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Christopher Husbands tells trial of brutal beating that led to Eaton Centre shooting: DiManno

Posted by Oped 15 hours ago Toronto Star| christopher husbands tells trial brutal beating led eaton centre shooting dimanno All
http://www.thestar.com — It was clearly supposed to be a booty call.It turned into a vicious beating instead.Christopher Husbands says he came knocking on the door, expecting a birthday celebration with his on-and-off lover, a woman not only quite a lot older but the mother of a friend from the ’hood.There was no answer but he could see a shifting of shadow behind the peephole suggesting movement.“I know sh Read More
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Milton neighbours linked for life by liver donation

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http://www.thestar.com — Erica Tomlinson and Renee Ly are no longer neighbours, but they share an unbreakable bond: the same liver. It has been a year since Tomlinson, 22, selflessly donated most of her liver to Ly, 39, who was living next door in Milton.In 2009, Ly was diagnosed with the rare liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis. Within a few years, the disease was attacking her spleen, heart and lymph nodes. Be Read More
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Valanciunas, DeRozan spark Raptors past Suns

Posted by Oped 15 hours ago Toronto Star| valanciunas derozan spark raptors suns All
http://www.thestar.com — It is one of those magical, unexplainable times in the course of a franchise’s history, a stretch where everything goes right, everyone feels invincible and the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.It’s difficult to break down into Xs and Os because they don’t really matter. It’s heart and drive and belief, and the Raptors simply have it in spades right now.& Read More
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Pat Quinn legacy built on respect: Feschuk

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http://www.thestar.com — It’s a level of competitive assumption that fans of the Maple Leafs haven’t been able to make for most of a decade. When Pat Quinn was coach, Toronto’s NHL team prepared for a new season by pencilling in multiple playoff rounds for the purposes of financial projections.And Quinn, favouring a style of game that combined speed and skill with veteran toughness, rarely failed to Read More
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Health Minister Eric Hoskins punts to attorney general on use of Motherisk hair tests

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http://www.thestar.com — Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins acknowledged it is “valid” to be asking questions about child welfare cases that relied on hair drug tests performed at the Motherisk laboratory.But he said answers about an unknown number of such cases should come from the Attorney General, not his ministry. Hoskins was asked Monday at Queen’s Park about the doubts lingering over years&#x Read More
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Ontario Tory leadership candidates urge party to broaden support base

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http://www.thestar.com — Ousted leader Tim Hudak campaigned against aid to companies as “corporate welfare” but it’s back on the table for Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives.“We have to be open-minded,” leadership candidate and Barrie MP Patrick Brown told the party’s first debate in Sudbury on Monday night, taking aim at objections to aid for the struggling auto industry Read More
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Rouge Valley hospital clerk charged with misusing confidential patients records

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http://www.thestar.com — A Scarborough hospital employee alleged to have sold the confidential medical records of birthing mothers to financial companies has been charged with selling securities without a licence.Shaida Bandali, a former clerk at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital, was charged by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) with the “quasi-criminal” offence of “misusing” as many as 8, Read More
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Plasma company takes $400 million expansion out of Ontario

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http://www.thestar.com — A company that has tried to establish three pay-for-plasma operations in the Greater Toronto Area says it’s halting a $400 million expansion planned for Ontario and taking it to western Canada due to this province’s intention to ban paid blood donations.Toronto-based Canadian Plasma Resources says it had planned to open 10 plasma collection centres in Ontario, along with a plant tha Read More
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