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Fire destroys family home in Scarborough

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 11/4/2012 1:16:00 PM

A family has been left after a three-alarm fire gutted their home in Scarborough.

Crews were called to a home on Cedar Brae Boulevard, near Bellamy Road North and Eglinton Avenue East around 11:30am Sunday.

The fire had started in the garage and quickly spread through the home.

Several people were inside when it happened but everyone got out safely.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Workers at Lear Whitby approve new contract

Posted By: James Moore · 11/4/2012 3:28:00 PM

CAW workers at the Lear auto parts plant in Whitby have ratified a new collective agreement.

Union members who cast a ballot approved the contract with a 77.8% mandate.

Lear, a company that makes seats for vehicles produced at General Motors in Oshawa, had been at odds with their union workers.

The two were divided over what the union called Lear's demands for deep concessions at a time when the company is making significant profits.

A tentative agreement was reached between CAW Local 222 and the Lear Corporation on October 29, about 2 days after union members walked off the job.

The contract covers 400 CAW members.

Workers voted Sunday at the CAW Local 222 Union Hall.

UPDATE: Woman airlifted to hospital after crash in Vaughan

Posted By: James Moore · 11/4/2012 4:45:00 PM

York Regional Police confirm a woman was airlifted to hospital after a 2-vehicle crash on King Road, near Jane Street on Sunday afternoon.

Emergency crews got to the scene around 1:45pm and found the victim trapped in her vehicle.

It took about an hour to free her, at which time she was taken by air ambulance to hospital.

Authorities were not able to comment on the extent of the woman's injuries or if anyone else was hurt.

King Road was closed from the 400 to Keele Street and Jane Street was shut down from King-Vaughan Line to 15th Side Road as crash investigators attempted to piece together what went wrong.

 

Blessing for Nighisti Semret Sunday

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/4/2012 10:14:00 AM

Nighisti Semret's body will be blessed Sunday at St. Michael’s Eritrean Orthodox Church.

Hundreds of people are expected to be at the church on Jane St, near St. Clair when the service starts at noon.  Some of Nighisti's relatives will be in attendance.  Her husband is waiting for his visa to come through so he can travel from Africa to Toronto.

Nighisti was stabbed to death in a Cabbagetown alley last month on her way home from her shift as an overnight cleaner at the Delta Chelsea Hotel.

Toronto Police are still looking for Nighisti's murderer.  They believe he lives in Cabbagetown & may walk with a limp.

Homicide detectives have been circulating video & video stills of the suspect online & on the streets of Cabbagetown trying to get an ID.

NHL, players to meet again early this week

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/4/2012 9:22:00 AM

The NHL & NHLPA plan to meet again early this week.

That from league deputy commissioner Bill Daly after a marathon sit down with players' association lawyer Steve Fehr.

Daly says they met "on and off for most of the day" & covered "a lot of ground" in the closed-door session that stretched into early Sunday morning.

It was the first meeting between the league & union since October 18th.

The NHL said this week it's willing to see owners take more of the burden with the "make-whole" part of its latest proposal. That would ensure all current contracts would be honoured through deferred payments over the next 2 seasons.

When presented, the NHLPA didn't like that those payments would count against the overall players' share in future revenues.

All NHL games have been cancelled through November 30th.  So has the Winter Classic, set for New Year's Day.

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UPDATE: Glen Murray promises tax cuts in Liberal leadership bid

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 11/4/2012 1:05:00 PM

Former Ontario cabinet minister Glen Murray jumped into the provincial Liberal leadership race Sunday, becoming the first to officially make a play for the party's top spot.

Murray made the announcement a day after stepping down as minister of training, colleges and universities - Premier Dalton McGuinty has said any minister seeking the job must quit cabinet.

At a news conference at Maple Leaf Gardens, the Toronto-Centre MPP said he has the experience and ideas to take the reins of the party, which has struggled since forming a minority government.

``This race is like no other,'' Murray, 50, told a crowd of cheering supporters.

``The winner of this race will be the premier of a minority government with an opposition set to force an election,'' he said.

``This race is about picking someone who has a clear agenda and a premier who is ready, if forced, to take the Liberals ...

UPDATE: Ohio murder suspect surrenders in Quebec

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/4/2012 4:43:00 AM

A man wanted for the murder of his wife in Ohio has surrendered in Quebec.

Katie Sheppard was found strangled, wrapped in a blanket on the porch of her Toledo, OH home on Friday.

Kyle Sheppard, who has dual citizenship, crossed into Windsor from Detroit overnight, sparking a man hunt in south western Ontario.

Sheppard made his way to a hotel in Saguenay, QC & called police to turn himself in early Sunday morning.

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