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Pedestrian struck and killed on train tracks

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 1/13/2013 11:46:00 PM

A pedestrian has been struck and killed in the city.

Police were called to the train tracks near Logan and Dundas shortly before 11 o'clock Sunday evening.

They confirm that the victim has died of their injuries, but no other information has been released.

Toronto Traffic Services is investigating.


'Argo' & 'Les Miserables' big winners at Golden Globes

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 1/13/2013 11:30:00 PM

The Iran hostage thriller ``Argo'' was a surprise best-drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic ``Lincoln,'' which had emerged as an awards-season favourite.

``Argo'' also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win _ except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time. Affleck's now in an unusual position during Hollywood's long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the second-highest film honours knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar.

The night left ``Argo'' taking home the top prize at the Globes but standing as a longshot for best picture at the Feb. 24 Oscars, where films almost never win if their directors are not nominated.
   
``Les Miserables'' was named best musical or comedy, while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed acting prizes. Besides the three wins ...

Man seriously injured after being stabbed

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 1/13/2013 11:22:00 PM

Police are investigating a stabbing in Mississauga.

The call came in Sunday evening around 9 o'clock to 85 Acorn Place. That building is in the Huronatario and Eglinton area.

A 24 year old man was taken to hospital in serious condition.

Peel police say they are searching for 4 men who are considered persons of interest.

Mayor Ford urges casino supporters to speak up

Posted By: James Moore · 1/13/2013 6:08:00 PM

Rob Ford wants Toronto residents who are in favour of building a new, multi-million dollar gaming facility to speak up at public input sessions being held all over the city.

On Sunday's edition of NEWSTALK 1010's The City, Ford urged proponents not to be intimidated by those who say the casino should be built somewhere else, or not at all.

"They're going to have special interest groups (at the public consultations) who say 'no, no, no, no," says Ford.

The mayor blames a familiar foe for all the negativity.

"It always seem like the left-wing councillors are anti-business and anything for revenue, they just 'spend, spend, spend," he says.

Public input sessions wrap up on January 19th.

AUDIO: Maple Leafs open training camp

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/13/2013 5:36:00 PM

Mixed in amongst the nerves and excitement as the Toronto Maple Leafs reported for training camp was an emotion rarely seen on Day 1 of a NHL season.

``There's a lot of concern,'' Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said Sunday.

Concern about the lack of time to get ready for a condensed 48-game schedule. Concern about how best to evaluate which of the 31 players in camp should be in the lineup next Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Concern about finding a way to end the NHL's longest playoff drought.

It's been a whirlwind week for the Maple Leafs organization, with general manager Brian Burke being replaced by Dave Nonis just days after the end of the lockout, and the pace is only going to pick up.

The message to players as they arrived to the team's practice facility on Sunday morning surrounded the importance of giving a ...

Scarborough woman killed in Bangladesh

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/13/2013 2:32:00 PM

An aspiring doctor from Scarborough has been killed by a train in Bangladesh.

21-year-old old Jerin Mir was a student at the Medical College for Women & Hospital.

Jerin's uncle told the The Daily Star newspaper she'd come to Bangladesh last year, while her family stayed in Canada.

He says she was taking a walk with a friend near the Cantonment railway station in Dhaka when she was hit around 6:30pm Saturday.

Jerin was pronounced dead in hospital.

Police say they are speaking to her friend to find out exactly what happened.

(The Canadian Press)

Bus passenger gang raped in India

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/13/2013 12:31:00 PM

Another troubling story of gang rape in India & again, this one started with a bus.

Police say a 29-year-old woman was the only passenger on a bus Friday night as she travelled to her village in northern Punjab state. But instead of taking her home, the driver too her to an empty building in a remote location.

There, the driver & conductor were joined by 5 friends.  The group took turns raping the woman through the night.  Early Saturday, the bus driver dropped the victim off at her village.

Police have arrested 6 suspects, all have admitted to being involved.  Police are still looking for another man.  The victim is recovering at home.

