Hookah crackdown too much: Owner

SEE VIDEO A downtown business owner says the public health department’s crackdown on tobacco is warranted, but not if it’s intended to stop all forms of smoking. “I think they’re going a step too far. It’s becoming Communist within a country like Canada,” said Charbel Karakouzian. He co-owns the Garlic Corner shawarma restaurant in […]


Tattoos a prickly issue at OPP

SEE VIDEO Ontario Provincial Police commissioner Chris Lewis knows he’s been deemed somewhat of a, well, prick, following the force’s tattoo ban in 2010. “Unfortunately, this whole thing came off like I was anti-tattoo — that was never the issue,” said Lewis. “The original intent was, if you’ve got sleeve tattoos, wear long sleeves […]