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A tree crashes into a car on Duplex Avenue and Lawrence Avenue in Toronto. CITYNEWS.

High winds batter GTA, knocking out power and toppling trees

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby and Patricia D'Cunha

Wind gusts of 60-70 km/h are possible, with 90-100 km/h in some areas.

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Local News

Christopher Husbands takes stand in Eaton Centre murder trial

| Showwei Chu and Christine Chubb

The 25-year-old has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.

A woman types on a computer keyboard in a Dec. 19, 2012 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Local News

FAQ: What you need to know about denial-of-service attacks

| Showwei Chu

Media reports say the websites were targeted because of a police investigation of an Ottawa teen.

File photo.

Local News

Toronto Zoo grapples with declining attendance in 2014

| Toronto Staff

A Toronto Zoo staff report showed attendance is down 20 per cent between January and October compared to last year.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes part in a question and answer session with members of the Mississauga and Brampton boards of trade in Brampton on Oct. 2, 2014. HANDOUT/PMO/ Jason Ransom

National

Harper earmarks $5.8B for federal infrastructure, including parks, museums

| Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

The lion's share of the spending will go to improvements to historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas.

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National

Conservatives brace for bad news auditor general report on veterans care

| The Canadian Press

The unspent portion is — by law — returned to the federal treasury and Harper says it's a practice the government doesn't intend to change.

The ottawa.ca website appeared to be down on Monday afternoon. Image source: downforeveryoneorjustme.com

Local News

Toronto, Ottawa police investigating after websites hacked

| The Canadian Press and Toronto Staff

The City of Ottawa says it doesn't believe any sensitive information has been compromised. (5)

File photo of the Pickering nuclear generating station. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Local News

Heavy water spill under investigation at Pickering power plant

| Showwei Chu

The OPG said the spill didn't impact the environment, the public or the workers.

A tree crashes into a car on Duplex Avenue and Lawrence Avenue in Toronto. CITYNEWS.

Local News Weather

High winds batter GTA, knocking out power and toppling trees

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby and Patricia D'Cunha

Wind gusts of 60-70 km/h are possible, with 90-100 km/h in some areas.

A man, believed to be in his 20s, died after his car crashed into the ditch on the DVP near Millwood Road on Nov. 21, 2014. 680NEWS/Kevin Misener

Local News

Man, 23, dies in DVP single-vehicle crash

| Kevin Misener and Patricia D'Cunha

A car crashed into the ditch on the DVP near Millwood Road around 4 a.m.

Health advocates question lasting benefits of e-cigarettes

Health Local News

Ontario cracks down on e-cigarettes, flavoured tobacco

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Currently, the rules are blurry when it comes to where they can be used. Video (16)

Three people suffered minor injuries after a stabbing in the Entertainment District. CITYNEWS

Crime Local News

3 people stabbed outside downtown nightclub

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Three people were sent to hospital with minor injuries. (1)

A woman walks down Spadina Ave. with a broken umbrella, Dec. 27, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit

Local News Weather

Rain & strong winds across Toronto & GTA cause power outages, flooded roads

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby and Christine Chubb

Environment Canada says winds may be strong enough to bring down trees in some areas.

Gwen Stewart joins other demonstrators along West Florissant Avenue to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. GETTY IMAGES/Scott Olson

International

Ferguson anxiously awaits grand jury decision

| Reuters

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and called in National Guard troops to back up police. Video

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National

$1.1B in lapsed funding for veterans ‘not lost money’: Fantino

| Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

But Fantino told a news conference in Halifax that the funding is recycled back into programs for veterans. (2)

Former Mayor Marion Barry arrives at a media availability to endorse Mayor Vincent Gray's bid for re-election, March 19, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Alex Brandon

International

Former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

| Reuters

Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians.

Grey skies loom over the main gate at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ont., Sept. 4, 2006.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

National

CFB Petawawa soldier working on Coyote patrol vehicle at time of deadly incident

| The Canadian Press

Sinclair joined the Forces in December 2012, was in a training program with The Royal Canadian Dragoons and belonged to 2 Service Battalion. (1)

A fence surrounds the rubble of the World's Biggest Bookstore during a break in demolition on Nov. 23, 2014. CITYNEWS/Marcia Chen

Local News

Crew demolishes World’s Biggest Bookstore

| Marcia Chen

The store closed in March, just weeks after plans were announced to build a row of four restaurants in its place. Video

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Local News Traffic

Santa Claus parades on Sunday prompt road closures, transit changes

| Toronto staff

Santa Claus will be a busy fellow this afternoon, making appearances at a pair of parades rolling through parts of Toronto on Sunday.

National

Additional $200M announced for military mental health programs over 6 years

| The Canadian Press and Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

The federal government has announced $200 million over six years to support mental health needs of military members, veterans, and their families. (1)

The cover of "Afghanistan, A Canadian Story 2001-2014" is pictured. The book is a private venture to benefit charities that help soldiers and their families. HANDOUT

National

Canadian troops who served in Afghanistan share stories in new book

| John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Net proceeds from "Afghanistan: A Canadian Story" are to be donated to organizations that help soldiers and their families. Video