This comes 4 weeks after a 23-year-old woman was gang raped & killed on a moving bus in the Indian capital. The attack on Jyoti Singh Pandey sparked global protests & calls for tougher rape laws ...

Ikea Monkey's owner denies abuse allegations

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/13/2013 10:27:00 AM

The human "mom" of Darwin, the Ikea Monkey says she's "very hurt" by allegations she abused him.

The allegations come from Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland where Darwin has been living.  He's been there since early December, after he was found wandering in the parking lot of a North York Ikea, wearing a tiny double breasted shearling coat.

A lawyer representing Yasmin Nakhuda dismisses the claims, saying they're an attempt to discredit his client.

The sanctuary claims Nakhuda strangled & hit the Japanese macaque with a wooden spoon.  They allege Nakhuda, her husband & their 16 and 11-year-old sons all took part in the abuse meant to make Darwin behave.

Nakhuda insists she never hit the monkey.  She believes the accusations come from a letter she wrote to the owner of a monkey-care website, looking for help to stop Darwin from biting.

Nakhuda had been using a method shown ...

Two fatal crashes on Ontario roads

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/13/2013 10:22:00 AM

A 49-year-old man has been killed after he walked away from an accident Hwy 401 in Newcastle.

OPP say the man's car drove into the ditch at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The driver walked away from the scene and was later hit by a truck.

The truck driver had called police to let them know he had hit a pedestrian.

Meanwhile, south of Alliston, three people were killed in a single vehicle crash. OPP say the crash happened on Adjala Tecumseth Townline

Pupatello, Wynne leading in delegate selection

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/13/2013 5:19:00 AM

Would-be premiers Kathleen Wynne and Sandra Pupatello
battled for the lead in crucial delegate selection meetings for the
Ontario Liberal leadership late Saturday as party members spend the
weekend picking the people who will be eligible to vote for their
new leader.
   
The Liberal Party reported early Sunday that Pupatello, who left
politics in 2011, had pulled ahead with 248 committed first-ballot
delegates after 62 of 63 meetings from Saturday's voting had been
tallied.
   
The meetings took place in about half of the province's ridings
in the north, south-east and the suburban Toronto area.
   
``I'm feeling very optimistic heading into the next round of
voting,'' said Pupatello, who has the most support among the Liberal
caucus and cabinet ministers, who are also eligible to vote for the
new leader.
   
Heading into the weekend voting, Pupatello had said she expected
to be in second place behind the ...

York police looking for Toyota sedan after hit-and-run

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/13/2013 5:15:00 AM

It has been a dangerous weekend on the roads.

Early Sunday morning, a man was being rushed to hospital with head injuries after he was hit by a car while crossing the street. The accident happened on McCowan Rd, south of McNicoll Ave.

On Saturday night, a man was killed in a hit and run accident in Markham. That crash was at Kennedy Rd and Denison St.

York Regional Police are looking for a light coloured 1999 to 2001 Toyota sedan.

NHL officially open for business

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/13/2013 5:13:00 AM

The NHL lockout is now officially over.

On Saturday night, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding after players ratified the tentative deal.

Training starts today.

Players with the Maple Leafs are spending the day at the MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke. They will undergo medical and fitness tests. On-ice practise starts at 2 p.m.

The season starts Saturday, January 19th when the Leafs will take on Montreal. Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton will also play that day.

The Leafs' home opener will be on Monday, January 21st against Buffalo.

You can find the Leafs' full schedule on their website.

UPDATE: Missing Brampton boy located

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/13/2013 5:09:00 AM

Peel police say they have found a 17-year-old boy who had been missing overnight. 

Bryan Hulme, who functions at the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, went missing after he was last seen at his home on Settlers Ct in Brampton, in the area of Hurontario St and Sandalwood Pkwy, around 9 p.m. Saturday.

He was found in good health Sunday morning and reunited with his family.

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