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Police have arrested a 20 year old Toronto man, connected to the alleged sexual assaults at York University.
Oshane Leach was arrested around 7 o'clock Monday evening and faces with seven charges in all.
Toronto Police charged him with 3 counts of sexual assault, two counts of criminal harrassment, and two counts of assault.
Victims claim the alleged attacks happened during the later part of last week and most allegedly happened at the bus stop in front of Vari Hall.
According to Police, the suspect would try to start a conversation with the victim, then allegedly assaults her as she walks away.
Leach will be in court Tuesday morning.
Provincial police say two people are in hospital following a collision north of Peterborough between a plane
and a barge from a children's camp.
Police say a float plane attempting a takeoff collided with a barge at Gannon's Narrows between Pigeon Lake and Buckhorn Lake.
There were seven people, but no young children, on the barge from Camp Maple Leaf and the pilot was the only occupant of the plane at the time of Monday afternoon's collision.
The pilot, a 72-year-old Scarborough man and a 17-year-old female camp staff member were taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Police say the teen's injuries are non-life threatening, but they have no update on the pilot's injuries.
The Transportation Safety Board has been notified and an investigation is ongoing.
Canadian firms remain surprisingly optimistic about the next year - with positive expectations for sales, investment and hiring despite concern about the global economy, the Bank of Canada's new survey of business intentions suggests.
The much-watched quarterly survey, released Monday, reveals a Canadian business sector that is wary about the renewed uncertainty and risks over the global outlook, but mostly confident they will be able to cope.
The most encouraging reading is on hiring intentions, with 59 per cent of firms saying they plan to hire additional workers in the next 12 months, as opposed to only six per cent that plan to cut jobs.
The survey was conducted between May 22 and June 14, following months of headlines about the European Union's inability to devise a long-lasting solution to the region's debt crisis.
The overall findings went against the grain of most business and consumer confidence samplings in the ...
New mortgage rules went into effect Monday in Canada, but a recent survey suggests many people are unfamiliar with the changes.
Starting Monday, borrowers refinancing their mortgages are limited to 80 per cent to the value of the home, down from 85 per cent.
The maximum amortization period dropped to 25 years from 30 years for government insured mortgages - giving borrowers less time to repay the debt in full.
The federal government also tightened the standards lenders must apply before granting a mortgage.
Other changes by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions reduced the limit for home equity lines of credit to 65 per cent of a property's value, down from 80 per cent.
A poll conducted by Pollara for Bank of Montreal found only about half of those surveyed were familiar with the changes brought in by the federal government.
And only 45 per cent of ...
They claim the government doesn't want to bargain in good faith without Ontario's doctors agreeing to strict terms first, violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Which is why the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is taking the province to court, filing a constitutional challenge today with hopes that unilateral OHIP fee cuts will be reversed.
It also wants the province to compensate doctors for any extra money they had to pay because of the fee cuts, clarify the scope of the OMA's representation of doctors and make sure the province doesn't go over the OMA's head again during the bargaining process.
The OMA isn't happy with the way the province has bargained in public, spoken to other doctor's groups or questioned the organizations right to represent doctors.
The province's tone was different this time around according to OMA head Dr. Doug Weir, who says they had no intention of negotiating ...
One woman is dead, after a car ran into a truck on Highway 27 near Major Mackenzie
Police say a vehicle carrying 3 adults was travelling southbound on 27, when for an unknown reason, it crossed over the centre median, into the path of an oncoming truck.
All three adults were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. However, police say while in hospital, the condition of one of the women worsened, and she later died.
Police say at least two of the people inside the car were 'elderly,' but are not speculating as to why the car may have swerved into oncoming traffic.
A young and promising chef is being remembered for his warm personality, passion for his craft and skill in the kitchen.
Food Network Canada said the untimely death of Canadian celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak is a terrible loss.
Sedlak was just 29.
A statement issued by his family said Sedlak was found dead in his North Vancouver, B.C., apartment on Friday, July 6, after collapsing from an undiagnosed medical condition.
Sedlak was best-known as the host of Food Network Canada's The Main, and a judge on Family Cook Off, as well as author of the national bestseller cookbook, The Main.
