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A speed limit sign is shown in the Distillery District in Toronto on March 11, 2006. Courtesy of Sun Brockie

Ontario reportedly looking at lowering default speed limits to below 50 km/h

| Toronto staff

The change could reduce the default speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h. (16)

Police and Crime Stoppers released a video warning people about a rash of violent robberies in 42 Division. YOUTUBE/Toronto Police

Local News

Cops warning of rash of violent street robberies in Scarborough

| Toronto staff

Most of the crimes are committed by 16-25 year old males. Video (1)

Babak Andalib-Goortani, left, Crown lawyer, centre and witness John Bridge, right on Wednesday June 5, 2013. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

Local News

No jail time for Toronto G20 police officer convicted of assault

| Toronto staff

The officer was convicted of assault with a weapon for using excessive force during the arrest of protester Adam Nobody. Video

Customers attend the opening of Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on Nov. 30., 2011. HANDOUT/Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Local News

Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens evacuated due to fumes

| Toronto staff

It happened around 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the supermarket at Carlton and Church streets.

A football field is shown in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 13, 2010. Courtesy of Kari via Flickr

Local News National Sports

CRTC bans simultaneous ad substitution during Super Bowl, starting in 2017

| The Canadian Press

Canada's broadcast regulator is banning the substitution of Canadian advertisements over American ads during the Super Bowl. Video

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

Local News

4 suspects sought in violent North York home invasion

| Amber LeBlanc and Toronto staff

Police say the woman's home was ransacked and robbed, and she was sexually assaulted. (2)

A bike stand is shown covered in snow in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2014. TWITTER/Paola A. Jiménez

Local News

Snow on the way today, Toronto & GTA under special weather statement

| Toronto staff

Up to five centimetres of snow is expected.

A speed limit sign is shown in the Distillery District in Toronto on March 11, 2006. Courtesy of Sun Brockie

Local News Provincial

Ontario reportedly looking at lowering default speed limits to below 50 km/h

| Toronto staff

The change could reduce the default speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h. Video (16)

TDSB paid $1.29M in salary hikes despite wage freeze, audit finds

Local News

TDSB releases list of 130 underused schools facing closure: report

| Kevin Misener

Declining enrollment has left 130 schools operating at only 65 per cent capacity or less. Video (1)

A police officer is seen investigating an incident in Toronto in an Aug. 23, 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

Local News

Budget committee reviewing Toronto police budget

| Amber LeBlanc

Watch it live on CityNews.ca/live.

Parliament Hill is shown in Ottawa on Nov. 24, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

National

Parliament’s watchdogs warn bill could create stigma for employees

| Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press

Four agents of Parliament who appeared before a Senate committee Wednesday night said that Bill C-520 appears to be trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist, but could create new ones.

Canadian Forces Military tour through the city as the river rises rapidly and begins flooding in Medicine Hat, Alta., June 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

National

Military investigation ordered into treatment of sex assault complainant

| The Canadian Press

The statement said "irregularities in administrative procedures" prompted the investigation, but the military did not explain what that means.

PM Stephen Harper speaks in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Oct. 3, 2014.

National

Feds pay $180K to operate counsellor’s office, with no counsellor

| The Canadian Press

The government says it cost $181,600 to operate the office from October 2013 to October 2014.

Residents of North York highrise frustrated by recurring power outages

Local News

Residents of North York highrise frustrated by recurring power outages

| Toronto staff

A building on Chalkfarm Drive, near Jane Street and Wilson Avenue, finally had its power restored on Wednesday after four days without reliable hydro.

Newmarket man charged with murder in son's death

Local News

Friends gather in Newmarket court to support father charged with murder

| Tammie Sutherland and Toronto staff

Mario Wint, 29, has been charged with second-degree murder

Amanda Todd, 15, of Port Coquitlam, B.C., killed herself on Oct. 10, 2012 after relentless bullying. HANDOUT

National

Accused in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case denies allegations in letter

| The Canadian Press

Aydin Coban was arrested in the Netherlands last year.

Jatu Zombo checks out her ill son Foday Zombo, 5, outside the JFK treatment facility on  Sept.13, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. WASHINGTON POST/Getty Images/Michel du Cille

Local News

Whitby nurse selected for unprecedented Red Cross Ebola mission

| Avery Haines and Toronto Staff

More than 700 outside volunteers applied to spend six weeks treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

Toronto police cruiser

Local News

Pedestrian in critial condition after Scarborough hit-and-run

| Toronto Staff

Paramedics said the 35-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries.

Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Local News National News

Crime has declined for more than 20 years: StatsCan

| Toronto staff

In 2013, the crime rate was at its lowest point since 1969. (3)

Abdullahi Mohamoud has been charged in the death of a gas station attendant in Mississauga on May 19, 2011. HANDOUT/Peel Regional Police

Local News

Alberta RCMP arrests Mississauga man in gas station attendant’s death

| Charlene Close and Toronto staff

Abdullahi Mohamoud was supposed to appear in court on Oct. 17, 2011, but fled Ontario.

TTC CEO Andy Byford speaks to reporters in Toronto on March 13, 2012. CITYNEWS

Local News

Byford seeks millions to buy buses, create jobs

| Momin Qureshi and Toronto staff

Byford says the TTC needs to hire more staff, including drivers and maintenance workers. Video (3)