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Toronto police are investigating after Centrust Development Group allegedly left town with the buyers' deposit totalling $12 million. CITYNEWS

Centrust condo developer allegedly skips town with $12M in buyers’ deposits

| Showwei Chu

The fraud unit has confirmed that at least 16 separate complaints have been filed about Centrust Development Group.

The Minto Sports Complex, home of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees men's hockey team, is shown in Ottawa on Monday, March 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle


2 former University of Ottawa hockey players charged with sex assault

| Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

Guillaume Donovan, 24, and David Foucher, 25, were each charged with one count of sexual assault. (1)

The mothers of O’She Doyles-Whyte, 16, (left) and Kwame Duodu, 15, hold photos of their sons a year after they were murdered in North York on Aug. 23, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

North York community holds ‘keys’ to solving teens’ murders: police

| Tammie Sutherland and Toronto staff

O’She Doyles-Whyte, 16, and Kwame Duodu, 15, were gunned down on the afternoon of Aug. 23, 2013. Video

File photo of condo construction in downtown Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve White.

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Buyer beware: what you need to know before buying a condo

| Toronto staff

What buyers should look into before they purchase a condo, as well as buyer protections and developer obligations.

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Councillor wants O Canada lyrics amended to be ‘gender inclusive’

| Showwei Chu

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh’s motion will be considered at a council meeting next Monday. (21)

Philip Wood, 63, was charged on Aug. 21, 2014, in connection with sex assaults on three boys at Sagamore Farm in Parham, Ont., between 1977 and 1983. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Local News

2nd man accused of sexually assaulting boys at Ontario group home

| Toronto staff

The alleged incidents happened at Sagamore Farm in Parham between 1977 and 1983.

Premier Kathleen Wynne announces a June 12, 2014 Ontario election in front of a group of reporters at Queen's Park in Toronto on May 2, 2014. CITYNEWS


Harper’s comments on missing and murdered aboriginal women ‘outrageous’: Wynne

| The Canadian Press

All the provinces and territories have endorsed calls for a national inquiry, which the federal Conservatives have rejected. (4)

DiCaprio attends a 'Inception' press conference. July 21, 2010. Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images.

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Leonardo DiCaprio visits Alberta oilsands for documentary

| The Canadian Press

Sources involved with the visit say DiCaprio is doing research for an environmental documentary.

File photo of Captain John's. Raysonho via Wikipedia Commons.

Local News

Winning bidder says Captain John’s to be moved next Friday

| Justin Piercy and Toronto Staff

James Sbrolla of North American Seafood Exchange says plans are underway to have the ship moved next Friday. Video (1)

Festivals wreak havoc on weekend traffic

Local News

Road & TTC closures in Toronto: events & construction

| Toronto staff

A list of road closures and transit disruptions in Toronto due to construction and events. (6)

Ottawa police search for a person of interest in a "recent nighttime prowling incident" in the Rockliffe area. OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE


Police release video footage that could be linked to Trudeau break-in

| Toronto staff

The black-and-white images were taken from a security camera. (1)

File photo of a Toronto police cruiser. CITYNEWS

Local News

Police probe dumpster fires outside Scarborough schools

| Toronto staff

Only minor damage was reported.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A Dickey walks back to the mound after he and third baseman Juan Francisco, left, failed to field a bunt that stayed fair in the sixth inning of their AL baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Toronto Thursday May 29, 2014. Dickey was then taken out of the game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

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OPINION: Odds stacked against another Blue Jays hot streak

| Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet.ca

It's been a rough run for the Toronto Blue Jays, who have an American League-worst 5-12 record in August.

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Some peanut & almond butters recalled due to salmonella risk

| Toronto staff

The recall affects MaraNatha and Trader Joe's brands.

Hitchbot poses with its co-creators Frauke Zeller, an assistant professor at Ryerson University, and David Smith, a professor in the department of communication studies at McMaster University before the start of a welcome reception for Hitchbot at Open Space in Victoria, B.C., Thursday August 21, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito


HitchBOT the hitchhiking robot wraps up cross-country journey in Victoria

| James Keller, The Canadian Press

HitchBOT’s creators say it received at least 18 different rides as complete strangers took on the responsibility of transporting the robot closer to its destination.


Quebec soon to be Canada’s only district with distinct domain name: .quebec

| Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Pre-registration for the new domain starts Sept. 2. (2)

File photo of a woman watching television. MOOD BOARD/REX FEATURES/Daniel Allan


CRTC offers up broad proposals for changing TV delivery system

| Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

The broadcast regulator is recommending a pick-and-pay structure and a basic service of mainly Canadian channels. (9)

Jennifer Pan, left, her high school sweetheart Daniel Wong, 28, and three others are each charged with first-degree murder in the November 2010 death of her 53-year-old mother, Bieh Ha Pan. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

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Woman accused of plotting parents’ death sobs on stand while describing attack

| Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Jennifer Pan, 27, and four others are charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 8, 2010 attack. Video

Joseph Diletto, 34, of Mississauga, was arrested on Aug. 20, 2014 for allegedly sexually abusing a boy at Hollycrest Middle School in Toronto where he works. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Local News

Etobicoke teacher accused of sexually abusing student

| Toronto staff

Joseph Diletto, 34, is a teacher at Hollycrest Middle School on Renforth Drive.

This court exhibit photo taken by Andrew Wallace shows the arrest of Dorian Barton at a G20 protest on June 26, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Handout

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Toronto police board seeks to appeal G20 class-action certification

| The Canadian Press

Earlier this month the Divisional Court allowed the proceedings to move ahead.

Karen Stintz discusses her mayoral campaign

Local News

BIO AND TIMELINE: Who is Coun. Karen Stintz?

| Showwei Chu and Erin Criger

The mayoral candidate said on Thursday she's dropping out of the race.