A 12-year Scarborough boy remains in serious condition after being hit by a car; the price od housing in York Region is on the rise and Harper turfs a Russian diplomat out of the country.
From the 105 – 9 The Region News Room, I’m Bob Pritchard.
A pre-teen remains in SickKids hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car in Scarborough yesterday on Danforth Road near St. Clair Avenue.
Witnesses say the boy got off a TTC bus and tried to cross the street when a silver Hyundai hit him.
Police say the distraught driver remained on scene. So far no charges have been laid.
Toronto Traffic Services has taken over the investigation.
Smouldering embers appear to be the cause of a fire in Brampton on the weekend that levelled a Ukrainian church.
Brampton fire officials have deemed the cause of the fire “accidental” and say foul play was not a factor.
Parish officials say they will rebuild St Elias the Prophet Church on Heritage Rd, just north of Bovaird Dr.
Warming weather is pushing a spring pickup in Canada’s residential real estate market, according to Royal LePag. They report that after a “remarkably drab winter” for real estate activity, the final month of the first quarter saw inventory increase noticeably as the industry saw what had been an underperforming spring market turn a corner in the final few weeks.
The company’s latest House Price Survey found that most regions showed healthy year-over-year price growth, with the average price of a home in Canada rising between 2.5 per cent and 5.4 per cent.
Prices here continued to rise in the first quarter thanks to “scarce” inventory. Detached bungalows rose 4.1 per and standard two-storey homes jumped 6.8 per cent, respectively. Standard condos rose 1.5 per cent to an average of $364,979.
Once again hope is running high after officials say that sounds similar to those emitted by aircraft’s black boxes have been detected in the southern Indian Ocean. If the pings can be better triangulated, a video equipped submersible sub will be deployed.
Toyota is recalling nearly 6.4-million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models built between April 2004 through August 2013.
No injuries or crashes have been reported in relation to the recalls, but there have been two fires connected to a defective engine starter.
Twenty-seven Toyota models are being recalled, as well as two other vehicles.
Canada has ordered a Russian diplomat to leave this country, as Moscow stands accused of promoting further unrest in eastern Ukraine.
The expulsion comes a day after Canada accused Moscow of fostering pro-Russian activity in eastern Ukraine after its recent annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.
Pro-Russian activists have taken over government buildings in Donetsk and have declared their wish to secede from Ukraine. Activists have also taken control of government and media buildings there. Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been stationed to the region.
Oscar Pistorius is testifying for a third day at his murder trial. He returned to the witness stand after breaking down in sobs yesterday while describing the moments he said he realized he’d shot his girlfriend by mistake. Pistorius says he called for emergency help after he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and then police began arriving.
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The prosecutor maintains the double-amputee runner killed Steenkamp after an argument.
The Harper Conservative government is looking for public input on the topic of letting airport security screeners break into checked luggage.
Currently, Canadian airport screeners cannot force open luggage to examine the contents if an X-ray flags a concern.
They must first contact the airline, which then tries to find the passenger.
Transport Canada is seeking feedback on a plan to give screeners the power to break a lock or seal off a suspect bag without tracking down passengers.
In an epic finale more than 70 years in the making, red-headed comic book character Archie Andrews will die trying to save a friend.
The shocking news was announced Tuesday by Archie Comics publisher Jon Goldwater.
Archie will reportedly die in the July edition of “Life with Archie,” which is a spinoff series that explores the character’s life after high school and college.
There are plans for one more edition after the accident
While #36 shows readers Archie’s final moments, #37 to show how the remaining members of the Riverdale gang — including Jughead, Betty and Veronica and Reggie — have honoured the legacy of their friend.