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Toronto Fire rescue woman on top of crane near Lake Shore and Bathurst

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:04

Responders aren’t sure how or why the woman ended up atop the structure at such harrowing heights.
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Man in serious condition after running at Hamilton bus with 'full force'

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:05

Police say a man was just west of Locke St. on Main St. when the bus came by and the he ran at the bus with 'full force.'
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Man dies after drive-by shooting in Rexdale

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 07:03

A man in his 30s has died after being rushed to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries following a drive-by shooting in the city’s west end late Wednesday evening.
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Latest King St. pilot data shows higher ridership, shorter commutes

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:50

New data released by the city of Toronto shows public transit ridership has increased by 11 per cent overall in May and June. The data also shows an increase in average spending in the area, up 0.3 per cent.
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Friends of teen who died in rescue attempt at Woodbine Beach always knew he was a superhero

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:18

Kyle Howard-Muthulingam 'was often the heart of our group,' says a friend as classmates gathered to remember the 16-year-old Wednesday.
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Dispute over late Barry Sherman’s case back in court

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 02:10

Lawyer for Barry Sherman’s cousins takes the late Apotex leader’s estate to court of appeal seeking a trial
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Ontario Legislature’s heated summer session ends with battle lines drawn over sex-ed, green energy

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 00:55

Premier Doug Ford set his government’s course for the next four years by acting quickly on some high-profile election promises.
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New federal holiday will honour residential school survivors

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 00:23

Ottawa is consulting Indigenous groups on which date to hold a “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.”
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Chantal Hébert: Maxime Bernier keeps the headaches coming for Andrew Scheer

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:12

Conservative MP’s contention that more diversity will “destroy what has made Canada such a great country” creates a lose-lose situation for both his leader and their party, Chantal Hébert writes
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How the smoke lingering over Alberta is affecting everything from athletes to songbirds

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 19:48

Environment Canada has issued a special air-quality statement for much of the Prairies as smoke from B.C. wafts in. Without any rain to wash away the ash, forecasts expect air quality to get even worse.
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Teen killed attempting rescue at Woodbine Beach identified by TDSB as Kyle Howard-Muthulingam, 16

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:39

Howard-Muthulingam “was trying to assist others in need on Friday when this tragedy occurred,” the TDSB wrote in a note to its community Tuesday. “Kyle will be surely missed by our students and staff.”
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Don’t open more drug injection sites here, downtown city councillor says

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:14

Lucy Troisi says sites in her ward are responsible for a rash of violence, disorder and drug dealing that have left residents “afraid for their children to walk to school alone.”
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Canadians give Ottawa mixed reviews for its handling of Saudi Arabia spat

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:03

A poll by Forum Research says 44 per cent approve of federal government’s response to the diplomatic controversy, but almost one third do not.
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Emma Teitel: Maxime Bernier’s ill-advised tweets on diversity simply don’t make sense

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 23:42

It seems Bernier is irked by the fact that separate from international sporting events, Canadians make lousy patriots and even lousier nationalists. If we do have a national identity it can be summed up in five words: be nice and carry on, writes Emma Teitel.
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Judge’s errors led to cop’s acquittal on sex assault charges, Crown says

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 23:03

Prosecutor says Ontario Court Justice Russell Otter failed to consider the “improbability of coincidence” that two strangers would make such similar allegations against Sgt. Christopher Heard.
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Bill to slash the size of Toronto city council passes

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:55

Ford government’s move also scraps planned elections Oct. 22 for regional chairs in Peel, York, Niagara and Muskoka as it enlarges Toronto’s wards to match federal and provincial riding boundaries.
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Trinity Western University ends rule that effectively banned gay sex for students, faculty amid law school row

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:35

The private Christian university lost its Supreme Court of Canada battle in June after Ontario and B.C. law societies opposed its ‘community covenant.’
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Ottawa urged to recognize ‘right to housing’

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 21:46

Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argues that the Liberal government’s 10-year, $40-billion national housing strategy must “explicitly recognize the right to housing as recognized in international law.”
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Cannabis stocks rattled by Ontario rule changes

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 21:42

Shares trade lower on news of delay in start of bricks-and-mortar sales
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Court date set in fight against Premier Doug Ford’s slashing of Toronto city council

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:29

Council candidate and lawyer Rocco Achampong will make the case that legislation to reduce the number of wards should not be in force for the 2018 election.
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