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Man dead after shooting in Newmarket
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:31:57 +0200
Police say the man was unconscious when they arrived.
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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe poised to win another term as voters goes to the polls
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:15:56 +0200
Exit polls show that the prime minister will likely become the nation’s longest-serving leader with a win in Sunday’s election.
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The murder of Malta’s best-known journalist has exposed ‘something darker’ in the tiny EU nation
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:13:07 +0200
The brazen car-bomb murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia shocked many, but with an ineffective legal system and police leadership in disarray, virtually nobody expects justice to be done.
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Toronto Police find dead body in North York ravine
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:31:13 +0200
Police say the death is being treated as suspicious.
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Four people arrested after clashing anti-Trudeau and anti-racism demonstrations at Nathan Phillips Square
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:49:22 +0200
One person was charged with assaulting a police officer, while two others were charged with causing a disturbance.
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Mourners remember soldier at centre of Trump fight during Fort Lauderdale funeral
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:20:43 +0200
Community pays tribute to and remembers four soldiers killed in battle. Public fight between U.S. president and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was never mentioned during the service.
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Trump plans to release last cache of secret JFK assassination files
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:36:05 +0200
President tweets intention to disclose documents by Oct. 26 deadline, although CIA said to be lobbying against move despite belief they do not contain any bombshells.
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Experts worried as mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts shows signs of exhaustion
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:26:43 +0200
Scientists warn that further testing could cause the mountain to collapse and release radiation.
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New coffee hybrids suggest bright future for endangered industry
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:17:20 +0200
Centroamericano is one of several new hybrids developed with climate change in mind and initial results are promising.
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Teens stabbed near Scarborough school in stable condition: police
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:29:56 +0200
One of the three initially had critical injuries while the other two were in serious condition. The incident happened near David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute on Friday.
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Quen Chow Lee, lead plaintiff in lawsuit over Chinese head tax, dies at 105
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:00:00 +0200
Her toughness helped her overcome war, poverty, a 14-year separation from her husband, and a long legal battle for government redress.
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Woman stabbed in ‘random attack’ in Lawrence Park
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:30:25 +0200
It wasn’t immediately clear how serious the woman’s injuries were. The incident happened at about noon.
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Mississauga woman charged in immigration scam
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:29:53 +0200
Peel police say the scam targeted victims from the Middle East, particularly Afghanistan, who paid large sums of money to sponsor family members wishing to immigrate to Canada.
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Experts say Facebook’s ‘election integrity’ plan misses the mark
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0200
The experts in digital politics are urging the government to implement “much more dramatic policy measures” to guard against hacking and misinformation.
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Trump jabs back at ‘wacky’ congresswoman as spat over condolence call continues
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:10:56 +0200
The fight between Trump and Rep. Frederica Wilson began Tuesday when Trump told the pregnant widow of a service member killed in Niger that her 25-year-old husband “knew what he signed up for.”
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Late great Ed Whitlock still sets pace at Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0200
Special pace groups will try to run at the pace of the masters running legend, who redefined how aging affects the body before his death at age 86 in March.
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Late running superstar Ed Whitlock still sets pace at Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0200
Special pace groups will try to run at the pace of the masters running legend, who redefined how aging affects the body before his death at age 86 in March.
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Shock, condemnation as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe named WHO ‘goodwill ambassador’
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:59:22 +0200
93-year-old Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, is facing United States sanctions for a “long track record of human rights violations.”
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WHO chief now ‘rethinking’ Mugabe ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment after outcry
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:59:22 +0200
93-year-old Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, is facing United States sanctions for a “long track record of human rights violations.”
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Man with knife attacks 8 people in Munich; 33-year-old arrested
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:41:54 +0200
Victims mainly had superficial stab wounds and in at least one case had been hit, police said. Police also said they believe it was not a terror attack.
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How every investor lost money on Trump Tower Toronto (but Donald Trump made millions anyway)
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0200
Donald Trump called himself a “genius” for investing in Toronto’s Trump Tower. Behind the scenes, he had no money on the line. The inside story of an unlikely bankruptcy, and the investors who lost everything when they bet on the Trump brand.
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#MeToo opens door to voices of women of colour: Paradkar
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0200
If minority women speak up, not only are they disbelieved, they are criticized by their own people and left alone by people from other communities. The isolation is acute.
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How every investor lost money on Trump Tower Toronto — except Donald Trump, who made millions anyway
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0200
Donald Trump called himself a “genius” for investing in Toronto’s Trump Tower. Behind the scenes, he had no money on the line. The inside story of an unlikely bankruptcy, and the investors who lost everything when they bet on the Trump brand.
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A Black protester hugged a white supremacist at a Florida rally and asked: ‘Why do you hate me?’
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 04:57:41 +0200
Randy Furniss, wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with swastikas, was punched in the face outside the event at the University of Florida. That’s when Aaron Courtney gave him a hug, wrapping an arm around the Nazi’s shoulders, and another arm around...
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Shoppers Drug Mart begins cutting jobs
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:10:20 +0200
Shoppers Drug Mart is cutting jobs Monday in order to contain costs, according to an internal memo obtained by the Star.
