Adam Carter


Adam Carter is a Newfoundlander who now calls Toronto home. He enjoys a good story and playing loud music. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamCarterCBC or drop him an email at

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Ontario extends online learning for some elementary students until Jan. 25 as COVID-19 cases rise

Ontario said Thursday it is extending online learning for elementary students in southern Ontario until Jan. 25 because the COVID-19 positivity rate among school-aged children has increased sharply in recent weeks.

Porch pirate foiled by the most Canadian of anti-theft devices: A snowbank

"Want me to get you a shovel?" a Mississauga homeowner asked a would-be porch pirate who was arrested after being caught on camera allegedly trying to swipe a package from a doorstep, only to have his car get stuck in a snowbank while trying to get away.

Your balm for 2020: The best things that happened to people in Toronto this year

Despite the constant gloom of the COVID-19 pandemic, good things continued to happen to people. So to cap off the year, we’re highlighting some positivity from readers from around the Greater Toronto Area.

Nursing home struggling with COVID-19 outbreak failed to ensure facility was safe, report shows

An inspection report from the province sheds light on a wealth of issues at the Whitby long-term care facility, which is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.

New city report recommends vacant home tax in Toronto

A new report going to the city's executive committee recommends Toronto implement a vacant home tax to increase its housing supply.

Post-mortem scheduled for 1-year-old who died of gunshot wound, father still in Toronto hospital

The provincial Special Investigations Unit is asking for the public’s “continued patience” as it probes the circumstances of an incident near Lindsay, Ont., Thursday where a one-year-old boy was shot and killed and the boy’s father and an Ontario Provincial Police officer were hurt. A post-mortem is scheduled for the boy, while the father remains in Toronto hospital.

Police arrest 88 after dismantling gang tied to killing of teenage bystander

Peel police announced dozens of arrests Tuesday and said a gang called New Money So Sick was behind a series of brazen, violent crimes across the GTA in recent years, including the 2019 shooting death of bystander Jonathan Davis, 17, in Malton.

It's impossible for Ontario to hit least-restrictive green zone by Christmas, experts say

Ontario's chief medical officer of health says that all of the province could be in the green zone of the provincial government's pandemic plan by Christmas if people follow public health guidance. Experts say there is no way that is possible.

Ontario reports 998 new COVID-19 cases, concerns over hospitalizations mount

Of those new cases, 350 were found in Toronto, 269 in Peel and 71 in York Region. The seven-day average for cases is now up to 982.

Ford announces reopenings as Ontario reports single-day record of 1,050 new COVID-19 cases

The seven-day average of new cases, which helps smooth out noise in the data, is now up to 950.

Trial begins for former Olympic taekwondo coach charged with sex assaults on students

A trial has begun for a former Taekwondo Canada coach charged with sexually assaulting two teen students over the course of several years.

Ontario recommends against trick-or-treating in COVID-19 hot zones, as 704 new cases confirmed

Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet that 244 cases were found in Toronto, as well as 168 in Peel, 103 in York Region and 51 in Ottawa. Those are the places where Halloween should be celebrated differently, the government says.

Case counts alone don't paint a reliable picture of COVID-19 in Ontario, experts warn

As COVID-19 case counts in Ontario surge to record levels, some experts warn that the public should not look to the number of cases alone to gauge the virus's spread, thanks in part to a recent upheaval in provincial testing guidelines.

Toronto-area anti-masker charged with breaking quarantine law

One of Ontario's most vocal critics of health measures meant to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic has been charged with violating the federal Quarantine Act, police say.

Ontario's 'dog's breakfast of guidance' around COVID-19 sowing confusion, distrust, some experts say

The Ontario government's confusing and contradictory information about how people should act amid the COVID-19 pandemic is leading to some public distrust of the province's advice, several experts say.