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Mississauga doctor faces assault charges
A Mississauga doctor was arrested on sexual assault charges on Saturday
Aug. 24, 2009

Car clocked at 210 km/h in 80 zone
A man has been charged with stunt driving and dangerous driving after being clocked at almost three times the posted speed limit on a Brampton highway overnight
Aug. 7, 2009

Close friends in life, slain soldiers make their final journey together
The bodies of two fallen Canadian soldiers are to make the now-familiar trek down the Highway of Heroes from CFB Trenton to a Toronto coroner’s office this afternoon
Aug. 4, 2009

Soldier stepped on bomb before falling off cliff: Officials
Shortly before the body of the 125th Canadian soldier to die during the mission in Afghanistan was set to make its way down the Highway of Heroes, military officials announced that the victim stepped on an explosive device before falling to his death Thursday
July 19, 2009

Man shot dead after Barrie officers stabbed
A man was shot dead seconds after stabbing two Barrie police officers during a confrontation yesterday near the busy Bayfield Mall
July 6, 2009

Canadian soldier dies in hospital
A Canadian soldier who was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last month has died in a Quebec hospital
July 5, 2009

OPP cracks down on under-17s out after midnight
Parents be warned: Due to an increase in crime among youth, the Ontario Provincial Police say they are cracking down on underage teens who stay out past midnight
July 3, 2009

Global kid-porn ring cracked
A Canadian-born man authorities allege is one of the most dangerous pedophiles in the world has been charged by Mexican federal police in connection with a massive child pornography ring they say spanned Canada, U.S. and Mexico
June 29, 2009

Murderer escapes jail by walking away
He slept in a bedroom, not a cell, and the ground outside his prison was free of walls and guard towers – in fact, there wasn’t even a fence
June 15, 2009

Car seat linked to Tori Stafford case
Five days into the search for the remains of 8-year-old Victoria Stafford, Oxford Community Police are asking southern Ontario residents to be on the lookout for the back seat of a vehicle
May 24, 2009

Deadly chemical stolen from Waterloo researchers
Police are searching for 10 vials of a deadly substance after it was stolen from a group of University of Waterloo students who were doing research
May 24, 2009

Girl, 15, rescued from prostitution
Police have rescued a 15-year-old girl who they say was being forced to work as a prostitute in Toronto
May 24, 2009

Safest holiday weekend in 5 years, OPP say
The number of fatalities on OPP-patrolled roadways, trails and waterways is down almost 16 per cent so far this year and police said it was the safest Victoria Day weekend in five years with only two deaths compared to eight last year
May 21, 2009

Conrad Black wins appeal bid
In a rare and surprising decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said yesterday that it would consider overturning a fraud conviction against fallen media baron Conrad Black, who is serving his 6 & 1/2-year sentence in a Florida prison
May 19, 2009

Weather record “annihilated” by 17.9C high
Toronto’s temperature shattered a 1974 record of 15.4C when Pearson International Airport recorded a temperature of 17.9C at 3 p.m. today
March 6, 2009

Police identify nurse investigated in Brampton teen’s suicide
Saint Paul police in Minnesota have identified a former nurse who is being investigated for encouraging Brampton teenager Nadia Kajouji to commit suicide last year
Feb. 26, 2009

49 killed after plane crashes into home near Buffalo
A limited state of emergency has been declared in a small hamlet just outside Buffalo, where a Toronto-made commuter plane crashed into a home killing 49 people
Feb. 13, 2009

“Obama Fried Chicken” turns NAACP’s stomach
To celebrate the inauguration of the first black American president, Humber College treated their students to two different feasts at two of their campuses
Jan. 22, 2009

Police seek tips on stolen bars of silver
Instead of singing Silver Bells, Toronto police say someone celebrated the holidays with silver bars
Jan. 19, 2009

Mother of slain child avoids jail
The mother of a 7-year-old girl who was allegedly beaten to death by two guardians last year walked out of court a free woman yesterday
Jan. 9, 2009

Man must pay support though twins not his
An Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled that fatherhood is more than just biology, ordering a man to continue paying child support even though a DNA test shows he is not the father of his ex-wife’s twins
Jan. 8, 2009

CUPE chief apologizes for Nazi comparison
The president of the province’s largest union has apologized for comparing the bombings of academic institutions in Gaza to actions perpetrated by the Nazis
Jan. 8, 2009

HIV-positive Toronto man charged with sex-assault
A Toronto man has been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault after police allege that he deliberately withheld the fact that he was HIV positive in order to have unprotected sex with a partner
Jan. 7, 2009

GTA murders drop in 2008
Last year, the GTA became a safer place to live
Jan 1, 2009

White, wild first day of winter
As if on cue, the first day of winter was marked with a generous helping of snow after a series of weekend storms pummelled the city – and hit other parts of the GTA even harder
Dec. 22, 2008

Crowds expected to line Highway of Heroes
Tens of thousands are expected to line Canada’s Highway of Heroes today to pay tribute to the three soldiers killed in Afghanistan, marking both their sacrifice and the grim milestone of 100 Canadian soldiers killed on active duty there
Dec. 8, 2008

Police swoop in search for Zaveda killer
Acting on a tip today that the killer might be in the area, Toronto police and the Emergency Task Force searched an address just west of where 23-year-old Bailey Zaveda was shot dead by a stray bullet early Saturday
Oct. 27, 2008

Gas prices jump by 12.9 cents
Motorists got a rude shock this morning when they pulled into gas stations to fill ‘er up: a massive overnight hike sent the average price at GTA pumps to $1.36.6 per litre
Sept. 12, 2008

Kandahar blast kills decorated soldier
Sgt. Prescott Shipway’s motto was "never let a comrade down." It wasn’t just an adage Shipway gave lip service to – he lived it
Sept. 8, 2008

Explosion snarls city traffic for hours
For as long as he’s been a police officer, Sgt. Cam Woolley has never seen anything cripple the city like yesterday’s north-end explosion
Aug. 11, 2008

10 charged, 10 sought in loan fraud bust
Ten people have been arrested and warrants have been issued for another 10 in connection with an alleged fraudulent loan network operating in the GTA uncovered by Durham police
July 30, 2008

Goodwood man charged after hoax
A Goodwood man is facing three charges after he called 911 saying he had been stabbed multiple times, leading to a large-scale search that ended up being a hoax
July 22, 2008

Fines, jail time hiked for drunk drivers
Canada’s justice minister says suspected impaired drivers will no longer be able to refuse roadside sobriety tests and may face stiffer fines and longer jail times
June 28, 2008

“High” drivers in police sights
Canada’s justice minister says suspected impaired drivers – either on alcohol or drugs – will no longer be able to refuse roadside sobriety tests and may face stiffer fines and longer jail times
June 27, 2008

CTV buys hockey night song
CTV has purchased the rights to the Hockey Night in Canada theme song. In a shock announcement just before 4 p.m. today, CTV announced the public-relations coup
June 9, 2008

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