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Toronto officers won’t take off protest ball caps, despite police chief order

The head of the Toronto police union says that ball caps worn by officers to protest cuts to the force aren’t coming off, despite orders from police Chief Mark Saunders that…

Owner of crumbling utility box does not want to be identified: The Fixer

What is it about communications equipment boxes that make the utilities responsible so reluctant to maintain them or even be identified? City streets are full of boxes in various shapes…

Parking ticket older than 75 days? City of Toronto won’t take your money

Believe it or not, if you try to pay a parking ticket that’s older than 75 days, the city will not take your money. If you try to pay on…

Ontario unveils pot plan including online ordering, 150 stand-alone stores

Ontario unveils pot plan including online ordering, 150 stand-alone stores

The Ontario government has announced a framework to manage the sale and use of marijuana, which includes an online ordering service and roughly 150 stand-alone stores. The plan revealed Friday…

Readers wonder if ads are more important than riders at transit shelters: The Fixer

It looks like there’s something fishy going on with the placement of transit shelters, or maybe it’s just incompetence. But somebody has a lot of explaining to do, and it…

Woodcock murders angered and scared Toronto 60 years ago

Carola VyhnakSpecial to the Star Once caught, Peter Woodcock freely admitted responsibility for the sex slayings of three children in the 1950s. The 17-year-old even took police on a tour…

Ryerson University rings in school year with ‘all gender’ housing

Ryerson University students who moved into their residences Sunday will be the first cohort to experience the school’s new “all gender” student housing option — the first known of its…

TTC riders need ‘lookout person’ at new bus shelter: The Fixer

When a transit shelter is more of an advertising platform than a refuge for people waiting for the bus, an adjustment of priorities is required. Karen Newton emailed to say…

OPP to probe death of Jeremiah Perry on TDSB canoe trip in Algonquin Park

Ontario Provincial Police have launched a investigation into the death of Jeremiah Perry who died while on a Toronto District School Board canoe trip to Algonquin Park in early July. The OPP’s Criminal…

‘Traumatized’ complainant accuses ‘angry’ officer of assaulting friend during arrest

‘Traumatized’ complainant accuses ‘angry’ officer of assaulting friend during arrest

The third complainant in an incident that has come to be known as “Neptune Four” was still visibly shaken as he testified Thursday at a disciplinary hearing for two officers accused of unlawfully arresting a group…

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