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  • Three Brampton Punjabi boys arrested for extortion in CRA’s name

    Three Brampton Punjabi boys arrested for extortion in CRA’s name

    Three Brampton men have been arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from an 80-year-old by using the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam. Charged with extortion, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 are 19-year-old Taranveer Singh, 19-year-old Ranveer Singh, and 21-year-old Chamanjyot Singh. All three are […]

  • Surrey-born hoops player Jasman Sangha signs with NCAA Div. 1 team in Texas

    Surrey-born hoops player Jasman Sangha signs with NCAA Div. 1 team in Texas

    Surrey, May 6: Surrey-born basketball player Jasman Sangha has been added to the NCAA Division 1 team at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The six-foot-eight forward/centre lived in Surrey until age four, in the area near LA Matheson Secondary, before his family moved to Brampton, Ontario. News of Sangha’s signing, posted to, was tweeted by […]

  • Brampton man charged with first-degree murder of girlfriend after 7 months

    A Brampton man has been charged with the first-degree murder of his estranged girlfriend more than seven months after he allegedly shot and killed her, then shot himself. Peel Regional Police on Wednesday confirmed Darnell Reid, 27, has been formally charged in the killing of Darian Hailey Henderson-Bellman after spending several months in hospital in […]

  • Canada close to finalising J&J Covid-19 vaccine

    Canada close to finalising J&J Covid-19 vaccine

    Health Canada is just “days away” from deciding whether to approve Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. If that happens it will add a fourth option to Canada’s efforts to immunize our way to an end to the pandemic and the first to require only one dose. Coupled with a new recommendation Thursday that provinces delay […]

  • Mississauga, Brampton laid more than 2,000 charges for Covid-19 violations since March

    Dozens of people fined for allegedly hosting illegal gatherings and other emergency-measures violations in Peel Region have settled their cases before trial while hundreds more have outstanding charges before Peel’s provincial offences court, Peel bylaw officials say. Bylaw enforcement officials in Mississauga and Brampton have issued 2,093 charges — 833 in Mississauga and 1,260 in […]

  • Queen Elizabeth II encourages people to get ‘quick, harmless’ Covid vaccine shot

    Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease. In a video call with the officials responsible for rolling out the vaccine, the 94-year-old monarch compared the effort that’s gone into Britain’s national vaccination campaign to the way people […]

  • RCMP catches couple with over $1.6 million worth drugs at Pearson Airport

    RCMP catches couple with over $1.6 million worth drugs at Pearson Airport

    The RCMP have charged two Brampton parents after they allegedly tried to bring in large quantities of cocaine, hash and marijuana through Pearson Airport in a suitcase. According to the RCMP, the couple and their two children, ages 10 and 12 were examined by border agents after arriving from Jamaica on Feb. 7. During the […]

  • Major deficiencies need to be fixed before First Nations communities have reliable water: AG

    Until the federal government addresses several underlying deficiencies with the water systems and implements regulatory standards, First Nations communities in Canada will continue to not have reliable access to clean drinking water, according to the auditor general. In a new report issued Thursday, auditor general Karen Hogan found that Indigenous Services Canada “did not provide adequate […]

  • Conservatives’ Erin O’Toole hitting turbulence after six months as party leader

    The fight to win the leadership of his party could be nothing compared to what Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has ahead: keeping his party together as he tries to win over voters who haven’t voted for it recently. Caucus morale is buoyed by this week’s House of Commons vote in favour of a motion declaring […]

  • Concern over Pearson travellers refusing to comply with quarantine rules

    Several international travellers arriving at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport have refused to comply with a new rule requiring a three-day hotel quarantine, local police said Wednesday. Peel Region police said that while most cases were resolved after conversations with officers, some people refused to follow the rules that took effect this week and were fined […]

  • Canada Post worksite in Mississauga hit by major virus outbreak

    More than 300 employees at the postal service’s Gateway facility in Mississauga, Ont., have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the year and one employee has died. Canada Post advised customers across the country to expect delivery delays as the outbreak impacted operations at the central mail delivery hub.  But because Canada Post is […]

  • Canadian MPs pass motion declaring genocide against Uighurs in China

    Members of Parliament voted Monday to label China’s treatment of the Uighur Muslims a genocide, and to call on the federal government to formally adopt that position, without the support of the Liberal cabinet. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not participate in the vote. Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau abstained on the record while the […]

  • Province top officials pondering over Peel Region’s re-opening

    Province top officials pondering over Peel Region’s re-opening

    Ontario’s health minister says the province is carefully considering Peel Region’s request to delay the loosening of restrictions in Mississauga and Brampton. Christine Elliott says the province’s top doctor will be looking at new pandemic data today that will inform his recommendation on what should be done for Peel Region and Toronto, the two COVID-19 hot […]

  • Passengers fined $17,000 for allegedly faking negative COVID-19 tests

    Transport Canada has fined two airline passengers a combined $17,000 after allegedly presenting falsified COVID-19 tests before flying back to Canada. According to a news release, the passengers have been fined $10,000 and $7,000 respectively for “for presenting a false or misleading COVID-19 test and for making a false declaration about their health status.” “In both […]

  • New travel rules don’t apply to truckers, but govt planning measures for their testing

    New travel rules don’t apply to truckers, but govt planning measures for their testing

    None of the federal government’s recently announced new travel measures — which include COVID-19 testing upon arrival — apply to the largest group of people regularly entering Canada: Commercial truck drivers. Of the 10 million entries into Canada since March 21, 2020, close to half — 4.6 million — were made by commercial truck drivers crossing by land, according to the Canada […]