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Police Identify Man Killed in "Booze Can"

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 12/2/2012 10:55:00 PM

A booze can is where police found Toronto's 52nd murder victim of 2012.

A 30 year old man from Ajax was found, shot dead, around 7 o'clock Sunday morning, at an apartment on Keele Street near Wilson Avenue.

That man has been identified as Edwin Carpio. Police say he had been killed with just one bullet.

Police still need to speak to witnesses, and they know there were up to 10 others inside the apartment at the time, but they all fled before police arrived.

Right now, there are no suspect descriptions.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place on Monday.

NHL contract talks pick up Tuesday without Bettman & Fehr

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/2/2012 5:53:00 PM

Contract talks in the NHL labour dispute are set to pick up in New York this week.

A handful of owners & players will meet Tuesday afternoon.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman pitched the meeting late last week though he won't be part of it.  NHLPA executive director Don Fehr won't be in the room either.

In a statement Fehr says "We hope that this meeting will be constructive and lead
to a dialogue that will help us find a way to reach an agreement."

The NHL lockout is into week 12.  Games through December 14th have been wiped out.  The All Star Weekend & the Winter Classic have been scrapped too.

Teachers in Niagara, Guelph to step up strike action

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 12/2/2012 4:50:00 PM

Public elementary teachers in Niagara & Guelph are cutting back on school activities now in their ongoing fight with the provincial government.

An Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario strike protocol notice sent to teachers at the Upper Grand District School Board in the Guelph area outlines 13 restrictions.

Among them---no after-school Christmas musicals & no field trips.

Public elementary teachers in Niagara will take similar action Monday, though ETFO wouldn't say if the same steps would be taken elsewhere in Ontario.

The ETFO notice says teachers who don't follow the strike actions, could be fined up $500/day, have their name printed in a union publication & union services suspended.

ETFO will be in a legal strike position December 10th.  They will give parents 72-hour notice before teachers walk off the job.

Meanwhile, the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation has scrapped its tentative agreement with the public board in Ottawa.  Teachers ...

Court Hearing for Councillor Bailao's Drunk Driving Charge

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/2/2012 11:00:00 PM

Ana Bailao's lawyer will be in court Monday as she begins to fight a charge of impaired driving.

A police officer reportedly tried to pull her car over a little before 2am on October 17th because its headlights weren't on.  The driver shifted into park near Bathurst & Harbord.

Bailao intends to plead not guilty but hasn't revealed on what grounds.  She has called the charge "regrettable" & one she is taking very seriously. She will not be in court personally on Monday.

Hours before her arrest, the ward 18 councillor was a guest at the Mayor’s Ball for the Arts.

AUDIO: Are your organic groceries really organic?

Posted By: James Moore · 12/2/2012 12:53:00 PM

Organic food is supposed to be free from genetically modified ingredients.

There should be no chemical pesticides used on fruits and veggies and no hormones or anti-biotics in your beef or chicken.

Anyone who regularly buys organic knows that peace-of-mind can make for a hefty grocery bill.

Now, a new report from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy is asking if consumers really get what they pay for.

Report co-author Mischa Popoff is a former organic farmer and also used to work as a contractor for a private organic food inspector.

He argues the 'hands-off' system the Canadian Food Inspection Agency uses to certify organic food is wide open to abuse and out-right fraud.

That's because the CFIA contracts inspections to private companies that are paid royalties of between 1% and 3% on their clients' sales.

Popoff's argument is that it is potentially profitable for these companies to break the ...

Arrest made in York University sex assault

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/2/2012 11:17:00 AM

An arrest has been made in the latest sex assault at York University.

The school says a female student was in the basement of Stong College Thursday afternoon when she was approached.  A man allegedly grabbed her hand, asked her to dance & pressed his body against hers.

A 24-year-old Mississauga man has been charged with sexual assault.  His name hasn't been released.

Murder in west-end Toronto

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 12/2/2012 11:13:00 AM

Police in North York are investigating Toronto's latest murder.

A man in his 30s was found shot in an apartment near Keele St & Wilson Av Sunday morning.

Police haven't released the victim's name & there's no sign yet of what might've been behind the murder.

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