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Adam Vaughan is accusing Mayor Rob Ford of doing very little, and barely even shows up for work these days.
The Councillor complains all of the conversations about the Mayor of late have little to do with his work at City Hall, just his antics outside of it.
Including 'partying' and 'kissing girls' in the Entertainment District. In fact, Vaughn says if you 'Google' "Mayor Ford and Entertainment District" you'll find pictures of the Mayor. (We did, and the results picked up nothing)
The Mayor has not responded to the accusations, but Councillor Frances Nunziata is taking up Rob Ford's fight.
She says Vaughan ought to concentrate on his own constituents, rather than pick on the Mayor.
Callers to the Jim Richards Showgram agreed with Nunziata, some saying Vaughan has no class, or decency. One caller said Vaughan, quote, " had no balls," and called him "an a$%hole"
Steve Nash won't be coming home to Canada.
ESPN.com reported Wednesday night that the veteran point guard from Victoria has agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Suns.
The website reported that Nash, a two-time NBA MVP, will team up with Kobe Bryant because the move allows him contend for a title and stay in close proximity to his three children in Phoenix.
Nash's decision will surely cause disappointment among fans of the Toronto Raptors.
Canada's only NBA team made a hard pitch to bring the 38-year-old to Toronto.
According to ESPN sources, Nash will receive a three-year deal in excess of US$25 million through the sign-and-trade deal with
The deal involves a trade exception created after the Lakers dealt Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks in December.
Nash is the general manager of Basketball Canada
A man is going to live after being shot on Wednesday evening near Jane and Finch.
Police were originally called when someone reported someone with a gun near the 2900 block of Jane Street.
When they arrived on scene, they found one victim bleeding from a gunshot wound to the leg.
Cops would only say they are looking for one suspect, but didn't have any other details.
Toronto police are, again having to deal with a dog being locked inside of a vehicle while its owner was inside a shopping mall.
Newstalk1010 has obtained an exclusive photo that shows police speaking to a dog owner, after the dog was let out of the vehicle.
It isn't known yet how long the dog was in the car, or whether charges are being laid against the owner.
Last month, a dog died after it was left in the back of a vehicle at Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre while its owners were inside shopping.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has replaced embattled cabinet minister Bev Oda.
A day after Oda announced she was stepping down from her post as international co-operation minister, Harper appointed Julian Fantino to the job.
Fantino, former chief of Toronto police, had been serving as associate minister of national defence.
He's being replaced by Bernard Valcourt, a minister from New Brunswick who will continue his role as minister of state for Atlantic Canada and La Francophonie.
The two have already been sworn into their posts at Rideau Hall.
Harper says the changes ensure continuity and both men bring strong leadership experience to the positions.
(The Canadian Press)
The city is helping residents cool off during this Extreme Heat alert, extending pool hours at eight of its pools:
- Alex Duff Memorial Pool, 779 Crawford Ave.
- Alexandra Park Pool, 275 Bathurst St.
- Cummer Park Indoor Pool, 6000 Leslie St.
- Giovanni Caboto Outdoor Pool, 1369 St. Clair Ave. W.
- McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
- Monarch Park Pool, 115 Felstead Ave.
- Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
- Smithfield Outdoor Pool, 175 Mount Olive Dr.
They will be open until 11:45pm.
The city issued the alert with temperatures being in the 30s, in the 40s with the humidity.
Montreal police have confirmed that a human head found in a park belongs to Jun Lin.
Lin's torso was found in a suitcase in late May, while other body parts were mailed to offices of political parties and to two schools.
Police said detectives were notified Wednesday that the body part found in Angrignon Park on Sunday was Lin's head.
Police said Lin's family was informed of the match.
Authorities had previously said the only body part missing from the gruesome dismemberment was the head.
Luka Rocco Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death and will appear in court next year.
The OPP says it will be looking at everything in its criminal investigation into the mall collapse in Elliot Lake that killed two people.
Sgt. Pierre Chamberland says they will not only sift through the rubble before them but also go through witness statements regarding the condition of the mall beforehand and any official reports that were filed on the structure over the past few years.
Chamberland wouldn't rule out if any charges could be laid but as for which ones, he would only say everything under the Criminal Code is applicable.
The OPP decided to conduct a criminal investigation after information they found while helping the coroner's office with its investigation. Chamberland says they will be helped out by the Ministry of Labour.
The doors of St Brother Andre Catholic High School were opened Wednesday morning, as students and staff mourn the loss of recent graduate Sarah Girard.
The 17-year-old was killed in a car accident on Monday, after she was thrown from the car she was traveling in, when it flipped over on Highway 11, south of Burk's Falls.
