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Toronto birds attack walkers from behind: ‘It’s their territory, we’re just in it’

It’s feathered, and a tiny bit ferocious. Summer is here, which means a notorious angry bird is back to pecking pedestrian’s heads, including in Toronto. “I used to doubt when people told me that the red-winged blackbirds could be that aggressive,” said Shawn Pearen. Then the bird came at Pearen …

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Toronto Public Health recommends meningococcal vaccine amid rise in cases – Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 7, 2024 9:54 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Public health officials in Toronto are recommending that people get vaccinated for meningococcal disease in light of an increase in cases. Toronto Public Health says there have been …

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Impaired wrong-way driver causes crash on Highway 407: OPP – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size An impaired driver travelled the wrong way on Highway 407 Thursday morning leading to a crash, police say. Ontario Provincial Police said officers received a call at around 6:10 a.m. about a vehicle heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 407 …

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Simons to add more Toronto stores, but CEO says it’s still playing the ‘long’ game

Simons has been around for longer than most Canadian retailers, but when it comes to expanding, the Quebec company has never been in a rush. In its 184-year history, the dry-goods-shop-turned-department-store-chain has amassed just 17 stores, preferring to edge into new markets rather than blanket regions in one swift blow. “It’s …

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Greater Toronto home sales fall in May, but Bank of Canada decision could spur demand

The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says home sales in May were down 21.7 per cent from last year, but new listings continued to rise as homeowners anticipate a bump in demand. The board said 7,013 homes changed hands in the month compared with 8,960 in May of last year, which coincided …

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‘Make a difference’: $25K reward offered for tips on Toronto Jewish school shooting – Toronto

Toronto Crime Stoppers says it offering a $25,000 enhanced cash reward for any information that leads to an arrest for a shooting at an all-girls Jewish elementary school. The reward was announced on Wednesday and is only available until June 30. “If you have something to say, say it now …

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Man dies in police shooting after allegedly threatening drivers in Toronto – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A man is dead and the province’s police watchdog is investigating after an officer-involved shooting in Toronto on Monday afternoon. Toronto police said they were called to the area of Ellesmere Road and Warden Avenue just after 3 p.m., with the call …

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‘A no-go:’ City investigating early-morning rave heard along Toronto waterfront – Toronto

Irate residents kept awake for several hours early Sunday morning are demanding to know how an early-morning rave this past weekend was allowed to continue despite complaints about the volume, which could be heard for several kilometres in the Beaches and Leslieville neighbourhoods. Dozens of posts online complained about a …

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University of Toronto graduation ceremonies continue amid protest on campus

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 4, 2024 7:29 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size More convocation ceremonies are scheduled for today at the University of Toronto after the first graduation event proceeded without interruption amid an ongoing pro-Palestinian protest on campus. Dozens of fresh …

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