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Pesto cream fettuccini at Grasslands restaurant in Toronto. SOURCE: City of Toronto

Work up your appetite with Winterlicious 2015 in Toronto

| Toronto staff

The 13th annual mid-winter culinary event runs until Feb. 12.

GO Transit station on the Georgetown line with a GO bus and GO train. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen C. Host

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Free WiFi coming to 22 more GO stations next week

| Toronto Staff

After Monday, 80 per cent of all GO customers will have access to free internet.



Domestic violence PSA to run during Super Bowl XLIX

| Toronto staff and Andrea Piunno

The ad depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza with her attacker still in the house.

Poutine with smoked chicken and dark ale beer gravy. SOURCE: Facebook/CutheCheeseTO

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5 things to do this weekend: Drink tea, eat poutine, watch Super Bowl

| Patricia D'Cunha

Events happening in the city from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2015.

File photo of a CIBC bank. CITYNEWS.

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CIBC laying off 500 employees: report

| Toronto Staff

The bank's workforce has increased by more than 1,800 over the past two years, the Wall Street Journal says. (3)

Dr. Hagen Kennecke holds up an X-ray of a breast with cancer at the B.C. Cancer Agency in Vancouver on Jan. 14, 2010. THE GLOBE AND MAIL/CP/John Lehmann

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Wait times for seniors to see doctor in Canada exceeds other countries: report

| The Canadian Press

Among the 5,300 Canadians, more than half said they had to wait at least two days to see a doctor.

Heather Tuck, 61, Bethesda, Md., during an ultrasound exam, March 17, 2010, at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington. Tuck suffers from the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS). AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

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Researchers to test MS patients with type of stem cell known to cut inflammation

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

MS is thought to be an autoimmune disease that creates inflammation in the central nervous system.

A nurse injects a patient with a flu shot on Oct. 26, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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This year’s flu vaccine offered little or no protection in Canada: study

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The research found the vaccine offered virtually no protection against the strain that's causing most illnesses this year.

A pot of Tim Hortons coffee sits on a hot plate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young.

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Tim Hortons cuts 350 jobs at its headquarters, regional offices

| The Canadian Press

The company merged with Burger King late last year, and the company's new owner was widely expected to cut staff. Video

Woman fights to have rare chemotherapy drug covered by OHIP

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Woman fights to have rare cancer drug covered by OHIP

| Andrea Piunno

Wendy Andrews, 44, was undergoing chemo for colon cancer when she had an allergic reaction that could have led to cardiac arrest. (1)

The entrance to a Royal Bank of Canada office is seen in Orlando, Fla., on April 7, 2011. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/John Raoux.

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Big banks cut prime rate to 2.85%, other banks expected to follow

| Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press

Royal Bank was the first to cut its prime rate, which was matched by Bank of Montreal, CIBC and TD Bank.

Hundreds of shoppers wait for the opening of the new Target store in in Guelph, Ont. on March 5, 2013.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

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Tim Hortons not the only company with layoffs this year

| Showwei Chu

Tim Hortons joined other companies that have announced layoffs this month. Video

Finance Minister Joe Oliver stands in the House of Commons during Question on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 20, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

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Does a family making $120K per year qualify as ‘middle-class’? The feds think so

| Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Statistics Canada says the median 2012 income level for families of at least two people was $82,100. (9)

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Facebook, Instagram suffer hour-long outage affecting users worldwide

| Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press

The social media giant's Instagram service was also inaccessible. (4)

No Bird Flu At Toronto Hospital

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Canada expands poultry bans as avian flu spreads

| The Canadian Press

The bird flu has been a problem for weeks in flocks in Washington and Oregon states.

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B.C. resident diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu

| The Canadian Press

This is the first time this particular type of bird flu has been found in North America.

File photo of a medicine bottle. ANP XTRA/Lex van Lieshout

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Study suggests children shouldn’t have morphine for pain after tonsillectomies

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The study found morphine lowers oxygen levels in the blood in the first couple of nights after having the operation.

A Facebook Inc. logo seen at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in Cannes, France, on June 23, 2010. GETTY IMAGES/BLOOMBERG/Antoine Antoniol.

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When Like doesn’t mean like: Experts say there’s nuance to Facebook behaviour

| The Canadian Press

Leaving a Like on a post doesn't always mean that a person literally likes that content.

Extreme cold weather alert issued for Toronto

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Toronto under extreme cold weather alert

| Toronto staff

The city issues the alert when temperatures are set to reach -15 C or colder according to Environment Canada’s forecast. (1)

A Lotto 6/49 is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

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No winner for Saturday’s $5 million Lotto 6-49 jackpot

| The Canadian Press

The jackpot for next Wednesday's draw will rise to approximately $7 million.


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Toronto News Quiz: IKEA monkey ‘mom,’ Leafs jersey tossing & a lottery win

| Justin Piercy

The questions are based on news from Jan. 17-23, 2015.