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Two health workers face fines for alleged breach of Rob Ford’s privacy

Two health care workers could be prosecuted over claims that they illegally went through the medical records of Toronto Councillor Rob Ford. Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish says he referred the duo to Ontario’s Attorney General; they’re accused of accessing the former mayor’s medical files without permission at the University Health Network in January. This is Read More

Search continues for York U student Amina Lawal

Friends and family of a York University student are hoping for her return after she went missing on her 19th birthday. Amina Lawal, a student at the Schulich School of Business, was reported missing over the weekend after she failed to return home from a group meeting on campus Friday night. Her mother Funmi Odusola Read More

York Region police present findings in shoplifting ring

York Regional Police say they have seized a million dollars in accessories and clothing after investigating an alleged shoplifting ring. The investigation was launched in October of last year, after police were alerted of possible thefts at Markville Mall in Markham. According to police, images of the suspects were obtained and police began to survey Read More

Toronto measles outbreak over, say health officials

Toronto Public Health says the measles outbreak in the city is now over, after 10 cases were confirmed over the last two months. The city’s health authority released a statement this afternoon, thanking residents for their cooperation. The outbreak was originally declared February 2, when four cases were confirmed – two of them involving children Read More

Ontario’s Fairness Commissioner Jean Augustine to step down

Jean Augustine will be stepping down tomorrow from the Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) after eight years of service. The Grenadian-born former MP was appointed as Ontario’s first Fairness Commissioner in 2007, and was tasked with ensuring transparency in issuing professional licenses. During her tenure, Augustine was known for making sweeping changes to regulatory Read More

Sunnybrook screens patient for Ebola after return from West Africa

The Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre says a person is being tested for Ebola after being admitted this afternoon. Officials say the patient woke up with fever and nausea this morning, and is being assessed in a negative pressure room. The patient had recently come here after a visit to West Africa. The current Ebola outbreak Read More

Mother of girls in Brampton police assault speaks out

The mother of two teen girls accused of assaulting a Peel police officer in Brampton has expressed her shock, after a viral video surfaced showing the incident. The two sisters, who have not been named to protect their identity, made brief court appearances Tuesday. The mother of the girls says that the two girls were Read More

U of T students hold walkout, while York strike gets heated

Undergraduate students at the University of Toronto staged a walkout this afternoon as a strike continues for another week. The students stood outside the president’s office, demanding an end to the strike and a partial tuition refund to make up for missed classes. Teaching assistants have been striking for nearly three weeks over contract issues, Read More

Kenyan activist to be honoured for education efforts

A Kenyan activist who used her education to give back will receive a special honour here in Toronto. Teriano Lesancha comes from the Maasai tribe in southern Kenya, and her father wanted to marry her off to an older man in her adolescent years. However, her mother convinced him to change his mind. Lesancha went Read More

Concrete falling from Gardiner raises infrastructure worries

Toronto Transportation crews are probing a case of concrete that fell from the Gardiner Expressway this morning. Police said on Twitter that the concrete may have come from the eastbound Gardiner and northbound DVP ramp, landing on Lake Shore Boulevard just before 9am. The slab of concrete was believed to have hit a guardrail, splitting Read More

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