Page Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:49 AM ET

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GTA - Go Transit Lakeshore West line closed for Tuesday morning rush hour between Aldershot and Hamilton - Service interrupted as protestors continue to block train tracks in support of the Wet'suwet'en nation.

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GTA -- 'This is really just the beginning.' Canadian #silencebreaker Erika Rosenbaum says after Weinstein verdict

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Federal Politics -- Alberta pushes to kill Liberal plan to enshrine UN declaration on Indigenous rights

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Politics - Opinion - Heather Scoffield: The climate debate is tearing Canada apart, and that's a failure of leadership

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Business -- Dow industrials close 1,000 points lower as coronavirus cases mount

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Heather Mallick -- Harvey Weinstein the beast is finally behind bars

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Shree Paradkar -- Police removal of Tyendinaga Mohawk is a thumbnail in the violent mosaic of Canadian colonization

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Martin Regg Cohn -- With Indigenous tensions rising, Doug Ford's rhetoric overreaches

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Emma Teitel -- Discrimination at Toronto pizza shop shows society still has a long way to go

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Crown opens case into first-degree murder of electrical engineer Nnamdi Ogba -- Three men accused of ambushing Nnamdi Ogba and shooting him five times as he walked to his car in the parking lot of a Toronto Community Housing complex in northwest Toronto.

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Tribunal delivers landmark victory to Ontario midwives in years-long pay-equity battle -- Human rights tribunal orders Ford government to hike Ontario midwives' pay due to long-standing gender discrimination.

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Say goodbye to the warm weather. Freezing rain and up to 15 cm of snow to hit Toronto -- Precipitation will start to build up early Wednesday morning, says Environment Canada.

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Solidarity blockades snarl trains in Hamilton, traffic in Caledonia -- GO trains halted between Aldershot and Hamilton due to Wet'suwet'en protest on tracks.

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New City of Toronto rules have no mandatory in-car training for Uber and Lyft drivers -- The requirements, spelled out in a city document posted online earlier this month, say training may be in-person, online or by video. Safety advocates say in-person training must be mandatory.

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City's outside workers table new offer, want to keep job protection -- Mayor John Tory says he wants to see a "timely" resolution, adding the deal must fair for both employees and taxpayers.

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TTC fare evasion tickets have skyrocketed in last five years. This is how the crackdown breaks down -- In 2015, 2,477 tickets were issued; in 2019, the tally of tickets handed out to fare cheaters stood at 19,871 — an increase of almost 800 per cent.

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Entire Tory caucus was 'supportive' of making changes to Ontario's licence plates -- Premier Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives are standing by the decision to introduce the new blue Ontario plates — and admitting the controversial change was a team effort.

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Inside this Aurora home is a nuclear bunker meant for Toronto politicians in the '60s -- "Aurora's Diefenbunker" was to be the control centre for Toronto in the event of a nuclear attack during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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The Zamboni driver did the Maple Leafs a favour by delivering a reality check -- The only good thing from a Leafs perspective is that they can never be accused of making the playoffs because they beat up on an emergency backup goalie.

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A Black teenager recorded his own arrest. Now two Halifax police officers face an investigation -- Teen's mother says he suffered concussion and bruises after Halifax police officers arrested him outside of Bedford Place Mall

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OPP arrest protesters while removing rail blockades on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory -- The barricades were a response to a move by the RCMP to clear protesters who had been blocking access to a Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline work site on Wet'suwet'en territory in northern British Columbia.

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Jason Kenney's Quebec gambit? Alberta premier calls for autonomy, side-steps separatist sentiment -- Alberta Premier blamed the Trudeau government for weakening national unity in Canada and then promised to work toward more autonomy for Alberta.

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This story of a whistleblower ignored helped kick off B.C.'s money-laundering inquiry -- The B.C. government ordered the independent inquiry after multiple reports found that real-estate markets, casinos, race tracks and even universities, were laundromats for criminal finances.

