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'It is much needed': Hundreds line up for Toronto's holiday turkey giveway tradition | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
"Some people are here for a fun giveaway, but a lot here may not have had a turkey otherwise," said Coun. Josh Matlow.
Cameras in a plastic surgeon's office: The Marketplace consumer cheat sheet | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including a surgeon who may be filming patients without their consent, a jump in auto thefts across the country, and recall of U by Kotex tampons.
Sidewalk Labs partners with Toronto organizations to collect data for public life study | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
New York-based research firm Sidewalk Labs has partnered with two Toronto organizations on a study to analyze the usage of a city park. While the groups are welcoming the partnership with the firm, some Smart Cities researchers question why Sidewalk Labs never publicly discussed the ...
'Hidden form of prejudice': Diversity trainers say solving police racism has no quick fix | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
Three reports released this week find that systemic bias against black and Indigenous communities is prevalent in the Toronto and Thunder Bay police departments. Can anti-racism training fix it? Experts say it's tricky.
Two-vehicle crash closes section of Highway 401 in Milton | CTV News
CTV News | December 16, 2018
Two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash on Highway 401 in Milton.
Police: 2 men arrested in connection with 7 bank robberies in Toronto | CTV News
CTV News | December 16, 2018
Police have arrested two men in connection with a series of bank robberies in Toronto within a three-week period.
Two winning tickets for Saturday night's $16M Lotto 649 jackpot | CTV News
CTV News | December 16, 2018
There were two winning tickets for the $16 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw.
Bowlers take to the lanes for final time before Bathurst Bowlerama knocked down | CTV News
CTV News | December 16, 2018
When the lanes close following Saturday night’s play, Bathurst Bowlerama will fall silent forever.
Barkov completes hat trick in OT, Panthers beat Maple Leafs | CTV News
CTV News | December 16, 2018
Aleksander Barkov scored at 3:24 of overtime to complete his first NHL hat trick and give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Most Canadian employees are ready to quit their jobs, survey finds | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
A low unemployment rate coupled with greater desire for growth on the job means employers must step up their game to keep staff happy. A survey conducted by Nielson has found that three quarters of employees surveyed would leave their jobs for another opportunity.
Some cauliflower, red and green lettuce sold in Canada recalled after U.S. investigation | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
Due to a possible E-coli contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says certain cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce products produced by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, Calif., have been recalled.
3 injured in early morning house fire in Mississauga | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
Three people were taken to hospital in stable condition after a fire in a Mississauga home early Sunday, paramedics say.
Ontario government cuts $25M in funding for specialized school programs | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
The Ontario government is slashing $25 million in funding for specialized programs in elementary and secondary schools across the province.
Man, woman seriously injured in crash on Highway 401 in Milton | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
A man and a woman were seriously injured in an early morning crash on Highway 401 in Milton, paramedics say.
Toronto harm reduction worker allegedly assaulted woman, injected her with unknown substance | CBC
CBC | December 16, 2018
Toronto police say a harm reduction worker has been charged after he allegedly assaulted a woman and injected her with an unknown substance over a period of several weeks.
Allstate tried to cut off auto insurance sales to drivers in Brampton, lawsuit claims | CBC
CBC | December 15, 2018
An Ontario woman is taking Allstate Insurance Canada to court, alleging she was fired for pushing back on a "discriminatory" effort to stop selling plans to drivers who live in Brampton.
PCs delay incoming OPP chief's controversial appointment while selection is reviewed | CBC
CBC | December 15, 2018
The Ontario government said Saturday it will "respect" a request from the incoming OPP commissioner to delay his appointment while the province's integrity commissioner reviews the circumstances of his selection.
Barkov burns Leafs with hat trick as Panthers survive in OT | CBC
CBC | December 15, 2018
Aleksander Barkov scored at 3:24 of overtime to complete his first NHL hat trick and give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Daily Bread Food Bank opens 2nd Scarborough location to meet growing demand | CBC
CBC | December 15, 2018
The Daily Bread Food Bank opened its newest location in Scarborough Friday as a result of growing need in the community.
Gov't postponing appointment of incoming OPP commissioner Ron Taverner | CTV News
CTV News | December 15, 2018
Incoming OPP commissioner Ron Taverner’s appointment is being delayed until Ontario’s integrity commissioner has completed an investigation into whether there was any political interference from Premier Doug Ford, CTV News has learned.
Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122 | CTV News
CTV News | December 15, 2018
A struggling Trail Blazers bench finally got rolling Friday night, setting a season high for points in a confidence-boosting win over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors.
Man charged after drugs seized from Ontario hotel room | CTV News
CTV News | December 15, 2018
Provincial police say a Toronto man is facing charges after officers seized drugs and cash from the Bracebridge, Ont., hotel room he was staying in on Friday.
Crews shut off leaking natural gas line on Danforth Ave. | CTV News
CTV News | December 15, 2018
A gas leak that prompted the closure of a portion of Danforth Ave. has been capped off, but crews remain on scene.
Child found with serious burns in Scarborough, rushed to Sick Kids | CTV News
CTV News | December 15, 2018
Police are investigating after a child was found with significant burns in Scarborough’s Oakridge neighbourhood this afternoon.
Police: Male rushed to hospital after shooting in Woburn | CTV News
CTV News | December 15, 2018
One male has been rushed to hospital after a shooting in Woburn late Friday night.
Emergency crews on scene of natural gas leak on Danforth Ave. | CTV News
CTV News | December 15, 2018
A portion of Danorth Ave. is closed in both directions and emergency crews are on scene after a gas line was struck during a vehicle collision near Dawes Rd.
