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Did Crown attorney accidentally steal juror’s heart?

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http://www.thestar.com — Ah, unrequited affection.Heartbreaking in most circumstances, but when it’s from a juror to the Crown attorney in a major drug case, it’s a much more serious matter.Meet Juror No. 6. Along with 11 others, she was tasked during a recent trial in Brampton with deciding the fates of two men, David Igbinoba and Ewah Godwin, who were charged with heroin offences.The men were found guilty Read More
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‘End of an era’ as Honest Ed’s 28th annual Christmastime turkey giveaway comes to an end

Posted by Oped 166 days ago Toronto Star| end era honest eds th annual christmastime turkey giveaway end All
http://www.thestar.com — It was the usual jubilant and generous affair. David Mirvish, flanked by Toronto’s mayor, police chief and other city glitterati, smiled and cooed “Merry Christmas!” as they ushered customers through a narrow corridor on the third floor of Honest Ed’s on Sunday morning with a pat on the shoulder — and a free, frozen bird. “We’re very lucky to be ab Read More
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Living nightmare for transgender inmate at all-male prison

Posted by Oped 166 days ago Toronto Star| living nightmare transgender inmate allmale prison All
http://www.thestar.com — Nastasia Laura Bilyk calls it a living nightmare. A transgender inmate, who identifies as a woman, is doing time in the all-male Mountain Institution, a federal prison located on the outskirts of Metro Vancouver.Now, she has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission in hopes of changing things for herself and for all transgender inmates. She wants to force federal prison officia Read More
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Fire consumes eight townhouse units in Brampton

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http://www.thestar.com — Parveen Thaper stood alone in her nightgown Saturday night and watched as the first house she’d bought in her 22 years in Canada was engulfed in flames. Her two children, who lived there with her, were away and her cat, Nunu, had fled. “There’s nothing left,” Thaper said through tears Sunday, as her two children comforted her.Hers was one of eight homes in a row of Bra Read More
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Remains found in woods belong to Quebec girl missing since 2007

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http://www.thestar.com — TROIS RIVIERES, QUE.—Eight years after she vanished near her home in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, nine-year-old Cedrika Provencher has finally been found.Quebec provincial police announced Saturday night that human remains discovered in the woods outside the city were those of Cedrika, who went missing on July 31, 2007.News of the discovery prompted an outpouring of condolences on social media, Read More
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DeRozan leads Raptors over visiting 76ers

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http://www.thestar.com — In they came with about seven minutes left, the closers who should have had an easy night but were pressed into action to seal the deal.DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are the lifeblood of the Raptors, and when their mates needed them, they answered again.After a group of backups had frittered away a lead, the team’s two best players keyed a game-ending 19-5 run as Toronto pulled away to dril Read More
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Why Americans support Donald Trump

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http://www.thestar.com — WASHINGTON—They share his suspicion of Muslims. They share his hostility to Hispanic illegal immigrants. But many Donald Trump supporters are angriest at a group of white Christians. Elected Republicans.The voters who have propelled the race-baiting billionaire to the top of the Republican presidential primary aren’t arch-conservative party loyalists. They’re right-leaning pe Read More
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Tickets to Canada booked for family of drowned Syrian boy

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http://www.thestar.com — VANCOUVER—The aunt of a Syrian toddler whose lifeless body pictured on a Mediterranean beach sparked worldwide outrage over a refugee crisis says the flights have been booked to bring some of her relatives to Canada.Tima Kurdi said her brother Mohammad Kurdi, along with his wife and five children, are scheduled to arrive into Vancouver the morning of Dec. 28.Mohammad is the uncle of Alan K Read More
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