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Coroner’s office cut back on probes into long-term care deaths in 2013, Wettlaufer inquiry told

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Coroner’s office ended practice of automatically probing every 10th death in a long-term care home in 2013 as cost-saving measure, inquiry told. Chief coroner testified the reviews “weren’t flagging trends or patterns.”

Mother of girl shot in playground recalls her asking, ‘Mommy, am I going to die?’

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Stacey King told the public health board that an influx of police officers into neighbourhoods won’t stop gunplay and could make it harder to catch shooters.

Injured woman survives a week before rescue after vehicle plunges 250 feet over cliff

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Oregon woman badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California. She says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss.

Police investigate fire at Old City Hall as suspicious

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Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated

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Bryce Harper the hometown hero in home-run derby

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Nationals outfielder’s late flurry beats the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber in the final.

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Decriminalize all drugs, Toronto health board urges Ottawa

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“I don’t want people to use drugs,” Councillor Joe Cressy said, but people will use them regardless and current laws victimize rather than help them

Lakeshore West train from Union Station back in service, GO Transit says

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The line had been facing a 30 minute delay and stopped running out of Union Station after lightning caused signal issues on the track, The agency is encouraging customers to claim credit for the delayed trip.

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#BoycottUSA movement is anecdotal — so far

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It’s too early to know if Trump’s tariffs are driving Canadians away from U.S. goods, but some say the only way to strike back is with their wallets.

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Energy minister dodges questions about cost of cancelling green contracts

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Greg Rickford says critics should focus on the money that will be left in taxpayers’ pockets by axing the unnecessary projects across Ontario, which has a surplus of electricity.

Bear captured from backyard tree in Port Perry to be relocated to Bancroft area

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After a few false starts, Ministry of Natural Resources staff tranquilized the young bear Friday morning

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Police dig ends at property linked to Bruce McArthur

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Forensic testing continues on human remains discovered behind the Leaside home where the alleged serial killer worked as a landscaper.

Ottawa says it will support Toronto in housing asylum-seekers after Ford snub

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Immediate assistance in the form of $11 million promised by the federal government will be sent to Toronto “in the coming weeks”

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Tories sending mixed messages on sex-education curriculum

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Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government will scrap the latest sex-education curriculum in favour of one created in 1998, but the education minister insists it will prepare students “for the realities of 2018” despite not…

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U.S. files World Trade Organization complaint against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs

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The Trump administration is arguing that its own steel and aluminum tariffs are allowed under international rules but Canada’s countermeasures are not.

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Royal family releases new photos to mark Prince Louis’s christening

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The four official photos were taken at Clarence House in London after Louis was baptized in the chapel at St. James’s Palace on July 9.

Richard Griffin: Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman needs to mature before he can find true success

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Jays starter stuck between Arash and a hard place, columnist Richard Griffin writes.

Canadian home sales in June down 10.7 per cent from year ago but up from May: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association says it was the first substantive month-over-month increase this year.

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Elon Musk could face legal action after calling Thai cave rescuer a ‘pedo’

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Billionaire lashed out on Twitter after his submarine was dismissed as a ‘PR stunt.’

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An aisle-by-aisle look at how to buy Canadian at the grocery store

Retail experts share tips on how to ensure products aren’t from south of the border and subject to U.S. tariffs.

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Ontario should welcome asylum seekers with open arms, Andrea Horwath writes

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Doug Ford and Lisa MacLeod are wrong to want to turn families and children fleeing war away, writes NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.

Monday, Jul 16

Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intelligence chiefs on Russian interference in U.S. election

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“My people came to me … they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be,” Trump said at the leaders’ joint press conference.

'A magnetic personality.' Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton Harbour

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The hockey community reacted with shock to Emery’s death after police confirmed that he drowned early Sunday morning after going for a swim.

Tenant involved in Parkdale rent strike served with eviction notices

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Landlord Nuspor Investments accuses him of being verbally abusive to its staff. The tenant, Mark Farquharson, believes it’s retaliation for the rent strike.

