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Annual carol concert brings in $44,067 for kids this Christmas
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:45:00 +0100
The Christmas Carol Concert, which marks its 40th anniversary next year, has been a long-time supporter of the Star’s Santa Claus Fund.
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After delays, cost overruns, and tragedy, a subway to Vaughan is complete
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:04:46 +0100
The $3.2-billion project extends the subway network outside of Toronto for the first time, but critics wonder if it's money well spent.
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‘Fetus’, ‘transgender’ and diversity — just a few of the words the U.S. Centers for Disease Control are forbidden from using
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:58:00 +0100
Policy analysts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have reportedly been told to avoid using words including “science-based,” “transgender” and “vulnerable,” when preparing documents for next year’s budget.
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A Virginia jury convicted a 19-year-old maid for stealing. Then they paid her fine
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:10:47 +0100
The jurors agreed that the teen, pregnant with her second child, had made a dumb mistake. But they also felt she was guilty — so they fined her the equivalent of one day’s wages, and then paid the $60 for her.
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Hunter Harrison, railway executive who led turnarounds at CP and CN, dies at 73
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:35:57 +0100
American railroad giant CSX announced the death of its current chief executive on Saturday, saying Harrison died in Wellington, Fla. Harrison, who engineered dramatic turnarounds at Canadian Pacific and Canadian National went on medical leave from CSX...
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His letters to a girlfriend were the undoing of Dellen Millard
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:12:49 +0100
It was a batch of letters from killer Millard to girlfriend Christina Noudga that proved the coup de grâce for the prosecutors in the trial into Laura Babcock’s murder, Rosie Dimanno writes.
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Rosie DiManno: His letters to a girlfriend were the undoing of Dellen Millard
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:12:49 +0100
It was a batch of letters from killer Millard to girlfriend Christina Noudga that proved the coup de grâce for the prosecutors in the trial into Laura Babcock’s murder, Rosie Dimanno writes.
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Man dead in collision on Hwy. 401 near Clarington
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:09:28 +0100
Jacob Knowlton, 38, of Trenton, Ont., was killed in a head-on crash early Saturday morning, police say.
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Murder-suicide is the working theory for police investigating death of billionaire and his wife
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:32:01 +0100
The bodies of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found in their North York mansion just before noon Friday.
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Police investigate possible murder-suicide in deaths of billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:32:01 +0100
In a statement Saturday, the Sherman family rejected the theory, calling for Toronto police “to conduct a thorough, intensive and objective criminal investigation.”
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Police investigating possible murder-suicide in deaths of billionaire and his wife
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:32:01 +0100
The bodies of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found in their North York mansion just before noon Friday.
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Employees purchase local newspaper in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to keep it from closing
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:29:15 +0100
Star News Publishing says it’s sold the Prince Albert Daily Herald to a group of employees led by publisher Donna Pfeil. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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6-year-old boy dies in hospital after Hwy. 403 crash near Mavis Rd.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:14:24 +0100
A pregnant woman and male driver were also taken to hospital in critical condition, but have stabilized. The crash happened on Hwy. 403 near Mavis Rd. Friday.
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Dellen Millard, Mark Smich found guilty of murder in Laura Babcock’s death
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:08:50 +0100
The two men were convicted last year of killing Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster, Ont., man who disappeared in May 2013 while trying to sell his pickup truck, and burning his body in Millard’s incinerator.
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Man shot dead inside TCHC building in St. Lawrence
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:41:55 +0100
Toronto police said screaming and yelling could be heard in the background of the 911 call. Homicide detectives are investigating.
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Man shot dead inside TCHC building in St. Lawrence area
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:41:55 +0100
Toronto police said screaming and yelling could be heard in the background of the 911 call. Homicide detectives are investigating.
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52 per cent of Americans think country worse off under Trump, poll finds
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:34:41 +0100
Just three in 10 Americans who answered the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research said the U.S. is heading in the right direction.
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Hydro One identifies four workers killed in helicopter crash in Tweed, Ont.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:18:44 +0100
The company said 39-year-old James Barager, 27-year-old Kyle Shorrock, and Jeff Howes and Darcy Jansen, both 26, were killed while working on a transmission tower
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Families, friends, loved ones mourn Hydro One workers killed in helicopter crash in Tweed, Ont.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:18:44 +0100
The company said 39-year-old James Barager, 27-year-old Kyle Shorrock, and Jeff Howes and Darcy Jansen, both 26, were killed while working on a transmission tower
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Army of 8,000 firefighters takes on still-growing California wildfire
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:43:59 +0100
The 11-day-old Thomas fire surging through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties had devoured some 1,000 square kilometres of brush and timber and burned more than 1,000 buildings, including well over 750 homes.
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Surging winds push massive California wildfire toward celebrity-packed Montecito
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:43:59 +0100
The 11-day-old Thomas fire surging through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties had devoured some 1,000 square kilometres of brush and timber and burned more than 1,000 buildings, including well over 750 homes.
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Fuelled by surging winds, massive California wildfire triggers new evacuations
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:43:59 +0100
The 11-day-old Thomas fire surging through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties had devoured some 1,000 square kilometres of brush and timber and burned more than 1,000 buildings, including well over 750 homes.
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Nigerian soldiers arrest more than 400 Boko Haram fighters, families
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:27:27 +0100
Among those arrested were 167 Boko Haram fighters, 67 women and 173 children. The women and children will be handed over to authorities of displacement camps after investigations, the military said. The military also said many insurgents were killed.
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Marijuana marketing expected to be more low-key than blunt
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Don’t expect to see cannabis culture puns or endorsements in advertising when pot is legalized in July.
