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Vaughan dog dies after eating poison-laced kibble

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http://www.thestar.com — York Regional Police are looking for witnesses after they say a dog was poisoned in Vaughan last month.Coca, a six-year-old beagle-pug mix, became “violently ill” on Nov. 25 after eating pet treats scattered around a mailbox on Shawbridge Blvd, police said in a news release Thursday.The next morning, Coca was too weak to walk. A veterinarian said her symptoms were consistent with po Read More
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Frustrated by cabbie protests? Good, that’s the point: Cole

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http://www.thestar.com — Toronto deserves three stars (out of a possible four) for its convincing performance of outrage during Wednesday’s traffic-halting taxi demonstration. We’re classically trained to scoff at public protest, to say its practitioners are driving us away instead of winning us over. But I have to hold back on that last star. While our acting is world-class, the storyline — the one Read More
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Expect maple and celebs at Obama’s state dinner for Trudeau

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http://www.thestar.com — WASHINGTON—Barack Obama plans to hold a White House state dinner for Justin Trudeau at some point in the new year. It’s a rare honour: Obama has hosted only nine of the opulent dinners, and no Canadian prime minister has been feted since Bill Clinton hosted Jean Chrétien in 1997. Here’s how these shindigs tend to go down.Food: Four or five courses, sometimes prepared by Read More
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Wynne joining Trudeau to welcome Syrian refugees at Pearson airport

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http://www.thestar.com — Premier Kathleen Wynne will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in throwing out the welcome mat for Syrian refugees.“Tonight I will be going to Pearson Airport help welcome the first plane carrying Syrian refugees who will settle in Ontario over the coming months,” Wynne told reporters at Queen’s Park on Thursday.“Arriving in a new country will no doubt be an exciting b Read More
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To the newcomers from Syria: Welcome to Canada: Editorial

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http://www.thestar.com — Welcome to Canada. Ahlan wa sahlan. You’re with family now. And your presence among us makes our Christmas season of peace and joy just that much brighter. The people of Toronto are honoured to greet the very first group of 25,000 Syrians who will be arriving in this country in the next few months, and who have chosen to make a new life here. It’s been a long trek, but you are no l Read More
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Calgary Hitmen hockey fans break toy toss record

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http://www.thestar.com — It took 37 minutes for seven trucks and vans to collect all of the stuffed animals thrown onto the ice in Calgary for a Calgary Hitmen game in the Western Hockey League on Sunday afternoon.When they were finally tallied, the number of stuffed animals was set at a record 28,815 — more than one for the sellout crowd of 19,289 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome.The stuffed animals were Christm Read More
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Police crack 2012 Liberty Village murder case with help of social media

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http://www.thestar.com — Toronto police have arrested a suspect in the 2012 murder of Mike Pimentel.Pimentel, 24, was stabbed to death early on New Year’s Day after leaving a party in Liberty Village.Shawn Poirier, of Calgary, was taken into police custody last Thursday and returned to Toronto earlier this week. Acting Supt. Greg McLane said the men were not known to each other. News of the arrest comes about a ye Read More
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Taxi drivers to meet with police chief Friday

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http://www.thestar.com — Taxi drivers don’t plan on disrupting traffic Friday, says a spokesperson for the enraged cabbies who was granted an audience with Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders.Sam Moini, a taxi fleet operator who has emerged as a spokesperson for taxi drivers who want to end UberX, said he and other representatives from the industry have a meeting scheduled with Saunders on Friday around noon to dis Read More
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