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Fundraising swim race in Lake Ontario ends with search-and-rescue for missing swimmer
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:17:57 +0200
A 20 km swim race across the Great Lake on Sunday turned into a search-and-rescue mission after a string of events went sour, including choppy waters and malfunctioning watercraft. The coast guard was later called for a missing swimmer.
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Toronto shuts down short-term rentals on Dundas St. over safety fears
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:30:00 +0200
Fire officials took the rare step of closing three buildings on Dundas St. W. worried that the properties pose a hazard to tenants.
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Police say woman found dead in Jane and Finch park died by ‘a very violent act’
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:38:21 +0200
Homicide detectives said Virgil Jack, 31, of Toronto was stabbed multiple times. She was found in Derrydowns Park on Saturday.
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Former Hells Angels’ enforcer survives Sherway Gardens murder bid
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:04:03 +0200
Paris Christoforou was sentenced to nine years in prison for a botched 2004 gangland murder attempt that paralyzed innocent bystander Louise Russo.
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Cubs get to Osuna in 10th to complete sweep of Jays
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:32:40 +0200
Two Cubs reach base after striking out in fateful inning.
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Air Force plans Toronto fly-by to celebrate new colours
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:26:24 +0200
Symbols of ‘pride, honour and devotion,’ colours will be presented to the RCAF on Sept.1, which is to be declared Royal Canadian Air Force Day.
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NAFTA countries agree to pursue ‘rapid pace’ for renegotiations
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:12:01 +0200
The commitment came in a joint statement to mark the end of the first round of talks in Washington, where more than two dozen topics were discussed behind closed doors
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Nearly 500 dead, 600 remain missing in Sierra Leone mudslides
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:39:15 +0200
Large-scale-burials have taken place all week in the West African nation, as rescue officials warn that the chances of finding survivors decrease each day.
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Comedian, director Jerry Lewis dead at 91
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:28:07 +0200
Lewis’s publicist says he died Sunday morning of natural causes with his family by his side.
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Don Cherry leads ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ singalong at Wrigley Field
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:51:34 +0200
The hockey commentator belted out the classic baseball song Saturday from a microphone in the Chicago stadium’s broadcast booth.
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Health Canada approves immediate opening of a safe injection site in Toronto
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:33:21 +0200
But according to one of the founders of an unsanctioned pop-up site at Moss Park it’s not enough to deal with the ongoing opioid crisis.
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Trudeau urges trust in government as anti-immigrant protests take place in Quebec
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:40:48 +0200
The prime minister, who took aim at the ‘racist’ demonstrations, says Canadians should maintain confidence in the country’s immigration system.
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Rally in Quebec turns violent when counterprotesters take aim at police
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:40:48 +0200
The prime minister, who took aim at the ‘racist’ demonstrations, says Canadians should maintain confidence in the country’s immigration system.
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Debate heats up over minimum wage hike in Ontario
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0200
Debate more heated over Ontario’s minimum wage with changes just around the corner
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Inside the Canadian government’s ‘nerve centre,’ tasked with anticipating Trump-related infernos
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0200
Officials say 8 staff members make up a team in the Prime Minister’s Office who prepare a rapid-fire response to White House-related challenges, including any possible threats to NAFTA.
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Man's body found near College and Bathurst Sts.
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:40:04 +0200
Police investigation underway and few details have been released but the death is considered suspicious.
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Homicide unit investigate after man's body found near College and Bathurst Sts.
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:40:04 +0200
A police investigation is underway and few details have been released, including the identity of the victim and description of a suspect.
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Series of mishaps keeps orphaned Dominican girl from joining adoptive parents in Canada
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0200
An untimely earthquake, along with changes to adoption and citizenship laws in Haiti, has made Widlene Earle stateless in the Dominican Republic, where a Canadian couple is caring for her.
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Meet the Torontonian who literally helped tear down Berlin Wall
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0200
When John Vyge arrived at the Berlin Wall in the fall of 1989, he didn’t know he’d end up enshrined in it history.
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How honey badger Bannon ate Trump for lunch: Mallick
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0200
Bannon has been called “a human hand grenade,” and that was what Trump liked about him, initially.
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Wreck of warship USS Indianapolis found deep in Pacific after 72 years
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:17:38 +0200
The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the U.S. Navy’s single worst loss at sea. The fate of its crew — nearly 900 were killed, many by sharks, and just 316 survived
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Arbitration gives Toronto firefighters a new collective agreement
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:35:20 +0200
Base salary for a first class firefighter will now be $97,910 per year, about $8,000 per year more than under the previous deal.
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Former Breeders' Stakes champ finding the stable life at last
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:39:00 +0200
Laurie Gulas thought her historic 1999 win was the ride of her life. But from painkillers to prison, the ride was only beginning.
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Millions expected to watch solar eclipse
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:32:34 +0200
First total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years expected to cast shadow over 112-kilometre-wide cross-section of North America.
