Photo of a police car in Toronto. Emergency services also include paramedics and the fire department.

When to Call 911: New Halton Service Helps Newcomers Navigate Crisis Situations

Local Journalism Initiative reporter Amrita Roy Chowdhury Majumdar explores a new approach in Halton to helping new Canadians overcome misconceptions about emergency services.

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Many protests took place before the Derek Chauvin trial. Picture here is a protestor holding an upside down sign that reads "I can't breathe."

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Thoughts on the Derek Chauvin Trial

The fact that Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, should be considered a victory, but there lies a long, difficult road ahead, writes Marcus Medford.

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“A Blow to the City”: Toronto’s Black Police Deputy Resigns

In this week’s round-up of what’s been making headlines in Canada’s ethnic media: celebrated deputy chief of the Toronto Police Service quits the force, mainstream grocery stores make concerted efforts to become one-stop shops for…

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