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OPP's removal of Tyendinaga barricade 'changes the dynamic' in Wet'suwet'en crisis, mediator says -- Former NDP MP "living on the phone" as he tries to facilitate conversations between Wet'suwet'en people, governments as tensions remain high.

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Alberta to bring in stiff penalties against 'riots' on railways amid Wet'suwet'en protests -- Teck Resources Ltd. publicly announced Sunday it would be pulling out its application for $20.6-billion oilsands project in northern Alberta.

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Trudeau revisits blackface embarrassment during Black History Month -- The prime minister reflected on the "dumb choices" he made when he donned blackface and brownface multiple times in younger days.

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Indigenous MPPs: Why we won't sing 'God Save the Queen' at Queen's Park today -- We see the revival of "God Save the Queen" in the provincial legislature as a regressive shift from the aims of reconciliation to a past that not only condoned, but glorified, the brutality of colonialism and the erasure of Indigenous cultures, languages and bodies.

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Government urged to increase diversity at top of federal public service -- The call comes as Black public servants gather in the national capital today to discuss the unique challenges they face in the workplace and how to overcome them.

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Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape, sexual assault in landmark #MeToo moment -- Disgraced Hollywood producer guilty of criminal sex act and third-degree rape, but not guilty on most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, that could have resulted in a life sentence

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Kobe Bryant's widow sues helicopter operator for deaths -- The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight.

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On Russia-China border, life and commerce frozen by coronavirus -- With the border now closed on orders from Moscow, cross-border commerce has all ground to a halt, leaving the city frozen in limbo.

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German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30 -- No deaths have been reported in the crash in Volkmarsen, about 280 kilometres southwest of Berlin, and the driver was arrested.

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When arguments go unresolved how does a couple move forward: Ask Ellie -- A couple with young kids fights and rarely makes up, but neither want a divorce.

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Doctors rejected a woman for a liver transplant because of drinking. Then they learned her bladder was brewing alcohol -- The findings have implications for programs that test urine for alcohol, including addiction treatment and transplant programs.

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Keep your new puppy on the right track with these tips -- Don't play too rough or overdo the treats, but do provide plenty of exercise and keep things consistent.

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Dave Feschuk: Maple Leafs enter the great unknown after Dubas lets trade deadline pass quietly -- The way Kyle Dubas has constructed this team amounts to an experiment. The stretch run, and hopefully the playoffs, is the only meaningful test lab. Overreacting to a recent slide would be unbecoming for a GM who believes in his vision, Dave Feschuk writes.

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The Maple Leafs expect Jake Muzzin's $22.5M extension to deliver bang for the buck -- The math was simple for GM Kyle Dubas: The 31-year-old defenceman leads the team in hits and blocked shots, all Leafs blue-liners in takeaways. He's also a punishing checker and a leadership voice.

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Bring on the Bucks — the Raptors will be seeing a lot of the NBA leaders down the stretch -- The Raptors didn't just stop an NBA powerhouse in the Eastern Conference final. They stopped a team that was still very much on the rise. They'll renew hostilities Tuesday night at Scotiabank Arena.

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Gregor Chisholm: Yamaguchi strikes out in opening pitch for Blue Jays rotation -- Starter Shun Yamaguchi, still adjusting to a new league, was charged with three runs while recording just two outs in his spring debut against Atlanta on Monday.

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This 27-year-old project manager makes $70,000 and lives at home — but her commute takes up to two hours and she's $18,000 in debt. Can she save up enough to move out? -- Samantha worries about she'll ever be able to afford to live on her own in the city: "Will we have to wait for all the boomers to die at once and flood the market with their empty homes?"

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Lack of financing likely a key factor in shelving Frontier oil project, experts say -- Teck CEO blames Indigenous rights and climate change, but analysts note a huge drop in the price of oil and skittish lenders were also to blame.

