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The City of Toronto has fast tracked the opening of three supervised safe injection sites, and at least one interim site has already opened. As Dan Karpenchuk reports, the time line appears to have been ramped up after a harm reduction group opened its own supervised injection site in response to the opioid crisis.


For a lot of people and business around Lake Ontario, flooding put summer on hold. Now that the water is going down, businesses are coming back, including an amusement park on one of Toronto's harbor islands.


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Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne recently announced a high-speed rail link from Toronto to Windsor. The issue has been talked about for decades, but previous governments had backed away because of the high costs.


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Two Toronto law firms have launched a Canada-wide class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers of implantable defibrillators that can fail with little or no warning because of potentially defective batteries.

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A Niagara area man is working to make a Lake Ontario express service a reality, one that would benefit the environment and commuters. He is pitching a plan for a hovercraft service between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto.


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Approximately 100 teens from as far away as Utica gathered at Roswell Park Cancer Institute this morning for a trip to Toronto.

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Health officials in Ontario are reporting on an outbreak of mumps in Toronto.

Toronto police will not march in this year's Pride Parade, one of the biggest events in North America. The police chief, Mark Saunders, says he knows the LGBTQ community is divided and his decision will enable those differences to be addressed.

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Garbage collection and disposal for a large area of Toronto will remain in union hands. The city's mayor had been advocating for it to be turned over to the private sector, but he has basically shelved the idea, for now.


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The city of Toronto is moving to address an opioid crisis that is crossing Canada. In the United States, it has already been described as the greatest drug crisis in American history, fueled by opioids like fentanyl. Across the continent, thousands of people are dying from overdoses. Recently in Vancouver, the city had the equivalent of nearly 130 overdose deaths in one month, the equivalent of four a day. That prompted the city's mayor to issue a warning to his counterpart in Toronto.


New figures show that the real estate market in Toronto and its surrounding areas continues to climb rapidly, making it the hottest in North America. Toronto has enjoyed a housing boom for several years, with no end in sight. Now, communities outside the city are starting to feel the effects as Toronto buyers look farther afield for affordable housing.


Police in the Toronto area are employing a new tactic in what has so far been a losing fight against distracted driving.

Mark Mattson, the president of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Swim Drink Fish Canada, has advice for keeping waters clean and safe.

If the Amtrak passenger train station is moved to the old Central Terminal, it will arrive and depart next to hundreds of new homes, according to a Toronto developer's plan.

With the Trump Administration likely to push for Public-Private Partnerships for its trillion-dollar infrastructure plans, around 1,200 people are gathered in Toronto starting Monday for a conference on those partnerships and how they have worked around the world.

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There’s good news for Western New Yorkers traveling south – the self-proclaimed “Home of the Original Chicken Wing” is taking its brand to new places.

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The body that oversees lawyers in Ontario has recommended that compensation to clients who are cheated by a lawyer be increased.

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Canada's largest city is having a rat problem, and it's growing. Pest control companies in Toronto are reporting a huge spike in the number of rat calls and the root cause of the increased numbers could be environmental.


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Recently, police in Toronto swooped into a downtown market area and raided dozens of so-called unregulated medical marijuana dispensaries. Nearly 100 people were arrested and more than 250 charges were laid. The raids have unleashed a storm of controversy.


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A recent study by anti-poverty groups in Toronto suggests the city is lurching toward a breakdown because of overcrowded homeless shelters. Activists say the city is failing to meet the basic requirements of its homeless population.


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TORONTO — The lawyer for an Ontario man arrested under an anti-terrorism law says it's not clear if his client will face any actual terrorist charges.

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Toronto's most famous mayor has died.  Rob Ford passed away this/Tuesday morning after losing his battle with a rare form of cancer.  The former mayor made headlines around the world with his controversial admission of having used crack cocaine.


Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor whose drug-addled fall from grace made international news, has died.

Ford had been fighting cancer since 2014. In a statement, his family said he died earlier today at age 46.

"A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto," the family said in a statement.

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There is a new push for Toronto to have safe injection sites and it's coming from the city's chief medical officer of health. But before it can get federal approval, there must be a consultation process in the communities where sites are proposed. 


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Police in Toronto are searching for a woman and her daughter who are believed to have ties to the Buffalo area.

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TORONTO (AP) — Instead of returning or re-gifting your unwanted holiday presents, why
not trade them for candy?

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Strong winds that swept across the Ontario Province Thursday morning knocked out power to a number of residences throughout the region.

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North America's first fully digital hospital is now open for business in Toronto. Humber River Hospital features some of the latest medical technology and patient comforts. As we hear from WBFO Canada correspondent Dan Karpenchuk, the modern facility has robots and digital records aimed at improving efficiency, as well as extra beds for families to stay overnight.


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A young girl in Toronto had a nasty surprise this week as she tried to enjoy her Halloween candy.

The issue of carding, which has been a subject of much debate in the City of Toronto, may be over. It appears that the Ontario government has taken its own steps on carding and out of the hands of Toronto’s lawmakers.


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