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Homicide called in after stabbing victim succumbs to injuries

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 1/15/2013 10:36:00 PM

A 24 year old man who was stabbed in Mississauga on Sunday evening, has died from his injuries.

The homicide unit is investigating.

Police were called around 9:30 p.m. to an apartment on 85 Acorn Place, near Hurontario Street and Eglinton Ave. That's where they found the victim.

Police are still searching for four persons of interest.

Poll: Canadians Want More Financial Accountability

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 1/15/2013 5:54:00 PM

With Aboriginals planning a blockade of a major bridge on Wednesday, as part of the Idle No More protests, comes some eye-opening results of a new poll provided exclusively to Newstalk1010.

The majority of Canadians say the hunger strike by Chief Teresa Spence has drawn the focus on accountability on Native reserves, rather than the plight of the Aboriginals.

Darryl Bricker from Ipsos Reid says 81% of Canadians say no extra money should go to any reserve, until external auditors can be put in place to ensure financial accountability.

Bricker says the last time a poll like this was done, was in 1989, during the Oka crisis. In the time since, Canadian concern for native issues hasn't really changed.

Bricker says the poll shows Canadians are concerned with the amount of money spent on Aboriginal affairs, and most (64%) think too much is spent.

As for if this whole issue ...

Video: 8 TTC Workers Fired 5 Charged

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/15/2013 9:02:00 PM

Eight Toronto Transit Commission enforcement officers have been fired, and five are facing criminal charges following a
four-month investigation.

The TTC alleges five officers submitted false tickets made out to people of no fixed address for offences including panhandling,
loitering and trespassing.

However, those tickets were never served, and the TTC alleges the officers were not at the locations where the falsified tickets were supposed to have been issued.

Fines were never collected, and the commission says the tickets are being cancelled.

The five officers are each charged with attempting to obstruct justice and fabricating evidence.

TTC Chair Karen Stintz says there's a dollar value attached to this in that the TTC was paying people to go to work, and they weren't going to work.

Charged is 44 year old Michael Schmidt from Barrie, 45 year old Tony Catic of Oakville, 44 year old John Psthumus of Toronto, 48 year ...

Horwath Muses About Working With New Liberal Leader

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/15/2013 3:30:00 PM

The NDP is willing to work with the new Liberal Premier - whoever that may be.

But Leader Andrea Horwath stresses that can happen without a structure like a coalition government.

She didn't knock down the idea, however.

Horwath underlines she's prepared to work for the things residents need and want the most.

As for who she would prefer to work with out of all the Liberal leadership candidates, Horwath says it's not her place to have a favourite and she'll try her best to work with whoever is elected.

She joked if she could work with Premier Dalton McGuinty and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan to pass last year's budget, she can work with anyone.

Jury selection complete in case of Sgt Russell murder

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/15/2013 2:36:00 PM

Twelve people have been chosen to sit on the jury in the case of the man accused of killing a police officer two years ago.

Richard Kachkar is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sgt Ryan Russell, who was killed when he was hit by a snow plow in January 2011.

More than 300 people were summoned as potential jurors. They were told that the trial is expected to last about two months, starting February 4th.

By Tuesday morning, twelve of them were chosen as jurors, two others as alternates.

Newstalk 1010 legal analyst Steve Skurka says it's very difficult to say someone is an ideal juror because the Crown and defence have such limited information about those summoned other than occupation and where they live.

"But really it's just an instinctive sense, is this person going to be fair in the case, is this the kind of person ...

New Interim Chief Coroner for Ontario

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 1/15/2013 11:42:00 AM

With the departure of Dr Andrew McCallum, the Provincial Government has named Dr Dan Cass the new Interim Chief Coroner of Ontario.

Cass will take over the role for 6 months, or until a permanent replacement can be found.

He's been with the Coroner's office since 2009, when he joined as a Regional Supervising Coroner and is currently the Deputy Chief Coroner - Investigations.

Before joining the Coroner's office, Cass spent a decade as the Chief of Emergency Medicine at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Update: City Councillors Approve 2% Property Tax Hike

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/15/2013 9:50:00 PM

Toronto city council began the first dal of final talks to approve the 2013 budget by finalizing how much more you'll be paying on your property tax bill.

Council approved the Mayor's recommended 2% increase, rejecting motions to raise taxes by 3.1% and 2.25%. Council also rejected a motion from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti to freeze taxes, a motion that Mayor Rob Ford voted for, despite urging councillors just hours earlier to approve the budget as is.

Mammoliti suggested a temporary floating casino on the waterfront could make up the lost revenue is taxes were frozen.

"If it doesn't work, you just float it away."

A 2% tax increase means the average household (with a home worth $474,386 in 2013) will pay $62.08 more in 2013 with an average municipal of $2532 excluding education taxes.

Prior to the start of the meeting, Mayor Rob Ford held an impromptu news conference urging ...

**AUDIO**Cyclist Lance Armstrong Admits to Using Performance Enhancing Drugs

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/15/2013 8:40:00 AM

Lance Armstrong has finally come clean.

Armstrong confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey taped Monday, just a couple of hours after a wrenching
apology to staff at the Livestrong charity he founded and has now been forced to surrender.

The emotional day ended with 2 1/2 hours of questions from Winfrey at a downtown Austin hotel, where she said the world's most famous cyclist was "forthcoming'' as she asked him in detail about doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven Tour de France victories.

Speaking on "CBS This Morning,'' Winfrey said Tuesday she had not planned to address Armstrong's confession before the interview aired on her OWN network but, "by the time I left Austin and landed in Chicago, you all had already confirmed it.''

"So I'm sitting here now because it's already been confirmed,'' she added.

The session was to be broadcast on Thursday but ...

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