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Hospital investigating how baby girl was mistakenly declared dead

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 2/18/2013 10:15:00 PM

Humber River Regional Hospital says it's launching an investigation after a newborn baby was mistakenly declared dead.

The close call came on Sunday.

The girl's mother went into labour while walking to the hospital, gave birth on the sidewalk and had to be rushed to Humber for
treatment.

The child was declared dead, but police standing by the infant while waiting for the coroner to arrive eventually saw the baby was
still moving.

Humber says its chief of emergency medicine and head of pediatrics will be reviewing all procedures applied in the case.

The baby is currently in care at SickKids hospital.

(The Canadian Press)

Scrivens leads Maple Leafs to back-to-back shutouts

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 2/18/2013 10:05:00 PM

Ben Scrivens notched his second consecutive shutout, and Clarke MacArthur and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Scrivens, who got his first career shutout last Saturday in a 3-0 victory over Ottawa, stopped 37 shots.

Phil Kessel also scored for the Maple Leafs, who won for the sixth time in seven games. Toronto is off to its best road start since opening 7-2-0 away from home during the 1940-41 season.

The Leafs beat the Panthers for the first time in seven games dating to a 4-3 shootout win on Feb. 1, 2011. Jose Theodore made 29 saves for Florida, which lost its fifth straight and sixth in the past seven at home.

The Maple Leafs took a 1-0 lead on Kessel's goal with 2:56 to go in the opening period. ...

Police warn they'll be stretched thinner as federal fund dries up

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 2/18/2013 6:34:00 PM

Law enforcement officials across the country say anti-gang squads & Aboriginal police are on the line & resources are about to be stretched thin.

The warning comes as a federal program aimed at putting 2, 500 more cops on the street is about to expire.

The federal government budgeted $400-million for the Police Officer Recruitment Fund as part of its tough-on-crime agenda.

Provinces were given the responsibility of deciding how to spend the money. The two most populous ones got the biggest share, with $156-million going to Ontario & $92.3 million to Quebec.

In an email,  a spokeswoman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, reaffirmed the government's commitment to cracking down on gangs.

Julie Carmichael writes, "We were pleased to make a significant one-time investment in the provinces and territories to help them bolster their police forces and ensure they had the tools to crack down on gun, gang and ...

Carnival cruise ship fire sparked by leak in fuel line

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 2/18/2013 4:35:00 PM

A leak in a fuel oil return line is what sparked an engine-room fire on an ill-fated Carnival cruise ship.

But the US Coast Guard guesses it could take as long as 6 months to wrap up their  investigation of the disabled ship.

The Bahamas is leading the way, with the Coast Guard & National Transportation Safety Board heading up US interests in the probe.

Investigators have been with the ship since it arrived in Mobile on Thursday. Passengers & members of the crew have been interviewed.

The ship left Galveston, Texas, on February 7th for a 4-day trip to Mexico. The fire paralysed the ship February 10th, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico until tugboats towed it to Mobile.

(With files from the Associated Press)

Boy's jaw broken during arrest by Toronto Police, SIU steps in

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 2/18/2013 4:22:00 PM

The SIU is investigating after a boy's jaw was allegedly broken during his arrest by Toronto Police.

Police say the arrest came as they were on pro-active patrol near Yonge St & Gould St Sunday night.

While talking to a group in a laneway, officers noticed a boy among them was showing characteristics of being armed.  Turns out, the 16-year-old was holding a loaded 9mm handgun.

The boy faces 8 gun-related charges.  He can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit steps in when someone is hurt or killed during an interaction with police.

UPDATE: All lanes of 401 re-opened through Cobourg

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 2/18/2013 4:10:00 PM

After being closed most of the day, all lanes of Hwy 401 are now open between Cobourg & Grafton.

Both sides of the highway were closed around 10:30am after a trailer came loose from the cab hauling it.  The trailer rolled over the median & hit a car.

OPP say the drivers of both the truck & car were hurt but are expected to survive.

Mandatory sentences for gun crimes go before the courts

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 2/18/2013 2:22:00 PM

6 cases will go before the Court of Appeal for Ontario together this week in what are expected to be landmark cases on mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes.

R V. IAN CHAMBERS
   
Chambers was convicted of possession of a restricted firearm, as well as several other offences. Since he had previously been convicted of a gun possession offence, the mandatory minimum sentence is 5 years. Chambers was actually sentenced to 6 years on that count, but his lawyer argues that the mandatory minimum serves as an "inflationary floor" & Chambers deserves at most a 4-year sentence.

The constitutional issue is being raised for the first time on the appeal, brought by Chambers.

R V. SIDNEY CHARLES

Charles pleaded guilty to several firearm offences after a loaded gun was found in his bedroom at a rooming house. He was subject to the 5-year mandatory minimum sentence for a 2nd ...

Snowmobiler killed in Muskoka

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 2/18/2013 1:28:00 PM

A snowmobiler is dead after going through ice into the water of an inlet in Muskoka.

OPP say the man & 3 other snowmobilers took a wrong turn while heading back to their cottage from dinner in Lake of Bays Township late Sunday night.

Police pulled the man's body from the water around noon Monday.

He has been IDed as 48-year-old Edward Dehaan of Smithville, in the Niagara Region.

Burger King twitter account hacked

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 2/18/2013 1:20:00 PM

Burger King probably isn't lovin' the twitterverse right now.

