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Pearson Airport

More than 100K travellers expected at Pearson today

| Carl Hanstke

It's expected to be the airport's busiest day of the holiday season.

Police investigate a random stabbing in Viewmount Park on Dec. 18, 2014. CITYNEWS

Crime Local News

Woman randomly attacked while walking home in city’s north end

| Carl Hantske

The woman was able to call her boyfriend who then called 911.

Canadian WWII veteran Ernest Cote poses on June 5, 2014 in Courseulles-sur-mer, Normandy. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET        (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Crime National

101-year-old WW2 vet tied up, robbed in Ottawa

| The Canadian Press

Investigators say the man was alone in his apartment around 7:30 a.m. when a man claiming to work for the city asked to be buzzed in. (3)

File photo of Christmas shoppers at the Eaton Centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

National

Majority of Canadians still have holiday shopping to do this weekend: poll

| The Canadian Press

The poll found people between 18 to 34 years of age were the most likely to have put off hitting the mall.

Eight children have been found dead and a 34-year-old woman is in hospital with chest injuries at a home in North Queensland. Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

International

8 children stabbed to death in Australia

| Reuters

The children were between the ages of 18 months and 15.

A vigil was held Thursday evening in Vaughan for the children and staff killed by the Taliban in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday. CITYNEWS

Local News

Vigil held in Vaughan for children killed by Taliban

| Showwei Chu

Most of the 145 victims killed in Tuesday’s attack in Peshawar were children between the ages of 12 and 16.

A new elevator at Lawrence West subway station took over eight years to complete. CITYNEWS

Local News

Lawrence West station elevator took 8-plus years to lift off

| Toronto staff

The elevator will open officially Friday morning. (1)

A man was shot by police outside the Walmart at Agincourt Mall. CITYNEWS/Shauna Hunt

Local News

SIU investigating after Toronto police shooting in Scarborough

| Toronto Staff

CityNews has learned that the man, a father of four, is an employee at Walmart's grocery division.

Mississauga shooting suspect - Midway Invader

Local News

Surveillance video of Mississauga shooting suspects released

| Fil Martino

The 28-year-old shooting victim remains in hospital in stable condition.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Lowell Glacier in Kluane National Park, Yukon, August 26, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Life National

Replica of HMS Erebus bell centrepiece of Franklin expedition exhibit

| The Canadian Press

The two ships of the Franklin expedition and their crews, 129 members in all, disappeared during the 1845 quest for the Northwest Passage.

Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty testifies before a legislative committee in Toronto on May 7, 2013 probing the cancellation of gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Local News

McGuinty staffer’s partner paid $10,000 to delete hard drives, OPP allege

| Betty Harrison

The allegation arises from documents pertaining to the gas plants scandal. Video (1)

Luka Rocco Magnotta taken by police from a Canadian military plane in Mirabel, Quebec, June 18, 2012. AP/Montreal Police

National

Jurors at Luka Magnotta trial into 3rd day of deliberations

| The Canadian Press

Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder and four other charges in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin in May 2012.

Emma Czornobaj, who caused a fatal traffic accident after stopping her car to help ducks on a busy highway, arrives at court in Montreal Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 for sentencing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

National

Woman who helped ducks on side of Montreal-area highway gets 90-day prison term

| The Canadian Press

Emma Czornobaj will serve the time on weekends, probably beginning in January. (10)

Gardiner construction sign

Local News

Tory pushes up deadline on current phase of Gardiner Expressway construction

| Diana Pereira and Sarah-Joyce Battersby

The current phase will now end in May. Video (11)

File photo of a car windshield covered in snow. CITYNEWS

Local News Weather

#SantaBomb: Potential Christmas storm could bring wind, rain, snow

| Jaime Pulfer and Toronto staff

The potential storm could arrive in the GTA just in time for Christmas. Video (1)

File photo of Toronto police cruisers. CITYNEWS.CA/Shawne McKeown.

Local News

Woman suffers serious facial injuries in TTC streetcar crash

| Amber LeBlanc

No one was hurt on the streetcar and it's unclear if charges will be laid.

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry celebrates during the Raptors win over the Brooklyn Nets in NBA action in Toronto on Dec. 17, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Local News Sports

Raptors exact revenge on Nets on ‘Drake Night’

| Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

The Raptors reached 20 wins before Christmas for the first time in franchise history.

Koichi Kamoshida-Getty Images

National

Alberta approach to climate change could be a model for North America: Harper

| The Canadian Press

In Alberta, major emitters must reduce the intensity of their emissions. (1)

A soldier, police and paramedics tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National

Attackers in Quebec & Ottawa might not have been acting alone, Harper suggests

| Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press

"It's true that it was only a single attacker, but it's not necessarily the case that it's only one guy," Harper says. Video (4)

An elderly man is dead after a fire in Parkdale, Dec. 17, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Elderly man dies after Parkdale apartment fire

| Toronto Staff

Paramedics say the man was rushed to hospital without vital signs where he was pronounced dead.

Police Cruiser Lights 3:2

Local News

Female pedestrian struck and killed by pickup truck in Markham

| Toronto Staff

Police say alcohol was not a factor but an investigation is ongoing. (5)