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Hydro One warns of potential for hundreds of wind related outages on Sunday | CTV News
CTV News | February 23, 2019
Hydro One says that heavy winds on Sunday could cause hundreds of outages” across the province.
Two people suffer smoke inhalation after west end fire, one hospitalized | CTV News
CTV News | February 23, 2019
One person was taken to hospital in serious condition after a two-alarm fire at a home in the city’s Davenport neighbourhood early Saturday morning.
Kawhi Leonard comes up big against old team, scoring 25 points in 120-117 win | CTV News
CTV News | February 23, 2019
Kawhi Leonard played spoiler on DeMar DeRozan's emotional return to Toronto on Friday.
Provincial police officer charged with assault: OPP | CTV News
CTV News | February 23, 2019
Provincial police say one of their officers in Oxford County, Ont., has been charged with assault.
Tory asks drivers for patience as crews conduct pothole blitz | CTV News
CTV News | February 23, 2019
Mayor John Tory says that he is willing to “spend what it takes” to fill the thousands of potholes that have formed on city roads so far this winter but wants drivers to exhibit some patience as crews do the work.
Home partially collapses in Scarborough, no injuries reported | CTV News
CTV News | February 23, 2019
No injuries have been reported following a partial house collapse in Scarborough.
Man stabbed following apparent altercation in lobby of Scarborough apartment | CTV News
CTV News | February 23, 2019
A 20-year-old man has serious injuries after a stabbing inside the lobby of a Scarborough apartment building overnight.
Funeral being held today for seven children killed in Halifax fire | CTV News
CTV News | February 23, 2019
Mourners will descend upon a large Halifax hall today for the funeral of seven children who died in a fast-moving house fire.
Capitals beat Maple Leafs 3-2 | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night.
Brother of Toronto cop killed in 1994 speaks out about killer’s parole eligibility | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
The brother of a Toronto police officer who was killed in the line of duty 25 years ago said that he is “certainly not afraid” of facing the man convicted in his brother’s murder during a parole hearing later this year.
Budget carrier Flair Airlines suspends some routes to Florida and California | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Flair Airlines has suspended several flight routes to Florida and California just months after expanding service to U.S. destinations.
Kingston teen charged after allegedly soliciting explicit images from underaged girls | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Police say a 17-year-old boy from Kingston, Ont., is facing charges after he allegedly convinced two underaged girls to send him explicit images of themselves.
Jays Ryan Borucki begins rotation audition with pre-season opener | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
When Ryan Borucki steps on the mound for the Blue Jays' pre-season opener on Saturday afternoon, it will mark the beginning of his audition for Toronto's fifth rotation spot.
Whitby father charged with impaired driving twice in 19 hours | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
A father in Whitby has been charged with impaired driving twice in the span of 19 hours and police allege in one incident, his children were in the car.
Woman charged with negligence in death of baby girl in Kitchener | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
A woman in Kitchener, Ont., has been charged with criminal negligence in the death of a 20-month-old girl.
Danforth shooting victims and their families call on Trudeau for handgun ban | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Victims and families impacted by a deadly shooting in Greektown this summer are calling on the federal government to impose a ban on the private ownership of handguns and military style assault rifles.
'I don't really like him:' Lowry's friendship with DeRozan tough to describe | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Kyle Lowry's intention was to do his two year's time in Toronto then hightail it to another NBA team. And so he barely spoke to DeMar DeRozan during those two years.
Two men charged in 2018 fatal shooting of TSN employee | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Two men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a TSN employee in December in Etobicoke.
Pioneering transgender soul singer Jackie Shane dead at 78 | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Jackie Shane, a black transgender soul singer who became a pioneering musician in Toronto where she packed out nightclubs in the 1960s, has died. She was 78.
Some jobs will be cut as Ontario Ombudsman takes on child advocate duties | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Some workers in the provincial Child and Youth Advocate's office will lose their jobs when the Ontario Ombudsman assumes its duties this spring, the watchdog said Friday.
