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CHCH TV announces massive layoffs as part of restructuring plan

Posted by Oped 679 days ago Toronto Star| chch tv announces massive layoffs restructuring plan All — At least 129 full-time employees and close to 30 part-timers have been let go as part of a massive restructuring of local news at CHCH TV.A newsroom staffer says the number of cuts was announced in a meeting with senior management Friday.Of that group, 71 people have reportedly been offered new jobs, but it’s unclear in what capacity.With the changes, CHCH is expected to reduce its local p Read More
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Police tout bust of massive SUV-theft ring

Posted by Oped 679 days ago Toronto Star| police tout bust massive suvtheft ring All — Toronto Police have laid 640 charges after an investigation into a vehicle-theft ring alleged to have stolen 500 luxury SUVs, investigators said in a conference Friday. About 175 officers were part of 36 simultaneous raids Thursday that seized an estimated 200 vehicles, 179 of them already in shipping containers to be sent to Africa. “I truly believe this is the biggest operation that we h Read More
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Justin Trudeau Vogue photo enrages the slobs: Mallick

Posted by Oped 679 days ago Toronto Star| justin trudeau vogue photo enrages slobs mallick All — If only this could be the last word on Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau and Justin Trudeau appearing in a painterly marital portrait in Vogue Magazine this week. But I suspect the two will again appear in public while attractive, and again the dogs will bark.Vogue has long done words-and-photos profiles of political couples — witness the Obamas — but it’s unusual to see Canadians Read More
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ISIS claims responsibility for Syria suicide attacks that killed at least 26

Posted by Oped 679 days ago Toronto Star| isis claims responsibility syria suicide attacks killed All — BEIRUT—The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Friday for triple suicide bombings in northern Syria that killed at least 26 people and wounded 90, underscoring its ability to launch attacks in areas that it has lost to rival groups.The extremist group said in a statement posted online that the attacks in the predominantly Kurdish province of Hassakeh targeted offices of the main Kur Read More
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Shots downtown send victim to hospital in possible drive-by

Posted by Oped 679 days ago Toronto Star| shots downtown send victim hospital driveby All — One person has been rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after a drive-by shooting near Peter St. and King St on Friday afternoon. Toronto Police said that at least 10 shots were fired from a silver car at an occupant in another car around 4:15 p.m. The victim was pulled from the vehicle and loaded into an ambulance. James Craig, who lives near Wellington St, was walking his dog at Ad Read More
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Sammy Yatim still a threat after taking 8 bullets, court hears

Posted by Oped 679 days ago Toronto Star| sammy yatim threat bullets court hears All — Even after Sammy Yatim had collapsed from being struck by eight hollow-point bullets, it appeared as though the teenager still posed a threat, a Toronto police officer testified Friday.Const. Robert Furyk was among the Toronto police officers responding to a call about a man with the knife on a streetcar around midnight on July 26, 2013. He arrived on scene just as Forcillo was firing nine shots Read More
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Raptors can’t buck inconsistent trend, but still win

Posted by Oped 679 days ago Toronto Star| raptors cant buck inconsistent trend win All — It first showed itself to the Raptors in the second quarter of their date with the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, a golden opportunity to put their stamp on what wasn’t much of a contest at that point. The Bucks looked absolutely horrid — turnovers piling up, their chemistry eroding with each failed possession. Passes zipped through the key far off their targets, easy put-back bas Read More
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New down payment rules unlikely to cool GTA market

Posted by Oped 679 days ago Toronto Star| new payment rules cool gta market All — Ottawa has unveiled its most targeted effort yet to try and cool the country’s two hottest real estate markets — Toronto and Vancouver — but any temperature drop is likely to be insignificant, according to housing experts.In fact, the announcement Friday that higher down payments will be required as of February 15 on government-insured mortgages between $500,000 and $1 millio Read More
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