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Bolton pastor facing luring charges
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:55:58 +0200
Police charged Jeffrey Enns on Oct. 11, with two counts of luring a person under 18 by means of telecommunication.
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Markham cow statue to stay put, for now
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:35:27 +0200
Charity the cow isn’t going anywhere soon, and there’s confusion about where she will go when a decision is made on her future.
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Trudeau, Trump governments trade criticism as NAFTA talks falter
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:55:36 +0200
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday publicly blasted the Trump administration’s NAFTA approach for the first time, the clearest sign yet of the divide between the U.S. and Canada.
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Strike ends at Toronto’s Pearson airport
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:09:26 +0200
Striking ground crews accepted a tentative contract Sunday and will return to work Wednesday. The 700 workers walked off the job July 27.
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Feds to cut small business tax
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:38:19 +0200
Amid furor over tax changes, Liberals say they’ll finally keep campaign promise.
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Couple dreams of being reunited after 6 years apart
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0200
Together for 30 years, long-term care and bureaucracy have kept Jennifer Brown and Karl Froehr apart for six. Declining health and rising costs further add to the anguish of simply wanting to spend their last years together.
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Raptors taking another route up the mountain: Arthur
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:48:20 +0200
Winning in the regular season isn’t enough. The Raptors want to play for a championship.
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Critics question Toronto police push for more Tasers
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:17:54 +0200
“We don’t need Tasers. We need de-escalation,” Toronto lawyer argues during public meeting on greater deployment of devices among city’s officers.
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Liberals won’t act on proposals to aid news industry
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:53:32 +0200
Trudeau government recognizes "important role" of media in democracy, declines to act on a number of Heritage Committee recommendations.
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Ontario colleges preparing for a long strike
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:29:52 +0200
Around 12,000 instructors, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, are off the job, cancelling classes for hundreds of thousands.
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Leaside doctor who groped, kissed patient loses licence
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0200
Toronto physician William Beairsto was found to have stroked a patient’s buttocks, routinely hugged and kissed her and once said she would be a 'good lover.'
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Inside the government’s $200,000 budget artwork
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:14:04 +0200
Ottawa wanted the design and advertisements to be “friendly and positive” and targeted to “all Canadians, with a focus on families, seniors and businesses.”
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Weinstein Co. may be up for sale amid fallout from sex assault allegations
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:10:42 +0200
The company said Monday that it is getting an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and is in negotiations for a potential sale.
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Mississauga woman charged in immigration scam
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:29:53 +0200
Peel police say the scam targeted victims from the Middle East, particularly Afghanistan, who paid large sums of money to sponsor family members wishing to immigrate to Canada.
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Florida police discover arsenal of guns, note promising ‘bloody revenge’ in raid of Dunedin home
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:33:21 +0200
Officials said that investigators also found aerial images of two schools and a water treatment plant in nearby Tampa.
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Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon resigns over abuse allegations
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:49:03 +0200
“Shaken by the allegations against me, I want to dedicate all my time to review the matter. To all those who I may have offended in my life, I'm sincerely sorry,” wrote the man behind Montreal's famous comedy festival after several women came forward...
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U.S., South Korean troops begin naval drills amid North Korean threat
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:50:46 +0200
The South Korean and U.S. militaries regularly conduct joint exercises, often enraging North Korea, which views such training as an invasion rehearsal.
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Toronto woman using pseudonym ‘Dr. Kitty’ arrested after allegedly offering, botching unlicensed cosmetic surgery procedure
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:35:40 +0200
A woman allegedly developed an infection that required corrective surgery after undergoing a procedure by Jingyi “Kitty” Wang, 19, in a basement in the Bayview Ave. and Sheppard Ave. E. area.
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Quebec’s Bill 62 declares war on sunglasses: Hébert
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:02:08 +0200
And it shows just how far the Liberal government has to go to claim that it has, if not a public policy rationale, at least a legal footing for the just-adopted bill requiring Quebecers to uncover their faces to get or receive government services.
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Mother takes tech giants to court to get passwords for her dead son’s social media accounts
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:11:57 +0200
In a case legal experts are calling ‘unprecedented,’ Maureen Henry has secured a court order for Apple, Google and Facebook to release her 23-year-old son’s passwords and account information, after his body was found washed up on the shore of Lake...
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Ontario will have to hike taxes or cut spending to meet fiscal targets, watchdog warns
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:52:06 +0200
In a 63-page report to the Legislature released Thursday, the financial accountability office (FAO) warned that Ontario’s aging population will put a squeeze on provincial coffers.
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Sears Canada begins final liquidation sales
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:33:52 +0200
Sears Canada timed its liquidation sales to take advantage of the busy holiday shopping season.
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Ontario college faculty goes on strike after final offer rejected
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:48:00 +0200
More than 12,000 college employees will hit the picket lines on Monday after group representing college management rejected the union’s final offer.
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A month after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still working to get the power back on
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:13:04 +0200
Power is still out for the vast majority of people on the island as the work to restore thousands of miles of transmission and distribution lines grinds on.
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