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Elderly Woman Trapped in Elevator of Nursing Home

Posted By: David Woodard · 1/2/2013 8:52:00 PM

Officials are investigating after an elderly woman was trapped in an elevator at her Mississauga nursing home for more than 24 hours.

Peel Region chair Emil Kolb said Wednesday in a statement that the senior was trapped in the elevator at the Malton Village Long Term from the evening of Dec. 23 until early Christmas morning.

Kolb says the woman had been out with her family on Dec. 23 and was dropped off at the front door that evening, but staff thought she was staying with family when she didn't return to her room.

It's believed she became trapped in the elevator between floors on her way to her room and it no one realized that she was missing until 24 hours later.

A search was begun and she was finally found in the malfunctioning elevator, was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital for evaluation.

Kolb ...

Peel Police Investigate Stabbing in Brampton

Posted By: David Woodard · 1/2/2013 8:44:00 PM

Peel police are looking for a suspect after a stabbing in Brampton.

Investigators say there is one victim who is being rushed to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries...

It happened inside an apartment building on Kennedy Road in Brampton just after 7 o'clock Wednesday night.

Police don't have a suspect description at this point.

Hilary Clinton Released From Hospital

Posted By: David Woodard · 1/2/2013 8:28:00 PM

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been released from a New York hospital where she was treated for a blood clot in her head.

Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors advised her that she has been making progress on all fronts and are confident she will make a full recovery.

He says Clinton is appreciative of the excellent care she received at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is eager to get back to work. A date for her return to the State Department has not been set.

Clinton had been in the hospital since Sunday, where she was being treated with blood thinners to dissolve the clot. Doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier in December.

(The Associated Press)

NHL/Players Continue Negotiations to End Lockout

Posted By: David Woodard · 1/2/2013 8:25:00 PM

The NHL players' association has delivered its latest counteroffer to the league as the two sides try to resolve the lockout. 

The union and the NHL could meet again later Wednesday after the league looks over the proposal. 

The NHL had presented the players with a counteroffer Tuesday night. 

Commissioner Gary Bettman says that the league had told the union a deal needs to be in place by January 11 so a 48-game season can be played.

(Canadian Press)

Woman Hurt After Being Struck By Vehicle near Jones and Gerrard

Posted By: David Woodard · 1/2/2013 8:22:00 PM


A woman in her mid thirties has been taken to hospital after she was struck by a vehicle early Wednesday evening.

Paramedics say it happened at the corner of Jones and Gerrard around 5 p.m.

Officials say the woman suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

It's not clear if any charges will be laid.

Public spat between SIU and Toronto Police

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/2/2013 4:17:00 PM

The province's special investigations unit and Toronto Police are having a public spat over a complaint against the service.

The director of the SIU is blasting Toronto Police for not cooperating in an investigation.

The SIU was investigating the injuries sustained by 27-year-old Tyrone Phillips last July. He was arrested outside a nightclub.

Phillips filed a complaint with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director saying he was beaten into unconsciousness during the arrest.

The complaint was referred to Toronto Police, and then to the SIU.

In its investigation, the SIU tried to retrieve a copy of Phillips' statement, but director Ian Scott says Toronto Police declined to provide a copy of the complaint.

The SIU says the OIPRD also declined to produce a copy of the complaint, saying they have a policy of only sharing information with the affected police service.

In a statement, Scott says the Toronto Police ...

Boy killed on the 401 identified

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/2/2013 5:15:00 PM

Police have identified the boy who was killed in the hit and run accident on Hwy 401 Tuesday.

7-year-old Jacob Favila from Ajax died in hospital. He was in a minivan when the vehicle was rear-ended by a Hummer in the westbound lanes near Dixie Rd.

OPP says there were 8 people in the van, two adults and six children.

The boy who was killed was sitting in the back and police say it appears he was wearing a seatbelt.

The Hummer left the scene of the accident. Police later found the vehicle, but the driver is still missing.

Premier Sends Message To Teachers

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/2/2013 4:56:00 PM

The premier has sent a letter to the province's public school teachers, the day before the education minister provides an update on the government's next steps in the labour dispute.

This comes just two days after the deadline to reach local contracts passed.

After thanking teachers for their work, Dalton McGuinty underlined Ontario is facing what he calls a "stubborn deficit left over from the recession". He maintains teachers are not alone in having to tighten their belts and repeats the province is asking pay freeze, the end to banking sick days and scaling back retirement benefits.

He says teachers are among the highest paid in North America and "are worth every single penny" but says "these terms are fair given the province's circumstances."

McGuinty maintains his preference has always been to have negotiated settlements, however given the deadline to reach these with school boards has passed, "Ontarians expect, rightly, ...

Arrest made in Toronto's first homicide of 2013

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/2/2013 1:00:00 PM

Poliec have released the name of the victim in Toronto's first homicide of the year.

22-year-old O'Marie Brooks was stabbed to death outside of a sports bar on Keele St early Tuesday morning.

29-year-old Nicholas Silvera has surrendered to police.

Silvera has been charged with second degree murder.

Teacher Unions Looking At Next Steps

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/2/2013 12:06:00 PM

While the province's public teachers are keeping their cards closely guarded, they're not ruling anything out when it comes to job action - even rotating strikes.

That's from Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) Ken Coran, who spoke with Newstalk 1010.

This comes the day before the education minister will reveal her plans in the province's battle with the teachers' unions.

The December 31st deadline for both elementary and high school teachers to reach an agreement has passed.

The last time Coran spoke with the education minister was December 21st and he says the tone hasn't changed. However, he says the ministry staff has offered to help unions with any costing.

As for what's next, Coran maintains the OSSTF is considering all options and notes 140 local union heads will come together on January 9th to chat.

He says only then will they make a decision on what their next ...

