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Raptors Trade Jose to Memphis for Rudy Gay

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/30/2013 9:51:00 PM

The Toronto Raptors have traded away one of the faces of the franchise.

Jose Calderon and Ed Davis have been shipped off to Memphis for highly sought after forward Rudy Gay and Centre Hamed Haddadi.

The Grizzlies then traded Calderon to the Detroit Pistons.

Calderon had been with the team since 2005, during which he averaged 10 points and just over 7 assists per game for the Raps.

26-year-old Gay had averaged nearly 18 points per game over his 7-year-career.

Manti Te'o hoax conspirator in love with Notre Dame linebacker

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/30/2013 6:23:00 PM

The mastermind of a dead girlfriend hoax involving a Notre Dame football player tells Dr. Phil he was "deeply, romantically" in love with linebacker Manti Te'o.

Dr. Phil McGraw's interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo will air in 2 parts on the Dr. Phil Show starting Thursday.

Te'o has said the relationship with Kekua started online & eventually became serious, even though the 2 only talked on the phone & exchanged electronic messages. Te'o said he was told of Kekua's "death" from leukemia just hours after his grandmother died in September.

McGraw said Tuiasosopo told him the voice of Kekua was his. Tuiasosopo & Te'o have each said that while the Kekua relationship went on for years, there were times when they weren't in contact.

Tuiasosopo said he wanted to end the relationship between Kekua and Te'o before he had to fake Kekua's death.

Dr. Phil says he spent hours with Tuiasosopo ...

Toronto Kicks Off Cab Survey

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/30/2013 5:44:00 PM

If you ever thought, ‘where are all the cabs in this city?’

Toronto wants to hear from you.

The City of Toronto has launched an online survey to gather  information from taxicab passengers.

The results will be used as part of an analysis of the appropriate number of taxicabs in the city.

They want to know how often you use cabs, how long you wait and how far you go..

You can fill out the survey on torontotaxisurvey.com

The information collected will feed into Toronto’s ongoing Taxicab Industry Review.

Yonge St to stay closed near fire scene through evening rush

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/30/2013 5:44:00 PM

A 1-block section of Yonge St will stay closed until at least 9pm Wednesday.

Yonge is out of bounds between Davenport Rd & Belmont St after an early morning flood & fire.

The blaze was sparked around 5:30am when a transformer room in the basement of a highrise filled with water from a watermain break.

Crews have spent most of the day trying to pump water out of the basement.  3 heavy-duty pumps, loaded on trucks were brought in around 4pm to move things along.

Once the basement is drained of water, structural engineers will evaluate whether or not the building is safe. If it is, electricians will begin the process of turning the power back on.

All that will take time. The more 105 families who live in the highrise have been told the earliest they'll be able to go home is Thursday. Businesses are also part of the building.

As ...

3 People Shot in Phoenix

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 1/30/2013 2:37:00 PM

Police in Arizona's largest city say one person shot at an office complex was in extremely critical condition. Two others
who were shot had less severe injuries.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson says police do not believe the Wednesday morning shooting was a random act.

They do not know the whereabouts of the shooter.

Fire Captain Scott McDonald says all those shot had life-threatening wounds. He said two other people had minor injuries
that he declined to describe in detail.

NDP Lays Out Proposals For Wynne

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/30/2013 2:36:00 PM

The NDP is laying out ideas for the incoming premier before the new legislative session gets underway.

Leader Andrea Horwath says she has three intertwined proposals for Kathleen Wynne, all of which she believes are doable. Horwath wants to close corporate tax loopholes to save the treasury around $1.3 billion a year and put that money towards improving youth employment. She also wants to update social assistance, allowing recipients to keep 100 per cent of first $200 they earn instead of only half of that.

Horwath believes all parties agree that the economy and job creation is a top priority, noting the province can give companies incentives to help young people get their first jobs to start their careers.

Wynne has said she wants all three parties to try harder to work together in a minority government.
Last year, the NDP helped the Liberals pass a budget but face a ...

AUDIO: City Hall charts economic course

Posted By: James Moore · 1/30/2013 2:16:00 PM

The economic brain trust at City Hall spent Wednesday considering new ways to speed up the wheels of commerce in Toronto.

A new, 50-page report presented to the city's Economic Development Committee updates Toronto's goals surrounding jobs, workforce education, and business investment.

Presented by Mike Williams, Toronto's General Manager of Economic Development, the report says that the city must make moves to close the 1.1% gap between Toronto's unemployment rate (8.4%) and the national rate (7.3%).

It says the city should strive to create a net 20,000 new jobs each year through steps like reducing industrial and commercial taxes and asking the provincial government to increase financial incentives for building owners and companies that move into vacant commercial units.

Williams warns that Toronto cannot continue to allow residential developments to swallow up available land.

"We have to have the land available for business growth," he says.

He fears if the ...

VIDEO: Wynne Meets Redford

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/30/2013 1:45:00 PM

Incoming Premier Kathleen Wynne took time out of her busy day to meet with Alberta Premier Alison Redford at Queen's Park on Wednesday.

Redford was greeted by Wynne in front of the legislature building, the two then walked up the main staircase and into the Library, where spoke for half an hour.

Sources tell Newstalk 1010 the main topics of discussion were infrastructure and energy, as they are issues across the province. These two things will likely to be a topic of conversation when premiers across the province meet this summer at the Council of the Federations.

There's where there are expected to be discussions about national strategies on the issues.

Redford also met with PC leader Tim Hudak later in the day. She then spoke at a Canadian Club luncheon.