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Held in maximum security without charge, she begged her husband to get her out. A week later, Teresa Gratton was dead
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Teresa Michelle Gratton, 50, a beloved wife and mother and a permanent resident of Canada, died Oct. 30 after she was found in medical distress inside a Milton jail. A month earlier, the Canada Border Services Agency had detained her, looking to deport...
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Pentagon allows transgender people to enlist in military, despite Trump’s opposition
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:51:04 +0100
The new guidelines mean the Pentagon can disqualify potential recruits with gender dysphoria, but such recruits are allowed in if a medical provider certifies they’ve been clinically stable in the preferred sex for 18 months.
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Army of 8,000 firefighters takes on still-growing California wildfire
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:43:59 +0100
The 11-day-old Thomas fire surging through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties had devoured some 1,000 square kilometres of brush and timber and burned more than 1,000 buildings, including well over 750 homes.
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The world is ‘one impulsive tantrum away’ from destruction, anti-nuclear leader warns in Nobel acceptance speech
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:46:32 +0100
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), did not clarify when later asked if she was referring to U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Nigerian soldiers arrest more than 400 Boko Haram fighters, families
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:27:27 +0100
Among those arrested were 167 Boko Haram fighters, 67 women and 173 children. The women and children will be handed over to authorities of displacement camps after investigations, the military said. The military also said many insurgents were killed.
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Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro threatens to ban opposition parties from future elections
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:20:03 +0100
Venezuela’s ruling socialists romped to victory in mayoral elections, as the country struggles with triple-digit inflation, shortages of food and medicine, and charges that Maduro’s government has undermined democracy.
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Ontario’s fiscal watchdog doubts books are balanced
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:47:38 +0100
The Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) said Monday that there will be a $4 billion deficit in 2017-18 even though the Liberals maintain the books are in the black.
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Overcrowded Ontario hospitals ‘on the brink,’ province warned
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Occupancy at some Ontario hospitals has been as high as 140 per cent this year, according to the Ontario Hospital Association.
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Toronto greets its first significant snowfall of the season
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:59:55 +0100
The city is expected to receive 5-10 centimetres of snow tonight, and Environment Canada is warning drivers to watch out for slippery roads.
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Women who accused Trump of sexual assault say his election was ‘heartbreaking’
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:26:47 +0100
Samantha Holvey, a former Miss USA contestant who said Trump inappropriately inspected pageant participants, appeared on the Megyn Kelly Today show with Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks.
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‘This is the best sports city in the world; this is the best city in the world’: TFC celebrates MLS Cup win
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:20:41 +0100
Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley paid tribute to the fans during the team's rally at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday morning to celebrate the club's first championship.
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Device explodes on NYC subway platform, 1 arrested: police
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:10:35 +0100
Some passengers have been evacuated as a precaution.
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Toronto to celebrate MLS Cup victory Monday with parade
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:52:17 +0100
Open-air double-decker buses carrying Toronto's soccer champions and the MLS Cup will depart Maple Leaf Square at 11:45 a.m.
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One man in serious condition after shooting in Scarborough
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:22:53 +0100
The man was located on hospital property.
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Toronto FC to hold victory parade following MLS Cup championship
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:20:41 +0100
The victory parade is scheduled to start outside the Air Canada Centre around noon and wrap up with a fan rally at Nathan Phillips Square.
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LIVE: Toronto FC bring MLS Cup championship win celebration to Nathan Phillips Square after parade downtown
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:20:41 +0100
The victory parade started outside the Air Canada Centre, and the team is now celebrating with a fan rally at Nathan Phillips Square.
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‘This is the best sports city in the world; this is the best city in the world’: TFC celebrates MLS Cup win with rally
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:20:41 +0100
Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley paid tribute to the fans during the team's rally at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday morning to celebrate the club's first championship.
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Fatal collision closes westbound lanes on Highway 401 at Martin Grove Rd.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:45:47 +0100
A collision occurred around 5:20 a.m. Monday between a truck and a car, killing one and closing all lanes.
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Class action suit launched against Ontario over alleged abuse in ‘training schools’
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:37:10 +0100
The schools were residential institutions operated by the province to house children between the ages of 8 and 16 who were deemed by the courts to be “incorrigible” or difficult to control. A Star investigation found that the province secretly settled...
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The ‘zombie law’ may be coming to Ontario. Can you guess how many pedestrians we saw on cell phones at one Toronto intersection in 10 minutes?
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:44:47 +0100
The “Phones Down, Heads Up Act” has passed its first reading. Under the proposed bill, pedestrians could face fines of $50 for a first offence.
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‘I stood up for the TTC’: Andy Byford reflects on his tenure, navigating messy politics and late-night calls from Rob Ford
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
The outgoing head of the TTC gets candid in farewell talks before taking the helm of New York City’s transit agency. He steps down Dec. 22.
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Man shot dead inside TCHC building in St. Lawrence
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:41:55 +0100
Toronto police said screaming and yelling could be heard in the background of the 911 call. Homicide detectives are investigating.
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Republicans accuse Justice Department of bias after release of FBI officials’ text messages
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:34:49 +0100
FBI officials’ text messages were released Tuesday describing the possibility of a presidential victory by Donald Trump as “terrifying” and saying that Hillary Clinton “just has to win.”
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Toronto woman deemed fit to stand trial for allegedly enslaving a homeless man
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:29:32 +0100
A judge has set a trial date for Maria Willett.
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The Premier is suing Patrick Brown for $100K in libel action
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:13:07 +0100
Premier Kathleen Wynne is suing Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown for libel and seeking $100,000 in damages from her main political rival.
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A serial killer’s chilling message: There are more victims
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:31:05 +0100
With six words penned to his local newspaper, Todd Kohlhepp gave voice to the fears anyone else worried that a missing loved one had become a victim of South Carolina’s infamous murderer.
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