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Auditor General blasts Kathleen Wynne's 'Fair Hydro Plan'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:46:12 EDT

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The Wynne government is not properly accounting for the $26 billion in debt it's taking on to cut the price of hydro, Ontario's auditor general said in a critical report released Tuesday.




Too early to talk about tuition refunds, says Ontario college official as strike enters 2nd day

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:22:59 EDT

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More than 60,000 Ontario college students have signed an online petition demanding their money back because of a strike by faculty members but a Toronto official says it's too early to talk about tuition refunds.




Westbound Highway 401 lanes closed near Milton after multi-vehicle collision

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:00:18 EDT

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All westbound lanes of Highway 401 at Guelph Line have been closed after a multi-vehicle collision, according to Ontario Provincial Police.




TTC head hoping King Street pilot will cut commute time, boost ridership

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:00:14 EDT

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The King Street pilot project is set to dramatically change how the busy downtown roadway works, and the city will be keeping a close eye on the affects.




Ontario bill seeks to ban mandatory high heels as part of uniforms

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:05:37 EDT

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An Ontario Liberal is introducing a bill today that would ban employers in the province from requiring women to wear high heels at work.




Traffic backlogged on Queen West as intersection at McCaul closed for streetcar track work

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:17:57 EDT

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Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are experiencing delays downtown now that the intersection of Queen Street West and McCaul Street is closed as crews replace streetcar tracks.




'He was just starting his life': Friends gather to remember Maxwell Chavez, fatally stabbed in Mississauga

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Friends of an Etobicoke teen killed in a double stabbing this weekend gathered to remember a young man they say loved life, never complained and always had a kind word to say to anyone he met.




City may spend $20M more on settling rising number of refugees in local hotels

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:19:49 EDT

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The number of refugees coming to Toronto keeps rising — and city staff say they need to spend another $20 million to keep a roof over their heads.




'People turned into charcoal': Somali-Canadians recount horror of Mogadishu attack

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:12:02 EDT

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Harrowing stories are emerging of Canadians and their friends on the ground in Mogadishu, following Saturday's bombing attack that killed at least 300 people.




Torontonians add their tweets to #MeToo, raising thorny issues concerning workplace sexual harassment

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:02:10 EDT

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As Torontonians share stories about sexual harassment and assault through the hashtag #MeToo, a survey finds that employers can do more to encourage workers to speak up.




Freed hostage Joshua Boyle on why he went to Afghanistan and what his kidnappers wanted

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:22:45 EDT

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In an interview with CBC News, Joshua Boyle describes his kidnappers’ apparent motives, the conditions of his confinement with his family and the final moments of their rescue on Wednesday, five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan by a Taliban-linked militant group.




Mississauga man who pled guilty in NYC terror plot seeks help from Omar Khadr's lawyer

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:35:33 EDT

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Court records for the case of a 19-year-old Canadian man who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges were unsealed after he asked a judge, in a handwritten letter, to fire his lawyer and appoint the former counsel for Omar Khadr.




Loblaw lays off 500 staff from office locations across Canada

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:33:49 EDT

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Loblaw Companies Ltd. has begun laying off 500 people from offices across the country, even as the company says it plans to add jobs later this year.




Why Ontario college faculty members are on strike

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:06:59 EDT

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Thousands of faculty members with Ontario colleges are on picket lines Monday and hundreds of thousands of students are without classes after bargaining teams for the union and the colleges failed to reach an agreement over the weekend.




Mentally ill patient died while strapped to bed in locked hospital room, inquest hears

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:38:44 EDT

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A Toronto man who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia was restrained and put inside a locked room before his death inside St. Joseph's Health Centre, a jury heard at a coroner's inquest into his death.




$13M worth of drug '100 times more potent' than Fentanyl found in Pickering basement

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:01:54 EDT

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An Oshawa man - previously arrested on more than 330 firearms charges - is now facing an additional drug charge after police found 42 kilograms of Carfentanyl at a Pickering residence in late September.




Paw in hand, Smiley the blind therapy dog says his final goodbye

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:11:02 EDT

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Smiley, the blind therapy dog whose tragedy-to-triumph story caught global attention, said a final goodbye on Saturday.




Peel police recover stolen Blue Jays rings decades later

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:54:28 EDT

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Two authentic Blue Jays rings stolen from a Mississauga residence decades ago were found and returned to their owners last Wednesday, Peel police say.




Dogged by 'socially divisive' issues, Patrick Brown tries to hone his message

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:50:49 EDT

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Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown sought to clarify his policy positions Monday after political opponents criticized the party's list of 139 ideas for its election platform — released last week — as vague and lacking substance.