UPDATE: VIDEO: Tories Up Pressure on Gas Plant Cancellations

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/30/2013 4:44:00 PM

The Tories are linking incoming premier Kathleen Wynne to the cancellations to at least one of the gas plants closed by the Liberals over the past few years.

Because Wynne was Liberal campaign co-chair in the 2011 provincial election campaign, PC MPP Rob Leone believes she was part of the decision to close the Mississauga gas plant before the vote, effectively saving Liberal seats.

Leone wants Wynne to strike a committee to look into both the Mississauga and Oakville plant cancellations after she delivers her throne speech.

This comes as the NDP calls for a public inquiry into the matter.

The Tories also presented a leaked four-page memo from the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) that refers to a person who worked in the Ministry of Energy asking staff to exclude documents that don't mention Oakville or Mississauga from release. It was dated Oct 3rd, which was in between the two ...

*UPDATE* Blackberry 10 Unveiled

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 1/30/2013 10:41:00 AM

Canada's smartphone pioneer will have a new BlackBerry in Canadian stores next Tuesday, the start of a new chapter for a
rebranded company that's seen its once dominant position trounced by the competition.

The BlackBerry Z10, a touchscreen model, will be the first to hit the shelves while the BlackBerry Q10, which will have a physical
keyboard, will follow in April a move that was signalled last year by the company.

Research In Motion made the announcement Wednesday at a splashy unveiling in New York City, where it also let it be known
the company will now go by the name BlackBerry.

The new BlackBerry models are widely seen as a make-or-break product for the company, the BlackBerry 10 devices were originally due for release last year.

Chief executive Thorsten Heins took to the stage at Pier 36, a massive entertainment venue on the shores of the East River, to ...

Record broken during one-day warm spell

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 1/30/2013 6:27:00 AM

You don't usually hear words like fog, heavy rain and mild highs, until the spring but that's how Wednesday is being described.

By 6:15 in the morning, we had already broken a temperature record. The warmest it has ever been on this day was 9.1 degrees, set in 2006.

It's the same story for everyone in Southern Ontario right into cottage country, but the balmy high will be short lived because it's back to seasonally cold temperatures on Thursday.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement saying that we are in store for a lot of rain,  10 to 20 millimetres in Toronto but near Georgian Bay 20 to 40 millimetres could fall.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority wants you to speak to your kids, to tell them to stay away from creeks and rivers since they will be running fast and the banks will be slick.

(some files ...

Three-alarm fire closes portion of Yonge St.

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 1/30/2013 8:12:00 AM

A three-alarm fire at a highrise building has closed Yonge Street at  Davenport Road Wednesday morning.

This being the building at 914 Yonge Street on the north side of Davenport, right across the road from the Canadian Tire.
 
The fire broke out around 5:30 and were apparently sparked by water in an electrical room in the basement. The water could have been a result of an earlier water main break. Fire officials say the blaze is contained to the basement where the electrical unit is located, but they are trying to find the source.

Fire officials are asking people who live in the building to remain in their units because there's no active blaze, just smoke that is drifting upwards. Power in some parts of the building is out.

Some residents evacuated on their own accord and say the communication system in the building wasn't working at the time ...

RIM to unveil Blackberry 10

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 1/30/2013 6:00:00 AM

This could 'make it, or break it' for Research in Motion.

The company is unveiling it's newest creation, the Blackberry 10 on Wednesday and there's a lot of pressure.

The new phone launch is RIM's attempt to regain its position in the highly competitive North American and European smartphone markets, which are now dominated by iPhone and Android devices.

The blackberry 10 has a larger screen than the iPhone, an improved camera and a central hub that takes care of all your social media websites like Twitter and Linked In.

RIM chief executive Thorsten Heins has already offered a glimpse of some features on the new devices. They include BlackBerry Balance technology, which allows one phone to operate as both a business and personal device entirely separate from each other.

The new BlackBerry will also let users seamlessly shift between the phone's applications like they're flipping between pages on a ...

Markham councillors move forward with plans for arena

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/30/2013 6:30:00 AM

An attempt by some Markham councillors to cancel a publicly-funded arena project failed early this morning.

After eight hours of debates and deputations, councillors narrowly voted, 7 to 6, to keep moving forward with plans to build a 20,000 seat, NHL-style arena.

Negotiations will continue between the city and private partners, one of those being Graeme Roustan.

"It's been a very, very long day for everybody," Roustan says.

And in the end it was a good day for him. Even at 4 a.m., after hearing a lot of criticism, he showed no fatigue, just a smile.

"When I set my eyes on something, when I want to get something done,  and I want to pursue something, I don't get discouraged," Roustan says. "Until I hear a 'no,' I don't get discouraged."

Some councillors like Joe Li had tried this morning to rescind the financial framework that would involve public funding, which would have essentially ...

Toyota Recalls 157,000 Vehicles in Canada

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 1/30/2013 5:38:00 AM

Toyota Canada is recalling more than 157,000 vehicles to fix airbags and window wipers.

They include more than 140,000 Corolla and Matrix cars from 2003 and 2004 and almost 17,000 Lexus IS models from 2006 through 2012.

The Corolla and Matrix cars are being recalled because of concerns their airbags could be deployed inadvertently due to a possible short circuit in the control module.
    
The automaker also says the wiper arms of the Lexus vehicles may not be sufficiently tight and may stop working if their movement is restricted, by a buildup of snow for example.
    
The company says owners of the vehicles covered by these voluntary recalls will receive a letter via mail starting next month.
    
It is part of a global recall of more than 1.3 million vehicles, including 752,000 in the United States.
    
In Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman ...

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