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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)

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

National

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. (3)

Jail Generic

National

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.

National

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.

National

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

National

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.

A tent is set up for Ford Fest 2013. CITYNEWS

Local News Politics

Ford Fest denied liquor licence, attracts ombudsman attention

| Toronto staff

The Scarborough event will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (14)

Upgraded transportation operations centre opened in Toronto

Local News

City opens upgraded transportation management centre

| Toronto staff

Mayor Rob Ford joined staff at Toronto Transportation Services for the announcement. Video

Local News

Road closures in Toronto: July 24-27

| Toronto staff

A list of road closures and transit disruptions in Toronto due to construction and events. Video (3)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper comments on the situation in Ukraine, in Toronto on March 3, 2014. HANDOUT/PMO/Jason Ransom

National

PMO says ‘difficulty to imagine’ why Harper would testify in Duffy trial

| The Canadian Press

Spokesman Jason MacDonald says in an email that the PMO has responded "fully and freely" to requests for assistance from RCMP investigators.

Karen Duffy

National

Mike Duffy reaches out to Peruvian woman who claims to be his daughter

| Jonathon Gatehouse and Melinda Maldonado

Karen Duffy tells Maclean’s she received a Facebook message from the disgraced Senator on Tuesday. Video (1)

Pedestrian safety concerns raised over Eglinton LRT construction

Local News

Concerns about pedestrian safety raised over Eglinton LRT construction

| Christine Chubb and Shauna Hunt

Metrolinx spokesperson Jamie Robinson said they have received several calls from concerned commuters and that adjustments will be made as necessary. Video (2)

Andray Domise is a candidate running in Ward 2 Etobicoke North, which is currently held by Coun. Doug Ford. COURTESY: Twitter

Local News

Andray Domise a fresh face in Ford ward of Etobicoke North

| Showwei Chu

There are 12 candidates vying for the seat, which is currently held by Coun. Doug Ford and previously held by the mayor for a decade. Video (11)