Halton Police say an autopsy confirms that a toddler found dead in a car had been exposed
to searing temperatures while left alone in the vehicle.
Investigators say the two-year-old boy was found Wednesday night outside a Milton home
after he spent an“extended period of time” unattended in the hot sedan.
They say the boy was in the care of his grandmother, who is in her 50s, since his father was
at work and his mother was at an appointment.
While the autopsy is now complete, police say they still are
awaiting further toxicology tests and an exact cause of death is not
They say the boy’s five-year-old sister was at school at the time
of the incident and remains in the care of her parents.
The homicide squad is investigating due to the nature of the
death and there’s no word yet on any criminal charges.
With the holiday weekend approaching, Guelph police are reminding residents to be mindful of the city’s rules surrounding fireworks.
Fireworks are only permitted to be set off on the Canada Day Monday or on the Sunday before between the hours of 9:00 in the morning until midnight. And you may NOT discharge them in city parks or on any municipally owned lands.
Fines for breaking any of these rules cost you 165 dollars. Offences include discharging fireworks on city owned land or setting them off on prohibited days or hours, as well as selling fire works to a person under the age of 18.
In some cases a five thousand dollar provincial charge for setting off fireworks outside of the allowed dates and times can also be laid.
A Toronto propane company has been convicted of violating
environmental regulations in connection with a fatal 2008 explosion.
The explosion at Sunrise Propane killed a worker and forced
thousands of people from their homes in the city’s north end.
The class-action trial against Sunrise and its two directors
started in February 2012.
Both men and the company could face millions of dollars in fines
One of the men charged in the shooting death of Anthony Smith
pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault in a Toronto
Twenty-three-year-old Nisar Hashimi had been charged with
first-degree murder in Smith’s death.
Smith was gunned down outside a Toronto nightclub on March 28th
and Hashimi was charged, along with another man who has a court
appearance in July.
The case sparked attention after an image of Mayor Rob Ford with
a man believed to be Smith circulated along with reports that drug
dealers were trying to sell an alleged video appearing to show Ford
smoking crack cocaine.
Ford has said he does not use crack cocaine and the alleged video
does not exist.
Home improvement retailer Rona is closing eight of its stores in
Rona says the stores were unprofitable and they are being
shuttered as part of its ongoing cost-cutting and restructuring
Stores in Mississauga, Windsor, Woodbridge, London, Huntsville,
and Collingwood will close in October, while stores in Toronto and
Aurora will close in December.
Three stores in British Columbia will also close in October, and
the company is shedding 125 administrative jobs across the country.
The province says it’s raising the Ontario Child Benefit for
low-income families by up to 110 dollars a year.
But N-D-P critic Cheri DiNovo points out the increase works out
to less than 10 dollars a month, and calls the government’s
announcement “misleading and insulting.”
Starting next month, the benefit will increase to a maximum
annual payment of just over 12-hundred dollars per child.
There will be another increase next July to a maximum annual
payment of just over 13-hundred dollars per child.
The government says the money — paid in monthly instalments —
is meant to help families with the cost of food, clothing,
recreation and other necessities.
Police and firefighters are investigating a possible drowning in
Seventeen-year-old Brent Brading-Searles was reported missing by
a friend late last night.
He was last seen swimming in a river (behind Earl Haig Park)
during the afternoon.
The teen is not believed to be an experienced swimmer.