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The RRSP deadline is coming soon — here's how to make your contribution work harder this year -- Contributing to an RRSP allows your retirement savings to grow tax-sheltered and can reduce the amount of tax you pay this year, writes Lesley-Anne Scorgie.

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Sarah Polley says Harvey Weinstein said a 'close relationship' with him would help her career because 'that's how it works' -- 'The only thing that shocked most people in the film industry about the Harvey Weinstein story was that suddenly, for some reason, people seemed to notice,' writes Sarah Polley, in an opinion piece that first ran in the New York Times.

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Is intermission dead? Lots of hit musicals and plays are now skipping them -- "Come From Away," "The Band's Visit" and the new Broadway revival of "West Side Story" are among recent shows forgoing the traditional break.

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'Jagged Little Pill' the musical offers a whole new generation permission to be angry -- For Carly Maga, both the 1995 Alanis Morissette album and the Broadway musical it spawned are personal — but she's happy to share them with women too young to remember the original songs.

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Teen vaping rates double in Ontario in just two years -- Between 2017 and 2019, use of electronic cigarettes jumped to 23 per cent from 11 per cent among Ontario students in Grades 7 to 12, according to anonymous survey of 14,142 students.

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Why are Ontarians possibly overpaying billions in auto insurance? -- The top 10 insurers earned higher profits for their auto insurance businesses in Ontario than all of their Canada-wide insurance operations combined between 2016 and 2018, a new report says.

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I went undercover as an Amazon delivery driver. Here's what I learned about the hidden costs of free shipping -- More than a million packages hit GTA doorsteps every single day. Star reporter Brendan Kennedy worked undercover with a courier contracted by the online retail giant to see how it actually gets its packages into people's hands hours after they've ordered.

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Health Canada seizes products that may pose 'serious health risks' from Etobicoke beauty store after Star investigation -- The six seized products were sold on shelves like other cosmetics, but they contained prescription drugs.

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Barry and Honey Sherman murder investigation has interviewed few witnesses in almost 2 years. Cops are focused on reviewing video and data to catch the killer -- Toronto police have been reviewing four terabytes of video surveillance obtained in the first week of the investigation and going through a "voluminous" amount of data related to the case.

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Under investigation, Durham Police chief wants court to remove administrator overseeing his force -- Ontario Civilian Police Commission says it's trying to protect the integrity of its ongoing probe of alleged corruption and abuse of power

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Milan Fashion Week struts on as coronavirus fears loom -- Controversial designer Giorgio Armani showed his collection "behind closed doors" while other brands renewed their focus on craft and tradition amid techlash.

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Prada brings in star designer Raf Simons to shake up look -- Simons, who was previously head designer at Calvin Klein and Christian Dior, will work side-by-side with iconic designer and co-CEO Miuccia Prada.

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Ask The Kit: My hair is falling out! How do I stop it? -- It's key to consider the context for your hair loss. It's also vital not to ignore it.

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DineSafe-style ranking system for apartment buildings ignores tenant concerns, advocates say -- The proposed RentSafe rankings would only consider building common areas and not tenants' complaints about their units or a landlord's compliance with work orders.

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Laneway housing is an exciting new option in the real estate market -- Before you dive in, check local rules, zoning, by-laws and permit requirements for your specific property, writes Joe Richer

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Unstoppable condo sales put Toronto market at risk of overheating: CMHC -- Sales driven by high price of single-family homes and investors looking to rent out units

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Canadian-built Pacifica goes upscale -- More of an SUV than a minivan, the Pacifica adds all-wheel drive, subtracts folding front armrests

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Infiniti has direction and vision, but now it's a waiting game -- A series of concepts, including the Qs Inspiration being shown in Toronto, lay out a path to upcoming products

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A bird's-eye view of the cars of the 2020 AutoShow -- With more than 1,000 vehicles to peruse at the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow, it's easy to get overwhelmed...

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