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Woman's death in Don Mills considered suspicious

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/17/2012 4:17:00 PM

Homicide detectives have moved into an apartment building on Wynford Dr, near the Don Valley Parkway.

Toronto Police Staff Sergeant Sydney Thomas says a woman was found dead there Saturday morning.  Thomas says there were obvious signs of trauma to her body & that triggered the call to homicide.

It isn't clear who found the found the body.

York Region high school teachers agree to tentative contract

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 11/17/2012 3:26:00 PM

A sigh of relief for some parents & students in York Region.

The union representing public high school teachers has signed a tentative deal with the board there.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) & York Region District School Board shook on it just before am Saturday.

Details will likely be sent to the Education Minister on Monday.

Earlier this week, the OSSTF told its 60 000 members to start a series of "strike actions" that include skipping staff meetings & not communicating with parents outside of school hours.

With files from The Canadian Press

Body found at Sunnybrook Park

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/17/2012 3:15:00 PM

Someone out enjoying a sunny fall day made a grisly discovery in Sunnybrook Park Saturday afternoon.

That person found a body in what police are calling a remote part of the park near Eglinton Ave E & Leslie St.

Staff Sergeant Jeff Taylor says it's been tough for police to get into the area.

He couldn't say what sort of condition the body was in, only that they believe it belongs to a man.  Taylor adds it's way too early to tell if foul play is involved.

NHL, players to meet Monday

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/17/2012 2:36:00 PM

So much for that 2 week cooling off period.

The NHL& NHL Players' Association have penciled in a meeting in New York City on Monday, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly.

The possibility of taking a break from negotiations was kicked around late this week,  but it doesn't look like that will happen.

The 2 sides are still split on 3 key issues: the division of money, player contract rights & who will pay for the damage inflicted by the lockout.

Games have been cancelled through November 30th & the Winter Classic was been wiped from the schedule.

Wih files from The Canadian Press

2 15-year-olds cuffed in east end stabbing

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/17/2012 2:24:00 PM

2 15-year-old boys have been cuffed for a stabbing in Toronto's east end.

A man was knifed in the back near Queen & Broadview Friday night.

Toronto EMS says the victim got away by hopping onto a streetcar.

Police are still looking for 2 suspects.

Via trains delayed by building collapse concerns

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/17/2012 12:48:00 PM

It's been a frustrating travel day for 200 VIA train riders at Union Station.

2 trains have been held up over fears a building near the tracks at Davenport Rd could collapse onto the tracks.

A train from Sarnia that was supposed to arrive at Union just before 11am Saturday was delayed almost 2 hours.

Via spokesperson Elizabeth Huart says passengers on a train from Union to Sarnia could only go as far as Davenport after pulling out almost 3 hours behind schedule.  From there, some were bussed to Sarnia, while others continued on the train to London, dodging the problem area.

Via has also been handing out vouchers for free meals aboard their trains to delayed passengers.

GO train service hasn't been impacted.

By late Saturday afternoon, Via said the problem had been cleared & their trains were running as normal in & out of Union.

With files from James ...

Del Grande looks set for spot on Police Services Board

Posted By: James Moore · 11/17/2012 12:01:00 PM

Scarborough councillor and City budget committee chair Mike Del Grande looks set to be placed on Toronto's Police Services Board.

This week, City Hall's Striking Committee nominated Del Grande as a candidate to replace outgoing Ward 41 councillor Chin Lee on the Board.

The move needs to be rubber stamped by City Council.

If that happens, Del Grande would not sit on the Police Services Board until the New Year.

That means he likely would not to sit in time to vote on Police Chief Bill Blair's request for a $21 million budget hike.

Del Grande, in his position city budget committee chair, recommended in August that the Police Services Board freeze their $933.8 million budget.

Hospitals, universities are most-ticketed locations

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 11/17/2012 10:29:00 AM

The noon-hour seems to be the busiest time of day for parking enforcement officers. The Toronto Star reports that the time of day when most parking tickets are handed out in Toronto is between noon and 1 p.m.

Fewest tickets, meanwhile, are handed out between 5 and 6 a.m., and on Sundays.

