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File photo of a car windshield covered in snow. CITYNEWS

Dicey commute, power outages reported as messy weather hits GTA

| Toronto staff

Environment Canada's special weather statement calls for snow, ice pellets and freezing rain and rain. (3)

CUPE York U strike

Local News

York U TAs, contract staff rally at Keele campus

| Toronto Staff

Seventy-one per cent of CUPE Local 3903's 3,700 union members voted against the latest York contract offer on Monday night.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) headquarters is five kilometres from downtown Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Jake Wright

National

CSIS quietly flags Canadian online anti-Islam threat in Public Safety briefing

| The Canadian Press

CSIS characterized it as an ongoing risk, particularly because the movement's supporters typically advocate violence.

The front entrance of Tires Tires Ltd., located in the Jane Street and Finch Avenue west area. CITYNEWS/Melanie Ng

Local News

Good Samaritan protects unlocked Jane-Finch shop

| Melanie Ng and Toronto staff

Nothing was stolen from an unlocked family-run tire store, and a customer saved the day. (3)

Exploring why Kessel doesn't like talking to the media

Local News Sports

YOUR REACTION: Kessel’s comments on treatment of Phaneuf

| Justin Piercy

Kessel took the media to task for what he called "embarrassing" treatment of team captain Dion Phaneuf. (1)

Elementary school teachers in York Region hold a one-day strike on Dec. 13, 2012. Courtesy of Talia Ashley (@taliamudrick).

Local News

TIMELINE: A look back at university strikes in Ontario

| Alanna Kelly

More than 100,000 university students across Toronto and the GTA are being affected by two strikes at Canada’s largest universities. Here’s a look back at the most recent university strikes.

Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf. GETTY IMAGES/Abelimages.

Local News Sports

Phil Kessel says media treatment of Dion Phaneuf is ‘embarrassing’

| Scott Lewis, Sportsnet.ca

The Maple Leafs forward says his team captain deserves an apology. (4)

File photo. CITYNEWS.

Family Life Local News

Registration opens for Toronto recreation programs

| Charlene Close

Many programs — such as summer camps — fill up quickly.

Medals for the Parapan Am Games. TWITTER/TO2015

Local News

Medals unveiled for Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

| Toronto staff

More than 4,000 medals will be handed out at this summer. (5)

Union Pearson Express train

Local News

Metrolinx meets about progress of Union Pearson Express

| Toronto staff

Watch the live stream of the meeting here. (1)

Hospital waves ambulance fee for good Samaritan

Local News

Man dies after being found without vital signs outside Brampton apartment building

| Toronto staff

He has been taken to hospital. (1)

File photo of a car windshield covered in snow. CITYNEWS

Local News Weather

Dicey commute, power outages reported as messy weather hits GTA

| Toronto staff

Environment Canada's special weather statement calls for snow, ice pellets and freezing rain and rain. (3)

Hyeon Soo Lim

Local News National

Church: Canadian pastor on humanitarian mission is missing in North Korea

| Rob Gillies, The Associated Press

Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim left Toronto in January on a humanitarian trip. (5)

Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay looks on as Lt.-Gen. Tom Lawson, left, takes questions after being announced as the next Chief of Defence Staff in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday Aug. 27, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National

Canada’s top military commander won’t stay on after term expires: report

| John Stall

The Globe and Mail reports the Harper government is actively searching for a new commander from within the military ranks. (3)

Koichi Kamoshida-Getty Images

National News

Feds quietly canvass provinces for climate change measures ahead of Paris talks

| Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

Environment Canada has concluded Canada will not reach its reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions.

Senator Mike Duffy speaks during the Maritime Energy Association's annual dinner in Halifax on Feb. 6, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Devaan Ingraham

National

Nigel Wright, former PMO staff, senators, MPs to testify at Duffy trial: CBC

| The Canadian Press

Duffy, a former Conservative senator, faces 31 charges, including fraud, breach of trust and bribery. Video

York U TAs vote on tentative deal Monday

Local News

York U teaching assistants, contract staff vote to strike

| Anna Vlachos and Toronto Staff

According to CUPE Local 3903, 71 per cent of its members voted against the York contract offer

Benjamin Levin, 61, a University of Toronto professor who was a member of Premier Kathleen Wynne's transition team, is facing child pornography charges. TORONTO POLICE.

Local News

Former Toronto prof pleads guilty to 3 child porn charges

| The Canadian Press and Toronto staff

Benjamin Levin was in court on Tuesday on charges of possession, making child pornography and counselling to commit a sexual assault.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, May 24, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick.

National

Canada’s former foreign affairs minister at epicentre of Iran nuke debate

| Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

Baird said he doesn't trust the Iranian government.

Car in ice 2

Local News

EXCLUSIVE: Toronto senior frustrated after hydrant leak allegedly encases SUV in ice

| Anna Vlachos and Toronto Staff

Manda said without his vehicle he's unable to go grocery shopping or run any errands. Video (6)

A photo posted to social media of a barefoot child in a Brampton pizza restaurant. FACEBOOK/Ian Shirley

Local News

Public health investigate after photo posted of barefoot child in Brampton pizzeria

| Toronto Staff

One customer posted a photo on social media of the child laying, without shoes, on the counter. (11)