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Maclean’s on the Hill – Episode 14

| Andy Pinsent

Each week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days.

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Maclean’s on the Hill – Episode 14

| Andy Pinsent

Each week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days.

Children prepare to jump into a Toronto pool in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

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Public pools could soon have to post inspection notices

| Toronto Staff

The city's medical health officer says a bylaw would encourage pools to fix their infractions.

The Easter bunny makes an appearance at the annual Beaches Easter parade on April 24, 2011. Courtesy of Maniy Bala Maniymaran

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5 things to do this weekend: Easter parade, egg hunt & Ontario Place bike race

| Showwei Chu

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

An OPP cruiser is shown in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Dave Chidley

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Pedestrian killed by transport truck in Hamilton

| Toronto Staff

It happened on Highway 6, south of the airport near Chippewa Road.

A fire truck is used for Rob Ford's mayoral campaign kickoff in the Toronto Congress Centre on Dixon Road in Toronto on April 17, 2014. CITYNEWS

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Fire Fighters Association furious over Ford’s use of fire truck as political prop

| Michael Talbot

The truck is emblazoned with the slogan 'Saving the taxpayers from getting burned'. (6)

Coun. Vaughan on Scarborough subway

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Adam Vaughan to run for Liberals in Trinity-Spadina byelection

| Toronto staff

Trinity-Spadina was vacated by Olivia Chow when she resigned in order to run for Toronto mayor. (6)

Cars make their way along a congested highway in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

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Water taxis, construction fines could relieve Toronto’s gridlock: mayoral candidates

| Marcia Chen

John Tory and Olivia Chow have drawn up blueprints for how to tackle the problem of traffic congestion. Video (3)

GO Transit cars await service in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kenneth Armstrong

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Ontario planning to implement GO train service every 15 minutes

| Irene Preklet

The service would use electric trains, phased in gradually over the next 10 years, with Metrolinx prioritizing the rollout.

File photo of a grizzly bear traveling across the Porcupine River Tundra in the Yukon Territories on Aug. 12, 2009. AP PHOTO/Rick Bowmer.

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Animal rights groups heading to court over Ontario’s spring bear hunt pilot

| Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Animal Alliance of Canada and Zoocheck Canada say mother bears will be killed during the hunt.

Raw video: Mayor Rob Ford, Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly update city services after ice storm

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TIMELINE: Key events during Mayor Rob Ford’s time in office

| The Canadian Press and Erin Criger

Here's a look back at some key events during Mayor Rob Ford's term in office. Video (5)

An image of the new upgraded Beer Store logo. Amber LeBlanc/680News.

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Beer Store releases controversial ad targeting convenience store liquor sales

| Erin Criger

The ad targets a convenience store clerk who never asks for ID, allowing three young boys to buy alcohol. Video (6)

Emergency crews respond to The intersection of Dixie and Derry roads in Mississauga where a cyclist was killed by a transport truck on April 17, 2014. CITYNEWS/Jeff Ducharme

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Cyclist killed by truck in Mississauga

| Toronto Staff

It happened around 9 a.m. on Thursday at Derry and Dixie roads.

An OPP cruiser is shown in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Dave Chidley

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Ontario woman accused of poisoning 8 kids and 1 adult pleads guilty

| The Canadian Press

Christine Allen ran a home daycare in Kitchener from 2009 to 2011. Police had said some of the victims were under her care, while some were not.

A fire broke out at a highrise building near Sherway Gardens on April 17, 2014. CITYNEWS.

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Firefighters battle high-rise fire near Sherway Gardens

| Erin Criger

No residents were injured but one firefighter hurt his hand.

OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford retired on April 17, 2014. CITYNEWS.

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OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford retires

| Toronto Staff

"It's going to be the last day that I put on this uniform...it was sort of hard," Woodford told 680News reporter John Stall. (3)

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City of Toronto’s 5 golf courses to open on Friday

| Toronto Staff

Special twilight rates will be offered until April 30 to motivate people to get outside after this long harsh winter.

Ford speaks at his official campaign launch in Etobicoke on Thursday, April 17. CITYNEWS.

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Ford gives spirited speech at campaign party in Etobicoke

| Michael Talbot

"If you have my back on election day, I promise you Rob Ford will have your back for another four years," Ford told supporters. Video (12)

Emergency crews were called to a home on Roxton after a wall collapsed on April 16, 2014. CITYNEWS.

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City inspectors at downtown building hours before collapse

| Erin Criger

The entire wall of a home on Roxton Road collapsed from the roof to the floor.

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What’s open & closed over Easter weekend

| Christine Chubb

The Easter long weekend is almost here and with it comes a number of closures around the city.

Andrea White, 33, was killed in a shooting on April 12, 2014.

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Shooters in Malvern mom’s murder were venting anger over 2013 homicide: police

| Christine Chubb

White was in the garage of her townhouse on Forest Creek with family and friends when she was hit by gunfire from a passing SUV. Video