his injuries. Premachchandran Sundaralingam, 53, was taken to hospital Sunday after paramedics responded to a call from a residence in the area of Renforth Dr. and Rathburn Rd. He died from his injuries on Monday morning. Allyson Douglas-Cook, a Toronto police spokesperson, said Sundaralingam’s injuries stem from a previous altercation with Richard “Rick” Turner, 48, of Toronto. Turner, now wanted for manslaughter, is described as 5’9", with a stocky build. A police press release said he is known to have contacts in Toronto, Oshawa, Ottawa and Sault St. Marie. Douglas-Cook said anyone who sees Turner should not approach him. Article Continued Below Anyone with information should contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477). … [Read more...] about Police identify suspect wanted for manslaughter