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AUDIO: Canada Goose called out by anti-fur advocates

Posted By: James Moore · 12/22/2012 6:18:00 PM

Canada Goose jackets are likely on more than few Christmas wish lists this year.

The down-filled, fur-trimmed winter gear may be warm and trendy but a group of animal rights advocates believes the manufacturers are supporting what they call a cruel and wasteful industry.

About 40 demonstrators with The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals picketed outside clothing stores on Bloor Street West on Saturday afternoon.

Some held up signs with slogans while others handed out pamphlets in front of shops like Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen, which carry the popular brand.

The protesters were there to call attention to a growing trend in the clothing business.

Canada Goose is one of many manufacturers that uses real fur trim on products like coats, boots and gloves.

Demonstration organiser Shannon Kornelsen says trapping methods widely used in the fur trade to capture and kill fur-bearing animals are cruel.

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AUDIO: Toronto shoppers not hitting the 'panic button'

Posted By: James Moore · 12/22/2012 5:04:00 PM

Its the last weekend before Christmas and malls across the GTA are packed with shoppers looking for the perfect gift.

Some people have more names on their list scratched off than others but stores will be bustling right up until closing time on Christmas Eve.

Long waits and checkout lines await shoppers and so do meandering drives through parking lots, for those who don't get to the mall early enough to find a spot.

NEWSTALK 1010 spoke to many pragmatic shoppers on Saturday afternoon, who have gotten a head start on their gift-hunting and are either finished or are holding out for an extra-special find or a pre-Boxing Day sale.

However, reality is just setting in for the procrastinators who have less than 3 shopping days left until they're forced into the nearest 24-hour drug store or coffee shop to stock up on gift cards.

Man hit by snow plow in Newmarket

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/22/2012 9:17:00 AM

Police say a man has been rushed to hospital after he was hit by a snow plow in Newmarket.

The accident happened just before 8:30 a.m. Saturday in a parking lot on Steven Ct in the area of Bayview Ave and Mulock Dr.

Police say the man was pinned under the plow for some time.

An air ambulance was originally called but then cancelled when emergency officials realized the victim's injuries were not as serious as first believed.

His injuries are not life threatening.

Weather blamed for fatal crash near Bowmanville

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/22/2012 8:08:00 AM

Poor driving conditions are being blamed for a fatal crash north of Bowmanville.

Durham police say a 63-year-old man was killed when two vehicles crashed head on at Regional Road  57 and Concession Road 9.

The crash happened late Friday night.

A woman in her 30s was also seriously hurt.

York police investigate home invasion in Vaughan

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/22/2012 6:50:00 AM

York regional police are investigating a home invasion near Pine Valley Dr and Regional Rd 7.

Officers were called to a home on Jeanne Dr at 4:30 a.m. Saturday where two suspects allegedly broke in and confronted the elderly home owners.

The husband has facial injuries and the wife has also been taken to hospital as a precaution.

Two suspects got away. Police say they don't have much of a suspect description at this time.

Winter weather in parts of Ontario

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/22/2012 5:34:00 AM

It's the first full day of winter and it sure feels like it.

While Toronto has been getting light snow, other parts of Ontario have been buried in snow.

Sudbury is reporting 33 cm of it since Thursday afternoon. Ottawa airport is reporting 34 cm.

There is 20 cm of snow in Timmins and 18 in North Bay.

Closer to the GTA, Environment Canada has called off snow squall warnings that were in effect for Barrie, Innisfil, Collingwood and Northern Dufferin county.

Meanwhile, poor driving conditions are being blamed for a fatal crash north of Bowmanville.

Durham police say a 63-year-old man was killed when two vehicles crashed head on at Regional Road  57 and Concession Road 9.

The crash happened late Friday night.

A woman in her 30s was also seriously hurt.

UPDATE: Lotto Max winning ticket sold in Toronto area

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 12/22/2012 4:52:00 AM

The $50 million jackpot up for grabs in last night's Lotto Max draw was won by a single ticket sold in the Toronto area.
   
Three second prize tickets were also sold in Toronto, worth almost $150,000 each.

People in Ontario have now won all or part of six $50-million jackpots this year.

This is the second $50-million Lotto Max jackpot win in Ontario this month. The jackpot from November 30th has still been unclaimed. That ticket was purchased in Cambridge.

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