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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has defended his actions in one of the videos released of him.

Officials at Toronto’s Pearson Airport say they have seized over 40 kilograms of suspected cocaine concealed in eight suitcases

One man arrested for York University shooting

Durham police find shoe said to belong to missing Whitby teacher

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills three, hospitalizes two in Brampton home
Police officer charged with second-degree murder is back at work

The Toronto police officer facing a murder charge after the death of teen last summer will be returning to work. Constable James Forcillo was given an administrative position with Crime Stoppers after being suspended with pay for seven months. Forcillo is still waiting on an Ontario court case into the shooting death of 18 year Read More

GTA gas prices hit record levels

Drivers in the GTA are feeling pain in their pockets as the latest gas prices have reached their highest levels in three years. Prices shot up by 1.1 cents throughout the night to reach an average of $1.40 per litre at most gas stations in the area. This is a record that hasn’t been seen Read More

Executive committee votes against 13 percent pay hike

Toronto’s executive committee has rejected a proposal that could have brought a pay hike to members of city council, including the mayor. The option was to raise the rate by 12.9 percent for councillors, and 12.7 percent for the mayor. Instead, they chose to adjust salaries to the rate of inflation, leading to an increase Read More

4 firefighters injured in Mississauga industrial blaze

Four firefighters have been injured after a fire tore through an industrial building in Mississauga this morning. The blaze was discovered at around 5am at a facility for imported goods on Thamesgate Drive at Airport Road. Mississauga’s deputy fire chief Greg Laing explains that a wall of the building had exploded, and three firefighters were Read More

Man convicted of Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse pleads guilty to 100 new charges

The man convicted in a decades-old child sex abuse case has pleaded guilty to 100 new charges in a Toronto courtroom. Gordon Stuckless faces charges that include indecent assault, sexual assault and gross indecency, and involves 18 victims. The lawyer for Stuckless says authorities will ensure that he does not re-offend, but many assault survivors Read More

Preliminary hearing held for Yatim shooting suspect

A preliminary hearing was held today for the police officer accused of killing 18 year old Sammy Yatim inside an empty streetcar last summer. Constable James Forcillo could be on trial for second-degree murder if the two-week hearing finds enough evidence against him. The evidence cannot be revealed to the public due to a publication Read More

Ombudsman unveils scathing report on TCHC hiring practices

Toronto’s ombudsman Fiona Crean has released a report that is damning to the management at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. The report comes from Crean’s investigation into the two-year reign of the housing agency’s CEO Gene Jones. The report alleged that TCHC senior executives, including Jones had abused hiring and promotion policies on a consistent Read More

City of Toronto should run Downsview Park, says Councillor Maria Augimeri

Toronto city councillor Maria Augimeri has addressed concerns about the federal government’s control of Downsview Park. The Ward 9 councillor accuses Ottawa of hatching a secret plot to sell the parkland to private interests. Augimeri claims to have received a leaked memo suggesting that land would be sold off to build residential properties. The plans Read More

Ex-boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter dies at 76, remembered as leader for justice

World class boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the man who was wrongfully convicted and was a symbol of racial injustice, died in his Toronto home yesterday after a battle with prostate cancer; he was 76. The boxer became an international symbol of racial injustice and an advocate for the rights of the unjustly incarcerated. Carter and Read More

Bloor West fire hall closed, engines decommissioned due to budget cuts

A vote on budget cuts by Toronto city council has led to the downsizing of local fire services. Station 424 in Bloor West Village has closed its doors for good this morning, and one fire truck at the station has been decommissioned. 84 firefighters will now be forced to move elsewhere in the city. Local Read More

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