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Respiratory virus suspected as Ontario children hospitalized

Posted by Oped 1 hour 15 minutes ago Toronto Star| respiratory virus suspected ontario children hospitalized All
http://www.thestar.com — A vicious respiratory virus suspected in the hospitalization of hundreds of children across North America has now reached Ontario.The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) confirmed Wednesday that four children have been infected with the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).All four patients have “completely recovered and gone home,” CHEO’s communications manager Eva Scha Read More
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Chow says ‘racial profiling’ must end, Tory says he’d constrain spending growth

Posted by Oped 1 hour 15 minutes ago Toronto Star| chow racial profiling end tory hed constrain spending growth All
http://www.thestar.com — Olivia Chow and John Tory held a sedate debate Wednesday afternoon in front of the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy at the august National Club on Bay St. They took turns speaking. A roundup:Policing Chow emphatically opposed the police stop-and-document practice known as carding, which disproportionately affects visible minorities. The frequency of carding has plu Read More
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Math scores down, reading up, in GTA schools

Posted by Oped 1 hour 15 minutes ago Toronto Star| math scores down reading up gta schools All
http://www.thestar.com — Grade 3 and 6 students across Greater Toronto continue to make improvements in reading and writing, but math remains a struggle, the latest round of standardized tests show.Results from the Education Quality and Accountability Office, released Wednesday for the literacy and numeracy tests held last spring, showed slightly more than half of all Grade 6 students are meeting provincial standards &#x Read More
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Two men charged with murder in beating death of 60-year-old man

Posted by Oped 1 hour 15 minutes ago Toronto Star| two men charged murder beating death yearold man All
http://www.thestar.com — Two men formerly sought by police have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with an assault that left a 60-year-old Toronto man dead last week.According to police, Jamal Abdinasir Hassan, 22, and Gonffa Krow, 20, surrendered to officers at 23 Division on Sept. 15 for their alleged involvement in a fight that broke out near Dundas St. W. and Mabelle Ave. area on Sept. 11.When offic Read More
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Ebola, not Putin or terrorism, is the real threat: Walkom

Posted by Oped 1 hour 15 minutes ago Toronto Star| ebola putin terrorism real threat walkom All
http://www.thestar.com — The gravest threat facing Canada and the world today is not terrorism.Nor is it Russian President Vladimir Putin.The gravest threat is a deadly virus known as Ebola. It is leapfrogging across West Africa at an accelerating rate.It has killed almost 2,500 and is expected to kill thousands more.Left unchecked, it is only a matter of time until the virus reaches North America. Given the incubation p Read More
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How to unlock beer and booze sales in Ontario: Cohn

Posted by Oped 1 hour 16 minutes ago Toronto Star| how unlock beer booze sales ontario cohn All
http://www.thestar.com — Why does buying alcohol remain such a bizarre experience in this province, without parallel on the planet?A sobering new report by the C.D. Howe Institute offers a fascinating history lesson on Ontario’s labyrinthine beer and booze distribution system, which remains frozen in time. Ever since the post-prohibition era, Ontario politicians have blended social morality with a monopoly mentali Read More
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Scottish referendum different than those in Quebec: Siddiqui

Posted by Oped 1 hour 16 minutes ago Toronto Star| scottish referendum quebec siddiqui All
http://www.thestar.com — When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the Toronto Star was the first newspaper in North America to call for the recognition of Ukraine and other former Soviet territories as independent states. During the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, a similar call went out for the recognition, among others, of Macedonia. Similarly, Kosovo deserved its independence. Those judgments, which proved prescient, w Read More
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Heritage minister denies political interference with rights museum

Posted by Oped 1 hour 16 minutes ago Toronto Star| heritage minister denies political interference rights museum All
http://www.thestar.com — WINNIPEG — The office of Heritage Minister Shelly Glover says there was nothing untoward in a request to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to provide a complete list of exhibits that refer to the Government of Canada.With only days left until the museum’s official opening, Glover visited the museum and made the request that entailed staff collecting information on dozens of exhib Read More
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