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These were the best Toronto raccoon stories of 2018

They destroy our garbage, cause countless delays on the TTC and become the inspiration for music videos — all while gaining international media attention, none the less. It’s the animal we all love to hate, the one and only trash panada, aka Toronto’s unofficial mascot, the raccoon. And while Torontonians love …

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Video released of suspect who sexually assaulted 5 women near York University

A video has been released of the suspect of multiple sexual assaults near York University’s main campus. After initial reports about three sexual assaults that occurred in December and October involving women 20 and 22 years-old, police have reported two further assaults. According to police, on Thursday, December 20 at approximately 9:10 pm, …

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Old Royal Victoria Hospital will house homeless people and their pets this winter

Building will serve as overflow shelter, with 80 beds available starting Jan. 15 A new, temporary homeless shelter will open in Montreal’s old Royal Victoria Hospital —  an overflow facility that will accept men, women and people with animals when all other resources in the city are full. Announced Friday by …

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You must clear your sidewalk within 12 hours of snowfall to avoid a fine in Toronto

Winter has come. And that means snow. While the City of Toronto has active plows and snow removing services throughout snowstorms, residents have the responsibility to clear snow on their properties. “The city provides mechanical sidewalk snow clearing in most parts of Toronto, however in the downtown core the city is unable to …

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This is what the first official week of winter looks like in Toronto

@hey_eh_joe / Instagram The forecast is up for the first week of winter in Toronto, and according to the Weather Network, we’ll be seeing snow. Not on Christmas day, it looks like, but hey… there’s still time for a miracle. The forecast shows the week of December 22 to 28 as one …

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Today is the busiest shopping day of the year in Canada

Christmas trees (CORE Shopping Centre/Facebook) Days might start to get longer after today’s winter solstice, but checkout lineups around the country will continue to grow as December 21 marks the busiest shopping day of the year in Canada. In a phone call with Moneris, one of Canada’s largest debit and credit …

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There’s a winter solstice parade and celebration in Toronto tonight

The Winter Solstice Parade returns to Kensington Market tonight. And there’s a solid chance it’s going to be lit. This evening marks the 29th annual celebration of the longest night of the year, and you can count on it being a warm and bright affair. The event will begin at 6:30 pm …

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Christmas will bring snowfall, extreme cold to parts of Canada

Toronto The weather agency is forecasting mainly sunny skies over the course of the week, but the temperature will climb — it seems wrong to use the word, somehow — to a high of -16 C over the next few days. It will feel more like -36 C with the …

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Multiple sexual assaults near York University prompt police alert

Multiple sexual assaults near the York University campus has prompted an alert from Toronto Police. According to police, they are investigating a number of sexual assaults that have occurred in close proximity to each other over the last few months, all near York. It’s reported that on Wednesday, December 19, …

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Wind gusts reached 121 km/h during today’s wind storm

While Environment Canada forecasted wind gusts of up to 100 km/h for Thursday as a storm whipped BC’s South Coast, they ended up being much worse. At the peak wind speeds around 1 pm, gusts of 121 km/h were recorded at Sandheads, northwest of Tsawwassen. The weather forced BC Ferries …

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