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Police release video in pizza parlour shooting

Posted: 10 hours ago
Toronto Police has released security camera footage showing the suspect of a Scarborough double-shooting being dropped off near the crime scene. The shooting took place on Sept. 14 outside Halal Pizza Time and Restaurant near Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue. Police arrived on scene to find two men with gunshot wounds. One of the men was taken […]


Hundreds of Torontonians gather to end kidney disease in Canada

Posted: Sep 29 2014 10:58 am
It was a perfect day for the Kidney Foundation of Canada to celebrate its golden anniversary. On Saturday, over 200 participants gathered in sunny High Park at the annual Kidney Walk, to raise awareness for kidney disease and organ donation in Canada.


Rob Ford gives first public speech since cancer diagnosis

Posted: Sep 28 2014 8:09 pm
Rob Ford made his first public appearance since being released from the hospital. The mayor gave a speech to hundreds of anxious fans during the annual Ford Fest barbecue Saturday evening in Etobicoke.


Multimedia

Sports

Port Credit institution helping revitalize Canadian amateur boxing

Caitlin Trenholme and Olga Rosa Heron at amateur boxing tournament.

Posted: 2 hours ago
Perceived as a “niche” sport to the general public in the shadow of Mixed Martial Arts, amateur boxing within Canada has become resurgent again. One gym contributing to this pugilistic renaissance is HUF Executive Fitness, a family owned staple in Port Credit, Ontario that has been around for over a decade. Co-owned by Olga Rosa […]


Bloor Street Dart League survives many changes

If only they could talk, the dartboards hanging at the old Dovercourt OWLS Club, one of the main venues of the Bloor Street Dart League, might have a tale or two to tell of the friendly and serious dart competition​ that has been played here in years past

Posted: 5 hours ago
They may not be young anymore, but that doesn’t stop them from coming out to play. And after over a third of a century of existence, there’s not much about darts that the founding members and current executive committee of the Bloor Street Dart League (BSDL) haven’t seen, heard, or done before. The league has […]


Fans excited with FIFA 15 release

Posted: 5 hours ago
Nothing quite captures a true soccer fan’s imagination like a good video game simulation. FIFA 15, the latest installment from EA Sports, is just that.


Arts & Life

Food Truck Festival Ontario rolls into Toronto

The Kal and Mooy food truck serves East African-inspired meals at the inaugural Food Truck Festival Ontario at Ontario Place on Sunday.

Posted: Sep 25 2014 12:11 pm
From poutine burgers to mac and cheese balls, Torontonians chowed down on some of the best street food Ontario had to offer at the first Food Truck Festival Ontario on Sunday.


Features

Bloor Street Dart League survives many changes

If only they could talk, the dartboards hanging at the old Dovercourt OWLS Club, one of the main venues of the Bloor Street Dart League, might have a tale or two to tell of the friendly and serious dart competition​ that has been played here in years past

Posted: 5 hours ago
They may not be young anymore, but that doesn’t stop them from coming out to play. And after over a third of a century of existence, there’s not much about darts that the founding members and current executive committee of the Bloor Street Dart League (BSDL) haven’t seen, heard, or done before. The league has […]


TTC service still top of mind for candidates and commuters

Posted: Sep 25 2014 11:16 am
Shaun Cleaver uses the Toronto Transit Commission regularly to get to his classes. He’s a graduate student at the University of Toronto and feels frustrated by the TTC’s services and costs to users. “I joined TTC Riders, which essentially exists to advocate for improved transit in Toronto,” including, he said, “increasing the service that we have and at least holding if not reducing the fares we pay. … One thing I do well is follow trails of information. … The biggest role I play so far is to bring (facts) to the table and allow our discussions to be more informed.”


Opinion

Treat students fairly

Posted: Feb 13 2014 2:19 pm
And if the broader membership goes out on strike, so, of course, do the students. And it’s the students who will be among the hardest-hit. There’s a huge financial difference between middle-aged employees who’ve had the opportunity to set aside some savings and students who are still paying off their loans and trying to make ends meet.


Panel pontificates on pain of being a reporter in Canada

Posted: Dec 14 2013 5:13 pm
On Wednesday, during the monthly program CBC Connects, senior journalists shared personal and professional challenges in getting news at home or abroad. Carol Off, host of CBC’s long running current events show, As It Happens, thinks journalists face huge challenges when it comes to free expression in Canada. “We have a situation … where our […]


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