Sedlak's culinary career began in his teens, with completion of a specialized program and four-year apprenticeship in Vancouver, and he was barely in his 20s before he had spent almost two years at Michelin Star-rated La Trompette, in London, England.
He was 23 when he won a silver medal representing ...
Ontario's police watchdog says there are no grounds to charge two Toronto police officers whose use of force during an arrest this spring left a man with bruises and a concussion.
The Special Investigations Unit says the officers had the lawful authority to use force in arresting James Ross Kennedy on March 24 because he became aggressive ``for no apparently legitimate reason.''
The SIU says the confrontation stemmed from Kennedy's mistaken belief that the plainclothes officers at his door ``were either members of the Jehovah's witnesses or drug dealers.''
The agency says a statement from one of the officers maintains the pair identified themselves as police and one of them showed his badge.
The SIU says the officers moved to arrest Kennedy after he grabbed one of their sweatshirts. But the 26-year-old resisted and all three fell to the ground.
The officers had knocked on Kennedy's door while looking for ...
A pain in the butt.
That's what Newstalk 1010's Tech Expert Marc Saltzman is calling a computer malware issue that's affecting between 5,000-9,000 Canadians. He was on the Jerry Agar Show on Monday.
These computers have been having problems accessing the Internet after the FBI shut down temporary servers used to stop a scam.
Tens of thousands of others worldwide are also having issues logging on.
However, Saltzman says there's no need to panic. He recommends calling your Internet service provider for help and they'll likely send you a disc with software to fix the situation. You can also download an anti-malware program from a friend's computer and use a disc or USB stick to transfer it to yours to install it. A trusted site Saltzman recommends is: www.dns-ok.us to find safe programs.
Saltzman points out this shouldn't be news to those with infected comupters, underlining the FBI has been ...
Police would certainly like to have a word with the person behind a gas leak in the York Mills Road and DVP area on Monday morning.
Crews were called to the area at around 9:45 a.m., after someone tossed several mattresses from a balcony, tripping the gas line.
Nearby town homes were evacuated as a precaution as crews tried to cap the leak.
The exit ramps to York Mills from the Don Valley Parkway were also closed for a short while.
Crews were able to cap the leak within less than an hour.
No injuries were reported.
The province has announced who will be leading the public inquiry into the mall collapse in Elliot Lake and has given a brief overview of what will be delved into.
Ontario Attorney General John Gerretsen has announced Justice Paul R. Bélanger will lead the charge, looking into the events surrounding the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall and the emergency management and response
Bélanger was first appointed to the bench in 1978 and now is a per diem judge on the Attorney General's French Language Services Committee.
"I am confident that under his leadership we will get the answers we need for the families of Elliot Lake and other Ontarians, as well as learn how to prevent similar tragedies from happening, and respond in the best way possible if they do," Gerretsen said in a statement.
Two women died when the roof caved in on June 23rd.
Bélanger will report ...
Young women pursuing their education at York University say it's a good school, but they don't want to have to keep looking over their shoulders for possible attackers.
Just between Thursday and Friday of last week, there were three sexual assaults at the main campus. More precisely, at the bus stop in front of Vari Hall.
The school has hired extra security to help ease concerns and of course, keep the campus safe.
In the latest three attacks, a man tries to start a conversation with the victim, then assaults her as she walks away.
Police describe the suspect in the attacks as black, 6 feet tall with a skinny build and a short black Afro. He may have been with a second man.
If you normally drive in the area of Queen and Spadina, you'll have to find a different way to get around the area for two weeks beginning Monday.
The intersection in all four directions will be closed thanks to TTC track and switch work.
TTC Spokesman Danny Nicholson says between July 9th-23rd, there will be no street car service along Queen between Church and Shaw. No vehicle traffic in the area either.
TTC customers are being asked to walk down to King and take either the King, or the Queen Streetcar, that is being diverted.
He says the construction was scheduled for the two weeks and had to be done.
Nicholson recommends for TTC passengers and drivers alike, to expect an extra 15 minutes on the commute.
Click here for more information from the TTC about the closure.
(Files by D. Woodard)