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Toronto mayoral candidate Doug Ford and a campaign volunteer put up an election sign on Oct. 2, 2014. CITYNEWS

Toronto election signs spring up on neighbourhood lawns

| Toronto staff

Voters head to the polls on Oct. 27, and the election signs have to come down three days after that. (2)

Mud on TTC tracks

Local News

Subway service resumes on Bloor-Danforth line after overnight repairs

| Toronto staff

Subway service was shut down between Ossington and Keele stations. Video

Security video shows a man allegedly robbing an elderly woman at her Spadina Avenue and Oxford Street apartment on Sept. 28, 2014. TORONTO POLICE SERVICE

Local News

Security video shows man robbing woman, 91, at Chinatown apartment

| Toronto staff

The suspect allegedly pushed her, wrestled away her purse as she held onto her walker, and then ran out of the lobby door.

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

Local News

Runaway parking enforcement car stopped by quick-thinking woman

| Toronto staff

Police will put the woman, believed to be in her 20s, forward for a citation. (1)

Toronto mayoral candidate Doug Ford and a campaign volunteer put up an election sign on Oct. 2, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Toronto election signs spring up on neighbourhood lawns

| Toronto staff

Voters head to the polls on Oct. 27, and the election signs have to come down three days after that. Video (2)

Male cyclist suffers head injuries after struck by streetcar on Oct. 2, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Cyclist seriously injured after struck by streetcar near Queen & Spadina

| Toronto staff

The cyclist suffered serious head injuries.

File photo of University of Toronto's Hart House. Courtesy of U of T

Local News

Canadian universities slipping in global ranking

| The Canadian Press

Only the University of Toronto held its position at number 20.

Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash in Etobicoke, Oct. 1, 2014. CITYNEWS/James Morrison-Collalto

Local News

Motorcyclist dies after crashing into pole in Etobicoke

| Toronto Staff

The motorcyclist was found without vital signs and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police released this photo of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a girl on the TTC subway on Sept. 8, 2014. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Local News

Man wanted after girl sexually assaulted on TTC subway

| Toronto staff

It happened on Sept. 8, when a 14-year-old girl was on the Bloor line heading west toward Royal York Station.

The council chamber is shown in Toronto City Hall in an undated file photo. HANDOUT/City of Toronto

Local News

13 Toronto wards to watch in upcoming municipal election

| Showwei Chu

Voters go to the polls Oct. 27.

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National

Conservatives to overhaul veterans’ benefits again to placate angry ex-soldiers

| Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press

The government is looking at introducing a one-time top-up payment to the most severely injured veterans.

A Peel Regional Police badge is shown in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon

Local News

Body pulled from waters of Port Credit

| Toronto staff

It happened near Lakeshore Road East and Front Street.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the find from the Victoria Strait Expedition as Parks Canada's Ryan Harris looks on in Ottawa on Sept. 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

National

Franklin ship Canada found is HMS Erebus, Harper says

| The Canadian Press

Sir John Franklin sailed in the vessel in search of the Northwest Passage in 1845.

Ebola crisis forces a level one alert by the CDC

Health International Life

Ebola virus: what you need to know

| CNN, The Canadian Press

More than 3,000 people have died in West Africa and another 6,500 sickened since the current outbreak began in March, the WHO says. Video

Mayor Ford absent at city hall but still center of attention

Local News

INTERACTIVE MAP: Profiles of 44 city wards ahead of election

| Showwei Chu

Voters go to the polls Oct. 27.

Toronto police have taped off an area around the TTC bus stop at Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East after two teens were stabbed on Oct. 1, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

2 teen boys stabbed near Midland & Eglinton

| Toronto staff

One was stabbed in the abdomen and the other was stabbed in the arm.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield addressing a crowd at the Eaton Centre on Oct. 1, 2014. 680NEWS/Mark Douglas

Local News Sports

Pan Am Games torch relay will cross Canada, hit 130 Ontario communities

| The Canadian Press

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has already been named as an honorary torchbearer. Video

A For Sale sign is shown in Oakville on July 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan

Life Local News Money

Doug Ford vows to slash land-transfer tax by 15% a year

| Michael Talbot

Ford said he would cut the tax by 60 per cent over four years, and phase it out altogether if he's elected for a second term. (20)

This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of Ebola virions. GETTY IMAGES/Media For Medical.

Health National

Health officials assure Canada’s Ebola risk is ‘very low’

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

The information comes after the U.S. confirmed a man in Texas has the disease. Video (3)

Doug Ford, Olivia Chow and John Tory face off at Yonge Bloor Bay Business Association debate, Sept. 30, 2014. 680NEWS/Momin Qureshi

Local News

Ford and Tory battle over budget at latest mayoral debate

| Christine Chubb and Momin Qureshi

Among the heated topics were the land-transfer tax, transit and the budget. Video (11)

A construction worker suffered serious injuries after pinned by a beam on a worksite at York University on Oct. 1, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Construction worker seriously injured by beam at York U worksite

| Toronto staff

Toronto police say the man in his 20s has injuries to his lower body. (1)