3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week | CBC
CBC | December 15, 2018
Check out new music from Jessica Stuart, Gareth Inkster and Aiwake.
Project Comfort aims to ease concerns ahead of temporary shelter opening in Liberty Village | CBC
CBC | December 15, 2018
A Toronto based group of volunteers is working to be a liaison between concerned residents, the city and people experiencing homelessness ahead of temporary respite centres set to open in three locations over the next two months.
'It's heartbreaking': Indigenous artists mourn possible cuts to culture fund under review by PCs | CBC
CBC | December 15, 2018
The Ontario government says it is reviewing a fund that supports Indigenous culture through grants and that was set up in response to calls for action from Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Young girl in hospital with serious burns after clothing catches fire | CBC
CBC | December 15, 2018
Toronto police are investigating after a girl believed to be about six years old suffered serious burns when her clothing caught fire on Saturday.
Why Christmas is bad for the environment and what you can do about it | CBC
CBC | December 15, 2018
Canadians pile up more trash over holidays because they buy more stuff and a lot of it — from shiny wrapping paper to glittery cards — typically can't go in the recycling blue bin.
Brad Ross, longtime face of the TTC, reflects on how he changed discussion around suicide | CBC
CBC | December 14, 2018
"I, and the TTC as an organization, felt it was important to start to humanize the situation," the outgoing TTC spokesperson said Friday.
Interim OPP commissioner asks court to order ombudsman investigation into Taverner appointment | CBC
CBC | December 14, 2018
Interim Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Brad Blair wants an Ontario court to order the provincial ombudsman to investigate the appointment of Premier Doug Ford's family friend Ron Taverner as the new OPP commissioner.
'It's creepy': Security cameras spotted in Toronto plastic surgeon's consult room | CBC
CBC | December 14, 2018
A Toronto plastic surgeon who may be filming patients in states of undress without their consent is being investigated by both the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the province's privacy commissioner following a Marketplace investigation.
Vast majority of staff at Toronto jail afraid to go to work, report says | CBC
CBC | December 14, 2018
Howard Sapers, Ontario's Independent Adviser on Correctional Reform, has released a new report containing 42 recommendations to reduce inmate-on-staff violence in institutions across the province.
Mentally disabled win class status over loss of services at age 18 | CBC
CBC | December 14, 2018
A lawsuit accusing the Ontario government of harm-causing negligence was certified as a class action on Friday. The lawsuit is seeking $110 million in damages, and Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba stated the plaintiff had made a strong enough case to allow the as-yet untested c...
Toronto applying to province to keep supervised injection site open | CBC
CBC | December 14, 2018
Toronto is submitting an application to the province to continue operating its supervised injection site in the city. According to city data, the site has so far had more than 28,000 visits, and almost 480 of those experienced an overdose.
Peel constable suspended with pay after incident with sergeant | CBC
CBC | December 14, 2018
A Peel Regional Police constable has been suspended with pay after an incident with a sergeant earlier this month, the force tells CBC Toronto.
GM working to retrain employees affected by Oshawa plant closure | CBC
CBC | December 14, 2018
General Motors of Canada says it's working with other employers to identify jobs and targeted training programs for GM employees affected by the closure of the Oshawa Assembly plant next year.
A year later, police still struggling to solve murders of Honey and Barry Sherman | CBC
CBC | December 14, 2018
Almost a year after billionaire couple Honey and Barry Sherman were found murdered in their Toronto mansion, police are still struggling to solve the mystery.
Facebook says software bug may have exposed photos of 7M users | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
Facebook says a software bug affecting nearly 7 million users may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than what these users intended.
Canadians still feel warmth for 'Baby It's Cold Outside,' survey finds | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
A new survey suggests most Canadians have warm feelings for the holiday song "Baby it's Cold Outside," despite controversy over its lyrics.
Toronto police hoping “Operation Jingle” will help prevent holiday theft | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
The Toronto Police Service is hoping that jingle bells will help prevent the theft of purses and wallets this holiday season.
Ford considering recall of legislature over holidays to impose contract on OPG workers | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
The Ford government is preparing to recall the legislature over Christmas in order to prevent a strike by unionized workers at Ontario Power Generation, which controls approximately half of the province’s generation capacity, CTN News Toronto has learned.
GM says it has identified about 2,000 jobs for Oshawa workers | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
General Motors of Canada is working with other employers to identify jobs and targeted training programs for GM employees affected by plans to close the Oshawa Assembly plant next year, the truck and auto maker said Friday.
Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog: Canada Post | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
With a little over a week before Christmas, Canada Post says it is starting to catch up on parcel deliveries that have been delayed by rotating strikes over the past two months.
Indigenous teen's death ruled a homicide by Thunder Bay police | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
Police say the death of an Indigenous teen whose body was found in a Thunder Bay, Ont., park is being treated as a homicide.
Former gymnast made false sex assault allegations, defence argues in Brubaker case | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
A former athlete who trained under one of Canada's top gymnastics coaches accused him of sexual assault because she was bitter about not achieving her Olympic dreams, the man's lawyer argued at his trial Friday as a prosecutor urged a judge to take the woman's allegations seriously.
Shooting at downtown Toronto condo sends male to hospital | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
A male was rushed to hospital overnight after being shot in the lobby of a downtown Toronto condo building.
OPP commissioner asks court to order investigation into Taverner hiring | CTV News
CTV News | December 14, 2018
The acting Ontario Provincial Police commissioner is asking the courts to order the ombudsman to investigate the recent appointment of his successor.