Danforth shooting investigation complete, lone shooter a 'troubled man' | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
The police investigation into the Danforth mass shooter who killed two and left 13 others injured last July is now complete, with no links to other individuals identified.
Danforth shooting investigation complete, lone shooter a 'troubled man': police source | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
The police investigation into the Danforth mass shooter who killed two and left 13 others injured last July is now complete, with no links to other individuals identified.
Danforth shooting victims and their families call on fed gov't for handgun ban | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Victims and families impacted by a deadly shooting in Greektown this summer are calling on the federal government to impose a ban on the private ownership of handguns and military style assault rifles.
First pothole blitz of 2019 scheduled for this weekend after driver complaints | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
The city will conduct its first pothole blitz of 2019 this weekend following a number of recent freeze-thaw cycles that officials say have led to an increased deterioration of the roads.
'Damaging winds' and blowing snow expected on Sunday in Toronto, GTA | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Strong wind gusts that could knock out power and damage buildings are expected in Toronto and the GTA on Sunday.
Victims of Danforth shooting to call for action on gun violence | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Victims and families impacted by a deadly shooting in Greektown this summer are holding a press conference today to speak about gun violence and what they say is a “lack of action by governments” to address it.
Frontline TTC workers holding silent protest over potential subway upload | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Frontline TTC workers will be wearing shirts that read “Keep our Transit Public” over their uniforms today as part of a silent protest against Premier Doug Ford’s plans to seize control of the subway system.
Raptors fans show DeMar DeRozan some love in his return to Toronto | CTV News
CTV News | February 22, 2019
Toronto Raptors fans showed DeMar DeRozan plenty of loud love Friday upon his return to Toronto.
Toronto Community Housing CEO fired after investigation into contract | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
After controversy surrounding the procurement of a contract, the board of Toronto Community Housing has fired CEO Kathy Milsom, effective immediately.
'Proactive' inspection at 240 Wellesley will leave tenants without power, water for 24 hours | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
In the wake of a series of electrical issues at downtown highrises, resulting in the displacement of hundreds of tenants, “proactive” inspections will be conducted at 240 Wellesley Street East on Thursday.
Police established 'link' between Bruce McArthur and 3 victims in 2013, documents show | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
Toronto police were able to establish a “link” between Bruce McArthur and three of his victims in 2013 when the serial killer was interviewed by officers involved in the ‘Project Houston’ investigation, court documents show.
Doug Ford and other premiers head to Washington for trade discussions | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
Ontario Premier Doug Ford heads to Washington, D.C., today to attend a National Governors Association meeting, along with the premiers of New Brunswick and Saskatchewan.
Ontario orders Hydro One to cap CEO pay at $1.5 million | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
Ontario has issued a directive to Hydro One, ordering it to pay its CEO no more than $1.5 million per year.
MP Tony Clement returns to Parliament following sexting scandal | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
MP Tony Clement is breaking his social media silence for the first time since a sexting scandal forced him to out of the Conservative Party.
Developmentally disabled more likely to encounter issues with health-care system: study | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
People with developmental disabilities are more likely than the non-disabled to encounter problems with Ontario's health-care system regardless of age, sex or class, a new study suggests.
Toronto hockey ref says AC/DC donation is motivating him in Alzheimer's fundraiser | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
Enthusiastic AC/DC fan Steve McNeil says he's feeling inspired to push even further with his marathon skate for Alzheimer's research, after the fundraiser gained support from one of his rock idols.
Proposed edible pot rules are wasteful, would leave products tasteless: critics | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
Canada's proposed edible pot regulations would result in tasteless products wrapped in wasteful packaging, shutting out medical patients and fuelling a continued black market, critics say.
MacLeod facing backlash from parents, NDP for autism treatment comments | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod is facing criticism for suggesting that parents could purchase iPads for children with autism.
GM Canada takes Unifor to labour board over allegations of unlawful striking | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
General Motors Canada and Unifor are squaring off before the Ontario Labour Relations Board about whether union workers have engaged in illegal strikes as part of a campaign to stop the closure of GM's assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont.
