AUDIO: Islanders keep Leafs winless at ACC

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/24/2013 10:19:00 PM

Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner had two goals each as the New York Islanders rallied for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

Moulson had one of three third-period goals for the Islanders (2-1), who overcame a 3-1 first-period deficit to earn the win before an Air Canada Centre gathering of 19,125. Grabner, with two, and Keith Aucoin also scored in the third for New York.

Toronto (2-2) fell to 0-2 on home ice this season and returned to the ACC following a solid 5-2 road victory in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. But that didn't impress some Leafs fans, who began to chant ``Let's go Blue Jays'' with 2:40 remaining.

Grabner gave New York a 4-3 lead at 3:27 of the third, firing a wicked wrist shot past Ben Scrivens for his second of the season before Aucoin scored his first just 1:08 later to put ...

Rob Ford: ''What will be, will be''

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/24/2013 7:13:00 PM

What will be, will be.

That's where Rob Ford's head was at just hours from learning if he'll get to keep his job at mayor of Toronto.

Friday at 9:30am, Ford's legal team will get the decision of a 3-judge panel considering his conflict of interest appeal.  An hour later, their ruling will be made public.

Speaking with reporters outside his office Thursday afternoon, Ford said he's looking forward to getting that decision, he believes in the judicial system & is hoping for the best.

Ford said he "couldn't comment" on what would happen if the appeal doesn't go his way.

He has publicly said he'd like to be re-appointed, but it looks like that focus has changed.

Speaking with Newstalk 1010's John Tory on the Live Drive Thursday, Doug Ford says the Ford camp doesn't believe they have the votes they need to have Rob re-appointed mayor.  Doug Ford believes that ...

UPDATE: VIDEO: Liberals Set-Up For The Weekend

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/24/2013 5:11:00 PM

The clock is ticking down to when the Liberals pick their next leader. Today, they set up at Maple Leaf Gardens to make sure there are no hiccups this weekend.

There's constant drilling and hammering as the Liberals build rafters and test out the sound system in the same spot where they picked their leader in 1996. While Maple Leaf Gardens have changed - with the arena size shrinking because now there's also an athletics centre and grocery store in the building - organizers don't seem too worried about overcrowding.

Convention co-chair MPP Steven Del Duca says no matter what the size of the venue, delegates are excited about what's to come, from the tribute to Dalton McGuinty to kick things off to selecting a new leader.
Each leadership candidate has their own area in the arena for supporters, the candidates themselves sitting on platforms with their families in ...

*WATCH* Dalton McGuinty's Farewell Video

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/24/2013 1:53:00 PM

Wednesday was the last chance for Premier Dalton McGuinty to stand in front of reporters as the Premier of Ontario.

As part of the Liberal Convention this weekend, McGuinty will be honoured with a party before the Liberals get down to the business of selecting a new leader.

That will happen on Saturday, with 6 candidates vying to be the next Premier.

On Thursday, Dalton McGuinty released this video: 

Conspiracy at City Hall?

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/24/2013 1:53:00 PM

It's like something out of a John Grisham page-turner.

Toronto councillor Giorgio Mammoliti claims he's the victim of a conspiracy, being lead by those opposed to the Ford administration.

Mammoliti says his office has received information showing that he & other councillors have been followed, had their phones tapped, their phone bills & other personal documents tampered with.

The councillor for York West hasn't gone to the police yet, but says he has hired a private investigator to dig up more evidence.  He says the probe is why he quit the mayor's executive committee in November.

Mammoliti wouldn't identify any other councillors who may have been targeted or the alleged conspirators.  He would only say the people behind this are councillors, citizens & lawyers & that evidence seems to point to those on the political left.

Why would someone target him?  Mammoliti believes the alleged spying is another salvo from those who didn't ...

Supreme Court Turns Down Appeal in Creba Murder

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 1/24/2013 11:47:00 AM

Canada's top court won't hear the case of a man convicted in the Toronto shooting death of teenager Jane Creba.
Jorrell Simpson-Rowe was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Creba, 15, who was shopping with family on Yonge Street when she was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between rival gangs on Boxing Day 2005.
Simpson-Rowe was 17 at the time but after being convicted of second-degree murder he was sentenced as an adult to life with no chance of parole for seven years.
He sought leave to appeal his case to the Supreme Court, but with the court declining to hear an appeal, his conviction stands.
Simpson-Rowe had asked to be tried by judge alone, but the Crown used a section of the Youth Criminal Justice Act to override his choice and give him a trial by jury....

