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Health advocates question lasting benefits of e-cigarettes

Ontario cracks down on e-cigarettes, flavoured tobacco

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Currently, the rules are blurry when it comes to where they can be used.

Health advocates question lasting benefits of e-cigarettes

Health Local News

Ontario cracks down on e-cigarettes, flavoured tobacco

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Currently, the rules are blurry when it comes to where they can be used. Video

A man, believed to be in his 20s, died after his car crashed into the ditch on the DVP near Millwood Road on Nov. 21, 2014. 680NEWS/Kevin Misener

Local News

Fatal crash closes portion of northbound DVP

| Kevin Misener and Patricia D'Cunha

A car crashed into the ditch on the DVP near Millwood Road around 4 a.m.

A man uses a mouse to navigate his computer in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

Local News

Toronto, Ottawa police investigating after websites hacked

| The Canadian Press

An online message purported to be from loose-knit hacking group Anonymous claimed credit for the attack. Video

Three people suffered minor injuries after a stabbing in the Entertainment District. CITYNEWS

Crime Local News

3 people stabbed outside downtown nightclub

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Three people were sent to hospital with minor injuries. (1)

A woman walks down Spadina Ave. with a broken umbrella, Dec. 27, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit

Local News Weather

Power outages, flooded roads as Toronto, GTA hit with rain, wind

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby and Christine Chubb

Environment Canada says winds may be strong enough to bring down trees in some areas.

Gwen Stewart joins other demonstrators along West Florissant Avenue to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. GETTY IMAGES/Scott Olson

International

Ferguson anxiously awaits grand jury decision

| Reuters

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and called in National Guard troops to back up police. Video

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National

$1.1B in lapsed funding for veterans ‘not lost money’: Fantino

| Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

But Fantino told a news conference in Halifax that the funding is recycled back into programs for veterans. (2)

Former Mayor Marion Barry arrives at a media availability to endorse Mayor Vincent Gray's bid for re-election, March 19, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Alex Brandon

International

Former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

| Reuters

Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians.

Grey skies loom over the main gate at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ont., Sept. 4, 2006.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

National

CFB Petawawa soldier working on Coyote patrol vehicle at time of deadly incident

| The Canadian Press

Sinclair joined the Forces in December 2012, was in a training program with The Royal Canadian Dragoons and belonged to 2 Service Battalion. (1)

A fence surrounds the rubble of the World's Biggest Bookstore during a break in demolition on Nov. 23, 2014. CITYNEWS/Marcia Chen

Local News

Crew demolishes World’s Biggest Bookstore

| Marcia Chen

The store closed in March, just weeks after plans were announced to build a row of four restaurants in its place. Video

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Local News Traffic

Santa Claus parades on Sunday prompt road closures, transit changes

| Toronto staff

Santa Claus will be a busy fellow this afternoon, making appearances at a pair of parades rolling through parts of Toronto on Sunday.

National

Additional $200M announced for military mental health programs over 6 years

| The Canadian Press and Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

The federal government has announced $200 million over six years to support mental health needs of military members, veterans, and their families. (1)

The cover of "Afghanistan, A Canadian Story 2001-2014" is pictured. The book is a private venture to benefit charities that help soldiers and their families. HANDOUT

National

Canadian troops who served in Afghanistan share stories in new book

| John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Net proceeds from "Afghanistan: A Canadian Story" are to be donated to organizations that help soldiers and their families. Video

A damaged skateboard sits on the grass after a man was hit by a taxi in Oshawa on Nov. 22, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Skateboarder seriously injured by taxi in Oshawa

| Toronto staff

It happened on King Street East, near Wilson Road just before midnight on Saturday.

A man uses a mouse to navigate his computer in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

National

City of Ottawa says confident no sensitive details leaked after website hacked

| The Canadian Press

A city spokeswoman says police are investigating.

Simona Rotariu, 38, was struck and killed by a vehicle on Cawthra Road, Nov. 15, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Exclusive: Family of woman fatally struck in Mississauga wants crosswalk in the area

| Tracy Tong and Toronto Staff

The woman's husband believes the victim may have sacrificed herself to save their son. (1)

Grey skies loom over the main gate at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ont., Sept. 4, 2006.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

National

Canadian Armed Forces member dies after incident at CFB Petawawa

| Toronto Staff

In a statement released Saturday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper identified the man as Craftsman Kyle Sinclair.

A black cat is seen on Oct. 10, 2010. Courtesy of Ed Schipul

Local News

Adoption fees for black cats waived ahead of Black Friday

| Toronto staff

The city says that black cats are traditionally the last to find "forever" homes and is making a special effort to find them a permanent spot. (2)

Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul tries to make it to the bench after taking a hard hit while playing against the Philadelphia Flyers during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on April 4, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Local News Sports

Maple Leafs’ Lupul helps 80-year-old man fix tire

| Sportsnet

The Toronto Maple Leafs forward tweeted on Saturday afternoon that he was helping an 80-year-old man change his tire in Toronto. Video

Prince Charles and Camilla visit the Winnie the Pooh gallery to mark the centenary of Winnie the Pooh on May 21, 2014, in Winnipeg. GETTY IMAGES/Pool

International Life

Polish town rejects Winnie the Pooh as playground patron

| The Canadian Press

A councillor of Tuszyn cited the cartoon bear's “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress, according to The Independent.