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Toronto Pearson Airport launches live music series to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday

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Toronto Pearson Airport launches live music series to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday

Toronto Pearson International Airport will turn into a live music venue for the summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.Stages have been set up at both Terminal 1 and the Terminal Link train platform to accommodate a list of 75 local artists from June 26 to Sept. 15.The performances are free to the public and advertised…

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Saskatoon police searching for missing hospital patient Jenessa Osecap

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Saskatoon police searching for missing hospital patient Jenessa Osecap

Police are asking for help in locating a patient from a Saskatoon hospital.Jenessa Osecap, 15, was last seen at Royal University Hospital at around 7:30 p.m. CT on June 25.READ MORE: Jonah Kent meets woman who helped find him 17 years after being abductedPolice said she decided to leave the hospital while under medical care.Osecap is…

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Victims identified in triple fatal crash in Mississauga

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Victims identified in triple fatal crash in Mississauga

Peel Regional Police have released the identities of the victims involved in a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the deaths of one adult and two children in Mississauga, Ont., over the weekend.The collision happened Sunday just before 11 p.m. on Winston Churchill Boulevard between North Sheridan Way and Queen Elizabeth Way. Story continues below Police…

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Fare hikes on the way for GO Transit, UP Express users

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Fare hikes on the way for GO Transit, UP Express users

GO Transit and UP Express users will see the cost of longer-distance rides go up by 3 per cent beginning this fall. Story continues below A report to be presented at Wednesday’s Metrolinx board meeting indicates the fare increase will only affect single-ticket adult fares greater than $5.65. Meanwhile, trips at or below that price…

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Aretha Franklin cancels Canada Day concert in Toronto due to health issues

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Aretha Franklin cancels Canada Day concert in Toronto due to health issues

TORONTO – Disappointing news for fans of the legendary “Queen of Soul.”Aretha Franklin has pulled out of a scheduled Canada Day concert at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts due to health issues.The TD Toronto Jazz Festival says on its website that Franklin is unable to travel to Toronto this week “as per doctor’s…

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2-alarm fire destroys semi-detached homes in Riverside

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2-alarm fire destroys semi-detached homes in Riverside

Two semi-detached homes were gutted by a two-alarm fire in Riverside overnight.The fire broke out around 3 a.m. on Booth Avenue just south of Queen Street East and west of Carlaw Avenue.Fire crews responded to a working fire at the rear of the semi-detached units.Images from the scene show both houses completely gutted from the…

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Fete nationale organizers explain float display that was called racist on social media

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Fete nationale organizers explain float display that was called racist on social media

Organizers with the Fête nationale du Québec à Montréal issued a second apology on Monday in an effort to explain how four people of colour ended up pushing a float in the event’s parade, in a display that social media users said reminded them of slavery.The display was captured in a widely-circulated video that showed a float…

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Saskatoon’s panhandling draft bylaw defeated on city council tie

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Saskatoon’s panhandling draft bylaw defeated on city council tie

Proposed changes to panhandling rules in Saskatoon have been defeated following a tie vote among members of Saskatoon city council.In January, councillors voted 6-5 in favour of a series of amendments to the city’s panhandling bylaw. However, when the draft bylaw went to a vote Monday, it failed because the vote was split 5-5.READ MORE:…

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Officer stabbed during Flint airport attack out of hospital

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Officer stabbed during Flint airport attack out of hospital

FLINT, Mich. – The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act has been discharged from a hospital.A spokeswoman for Hurley Medical Center says Lt. Jeff Neville was released Monday.WATCH: Stabbed officer in Flint airport attack was millimeters from death Neville was stabbed Wednesday at Bishop International…

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‘Proud to be Canadian’: Calgary Grade 5 students create video tribute for Canada 150

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‘Proud to be Canadian’: Calgary Grade 5 students create video tribute for Canada 150

Some patriotic young Calgarians have created a heartfelt tribute to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.Grade 5 students at Chaparral School produced a video as a class project, each student writing and reciting a line about things they like about life in our country.“I am a hockey player that will never let my team down,” was Rhylan…

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