Police flyer Grandparent Scam. Full flyer document to print and use is posted below. Image: OPP

Taxi companies asked to help stop new “Grandparent’s scam” financial fraud

Police and anti-fraud agencies have asked the Canadian Taxi Association (CTA) for help in stopping the latest “Grandparent Scam.” The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), Ontario Provincial Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police have launched a fraud prevention campaign to raise

Read more
"You connect us, you move us...in some ways, you are the heartbeat of this city," Mayoralty candidate Olivia Chow told Taxi drivers at the Billy Bishop Airport corral on May 29th.

“I don’t have a car….I depend on you” Chow tells Taxi drivers

Toronto Mayoralty candidate Olivia Chow visited the Taxi corral at Billy Bishop Airport on Monday, May 29th. One of the audience members captured and contributed this clip to Taxi News. Voter information is available on Toronto’s website, here. “If you don’t

Read more
Potholes and Cracked Pavement Keep Barton Street East in the Top Spot on the provincial CAA Worst Roads List. Photo: CAA

Barton Street East Hamilton voted CAA Worst Road 2023

The votes are in, and the CAA Worst Road for 2023 is Barton Street East in Hamilton. Barton Street’s persistent issues with potholes and severe alligator cracking in the pavement have led to its dubious distinction. The road first appeared on the top 10 list in 2019 and has steadily climbed its way to the top now for the second year in a row.

Taking the second and third place spots are roads that at one point have also crowned the top of the list, Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto and County Road 49 in Prince Edward County.

Read more
"Confessions of a Hamilton Cab Driver" by Hans Wienhold is now availabe on Amazon. Image: Amazon

A bullshit detector and a sense of humour make life bearable

Probably no one, not even his biggest fans, would put him in the same class of writers as Ernest Hemingway. However, as a Bullshit Detective, Hans Wienhold is in a class of his own. (In fact, in his Taxi News bio he proudly describes himself as a “Welfare Recipient at Senior’s Welfare; Self-Employed; and also, a Climate Scientist at BS Detective Services.”)

Read more