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Canadian scientists labouring under massive funding gap, report finds
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:33:07 +0200
A report released Wednesday found 40 per cent of Canadian scientists changed the direction of their research program in the past 10 years — usually away from basic science.
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Decision time for Raptors’ Ujiri and MLSE: Arthur
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:25:38 +0200
With help from former MLSE boss Tim Leiweke, no less, the Knicks ramp up recruiting of Raptors boss Masai Ujiri to replace outgoing Zen master Phil Jackson. The ball’s in Ujiri’s court.
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‘I took a hostage. Are you listening to me?’
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:38:39 +0200
Wednesday morning, a man called the Toronto Star saying he was “at a breaking point.” It was clear this was unlike any other call into the newsroom.
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Former city bureaucrat Jim Hart appointed to Ward 44 seat
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:03:36 +0200
Hart beat former city councillor David Soknacki and 35 other candidates for the job as steward for the once-vacant ward.
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North Korea warns U.S. and the rest of the world it will keep building nuclear arsenal
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:01:10 +0200
“No matter what others say, whatever sanctions, pressure and military attack may follow, we will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces,” says North Korea’s UN ambassador Kim In Ryong.
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Selling off Hydro One is Wynne’s biggest blunder as premier: Cohn
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:22:54 +0200
Liberals sold off Hydro One despite lack of public support, wrongly counting on the inattention of the last election.
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David Suzuki ‘delighted’ that $85M slated for mercury cleanup
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:07:36 +0200
That the $85-million mercury cleanup announcement came the day before environmentalist David Suzuki was scheduled to visit Grassy Narrows was “a rather amazing coincidence” Suzuki said.
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Police searching for suspect in alleged sexual assault on TTC bus
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:28:28 +0200
The suspect is described as in his 20s, about five-foot-six with a slim build and a moustache.
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Toronto waterfront receives $1.25 billion to clean up and protect the Port Lands
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:04:09 +0200
Canada, Ontario and Toronto governments will pitch in to restore and flood-protect Toronto's southeastern waterfront.
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Surgical blade mistakenly left inside Quebec woman after surgery
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:25:20 +0200
After complaining of pain after surgery, an emergency room scan indicated a “flexible blade”, 33-centimetres long, had been left inside her abdomen during surgery.
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Ottawa urged to suspend refugee pact after U.S. court reinstates Trump’s travel ban
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:56:25 +0200
As President Donald Trump's court-endorsed ban looms on Thursday, advocacy groups say the Safe Third Country agreement needs to go.
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Ontario proposes banning real estate agents from representing both seller and buyer
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:04:39 +0200
Consumers have raised concerns that the financial incentives in double-ended deals might lead to agents engaging in unethical behaviour, officials say.
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Trudeau’s popularity reveals more about the lackluster standing of Canada’s premiers and the opposition he faces: Hébert
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:02:29 +0200
The prime minister's approval rating has been declining with most mistakes have been self-inflicted. Canadians will now be watching to see if he can deliver on promises made.
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Trudeau’s popularity reveals more about the lacklustre standing of Canada’s premiers and the opposition he faces: Hébert
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:02:29 +0200
The prime minister’s approval rating has been declining with most mistakes have been self-inflicted. Canadians will now be watching to see if he can deliver on promises made.
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Boeing asks U.S. government to delay decision on Bombardier CSeries duties
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:57:36 +0200
U.S. aircraft maker alleges Montreal company has been selling planes below cost thanks to public subsidies. It wants the Commerce Department to have “sufficient time” to investigate the claim.
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Wrestling’s new villain has Hillary Clinton’s face on his shirt. He calls himself ‘Progressive Liberal’
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:46:15 +0200
His shtick is simple. He slams Donald Trump, praises Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and berates his Appalachian audiences with smug liberal elitism. He even calls his finishing move the “Liberal Agenda.”
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Low interest rates have ‘done their job,’ Bank of Canada governor says
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:45:05 +0200
Stephen Poloz’s comments fed speculation about a Bank of Canada rate hike as early as its next scheduled announcement in two weeks.
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Seattle’s $15 minimum wage is costing jobs, new study says
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:43:48 +0200
Seattle was one of the first U.S. cities to adopt a $15 minimum wage law, and its experience is being closely watched as others, including Ontario will follow suit.
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Conditional discharge, community service for Blue Jays can tosser Ken Pagan
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:33:40 +0200
Ken Pagan pleaded guilty to mischief in connection with the incident last month.
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Wettlaufer inquiry must take broad look at problems in nursing homes: NDP Leader
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:54:16 +0200
Andrea Horwath says public inquiry must examine systemic problems, such as inadequate staffing levels, insufficient funding, long waiting lists, resident-on-resident violence
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This teen leaped to her death after her bungee instructor said ‘no jump.’ Now he could face charges for his bad English
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:41:38 +0200
“No jump, it’s important, no jump,” the instructor said in English, according to Spanish court documents. But 17-year-old Dutch teen Vera Mol apparently heard “now jump,” and threw herself from the ledge.
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Ex-Trump campaign chair discloses $17 million in payments from pro-Russian party, registers as foreign agent
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:48:56 +0200
In a filing Tuesday, Paul Manafort disclose that his consulting firm received more than $17 million (U.S.) from the Party of Regions, the former pro-Russian ruling party in Ukraine, from 2012 through 2014.
