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A security official says Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been put on life support after his heart stopped as he arrived at a military hospital.
The state news agency MENA said the 84-year-old Mubarak was ``clinically dead'' when he arrived at the hospital from prison. It said doctors used a defibrillator on his several times.
MENA initially said the efforts were not successful.
But the official said Mubarak was put on life support. He had no further details on his condition. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press.
(The Associated Press)
There will be no provincial election.
At least that's according to the Liberals and the NDP, who made the proclamations after the finance committee pushed the budget bill along to get voted on this Wednesday.
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan says while it wasn't exactly what the Liberals had wanted, the plan that will be before the legislature will create jobs and strengthen the economy. However, he says he will be watching the NDP closely on Wednesday to see how they vote, underlining he can't trust leader Andrea Horwath anymore.
Duncan repeated that's because Horwath didn't keep her word throughout the budget process.
However, NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson defends Horwath, noting the two parties had only made an initial deal to pass the budget along at the beginning of the process when it was a motion, not when the budget bill was debated.
Bisson underlines they will make sure the ...
Peel police have identified a man they say is responsible for the death of a man in his 60's in Mississauga.
Early Tuesday cops were called to a residence on North Alarton Street in Mississauga near Airport and Derry Roads. When they arrived, they found one man dead with what are only described as obvious signs of trauma.
A man turned himself into police.
Cops have charged 51-year-old Gaetan Cote on 2nd degree murder charges. Police are withholding the name of the victim at this time pending the notification of next of kin.
They are also hoping that witnesses will come forward with additional information. Anyone with detaols are asked to call the Peel Homicide Bureau at 905-453-2121 ext. 3205.
A 2-year-old boy has died after a drowning in Scarborough.
The incident took place at 10:20 a.m Tuesday morning at a residence on Carrying Place, near Tapscott and Finch.
Police say the toddler was found in a pool, without vital signs. EMS officials rushed the boy to hospital. He was pronounced dead late Tuesday afternoon
There is no word yet as to why the child was playing near the pond.
Police have laid charges of criminal negligence causing death against the neighbour of the two-year-old. They say that's because the neighbour didn't properly secure the pond.
Toronto Police have charged a 61-year-old man on accusations that he sexually exploited children in the early 1980's and the late 1990's.
Police say Gerald Lavine was an active volunteer in children's organizations as a mentor. One person has come forward saying he was sexually assaulted by the accused between 1980-83, when the victim was just 12.
During the investigation, police say another person came forward, saying Levine sexually exploited him between 1997-99 when the victim was 14.
Levine is facing charges of Gross Indecency, Indecent Assault on a Male. Sexual Interference and Sexual Exploitation.
Police say there could be more victims, and are asking anyone with information to call 416-808-1139.
Ontario's police watchdog is looking into a crash between a car and a police cruiser headed to the scene of a fatal shooting in Toronto.
The Special Investigations Unit says 22-year-old Michael Andrade suffered serious injuries in Monday's crash.
The officer was headed to the scene of the shooting in Toronto's Little Italy that left one man dead and another wounded.
Toronto police say the officer's vehicle collided with Andrade's car at an intersection and Andrade was taken to hospital to be treated for a concussion.
A 35-year-old Toronto man was pronounced dead at the scene outside a gelato shop on Monday, in what police are calling a targeted shooting.
(The Canadian Press)
While high school students are only inside for a couple of hours at a time writing exams, elementary-aged children have to spend entire days in class. And some schools don't have air conditioning.
But the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has it covered. Spokesperson Ryan Bird says teachers and staff do everything they can to keep students cool from keeping lights off, closing the blinds and making sure kids are hydrated.
He says some schools even decide to either cancel gym classes or switch up activities to make them less strenuous.
The TDSB leaves it up to each school to decide if it's too hot to play outside, keeping students indoors during recess and lunch-hour.
Bird says teachers know what to the symptoms of heat exhaustion are, so they will be keeping a close eye on the kids to make sure they're safe.
Despite the blistering heat, double lung transplant survivor Helene Campbell marched up to Queen's Park carrying the Relay for Life torch. She was handed it by Khaled Khatib, who completed his 110 day marathon across 74 Ontario cities to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.
Campbell said she found it really hot outside, and noted she drank an entire bottle of water in the 15 minute walk. She laughed that the sun was so warm, she burned her hand when she picked up the torch.
The 21-year-old had her transplant in April and has been raising awareness internationally about organ donation.
Luka Rocco Magnotta has pleaded not guilty in the body-parts case.
Appearing in a Montreal courtroom by video link, Magnotta is protesting his innocence in a slaying-and-dismemberment case that has drawn international attention.
The 29-year-old murder suspect was shackled and taken into custody at Mirabel airport north of Montreal on Monday night, after being returned from Germany aboard a military plane.
Magnotta, a self-described porn actor and prostitute, faces charges including first-degree murder, defiling a corpse, and harrassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
He is accused of killing and dismemberment Montreal university student Jun Lin, and mailing out his body parts to different places including the Ottawa offices of the Conservative Party of Canada.
The court appearance lasted about three minutes Tuesday.
Appearing before Justice Lori-Renee Weitzman, Magnotta pleaded not guilty through his lawyer Pierre Panaccio. The case returns to court on Thursday, again by video, to discuss a motion to ...
Canada has been invited to pull up a chair at a round of major trade talks.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that Canada has been asked to join negotiations for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Harper made the announcement after he met U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in Mexico.
Canadian officials have been lobbying the Obama administration to allow Canada into the talks. Many believe the deal will have more economic strength than the North American Free Trade Agreement.
