When collecting becomes a health hazard

Even when Linda Peters’ 1,000-square-foot basement suite was stacked to the ceiling with furniture and 11 animals lived in the same space with her, she didn’t recognize that she had a problem. “I would drag couches four times bigger than me for blocks down the street home,” she said, “stuff (them) through the front door and stack (them) all up. … I didn’t even realize there was a problem.”

Live: Toronto city council debates new budget but Mayor Rob Ford has his own plan

Mayor Rob Ford has called it the “worst” budget he’s ever seen. Deputy mayor Norm Kelly will bring forward budget chief Frank Di Giorgio’s 2014 budget plan. Here’s what the city staff have proposed: click here.