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Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot and killed by Toronto police on July 27, 2013. Source: Facebook

Report recommends body cameras, more Tasers for police

| Amanda Ferguson

Police chief Bill Blair said the force will move on the 84 recommendations with a "strong sense of urgency and resolve." (8)

Grassroots program certifies Ontario rental buildings as green

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Grassroots Ontario program certifies green rental buildings

| Toronto Staff

Renters now have the power to help the environment with the simple act of choosing a certified green apartment building.

The Air Algerie flight -- an MD-83 -- was operated by Spanish airline Swiftair. COURTESY: swiftair.com


Air Algerie jet crashed in rainstorm, wreckage found

| Brahima Ouedraogo And Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press

The plane was carrying 116 people, including five Canadians, officials said.

Screengrab from Open Streets YouTube video.

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Portions of Yonge, Bloor going car-free 2 Sundays in August

| Toronto Staff

Open Streets says the pilot program promotes physical activity, social connectivity and accessibility.

LONDON, ENGLAND - People work at computers in TechHub, an office space for technology start-up entrepreneurs on March 15, 2011. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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IBM executives unleashed sexist rant in Toronto restaurant, says coder who live-tweeted the whole thing

| Toronto staff

The tweets prompted an outpouring from current and former IBM employees.

Emergency crews attempt to rescue a construction worker who became trapped and died on a site on Venn Crescent in Toronto on July 24, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Worker dies after becoming trapped on construction site near Eglinton & Caledonia

| Toronto Staff

It happened on a residential site on Venn Crescent, near Eglinton Avenue West and Caledonia Road.

The Air Algerie flight -- an MD-83 -- was operated by Spanish airline Swiftair. COURTESY: swiftair.com

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Air Algerie flight ‘probably crashed’; 5 Canadians on board: officials

| Aomar Ouali, The Associated Press

The plane was carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital.

File photo of Queen's Park. CITYNEWS.CA/Shawne McKeown

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Ontario legislature to break until October

| The Canadian Press

The Ontario legislature will resume Oct. 20. (3)

Rob Ford - Sharknado

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Shark slices through Rob Ford’s chest in ‘Sharknado 2′

| Toronto staff

The shark crashes through a window to get to the mayor. (6)

Dan Markel

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Funeral to be held for Toronto lawyer gunned down in Florida

| Toronto staff

The service will take place at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel at 2401 Steeles Ave. W. at 1 p.m.


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FAA lifts ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv, Air Canada resumes flights

| Toronto staff and The Canadian Press

Air Canada said its resuming operations to Tel Aviv with Thursday night's flight as scheduled. Video

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WestJet plane lands safely in Toronto after reporting engine trouble

| The Canadian Press

All of the 152 people on board are safe.

Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

International World

Israeli tanks move in to Gaza

| Reuters

Rocket and mortar shelling by Hamas and other Palestinian guerrillas has killed three civilians in Israel. (1)

GTA getting 2 new area codes

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416 phone numbers fetching big bucks

| Toronto staff

416 phone numbers ran out in 2006. (4)

General Motors Co. (GM) signage is displayed outside of General Motor of Canada Ltd. headquarters offices in Oshawa on Aug. 8, 2011. GETTY IMAGES/BLOOMBERG/Brent Lewin.


GM recalls 50,000 vehicles in Canada

| Toronto staff

The main recall issued is for faulty seats in small cars and SUVs.

Sammy Yatim, 18, died after a confrontation with police on a TTC streetcar July 27, 2013. FACEBOOK

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Former top court judge to release report on use of lethal force by Toronto police

| The Canadian Press

The probe by Frank Iacobucci was sparked by the killing of Sammy Yatim, 18, last summer. Video

Kavna the beluga whale is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO Vancouver Aquarium-Margaret Butschler

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Report says whale, dolphin research would suffer if they’re banned from aquarium

| Keven Drews, The Canadian Press

The report was published on the City of Vancouver's website Wednesday and comes at a time of increased public debate about keeping the animals in captivity.

Augustine sisters

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EXCLUSIVE: Mom charged with murdering daughters overseas is free in Canada

| Avery Haines

The woman's brother has been on a relentless mission to have his sister tried for the alleged crimes. (1)

MMA Locomotive


Quebec police try to prevent U.S. auction of Lac-Megantic locomotive

| The Canadian Press

The locomotive that played a key role in the deadly Lac-Megantic rail disaster.

One of four boring machines at the Sheppard Avenue West station construction site. HANDOUT

Local News

Ford, Byford clash over subway tunnel boring machines

| Cynthia Mulligan and Toronto Staff

The two met behind closed doors on Wednesday to discuss what to do with the massive machines. (9)

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Bail system set up to punish innocent people with pretrial detention: report

| Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press

The overuse of pretrial detention is punishing innocent people, according to a report by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.