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Charges Laid in Car Theft Crime Spree against South Asians, others


Region of Peel– Peel Regional Police Commercial Auto Crime Bureau along with auto theft investigators from 11 and 22 Divisions Criminal Investigations Bureau have made numerous arrests involving a car theft ring, recovering around $4.2 million dollars worth of stolen vehicles from across the province of Ontario. In February 2020, investigators from the Commercial Auto Crime Bureau commenced a vehicle …

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Brampton issuing marriage licences by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays


BRAMPTON – City of Brampton has started issuing marriage licences by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays. Previously, marriage licences were being issued on an urgent or compassionate basis only. To obtain a marriage licence, residents must complete the following steps: Schedule an appointment here. Complete the marriage licence application, print it off, and ensure both applicants sign the application (digital …

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Canada, Nigeria working to combat migrant smuggling, human trafficking and irregular migration

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Ottawa – Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to fighting human trafficking, migrant smuggling, and irregular migration as a series of initiatives were unveiled in Nigeria. On the eve of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Canadian officials joined representatives from the governments of Nigeria and Switzerland as well as international …


270 kg of suspected cocaine seized by CBSA officers in Halifax


Halifax – the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Atlantic Region, announced the seizure of 270 kg of suspected cocaine onboard a vessel attempting to dock at a yacht club in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On July 17, 2020, CBSA became aware of a vessel originating in the Caribbean that had failed to report to the CBSA upon entry to Canada. This …


Brampton receives $113 million to upgrade transit system


Canada and Ontario invest in sustainable public transit for Brampton residents BRAMPTON—The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Ontario. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health, it is also having a profound impact on the economy. That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, …

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Toronto City Council approves changes to traffic, parking regulation under RapidTo initiative


Toronto City Council has unanimously approved changes to traffic and parking regulation amendments required to install approximately 8.5 kilometres of priority RapidTO bus lanes on Eglinton Avenue East, Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue. The installation of priority bus lanes on the Eglinton East corridor is part of RapidTO: a network of transit priority corridors across the city. The RapidTO plan …


Peel Regional Police Pauses School Resource Officer Program


Peel Regional Police (PRP) has committed to pausing its School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The pause is intended to create meaningful dialogue with diverse stakeholders and to consult with community members, around the efficacy of such programming. “Peel Regional Police established the SRO program more than 20 years ago to foster relationships with students, administrators and staff, and to address …


Over $95 million in relief and recovery funds flow to businesses in Western Canada


More than 1,760 businesses across the West receive targeted assistance to address the impact of COVID-19 Vancouver – COVID-19 has had a severe impact on businesses of all sizes across the country, and those whose livelihoods depend on them In Western Canada, thousands of local businesses saw their revenues disappear due to the pandemic, and have faced challenges keeping their …

Canada and Ontario Invest in Affordable Housing for Seniors in York Region


New Unionville Seniors development will support those at risk of being homeless MARKHAM ― Canada and Ontario are investing over $4.2 million in the Unionville Seniors affordable housing development to give seniors who are at risk of homelessness in York Region the housing and support services they deserve. The new 264-unit building in Markham will be partially funded through the …

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CRA announces extension to payment deadline, offers interest relief on outstanding tax debts during COVID-19 pandemic


Ottawa – The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and is committed to supporting Canadians throughout it. The CRA understands that individuals and businesses might be dealing with difficulties in meeting their financial obligations, including paying tax debts they may have incurred prior to the crisis. In addition to measures already announced, the CRA is extending …