The teen who had graduated on Friday, was returning from a weekend getaway with two of her friends.
The two others were also critically injured and remain in hospital.
They have been identified as a 17-year-old girl from Markham and an 18-year-old girl from Stouffville, also graduates from the school.
Police say two of the girls in the car were not wearing seatbelts. Girard was ejected from the vehicle.
Hundreds of people packed a church in Elliot Lake today to honour one of the victims of a deadly roof collapse.
Father Paul Conway of Our Lady of Fatima Parish says more than 300 family, friends, and community members came out to mourn Doloris Perizzolo.
Perizzolo, 74, and Lucie Aylwin, 37, were killed on June 23 when the roof of the Algo Centre Mall caved in and plummeted two floors down into the building.
Conway says friends remembered Perizzolo as a good neighbour and devout woman with a strong faith.
Conway says he spoke of the community's need to draw hope from the tragedy.
Outrage over the collapse prompted Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to order a public inquiry late last week and has touched off a police criminal investigation.
Another roadblock hurdled in the takeover of Canada's major stock exchanges.
The Competition Bureau, and the Ontario Securities commission have both said they will not challenge the proposed takeover of the TMX by the Maple Group.
Maple is a consortium that consists of some of Canada's biggest pension plans, banks and other financial institutions.
However, the bid still has to get the OK from the BC and Alberta securities regulators.
It's one of the most disgusting records in the Guiness Books.
68 Hot Dogs with buns eaten in 10 minutes.
Joey Chestnut set the mark in 2009, and has tied it today at the Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The contest has been a standard of 4th of July celebrations in New York, since 1916.
Virginia's Sonya Thomas, also known as 'The Black Widow' in competitive eating circles, won the woman's division.
She bested her own personal record by eating 45 hotdogs in 10 minutes.
Toronto Crime Stoppers is trying to make it easier for you to send over tips.
They have launched a new app for your smartphone - iPhones, Blackberries, and Android Phones - that allows you to send tips, as well as photos and video of a crime.
"This is going to be right in your hand, or in purse, or in your bag most of the time," says Det. Darlene Ross, Toronto Crime Stoppers coordinator. "It's makes it that much more convenient and that much easier to use."
She says you should use the app during a crime only when it is safe to do so.
"We're not asking [anyone] to become agents for the Toronto Police Service or agents for Crime Stoppers. We don't want you to seek troubled situations," Ross says. "You always have to put your own safety first."
The app, called Toronto Crime Stoppers, also helps you ...
Torontonians always have reasons to bash this city, but it turns out it's not all that bad to live here.
An updated liveability index ranks us at the top in North America and placed us 8th out of 70 cities in the world.
The Economist Intelligence Unit based the rankings on things like green space and pollution, areas in which Toronto did well but not so much when it comes to urban sprawl and cultural assets.
Toronto is the only North American city in the top 10.
Hong Kong came out as the top city with Amsterdam and Osaka taking the second and third spot. In 14th spot, Washington was ranked the next highest city in North America, after Toronto.
The survey is different than the Global City Liveability Index published by the London-based EIU, the research arm for the company that publishes the influential Economist magazine. In 2011, ...
Americans in the west- midwest will be celebrating Independence Day without fireworks, and that's not by choice.
Scores of towns and cities are dealing with wildfires which have displaced thousands of people and burned down homes. The brutally hot temperatures aren't helping either.
That's why many communities have outright banned fireworks or restricted them. Others telling residents to be extremely cautious because anything from sparklers to barbecue grills could spark more fires in combination with sky high temperatures and dry conditions. That's the case from Montana to Tennessee.
From Illinois to Virginia, residents are still recovering from a major storm that passed through last Friday, cutting power to millions.
The violent storms and days of record heat have killed at least 24 people. Utilities warned that power may not be restored for the rest of the week, though fewer than 1.1 million homes and businesses remained without electricity.
One of the two independent teams at the world's biggest atom smasher says it has found strong evidence of a new subatomic particle that looks like the one believed to give all matter in the universe size and shape.
Joe Incandela, leader of one of the teams, told scientists at the European Centre for Nuclear Research, or CERN, that the data have reached the level of certainty needed for a discovery. But he has not yet confirmed that the new particle is indeed the tiny and elusive Higgs boson, popularly referred to as the ``God particle.''
Questioned by Higgs and several others, the boson is believed to exist in an invisible field created by the Big Bang some 13.7 billion years ago.
Physicists at CERN are presenting their evidence to applause before a packed auditorium, where scientists waited overnight to attend.