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A Durham Regional Police Service badge is shown on Feb. 6, 2010. FLICKR/2010 Legal Observers

Skateboarder seriously injured by taxi in Oshawa

| Toronto staff

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

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 Durham Regional Police Service badge is shown on Feb. 6, 2010. FLICKR/2010 Legal Observers

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.

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.

Paramedics lead an woman out of the streetcar tunnel connecting Union Station and Queens Quay Station after a car got stuck on the tracks on Nov. 22, 2014. CITYNEWS VIEWER

Local News Traffic

Car gets stuck in TTC streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay

| Toronto staff

The incident happened at around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning and lasted until about noon when the car was towed out of the tunnel.

A car is shown coated in ice after a freezing rainstorm in Brampton on Dec. 22, 2013. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera

Local News Weather

Risk of freezing rain ends for GTA

| Toronto staff

Warmer weather is now moving through southern Ontario.

A man casts his vote for the 2011 federal election in Toronto on May 2, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Local News National

Hamilton man admits he tried to vote twice in last federal election

| Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press

Bryan Vanderkruk requested a second ballot on election day even though he had already voted at the advance poll in another riding.

Truck wheels and debris are seen after a crash on Allen Road in Toronto on Nov. 22, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

2 seriously injured in tractor-trailer crash on Allen Road

| Kris McCusker and Toronto staff

A car collided with a truck on Saturday, causing the rig's wheel and axle to come loose.

Emergency crews work to free a taxi driver after a crash in Toronto on Nov. 22, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

4 injured in crash involving taxi in North York

| Kris McCusker and Toronto staff

It happened at Keele Street and Wilson Avenue shortly before 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

A York Regional Police badge is shown in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

Local News

Police search for man with apparent shoe fetish after incidents north of Toronto

| The Canadian Press

Police say they're investigating two separate incidents involving a well-dressed man who appears to be in his 30s.

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca takes questions from reporters at Queen's Park in Toronto on Nov. 20, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

By the numbers: MTO maintenance contractors fined $3.2M in 2013

| Showwei Chu

Ontario’s transportation minister says the province fined its maintenance contractors $3.2 million last year for doing their job late.

Firefighters respond to a crash at Kipling Station in Toronto on Nov. 21, 2014. 680NEWS/Anthony Guerra

Local News

Car plows through fence at Kipling subway station

| Neetu Seupersadsingh

The vehicle was rear-ended in the passenger drop-off area on Friday afternoon.

Neil McNeil was evacuated Friday afternoon after a nearby gas leak on Kingston Road. COURTESY: Patrick Nadeau

Local News

Kingston Road gas leak capped; power restored to 4,500 customers

| Showwei Chu and Toronto staff

The gas line was repaired by Enbridge around 5 p.m. Friday.

A York Regional Police badge is shown in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

Local News

Suspect may have injury from Richmond Hill sex assault

| Toronto staff

Police believe the man may have injured his right hand during the attack and said it may still be visible.

A coyote peers from a backyard on the Neville Park ravine in Toronto on Dec. 31, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Silvio Santos

Local News

Mississauga, Brampton to hold education sessions on coyote safety

| Charlene Close and Toronto staff

At least four dogs in Mississauga and two humans in Brampton have been attacked in recent weeks. Video (1)

Nathan Phillips Square

Local News

15 of Toronto’s outdoor skating rinks to open Saturday

| Charlene Close and Toronto staff

Among them, Nathan Phillips Square and the new, covered rink and skating path at Greenwood Park. Video