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Not all police following new carding policy, says survey

The carding policy revised by Toronto’s police board is being violated by some officers, according to a new report in the Toronto Star. A survey was conducted by LogicalOutcomes, a consulting group hired by the board; they found that a majority of officers in the Jane & Finch neighbourhood are ignoring the new rules. Neil Read More

Police in Vaughan struggle to figure out woman’s identity

York Regional Police are trying to identify an unknown female found wandering around a Vaughan plaza. She was first seen on September 8 near Highway 400 and Rutherford Road. Police were concerned for her safety, as she appeared confused when she was approached. She has since been admitted to hospital. Investigators in the case are Read More

Ailing Rob Ford pulls out of mayoral race, brother Doug runs for mayor

There’s been a major shakeup in the Toronto mayoral race. Mayor Rob Ford has officially withdrawn his candidacy for mayor, instead running for councillor in Ward 2, Etobicoke North. His director of communications signed the withdrawal papers this afternoon, as the mayor remains in hospital for serious health complications. At the same time, Councillor Doug Read More

Victim of fatal Monday shooting identified

Toronto police have identified a man who was killed in the city’s 32nd homicide of the year. On Monday, 21-year-old Joseph Okoro was found without vital signs before 6:30 pm in the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue area. He was soon rushed to hospital, where he died from multiple chest wounds. A post-mortem has linked Read More

Two TTC workers accused of misusing resources to build home in Jamaica

Two former TTC employees accused of misusing company materials had taken the matter to court in two separate lawsuits. The issue follows a TTC investigation into five current and former workers charged with fraud, theft and conspiracy. Two of those workers, Brian Greene and David Hewitt, were working as foremen when they were accused of Read More

Mayor Rob Ford hospitalized for tumour

Last night, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was hospitalized for a tumour in his abdomen, which has led to speculation about the future of his election campaign. The tumour was discovered by doctors at the Humber River Hospital, after the mayor had complained of constant abdominal pain. Councillor Doug Ford did not comment on his brother’s Read More

Halton police warning of US fugitive spotted in Oakville

Halton Regional Police are on the lookout for an escaped American convict that may be hiding in Oakville. 32-year-old Anthony Maiorano of Savannah, Georgia is considered to be violent and dangerous, and was last seen by police yesterday. Maiorano was believed to be a passenger in an SUV with a female driver. Police say the Read More

Mississauga mayor prepares for life after politics

Mississauga’s long-standing mayor Hazel McCallion attended her last council meeting before she retires ahead of the municipal election. The 93-year-old opted not to run for mayor again after 36 years at the helm. McCallion said she will still remain active in city affairs, even after leaving a life of politics. 12 candidates are vying for Read More

David Soknacki withdraws from mayoral race

David Soknacki is the latest to drop out of Toronto’s mayoral race, after finding himself lagging behind in recent polls. The former Scarborough councillor and budget chief under previous mayor David Miller made the announcement yesterday evening. Polls had indicated that Soknacki was placed in a distant fourth in terms of support. He thanked has Read More

Toronto woman catches city’s first West Nile case of 2014

Toronto has recorded its first human case of the West Nile virus for this year. Toronto Public Health says, a woman in her 50s has contracted the mosquito-borne illness, and is now trying to recover at home. The city’s health authority noted that the woman suffered from rashes, headaches and muscle weakness. She had likely Read More

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