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Man charged in Vaughan crash that killed grandfather, three kids

A man is facing charges after a collision in Vaughan left a man and his three grandchildren dead. The crash occurred Sunday afternoon at Kirby Road and Kipling Avenue, when a van with the family was T-boned by another vehicle. The grandfather and one of the children died shortly after the incident, while the two Read More

TCHC introduces new program to quicken housing repairs

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has announced a new effort to speed up repairs at housing units in three neighbourhoods. The pilot project is called “ReSet”, and will see multiple capital repairs in each building bundled together to be treated as one single project. Greg Spearn, head of the TCHC, says residents will be Read More

17-year-old charged in North York school stabbing

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after turning himself in to police, in connection with a school stabbing in North York on Wednesday. The victim, a teen student, was stabbed several times in the chest in front of George S. Henry Academy in the Don Mills and York Mills area. The suspect Read More

Blacks more likely to be carded in Peel Region, says Toronto Star data

New data from the Toronto Star is sure to add to the police carding debate, this time with a focus on Peel Region. The data, collected by the Star between 2009 and 2014, found that black people in Mississauga and Brampton are three times more likely to be stopped by police than white people. The Read More

Black Torontonians hold welcome ceremony for Police Chief Saunders

A number of community leaders and other members of the black community have paid tribute to Toronto’s Police Chief Mark Saunders. The event, held last night by the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA), was to recognize the achievements of the city’s first black police chief. In showing his appreciation, Chief Saunders says the force is trying Read More

Man charged with murder of mother in Oakville home

The son of an Oakville woman found dead in her home last night has been charged with murder. 62-year-old Judith Wilson was pronounced dead after police were called to the home on Sheldon Avenue, near the QEW and Third Line, at around 8:30 pm. Police say Wilson’s son called them to the home before his Read More

Toronto Public Works puts off private garbage decision until 2016

Toronto’s Public Works Committee has decided to defer a debate on private garbage collection until next year. Public Works Committee chair Jaye Robinson cited labour talks for the halt in discussion. Councillor Robinson and Mayor John Tory were concerned about a staff report last week that warned against privatized waste collection east of Yonge Street. Read More

Third suspect in Central Tech stabbing surrenders to police

A third suspect in the Central Technical School stabbing on the first day of school has been arrested. The 16-year-old boy reportedly surrendered to police on Sunday night, after two other suspects turned themselves in last Wednesday. All three suspects face a string of weapons and assault charges in connection with the stabbing of a Read More

Police seek second suspect in Jane/Eglinton park stabbing

Toronto Police have released information about a second suspect being sought in a fatal stabbing in a park earlier this month. 20-year-old Tommy Ngo is wanted for second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 23-year old Russell Sahadeo on September 6 after midnight at Noble Park, in the Jane and Eglinton area. In a press Read More

60-year-old man in court after east end police chase ending in gunfire

A 60-year-old man made a court appearance today after being charged in a dramatic takedown yesterday that ended in gunfire in the Distillery District. Police were chasing a stolen vehicle at Bond and Shuter Streets yesterday around noon. The car was eventually surrounded at Mill and Parliament Streets, where police fired shots at the car’s Read More

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