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3247 days 6 hours ago
Former First Nations leader David Ahenakew insists he's not an anti-Semite, telling his hate-crime trial Thursday he doesn't "hate the Jews, but I hate what they do" - and that he still believes Jews started the Second World War.
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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled a deficit-free fiscal forecast Thursday that contained a political time bomb that could put his government in peril as early as Monday night.
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Two men are dead after a shooting late Thursday afternoon in an Ottawa highrise apartment building.
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World-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking has been appointed a distinguished research chair at Waterloo, Ont.'s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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When NASA returns to the moon, Canadian-built eyes could show its lunar rovers where to drive.
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To anyone else, the photo album found in the truck of Mark Steinberg's car wouldn't be worth much, but the Vancouver lawyer says the album was his only physical link to a fading past.
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CTVglobemedia Inc. on Thursday joined the parade of media companies across North America that have chopped staff amid an industry downturn.
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Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat sacked his national police chief on Friday, fuelling speculation that the government is preparing to crackdown on protesters besieging Bangkok's main airports.
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Russia is satisfied with Washington's refusal to push for allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be official candidates to join the NATO military alliance, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday.
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The world's oldest person, an Indiana woman, died on Wednesday at the age of 115, according to a gerontology expert.
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1 day 16 hours ago

Toronto Fire Services promises to tell you—soon

As an inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower that killed 80 people gets underway, the long-standing concerns of its residents are now coming to light. Residents of the London apartment had noticed the building was missing fire alarms, sprinklers, and a fire escape. There was only one means of egress, a single staircase. And […]

The post Could you die in a Grenfell-esque inferno in Toronto? appeared first on Torontoist.

2 days 16 hours ago

Losing the landmark would be an irreparable blow to waterfront redevelopment.

Back when the Hearn Generating Station was opened in 1951, it was the largest enclosed space in Canada: a cavernous, 40,000-square-foot hulk on the waterfront that powered the surrounding city, until it was decommissioned in 1995. Under Mike Harris, the province deregulated its energy system, and the Hearn was rendered obsolete. Asbestos insulation and gigantic […]

The post Don’t sell the Hearn appeared first on Torontoist.

2 days 21 hours ago

The latest crackdown targeted accounts including one that tweeted out factual historical information.

A second Doug Ford satirical account, @frodnation2018, was suspended on Oct. 12, but it is unclear what suddenly prompted the suspension. “I merely received the same vague letter claiming that it violated Twitter’s “impersonation” rules,” says Richard Feren, the man behind the account. Another DoFo related account, @DougFordFacts—this one unrelated to Feren—was briefly suspended last […]

The post Twitter cracks down again on Ford satire accounts appeared first on Torontoist.

5 days 15 hours ago

The realty company behind Liberty Village is now eyeing 27 acres in south Etobicoke.

William Mellis Christie’s cookie empire once stretched across Toronto: factories on King Street East and on Adelaide, a family mansion on Queen’s Park Crescent, and, ultimately, a 27-acre plot in Mimico where, from 1948 up until 2012, Mr. Christie’s successors manufactured his famously good cookies under the shadow of the iconic, branded water tower. The […]

The post Cookie baron’s factory lands could become massive new development appeared first on Torontoist.

6 days 19 hours ago

A recent resurgence in witchcraft’s popularity seems only fitting during these troubled times.

Under a full moon in the first week of October, the spiritual supply shop WonderWorks hosted the kickoff for Witchfest North. “It is the season of the witch,” declared organizer Monica Bodirsky, standing in the store next to vials of bladderwort essence and copies of A Practical Guide to the Runes. A few weeks ago, […]

The post Toronto witches gather in celebration and resistance appeared first on Torontoist.

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