Canada welcomes new citizens in ceremony 300 meters over Toronto

World Oct 10, 2018

Canada welcomes new citizens in ceremony 300 meters over Toronto

Suspended more than a 1,000 feet (300 meters) above downtown Toronto, six new Canadians took the oath of citizenship on Tuesday from the edge of one of the world's tallest structures. Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen administered the oath to the new citizens, hailing from ...

City of Houston blocks plans to open 'robot brothels'

World / Offbeat Oct 4, 2018

City of Houston blocks plans to open 'robot brothels'

The city of Houston on Wednesday blocked a Canadian businessman's plans to open what local media dubbed a robot brothel, after an outcry from residents. The KinkySdollS shop in Toronto was set to expand to the Texas city with dolls that the company says have ...

World / Crime & Legal Aug 10, 2018

Ontario pledges $25 million to fight rising gun crime

Ontario on Thursday pledged $25 million for police and to keep suspects behind bars while they await trial on gun crimes charges, as the Canadian province grapples with rising shootings involving domestically obtained weapons. For years, the primary source of guns used in Canadian crimes ...

Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 14 people, killing one

World Jul 23, 2018

Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 14 people, killing one

A man firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes as he walked along a Toronto street shot 14 people, killing one of them, before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police late Sunday, police said. Police Chief Mark Saunders said the shooting in the ...

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

World Apr 24, 2018

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack. A 25-year-old suspect was ...