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Hopes dashed for former GE Peterborough workers after review of cancer claims
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:28:23 +0200
GE Peterborough retirees call for overhaul of how province’s compensation board treats occupational diseases
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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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Man arrested after double stabbing in Etobicoke
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:27:44 +0200
An 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and a 32-year-old woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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Toronto police search for suspect after midday carjacking in Scarborough
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:45:29 +0200
Police say a woman in her 30s was standing near her car when she was approached by a man who demanded she give him her keys. The man then allegedly took her keys and drove off in her vehicle, a grey 2014 Toyota Camry.
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Painter Mary Pratt found intimacy in everyday objects
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:00:00 +0200
From eggshells to plastic wrap, Mary Pratt made us see the beauty all around us, writes Murray Whyte.
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Migrant spouse of pregnant woman detained on way to hospital
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:31:34 +0200
Maria del Carmen Venegas’s husband has reportedly lived in the U.S. for 12 years without legal authorization and was taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents after saying that he left his ID at home.
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U.S. report reveals several priests accused of sexual assaults in Canada
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:06:27 +0200
Several Pennsylvania priests accused of sex abuse sent to GTA facility for treatment for “sexual disorders”
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Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:57:27 +0200
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his condolences on social media by saying the 80-year-old Annan made the world a better place.
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Two in hospital following stabbing in downtown Toronto
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:03:26 +0200
Police located and arrested two suspects a short distance away from where the stabbing took place.
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Crazy Rich Asians doesn’t break stereotypes, it reinforces them
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:30:00 +0200
Crazy Rich Asians is being hailed as a chance for Asians to determine their own narrative in Hollywood. But the takeaway is that Asians are rich, crass and they’ll likely drive up your property values, writes Tony Wong.
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Tony Wong: Crazy Rich Asians doesn’t break stereotypes, it reinforces them
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:30:00 +0200
Crazy Rich Asians is being hailed as a chance for Asians to determine their own narrative in Hollywood. But the takeaway is that Asians are rich, crass and they’ll likely drive up your property values, writes Tony Wong.
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Madhur Jaffrey is one of our last great culinary idols — just don’t call her a chef
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:30:00 +0200
As “the Julia Child of Indian cookery” turns 85, Shinan Govani pays tribute to her astounding career as an actor and so-called home cook.
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Cyclist killed after being run over by cement mixer in Hamilton
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:00:51 +0200
Police say a 77-year-old cyclist was killed in the crash in the intersection of King and Queen streets.
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Police respond to unconfirmed bomb threat at St. George Station
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:52:17 +0200
TTC service is impacted on Line 1 and 2 while police investigate an unconfirmed bomb threat at St. George Station. The station has been evacuated and is on lockdown.
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St. George Station resumes service after evacuation and lockdown over unconfirmed bomb threat
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:52:17 +0200
TTC service was impacted on line 1 and 2. Police deem area safe after unconfirmed bomb threat at St. George.
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U.S. regulator approves Canadian purchase of Trans Mountain pipeline
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:11:15 +0200
Kinder Morgan and the federal finance ministry confirm the controversial $4.5-billion sale has passed a major legal hurdle.
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Law society triggers hearing into Diamond & Diamond’s marketing, client referrals
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:51:00 +0200
Diamond’s lawyer told the Star he expects his client will be vindicated and that a Law Society of Ontario investigation represents Diamond and his firm “unfairly and incorrectly.”
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Toronto’s red light cameras catch a record number of red light runners in 2017
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:20:26 +0200
The 60,484 charges laid last year were almost double those laid in 2016 and the most in a decade, city’s records show.
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What’s at stake in the U.S. midterm elections? Key questions answered
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:20:13 +0200
The vote on Nov. 6 will mark a turning point in Donald Trump’s presidency.
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Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford gives away the store on cannabis
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:11:14 +0200
Ontario’s most experienced distributor of restricted substances has been dealt out of the equation despite its experience and reliability, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Canada’s most storied pot felon ponders legalization
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:02:12 +0200
Nobody took bigger chances or paid a heavier price for it than Robert “Rosie” Rowbotham. He shares his thoughts on the past — and looks to the future.
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Campaign issues expected to dominate Liberal cabinet retreat
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:36:26 +0200
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team will take a hard look at policies on immigration, trade and the environment as they set a course for the year leading up to the next federal election.
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Union Station pedestrian walkways closed, Line 3 subway service suspended due to flooding
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:47:09 +0200
Environment Canada is expecting heavy rainfall in the eastern edge of the city heading into Friday evening, with some parts forecasted to receive more than 50 mm of rain.
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Line 3 subway service suspended due to flooding
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:47:09 +0200
Environment Canada is expecting heavy rainfall in the eastern edge of the city heading into Friday evening, with some parts forecasted to receive more than 50 mm of rain.
