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Doug Ford talks about his life and mayoral campaign in an interview in his Etobicoke home in October 2014. CITYNEWS

Doug Ford will not make Ontario PC leadership bid

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

The leadership convention is slated for next May. (17)

Toronto Files Labour Board Petition To Keep EMS At Required Levels During Strike

Local News

3 injured after car crashes into College & Euclid area building

| Diana Pereira

Emergency crews remain at the scene.

Mayor-elect John Tory speaks with the media in Toronto on Nov. 13, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Traffic, congestion & housing at ‘crisis’ levels in Toronto, Tory says

| Diana Pereira

Tory said he plans to go to other levels of government for help with housing. (1)

A monkey was seen walking around the parking lot at an Ikea store in North York on Dec. 9, 2012. TWITTER/ @broniewyn

Life Local News

Sanctuary housing the Ikea monkey ‘needs’ a new home

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

As of Thursday afternoon, the campaign had raised $3,250.

Police released these photos of a man suspected of sexual assaults in Richmond Hill in November 2014. HANDOUT/York Regional Police

Local News

Man charged in foot-related assaults, thefts north of Toronto

| The Canadian Press

Mattieu Petrin, 28, of Innisfil, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault among other offences. (1)

A woman types on a computer keyboard in a Dec. 19, 2012 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Local News National

CBC, NHL websites briefly affected by Syrian Electronic Army hack

| The Canadian Press

Other websites affected by the hack included the Chicago Tribune, CNBC, Forbes, the Independent, the Telegraph and Time Out. Video (1)

The yellow emergency alarm strip on TTC subways. YOUTUBE

Local News

TTC rebrands yellow bar for ‘emergencies’ to curb subway delays

| Kevin Misener and Patricia D'Cunha

The TTC wants riders to equate pressing the strips to calling 911. Video

The cover of Maclean's magazine's Newsmakers 2014 issue, which hits newsstands on Nov. 27, 2014. MACLEANS

National

Heroes, villains included in Maclean’s 2014 newsmakers list

| Jaime Pulfer and Toronto staff

The list includes Kevin Vickers, Rob Ford, Malala Yousafzai, Jian Ghomeshi and Vladimir Putin. Video

Remember when gas was less than $1/litre? Those days could be here again if OPEC decides not to cut production.

Business Local News

Eyes on GTA gas prices as OPEC leaders meet in Vienna

| Richard Southern

Here in Toronto, the price of gas is 15 cents cheaper than it was a year ago. Video

RAW: Cormac Mac Sweeney in Parliament building during Wednesday’s shooting

National

Tory MP: Wear recording devices to guard against false harassment allegations

| Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press

Edmonton MP Peter Goldring said he wears video recording equipment.

Doug Ford talks about his life and mayoral campaign in an interview in his Etobicoke home in October 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News Politics

Doug Ford will not make Ontario PC leadership bid

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

The leadership convention is slated for next May. Video (17)

Pachi the porcupine is unveiled as the new mascot for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto, July 17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Local News Sports

Opposition calls ballooning Pan Am security cost unacceptable

| Christine Chubb

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released a report on Wednesday about the handling of the security contact to private company Contemporary Security Canada (CSC). Video (2)

File photo of the CBC building in Toronto. CITYNEWS/Shawne McKeown

Entertainment Local Entertainment Local News

CBC insiders to tell their stories in ‘Fifth Estate’ episode about Ghomeshi

| The Canadian Press

The investigative program is set to run an hour-long documentary on the disgraced "Q" radio host Friday. Video

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

Local News

Ontario man charged after impersonating soldier

| Toronto staff

Eric Janssens wore military-issued medals while marching with veterans at Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Mayor Rob Ford signs bobblehead dolls at Toronto City Hall on Nov. 21, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Rob Ford needs more treatment for cancer, Doug says

| The Canadian Press

At city hall last week, the mayor said his tumour hadn't shrunk, but it hadn't gotten larger either. Video (7)

Hazel McCallion presides over her last city council meeting as Mississauga mayor. ROGERS TV

Local News

Hazel McCallion chairs emotional last council meeting as Mississauga mayor

| Patricia D'Cunha and Toronto staff

McCallion -- nicknamed "Hurricane Hazel" -- has been mayor since 1978 and won her 12th term in 2010. Video

Prosecutor John Cisorio cross-examines Christopher Husbands, 25, at the latter's first-degree murder trial in Toronto on Nov. 26, 2014. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

Local News

Eaton Centre shooter a liar with no respect for the law, prosecutor alleges

| Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Husbands, 25, is facing cross-examination from the prosecution on his third day on the stand. Video

Jian Ghomeshi leaves the College Park Court with his lawyer on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Tracy Tong/CITYNEWS

Local News

Jian Ghomeshi arrested on sex assault charges, released on $100K bail

| Michael Talbot and Showwei Chu

Ghomeshi will plead not guilty, his lawyer says after the court appearance Wednesday. Video

Toronto police search for missing man Constanzo Stedaliere. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Local News

Toronto police search for missing man last seen in hospital gown

| Amber LeBlanc

Constanzo Stedaliere, 64, was spotted walking around in his hospital grown and IV pole.

A Toronto fire truck is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS.CA/Shawne McKeown

Crime Local News

Police probe string of garbage fires in Roncesvalles

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Police are investigating but have no suspects, but believe one person is responsible.

Thousands hold vigil in Toronto for slain Ferguson black teenager

Local News

Thousands hold vigil in Toronto for slain Ferguson black teenager

| Abdul Latheef, The Canadian Press

Holding candles, they repeatedly chanted, "No justice, no peace." Video (15)