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Toronto police put spotlight on distracted drivers in new campaign | CBC Toronto police put spotlight on distracted drivers in new campaign
Distracted drivers can be as dangerous as impaired drivers, Toronto police say at the start of a one-week campaign to reduce crashes from inattention behind the wheel.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Canada ties with Germany for gold  in two-man bobsled | CTV News Canada ties with Germany for gold in two-man bobsled
Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich tied for gold in men's two-man bobsled at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
One dead after pickup truck rolls over, crashes into creek in Jarvis, Ont. | CTV News One dead after pickup truck rolls over, crashes into creek in Jarvis, Ont.
Provincial police say a man is dead after his car rolled over and ended up submerged in a creek in Jarvis, Ont., on Sunday morning.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top secret | CTV News What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top secret
Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year -- an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church so regal it's the burial place of monarchs?
CTV News | February 19, 2018
Man dead after multiple shots fired in Brampton | CBC Man dead after multiple shots fired in Brampton
A man in his 30s is dead after multiple shots were fired in Brampton, according to Peel police.
CBC | February 19, 2018
80 Ontario high schools improve in math, Fraser Institute report card shows | CBC 80 Ontario high schools improve in math, Fraser Institute report card shows
More than 80 Ontario high schools have shown improvements in math scores, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual report released Sunday.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Significant rainfall on the way for Toronto, special weather statement in effect | CBC Significant rainfall on the way for Toronto, special weather statement in effect
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Greater Toronto Area saying "significant" rainfall is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Newcomers celebrate Family Day in true Canadian style: snowshoeing | CBC Newcomers celebrate Family Day in true Canadian style: snowshoeing
Family Day took on a special meaning Monday for dozens of recent immigrants and refugees, as they celebrated the holiday for the first time with other newcomers in true Canadian style: by snowshoeing.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Toronto residents enjoy Olympic fun at Family Day events | CBC Toronto residents enjoy Olympic fun at Family Day events
Toronto families enjoyed winter games with an Olympic theme at a handful of Family Day events across the city on Monday.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Shooting in Brampton leaves one man dead | CTV News Shooting in Brampton leaves one man dead
A man believed to be in his 30s is dead after a shooting on a residential street in Brampton Monday afternoon.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
Toronto firefighter who disappeared in New York state and wound up in California returns home | CBC Toronto firefighter who disappeared in New York state and wound up in California returns home
The president of the union representing Toronto's firefighters says a fire captain who was found in California after vanishing from a New York state ski slope is back in Canada.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Virtue, Moir shown love with doughnut, signs and a big party in Ilderton, Ont. | CBC Virtue, Moir shown love with doughnut, signs and a big party in Ilderton, Ont.
The cheers for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir may be the loudest in the small southwestern Ontario town where the pair learned to skate.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Eglinton Crosstown construction zone an 'unsafe situation,' say condo staff, residents | CBC Eglinton Crosstown construction zone an 'unsafe situation,' say condo staff, residents
Multiple residents of 1750 Bayview Avenue told CBC Toronto they have been dealing with various possible safety issues stemming from the ongoing construction, including reduced visibility for drivers and pedestrians outside the condo, a narrowed driveway, and changes in pedestrian routes.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Toronto police chief confronted by wife of officer amid demonstration by police families | CTV News Toronto police chief confronted by wife of officer amid demonstration by police families
Chief Mark Saunders was confronted outside police headquarters Monday by the wife of one of his officers, concerned about her husband’s safety.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
1 injured in suspected Brampton shooting incident | CBC 1 injured in suspected Brampton shooting incident
Peel Regional Police are responding to a shooting incident in Brampton and report that there is one victim with unknown injuries.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Brampton shooting sends one person to trauma centre | CTV News Brampton shooting sends one person to trauma centre
One person has been taken to a trauma centre after a shooting took place in Brampton on Monday night.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
Call goes out for donations amid hard times at Toronto's Furniture Bank | CBC Call goes out for donations amid hard times at Toronto's Furniture Bank
A Toronto furniture charity that helps thousands of people every year is struggling to furnish its own warehouse.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Man dead after Georgetown house fire | CBC Man dead after Georgetown house fire
