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Toronto police chief Bill Blair speaks at a news conference on Oct. 31, 2013. CITYNEWS

Bill Blair out as Toronto police chief

| Toronto staff

Blair's contract won't be renewed in April 2015 when it expires, the Toronto Police Services Board said. (19)

A woman, seen through a window, takes cover with her umbrella as both snow and rain fall in the streets of  Toronto, Feb. 24, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Local News

Environment Canada issues weather advisory about potential funnel clouds in Toronto

| Toronto staff

Funnel clouds of this nature are usually little threat to ground.

Police Chief Bill Blair answers questions during a news conference in Toronto on June 29, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Local News

How Bill Blair made his mark on Canada’s largest police force

| Marcia Chen

The chief's tenure has been characterized by trials and how he’s responded to them.

Toronto police chief Bill Blair speaks at a news conference on Oct. 31, 2013. CITYNEWS

Local News

Bill Blair out as Toronto police chief

| Toronto staff

Blair's contract won't be renewed in April 2015 when it expires, the Toronto Police Services Board said. Video (19)

Mayor Ford on latest polls, Ford Fest robocalls

Local News

Ford’s new campaign video filmed in his office, violates election rules

| Toronto staff

Ford's campaign video was filmed in his office, which is against the rules in the Municipal Elections Act. (5)

Local News

Road closures in Toronto: Aug. 2-3

| Toronto staff

A list of road closures and transit disruptions in Toronto due to construction and events. Video (3)

#FindNicole | Nicole Morin Abduction | @TorontoPolice & CrimeStoppers Re-enactment Video Appeal

Local News

Toronto police release re-enactment video into Nicole Morin disappearance

| Patricia D'Cunha and Toronto staff

Nicole Morin vanished from her Etobicoke apartment on July 30, 1985. Video

Labour Minister Lisa Raitt prevents Air Canada work stoppage

National

Canada, U.S. announce authority for new Detroit-Windsor bridge

| The Canadian Press

The Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority is a non-profit Crown corporation that will report to Ottawa as it manages the project for the New International Trade Crossing .

Const. James Forcillo appears at a bail hearing on Aug. 20, 2013. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher.

Local News

Toronto police officer in Yatim case facing new murder charge

| Toronto staff

A trial likely won't take place until the fall of 2015 at the earliest. Video (8)

Local News Sports

3 bids made for Buffalo Bills ownership, including Toronto group: report

| Jaime Pulfer and Toronto staff

The Buffalo Bills' new owner could be announced as early as late August. Video

Local News

Increased distracted driving fines could be in place by this year

| Carl Hanstke

If the new law is passed, distracted driving will go from $280 to a maximum $1,000 fine and three demerit points. Video (11)

Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, speaks as Gov. Rick Snyder, left, listens during the announcement the United States State Department issued a key permit to build a second bridge linking the United States and Canada from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario during a news conference in Detroit, April 12, 2013. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Paul Sancya

Local News

Canadian, U.S. governments to announce plans for Detroit-Windsor bridge

| The Canadian Press

The $1-billion New International Trade Crossing would open in 2020.

EXCLUSIVE: Dashcam video of TTC bus running red light, nearly hitting pedestrian

Local News

TTC bus driver caught on video running red light pens apology letter

| Michael Talbot

"I feel absolutely awful about this incident," she said in her letter. The union is asking the TTC to reconsider her firing. Video (30)

Local News

Durham police charge 18 people, seize drugs and weapons in ‘Project Bermuda’

| Toronto staff

Suspects face a total of 73 charges after Tuesday morning's sweep.

A whale watching ship (foreground), stranded 20 miles off the coast of Boston, is pictured, June 29, 2014. The Boston Harbor Cruises whale watch vessel was freed Tuesday and docked at Boston's Long Wharf shortly after 8 a.m., some 17 hours after the voyage began. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Craig Bawden

Local News

Newmarket family recovering after being stranded at sea for 17 hours

| Anne-Marie Vettorel, The Canadian Press

Craig Bawden's family was among 157 passengers who were forced to spend 17 hours on the vessel after it got caught on a mooring cable Monday afternoon. Video (1)

Craig Premack shows where the bullet entered his forearm during a news conference at RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C., July 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

National

B.C. cyclist says he made tourniquet from pants to survive after being shot

| Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press

Premack said the bullet entered his right forearm, just below his elbow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, June 7, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

National

Canada plans new sanctions against Russia over aggression in Ukraine

| The Canadian Press

The bid to step up political pressure on Moscow will be co-ordinated with partners in the United States and Europe.

Transit hot-button topic heading into municipal election

Local News Politics Uncategorized

How Toronto mayoral candidates’ transit plans stack up

| Justin Piercy

Each of the five leading mayoral candidates have made public transit a central election platform. (2)

Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer.

National

Ontario pledges to push for review of mercury poisoning compensation board

| Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press

Water around Grassy Narrows has been contaminated with mercury since a local paper mill dumped an estimated 10 tonnes of neurotoxins into the system between 1962 and 1970.

Local News

Police searching for missing Toronto boy

| Toronto staff

Zacharry Domagas was last seen Monday afternoon at the Danforth and Coxwell Public Library.

Mayoral candidate John Tory talks to reporters in Toronto on July 17, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Tory says SmartTrack plan would boost Liberty Village business

| Michael Talbot

Tory says businesses in Liberty Village are having difficulties recruiting employees due to transit issues. Video (2)