June 10th, 2013 | Comments (0)
The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal ended on a sad note. A Crane that was moving a disabled race car off the track struck and killed a track worker just after the race ended. The worker was escourting the crane when he tripped and fell under it’s wheels. The victims identity has’nt been realeased, but officals say he was a race volunteer and a member of a local auto club.
June 7th, 2013 | Comments (0)
Car insurance can be a real gear grinder for drivers and now they’ll be able to have their say at the Pickering Town Centre. An event called ‘Time to Talk’ is underway. Spokesperson for the insurance bureau of canada, steve kee is inviting consumers to give their opinion, and while they do, they can learn about how the system works. There will be various exhibitions and activities and staff will also be on hand to answer any questions. The event will run through Sunday
June 4th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A driver was airlifted to a Toronto hospital with series but non-life-threatening injuries after two vehicles collided at Regional Road 21 and Brock Road in Uxbridge on Monday. At around 8:40 am police responded to a call where a GMC Safari going eastbound ran a red light and colliding with a Honda Civic going northbound. The Civic left the roadway and ending up hitting a light standard, both cars sustained severe damages. A 31 year-old Ajax man remains in hospital with multiple injuries but is suspected to make a full recovery. 50 year-old Glenn McBrien of Little Britain sustained minor injuries and has been charged with Failing to Obey Traffic Control.
June 3rd, 2013 | Comments (0)
Attention drivers. There will be daily lane restrictions on Bayly Street in Ajax for road improvements. The short-term closures will be from just east of MacKenzie Avenue to west of Kitney Drive. Work will be completed by June 17th, weather permitting. Drivers are asked to exercise caution for pedestrian safety and for construction worker safety.
June 2nd, 2013 | Comments (0)
If you’re heading into the city on Sunday, keep in mind there are several major routes closed for the 26th annual Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart. The Gardiner Expressway is closed between Carlaw all the way to the Humber River and the Don Valley Parkway is closed between the 401 and the Gardiner. The closures are expected to wrap up around 2 p.m. Click here for a full list of ride routes. Meanwhile, the race itself was a huge success. Officials say it was the best year ever – raising $ 5.5-million dollars, beating last year’s amount. The funds raised will support world-class research, healthy communities, healthy children and youth, and awareness and prevention.
June 1st, 2013 | Comments (0)
Provincial Police say the return of warm weather has brought with it an increase in car-deer collisions. Motorists are cautioned to be especially attentive from sunset to midnight, and during the hours just before and after sunrise. At night, drivers are urged to use their high beams when there’s no oncoming traffic, and not to rely on devices such as fences and reflectors to deter deer.
May 29th, 2013 | Comments (0)
All lanes of the Don Valley Parkway are open after severe flooding closed the busy route just before the start of the morning rush hour on Wednesday. Police had closed the lower end of the DVP at about 5:00am from the Gardiner Expressway north to Bloor Street, causing traffic backups in many areas. Constable Clint stibbe says waters have receded in the area and crews were working to clean mud and debris left on the road. More than a metre of water covered the road at the height of the flooding.
May 27th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A warning for late night commuters, there will be a closure on the 403. The eastbound lanes of the highway will be shut down from Aberdeen Avenue to King Street from midnight to 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday May 28th. The closure means: the on-ramp to the 403 eastbound from Aberdeen northbound will not be available, nor will the on-ramp to the 403 eastbound from Main Street southbound. Motorists are being asked to plan an alternative route.
May 25th, 2013 | Comments (0)
At least one Toronto City Councillor says he doesn’t think Mayor Rob Ford is telling the truth. Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker says he thinks Ford should resign. The mayor finally addressed allegations he was caught smoking crack cocaine on Friday in a carefully-worded statement. Baeremaeker says instead of “acknowledging that there’s an issue and trying to get help, Ford made things worse by going on the attack. The editor of the American website Gawker.com, which first reported on the cellphone video, says Ford’s statement did not actually refute the allegations. John Cook notes Ford did not say outright that he never smoked crack cocaine. Meanwhile, The Globe and Mail also published an investigation on Saturday. The report alleges the mayor’s brother, Doug, sold hash in the 80’s, and another brother, Randy, was once charged with a drug-related kidnapping.
May 21st, 2013 | Comments (0)
A Pickering motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries after a collision in Ajax. The accident happened on Salem Road and Highway 7 on Sunday afternoon. Durham police say the driver of a Saturn pulled out in front of the motorcycle and the two ended up colliding. The 50 year old motorcyclist is being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. 49 year old Noel Sparling of Ajax was charged for careless driving.
May 19th, 2013 | Comments (0)
A man in his 20’s is in serious condition Sunday, after he was struck not once … but twice. Officers say the pedestrian was trying to cross the road near Eglinton and Oakwood early Sunday morning. They say the first vehicle that hit him was heading west, while the second was heading east. Officers haven’t said whether charges will be laid.
May 19th, 2013 | Comments (0)
It looks like Toronto Mayor Rob Ford won’t be appearing on his weekly radio show, “The City”, on Sunday. Ford is keeping a low profile after the allegations he was captured on a cellphone video, appearing to smoke crack cocaine. The Mayor usually shares hosting duties for his two-hour talk show with his brother, Doug. Ford has called the crack smoking allegations ridiculous — and part of a smear campaign by the Toronto Star. But City Councillor Josh Matlow is urging him to give a more detailed response. He says it would be unwise to remain silent.