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Report suggests Toronto is Canada's inequality capital

Report suggests Toronto is Canada’s inequality capital

| Steve Mylemans

A new report suggests inequality is growing in Toronto. Pedro Barata from the United Way joins Gord Martineau to talk about the issue.

Health Minister Rona Ambrose in the House of Commons on Jan. 28, 2013, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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Health Canada warns about bedbug products after 2 Alberta children die

| John Cotter, The Canadian Press

A toxic insecticide thought to be aluminum phosphide was brought back from Pakistan by a northern Alberta family. (3)

Emily Burgess hosts the Toronto Blues Society guitar workshop on March 1, 2015. HANDOUT/Toronto Blues Society

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5 things to do this weekend: LunarFest, blues guitar and free films

| Marcia Chen

Events happening in the city from Feb. 27 to March 1, 2015.

The dress that is tearing the Internet apart. Is it blue and black or white and gold? Photo source: swiked.tumblr.com


The (blue and black) dress that is tearing the Internet apart

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Some see black and blue, some see white and gold. What is the truth? (11)

File photo of Dr. Stanley Bernstein. DRBDIET.COM.

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Formal caution to Dr. Bernstein over weight-loss advertising stands

| Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

An appeal board dismissed a protest by Dr. Stanley Bernstein, who wanted the caution thrown out. (1)


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Plunging gas prices slow January inflation to 1.0%: StatsCan

| The Canadian Press

The reading followed a rise of 1.5 per cent in December.

PC Blue Menu bran flakes involved in a recall, Feb. 25, 2015.


Recall issued for certain Loblaws bran flakes, space heater

| Toronto Staff

Both products can be returned for full refunds.

Boston hospital making C-sections less traumatic for patients

Health Life

Experts call for research into the safety of anesthetic use in small children

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

It's not currently clear if the same is true in the brains of babies and toddlers.

Lettieri Espresso Bar and Café located at 94 Cumberland St. in Yorkville. CNW Group/Lettieri Espresso Bar and Café

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Yorkville’s Lettieri cafe to close Friday after 2 decades

| Amber LeBlanc and Toronto staff

The coffee shop at Bellair and Cumberland streets opened on Boxing Day in 1996. (2)

Justin Trudeau on decision to suspend 2 MPs from Liberal caucus amid allegations of misconduct

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Trudeau supports doctor-assisted death after experience with dying father

| The Canadian Press

The Liberal leader says his own view is based on his experience when his father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, was dying.

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LIVE CHAT Transcript: Financial expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade answers money questions

| Toronto staff

Financial expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade spent two hours answering your money questions during our live chat. Video (3)

Gloria Taylor, right, is assisted by her sister Patty Ferguson outside the B.C. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.

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No way to craft new law on doctor assisted death in 12 months: Tory MPs

| The Canadian Press

The backbenchers argue the issue is too complex and delicate to be rushed. (1)

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Your Reaction: Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum

| Toronto staff

It includes new themes and topics such as sexting, consent and same-sex relationships.

People smoke outside of Massey Hall before Neil Young performs during the "Honour the Treaties" tour, a series benefit concerts being held to raise money for legal fight against the expansion of the Athabasca oilsands in northern Alberta and other similar projects, in Toronto, Sunday January 12, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

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Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall to receive $135M makeover

| Toronto Staff

The seven-year plan to upgrade the 120-year-old site was announced Monday.

Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals displays the new sex ed curriculum on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (Cynthia Mulligan/CITYNEWS)

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5 new things about Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum

| Justin Piercy

Technology, consent and same-sex relationships are featured in the new document. Video (15)

Various primary (childhood) vaccines in labeled bottles and syringes. THE CANADIAN PRESS.

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Ontario measles strain not known to WHO

| Toronto staff

So far, there are 18 confirmed cases in Ontario, with 10 in Toronto. Video

Elementary students enter their school in Toronto in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

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Ontario’s new sex ed curriculum will teach Grade 4 students risks of sexting

| Toronto staff

Starting in Grade 4, students will learn the dangers of online bullying as well as the risks of sexting and protecting their privacy online. Video (41)

Golfers rejoice as courses open following brutal winter

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5 things to do this weekend: Golf dreams, IceFest & a science sleepover

| Christine Chubb

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.

Sarah Lazar, a freelance graphic designer, is seen in her rented office space in Montreal on Monday, February 9, 2015. Breather, a mobile app that allows users to rent private workspace by the hour, hopes to capitalize on the steady movement of people into the ranks of the self employed or working from home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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‘Breather’ app lets users rent workspace by the hour in busy urban centres

| Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press

The service is available in Montreal, Ottawa, San Francisco and New York and will soon be launching in Toronto.

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

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Conservatives cut funding for vaccination education, Liberals charge

| Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau took a swipe at Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the spending reduction.

Homeowners deal with flooding after massive downpour

Family Life Money

What you need to know if your rental unit is damaged by flooding

| Toronto Staff

In some cases, a disaster such as flooding can result in the termination of the tenancy.