One man is dead after a house fire in Halton late Sunday night, according to police.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Rain, warm weather in the forecast for Toronto this week | CTV News Rain, warm weather in the forecast for Toronto this week
Toronto will get a taste of spring this week as rain and above seasonal temperatures arrive in the GTA.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
‘Makes no sense’: Family trying to piece together story of missing Brampton senior | CTV News ‘Makes no sense’: Family trying to piece together story of missing Brampton senior
A Brampton family is trying to piece together the series of events that led to their 73-year-old mother being found slumped outside her car in a Georgetown, Ont. parking lot, three days after she left to go grocery shopping.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
2 men arrested in connection with Cabbagetown car vandalism | CBC 2 men arrested in connection with Cabbagetown car vandalism
Toronto police have charged two men in connection with a recent spate of car vandalism in Cabbagetown.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Push underway to repeal bylaw allowing stores north of Toronto to open on holidays | CBC Push underway to repeal bylaw allowing stores north of Toronto to open on holidays
Labour groups and some politicians are pushing to repeal a bylaw that allows retailers north of Toronto to stay open on holidays such as Family Day.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Ontario government publishes children's book series encouraging inclusion of people with disabilities | CBC Ontario government publishes children's book series encouraging inclusion of people with disabilities
Ontario's provincial government has published a series of children's books aimed at encouraging inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Canada's Sharpe wins gold in women's ski halfpipe at Winter Olympics | CTV News Canada's Sharpe wins gold in women's ski halfpipe at Winter Olympics
Canadian freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe has won gold in the women's ski halfpipe competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
Internal Tory turmoil in the spotlight as Ontario legislature resumes this week | CTV News Internal Tory turmoil in the spotlight as Ontario legislature resumes this week
The sprint to Ontario's spring election begins this week as the legislature is set to resume following an unprecedented tumult that saw the official Opposition implode under the weight of its leader's resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
Push to repeal bylaw allowing York Region stores to open on Family Day | CTV News Push to repeal bylaw allowing York Region stores to open on Family Day
Labour activists and some politicians are pushing for a local government north of Toronto to repeal a bylaw that allows retailers to remain open on statutory holidays such as Family Day.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
Flood concerns arise as 'significant' rainfall expected in Toronto | CTV News Flood concerns arise as 'significant' rainfall expected in Toronto
Steady rain and warmer temperatures are in the forecast for the GTA this week, but that could mean potential flooding in some areas.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
Police: 2 suspects arrested after man shot during robbery in Rexdale | CTV News Police: 2 suspects arrested after man shot during robbery in Rexdale
Two people have been arrested in connection with a robbery and attempted murder investigation in Rexdale last week, Toronto police said Monday.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
Doctor fingerprinted 'as if we were criminals' fears it'll become standard for health professionals | CBC Doctor fingerprinted 'as if we were criminals' fears it'll become standard for health professionals
A civil liberties association and doctors group in B.C. are raising concerns after a doctor whose name is similar to a sex offender's was ordered to be fingerprinted to prove his identity. The doctor predicts all doctors and nurses will be required to be fingerprinted down the road — a suspicion the RCMP appears to confirm in an email to CBC News.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Cop who shot Sammy Yatim wants new trial | CTV News Cop who shot Sammy Yatim wants new trial
Lawyers for Const. James Forcillo say they have fresh evidence that could grant the police officer a new trial in the death of Sammy Yatim.
CTV News | February 19, 2018
'I can't sleep at night': Families of Toronto police officers protest reported staffing shortage | CBC 'I can't sleep at night': Families of Toronto police officers protest reported staffing shortage
Relatives and friends of Toronto police officers gathered outside the force's downtown headquarters on Monday to demand that the force take "immediate" steps to address alleged understaffing.
CBC | February 19, 2018
Hedley withdraws from Junos but will resume touring amid allegations of sexual misconduct | CTV News Hedley withdraws from Junos but will resume touring amid allegations of sexual misconduct
The members of the embattled rock band Hedley have withdrawn from consideration for three awards at this year's Juno Awards and say they plan to "talk about how we have let some people down, and what we intend to do about it."
CTV News | February 19, 2018
'Early taste of spring' predicted for Toronto this week | CBC 'Early taste of spring' predicted for Toronto this week
Toronto will get an "early taste of spring" this week with warm, wet weather that could break high temperature records on Tuesday and Wednesday.
