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TTC to get 10-cent fare hike, allow kids under 12 to ride free


TDSB accepts recommendations from Education Ministry report

Pearson Airport security seize 17kg of heroin from Pakistan flight

Officials of the Canada Border Services Agency say they have seized 17 kilograms of heroin at Pearson Airport, an amount they’re calling significant. The CBSA says the discovery was made on January 16 during a routine inspection for a flight that came in from Pakistan. A backpack from the flight was found to be unusually Read More

Jennifer Pan sentenced to life for murder of mother, attempted murder of father

Jennifer Pan has been sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years in the murder of her mother and attempted murder of her father in a staged home invasion. Last month, 28-year-old Pan was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the 2010 incident at the parents’ home in Markham. Read More

TTC unveils third annual customer charter

The TTC has unveiled its customer charter for 2015, which contains 38 points that the transit agency says will benefit commuters. Among the promises included is a plan to extend Wi-Fi service to part of Line 1 from St. George to Bloor-Yonge by the end of March. The TTC is also bringing in new staff Read More

Murder charges dropped against Danzig shooting suspect

Two murder charges against the man accused in an east-end shooting three years ago have been withdrawn. 21-year-old Shaquan Mesquito was charged with one count of attempted murder, reckless discharge of a firearm and 23 counts of aggravated assault after the 2012 shooting. However, video evidence showed he was nowhere near the scene of the Read More

Doubts raised over Mayor Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan

Today was Toronto City Council’s first executive meeting of 2015, and Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack was on top of the agenda. A key part of Mayor Tory’s platform during his 2014 election campaign, SmartTrack calls for 53 kilometres of surface rail lines to be used across existing GO Transit corridors. Tory vowed to have SmartTrack Read More

Ex-fugitive labelled as terrorist by Ottawa returns from US

After a decades-long legal fight in the US, a Black man who lived as a fugitive is now back on Canadian soil. 65-year-old Douglas Gary Freeman returned to his family in Mississauga last night, over a year after a court ruling found he was unfairly labelled a terrorist. This is Freeman’s first time in Canada Read More

Man charged in Brampton collision following break-and-enter

A male suspect in a break-and-enter case has been taken into police custody following a four-car collision in Brampton. Peel Police were called to Queen Street and Airport Road after 6am this morning, when they were told of a robbery at a restaurant. They were pursuing the suspect, who allegedly fled the scene in his Read More

Alok Mukherjee reappointed as police board chair

Dr. Alok Mukherjee has been re-elected as chair of the Toronto Police Services Board in a meeting this afternoon. Six of the seven board members voted him in, including Mayor John Tory. Mukherjee says he wants to continue serving the public interest, and did not seem too worried about his critics, such as Toronto Police Read More

Toronto man arrested on child exploitation charges

A Toronto man faces 12 charges in connection with an online child exploitation case. Police say an investigation was carried out in October when the man was allegedly using social media to chat with others about sexual contact with children. It’s believed that he used separate identities and even paid money to gain access to Read More

TDSB accepts recommendations from Education Ministry report

The Toronto District School Board has agreed to implement recommendations from Queen’s Park, following a report critical of the board’s management. In a closed-door meeting last night, trustees voted to accept the 13 recommendations laid out by Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals. The demands included the closure of trustees’ offices and a salary cut for Read More

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