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Councillor wants O Canada lyrics amended to be ‘gender inclusive’

| Showwei Chu

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh’s motion will be considered at a council meeting next Monday. (2)

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Councillor wants O Canada lyrics amended to be ‘gender inclusive’

| Showwei Chu

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh’s motion will be considered at a council meeting next Monday. (2)

Philip Wood, 63, was charged on Aug. 21, 2014, in connection with sex assaults on three boys at Sagamore Farm in Parham, Ont., between 1977 and 1983. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

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2nd man accused of sexually assaulting boys at Ontario group home

| Toronto staff

The alleged incidents happened at Sagamore Farm in Parham between 1977 and 1983.

File photo of Captain John's. Raysonho via Wikipedia Commons.

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Captain John’s remains in Toronto harbour after another missed deadline

| Justin Piercy

The Toronto Port Authority says the boat won't be hauled out of port today and will stay put for the time being. Video (1)

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Road & TTC closures in Toronto: events & construction

| Toronto staff

A list of road closures and transit disruptions in Toronto due to construction and events. (6)

File photo of a Toronto police cruiser. CITYNEWS

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Police probe dumpster fires outside Scarborough schools

| Toronto staff

Only minor damage was reported.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A Dickey walks back to the mound after he and third baseman Juan Francisco, left, failed to field a bunt that stayed fair in the sixth inning of their AL baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Toronto Thursday May 29, 2014. Dickey was then taken out of the game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

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OPINION: Odds stacked against another Blue Jays hot streak

| Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet.ca

It's been a rough run for the Toronto Blue Jays, who have an American League-worst 5-12 record in August.

Jennifer Pan, left, her high school sweetheart Daniel Wong, 28, and three others are each charged with first-degree murder in the November 2010 death of her 53-year-old mother, Bieh Ha Pan. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

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Woman accused of plotting parents’ death sobs on stand while describing attack

| Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Jennifer Pan, 27, and four others are charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 8, 2010 attack. Video

Joseph Diletto, 34, of Mississauga, was arrested on Aug. 20, 2014 for allegedly sexually abusing a boy at Hollycrest Middle School in Toronto where he works. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

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Etobicoke teacher accused of sexually abusing student

| Toronto staff

Joseph Diletto, 34, is a teacher at Hollycrest Middle School on Renforth Drive.

This court exhibit photo taken by Andrew Wallace shows the arrest of Dorian Barton at a G20 protest on June 26, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Handout

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Toronto police board seeks to appeal G20 class-action certification

| The Canadian Press

Earlier this month the Divisional Court allowed the proceedings to move ahead.

Karen Stintz discusses her mayoral campaign

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BIO AND TIMELINE: Who is Coun. Karen Stintz?

| Showwei Chu and Erin Criger

The mayoral candidate said on Thursday she's dropping out of the race.

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VIDEO: A look at past CityNews stories on concussions

| Toronto Staff

Concussions continue to be a major problem in amateur and professional hockey. Here’s a look back at past CityNews stories on this troubling issue.

Toronto Mayoral candidate Karen Stinz addresses the media as she announces her withdrawal from the race at city hall on Aug. 21 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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‘Disappointed’ Karen Stintz drops out of mayoral race; leaving city politics

| Toronto staff

Stintz cited a lack of funding as a key reason for her departure. Video (7)

Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Tim Leiweke speaks at a news conference in Montreal on Thursday, June 20, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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MLSE looking for new CEO after Leiweke exit plan unveiled

| Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Leiweke will leave by June 2015. (3)

Exterior view of the new TTC streetcars. YOUTUBE

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TTC video offers preview of new state-of-the-art streetcars

| Jaime Pulfer and Toronto staff

The video shows passengers how to open the doors themselves at less busy stops. Video (13)

Police investigate a motorcycle crash at Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street in Toronto on Aug. 16, 2014. CITYNEWS

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OPP warn motorcycle fatalities could reach 7-year high

| Toronto staff

So far this year, 26 people have died in motorcycle crashes in Ontario. Video (7)

The CBSA logo is shown on a patrol car in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mario Beauregard

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Commercial vehicle safety blitz in Toronto targeted minorities: lawyer

| Ethan Lou, The Canadian Press

The four-hour operation last Thursday led to the arrest of 21 people for immigration offences. (1)

A Toronto police cruiser is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS/Shawne McKeown

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Man stabbed in Beer Store parking lot

| Toronto staff

The victim was stabbed in the back around 9:30 p.m. on Albion Road, near Finch Avenue West.

Construction machinery concerns Toronto homeowners

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Residents concerned about condo development vibrations

| Amanda Ferguson and Toronto staff

Work on a townhouse complex at Harbord and Crawford streets was put on hold for one week after homeowners complained to the city.

Ambulances are parked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on June 17, 2014. CITYNEWS

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Woman dies after being struck by van in Toronto’s east end

| Showwei Chu

Her husband remains in hospital.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Out For North GTA

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Tornado warning ends for Barrie & parts of southern Ontario

| Showwei Chu

The weather agency said the waterspout had weakened as it crossed Nottawasaga Bay.