TORONTO – Police forces across Ontario were involved in a number of early morning raids in the Greater Toronto Area Wednesday.
Initial reports indicate a number of suspects are in custody as a result of the operation.
Police say the raids were part of a widespread guns and drugs crackdown named Projects RX and Battery.
More than 50 search warrants were conducted beginning around 5 a.m.
Mainly sunny. High 20 except 16 near Lake Ontario. UV index 8 or very high.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
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The ramp from eastbound Highway 401 to northbound Highway 427 will be closed for up to two days for emergency repairs.
The Blue Jays belted three homers and Mark Buehrle picked up his major-league leading ninth win as Toronto extended its winning streak to eight games Tuesday with a 9-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rene Bourque scored three goals as the Montreal Canadiens chased goalie Henrik Lundqvist and defeated the New York Rangers 7-4 on Tuesday to stave off elimination in the NHL Eastern Conference final.
IN THE NEWS…
The Toronto Transit Commission Board will examine today whether to eliminate a number of streetcar stops to help alleviate congestion and move vehicle traffic more smoothly on city roads.
CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) releases its annual Worst Roads list this morning.
Premier Kathleen Wynne visits schools in Markham and Pickering, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has an event at a Toronto bakery, and Tory Leader Tim Hudak makes stops at businesses in Niagara Falls and Fenwick.
Canada’s electronic spy agency says it gathers and sometimes keeps personal information – including names and email addresses of Canadians – as part of efforts to protect vital networks from cyberattacks.
Although the incidences of some cancers are actually going down, melanoma cases are on the rise, in both women and men.
ALSO COMING UP TODAY…
Plea court date for Gordon Stuckless, who faces multiple charges related to alleged sex offences that took place in the Toronto area between 1965 and 1984. Plea and further evidence expected to be heard. (10 a.m. at Courtroom 112, Old City Hall)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper hosts the three-day ‘Saving Every Mother, Every Child’ summit on Child and Maternal Health. He will conduct the summit launch at 3:30 p.m., as well as opening plenary at 3:45 p.m. (Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W.)