Man dies in accident on Blue Mountain ski hill

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/2/2013 12:06:00 PM

A 48-year-old man has died in hospital after an accident on the ski hill of the Blue Mountain Resort.

Resort spokesperson Collin Matanowitsch says the Aurora man was taken off the hill by the ski patrol and taken to hospital Tuesday afternoon. He was later pronounced dead.

Police are not releasing any more information at this time, including whether the man was wearing a helmet and whether he was skiing or snowboarding.

Matanowitsch says the accident happened on the Tranquility Trail, a main trail in the resort's central pod. It is marked as a blue trail for intermediate or experienced skiiers and snowboarders.

"Our sympathies goes out to the family," he says. "This is a tragic incident."

The trail was closed yesterday after the accident but has since been reopened.

Matanowitsch says the resort is constantly monitoring the safety of its trails.

"Our ski patrol regularly monitor both conditions but also ski ...

Man Charged After Speeding on the Gardiner

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 1/2/2013 11:33:00 AM

A 22-year-old is facing charges after he was caught speeding on the Gardiner Expressway on Wednesday morning.

Police say at 1:41 a.m., an officer saw a 2008 Honda Civic traveling at a high rate of speed in the eastbound lanes, at Islington Avenue.

A speed-measuring device, used by the officer, clocked the driver going at a speed of 187 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

A 22-year-old Toronto man has been charged with:

1) Stunt Driving - Drive at rate of speed 50 km/h or more over speed limit

2) Speeding - 187 km/h in a 100 km/h zone

His licence has been suspended for seven days and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

Parents return to Sandy Hook

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/2/2013 5:44:00 AM

Parents of children enroled at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut are set to return to the scene of last month's mass shooting.

They will be there for an open house, picking up their child's backpack, coat and other belongings.

Those items were left behind in the chaos as a shooter opened fire, killing 20 Grade 1 students and 6 educators.

Desks that had been used by those students have been moved from Sandy Hook to a building in nearby Munroe, where students will resume the school year.

Their first day back in class is Thursday.

Photographer hit by car, dies after snapping shots of Justin Bieber's Ferrari

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/2/2013 2:10:00 AM

Police say a paparazzo was hit by a car and killed after taking photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari on a Los Angeles street.

Los Angeles police Officer James Stoughton says the photographer, who was not identified, died at a hospital shortly after the crash Tuesday evening. Stoughton says Bieber was not in the Ferrari at the time.

The sports car was parked on the side of Sepulveda Boulevard near Getty Center Drive after a traffic stop. The photographer was struck as he walked across the boulevard after taking pictures.

Stoughton says no charges are likely to be filed against the motorist who hit the man.

A call to a spokesperson for the singer was not immediately returned Tuesday night.

(The Associated Press)

Wednesday could be key to saving NHL season

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/2/2013 12:20:00 AM

With the NHL and Players' Association trading proposals back and forth ahead of a deadline to save the season, hope is on the rise that an agreement to return the game to the ice is getting close.

What happens Wednesday will likely determine if that ends up being the case.

Armed with a new comprehensive offer from the league - presented on Tuesday night after a 24-hour period that saw top NHL executives work through New Year's Eve - the union is expected to provide a response at some point during the day. Just as importantly, it must also decide whether it will let a self-imposed deadline pass to file a ``disclaimer of interest,'' which would throw negotiations into uncertainty at a critical juncture.

Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league isn't focused on that possibility and noted that the NHL has been making some movement on the key issues.

``In ...

Mississauga Mom Charged With 2-Year-Old-Daughter's Murder

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 1/2/2013 9:05:00 AM

Police are investigating Peel Region's first homicide of 2013.

At about 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, someone called 911 about a woman on a balcony causing a disturbance at a townhouse complex on Colonial Drive, near Highway 403 and Winton Churchill Boulevard in Mississauga.

Police say when officers arrived, they found the woman barricaded inside the unit. Once they gained entrance inside, they discovered the body of a two-year-old girl. Police say there were obvious signs of trauma.

Police say the woman is the mother of the child and she was arrested at the scene.

24-year-old Teresa Amelia Williams has been charged with second-degree murder and is expected to make a court appearance on Wednesday afternoon.

Police have identified the victim as Evadne Williams-Scott.

Police will be canvassing the neighbourhood to see if they can figure out what led to the tragedy.

UPDATE: 7-year old boy killed in crash on 401

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/2/2013 10:12:00 AM

A 7-year old boy is dead after a hit-and-run on the westbound 401 near Dixie Rd.

OPP say the boy was in a minivan with his family when their vehicle was rear-ended by a Hummer around 4:30 pm Tuesday.

The driver of the minivan lost control and hit another vehicle.

The 7-year old was taken to Mississauga's Trillium Health Centre but later died of his injuries.

Sgt Dave Woodford say it appears the boy was wearing a seatbelt.

No one else was injured in the crash.

Police found the Hummer abandoned near Dixie Rd not long after the crash.

They are searching for the driver, who is believed to have fled on foot.

Police are still investigating whether the driver of the Hummer is the owner of the vehicle, or whether the vehicle was stolen.

UPDATE: US House of Representatives passes 'fiscal cliff' compromise

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/2/2013 12:05:00 AM

President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation's tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the ``fiscal cliff'' deal approved in Congress.

The president said in an appearance late Tuesday in the White House that the House vote to prevent a mix of tax increases and
spending cuts avoids a problem that could have sent the economy back into recession.

Obama says the deficit is ``still too high'' and warns that he will not negotiate with Congress over another increase in the nation's debt ceiling.

The House approved Senate-backed legislation preventing middle-class tax increases and spending cuts that technically took effect with the new year.

It represented a triumph for Obama after he campaigned for re-election on higher taxes on the wealthy.

(The Associated Press)

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