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Child reported missing as car submerged in Grand River west of Grand Valley

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:46:45 EST


Dufferin OPP are combing the banks of the Grand River west of Grand Valley, near Orangeville, after a car left the roadway overnight Wednesday. There are reports of a child missing from the vehicle but CBC News has not been able to verify that information.

How fraudsters tricked an international student in Toronto into her own fake kidnapping

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST


In an exclusive interview with CBC Toronto, the father of a Chinese student in Toronto recounts the horror of being at the centre of a missing person investigation and a scam aimed at extorting money from the families of young, vulnerable international students.

'He simply vanished': Why one woman believes her brother is one of Bruce McArthur's alleged victims

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 EST


Jon Riley went missing in May of 2013. His sister, Judi, believes he's a victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

Brantford declares state of emergency, calls for 'immediate' evacuation after flooding

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:13:10 EST


The city of Brantford has declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning after parts of the city were evacuated due to flooding.

Teen boy suffers serious injuries in stabbing at Pickering GO station

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:49:18 EST


A teen boy has been rushed to hospital with "very serious" injuries in a stabbing at the Pickering GO station early Wednesday, Durham Regional Police say.

Court to hear appeal of stayed charges against 2 jail workers in connection with inmate's death

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST


Crown prosecutors will argue before the Court of Appeal Wednesday that "several clear legal errors" by a lower court judge led to incorrectly stayed charges against two correctional officers in connection with the death of an inmate at a London, Ont., jail in 2013.

200 Toronto students head to Parliament Hill as part of Black History Month

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:03:22 EST


Some 200 children from five Toronto schools boarded a train at Union station Wednesday morning for Ottawa, where they will tour Parliament Hill as part of Black History Month.

Toronto opens new safe injection site at Fred Victor Centre

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 EST


Toronto will open a new safe injection site at Fred Victor Centre on Wednesday after recently receiving federal approval.

Toronto District School Board seeking new Indigenous trustees

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 EST


The Toronto District School Board is looking to add Indigenous representation to its leadership with the creation of two new trustee positions. But while the board has the power to create one of the positions, the second may require changes to Ontario’s education act.

Patrick Brown accused of 'dirty and crooked politics' as Ontario MPP calls for investigation

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:57:51 EST


Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Randy Hillier is calling for a "significant" investigation into Patrick Brown's personal finances over allegations the former Tory leader engaged in "dirty and crooked politics" that breached the province's ethics rules.

4 people charged in connection with fatal hit and run in Mississauga

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:30:22 EST


Four people have been charged in connection with a fatal hit and run in Mississauga that left a 61-year-old woman dead last week.

Pacific Mall tackles counterfeit, pirated goods sales after U.S. government report

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:25:00 EST


A Toronto-area mall's management says they're taking measures to stop imitation goods from being sold there after a U.S. government report claimed it was among the world's most notorious sources of such products.

Go have a burger on King Street - city hall's covering the bill

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:38:41 EST


The city is buying dinner — just to get you to go to King Street.

Juror diagnosed with PTSD launches $100K lawsuit against 2 governments

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:19:23 EST


A Toronto man diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving on a jury for a murder trial is suing the Ontario and federal governments for $100,000 in compensation.

Advocates gather in downtown Toronto to demand decriminalization of drugs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:05:55 EST


Advocates gathered on a busy downtown corner in Toronto on Tuesday to demand that the federal government decriminalize the use of illicit drugs immediately.

Watchdog to probe complaint against Hanover police chief, constable over Adam Brunt's drowning death

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:07:41 EST


An independent police watchdog says it will investigate a complaint against a police chief and a constable in Hanover, Ont., following the drowning death of firefighting student in 2015 during a private training exercise on the Saugeen River.

'I wouldn't trade it for anything,' says longtime member of historic curling club set to be torn down

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:18:51 EST


The curling facility at a Toronto golf club will be torn down after six decades of use to make way for a Metrolinx expansion project.

Head of Bruce McArthur investigation hints at evidence that led to arrest of alleged serial killer

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:28:27 EST


The Toronto police officer at the helm of the investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur says if one of the victims had been reported missing even a week later than he was, McArthur might still be free.

Vic Fedeli refuses to comment on Patrick Brown, saying he 'must remain neutral' in PC leadership race

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:06:46 EST


Despite booting former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown from caucus just days ago, interim leader Vic Fedeli refused to comment on controversies enveloping Brown on Tuesday, saying he "must remain neutral" in the party's ongoing leadership contest.

Ontario Liberals introduce bill to retaliate against Buy American provisions

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:52:50 EST


Ontario's governing Liberals have introduced a bill to retaliate against any state that adopts Buy American provisions as the provincial legislature resumes sitting for the final session before a spring election.