Honouring our caretakers on Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in health care who might not get to be home with their children today — or tomorrow, or the day after that — because of COVID-19.Birgit Umaigba considers herself lucky to be home today. The registered nurse was exposed to the novel coronavirus on the job and had to be isolated for two weeks, but that was last month.She’s back at work on the front...

MANDEL: Accused killer told cop he left Tess Richey alive, court hears

What a chilling chatterbox was Kalen Schlatter hours after he’d been arrested for the murder of Tess Richey.Or so alleges the undercover Toronto Police officer placed in the cell beside the accused killer at 13 division in the early morning hours of Feb. 5, 2018.Known only as UC 1 — his identity masked from the public by a large screen — the officer spent the morning at Schlatter’s...

Deputy PM tells Iranian crash vigil ‘we will get justice’

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland vowed to “get justice” while speaking to about 1,700 mourners at a Toronto vigil for the victims of the Iranian passenger jet disaster.Premier Doug Ford and Mayor John Tory were also among those who turned up at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall on Sunday for the emotional 2 1/2-hour vigil.Some of the 176 killed when Iran shot down the...

Fire in TTC tunnel, crashes on roadways lead to snarled Monday commute

On a messy Monday morning the TTC wasn’t the better way as passengers on Line 2 were evacuated from a train after a fire broke out in the subway tunnel.The fire happened near the Dundas West station.A wooden cover board contacted the third rail, causing a fire, TTC spokesman Stuart Green said.“Situation complicated when a non-TTC person on board a trapped train improperly opened a door,...