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Toronto dad creates giant 14-foot snowman for daughter

Toronto dad creates giant 14-foot snowman for daughter

,Mike Ferguson is no stranger to building snowmen.Weather permitting, the Toronto man said he’s constructed one every year since 2018. But it’s his latest creation that may be his masterpiece: A 14-footer that would put Frosty to shame.That’s three whole feet taller than the one he built in 2019. Speaking to CTV News Toronto, he said that the reasoning behind the growth spurt is simple.“My daughter had asked for a bigger one,” Ferguson said with a chuckle.As Ferguson explains, his daughter’s life has not been easy and that putting a smile on her face was one of the biggest inspirations to...

February 17, 2021
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'You cannot say that it is a system that is working:' Tory unveils plan for police reform

'You cannot say that it is a system that is working:' Tory unveils plan for police reform

,Mayor John Tory is pushing for the development of a new community safety model that he says will mostly replace the need for cops to respond to calls for people in crisis and will ultimately lead to a reduction in the billion-dollar police budget.At a news conference at city hall on Thursday morning, Tory announced his support for that are aimed at bringing “real change” to policing in the wake of the global movement against anti-Black racism that was spurred by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.The recommendations, which still need to be approved by city council at a meeting next...

June 25, 2020
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Flames icon Jarome Iginla headlines Hockey Hall of Fame's 2020 class

Flames icon Jarome Iginla headlines Hockey Hall of Fame's 2020 class

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian PressTORONTO - Jarome Iginla got a picture taken with Grant Fuhr when he was kid growing up in Edmonton.They posed for another when the former Oilers goalie played his final season as Iginla's teammate with the Calgary Flames.The two Black players will soon have some thing else in common - a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame.Iginla headlined the class of 2020 announced Wednesday in his first year of eligibility, and will join Fuhr, Canadian women's national team member Angela James and Willie O'Ree, who went in as a builder, as the fourth Black person to be...

June 24, 2020
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Ontario's new math curriculum to introduce coding, personal finance starting in Grade 1

Ontario's new math curriculum to introduce coding, personal finance starting in Grade 1

Codi Wilson And Chris Herhalt, CP24.comThe Ford government’s new elementary math curriculum will introduce coding, computer storage measurements and personal finance terms starting in Grade 1, as part of a bid to improve sliding EQAO math scores.Starting this September, students in Ontario public schools will begin learning mathematics with more emphasis on a “back to basics” approach, with certain concepts introduced in earlier grades and other concepts pushed into higher ones.Throughout grades one to eight, children will learn concepts related to coding for the first time.They will also...

June 23, 2020
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Mississauga man, 74, charged after used condoms tied to 9 parked cars

Mississauga man, 74, charged after used condoms tied to 9 parked cars

,A 74-year-old Mississauga man is facing more than a dozen charges relating to women discovering used condoms tied to their cars in parking lots in that city over the past two years.Peel Regional Police say that starting in July 2018, women began reporting finding used condoms tied to their vehicles in various shopping centres throughout Mississauga.To date, nine women have come forward.After an investigation, police said a suspect identified as Peter Melegos was arrested on Monday and charged with 11 counts of mischief, two counts of criminal harassment, one count of committing an indecent...

July 14, 2020
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Several Toronto police officers have been suspended amid internal probe into corruption in GTA towing industry

Several Toronto police officers have been suspended amid internal probe into corruption in GTA towing industry

Chris Fox, CP24.comMultiple Toronto police officers have been suspended with pay amid an internal investigation into corruption in the Greater Toronto Area towing industry. Toronto Police Service spokesperson Meaghan Gray confirmed the suspensions in a statement provided to CP24 on Wednesday. She did not say how many officers have been suspended, only saying that there are “several.”The news of the suspensions comes after Const. Ronald Joseph was charged last month with a number of organized crime-related offences.Investigators have alleged that Joseph, an 11-year veteran, stole at least...

July 15, 2020
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OPP officer injured, four suspects in custody after bank robbery leads to police pursuit in Mississauga

OPP officer injured, four suspects in custody after bank robbery leads to police pursuit in Mississauga

,An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries and four suspects are in custody following a bank robbery in Cambridge which led to a police pursuit in Mississauga.Shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Waterloo police responded to reports of a robbery at a Scotiabank at 544 Hespeler Road, near Highway 401, in Cambridge.The suspects left the bank with an unknown amount of money and fled the area in a vehicle, police said.No injuries were reported, investigators said.Waterloo police then notified OPP of the suspect vehicle heading towards...

September 17, 2020
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‘We’ll kick their butts all over the place’: Ontario premier lashes out at Donald Trump over tariffs

‘We’ll kick their butts all over the place’: Ontario premier lashes out at Donald Trump over tariffs

Joshua Freeman, CP24.comOntario Premier Doug Ford lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump Friday, blasting the embattled president for re-imposing “backstabbing” aluminum tariffs on Canada in a surprise move this week.“We’re their number one trading partner in the world. We buy more goods off the United States than China, Japan, and the U.K. combined,” Ford said at his daily briefing with reporters on the COVID-19 situation. “And who does this in times like this? Who tries to go after your closest ally, your closest trading partner, your number one customer in the entire world?”Ford...

August 7, 2020
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Emancipation Day march in downtown Toronto calls for abolition of prison system

Emancipation Day march in downtown Toronto calls for abolition of prison system

Bryann Aguilar, CP24.comHundreds of protesters marched through the streets of downtown Toronto Saturday night, calling for the abolition of the prison system.Called “A March for Prison Abolition,” the protest started at Bellevue Square Park at 8 p.m. and ended at Yonge and Dundas Square.Protesters carried signs and chanted “no justice, no peace,” “abolish the police,” and “Black lives they matter here” as they marched along Dundas Street. The group also made a stop at 52 Division.The march was organized by Not Another Black Life in collaboration with other organizations, including the...

August 2, 2020
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Police identify 23-year-old man fatally shot in midtown Toronto

Police identify 23-year-old man fatally shot in midtown Toronto

,Police have identified the 23-year-old man who was shot and killed in midtown Toronto Friday evening.Emergency crews were called to a laneway on Mathersfield Drive, in the area of Yonge Street and Summerhill Avenue, around 8 p.m. for a shooting.When officers arrived, they located a 23-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.Despite life-saving measures, the man was pronounced dead on the scene. The woman was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.On Saturday, police identified the man as Toronto-resident Sirac Tesfay. He is the city’s fourth...

January 31, 2021
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