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Body Pulled from Lake Ontario

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 11/12/2012 11:51:00 PM

A man's body was pulled from Lake Ontario Monday night.

The Peel police marine unit got the body out at the Port Credit Harbour marina around 10:30.

A passerby saw the body floating in the water and called police.

They say it is that of an eldery man, but have no other information to release about his identity.


UPDATE: Man Dies After Incident at Industrial Complex

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 11/12/2012 9:55:00 PM

A man has died after he was apparent run over by a truck at an industrial complex on Cardiff Boulevard in Mississauga.

It happened after 8 PM Monday.

Peel police say paramedics were performing CPR on the 55-year old victim - but he was unable to recover from his injuries.

Cops say the Ministry of Labour is investigating.

Queen St W fires worry area shop owners

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 11/12/2012 4:00:00 PM

Businesses along Queen Street West are worried about the fires that have recently damaged and destroyed buildings in their area.

This morning, a fire started in an apartment over Jacobs Hardware store just west of Spadina Ave. It is the second serious fire in the area in as many weeks. Two weeks ago, a three-alarm blaze destroyed a building near Soho St, east of Spadina Ave.

Shop owners blame the aging buildings on the fires.

Susie owns Leo's Textiles (the shop and the building) west of Spadina Ave and says she was amazed at how easily the building near Soho St came apart.

"They took it down like a piece of sand," she says. "All these buildings... are not strong and too old."

She says landlords on Queen Street West are being restricted by heritage designations.

"The government, they say it's history. But the buildings are not strong. What kind ...

Ford Admits He Was Bullied

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 11/12/2012 3:09:00 PM

Just moments after proclaiming National Bullying Awareness Week, Mayor Rob Ford admitted something.

He was bullied when he was younger.

Ford says he has always had battle with his weight, and was made fun of when he was younger, with other kids calling him fat.

The Mayor admitted it bothered him.

He says he sees it in the high schools when he's coaching his football team. "We won't tolerate that. We'll keep trying to fight the problem."

Ford also says any kids who are being bullied, should report the bullies immediately.

Temperature Records Fall... Again

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 11/12/2012 1:02:00 PM

For the second day in a row, Toronto has set a temperature record.

A high of 19 degrees was reached at 12 noon, breaking the old record of 18.9 degrees, set back in 1964.

On Sunday, Toronto peaked at a high of 18.4 degrees, which was also a new benchmark high.

Ontario Liberal Leadership List Almost Set

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 11/12/2012 12:47:00 PM

There will likely only be six Ontario Liberal leadership candidates.

That's according to party campaign chair Greg Sorbara who says he has information that says the list will be set with Eric Hoskins entering the race tomorrow. Hoskins resigned as Minister of Children and Youth Services last week.

Former MPP and MP Gerard Kennedy is the latest to officially enter the race, ready to go against Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Centre MPP Glen Murray, Missisauga-South MPP Charles Sousa and former Economic Development Minister Sandra Pupatello.

However, Sorbara underlines this doesn't close the door to other interested candidates since the deadline to enter the race is November 23rd.

Despite all of the candidates so far being in their 50s, Sorbara says he believes one of them will be able to bring fresh ideas to the party and attract younger people.

Meantime, He stands by the delegated convention format ...

Police Renew Calls for Public’s Help Solving Cabbagetown Slaughter

Posted By: Amber Gero · 11/12/2012 12:45:00 PM

Tuesday will mark three weeks since Eritrean native Nighisti Semret was brutally attacked and killed in Cabbagetown.

Toronto Police have been hitting the pavement and are even taking the surveillance footage of the suspect to the people in the community thanks to donated tablets.

Police say on the morning of October 23rd a man followed Semret as she walked home through a laneway in the Ontario Street and Winchester Street area.  Semret had just left her job as an overnight supervisor at a nearby hotel.  Moments later Semret was dying in a pool of blood after being brutally stabbed numerous times.

Investigators still believe the suspect, who was captured on surveillance tape following Semret as she walked home, frequents the Cabbagetown area.

"You know I would be surprised to find out that somebody came from east Scarborough to the area for that purpose.  And even to add to it, the ...

Voice of Elmo Accused of Relationship With 16 Year Old.

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 11/12/2012 11:52:00 AM

The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on ``Sesame Street'' is taking a leave of absence from the popular kids' show in
the wake of allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

Sesame Workshop said puppeteer Kevin Clash denies the charges, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23.

``We took the allegation very seriously and took immediate action,'' Sesame Workshop said in a statement issued Monday.

``We met with the accuser twice and had repeated communications with him. We met with Kevin, who denied the accusation.''

The organization said its investigation found the allegation of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated. But it said Clash exercised ``poor judgment'' and was disciplined for violating company policy regarding Internet usage.

It offered no details.

