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Mayor Rob Ford talks to reporters at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre in Toronto on March 26, 2014. CITYNEWS

Mayor Rob Ford officially launches re-election campaign Thursday

| Erin Criger

Thousands are expected to attend the event and the first 1,000 will receive a free T-shirt. (1)

A fire broke out at a highrise building near Sherway Gardens on April 17, 2014. CITYNEWS.

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Firefighters battle high-rise fire near Sherway Gardens

| Erin Criger

No residents were injured but one firefighter hurt his hand.

OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford retired on April 17, 2014. CITYNEWS.

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OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford retires

| Toronto Staff

"It's going to be the last day that I put on this uniform...it was sort of hard," Woodford told 680News reporter John Stall. (1)

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City of Toronto’s 5 golf courses to open on Friday

| Toronto Staff

Special twilight rates will be offered until April 30 to motivate people to get outside after this long harsh winter.

Mayor Rob Ford talks to reporters at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre in Toronto on March 26, 2014. CITYNEWS

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Mayor Rob Ford officially launches re-election campaign Thursday

| Erin Criger

Thousands are expected to attend the event and the first 1,000 will receive a free T-shirt. Video (1)

A relative weeps as she waits for missing passengers of a sunken ferry at Jindo gymnasium on April 17, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea.  GETTY IMAGES/ Chung Sung-Jun.

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Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry accident

| Reuters

Family members are accusing officials of being slow to react and for a lack of information. Video

Emergency crews were called to a home on Roxton after a wall collapsed on April 16, 2014. CITYNEWS.

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City inspectors at downtown building hours before collapse

| Erin Criger

The entire wall of a home on Roxton Road collapsed from the roof to the attic.

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What’s open & closed over Easter weekend

| Christine Chubb

The Easter long weekend is almost here and with it comes a number of closures around the city.

Students grieve after mass murder in Calgary

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Friends mourn five bright futures cut short in Calgary mass killing

| Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

The suspect, Matthew de Grood, has been transferred to the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre for a court-ordered assessment.

At least 4 dead after South Korean ferry sinks

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4 dead, hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

| REUTERS

The ship sank in the waters off South Korea's southwestern coast Wednesday morning.

Andrea White, 33, was killed in a shooting on April 12, 2014.

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Shooters in Malvern mom’s murder were venting anger over 2013 homicide: police

| Christine Chubb

White was in the garage of her townhouse on Forest Creek with family and friends when she was hit by gunfire from a passing SUV. Video

Jim Flaherty holds his budget speech in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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LIVE BLOG TRANSCRIPT: State funeral for Jim Flaherty

| Toronto staff

Live coverage was provided by reporters Nick Taylor-Vaisey, Cormac MacSweeney, Cynthia Mulligan and Kevin Misener. (2)

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Ontario hydro rates going up May 1

| Toronto staff

The total bill for an average household is increasing about $2.83 a month on the electricity portion of the bill. (2)

The traffic lights went out during a power outage on April 15, 2014. TWITTER/@stilez .

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Toronto blackout caused by location of Hydro pole

| Tammie Sutherland

The power outage left tens of thousands of people in the dark for roughly two hours. Video

Members of the RCMP carry the casket of the late Jim Flaherty during his state funeral in Toronto on April 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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IN PHOTOS: State funeral for Jim Flaherty

| Toronto Staff

Politicians of all stripes gathered at St. James Cathedral in Toronto to pay their final respects to the former finance minister.

Matthew de Grood

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Calgary multiple murder suspect to undergo psychiatric examination

| The Canadian Press

De Grood is to next appear in court April 22. Video

Possible impacts of the Heartbleed bug

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Police charge London teen in connection with CRA privacy breach

| The Canadian Press

Earlier this week, the agency said 900 social insurance numbers had been compromised. Video

Jennifer Pan (centre) attends the funeral of her mother, Bieh Ha Pan, in November 2010. Courtesy of Sing Tao Daily

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Accused in mother’s murder felt ‘trapped’ by strict parents

| Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Jennifer Pan also admitted in a videotaped statement to years of deceiving her parents. Video

The traffic lights went out during a power outage on April 15, 2014. TWITTER/@stilez .

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IN PHOTOS: Toronto goes dark in massive power outage

| Erin Criger

Across the city, from seders to the subways, Toronto residents sent in their photos of how they spent the dark evening.

File photo of a York Regional Police badge. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon

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Man guilty of murder in 2010 house fire

| Erin Criger

Marion Deacon, 46, a mother of three, was found without vital signs on March 7, 2010.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty prepares to begin a news conference in Ottawa on Jan. 17, 2011.

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Flaherty funeral program

| Toronto staff

A state funeral for former finance minister Jim Flaherty will take place on Wednesday at St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto. Read the program. (1)