Police release photo of sexual assault suspect in Scarborough

Posted on October 3rd, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

Toronto police released a security camera photo of a suspect on Wednesday after a woman says she was sexually assaulted in Scarborough last month. The woman got off a TTC bus at Morningside Ave. and Sewells Rd., on Sept. 20 at 8:35 p.m. As she walked on Sewells Rd. towards Fawcett Tr., she declined a […]

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Police release photos of suspects after man brutally beaten outside downtown Toronto pub

Posted on October 1st, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

Toronto police are seeking the public’s help after a group of men brutally attacked a 27-year-old man after they were kicked out of a downtown pub last month. Two groups of men were removed from the bar, near Madison Ave. and Bloor St. W., at 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 23 following an altercation over a […]

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Wide open Scarborough North race draws diverse array of candidates

Posted on September 30th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

The Star identified several “Wards to Watch” in a 47-ward election. Now that new legislation has made it a 25-ward election, we have determined all of the wards are worth watching. This is one in a series of articles. The election is Oct. 22. Advance voting begins Oct. 10. When Maggie Chi’s parents were deciding […]

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Sherman murder probe obtains seven more search warrants

Posted on September 30th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

Toronto homicide detectives have obtained seven more search warrants as part of their investigation into the targeted double murders of billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman, court documents show. “The investigation is still active and ongoing,” Detective Dennis Yim told a Toronto court last week during a hearing in which the Star was seeking information […]

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Sidewalk Labs launches research grants to study human behaviour

Posted on September 30th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

How can behaviour-based incentives encourage people to use green bins and recycle more? Sidewalk Labs, the firm behind the proposed “city of the future” on Toronto’s eastern waterfront, wants to know. In mid-September, 10 grants of between $10,000 and $15,000 each were awarded to research teams at several universities in Toronto and the surrounding area, […]

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Health Canada issues warning on potentially faulty EpiPens

Posted on September 29th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

OTTAWA—Health Canada is warning that some EpiPens may not slide out of their tubes easily, possibly delaying emergency treatment. The agency says it was advised by Pfizer Canada about the issue, which it says affects some EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injector devices. Health Canada warns that the problem could delay or prevent emergency treatment, possibly […]

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Ontario to increase mercury disability payments to affected First Nations

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

By The Canadian Press Fri., Sept. 28, 2018 The Ontario government says it is moving to ensure people who receive mercury disability payments are properly compensated by retroactively indexing payments to the rate of inflation. The government says more than 200 people in the First Nations communities of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong receive the payments, […]

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Ontario to increase mercury disability payments to affected First Nations

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

By The Canadian Press Fri., Sept. 28, 2018 The Ontario government says it is moving to ensure people who receive mercury disability payments are properly compensated by retroactively indexing payments to the rate of inflation. The government says more than 200 people in the First Nations communities of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong receive the payments, […]

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Waterloo Region’s high schools prepare for the arrival of legal cannabis

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

WATERLOO REGION—Waterloo Region’s high schools are getting ready for legalized cannabis next month, as some administrators express concern about new rules that will make marijuana easier to buy and smoke in public. Both the local public and Catholic school boards say they’ll continue to treat marijuana like alcohol after Oct. 17, meaning students can’t use […]

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Expand after-school spaces for youth to stem violence, Toronto councillor urges

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

The city can fill in the gaps in the availability of after-school youth spaces in neighbourhoods from Etobicoke to Scarborough — putting almost every Toronto youth within two kilometres of such a safe environment — at a cost of $3.1 million, a new proposal from a city councillor shows. The pitch, developed as one of […]

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