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Stephen Colbert says Russian intelligence ‘followed me everywhere’ on his trip
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:22:59 +0200
Colbert, who arrived back in the U.S. on Sunday night, said Russian intelligence are “hardcore fans” and announced a week of “Late Show” episodes from Russia.
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Google must block search results of tech company worldwide, Supreme Court rules
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:15:57 +0200
Google is prohibited from displaying the websites of a company accused of counterfeiting a Canadian technology company’s products, the top court determines.
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Toronto doctor accused of sexual assault on patient during treatment
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:54:36 +0200
Investigators say Dr. Stephen Strigler was arrested on Monday and charged with sexual assault.
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Northern Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency on youth suicides
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:53:03 +0200
Community says entire $380,000 promised by Health Canada to help pay for mental health workers has yet to arrive
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Alley cats rule the road in Toronto’s first-ever W.T.F. bicycle race
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:35:32 +0200
Alley cat races are a test of urban navigation and street-riding savvy as well as speed, with a bit of scavenger hunt mixed in.
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Transmission of harm reduction info a point of contention in anticipated vaping bill
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:06:37 +0200
Stakeholders praise proposed regulatory framework, but fear comparative promotion clause may curb tobacco replacement potential.
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At least 148 killed after Pakistan oil tanker fire
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:22:30 +0200
Fire erupted as local villagers were at the scene collecting fuel from the overturned tanker.
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Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she’s gay in church speech
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:54:26 +0200
A video of a 13-year-old Mormon girl speaking to her congregation before church leaders turn off her microphone is sparking discussions about how religion handles LGBT issues.
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Justin Trudeau eyes progress over the long term on economy, trade, Indigenous issues
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:57:09 +0200
The prime minister defended his government’s record as it nears the middle of its mandate, saying many goals would take time or more willingness or “capacity” in others to realize.
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Hundreds evacuated from London towers amid fire safety concerns
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:16:00 +0200
London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes.
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Canadian Forces aims to fix its recruitment system to foster diversity
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:32:01 +0200
The effort includes a comprehensive effort to connect with and recruit more women, new citizens and members of the LGBT community.
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Ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest found guilty on 37 charges in sex trial
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:52:31 +0200
Charest was tried this year on 57 charges involving 12 alleged victims who were between the ages of 12 and 19.
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Surgical blade mistakenly left inside Quebec woman after surgery
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:25:20 +0200
After complaining of pain after surgery, an emergency room scan indicated a “flexible blade”, 33-centimetres long, had been left inside her abdomen during surgery.
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With strike deadline looming, talks continue between LCBO, union
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:57:00 +0200
Still under a media blackout, neither side will comment on how negotiations are going. A few stores are open late in downtown Toronto on Sunday but most stores will close at 6 p.m.
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How laneway housing could ease Toronto real estate woes
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0200
Laneway homes deserve a look as a potential way to help increase supply and provide much-needed rental units.
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Toronto faces Catch-22 with impending Seaton House closure
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:16 +0200
Toronto’s largest emergency shelter has helped countless men. Though stakeholders agree it needs to be shut down, alternatives have been difficult to find.
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App-based bike-sharing startup Dropbike launches at University of Toronto
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:28:45 +0200
Dropbike allows users to find a bike on their phone, receive a code to unlock it, rent it for $1/hr and return it to any ‘haven’ — bike posts and bike racks marked in the app. For now though, bikes have to be returned to campus grounds in the pilot...
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Wait, is this Banksy? British DJ may have just outed Massive Attack singer Robert Del Naja
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:12:00 +0200
After a British DJ referred to Banksy as “Robert,” the internet was abuzz with theories to the artist’s true identity.
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Mississauga set to build boxed soccer pitch
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0200
The pitch is part of the city's ongoing efforts to bring recreational spaces to its dense urban centre.
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Metrolinx beefs up penalties in vehicle contract with Alstom in wake of Bombardier dispute
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
French company Alstom will face major penalties if vehicles for Eglinton Crosstown are late.
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Full impact of Ontario's controversial 25-per-cent hydro rate cut to kick in on Canada Day
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:31:12 +0200
Opposition parties have been highly critical of the plan short-term gain for long-term pain because of the billions in extra costs to amortize improvement costs over the next three decades.
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Man badly beaten in Cabbagetown rooming house after Mayor Tory warned about conditions
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:57:44 +0200
Man badly beaten in Cabbagetown rooming house after city hall was warned about continuing violence there.
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Bill Cosby rejects ‘sexual assault tour’ idea floated by reps
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:31:51 +0200
“The current propaganda that I am going to conduct a sexual assault tour is false,” Bill Cosby said in a statement.
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Taekwondo federation drops WTF abbreviation to avoid confusion
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:31:55 +0200
The 44-year-old organization hopes this rebranding will help 'better engage with our fans.'
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Obama made ‘serious mistake’ letting Russia off hook, says key Democrat
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:10:53 +0200
“The administration needed to call out Russia earlier (for meddling with the election), and needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier,” Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN on Sunday.
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So the LCBO may go on strike at midnight Sunday. Here’s where else you can buy alcohol in the GTA
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:07:31 +0200
The deadline for talks between the LCBO and its workers is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean the GTA is about to go entirely dry.
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