TTC lost at least $64M in revenue last year to fare evasion, broken equpipment: audit | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
The TTC lost at least $64 million to fare evasion and faulty Metrolinx equipment last year, Toronto’s Auditor General found in a new report.
Praised be: Handmaids take over Toronto City Hall | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
Those frequenting downtown Toronto on Thursday were treated to a sneak peek of the Emmy-winning television series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, inspired by Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name.
TPS board refers to province before deciding on scope of missing persons review | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
The Toronto Police Services board says that it has reached out to the province to gauge whether or not it is “actively considering a public inquiry or any other type of review” into the case of convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur, before deciding whether to expand the scope of its review.
Police charge five people in connection with a daylight shooting in Milton | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
Five people have been charged in connection with a daylight shooting in Milton earlier this month.
'No plans' to commence public inquiry into McArthur investigation, province says | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
The Ministry of the Attorney General says the province of Ontario has “no plans” to commence a public inquiry into the investigation of convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur.
Canopy Growth, Alimentation Couche-Tard partner on London, Ont., pot store | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
Cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp. says it's teaming up with Quebec retail giant Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. to support a privately run pot shop in London, Ont.
Sinkhole forms at Wellesley and Jarvis streets | CTV News
CTV News | February 21, 2019
A large sink hole has shut down lanes on a busy stretch of roadway in St. James Town this morning.
Unacceptable sales practices used by telecom industry, CRTC report confirms | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
The Canadian Television-Radio and Telecommunications Commission confirmed Wednesday what has been widely alleged for years -- that Canada's telecommunications industry uses unacceptable sales practices that mislead consumers and harm vulnerable members of the public.
Water main break floods Etobicoke street, impacts nearby homes | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
A water main break in Etobicoke’s Eatonville neighbourhood is causing a headache for some homeowners this morning.
Ontario announces home warranty changes to address conflict of interest | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
Ontario has announced changes for new home warranties, including moving oversight for new home builders and vendors away from the corporation that provides the warranties.
Ford suspends MPP from caucus over 'disrespectful' comments to parents of kids with autism | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
Premier Doug Ford kicked out a member of his Progressive Conservative caucus over “disrespectful comments” made to the parents of children with autism.
'Beyond the word of emotion': Family, friends say goodbye to 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
It was standing room only at an Etobicoke funeral home as friends and family of Riya Rajkumar said goodbye to the young girl, whose life was tragically cut short on her 11th birthday last week.
Images released of suspected gunman in double shooting at west-end building | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
Images have been released of a suspect accused of shooting two people at a west-end Toronto apartment building on Tuesday.
Education minister defends $140K EQAO job for failed PC candidate | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
Ontario's education minister is defending the $140,000 salary for a failed Tory candidate to lead a standardized testing organization -- a job that was previously a part-time appointment.
O'Reilly's overtime goal lifts Blues past Leafs 3-2 | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
In the beginning of the season, the St. Louis Blues were finding ways to lose games. Now, they're managing to pull out wins.
Judge finds Toronto officer guilty of assault in cyclist's rough arrest | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
A Toronto police officer has been found guilty of assault causing bodily harm after breaking a cyclist's shoulder during a rough arrest.
Man facing 35 charges after knife-point robberies reported at Scarborough ATMs | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
A 20-year-old man allegedly responsible for a series of knife-point robberies at ATMs and fast-food restaurants in Scarborough has been arrested and charged.
Toronto's Domee Shi brings her love of food to the screen with Oscar-nominated 'Bao' | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
It's a film scene that would mesmerize any foodie: A close-up shot of a woman's hands as she deftly folds a pocket of dough filled with pork and vegetables into a perfectly pleated dumpling.
Man, 33, facing charges connection with 2018 and 2019 Toronto homicides | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
Toronto police have charged a 33-year-old man in connection with two separate homicides.
