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

Cameras, more Tasers recommended in report on Toronto Police policies

| Amanda Ferguson

The report contains 84 recommendations.


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

| Toronto staff

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

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

National World

5 Canadians on Air Algerie flight that disappeared from radar: official

| Aomar Ouali, The Associated Press

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

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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

Fighting raged on Thursday in Gaza as Israel said it needed more time to eradicate cross-border tunnels used by Hamas for attacks, while the Palestinian Islamists demanded the blockade on the Gaza Strip be lifted. Israeli tanks and soldiers were seen moving into Gaza, as smoke billowed after explosions in the coastal enclave. The death Read the Rest of the Entry

GTA getting 2 new area codes

Local News

416 phone numbers fetching big bucks

| Toronto staff

416 phone numbers ran out in 2006. (2)

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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. (6)

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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.

Sammy Yatim, 18, was killed July 27, 2013.


Lethal force report sparked by Toronto police killing of Yatim out Thursday

| Diana Pereira

The report comes amid a lawsuit against the police by Sammy Yatim's family. (2)

Local News

Legendary sportscaster Bill Stephenson dies

| Marlane Oliver

Stephenson was a popular broadcast personality for decades.


Air Canada cancels Tel Aviv flight due to Gaza conflict

| Toronto staff

It's the second day in a row that the airline has cancelled its flights to and from Tel Aviv. Video

A York Regional Police badge is shown in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

Local News

Father charged for allegedly leaving children in hot car

| Showwei Chu

The father was arrested and charged with leaving a child unattended under the Child and Family Services Act.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by OJO Images / Rex Features.

Local News

4 Toronto companies fined for violating telemarketing rules

| The Canadian Press

More than 12 million people are registered on the National Do Not Call List, which was launched in 2008. (2)

File photo of a police officer marking off a crime scene. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles-Antoine Auger


Crime and murder rates continue to fall: Statistics Canada

| The Canadian Press

The homicide rate was at its lowest level since 1966, at 1.44 victims per 100,000 population.

Anti-Semitic graffiti found sprayed on Thornhill bus shelter

Local News

Police investigate anti-Semitic vandalism in Thornhill

| Patricia D'Cunha

This latest incident comes on the heels off vandalism at an Islamic centre in the same area early this week.

Fatal crash on Hwy. 401 claims one life

Local News

Man dies in single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 401

| Patricia D'Cunha

The westbound Highway 401 off-ramp to Keele has reopened.