``I had a relationship with (the accuser),'' Clash told TMZ. ``It was between two consenting adults and I am ...

UPDATE: Province Monitoring Teacher Job Action

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 11/12/2012 1:56:00 PM

Watching and waiting.

That's what the province will do with Ontario's public high school teachers on the first day of their job action.

Calling it unfortunate an agreement hasn't been reached between the province and its public high school teachers, Education Minister Laurel Broten tells Newstalk 1010 the job action makes clear that discussions at the provincial level are no longer possible.  She says she sat at the table with the head of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation (OSSTF) until one o'clock in the morning.

Broten reveals both Queen's Park and school boards will be watching the situation for the next few days "with a specific focus on student safety." She says that means what a lack of hallway or classroom supervision might mean to students.

Broten underlines the legislated teachers contract gives them what Broten refers to as the tools to act, noting she's ready to fully explore ...

Gerard Kennedy Joins Ontario Liberal Leadership Race

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 11/12/2012 7:49:00 AM

Former MP and MPP Gerard Kennedy is taking another shot at the Ontario Liberal Party leadership.
    
Kennedy, who lost to Dalton McGuinty in the 1996 provincial leadership race by just 140 votes, made the announcement on CP24 this morning.
    
He represented west-end Toronto ridings at the provincial and federal levels for more than a decade until he lost his seat in the 2011 federal election.
    
Kennedy joins former cabinet ministers Charles Sousa, Sandra Pupatello, Glen Murray and Kathleen Wynne in the race to succeed McGuinty.
    
Eric Hoskins also resigned from cabinet last week, a prerequisite for making a leadership bid, and is expected to announce his intentions within days.
    
Potential candidates have until November 23rd to launch their bids and the party will choose a new leader in late January.
    
(The Canadian Press)

RIM to Launch BlackBerry 10 in January

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 11/12/2012 7:43:00 AM

Research In Motion says it will officially launch its long-awaited new BlackBerry 10 operating system on Jan. 30.
    
RIM says the new platform will be launched  simultaneously in several countries.
    
Besides marking the official launch of BlackBerry 10, the company will also unveil the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
    
RIM says details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.
    
President and CEO Thorsten Heins said that in building BlackBerry 10 RIM set out to create "a truly unique mobile computing experience.''
    
"Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities,'' Heins said in announcing the launch date.
    
"All of this will be integrated into a user experience, the BlackBerry Flow, that is unlike any smartphone ...

Man Injured in 2-Alarm Blaze on Queen Street

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 11/12/2012 7:05:00 AM

Toronto Fire crews battled a 2-alarm blaze at a building on Queen Street West near Spadina Avenue on Monday morning.

Crews were called to 410 Queen St. W. which is a four storey building at Cameron Street shortly after 6 a.m. The building has a hardware store on the first floor and apartments on the other floors.

It is believed that the fire began on the 3rd floor of the building.

Fire crews say a man in his 20's was badly burned in the blaze, while everyone else managed to get out okay.

The TTC says streetcars are diverting around the area.

Fire crews believe the blaze may have been caused by electrical problems in the building. They're also looking into whether or not the smoke detectors were working at the time of the fire.

*VIDEO* UPDATE Protestors Try To Stop Removal of Bike Lanes

Posted By: Dave Bradley · 11/12/2012 3:28:00 PM

Monday is the day cyclists in Toronto haven't been looking forward to, but protesters managed to get crews to put the work on hold for a day.

A massive truck began to wash away the lane markings at Jarvis and Isabella around 1 p.m. Protesters repeatedly blocked the machine, eventually stopping it for good around Carlton.

Police managed to convince two protesters blocking the trucks path to leave the road. At the same time, crews decided to end work on the road for the day.

Work will resume on Jarvis Tuesday at 10 a.m. and protesters are promising to return.

The route is considered a main artery by some drivers, who say they couldn’t be happier.

One business owner who spoke with Newstalk1010, suggested that traffic was so bad along Jarvis with the bike lanes there, that his workers would often be late, simply because they couldn't move.

Instead of ...

UPDATE: OSSTF Announces Job Action By Teachers

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 11/12/2012 3:14:00 AM

A news release from the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers' Federation has been sent out early Monday morning stating that talks between the federation and the government have not ended well.

According to Union president Ken Coran, the two sides could not come up with an agreement, and  there will be job action by 20 school boards in Ontario, the Toronto District school board is included in that.

The selective strike action means teachers could start refusing to fill in for absent colleagues or supervise students outside of class, refusing to speak to parents outside of school hours and boycott staff meetings.

This came after the talking period between the two sides was extended in hopes of coming to an agreement.

The OSSTF represents 60,000 members and is among three unions protesting the debt-ridden government's new anti-strike law. The law also cuts benefits, freezes the wages of most union members, and ...

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