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Jian Ghomeshi leaves the College Park Court with his lawyer on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Tracy Tong/CITYNEWS

Jian Ghomeshi arrested on sex assault charges, released on $100K bail

| Michael Talbot and Showwei Chu

Ghomeshi will plead not guilty, his lawyer says after the court appearance Wednesday.

A Durham Regional Police Service badge is shown on Feb. 6, 2010. FLICKR/2010 Legal Observers

Local News

Ontario man charged after impersonating soldier

| Toronto staff

Eric Janssens wore military-issued medals while marching with veterans at Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Mayor Rob Ford signs bobblehead dolls at Toronto City Hall on Nov. 21, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Rob Ford needs more treatment for cancer, Doug says

| The Canadian Press

At city hall last week, the mayor said his tumour hadn't shrunk, but it hadn't gotten larger either. Video

Hazel McCallion presides over her last city council meeting as Mississauga mayor. ROGERS TV

Local News

Hazel McCallion chairs emotional last council meeting as Mississauga mayor

| Patricia D'Cunha and Toronto staff

McCallion -- nicknamed "Hurricane Hazel" -- has been mayor since 1978 and won her 12th term in 2010. Video

A June court drawing of murder suspect Christopher Husbands. Marianne Boucher/CITYNEWS.

Local News

Husbands admits multiple bail breaches under cross examination

| The Canadian Press

Husbands, 25, is facing cross-examination from the prosecution on his third day on the stand. Video

Jian Ghomeshi leaves the College Park Court with his lawyer on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Tracy Tong/CITYNEWS

Local News

Jian Ghomeshi arrested on sex assault charges, released on $100K bail

| Michael Talbot and Showwei Chu

Ghomeshi will plead not guilty, his lawyer says after the court appearance Wednesday.

Toronto police search for missing man Constanzo Stedaliere. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Local News

Toronto police search for missing man last seen in hospital gown

| Amber LeBlanc

Constanzo Stedaliere, 64, was spotted walking around in his hospital grown and IV pole.

A Toronto fire truck is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS.CA/Shawne McKeown

Crime Local News

Police probe string of garbage fires in Roncesvalles

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Police are investigating but have no suspects, but believe one person is responsible.

Thousands hold vigil in Toronto for slain Ferguson black teenager

Local News

Thousands hold vigil in Toronto for slain Ferguson black teenager

| Abdul Latheef, The Canadian Press

Holding candles, they repeatedly chanted, "No justice, no peace." Video (11)

Cattle in pasture beside XL Foods' Lakeside Packers plant in Brooks, Alta., on Oct. 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Health National

Tentative deal to settle part of XL Foods beef recall class-action lawsuit

| John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Eighteen people in Canada tested positive for a specific strain of E. coli bacteria linked to meat from the company's plant.

File photo of the CBC building in Toronto. CITYNEWS/Shawne McKeown

National News

CRA accidentally discloses confidential tax info of Chretien, Atwood & others to CBC

| The Canadian Press

Charitable donations made by Margaret Atwood, Jean Chretien, grocery magnate Frank Sobey, and others were disclosed. Video (2)

File photo of rush hour traffic in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/J.P. Moczulski.

Local News

Canadians ‘relax and rest’ during their commute says survey

| The Canadian Press

Transit users tend to face a more difficult commute, but use their commuting time to rest and relax, the survey said. Video (2)

File photo of snow on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. GETTY IMAGES/AFP/Michel Comte.

National

NDP MP who alleged misconduct says she’s open to participating in formal process

| Joan Bryden and Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press

The unproven allegations prompted Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to suspend Massimo Pacetti and MP Scott Andrews from caucus.

Jennifer Pan, left, her high school sweetheart Daniel Wong, 28, and three others are each charged with first-degree murder in the November 2010 death of her 53-year-old mother, Bieh Ha Pan. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

Local News

Woman accused of arranging to have parents killed was not behind attack: Lawyer

| Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Jennifer Pan and three others are on trial together on a charge of first-degree murder. (1)

Strong winds on Nov. 24, 2014 ripped open a tree on Pacific Ave. CITYNEWS/Peter Dworschak.

Local News

Older trees downed in wind storm raises questions over city’s aging canopy

| Amanda Ferguson, Andrea Piunno, and Toronto Staff

Toronto's Forestry department got 447 calls for downed trees following the storm.

Thousands hold vigil in Toronto for slain Ferguson black teenager

International Local News

Black voices at centre of Canadian pro-Ferguson rallies

| The Canadian Press

"Black voices are crucial to this," read a Facebook post on the event page. Video (7)

Ferguson curfew does not quell unrest

Local News

Ferguson decision shines light on race relation issues in Canada, activists say

| Pam Seatle and Christine Chubb

Community activists say Canadians are kidding themselves if they think work doesn't need to be done on race relations here at home. Video (6)

Dariusz Kisielewski

Local News

Former Toronto police officer convicted of making child porn gets 6 years in prison

| Tammie Sutherland and Toronto staff

He is also being ordered to a sex offender treatment program. (2)

A tree downed on Nov. 24 in a severe wind storm. CITYNEWS/Peter Dworschak.

Local News

Tips on how to assess and care for damaged trees

| Showwei Chu

Homeowners may be left to clean up the mess and wondering if their trees need help.

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

Local News

Ontario launches review of ‘dysfunctional’ TDSB

| Michael Talbot

The review will look at the board's operational issues and governance structure. Video (2)

Radio presenter Jian Ghomeshi arrives at CBC's Toronto studios for the recording of the 'Canada for Haiti' benefit show on Jan. 22, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Local News National

Ghomeshi withdraws $55M lawsuit against CBC, broadcaster says

| Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

Ghomeshi was fired by the public broadcaster last month amid allegations of "abusive behaviour" from numerous women. Video (2)