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Trudeau condemns ‘cowardly’ Burkina Faso attack that killed 2 Canadians
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:40:44 +0200
The terrorist attack in a popular restaurant in Burkina Faso killed 18 people, including two Canadians.
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Probe into ‘Proud Boys’ incident at Halifax Indigenous ceremony has concluded, military official says
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:35:22 +0200
The investigation has concluded and the results into the Canada Day incident in Halifax, involving a group of military members identified as “Proud Boys,” are “being reviewed by the chain of command," official said.
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Mother of Charlottesville car crash victim speaks out: ‘I’m going to make her death worth something’
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:00:00 +0200
Susan Bro described her daughter, Heather Heyer, as a courageous, stubborn, and principled woman who was a firm believer in justice and equality, who died Saturday for those beliefs.
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Pearson airport suffers another close call on a runway
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:57:58 +0200
Safety officials are assessing yet another runway incursion at Pearson, similar to a rash of incidents which has already spurred a review of operations at the busy airport.
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NAFTA negotiations to get underway as U.S. officials meet in Washington
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:55:17 +0200
American officials will hold talks on Wednesday, beginning with the tabling of texts that will form the backbone of a future agreement.
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Kim Jong Un stands down on threat to Guam, state media reports
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:22:22 +0200
The North Korean statement said Kim Jong Un could change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions.”
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Phil Kessel proves you can be a Stanley Cup champion and eat hot dogs
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:15:07 +0200
The two-time Stanley Cup winner, who once was a Maple Leaf, spent his day with the Cup enjoying the finer things in life.
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Nova Scotia ‘one of the worst places’ in Canada to get an abortion, advocates say
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:02:50 +0200
The province is the only one in Canada that requires women to obtain a referral from a doctor for a surgical abortion.
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Canada’s NAFTA demands unlikely to be considered, U.S. trade vets say
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:59:41 +0200
The Canadian government has released priorities for the talks which begin Wednesday.
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Doctors propose plan to reveal top OHIP billers
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0200
Proponents of the plan say doctors are likely to lose a court battle against the Star and the Ontario privacy commissioner to keep the names secret.
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Protesters topple Confederate statue at anti-racism rally in Durham, North Carolina
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:13:00 +0200
Activists in Durham brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument that was dedicated in 1924.
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Toronto police ask for help in identifying woman pulled from Lake Ontario
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:48:22 +0200
Police said the woman is described as white, between the ages of 55 to 70 years old with short grey hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a red tank top and navy blue pants.
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GoDaddy boots neo-Nazi site after article mocks Charlottesville victim
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:56:28 +0200
GoDaddy spokesperson said the move was prompted by a post on the site about Heather Heyer, who was killed Saturday when a man plowed his car into a group of demonstrators in Charlottesville.
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Judge blasts Toronto cop’s ‘false testimony’ in drug case
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:31:07 +0200
Const. Bradley Trenouth ‘falsely attributed’ a large piece of crack to a Toronto man, a judge ruled.
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Millions expected to watch solar eclipse
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:32:34 +0200
First total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years expected to cast shadow over 112-kilometre-wide cross-section of North America.
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How best to spend $50 at the CNE
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:15:00 +0200
We sent two reporters to the Ex and challenged them to have as much fun as they can on that budget.
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Track switch problem leaves two UPX trains stranded
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:05:58 +0200
Metrolinx said a switch between Pearson airport and Weston station failed at around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.
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Like it or not, Facebook owns you: Mallick
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:35:12 +0200
Why do people paste themselves into this structure that spies on them, pesters them and distorts their vision of the way we live, Heather Mallick asks.
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Wading in the (not so) waning days of summer: Micallef
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0200
A Toronto beach is a remarkable border between the urban landscape and wilderness, Shawn Micallef writes, but people are always too quick to declare summer over and miss out on swimming pleasures.
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Edmonton boy thwarts alleged abduction of 5-year-old sister, police say
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:02:46 +0200
Police say her brother went to get help from family members who chased the man and found the girl unharmed a block away.
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Swiss hotel sparks anger for pool sign that was directed only to Jewish guests
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:12:24 +0200
The sign at the small Alpine hotel asked “Jewish Guests” to take a shower before swimming in the hotel pool.
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Tech firm fights U.S. government’s order for data on Inauguration Day protesters
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:47:47 +0200
The U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C. is demanding more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to DisruptJ20.org, which was set up to co-ordinate protests on Inauguration Day.
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Canadian killed in Burkina Faso attack remembered as ‘passionate’ teacher
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:28:56 +0200
Tammy Jane Mackay Chen “made sure everyone felt included and welcome” at Toronto school, says former student.
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American WWII vet returns dead Japanese soldier’s flag 73 years after taking it
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:04:04 +0200
The 93-year-old veteran provided a sense of closure for the family of the Japanese solider, who had never gotten his body or — until that moment — anything else of his.
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Peel teachers urging province to deal with hot classrooms
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:39:18 +0200
Last September was ‘absolutely brutal,’ teacher says in asking union to lobby government for air conditioning funding.
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