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U of T teaching assistants on strike after rejecting deal

U of T teaching assistants take to the picket lines at 3 campuses

| Toronto staff

Picket lines will be set up around the downtown, Mississauga and Scarborough campuses.

A York Regional Police badge is shown in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

Local News

1 dead, 1 injured in Vaughan industrial accident

| Toronto Staff

The Coroner Office and the Ministry of Labour will be investigating the incident.

TDSB paid $1.29M in salary hikes despite wage freeze, audit finds

Local News

TDSB gets passing grade in Fraser Institute elementary school ranking

| Kris McCusker and Toronto Staff

The report is based on data from annual province-wide test results in literacy and numeracy.

A view of Lake Ontario as the Toronto Islands ferry approaches downtown Toronto on Feb. 1, 2009. FLICKR/Sam Javanrouh

Local News

February was the coldest month on record for Quebec, parts of Ontario

| The Canadian Press

In Toronto, it was the first February in 75 years where the temperature did not climb above the freezing mark.

Suspects in the robbery of catalytic converters are shown in this image from a security camera (HANDOUT)

Crime Local News

Toronto charity says truck fleet immobilized after thefts

| Toronto staff

It's the third time in three years that such an incident has happened at Furniture Bank. (1)

Police tape marks the area where two men were killed in a shooting on Danforth Avenue in Toronto on Feb. 28, 2015. 680NEWS/Kris McCusker

Crime Local News

Lawyer says gun involved in shooting at east-end McDonald’s was legal

| The Canadian Press

Police say the two unidentified men were pronounced dead at the scene.

The price of the TTC's adult Metropass increased by $8 in March of 2015. INSTAGRAM/@eyejean

Local News

YOUR REACTION: TTC fare hike

| Justin Piercy

An $8 increase in the price of a Metropass caused some to head to social media and share their frustration. (5)

A security guard is seen running in On the Rox nightclub in Vaughan after a double stabbing on March 1, 2015. CITYNEWS

Local News

2 security guards stabbed at Vaughan nightclub

| Toronto staff

It happened in On the Rox on Steeles Avenue West, near Dufferin Street, around 2 a.m.

A streetcar approaches a stop on Dundas Street in Toronto in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Local News

TTC fare hike, free rides for kids start Sunday

| Toronto staff

Children up to the age of 12 will now ride for free. (1)

A worker shows a marijuana bud for sale at the Lotus Medical dispensary in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 11, 2010. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Ed Andrieski.

Health Life National

Medical marijuana ventures tougher to finance after initial rush

| Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press

New businesses trying to get into medical marijuana production are having a tough time financing their ventures. (1)

Supporters of Russia's opposition carry portraits of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov during a march in central Moscow on March 1, 2015. AFP/Getty Images/Yuri Kadobnov

International

Protests in Toronto, worldwide for slain Putin critic Nemtsov

| Reuters

Thousands gathered in Moscow on Sunday for a march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Police gather on a street in Toronto's west end during a manhunt for robbery suspects on March 1, 2015. CITYNEWS

Local News

Suspect chased down, stolen car seized after west-end robberies

| Toronto staff

It’s alleged a group of armed thieves was responsible for two robberies on Saturday night.

Malaysian children stand in front of a board with messages to people involved in the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, on March 16, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Vincent Thian.

International

Relatives still desperate for answers one year after Flight MH370 vanished

| Reuters

Months of searches have failed to turn up any trace.

A lineup at Pearson International Airport, Oct. 6, 2011. CITYNEWS.

Local News

Power restored at Pearson’s Terminal 1

| Toronto Staff

Officials said flights arriving into Pearson were held for a short period of time.

Police investigate after a double shooting on Cataraqui Crescent in Toronto on Feb. 28, 2015. CITYNEWS

Crime Local News

2 males injured in Scarborough shooting

| Toronto staff

One male was shot in the arm and another male was shot in the leg.

Health Minister Rona Ambrose in the House of Commons on Jan. 28, 2013, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Health Life National

Health Canada warns about bedbug products after 2 Alberta children die

| John Cotter, The Canadian Press

A toxic insecticide thought to be aluminum phosphide was brought back from Pakistan by a northern Alberta family. (3)

Elijah Marsh, 3, died after wandering out into the extreme cold in Toronto on Feb. 19, 2015. HANDOUT

Local News

Public funeral on Saturday for Toronto boy who died in extreme cold

| The Canadian Press

Elijah Marsh died after he wandered out of his grandmother's apartment building in the middle of the night.

Police investigate after two people were stabbed and an officer was assaulted at Tryst nightclub in Toronto on Feb. 28, 2015. CITYNEWS

Local News

2 stabbed, officer assaulted at downtown nightclub

| Toronto staff

It happened early Saturday morning on Peter Street, near Adelaide.

Police tape marks the area where two men were killed in a shooting on Danforth Avenue in Toronto on Feb. 28, 2015. 680NEWS/Kris McCusker

Local News

2 killed in shooting at east-end McDonald’s

| The Canadian Press

It happened around 3 a.m. Saturday near Danforth and Coxwell avenues.

Twitter on iPhone

Local News

YOUR REACTION: U of T teaching assistants on strike

| Justin Piercy

Students and teaching assistants flocked to Twitter to discuss the strike action.

U of T, York teaching assistants poised to strike

Local News

Teaching assistants at U of T are now on strike after rejecting tentative offer

| Mark Douglas, 680News

Picket lines are expected to start first thing Monday morning. (5)