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If there is one incident of someone leaving a child or a pet in a hot car, it's one too many.
With that in mind, one Toronto City Councillor wants plaza owners to put up signs warning of the potential dangers of leaving kids or dogs in cars, while the temperature inside the vehicle soars.
Etobicoke Centre Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby pitched the idea in hopes it makes people think twice before walking away from their car.
The signs would read: "Warning. Heat kills children and pets."
There have been a number of cases where pets have been left in cars this summer, including one fatal incident, where a couple from Sudbury who left their chocolate Lab in their car in Vaughan Mills.
More arrests in connection with an alleged case of human trafficking.
York Regional Police say a 21 year old woman from Mississauga was arrested last week, when another woman came forward claiming she'd been forced to work as an exotic dancer and a prostitute , by a guy she'd met online.
Today, police arrested another 46 year old woman and a 27 year old man, both from Toronto.
The three now face a list of charges, including human trafficking, forcible confinement and assault.
Charged is 21 year old Vanessa Cachia from Mississauga, 27 year old Stefan Ascenzi from Toronto and 46 year old Lisa Ascenzi from Toronto.
Police think there could be more victims out there.
Police have another tool to use in their quest to find a potential sex offender near York University.
Cops have released a surveillance video of a man, they believe, is attempting to break into a home on Assiniboine Road early on Thursday morning.
They say the man was spotted kneeling at the foot of a woman's bed around 5 o'clock on Thursday.
When she screamed, he ran off.
Police were clear in saying this never escalated to the point of a sexual assault, but the woman’s laptop is missing.
Again, if you recognize the man in this video, call Toronto Police.
The man charged in the alleged sex attacks at York University, will remain in custody, until at least next week.
That's when 20 year old Oshane Leach had his case adjourned until next Wednesday, July 18th at the Finch courthouse Friday.
Leach was arrested on Monday, and faces a total of seven charges in connection with the alleged attacks, three of those for sexual assault.
No new charges have been laid, despite the fact two other women have come forward claiming to be victims.
The federal government will appeal a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling which struck down Canada's ban on assisted
suicide, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said Friday.
The landmark ruling last month said the ban is unconstitutional and gave the federal government a year to rewrite it.
But Judge Lynn Smith also granted an immediate exemption to the law, allowing Gloria Taylor, one of the women who brought the lawsuit, to die with a doctor's help.
In a statement, Nicholson said the government intends to seek a stay on all aspects of the ruling, including the exemption for
Taylor, while it goes to the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
``The government is of the view that the Criminal Code provisions that prohibit medical professionals, or anyone else, from
counselling or providing assistance in a suicide, are constitutionally valid,'' the statement said.
``The government also objects to the lower court's decision to grant ...
A construction company has been fined $200,000 in the death of four workers in a scaffolding mishap.
The rare conviction for criminal negligence causing death against Metron Construction is the first of its kind in Ontario under the Criminal Code.
The incident occurred on Christmas Eve in 2009, when high-rise scaffolding snapped in Toronto, sending four workers plunging to their deaths and leaving one badly hurt.
Metron pleaded guilty, but charges against its owner, Joel Swartz, were dropped.
The company had faced a fine of up to $1 million.
Labour activists are upset with the judge's decision, saying they wanted to see jail time, not just fines.
The president of the Ontario Federation of Labour says the punishment dished out to Metron Construction and its owner is a travesty.
"For killing a worker in Ontario, you get a slap on ...
Niagara Police are investigating a head-on collision that left 3 people dead and 5 injured near Pelham, Ontario.
It was shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, when two vehicles a red GMC Envoy SUV and a Pontiac Grand Am collided on Regional Road 24 and Highway 20. Police say there were four people traveling in each vehicle.
Niagara Regional Police Constable Rich Gadreau says one of the cars, the Grand AM, burst into flames upon impact, killing three of the four people inside.
Five people were rushed to Welland hospital, four of them with serious injuries. One person was airlifted from Welland to Hamilton hospital.
Jeff Youngblood, whose father was airlifted, says his parents and two of their friends were traveling in the other vehicle.
"He was driving the red Envoy, they had just left the Hamilton airport. They were away for a week in Calgary," says Youngblood.
He says ...
Celebrations at the Calgary Stampede have been marred.
Three horses have died after a chuckwagon race Thursday evening.
Officials say one of the lead horses in the race collapsed for an unknown reason, then took three others down with him.
Three horses had to be euthanized on the track, while one other will survive, but requires surgery.
Animal welfare organizations and even celebrities such as former Price is Right host Bob Barker, have criticized the Calgary Stampede for failing to make the races safer. The Vancouver Humane Society is calling for the rest of the chuckwagon races to be suspended.
Stampede spokesman Doug Fraser calls it a ``tragedy'' and that the horses are cared for and loved by the chuckwagon drivers
In 2010, a total of 6 horses died during the Stampede.
A woman has been assaulted on the downtown campus of the University of Toronto.
The 19 year old says she was lured into a washroom and assaulted by a 21 year old man. Further to that, police believe there may be more victims.
Police arrested and charged Muhammad Umair Jafar and charged him with forcible confinement, assault and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
Jafar has a court appearance at Old City Hall at 10 a.m. Friday.
Three people have been sent to hospital after a house fire in Markham.
Around 5:15 Friday morning, crews were called to 24 Eastvale Drive for a home fully engulfed in flames.
It's in the area of Steeles Avenue and Markham Road.
One person was taken to Sunnybrook hospital, but it's not known which hospital the other two people were taken to.