The Star reports that some of the spots where the most tickets are handed out include Sunnybrook Hospital, Centennial College, U of T's Scaroborough Campus, and the LCBO on Queens Quay.

Centre Jarvis lane set to open this morning

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 11/17/2012 8:24:00 AM

How often does this happen - the city has completed a project early.

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong announced on Friday that the centre Jarvis lane will be open as of 9 o'clock Saturday morning.

City crews spent the week removing the bike lanes on either side and adding the fifth car lane.

The reversible lane will be northbound during rush hour in the afternoons from Monday to Friday, and southbound all other times.

Tragic bus accident in Egypt kills at least 47 children

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 11/17/2012 5:17:00 AM

A security official says a train has collided
with a bus carrying kindergartners to their school in southern
Egypt, killing at least 47.
   
The official says the crash occurred today as the bus crossed
tracks near a village in Manfaloot district in the southern province
of Assiut.
   
He says others are still missing and distraught families are
searching for the remains of their loved ones along the tracks.
   
The official says it appears the railroad crossing was not closed
as the train sped toward it.
   
He was speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not
authorized to speak to the media.
   
Egypt's railway system has a poor safety record, mostly blamed on
badly maintained equipment and poor management.
   
(The Associated Press)

UPDATE: Police make arrest after stabbing near Queen/Broadview

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 11/17/2012 8:16:00 AM

Toronto police have made an arrest in connection to a stabbing near Queen and Broadview.

At about 8:30 p.m. Friday, a 20 year old man was attacked with a knife, stabbed multiple times.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested. He faces four charges including aggravated assault.

Police say the two and suspect do not know each other.

Santa Claus Parade & Other Events to Snarl Traffic

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 11/17/2012 5:00:00 AM

Getting around the city this weekend will be challenging with a handful of events that will cause road closures throughout the city.

The 108th Toronto Santa Claus parade will make its way through the streets of the city on Sunday. The parade begins at Christie Street and Bloor Street West at 12:30 p.m. and will end at St Lawrence Market.

Map

Road closure times associated with the parade are as follows:

- 8 a.m., Bloor Street West, from Ossington Avenue to Christie Street
- 10 a.m., Bloor Street West, from Christie Street to Bathurst Street
- 11 a.m., Bloor Street West, from Bathurst Street to Bay Street
- 11 a.m., Avenue Road/Queen’s Park, from Davenport Road to College Street
- 11:30 a.m., University Avenue, from College Street to Dundas Street
- noon, University Avenue, from Dundas Street to Front Street
- 1 p.m., Wellington Street, from University Avenue to Jarvis ...

End of Twilight Saga & Survey Asks "Vampires or Werewolves?"

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 11/17/2012 4:00:00 AM

Teenage girls all over the country are squealing at the thought of the last Twilight film being released. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn--Part 2" hit theatres Friday night.

Considering that romance is such a huge part of the series, Match.com has done a  survey that is quite fitting. Would you rather date a vampire or a werewolf?

Over one thousand people were asked, and it seems that Canadian singles find sensitive blood-suckers very attractive. 1 in 3 Canadians (37%) would prefer to date a vampire while only sixteen per cent of Canadians would go out with a werewolf.

Twenty-one per cent of women - more than double the amount of men (10%) would rather date a werewolf, adding that body hair is indeed a turn-off.

However, in the supernatural lovers showdown, ghosts trump all. The majority of single Canadians (41%) would prefer to date a ghost over a werewolf or ...

VIDEO: Google Opens New HQ in Toronto

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 11/17/2012 5:01:00 AM

It was ranked second on the list of the World's Best Employers by CNN money, and now Google has a brand-spanking new headquarters here in Toronto. The ribbon was cut this week.

Along with being the home base for one of the biggest names on the Internet, it also has spaces for employees to have some down-time to recharge.

Google Canada's Managing Director Chris O'Neill calls their office a "culture".

The five-floor space includes the standard work stations but also a pool table, ping pong tables, a small mini-golf course on a patio, mini kitchens and board games.

It also has a secret room for employees to lounge in.

O'Neill says it helps "Googlers" take a break from work and recharge. He even encourages them to write on the white walls if they have a flash a brilliance and nowhere to document it.

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