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Foreign Affairs confirms a Canadian has been killed in Mexico.
Reports say 46-year-old Duane Lang of Regina was the victim of a homicide while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta last week.
An online obituary for the 46-year-old says he owned an insurance business & visited Mexico often.
Earlier this year, Calgarian Sheila Nabb had to go through facial reconstruction after she was severely beaten at a 5-star hotel in Mazatlan.
Mexican police charged a local man with attempted murder.
York Regional Police have arrested and charged a man with prostitution offences after finding a 16 year-old girl working as a hooker at a North York Spa.
CTV News has identified the spa as Blue Pearl Spa which is north of Yorkdale Mall on Dufferin.
The 43 year-old man has been charged with procuring a person to become a prostitute and living off the avails of a juvenile prostitute.
Police were acting on a tip and found the 16 year-old in the spa and confirmed her age and that she was working as a prostitute.
Police think there could be more victims.
Hippo Tours, the company that offered passengers a view of Toronto on land and water, is leaving the city and heading west.
The company hasn't run any buses in Toronto this tourist season and after more than a decade in the city, has decided to move to Vancouver, at least for now.
The problem is the company didn't have access to a ramp that the amphibious buses used to go into Lake Ontario, a ramp owned by Ontario Place.
It's not totally clear why.
Reports suggest the company's president believes Hippo Tours was denied access to the ramp while the provincial government considers what do do next with the site.
Government officials have reportedly claimed the ramp agreement ended and the company never approached them.
The company says it is open to returning to Toronto if things get sorted out.
The suspect in Wednesday's fatal double-stabbing in Vaughan has turned himself in.
York Regional Police say 28-year-old Nema Mansouri is currently in custody.
The late-night incident left 2 men lying bloodied in the street of a quiet residential neighbourhood near Jane Street and Treston Road.
22-year old Muzaffar Goraya died and the other victim, a 27-year old, is in hospital with serious stab wounds.
The investigation into the Algo Centre Mall collapse in Elliot Lake goes on but the Ministry of Labour has turned the building over to its owners.
The Ministry says it's wrapped up its on-site collection of evidence.
The Mall collapsed on June 23, killing two people.
Ministry and Building Code orders issued by the City of Elliot Lake restricting access to the site will remain in effect, underlining no one is allowed to enter the Algo Centre Mall or Inn.
The province says owners will be required to develop a plan to stabilize the structure, adding it would have to be OKed by the Ministry of Labour before they can access the building and conduct their own structural evaluation.
Toronto police have released a sketch of the person they believe is the suspect in a west end sex assault.
The man allegedly followed a 38-year-old woman in the Kipling Ave and Eglinton Ave area on Tuesday.
He is believed to have grabbed her from behind, tackling her to the ground. The woman kicked and bit the man, and managed to escape
The man fled the scene and was last seen running northbound on Kipling Avenue.
He is described as brown, 20-30, 5'6"-5'8", clean-shaven with a red or black baseball cap. He was last seen wearing a white sleeveless shirt and possibly wearing brown cargo shorts. He may have a bite mark on his right hand.
It looks like the hot weather over the past year makes people want to drink something cool out there.
The LCBO says Ontario craft brewers have increased sales by 45 per cent.
VQA wines have made nine per cent more in 2011-12, raking in $106 million.
Overall, the LCBO sales have gone up by 4.9 per cent from last year totalling $4.71 billion. Just over $1.6 billion of that goes to the government. that's 6.3 per cent more than the year before.
Meantime, the LCBO has announced it will open about 70 news stores over the next two years, adding almost 20,000 feet of Ontario wine space in its stores. It says this is the largest expansion in its history.
You can expect to see more than a few badges among the colourful costumes at this weekend's Caribbean Carnival.
Toronto Police promise to be out in full force but are quick to add that the event, formerly known as Caribana, isn't being singled out for extra enforcement.
Police spokesperson Mark Pugash says extra cops are already on the beat across the City as part of a bigger plan to clamp down on crime, saying its their response to recent violence like the shootings on Danzig Street and at the Eaton Centre.
Pugash isn't concerned that safety will be an issue at the Carnival -- partly because they've got a good working relationship with the organisers.
"They have been very receptive and have taken a number of steps that they believe will help," says Pugash.
He adds that while extra officers will be present at the festival this year, an increased presence ...
