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Police arrest man, keep searching for a woman in hit-and-run that injured boy

Toronto police say they've made an arrest in a hit-and-run that left a four-year-old boy in life-threatening condition.

UFC releases Toronto middleweight Elias (The Spartan) Theodorou

Toronto middleweight Elias (The Spartan) Theodorou, a former "Ultimate Fighter" winner who fought 11 times in the UFC, has been dropped by the mixed martial arts organization.
Raptors' championship run challenges Leafs' fan dominance in Toronto

Raptors' championship run challenges Leafs' fan dominance in Toronto

TORONTO — Raptors fever has unquestionably seized Toronto as the team makes an unprecedented bid for the NBA championship.

Ontario to establish central agency to oversee mental health and addictions care

TORONTO — Ontario is establishing an agency to oversee mental health and addictions care across the province in a bid to improve access to treatment.
Ontario's Tory government cancels retroactive cuts to municipalities

Ontario's Tory government cancels retroactive cuts to municipalities

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservative government has backed down on retroactive funding cuts to municipalities after sustained pressure from local leaders, who warned of devastating impacts to public health, child care and ambulance services.
Orlondo Steinauer's voice remaining very strong as Ticats head coach

Orlondo Steinauer's voice remaining very strong as Ticats head coach

HAMILTON — Being a CFL head coach hasn't left Orlondo Steinauer speechless during training camp. During his tenure as Hamilton's defensive co-ordinator (2013-16), Steinauer said he was routinely left hoarse and speechless by the first week of camp.
Ontario to end Beer Store deal; would pave the way for beer in corner stores

Ontario to end Beer Store deal; would pave the way for beer in corner stores

TORONTO — Ontario plans to rip up an agreement with The Beer Store in order to allow the sale of beer and wine in corner stores, but the retailer has already signalled it will fight the move in the courts.

Man travelling from Russia tried to smuggle medicinal leeches into Canada

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — An Ontario man who tried to smuggle a bag full of medicinal leeches into Canada has been fined $15,000. The federal government says Ippolit Bodounov, of Niagara Falls, Ont.
Toronto Raptors smash TV audience record as team books spot in NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors smash TV audience record as team books spot in NBA Finals

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors shattered the NBA's Canadian television audience record during the decisive sixth game of the Eastern Conference final. Sportsnet says an average of 3.

Toronto police lay nine charges against 25-year-old man in child luring case

TORONTO — A 25-year-old Toronto man is facing nine charges after a child luring investigation by local police. Investigators allege the man used an unspecified social media platform to lure a 15-year-old child.
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