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Ontario rape crisis centres waiting for promised extra funding

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 23:38

The Liberal government had pledged a 33 per cent boost but the Ontario government says it is looking at how best to deliver services.
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John Tory is the best choice for Toronto now

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 23:14

‘Right now Toronto needs a mayor who can speak to the whole city, the suburbs as well as downtown, and can get the new city council working well together. John Tory has shown he is best placed to do that.’
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Legal cannabis grow-op ransacked by gun-wielding thieves, Durham police say

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 22:39

Police say five men tied up workers and stole “several garbage bags” full of dried weed one day after legalization.
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Here’s what is motivating Torontonians to vote — or not — on Oct. 22 (hint: not the ward fiasco)

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 22:22

Public transit, housing affordability top of mind among Toronto voters, according to new data that provides a snapshot of how we think about local politics.
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Parents upset at funding ‘pause’ in Ontario grants for events they spent hours planning

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 22:07

School councils say provincial government’s move is unfair — and unexpected.
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Edward Keenan: Here’s the mayor of Toronto that I want

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 21:29

We need someone with passion and vision who will defend our city, speak for it and build it, Edward Keenan writes.
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First arrest in York Region for driving while high after pot legalization

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 20:54

A 23-year-old Markham man has been charged with impaired driving after a collision early Friday morning closed Highway 7 for five hours, in what York Region police said was their first cannabis-related impaired driving arrest after legalization.
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Leslieville’s Ceili Cottage closing down as owner looks ahead to ‘next chapter’

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 20:46

Patrick McMurray will close the Irish pub on Saturday, Oct. 27.
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Man accused of skinny-dipping with sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium granted bail

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 19:53

David Weaver, 37, of Nelson, B.C., was ordered not to be within 100 metres of Ripley’s Aquarium — or Medieval Times, where he allegedly assaulted a man.
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School trustees are spending your billions. Maybe you should vote for them

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 19:02

As voters head to the polls Monday, whether they have kids or not, people should remember that school boards and trustees spend their money, shape their future and define their neighbourhoods.
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Letters to shoplifters threaten legal action if hundreds in damages aren’t paid — even if the goods are recovered

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:00

Accused shoplifters, and parents of minors accused of the crime, often receive demands on behalf of retailers for hundreds of dollars. But some lawyers say they advise clients to simply ignore them.
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After Bruce McArthur’s arrest and criticism over missing persons cases, Toronto police moved to ‘step up our game’

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:00

The Toronto Police missing persons unit launched in July has a “mountainous challenge” with 4,200 files a year and open cases as old as 1953.
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‘He was crying, sweating’: A boxer’s daughter stares down his killer

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:20

“I never stared at somebody so long and so hard as I did that day,” Jessica Melo recalled of her meeting with Charles Gagne, the man who murdered her father, Eddie (Hurricane) Melo.
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Air force personnel felt pressure to ignore misbehaviour by VIP passengers, report reveals

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:00

Air force personnel felt pressured to turn a blind eye setting the stage for a boozy flight last year that saw the alleged sexual assault of one military flight attendant, other rule-breaking activities in an atmosphere of free-flowing alcohol, an investigation has revealed.
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100 Canadian CEOs urge Doug Ford to rescue Ontario’s basic income project

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:00

“Basic income will go right back into local businesses,” the CEOs wrote in an open letter to Queen’s Park urging Doug Ford and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod to reverse their decision to shutter the program, launched in 2017 by the previous Liberal government.
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He had an idea to reduce food waste. It helped feed 2 million people

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:00

Through La Tablée des Chefs, the non-profit he founded in 2003, Jean-François Archambault ensures surplus food from the hotel and restaurant industry ends up on the plates of the needy. He is one of 12 people the Star is profiling who are making our lives better.
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Marijuana’s first legal day is surprisingly mellow

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:36

Unlikely as it seems, Canada’s first day as the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace turned out to be pretty much just another day.
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Rosie DiManno: Paul Bernardo’s pathetic, self-absorbed sob story convinces no-one

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 03:09

Murderer and rapist denied parole while showing he still thinks it’s all about him.
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Grassy Narrows leader Steve Fobister dead at 66

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 02:26

Fearless former Grassy Narrows chief fought for better care of community members sickened by mercury poisoning.
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Bruce Arthur: The season of Kawhi Leonard begins with a win and should only get better

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 02:04

Raptors’ newest star can be a game-changer, a season-changer. The rest comes later, Bruce Arthur writes.
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