Therapy dogs to roam Pearson airport to help relieve travellers' stress | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
Therapy dogs are coming to Canada's largest airport to help soothe stressed travellers.
Father charged in Riya Rajkumar's death dies in hospital | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
A 41-year-old man accused of abducting and murdering his 11-year-old daughter on Valentine’s Day died in a Toronto trauma centre on Wednesday night.
Drivers frustrated as fluctuating weather causes potholes on Toronto’s roads | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
The shifting temperatures this winter are creating the “perfect recipe for potholes,” city officials say.
Toronto brothers out about $4,000 after windshield cover smashes windows | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
Two brothers thought they had found the perfect thing to help them deal with Toronto’s freezing winter weather – a nylon cover meant to protect a car windshield from snow and ice -- but the device ended up causing a bigger headache than clearing off the vehicle.
Ontario says months-long backlog in birth certificates due to increase in volume | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
Fielding numerous complaints from exasperated applicants, the provincial government says an increase in volume is partly to blame for a months-long backlog in issuing birth, death and marriage certificates.
Toronto committee approves $13.46 billion operating budget | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
The proposed budget for 2019 has been approved at the committee level despite its reliance on millions of dollars in federal funding that hasn’t actually been conveyed yet.
Freezing rain could make for a tricky evening commute in Toronto | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
It could be a tricky evening commute in Toronto as the threat of freezing rain hovers across the region.
Boy, 14, charged with first-degree murder in death of Barrie teen | CTV News
CTV News | February 20, 2019
A 14-year-old boy is accused of first-degree murder in the death of a fellow teen in Barrie, Ont.
Christopher Husbands found guilty of manslaughter in Eaton Centre shooting | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
A man accused in a fatal shooting at Toronto's Eaton Centre six years ago has been found guilty of two counts of manslaughter.
Homes in Stoney Creek are encased in ice, causing flooding concerns | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Homes and yards are encased in mounds of ice after strong winds and cold temperatures hit the waterfront of Hamilton’s Stoney Creek neighbourhood.
Brampton holds a candlelight vigil to honour the life of Riya Rajkumar | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
The City of Brampton is holding a vigil for an 11-year-old girl who was found dead at a Brampton home last week after an Amber Alert was issued for her.
Parents facing 3-4 month wait to obtain birth certificates due to backlog, Service Ontario says | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Some Ontario parents are facing a wait of three to four months to receive birth certificates for their children and they say the wait has left their travel plans and education savings in limbo.
Ontario doctors awarded new, four-year contract with fee increases | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
An arbitrator has awarded Ontario doctors a new contract in a ruling that puts no hard cap on the physician services budget, a decision that comes after a years-long fracture in doctors' relationship with the government.
Canadian IMAX filmmaker Toni Myers has died at age 75 | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Canadian filmmaker and industry pioneer Toni Myers, who was known for visually arresting Imax films about the Earth and surrounding planets, has died.
Two people rushed to hospital after shooting in Toronto's west end | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Two people have been rushed to hospital following a shooting in Toronto’s west-end.
Woman airlifted to hospital after Hwy. 401 crash in Pickering | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
A woman has been airlifted to hospital in critical condition following a crash on Highway 401 in Pickering.
Ford gov't poised to take major step in creating health super agency this week | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Premier Doug Ford’s government could risk its reputation and credibility by rushing to implement a health-care overhaul, civil servants warned in planning documents obtained by CTV News Toronto.
Liberal legislator asks for probe into MacLeod's warning to group over autism plan | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
A Liberal legislator says he's asking Ontario's integrity commissioner to look into the social services minister warning a group of behaviour analysts of consequences if they didn't support her new autism program.
Toronto is in for another dose of freezing rain on Wednesday night | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Toronto and much of southern Ontario is in for another dose of freezing rain on Wednesday.
Man facing impaired driving charges after allegedly falling asleep at York intersection | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
A man is facing impaired driving charges after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel while waiting to make a left-hand turn in East Gwillimbury.