‘Vive la France!’ Fans in Toronto celebrate World Cup win

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Hundreds of team France supporters gathered at a downtown restaurant Sunday to cheer the young squad’s victory over Croatia.

Sunday, Jul 15

France overpowers Croatia for World Cup crown

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Teen sensation Kylian Mbappe caps scoring explosion on the way to France’s first Cup championship since 1998 — and perhaps the start of a dynasty.

Everything you wanted to know about the Canada-U.S. trade war but were afraid to ask

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What is a tariff? Why is this happening? What does it mean? These questions and more, answered.

Give Toronto’s most hated new piece of public art a second chance

It’s not easy, or cute, or pleasant, but the colourful aluminum sculpture on Bathurst St. was designed to make you think. Because not everything can be a dog fountain, writes Murray Whyte.

Christine Elliott defends hefty salary for health adviser, on top of six-figure public pension

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Health minister says Rueben Devlin — who will earn $348,000 a year on top of his pension as a former hospital CEO — has the experience needed to end “hallway medicine” and improve patient care.

Saturday, Jul 14

‘The Man Who Sold Parkdale’ campaign targets real estate agent over ‘displacement realty’

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Nick Brewerton says he supports affordable housing and, as a realtor, has “no role or ability to intervene in any situation of tenants who are being displaced, as this would be a matter between the landlord and the tenants.”

Lawyer who claimed he was voted ‘No. 1 in Client Satisfaction’ hit with misconduct finding

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Personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger was reprimanded and ordered to pay $5,000 in costs after the Law Society of Ontario’s tribunal found problems with his marketing practices.

Rehtaeh Parsons’ father: the 2015 sex ed curriculum could have saved my daughter

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“If the sex ed curriculum ... was in schools when my daughter was alive, she’d still be alive,” says Glen Canning, who’s joined a campaign to fight for the recently scrapped curriculum.

Toronto police modernization faces pushback from the front line

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The criticism highlights dissent among some police factions as Canada’s largest municipal police service continues with its ambitious transformation, a modernization plan launched in 2016 that’s aimed at building public trust and cutting…

Friday, Jul 13

Tories zap 758 green energy contracts in Ontario

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Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government is pulling the plug on the projects in a bid to save $790 million.

Jennifer Wells: Hydro One chaos sure to cause jitters over its multibillion-dollar U.S. deal

Hydro One’s takeover of Avista was already proving to be contentious. Tossing the utility’s CEO and board will likely not help, writes Jennifer Wells.

Tens of thousands of protesters greet Trump in U.K. — along with giant baby balloon

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The diaper-clad infant, with a quiff of hair and a mobile phone for tweeting, is soared near the Houses of Parliament in London.

The naked truth about how the repealed sex ed program compares to the 1998 one that replaces it

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The 1998 health and physical education curriculum never once mentions the words cyber-bullying, social media, race, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It only once mentions the word Internet.

Thursday, Jul 12

Ford uses throne speech to signal dramatic changes that loom for Ontario

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The new Ford government will convene a commission of inquiry into the previous Liberal government’s spending practices, end “unaffordable green energy contracts,” and expand beer and wine sales to convenience and big-box stores.

Canada Post ‘hellbent’ on labour dispute as talks continue, union president says

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50,000 workers at the Crown Corporation are set to hold strike votes this summer as negotiations continue under Sept. 4 deadline.

'Potential vehicle ramming attack' near CN Tower described in internal police memo

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Toronto police said people should go about their day as normal Thursday after officers were sent out in force to the downtown core in response to an undisclosed “potential risk to public safety.”

Toronto police plan to deploy 200 more officers to priority areas in evening to combat gun violence

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Under criticism city officials are to blame for escalating violence, Mayor John Tory and Chief Mark Saunders present $15-million plan to fund overtime and community programs.