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Carla Abogado death: family files $2M lawsuit against police

Nastasha Abogado, who was known as Carla, was struck and killed in February by a York Regional Police vehicle. The family of an 18-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an unmarked police vehicle earlier this year has filed a $2.2-million civil lawsuit against the York Regional Police.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

DurhamRegion.com

Beaverton boy, 12, grows giant pumpkins, sells to Loblaw

Simon Southwell is not afraid of monsters. In fact, he loves them - especially if they pop up from the dirt and weigh close to a half-tonne.

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The Globe and Mail

Driver clipped officer before being shot and killed by Toronto police, jury hears

Constable Curtis Hibbert leaves the Coroners Courts in Toronto on Monday. Constable Hibbert was clipped by Wieslaw Duda in 2010 before Mr. Duda was killed by police.

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680News

Friends react to murder of Toronto construction executive in Clinton

Friends, neighbours and colleagues react Monday to the murder of Don Frigo, the vice-president of a Toronto construction company, who was killed in Clinton, Ont., on Saturday during an outing on horseback. Friends, neighbours and colleagues react Monday to the murder of Don Frigo, the vice-president of a Toronto construction company, who was killed in Clinton, Ont., on Saturday during an outing on horseback.

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CBC News

Toronto construction executive ID'd as victim in Clinton, Ont., shooting

The man killed in Clinton , Ont., on Saturday has been identified by Ontario Provincial Police as Donnato 'Don' Frigo, 70, of Caledon East. Frigo was a vice president at Hady Construction Group in Etobicoke.

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Medical News Today

Care coordination strategies can decrease health care use by older...

Better coordination of patient care between health care providers, encouraging patients to self-manage their health and other strategies can reduce use of the health care system by seniors and people with chronic conditions, according to research published in CMAJ . People who frequently visit emergency departments and clinics and are admitted to hospital use a disproportionate amount of health care resources despite their relatively small numbers.

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Torontoist

Voting Rights in Toronto: Who Has (and Hasn't) Been Allowed to Cast a Ballot in Our Elections

Ballot box preparation, Township of North York office at 5000 Yonge Street, 1964. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 217, Series 249, File 261, Item 1. For most of Toronto's history, the privilege of voting in municipal elections belonged to an elite group.

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CBC News

1 man dead, 1 in custody after stabbing near Don Mills and Finch

A man is dead and another is in police custody after a stabbing in the neighbourhood of Don Mills Road and Finch Avenue East on Sunday night. Witnesses say a woman ran out of the home, and dashed across the street to the neighbour's yard to get help.

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Canada.com

Capitalize for Kids brings in top investors and $1-million for a good cause

Capitalize for Kids expects to raise at least $1-million for the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from its investor conference on October 23-24, 2014 Canadian investors, long accustomed to flying to places like New York and London in order to attend top industry events, now have an opportunity to hear from some of the world's most influential investors on their home turf. The Sohn Canada, presented by Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference, which will be held at Toronto's Arcadian Court on October 23 and 24, offers access to 20 prominent speakers that will share their most actionable investment ideas and insight into their processes.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

CBC News

Doug Ford on minds of Olivia Chow, John Tory

Doug Ford has yet to begin campaigning, but his two most high-profile rivals are already facing questions about how they intend to handle his unexpected presence in the mayoral race. Asked if his platform will differ from the one his brother presented over the past few months, Ford said the public will have to "stay tuned."

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CFRB

Second man wanted for murder in west Toronto fight

Toronto Police have identified a second man wanted in the beating death of a man in the city's west end. Police said Sunday they are trying to track down 20-year-old Gonffa Krow.

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CFRB

One man killed, another critically hurt in pizza shop shooting

A father of two young children is Toronto's latest murder victim, shot dead at the Scarborough pizza parlour where he had been only been working for two weeks. 31-year-old Abdul Monir was killed just after 12 am Sunday at Pizza Time, at the edge of a strip mall at Markham Rd and Lawrence Ave E. A second man, believed to be the owner of the shop, was also hit by bullets but survived.

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BlogTO

The top 10 thrift stores in Toronto

The top thrift stores in Toronto are those that keep on giving, whether that's through wicked-low prices, a sweet variety of vintage garb, or right back into the local community. They know that second-hand clothing shopping can sometimes be a little daunting, and so they've place the utmost importance on store cleanliness, organization, and a diverse amount of stock.

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CBC News

Man dead after double shooting in Scarborough

Police said gunfire broke out outside a strip plaza on Greencrest Circuit, in the area of Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue East, around midnight. Toronto EMS said a man in his 50s survived the shooting.

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Sys-Con Media

Celebrating Ukrainian Culture and Heritage in Toronto

The Government of Canada is providing $99,700 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 18th edition of the Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival. The Festival celebrates Ukrainian culture and heritage through free community-oriented programming.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

CBC News

'A family fiefdom': Rob Ford's candidacy shakes up Ward 2 city council race

Mayor Rob Ford withdrew from the mayoral race Friday and announced he would run for city council in Ward 2 Etobicoke North. The Etobicoke North city council candidate considered by many to be the only real contender in Ward 2 without the last name of Ford says his campaign has been prepared for the possibility of running against Mayor Rob Ford since the election race began.

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The Toronto Star

Ford campaign: Downtown, reaction to the candidate switch is cynical

After the shock of Doug Ford's announcement Friday that he was entering the race for mayor, many people who talked to the Star on a downtown street expressed doubts about his prospects and motivations. Some Torontonians are feeling puzzled, politically weary and a tad cynical about the mayoralty race and the Ford brothers, after Friday's double-barreled announcement that has changed the tenor of the race.

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CBC News

Police identify man killed in violent assault in Etobicoke

Police found Richard Pepper, 60, and another man with "obvious signs of injury" at the scene Thursday night. Pepper died in hospital.

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The Toronto Star

Rob Ford's rise through council marked by blunt words, controversy and scandal

A “fair-size” tumour has accomplished the seeming impossible - halted the re-election bid of Toronto's improbable, unstoppable mayor who smashed through wave after wave of potentially career-ending scandal. Friday's announcement put a grim cap on Rob Ford Rob Ford 's chaotic term that saw the penny-pinching populist storm into office as a political juggernaut and cut down while fighting, as a repentant, sober man, to retake it.

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Edmonton Journal

Doug Ford could win Toronto mayor race: pollster

A decades-long dry spell for hotel construction in downtown Edmonton is coming to an end with two new developments in the works. The first to open will be a 14-storey hotel under construction at 96th Street and Jasper Avenue.

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