'It's kinda devastating': An insider's view of the Quadriga cryptocurrency meltdown | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Software engineer Tong Zou lost his life savings -- more than $500,000 -- in the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency meltdown.
Two people in life-threatening condition after shooting in Toronto's west end | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Two people are in life-threatening condition after being shot at a west-end Toronto building early Tuesday morning.
OPP wants residents to stop calling 911 about raccoons | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Ontario's provincial police are requesting that residents stop calling 911 to complain about raccoons.
Policing, health-care on Ford gov't agenda as legislature resumes | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Ontario's legislature resumes today with the Progressive Conservative government expected to tackle several issues this session, including changes to policing oversight.
Ontario moves to narrow scope of SIU investigations into police conduct | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Ontario is narrowing the scope of mandatory Special Investigations Unit probes into police conduct.
Payless to close 248 Canadian stores, says its 'ill-equipped' for market | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Mounting debts and a challenging retail market are forcing Payless ShoeSource Canada Inc. to shutter all of its North American stores by May.
Bittersweet return home for Canadian nurses evacuated from chaos in Haiti | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
A group of Canadian nurses are back in Canada after escaping growing civil unrest and violence in Haiti.
Netflix announces creation of production hub in Toronto | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Netflix is setting up a dedicated production hub in Toronto, which film and TV creators hope will provide new opportunities for local talent.
'My heart is just broken:' Vigil held in Brampton to honour the life of Riya Rajkumar | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Mourners gathered in Brampton for a candlelight vigil Tuesday night to honour an 11-year-old girl who was found dead at a Brampton home last week following the issuance of an Amber Alert.
No injuries after shots fired at Mississauga home | CTV News
CTV News | February 19, 2019
Peel Regional Police are investigating after multiple shots were fired at a mansion in Mississauga last night.
Trudeau's principal secretary Gerald Butts resigns | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary Gerald Butts has resigned amid ongoing questions about alleged PMO interference in the SNC-Lavalin case.
Man en route to police detention briefly escapes, tries stealing vehicles | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
A 26-year-old man facing seven charges in Cobourg, Ont., is now facing several more after allegedly fleeing police custody, assaulting two officers and trying to steal multiple cars.
Toronto police make 'significant dent' in trafficking ring, seize $700K in drugs | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
One man has been arrested and two others are wanted following a Toronto police investigation that marked a “significant dent” in a local organized crime group, with more than $700,000 worth of street drugs seized.
Men convicted in Via Rail terror plot to appeal sentence, argue jury improperly selected | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
Two men found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a passenger train are asking Ontario's highest court to grant them a new trial, arguing the jury that convicted them was improperly selected.
Health Canada says kids, teens shouldn't use cough-cold products with opioids | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
Health Canada says children and adolescents under age 18 should not use cough and cold products that contain opioids.
Carolina Hurricanes respond to Don Cherry's 'jerks' comment with new T-shirt | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
Don Cherry's latest rant about the Carolina Hurricanes and their victory celebrations didn't go unnoticed by the NHL club.
Ontario man dies in Minnesota snowmobile crash, local police say | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say an Ontario man has died in a snowmobile crash.
Eat Smart kale salad recalled due to possible Listeria contamination | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says certain Eat Smart brand Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bags are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.
Ontario legislature resumes with focus on health, policing and autism | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
Major health-care reform, policing changes and an inaugural budget with a deeper look into the government's austerity agenda are on tap at the Ontario legislature as politicians return Tuesday from a winter break.
Police release image of man fatally shot outside a club in downtown Toronto | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
Toronto police have released a photo of a man who was gunned down outside a downtown nightclub earlier this month as they continue to try and solve his murder.
Snow blankets Toronto for Family Day | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
Torontonians will be able to add tobogganing to their list of possible Family Day activities.
Politicians, business experts call for Sidewalk Labs project to be scrapped | CTV News
CTV News | February 18, 2019
Plans for a high tech Toronto community led by an Alphabet Inc.-backed entity should be scrapped, say politicians and prominent Canadian business and technology leaders.