In major shift, federal government looks to settle in ‘60s Scoop lawsuit

Toronto Star News - February 1, 2020 - 17:17

The change comes after years of litigation and before a judge prepared to rule on the $1.3-billion class action suit.
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Calgary’s Adult Source stores branching out into weed industry

Toronto Star News - 42 min 22 sec ago

The chain’s four outlets in the city started building out their stock of cannabis paraphernalia in April 2017, after noticing their customers also tended to use marijuana.
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Trump wasn’t given cost estimate for military parade, according to Pentagon

Toronto Star News - 46 min 23 sec ago

“The president was not briefed by any member of the Department of Defense on any cost associated with the parade,” Col. Rob Manning told reporters at the Pentagon.
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This Ontario city wants you to visit Canada's largest telescope

CBC Canadian Headlines - 50 min 36 sec ago

Randy Attwood remembers visiting the David Dunlap Observatory for the first time as an eight-year-old boy and feeling awestruck as he looked up at the towering 1.88-metre reflector telescope.

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Alphabet soup of law enforcement, public safety agencies respond to annual 'Float Down' event

CBC Canadian Headlines - 52 min 10 sec ago

Thousands of people participated in the unsanctioned event, which involves people from both sides of the border floating down the St. Clair River in rafts better suited to the swimming pool.

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Sixty years later, Ottawa bank robber returns to the scene of the crime

Toronto Star News - 53 min 17 sec ago

Boyne Lester Johnston is now in his 80s, and the bank he robbed is now an upscale restaurant. On a visit this month, the “Champagne Kid” reminisced about the 1958 heist and his fleeting fame.
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Minnesota company offers ‘fur-ternity leave’ for new pet owners

Toronto Star News - 1 hour 18 min ago

The company offers new pet owners the ability to work from home for a week to welcome new dogs or cats.
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Training autism service dogs takes two years. But they’re not always allowed in public spaces

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 8 min ago

Trainer Deanna Allain hopes for a law change to make it easier for service dog trainees to get access to places in Ontario.
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Some Toronto councillors waiting for court ruling before registering again to run

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 15 min ago

City hall’s election office opened Monday for council and school board trustee candidates to register again, this time under new ward boundaries.
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Black, Indigenous students in Durham get a head start on kindergarten

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 22 min ago

Pilot project sees DDSB run special versions of Great Beginnings preschool program
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Policy convention gives Andrew Scheer a chance to change the channel

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 36 min ago

Conservative leader will shift the focus to policies that might help his party win next year’s election, and away from questions about Maxime Bernier.
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Woman running against Giorgio Mammoliti says his ‘cockroaches’ comment shows Jane-Finch needs ‘better representation’

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 39 min ago

Raised in Firgrove’s public housing, school board trustee Tiffany Ford is challenging Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti for his council seat.
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Police identify teen killed in stabbing near Sherway Gardens Mall

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 43 min ago

Jack Meldrum, 15, from Mississauga was stabbed Saturday and transported to hospital, where he later died. Toronto police arrested a 15-year-old boy on Monday and charged him with second-degree murder.
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Advocates and community members open pop-up overdose prevention site in Parkdale

Toronto Star News - 3 hours 3 min ago

The site was organized in response to the Ontario government’s decision to scrap a legally sanctioned and funded site that was expected to open last week at the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre.
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Greeks see little cause for joy as 8-year bailout era ends

Toronto Star News - 3 hours 11 min ago

Greece’s eight-year crisis will be over as its third and last bailout program ends Monday, but with a drop in average income, higher taxes and high rates of clinical depression, many greeks are finding little cause for celebration.
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Python discovered at Windsor recycling plant

CBC Canadian Headlines - 3 hours 18 min ago

A worker at the EWSWA recycling plant — just off of Central Avenue on North Service Road East — found a python on the weekend, prompting a visit from the Windsor-Essex Humane Society.

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'It just snowballed' as more than 100 volunteers help in harvest after Sask. farmer's death

CBC Canadian Headlines - 3 hours 37 min ago

Twenty combines and drivers, along with around 100 spectators and volunteers joined forces to harvest Brian Williams' crop of durum wheat near Milestone, Sask.

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Kim Jong-un focuses on economy as nuclear talks with U.S. stall

Toronto Star News - 5 hours 19 min ago

Since late June, Kim has devoted almost all of his public activities to visiting factories, farms and construction sites, rather than the military units and weapons test sites that he frequented last year.
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Trump team in the dark over White House lawyer interviews with Mueller

Toronto Star News - 5 hours 40 min ago

Don McGahn’s lawyer has offered only a limited accounting of what McGahn told the investigators, according to two people close to the president.
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Ottawa raises cap on parent sponsorship, ends lottery system

Toronto Star News - 5 hours 42 min ago

Ottawa will raise the annual quota for parent/grandparent sponsorship to 20,000 and start processing applications on a first-come-first-served basis in 2019.
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