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File photo of a woman wearing a niqab. REX FEATURES/MOODBOARD/WEST COAST SURFER

Exclusive: Mother claims a niqab-wearing school bus driver poses a safety risk

| Tammie Sutherland and Toronto Staff

Stacy Joseph says this is not about any particular person or religion, it's about the safety of her children. (15)

oronto police cruiser

Local News

Woman struck by vehicle in city’s west-end

| Toronto Staff

King Street has been closed between Jameson and Dunn avenues while police investigate.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper at a campaign rally in Hamilton Ont., April 7, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick.

National

Harper government backs Senate bid to speed passage of anti-union bill

| Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

"Our government believes Canadians and workers should have the right to know where their mandatory dues are being spent," Sorenson told the House of Commons.

File photo of a woman wearing a niqab. REX FEATURES/MOODBOARD/WEST COAST SURFER

Local News

Exclusive: Mother claims a niqab-wearing school bus driver poses a safety risk

| Tammie Sutherland and Toronto Staff

Stacy Joseph says this is not about any particular person or religion, it's about the safety of her children. (15)

David Onley looks back at his tenure as lieutenant-governor

Local News

David Onley marks last day in office as Ontario’s lieutenant-governor

| Toronto staff

Elizabeth Dowdeswell will be sworn in as Ontario's 29th lieutenant-governor on Tuesday. Video

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman walks past the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, as he makes his way to collective bargaining talks in Toronto on Tuesday October 16, 2012. Negotiations continue between the NHL and the NHLPA to end the current lockout.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Local Sports National

Bettman says NHL has no immediate plans to expand or relocate franchises

| Michael Talbot

There has been speculation that Toronto could get a second NHL franchise. Video (1)

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks with reporters in Toronto, August 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Extra Local News

VIDEO: George Stroumboulopoulos interview with Gary Bettman on future of hockey

| Toronto Staff

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sat down with Hockey Night in Canada host George Stroumboulopoulos to talk about the future of hockey in Canada at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

A Peel Regional Police cruiser is shown on Aug. 2, 2007. FLICKR/Kaye

Local News

Brampton Centennial lockdown lifted

| Toronto staff

Two females told police that a person approached them with a gun in front of the school.

File photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Local News Weather

Warm weather to mark first week of fall

| Toronto staff

Fall officially arrives at 10:29 p.m. on Monday. Video (1)

Video purports to show beheading of British aid worker by ISIS

National World

ISIL recording lists Canada as one of its enemies; threatens civilians

| The Canadian Press

The Canadian government has not said whether it views the recording as authentic. Video (6)

National

Policing costs, staffing levels continue to rise despite falling crime: study

| The Canadian Press

Between 2001 and 2012, police officers per 100,000 Canadians rose 8.7 per cent. (2)

Natalie Jacobs-Davidovitch, 32, was last seen on Sept. 21, 2014. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Local News

Police raise search level for missing woman, 32

| Toronto staff

Extra officers are being dispatched to search.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant was 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

Crime Local News

Man arrested in connection with shooting death near Clinton

| Toronto staff

Boris Panovski is facing first-degree murder and attempted murder charges. Video

William Nylander stands with Toronto Maple Leafs officials after being chosen eighth overall during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Local News Sports

Rookie Nylander, veteran Tallinder out to show they belong with Maple Leafs

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

The Leafs play their first pre-season game on Monday. Video (1)

Rob Ford on raccoon problem in Toronto

Local News

Rob Ford remains in hospital following cancer treatment

| Natalie Duddridge and Toronto Staff

On Thursday Ford began three days of chemotherapy. Video (9)

Olivia Chow takes aim at John Tory

Local News

Chow takes aim at Tory’s political past

| Tracy Tong and Toronto Staff

Tory added that bringing jobs to Toronto was one of his top priorities. (5)

A Canadian Passport is shown in Montreal on Feb. 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Sheila Boardman

National

Federal government’s plan to revoke passports raises human rights concerns

| The Canadian Press

Lorne Waldman, the head of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, says he's worried the government might use its powers arbitrarily.

Police investigate after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a Scarborough crash, Sept. 21, 2014. CITYNEWS VIEWER/Sina Mirzaie

Local News

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Scarborough crash

| Toronto Staff

There has been no word on charges.

Canada's Senate Chamber is shown in Ottawa on June 15, 2011. HANDOUT/Library of Parliament

National

Tories revive union bill that provoked Senate rebellion, move to limit debate

| Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

In June 2013, the Senate sent C-377, sponsored by Conservative MP Russ Hiebert, back to the House of Commons with amendments that effectively eviscerated the bill, which critics have called unconstitutional, undemocratic and an invasion of privacy.

Thousands march to demand action on climate change

National

Canadians in global climate protest in New York; want Harper at UN summit

| The Canadian Press

Marches also took place in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and other Canadian cities. (1)

Joe Oliver

Business International National

Joe Oliver urges weaker G20 economies to follow Canadian stimulus model

| The Canadian Press

Canada's finance minister urged Europeans to follow Canada's recession-busting model.