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Firefighters on scene dealing with a three-alarm fire at the Sotto Sotto Restaurant in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. (CityNews)

Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at Yorkville restaurants

| Toronto staff and Natalie Duddridge

Fire crews were called to the building on Avenue Road, south of Davenport Road, sometime after 7 p.m.

Firefighters on scene dealing with a three-alarm fire at the Sotto Sotto Restaurant in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. (CityNews)

Local News

Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at Yorkville restaurants

| Toronto staff and Natalie Duddridge

Fire crews were called to the building on Avenue Road, south of Davenport Road, sometime after 7 p.m.

The Queen's Christmas Message

International

Queen calls for reconciliation in UK, praises Ebola workers in Christmas message

| Toronto staff and CNN

The queen's message is a holiday tradition that started when she made her first Christmas broadcast on radio in 1952.

A stock photo of candied apples. Image source: Thinkstock

Health Life National

U.S.-made caramel apples recalled in Canada due to listeria concern

| The Canadian Press

The caramel apples were sold in western Canada but may have also been sold in other regions.

Police cordon off a street leading to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National News

How editors, news directors chose CP’s News Story of the Year for 2014

| The Canadian Press

The Oct. 22 attack on Parliament Hill and targeted killing of soldiers Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa and Patrice Vincent in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., are the overwhelming choice as The Canadian Press News Story of the Year for 2014. Here are the voting results: Parliament Hill attack: 59 Sexual harassment/Jian Ghomeshi: 10 RCMP murders in Monction:10 Death Read the Rest of the Entry

A police officer secures the scene of a shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National

Homegrown terror attack on Parliament Hill named CP news story of year

| Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

Almost 70 per cent of respondents — 59 of 85 newsrooms — picked the events surrounding Oct. 22 as the year's seminal news.

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National News

In Christmas message, PM Harper asks Canadians to pray for troops

| The Canadian Press

Harper said Canadians are doing what they are known for — "protecting the vulnerable, promoting peace, and defending the freedom of all people."

Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Dec. 24, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Gregorio Borgia

International

Pope Francis urges world to be open to God at Christmas Eve mass

| Reuters

Francis uncovered the statue of the Baby Jesus which he would later place in the crib of the waiting nativity scene.

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Crime Local News

Vigil held for Brampton man shot and killed by police

| Toronto staff

Christmas Eve marks the three-month anniversary of the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Jermaine Carby during a traffic stop.

File photo of a GO train. CP PHOTO/Steve White.

Local News

Train service resumes on GO Lakeshore West line after major delays

| Diana Pereira

Delays were due to a pedestrian fatality between Port Credit and Clarkson stations. (1)

Lawyer Eddie Greenspan at his office on King St., Toronto, September 22, 2011. Photo by: Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

National

Timeline: Eddie Greenspan career highlights

| Justin Piercy

Many say we have lost a giant of the Canadian legal world, and with the list of accomplishments and high-profile cases, it's not hard to see why.

Christopher Husbands

Local News

Rewind 2014: Eaton Centre shooter’s murder conviction closes a dark Toronto chapter

| Michael Talbot and The Canadian Press

Ahmed Hassan, 24, and Nixon Nirmalendran, 22, were both killed after Husbands opened fire inside the busy mall on June 2, 2012. Video

Jian Ghomeshi case sparks dialogue about sex assault

Local News

Rewind 2014: Ghomeshi scandal launches public conversation about sex assaults

| Showwei Chu

The prominent radio host was fired by the CBC after allegations of sexual violence and workplace harassment surfaced on Oct. 26.

P.K. Subban takes the Ice Bucket Challenge live on CityNews in Toronto on Aug. 15, 2014. CITYNEWS

Health International Life

Rewind 2014: Ice Bucket Challenge brought levity to debilitating disease

| Marcia Chen

The campaign reaped a reported US$220 million in donations worldwide — including a record $16.2 million in Canada. Video (1)

Ontario Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne speaks to supporters after winning the Ontario election in Toronto on June 12, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Local News

Rewind 2014: Likeable Wynne leads scandal-plagued Liberals to victory

| Marcia Chen

It’s been six months since Wynne won an improbable majority in the Ontario election, despite the baggage inherited from McGuinty’s rule. Video

Photo courtesy of Harrison Dan.

Local News

Rewind 2014: Brampton #mansionparty shows power and perils of social media

| Michael Talbot

The story became a cautionary tale, not just about how things can quickly spiral out of control on social media, but about the potential for huge lawsuits. Video

Cold temps, high winds cause ice floes on Lake Simcoe

Local News Weather

Rewind 2014: Bitter winter, flash floods hit GTA in 2014

| Christine Chubb

Many Torontonians rang in the New Year still recovering from December's ice storm.

Rob Ford speaks to supporters after winning his seat on city council at mayoral candidate Doug Ford's election night headquarters in Toronto on Monday, October 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Local News

Rewind 2014: Rob Ford’s roller-coaster year includes rehab, cancer, mayoral race dropout

| Patricia D'Cunha

The former mayor says his abdominal tumour has shrunk by more than 50 per cent. Video (1)

John Tory speaks to supporters after winning the Toronto mayoral election in Toronto on Monday, October 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Local News Politics

Rewind 2014: Losing & listening teach John Tory how to win

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Tory says running for mayor wasn't about vindication for past losses.

File photo. Credit: Shawne McKeown, CityNews.ca

Local News

Toronto police officer hit by car, suffers minor leg injury

| Tyler Trumbull

The driver drove the car into the officer who fired one shot.

Eddie Greenspan died Dec. 24, 2014 at 70. TWITTER/GreenspanLLP

Local News

Prominent criminal lawyer Eddie Greenspan dead at 70

| Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

Greenspan represented many high-profile clients, including Conrad Black, Robert Latimer, and Karlheinz Schreiber. (2)