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Woman, 74, dead, man, 76, critically injured after being struck by van

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| woman dead man critically injured struck van All — A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after being struck by a van in the city’s east-end Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Toronto EMS said they responded to the call around 4:40 p.m. at the intersection of Victoria Park and O’Connor Dr. Paramedics rushed the 74-year-old woman to hospital in life-threatening condition, where she was pronounced dead a short time Read More
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Canada’s electronic spy agency gets passing grade from watchdog

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| canadas electronic spy agency passing grade watchdog All — OTTAWA—The federal watchdog of Canada’s top-secret electronic spy agency has given the Communications Security Establishment a clean report card with a few recommendations for improvement.In his first report, Jean-Pierre Plouffe, the retired military judge who currently serves as Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment, sets out to allay Canadian fears following th Read More
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Emergency response to Ebola outbreak lacks leadership, Canadian aid official says

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| emergency response ebola outbreak lacks leadership canadian aid official says All — Five months have passed since the Ebola virus was first confirmed in West Africa — but according to a top aid official, the emergency response is still leaderless and suffering from a kind of “Ebola psychosis” that has made the global community reluctant to join the front-line fight.The unprecedented Ebola epidemic has now caused 2,473 reported cases and 1,350 deaths across f Read More
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Manhunt underway in PEI after two people shot

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| manhunt underway pei people shot All — A manhunt is underway for a suspect who allegedly shot two people near the small town of Montague, on Prince Edward Island, according to the RCMP. Police have set up road blocks south of Montague, which is 45 minutes east of Charlottetown, the province’s capital. The Guardian newspaper in Charlottetown is reporting that a father and a son were found shot to death at the father’s hom Read More
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Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard upset at Connecticut Open

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| canadas eugenie bouchard upset connecticut open All — NEW HAVEN, CONN.—Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open.Bouchard, who played with her left thigh wrapped, lost 6-2, 6-2 to Australian Samantha Stosur.Wozniacki, the fourth seed, was beaten 6-4, 6-2 by Camila Giorgi of Italy.Giorgi will play Read More
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Blue Jays mathematically in, but realistically out of playoff race: Griffin

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| blue jays mathematically in realistically playoff race griffin All — It may be tough to stomach for Blue Jays fans, but this 2014 championship season is effectively over in terms of the team’s playoff hopes.The Jays’ collapse is historic.This season will mark the first time a Jays team that climbed so many games above .500 and rose so many games ahead in their division has failed to make the AL playoffs. The playoff drought will stretch to 21 years.T Read More
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John Tory slams Olivia Chow’s response to operative’s ‘segregationist’ tweet

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| john tory slams olivia chows response operatives segregationist tweet All — One of Olivia Chow’s senior operatives alleged Tuesday that John Tory’s transit proposal is “segregationist.” He apologized on Wednesday — but Tory said the real problem is Chow’s own tepid reaction.Warren Kinsella, who runs the so-called “war room” for Chow’s mayoral campaign, made the contested comment on Twitter. He also posted a m Read More
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Halifax man says he felt ‘humiliated’ by extra questioning by Air Canada agents

Posted by Oped 9 hours ago Toronto Star| halifax man felt humiliated extra questioning air canada agents All — Mohamed Yaffa said he found it annoying when he was asked to show more ID and go through extra questioning in March 2010 at an Air Canada counter because of his name. By June of that year, when he said he was facing the process for the sixth time, he found it not just annoying, but incredibly humiliating. “They said it’s about my name, but I don’t know what is wrong with my n Read More
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