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The city wants to help Toronto seniors rent out their unused rooms to cash-strapped millennials

The city’s HomeShare pilot project hopes to address two big issues: loneliness and care among seniors and housing affordability for young people.
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Police identify 84-year-old stabbed to death in Etobicoke home, second woman stabbed recovering in hospital
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:06:30 +0200
A man was arrested Saturday in connection with the incident. Michael Colastosti, 31, from Toronto is charged with first degree murder and attempted murder.
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‘Selfless’ teen hero mourned by friends and family at funeral
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:27:51 +0200
Kyle Howard-Muthulingam, 16, died Friday, Aug. 10, after jumping into the water to help rescue a mother and child in distress at Woodbine Beach.
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Bob Rae: What Canada’s Saudi episode tells us about our world
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:22:59 +0200
The Saudi government is telling Canada to “mind our own business.” But the incarceration and flogging of a Canadian citizen is our business, and the rule of law is everyone’s business. That’s what we’ve signed up for.
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York University accused of breaching settlement over support for sexual assault survivors
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0200
York University say it’s ‘in full compliance’ with the deal involving support for sex assault survivors.
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Christopher Hume: Why Downsview Park's new bioswale is money in the bank
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0200
A bioswale is a landform feature that “combines the art of landscape architecture and the performance of engineering.” You’ll soon be hearing much more about them, writes Christopher Hume.
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Growing number of professionals face job insecurity, study finds
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0200
Study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found 22 per cent of professionals are precariously employed, challenging notions precarious work only impacts blue collar or low-wage jobs.
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Man shot by Edmonton police after collision was wanted on Canada-wide warrant
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:21:43 +0200
The Alberta Serious Incident Response team has released new details after a 30-year-old man was shot and killed by an officer Saturday after fleeing the scene of a collision.
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Smartphone snaps selfie of snooping prison guard
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:15:40 +0200
A federal prisoner is taking the government to court, alleging that a guard tried to illegally search his wife’s phone when she came to visit him. Prison officials deny the allegations, but thanks to a security application installed on his wife’s...
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Study says restricting fast food drive-thrus could benefit public health — even if that’s not why cities do it
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:12:40 +0200
A University of Alberta study found 27 municipalities across the country have enacted fast food drive-thru bans between 2002 and 2016.
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Wildfires causing irreversible permafrost thaw, University of Alberta study suggests
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:03:39 +0200
Inuvik Mayor Jim McDonald says the thaw is damaging infrastructure in his Northwest Territories town.
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Martin Regg Cohn: My border encounter with a migrant family
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:03:07 +0200
A jog along the Vermont side of the Canada-U. S. border turned into a moment of drama for Martin Regg Cohn when he ran into a Colombian family trying to get to Canada on foot.
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Training autism service dogs takes two years. But they’re not always allowed in public spaces
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:00:56 +0200
Trainer Deanna Allain hopes for a law change to make it easier for service dog trainees to get access to places in Ontario.
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Black, Indigenous students in Durham get a head start on kindergarten
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:46:35 +0200
Pilot project sees DDSB run special versions of Great Beginnings preschool program
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Policy convention gives Andrew Scheer a chance to change the channel
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:32:34 +0200
Conservative leader will shift the focus to policies that might help his party win next year’s election, and away from questions about Maxime Bernier.
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Woman running against Giorgio Mammoliti says his ‘cockroaches’ comment shows Jane-Finch needs ‘better representation’
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:30:00 +0200
Raised in Firgrove’s public housing, school board trustee Tiffany Ford is challenging Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti for his council seat.
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