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The Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor and Detroit is closed because of a bomb threat.
Unlike last week’s phone threat targeting the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel, police said the latest border crossing threat was received by authorities on the American side.
“We’ve been asked to close our side of the bridge,” said Windsor police Staff Sgt. Jeff Verkoeyen.
The phone threat was received just before 8 o'clock on Monday.
The Tunnel was closed for a non-specific bomb threat, and was shut down for a number of hours while police searched every inch.
The search turned up nothing out of the ordinary.
Police have arrested a man in connection to the 6-alarm fire that destroyed a heritage building at the corner of Yonge St and Gould St last year.
The blaze broke out on January 3rd in 2011 and was investigated as an arson.
53-year-old Stewart Poirier is facing charges.
He was arrested last Friday on an unrelated matter, and police say they investigated him for the Gould St fire, as well as another fire set last Thursday at 123 Sackville St.
Poirier has been charged with two counts of arson, two counts of mischief endangering life, attempted murder, and two counts of failing to comply with probation.
An Islamic street preacher in Toronto says he wants laws changed to require women to cover up.
Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana made the comments in an email to the Toronto Sun, after a recent spate of sexual assaults at York University.
He says that women need to cover themselves to prevent sexual assaults.
Women's rights groups are blasting the comments.
"It's ridiculous. It's an insult," says Sarah Blackstock with YWCA Toronto.
She says the way women dress has nothing to do with sexual assaults.
"A woman is not the one causing a sexual assault. A man chooses to assault, and he assaults based on his attitude towards women."
She says his comments show that mysogyny still exists.
"It's actually the way women are perceived that is the problem," Blackstock says.
The 19-year-old who died during the Vans Warped Tour at the Molson Amphitheatre on Sunday has been identified.
Taylor Nesseth just finished her final year at Westminster Secondary School in London.
She was in town for the concert. Nesseth collapsed near the stage at about 12:30 p.m. She was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Taylor had posted on her Tumblr site this past weekend, "I'm at warped in Toronto today... I'm having the best time of my life"
She ended the note, "P.S. My loving, caring and all around awesome self will return tomorrow."
The school's principal, Sheila Powell, says the school community is feeling a deep sense of loss.
"Our deepest condolences go out to the family at this very difficult time," Powell says.
She says Taylor had one credit left to graduate.
"[She was] then hoping to move on to Fanshawe College," Powell says. "She ...
The province's Special Investigations Unit has been called in to investigate after a 17-year-old boy was shot in Pickering on Monday morning.
At around 7:30 a.m., Durham Police were called to the Sheridan Veterinary Services on Kingston Road near Liverpool Road for an armed robbery in progress.
When an officer arrived at the scene, there was a confrontation with the teen. Several shots were fired and the teen was shot at least once.
He was taken to a nearby hospital and later transferred to Sunnybrook Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is being asked to contact the SIU's lead investigator at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1935.
An elderly man is dead after being struck by a car early Monday morning.
Police say it was just before 4:30 on Timberlane Drive. It's in the McLaughlin Road and Ray Lawson Boulevard area.
Police tell NewsTalk 1010 the victim was a man in his 80's who was on his way to a mosque at the time, and that it was a hit and run.
Peel Police Constable Thomas Ruttan says they are looking for a dark vehicle with some type of damage to the front end of it, but they aren't sure of its model or make.
"The vehicle is going to have sustained damage to the bumper or possibly to the windshield, " says Ruttan.
Ruttan say they've managed to seize video from the mosque and are hoping that they can tell what kind of vehicle was involved, and are hoping that the suspect will come forward.
If you're known to enjoy a hot dog or sausage from Toronto's food carts, this may make you think twice before purchasing one.
A Toronto Star investigation has found that in the past 4 years more than 55 food carts in this city have received health warnings, but it really focuses in on the owner of a fleet of hotdog carts. Elisaveta Moskova has been selling hotdogs and sausages for nearly 20 years.
The Star report says she has the greatest number of carts with infractions and the city recently tried to shut her down permanently but a tribunal of the Toronto Licensing Commission refused, even though that panel agreed the conditions at one of her carts at Queen and Simcoe was a "horrific health situation."
Her license was suspended but not cancelled. Even though last fall, city inspectors found five dead mice and more than 150 mouse droppings ...
Hopefully you didn't get stuck outside during Sunday afternoon's thunderstorms in the GTA.
Environment Canada estimates about 75 millimetres of rain fell causing flooding and at least one mudslide. The Bayview extension near the Brick Works and low lying areas in the lower reach of the Don River were flooded, prompting the Toronto and Region Conservation to issue a flood warning.
Some underpasses, especially at Windemere in the west side of the city, were impassable for a time. There was a sinkhole on the property of a homeowner on Greenbrae Circuit, northwest of Markham and Lawrence and a mudslide along Danforth opposite Kalmar Avenue.
Besides the rain, lightning proved to be a major issue. Environment Canada says there were about 20-thousand lightning strikes across Southern Ontario in dozens of storms. One of which, was at the Whitby Rib Fest where 17 people were sent to hospital with minor burns and ...