But Canada's trade restrictions on dairy and poultry products presented a big obstacle to joining the talks. Canada has a supply-management system that controls milk and egg prices while setting prohibitively high tariffs on imports.
The announcement came a day after Mexico was invited to join the talks.
How comfortable would you be knowing there could be tens of thousands of drivers on the streets that shouldn't be?
Well that's what Ontario's Ombudsman says may just be the case in his annual report, all because of "master" - or ghost - licenses.
If a police officer stops you and you don't have your license, the Ministry of Transportation creates a ghost license in order to officially record your offence. The plan was to later match it up with your real one, but Ombudsman Andre Marin says that's not happening. There are 36,000 of these ghost licenses out there.
Marin says that could pose a problem if someone receives multiple infractions on their ghost license and by law shouldn't be driving any more but use their real license instead. Marin notes it could take years for them to get caught.
The report also shows cases reported to the SIU ...
Ontario's family doctors are recommending for you to steer clear of pesticides after a review on their health affects.
While the province has a pesticide ban, it's only for cosmetic use. So you may still encounter them when you go strawberry or apple picking, or go on any sort of farm in your summer travels.
The report found that exposure to pesticides can cause respiratory problems like asthma and lung diseases. It can also cause reproductive problems such as lower birth weights and long-term problems later in life like diabetes and heart disease.
The report recommends for to limit your dietary, indoor and outdoor air, water, and farm pesticide exposures as much as possible. It says people should look for alternative organic methods of garden care and indoor pest control.
A 63-year-old man has died after an incident in Malton.
Constable Thomas Ruttan, media relations office for Peel Regional Police says they were called to a home on North Alarton St, near Derry Rd E and Airport Rd., at approximately 3:15 a.m., Tuesday for a man without any vital signs.
Ruttan says they found the man inside the home with obvious signs of trauma but won't say how he died.
A 51-year-old man has turned himself in to police and remains in custody.
Ruttan says they will not be releasing the name of the victim until next if kin has been identified, as well as the relationship between the victim and the individual in custody.
Toronto police, meanwhile, are investigating a stabbing on Hullmar Dr.
A man was stabbed multiple times and his injuries are considered not life-threatening.
Police say there is more than one suspect outstanding. They do not ...
Ontario's privacy commissioner is speaking out against the installation of cameras and microphones at airports to listen in on conversations.
Ann Cavoukian tells the Toronto Star that she is appalled that the Canada Border Services Agency plans to record what people are saying as they pass through airports and border crossings.
Ontario’s privacy commissioner says she is appalled that Ottawa plans to start eavesdropping on travellers’ conversation at airports and border crossings.
There has been no privacy assessment completed on the matter of using audio recordings.
A CBSA spokesman says that while the equipment has been installed at Ottawa's airport, no conversations are being recorded at this time.
One person is dead and another injured following a shooting in Little Italy on Monday afternoon.
The area was packed with soccer fans who were taking in the match between Italy and The Republic of Ireland.
Police say a man in construction gear fired several shots and then took off on foot. It appears to have been a targeted attack.
While police have not identified the victim, local residents say the 35-year-old is known as Little John. Sources tell the National Post he was a member of a biker gang.
Police are still searching for the suspect. He is described as white, 6 feet tall, with a medium build and dirty blonde hair. They believe he went north of College St by foot.
(With files from Katie Franzios)
The ministry of labour is investigating four companies after that stage collapse at Downsview Park, including Radiohead's touring company and Live Nation, the organizer and promoter.
Investigators are trying to figure out who was responsible for the stage, which is apparently not an easy task because of the many sub-contracts.
A stage crew worker from the UK was killed in the collapse.
Luka Rocco Magnotta quietly left Canada last month as a little-known porn actor and prostitute with a penchant for
self-promotion on the Internet.
He returned in a military plane Monday, handcuffed and escorted by an armed guard. As a media helicopter buzzed overhead, he was placed in a police convoy and was whisked away to face charges including first-degree murder.
During his month-long European sojourn, Magnotta became the suspect in a crime so brutal that it made headlines around the
Just before 7 p.m. Monday, he landed aboard a plane that took him to Montreal from Germany, where the 29-year-old was arrested following an international manhunt.
A convoy of vehicles with flashing lights rolled out to meet Magnotta at Mirabel airport, north of the city. A half-dozen men
escorted him down the stairs off the plane, onto the tarmac, and into a minivan at the centre of a convoy ...
Environment Canada is warning of hot and humid weather from Tuesday to Thursday.
Very warm air is projected to arrive on Monday over Southwestern Ontario. The heat is expected to intensify and spread over much of southern Ontario on Tuesday, building into a three-day heat episode.
Temperatures are expected to reach well into the thirties on Tuesday, with a humidex reading in the low 40s until Thursday.
Night-time temperatures will also remain very warm and are not expected to drop below 22 degrees in many areas.
This will make for very uncomfortable conditions and moderate to high readings in the air quality health index. It is advised to stay in an air conditioned place or seek shade when possible, drink plenty of water and limit physical outdoor activity.
As the hot air mass moves further east the statement will be extended and humidex advisories may be issued.
Microsoft is trying to give Apple a run for its money.
The personal computer maker has unveiled a tablet called the Surface to compete with the iPad.
It's a full P-C that runs programs like Photoshop and Office.
It has a bit bigger screen than an iPad, and comes with a cover that's also a real keyboard.
Microsoft Canada says it doesn't know when the Surface will be available in this country.