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Canadians give Ottawa mixed reviews for its handling of Saudi Arabia spat
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:03:52 +0200
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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Trump and Erdogan head down a Rocky road
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:00:00 +0200
The two would-be strongmen are facing off like aging boxers — regardless of the economic damage to America and Turkey, writes Tony Burman.
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Young Canadians’ use of technology creating health-care ‘generation gap,’ doctors warn
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Young adults are adopting technologies on an unprecedented scale, which is creating what the Canadian Medical Association calls a “growing health-care generation gap.”
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We can no longer afford to whitewash our history
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
All Canadian children need to know that their culture has made contributions to Canadian society.
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Ford’s fast-paced summer agenda proving critics wrong
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Instead of the clumsy, disorganized government that common wisdom said it would be, it has demonstrated itself to be a deft and capable one that is far more at home with the machinery of government that might have first been obvious.
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Ottawa urged to recognize ‘right to housing’
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:46:47 +0200
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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Are Toronto’s elites really downtown? It’s not so simple
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:02:19 +0200
As the middle class disappears, data shows high- and low-income islands are becoming a trend all across the megacity.
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Rolling back sex-ed curriculum ‘irresponsible, reckless,’ teachers union president says
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:10:00 +0200
Teachers will not be ‘muzzled’ by a government whose political agenda takes precedence over the protection of students, ETFO president Sam Hammond tells Ontario teachers.
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Rolling back sex-ed curriculum ‘irresponsible, reckless,’ teachers’ union president says
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:10:00 +0200
Teachers will not be ‘muzzled’ by a government whose political agenda takes precedence over the protection of students, ETFO president Sam Hammond tells Ontario teachers.
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Pedestrian killed after collision in Brampton
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 13:44:12 +0200
A male pedestrian in his 30s is in hospital after he was found without vital signs after being hit by a car in Brampton.
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Pedestrian found without vital signs after collision in Brampton
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 13:44:12 +0200
A male pedestrian in his 30s is in hospital after he was found without vital signs after being hit by a car in Brampton.
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Toronto’s Silver Dollar Room has been demolished — but it’ll be back
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:08:13 +0200
“The spirit of the Silver Dollar has to live on,” assures councillor Joe Cressy of the plan to restore the venue beneath a condo tower.
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Recent cases of anti-Indigenous racism in Cardston aren’t ‘isolated instances’, activists say
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:36:58 +0200
A small Southern Alberta town has made recent headlines for not one, but two alleged incidents of anti-Indigenous racism, prompting activists to say these are not “one-off events.”
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Teen killed attempting rescue at Woodbine Beach identified by TDSB as Kyle Howard-Muthulingam, 16
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:39:00 +0200
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
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:14:53 +0200
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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Court date set in fight against Premier Doug Ford’s slashing of Toronto city council
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:29:45 +0200
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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Sex-ed plan will ‘drag our schools backwards,’ Horwath tells teachers
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:25:41 +0200
The province's plan to abandon the current sex-ed curriculum and revert to 1998 lesson plans is a 'regressive move' that will hurt students, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath told Ontario’s elementary school teachers on Tuesday.
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Ford government offers to take Victoria’s statue of Sir John A. Macdonald
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:14:47 +0200
B.C. capital removed statue of Canada’s first PM from city hall as part of reconciliation process with the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.
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Jennifer Keesmaat slams John Tory for ‘transit planning chaos’
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:54:38 +0200
Mayoral candidate advanced Tory’s SmartTrack plan when she served as the Toronto’s chief planner.
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Death of beloved veterinarian ‘hero’ being felt across Nova Scotia
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 22:47:37 +0200
Just last month Helene Van Doninck was awarded the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Humane Award “for her dedication to caring for injured wildlife.”
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Jozy Altidore’s hat trick leads TFC to third straight Canadian Championship crown
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:50:26 +0200
Reds jump put to 4-0 lead in second leg and cruise to 7-4 aggregate win over Vancouver.
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Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford savours his summer of love
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:14:31 +0200
Ontario’s new premier spent his first few weeks in office giving voters exactly what he promised them, and a few things that he didn’t, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Toronto’s bike share system expanding again
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:51:19 +0200
A new station near the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail was christened Wednesday, one of 90 being added this year.
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Judge slashes elderly client’s legal bill, says lawyer ‘was obviously making it all up as he went along’
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:40:24 +0200
Superior Court Justice Edward Morgan reduced the fee charged to Eileen Newell to $26,000 from the original $165,000 after finding “clear evidence in the record of false and extravagant time estimates.”
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‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:34:10 +0200
Paul Manafort chose not to testify or call any witnesses in his defence.
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