Halton Officer Helps Deliver Baby on the Side of the Road

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 1/24/2013 2:32:00 PM

A Milton couple and their newborn daughter are doing well in hospital after a Halton police officer helped them deliver the baby on the side of the road.

At approximately 3:32 a.m., Thursday, Halton Police were called to help the expectant couple on the shoulder of Highway 401 just east of Highway 25.

Sgt. Ryan Snow who was nearing the end of his shift arrived at the scene a few minutes later to assist the couple in the midst of heavy traffic and a -18 windchill.

Snow, who was less than a minute away from the scene, arrived to find the 32-year-old mother sprawled on the ground between the couple's vehicle and a guardrail. Snow says she was going into heavy labour while her husband was sitting at her feet, talking frantically to paramedics on his phone.

Snow said the child was born within seconds and that he used a ...

*UPDATE* *VIDEO* 9 Year Old Boy Shot Dead in Targetted Attack

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 1/24/2013 5:16:00 PM

A nine-year-old boy was sitting in his living room watching TV when he was fatally shot in the head with a bullet fired from outside his house, police said Thursday.

Kesean Williams, a Grade 4 student, was shot Wednesday night and died hours later of his injuries in hospital. No arrests have been made yet, but police believe the house in Brampton, northwest of Toronto, was targeted.

``It's appalling,'' said Peel Regional Police Acting Supt. George Koekkoek.

``It's totally unfathomable to think that, as I say, a young child sitting in his home, in the comfort of his own home, that
something as tragic as this could happen.''

Kesean, his 15-year-old brother and his mother moved in to that house last week. His brother and mother are ``obviously
devastated,'' said Koekkoek.

They had been living in the area for about five months, having moved there from Hamilton. Police don't know ...

Ford Verdict To Be Heard Friday

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 1/24/2013 4:50:00 AM

The wait is almost over.

We'll find out on Friday morning if Rob Ford gets to keep his seat as Mayor of Toronto.

It was on January 7th, that a three judge panel listened to both sides in the one and only appeal hearing.

Ford was appealing a ruling in November that found him in conflict of interest, and ordered him removed from office.

He later won a stay on that ruling pending the outcome of his appeal.

At issue is a vote in council, that Ford participated in, which asked council whether or not he should be forced to pay back money he raised for his football foundation.

He’s long argued that he did nothing wrong and was only trying to help the kids.

If he loses this appeal, Ford would be removed from office, and either Torontonians would go to the polls in a byelection, or City Council ...

Kennedy Eyes Leadership Again

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/24/2013 5:01:00 AM

He's hoping the third time is the charm.

That's how many tires Gerard Kennedy has made for leadership of  Liberals, the first in 1996 provincially, then in 2006 federally. But the former MPP and MP isn't giving up hope because he wants to help change the party.

Kennedy says it's proven that frontrunners rarely win in delegated conventions.  And he would know, he was considered a frontrunner in the 1996 leadership race despite just getting elected to Queen's Park earlier that year and fellow leadership candidate Sandra Pupatello had supported him.

While he jokes he asked her to just do what she's done in the past when it comes to support this time around, Kennedy says he's serious when it comes to the leadership.

He was defeated in 1996 by Premier Dalton McGuinty, then made Education Minister when the Liberals took power seven years later. He resigned to run for ...

VIDEO: Candidate Profile: Gerard Kennedy

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/24/2013 5:00:00 AM

Name:  Gerard Kennedy

Age:  52

Background: Kennedy was elected to Queen's Park in 1996. Later that year, he was defeated by Dalton McGuinty in the Liberal leadership race. He was made Education Minister when the Liberals took power seven years later. He resigned to run for a federal leadership bid in 2006 - which he lost - but was then elected as an MP for Parkdale-High park two years later. Before all that, he was executive director of the Daily Bread Food Bank here in Toronto.

Family:  Wife Jeanette Arsenault-Kennedy and two children.

Why he wants to be Premier: He says this is a genuine opportunity to effect Liberal change and politics in general.

Teachers: Kennedy says he would rip up the two-year contracts that were imposed on teachers if elected and then begin talks again for new ones.

Number one priority if chosen as Liberal leader/premier: Kennedy says the ...

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