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Danzig Street shooter sentenced as adult, gets life in prison

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:04:42 EST


The man convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in the Danzig Street shooting more than four years ago has been sentenced as an adult to life in prison.

'Nutrient density, flavour and crunch' of microgreens pack a punch against imported vegetables

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:50:20 EST


A local greenhouse facility growing microgreens — seedlings of traditional vegetables with four times the nutrients — helps pack a punch against imported vegetables by contributing to the local economy amid rising food prices.

15 pedestrians, 1 cyclist struck during rainy night, police say

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:11:12 EST


Fifteen pedestrians and one cyclist were struck between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday morning, a period marred by hours of heavy rain, according to Toronto police.

'Alarming' plan for condos on site of iconic Yorkville coffee house to be debated at city hall

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


City planners - and fans of Toronto's folk music heyday - are arguing against a condo developer's plan to erect a 30-storey tower on a designated heritage site in Yorkville.

TIFF announces lineup for Canada's Top 10 Film Festival

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:00:00 EST


The Toronto International Film Festival group has announced the lineup for the 2016 Canada's Top Ten Film Festival, an annual event aimed at celebrating and promoting homegrown filmmaking talent.

OHIP wouldn't cover surgery to save teen from blindness

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


Ontario's health insurance program wouldn't pay for an operation to save the sight of a teenage boy, even though the procedure is covered in other provinces.

Pot use nearly doubled since 1996, Ontario survey finds

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:25:48 EST


With Ottawa poised to legalize recreational marijuana next year, researchers are keeping a close eye on use of the so-called demon weed, which has been steadily trending upward over the last couple of decades.

Black Lives Matter, disabled, LGBT activists honoured at Toronto city hall

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


The City of Toronto recognized Tuesday the achievements of activists and individuals working to improve equality and human rights.

How teaching men about their feelings could curb violence against women

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 23:03:40 EST


As more than 50 men and women marked the anniversary of the l'Ecole Polytechnique massacre Tuesday night - others are trying to prevent the violent cycle from beginning by teaching teen boys about healthy relationships.

Threatened real estate industry fights court battle to keep sales data secret

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


The Toronto Real Estate Board has appealed the Competition Tribunal's ruling that the board must stop guarding coveted sales data. TREB says it's a privacy issue. Critics say TREB is refusing to modernize.

Is there a 'Trump effect' with Syrian refugees in Canada?

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:43:42 EST


As of Tuesday night, there are nearly 3,000 comments on a CBC Toronto article online detailing five Syrian refugees' first year in Canada. Some of those comments include: "Canada does not need more people" and "STOP LETTING THEM IN!"

'He paved the road for us': First black police officer in Toronto dies at 87

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:01:21 EST


Lawrence McLarty overcame discrimination as he rose from walking the beat on streets such as Bloor and College to being one of the initial members of Toronto’s first SWAT team.

Toronto neurosurgeon accused of murdering his wife was charged in 2005 with uttering death threats against her

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:28:33 EST


The Toronto doctor whose remains were found in a suitcase this weekend filed a peace bond in 2005 against husband Dr. Mohammed Shamji, who is now charged with first-degree murder.

Military funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen in Hamilton Wednesday

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:13:35 EST


A military funeral for the Canadian Forces pilot, Capt. Thomas McQueen killed in last Monday's fatal fighter jet crash near Cold Lake, Alta. is being held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Wednesday

Chris Spence guilty of professional misconduct after plagiarism scandal

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:13:28 EST


The Ontario College of Teachers has found Chris Spence, the former director of education at the Toronto District School Board, guilty of professional misconduct.