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GTA police and OPP launch highway awareness campaign

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http://www.thestar.com — GTA and provincial police forces kicked off a four-day long public awareness campaign Wednesday about the leading causes of death and injuries on highways.Operation Shield is a joint initiative by Toronto Police, York Regional Police and the OPP to crack down on the “Big 4” dangers to drivers on highways: aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and not wearing seatb Read More
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What Canada can do about Ebola

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http://www.thestar.com — Viruses have a way of revealing our weaknesses — individually and collectively. Peter Piot, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, once said that another virus, HIV, had exposed the fault lines in society. Ebola has done the same.North Americans only woke up to the Ebola crisis when it became clear that the virus would reach our shores. Physicians like me have known about Ebola for mor Read More
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Olivia Chow's failure to connect with women: Hepburn

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http://www.thestar.com — One of the best days for Olivia Chow during this nine-month civic election marathon occurred two weeks ago when more than 60 prominent women released a joint statement endorsing Chow as Toronto’s next mayor.Chow’s entire platform “is based on a profound understanding of issues of concern to women — and that ‘women’s issues’ such as accessible, affo Read More
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Man jumps White House fence a month after last breach.

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http://www.thestar.com — WASHINGTON—A man was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service after jumping over the White House fence Wednesday as authorities were on heightened alert after shootings at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion.Uniformed Secret Service offic Read More
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Doug Ford calls Toronto Star reporter a ‘little bitch’

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http://www.thestar.com — Doug Ford (open Doug Ford's policard) called a Toronto Star reporter a “little bitch” as he left a mayoral debate on Wednesday night.Ford made the remark after expressing irritation with city hall reporter Jennifer Pagliaro during a post-debate media scrum.Ford repeated Pagliaro’s name and media affiliation several times during the scrum, using his preferred recent tactic for Read More
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Toronto man holds vigil honouring soldiers after deadly Ottawa attack

Posted by Oped 8 hours ago Toronto Star| toronto man holds vigil honouring soldiers deadly ottawa attack All
http://www.thestar.com — Mark Dewdney stood alone in the brisk fall air holding a flickering candle in front of the 48th Highlanders Memorial near Queen’s Park.It was a hastily-organized vigil Wednesday night, Dewdney’s way of honouring two soldiers killed this week on Canadian soil – including Cpl. Nathan Frank Cirillo, shot to death earlier in the day as he stood guard at Ottawa’s National W Read More
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Second hospital admits breach of Mayor Rob Ford’s privacy

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http://www.thestar.com — A spokesperson for Humber River Hospital has confirmed individuals gained “inappropriate access” to Mayor Rob Ford (open Rob Ford's policard)’s medical records. Gerard Power, director of public and corporate communications for the Toronto hospital, said in an emailed statement to the Star Wednesday night that “an investigation had shown that inappropriate access of his Read More
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Ottawa attack threatens to panic Canadians: Walkom

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http://www.thestar.com — What do we know about what has been called the unprecedented attack on Parliament that took place Wednesday?First, the attack was not unprecedented.In 1966, a Toronto man blew himself up in a washroom just outside the Commons chamber. He had been preparing to take out the entire government front bench with dynamite. But it exploded too early.Other legislatures have had their share of trouble, mos Read More
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