Hamilton police have busted a $1.25 million grow-op at a local farm in Smithville, just south-east of the city.
Officers seized 1,259 marijuana plants and 71 grams of the drug itself on Thursday.
The grow-op was located in a barn on the property. No one was at there at time but later arrested 64-year-old Albert Oddi at a Hamilton home.
He's charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
The Toronto Real Estate Board has announced housing sales have slipped 1.5 per cent compared to July of last year.
It reveals there were 7,570 sales this July, but 7,683 in July of 2011.
But in the rest of the GTA, it says sales were up.
Also skyrocketing is the average price of a home: $476,947. That's four per cent higher than last year.
It seems that the criminal record of the accused Eaton Centre shooter is longer than first thought and it could have been a lot longer.
A Hamilton court dropped 9 weapons charges against 23-year old Christopher Husbands about 5 weeks before the deadly downtown shooting.
Husbands faced a judge to answer for 17 charges against him, 9 of them connected to allegations from 2010 that Husbands was caught driving a car with a loaded handgun hidden inside the vent.
Those charges were dropped.
According to court documents, the car belongs to someone else and Husbands told authorities who that person was.
When the owner showed up at the police compound to pick up his car, he went for a cigarette and never came back, perhaps suspecting he was in trouble.
Prosecutors surmised the gun likely belonged to the vehicle owner and so dropped the weapons charges against Husbands.
Husbands ended up pleading ...
Walking and texting along the Danforth? Then police may be stopping you for a chat.
54 and 55 Division officers will be speaking to pedestrians about the use of cell phones or other electronic devices while walking. That's in the Danforth and Broadview area.
They'll be handing out pamphlets and sharing their own safety tips with pedestrians.
It hasn't happened here yet, but in some cities, people who walk and text, can be fined. In New Jersey, the fine is $85 and in Utah, it's $50 for careless walking.
Can your wallet take the punishment!
The price of gasoline, is going up another 2 cents a litre at midnight, to $1.30.8 cents a litre at most stations in the GTA.
It just went up a little more than 2 cents last night.
According to tomnrorowsgaspricetoday.com's Dan McTeague, Toronto is being held hostage. There is little or no competition, in the city,so, when one company spikes the price, the others follow.
But not 'outside' the city, where the price is dramatically less. McTeague explains, because there are more independant stations, which means, more competition.
McTeague's suggestion; save your money and drive out of town to 'filler up'.
We have a link to his website, on our website.
Dylan Armstrong, arguably Canada's best hope for a track and field medal, goes for gold today in shot put. The six-foot-four 345 pound giant from Kamloops, B-C missed a medal in Beijing by one centimetre and begins the Olympic competition ranked seventh in the world.
Armstong advanced to the finals after making the top 12. The finals are at 3:30 p.m.
The women's heptatlon begins with the first five of the eight events. Jessica Zelinka of Calgary set a Canadian record at the national trials and is seeded fourth in London. She was fifth in the heptathlon in Beijing. Brianne Theisen of Humbolt, Saskatchewan also competes today in hurdles, high jump, shot put and the 200-metres.
Canada has 45 track and field athletes in London, and only seven are Olympic veterans. In 2008, Canada won a single medal in track and field -- Priscilla Lopes-Schliep's bronze in ...
A woman has been pulled to safey after falling into the Niagara Gorge early Friday morning.
The call came into police around 4 a.m. reportedly, from the woman's boyfriend.
Rescue located her and managed to pull her out. Police say she suffered minor injuries.
We've heard of the Taste of Little India festival, with streets packed to sample snacks and explore an area that isn't on top of everyone's list when going out for a weekend.
On a normal day, streets are less busy and over the past few years, more "closing sale" signs and boarded-up windows are popping up.
The local BIA isn't concerned with what seems to be a pattern over the six-block stretch, underlining every time an old store closes, a new one opens up.
But local business owners and residents are worried that the slow down in business because those who don't live in the area are going to places in Brampton and Etobicoke that have opened up over the past decade. Underlining those places have free parking so they can seem more attractive to shoppers.
There are some traffic disruptions in the area surrounding the 1 King West Hotel and Residence early Friday morning.
Police say construction workers were doing repairs to a window on the 51st floor of the building, when the sheet of glass came crashing down below.
This is at the intersection of Yonge Street and King Street.
No one was injured.