CBC | February 18, 2018
Brown says he grew Ontario PC Party so he should get to lead it | CTV News Brown says he grew Ontario PC Party so he should get to lead it
The former leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives says he helped grow the party to unprecedented levels, so he should be the one to lead it into the upcoming election.
CTV News | February 18, 2018
Police search for driver after car crashes into pole in Morningside | CTV News Police search for driver after car crashes into pole in Morningside
Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a hydro pole in Scarborough’s Morningside neighbourhood this morning.
CTV News | February 18, 2018
Male pedestrian left with serious injuries near Yonge and Eglinton | CBC Male pedestrian left with serious injuries near Yonge and Eglinton
Toronto police say a pedestrian was left with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle near Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue Sunday evening.
CBC | February 18, 2018
Male pedestrian seriously injured by vehicle in North Toronto | CTV News Male pedestrian seriously injured by vehicle in North Toronto
A male victim has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in the Yonge and Eglinton area.
CTV News | February 18, 2018
'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites | CBC 'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites
Opposition is mounting to a coalition’s plan to block Canadians from accessing piracy websites. Many Canadians fear that the plan — backed by media companies such as Bell, Rogers and CBC — could lead to rampant internet censorship
CBC | February 18, 2018
Police search for driver after car slams into hydro pole in Scarborough | CBC Police search for driver after car slams into hydro pole in Scarborough
Toronto police are searching for the driver and any occupants of a car that slammed into a guard rail and hydro pole in Scarborough on Sunday morning.
CBC | February 18, 2018
Family Day events are happening around the city, some with free admission | CBC Family Day events are happening around the city, some with free admission
While most malls, grocery stores, and banks will be closed for Family Day on Monday, the city isn't entirely shutting down. A range of special events are happening around Toronto, and some of them have free admission
CBC | February 18, 2018
Woman says she feels 'very lucky' 9 months after fall that left her paralyzed | CBC Woman says she feels 'very lucky' 9 months after fall that left her paralyzed
Woman who fell between two buildings and broke her spine now jewelry artist and considering career in therapy.
CBC | February 18, 2018
Male pedestrian critically injured by vehicle in North Toronto | CTV News Male pedestrian critically injured by vehicle in North Toronto
A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in the Yonge and Eglinton area.
CTV News | February 18, 2018
Elderly woman missing since Thursday has been found | CBC Elderly woman missing since Thursday has been found
A 73-year-old woman from Brampton who was missing for three days has been found.
CBC | February 18, 2018
Patrick Brown campaigns to be Ontario PC leader at Toronto area event | CBC Patrick Brown campaigns to be Ontario PC leader at Toronto area event
Ontario MPP and Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown is holding a campaign event with supporters on Sunday.
CBC | February 18, 2018
Protocols needed for care of intoxicated patients after Ontario woman's death: inquest | CBC Protocols needed for care of intoxicated patients after Ontario woman's death: inquest
An inquest probing the circumstances surrounding the 2012 death of an Ontario Indigenous woman is recommending stricter protocols for handling intoxicated patients.
CBC | February 18, 2018
Patrick Brown to address media following leadership bid announcement | CTV News Patrick Brown to address media following leadership bid announcement
The former leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives will hold his first campaign event today in his efforts to reclaim his old job.
CTV News | February 18, 2018
Vigil held in Toronto for Florida school shooting victims | CBC Vigil held in Toronto for Florida school shooting victims
Dozens gathered at the Superior Court of Justice in downtown Toronto on Sunday in a vigil to honour the victims of Wednesday’s shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead.
CBC | February 18, 2018
Woman missing in Brampton since Thursday found safe | CTV News Woman missing in Brampton since Thursday found safe
A 73-year-old woman who had been missing in Brampton since Thursday has been found safe after a frightening ordeal.
CTV News | February 18, 2018
Born in PyeongChang, a South Korean chef is bringing its culinary tradition to Toronto | CBC Born in PyeongChang, a South Korean chef is bringing its culinary tradition to Toronto
PyeongChang may be more than 10,500 kilometres from Toronto. But that doesn't mean you can't get a taste of the distinctive South Korean region here in the city.
CBC | February 18, 2018
2 arrested after replica gun seen in Toronto's Eaton Centre | CBC 2 arrested after replica gun seen in Toronto's Eaton Centre
Toronto police say they have arrested two people after one was seen with a replica gun in the Eaton Centre on Saturday night.
CBC | February 18, 2018