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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. 


Missing Toronto woman and child have Buffalo ties

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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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There is a new twist to the problem of hunger in Toronto. The demands placed on food banks in the city's downtown has dropped by about 16 percent. But that number doesn't reflect an improvement.


The City of Toronto will not be bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Toronto had until last week to enter a bid, but mayor John Tory decided it wasn't the right time. Many people in the city support the move as the right one.


It's being called one of the biggest online data breaches in the world. The infidelity website Ashley Madison was hacked in July, but in the last week, email addresses for some 30 million users of the site were made public online by the hackers. Toronto police say the fallout from the hack is enormous and is being felt worldwide.


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Canadian officials have moved quickly after an invasive species of fish was spotted in ponds in Toronto. It's one of the largest responses ever against Asian carp.


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The city of Toronto will soon have to inform the public when it is forced to send untreated sewage into Lake Ontario. The decision comes from Ontario's ministry of the Environment, after a complaint from a group known as Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.


Toronto may be edging closer to making another bid for the Olympic Games. Mayor John Tory met with the head of the Canadian Olympic Committee this week.


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It's not every day that a world famous rock star helps set up a marriage proposal. But that's exactly what happened for a local couple at a U2 concert Monday night in Toronto.

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The international ride sharing company Uber has won a legal judgement in Toronto.

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The controversial police practice of "carding" is again making headlines in Toronto. Now, mayor John Tory  is coming out against the practice and says he'll take it up with the police services board.

This month, some police officers in Toronto began wearing body cameras. The controversial pilot program has been in the works for more than a year.

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Anyone planning to vacation in Toronto and hoping to drive while they're there, may want to think twice. Toronto has been named among the 50 most traffic-congested cities in the world.

With less than three months to go before the start of the Pan Am Games in Toronto, construction in the city has reached a fever pitch. Despite some skepticism, organizers say construction is on schedule.

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Officials with Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital are confirming that a recently admitted patient has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

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A recent survey by one of Canada's big banks suggests that the cost of renting or owning a home in the city of Toronto is climbing out of reach of most residents.

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The Toronto trial of two men accused of a terrorist plot to derail a passenger train between New York City and Toronto is now in its second week. 

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  For those under the age of 30, cars driving on Main Street in Buffalo’s downtown area is a foreign concept. That is, until now.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has voted to begin transferring a Fuhrman Boulevard property over to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

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