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Doug Ford announces his run for mayor in Toronto on Sept. 12, 2014. CITYNEWS

Doug Ford says he’ll begin campaigning Saturday

| Michael Talbot and Toronto staff

"We are ready to go," he told reporters on Thursday. "We look forward to starting this campaign and getting out there." (4)

An RCMP badge is seen during a police memorial parade in Ottawa on Sept. 26, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon

Local News National

Mounties arrest Toronto man for allegedly recruiting drug smugglers

| The Canadian Press

The RCMP says its investigation began last November.

Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighter jets at an air base in Italy for support of the UN-mandated no-fly zone over Libya. THE CANADIAN PRESS.

International

Canadian and U.S. jets intercepted Russian planes over Arctic this week: Norad

| The Canadian Press

Norad says the Russian planes did not violate Canadian or U.S. airspace in either case.

People board a streetcar on King Street in Toronto in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Local News

Startup aims for crowd-funded bus service for King West commuters

| Toronto staff and Amanda Ferguson

Line Six plans to run the Liberty Village Express — from Pirandello and East Liberty streets to Union Station — from Oct. 6-10. Video

Luka Rocco Magnotta is taken by police from a Canadian military plane to a waiting van on June 18, 2012, in Mirabel, Que. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Montreal Police

Crime National

Luka Rocco Magnotta murder trial set to start Sept. 29

| The Canadian Press

The trial is expected to last between six and eight weeks.

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) and James Reimer, right, watch from the bench with defenceman Jake Gardiner, left, and Tim Gleason (8) after Bernier was pulled in the last minutes of the game against the St. Louis Blues during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto, March 25, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Local News Sports

Maple Leafs finish dead last in ranking of North American sports franchises

| Toronto staff

ESPN Magazine named the Maple Leafs the worst of 122 North American sports franchises in their annual ‘Ultimate Standings’ list, a survey of fans. Video

National

RCMP arrest Toronto man for allegedly recruiting drug smugglers

| The Canadian Press

The RCMP say they have arrested a Toronto man who they allege recruited drug traffickers into an international narcotics ring. The arrest Wednesday of 35-year-old Sami Mediouni followed a nine-month investigation into what police allege was a criminal group that utilized Canadian travellers to export cocaine into the United Kingdom. The RCMP says its investigation Read the Rest of the Entry

A fire burns at a semi-detached home on Sun Valley Drive in Toronto on Sept. 19, 2014. Courtesy of CityNews viewer Mike Wright

Local News

2 homes destroyed in fire near Jane, Dundas

| Toronto staff

It appears the fire started in the garage and spread quickly to the homes.

National

Baird doesn’t share Kerry’s view on Iran role in fighting ISIL terrorists

| The Canadian Press and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

American praise for Canada as one of its strongest allies in the fight against militants in Iraq and Syria wasn’t enough to conceal sharp differences.

File photo of a Halton Region police cruiser. CITYNEWS.

Local News

Does Halton police chief’s tweet at drive-thru send mixed message?

| Toronto staff

Chief Tanner says his vehicle was parked while he waited in line to take the photo. (1)

Toronto mayoral candidates Olivia Chow and John Tory shown at a debate at the National Club on Sept. 17, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Chow, Tory engage in muted debate on human rights, anti-Semitism

| Justin Piercy

Human rights and responses to anti-Semitism were front and centre at a lunchtime debate between two of the top candidates in the Toronto mayoral race on Friday. Video

Local News

Toronto news quiz: Blue Jays, Scotland & Air Canada

| Diana Pereira

Were you paying attention to this week's news? Take our quiz and find out.

Alexander Lisi leaves Old City Hall court after being granted bail in Toronto on Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Local News

Ruling on redacted documents in Ford crack video case put over to Wednesday

| Toronto staff

Media lawyer Peter Jacobsen said the lawyers for Sandro Lisi and Michael James need more time to read the document.

Toronto police say Jules Jashawn Morrison, 21, was found shot to death in an apartment stairwell on Fountainhead Road on Sept. 17, 2014. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Local News

Police identify man, 21, fatally shot in apartment building near York U

| Charlene Close and Toronto staff

Jules Jashawn Morrison, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police investigate an incident at Durham College's Oshawa campus, Sept. 17, 2014. CHCH/Pamela Vanmeer

Local News

Student charged after stabbing at Durham College

| Toronto staff

Hamza Tariq, 19, of Ajax, has been charged with aggravated assault and two other offences.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Boris Panovski, 70, of Scarborough in connection with the shooting death of Donato Frigo, 70, in Clinton, Ont., on Sept. 13, 2014. HANDOUT/OPP

Local News

Canada-wide arrest warrant issued after Clinton, Ont., murder

| Toronto staff

Donato Frigo, 70, was shot while horseback riding in the area last Saturday. Video

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announces the launch of his company's service in Canada, on Sept. 22, 2010 in Toronto. Courtesy of Netflix.

National

Consumers should vote “with their dollars and eyeballs,” Netflix tells CRTC

| The Canadian Press

Meanwhile, several cultural groups have argued in favour of regulating Netflix. (2)

Eaton Centre Apple lineup for iPhone

Local News Technology

Hundreds line up at Eaton Centre Apple store for new iPhones

| Toronto staff

It's estimated that around 500 people have lined up outside the store. Video (7)

An OPP cruiser is shown in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Local News

Hwy. 401 eastbound collectors reopen east of Port Union after crash

| Toronto staff

The collision happened around 8:45 a.m. Friday.

inflation

Business National

Canada’s inflation rate unchanged in August at 2.1%

| The Canadian Press

Statistics Canada says prices were higher in all 12 categories it looks at.

Loblaw glass mug recall

National

Loblaw recalls glass mugs that could break when filled with hot liquid

| The Canadian Press

The glasses and mugs were sold at Loblaw owned and operated stores across Canada.