The fast food chain's official account looks to have been hacked around noon on Monday.

Burger King's account display picture has been swapped for a McDonald's logo.  The account tweeted that Burger King had been sold to their rival because "the Whopper flopped."

More tweets from the account have been included swearing, references to drug use & racial slurs.

The account was suspended a little after 1pm.

Burger King has yet to comment on the apparent hack.

New research finds at least 3,000 confirmed residential schools deaths

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 2/18/2013 10:53:00 AM

New research has found at least 3,000 children are now known to have died during attendance at Canada's disgraced Indian residential schools.    

Researchers with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission tell The Canadian Press that the findings are the result of search of government, school and other records.    

It's the first time fatalities have been quantified based on systematic research.    

Research manager Alex Maass says the number could rise further as more documents - especially from government archives - come to light.    

Diseases such as the Spanish flu and tuberculosis accounted for most of the deaths, but some students succumbed to accidents or abuse.    

Maass says most of the dead children have been positively identified, although about 500 remain nameless.    

 (The Canadian Press)

Country singer Mindy McCready found dead

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 2/18/2013 6:23:00 AM

Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She was 37.    

The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that McCready was found dead at a residence in Heber Springs from what appears to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot to the head. An autopsy is pending.    

It wasn't the first suicide attempt for the troubled singer, whose list of problems only continued to grow in 2013. McCready entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking care of herself or her children and was abusing drugs and alcohol. Her sons were put in foster care at the time, but it's not clear where Zander and Zayne were at the time of McCready's death.    

McCready's longtime boyfriend David Wilson, the father of ...

Police name suspect in Sunday morning shooting

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 2/18/2013 3:52:00 AM

Toronto police say they are seeking an 18-year-old man after a teenager was shot in the torso.    

Police say the 17-year-old boy was shot outside an apartment building around 1 a.m. Sunday in the city's west end, near Jane St and St. Clair Ave.    

It's alleged the suspect chased the boy and fired several shots before fleeing in a vehicle.    

The boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries but is expected to live.    

Police said in a release Sunday night that they are seeking Jevaun Anthony Beharie, of Toronto, on charges of attempted murder with a firearm and discharging a firearm endangering life.    

(The Canadian Press)

VIDEO: Police appeal for witnesses to murder of 15-year-old boy

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 2/18/2013 3:45:00 PM

For the 4th time this month, a GTA family is planning a funeral for a boy not even old enough to drive.

Toronto Police are asking for help to solve the shooting death of 15-year-old Jarvis Montaque in Rexdale Sunday night.

Jarvis was hanging out with friends & family members Sunday night, on a walkway through the Jamestown Cr. housing complex he called home.

A man dressed all in back walked up to the group & shot Jarvis in the chest.

The shooter walked back to the direction he'd come from.  Jarvis & his friends ran away in the other direction across the complex.  Jarvis eventually collapsed near a set of stairs.  He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detective Joyce Schertzer describes Jarvis as "a good kid" who wasn't a troublemaker & wasn't known to police.  He'd moved to Toronto from Jamaica 2 years ago.  He was ...

Speech From The Throne To Be Delivered

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 2/18/2013 10:30:00 PM

Despite revealing there will be points of friction with the opposition,  Kathleen Wynne has been confident in the days leading up to the Speech from the Throne.

The premier hopes opposition leaders will give her game plan for the upcoming legislative session a nod, with hopes of avoiding an election. However, Wynne says she can't judge what they may do.

Lt. Gov. David Onley will deliver the Speech from the Throne on Tuesday afternoon.

Despite reaching out to opposition leaders to get ideas, Wynne underlines she has still prepared a Liberal Speech from the Throne.

Wynne says she plans to touch base with both opposition leaders after the speech is delivered to continue with their discussions.

The Progressive Conservatives have been pushing for a more detailed deficit reduction and jobs creation plan.  PC Economic Development Critic MPP Monte McNaughton underlines Ontario needs change and so far, he hasn't seen new ...

Museums and Other Activities for Family Day

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 2/18/2013 4:05:00 AM

There's lots to get out an do this Family Day in Toronto.

If swimming is your thing, all 10 city run indoor pools will be open between 2 and 5pm. Regular admission applies on Family Day, with child, youth and older adult 1$, adult 2$ and family pass $5.50. You can get a list of locations at www.toronto.ca/parks/swimming.

There will be free skating at the former Maple Leaf Gardens, now the Mattamy Athletic Centre, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. You can find more information on their website.

Riverdale Farm wil be open offering indoor board games, sewing crafts with the Cabbagetown Quilters Guild and activities with the Toronto Guild of Spinners and Weavers. Drop in between 10 and 3. Admission and activities are free.

The Toronto Zoo is open on Monday for family fun, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

High Park Zoo: Located on Deer Pen Road, the High ...

Family Day - What's Open & Closed

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 2/18/2013 4:03:00 AM

OPEN

Federal offices
Mail will be delivered
MALLS: Eaton Centre, Square One, Vaughan Mills
Some supermarkets
TTC operates on holiday schedule
GO operates on Saturday schedule
Most tourist attractions

CLOSED

LCBO
The Beer Store
MALLS: Yorkdale, Scarborough Town Centre, Sherway
Municipal offices
Libraries
Banks
Schools

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