Mike (Pinball) Clemons, football, is part of the 2016 class of inductees into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Ridewood
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Toronto Argonauts name Mike ‘Pinball’ Clemons as general manager

TORONTO — One of the biggest names in CFL history is returning to the Toronto Argonauts as general manager. Mike (Pinball) Clemons, a former star player, head coach and executive with the club, has replaced Jim Popp as GM. The Argos, who sit a league-worst 2-12 after finishing 4-14 last year, announced Popp’s contract will […]

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Toronto Public Health launches public awareness campaign around vaccines

Toronto Public Health has launched a new public awareness campaign encouraging parents and guardians to make sure their children get vaccinated. The new campaign features short clips of children describing what vaccines do and why they’re important. “TPH is focusing this campaign on children’s perspectives on vaccines, their safety and how getting vaccinated helps to […]

Sofiane Ghazi, 37, is seen in this undated police handout photo. A Montreal man charged with fatally stabbing his unborn baby pleaded guilty today to modified charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Montreal Police
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Montreal man pleads guilty to murder of unborn child

MONTREAL — A Montreal man charged with fatally stabbing his unborn baby pleaded guilty today to modified charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. The surprise pleas from Sofiane Ghazi, 39, came on the second day of his jury trial. He had initially been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the stabbing of […]

A truck damaged by a spike belt in Durham Region on Sept. 4, 2019, is shown in footage from DRPS chopper Air1.
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Armed man leads DRPS officers, chopper on 100km chase

A 49-year-old man is facing numerous charges after allegedly leading police on a chase through Bowmanville and Whitby on Wednesday night that lasted 100 kilometres. Durham Regional Police say that at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, they were called to the Owasco RV compound on Rundle Road in Clarington for a report of a pickup truck behaving […]

Finance Minister Rod Phillips says motorists can now display their insurance slip on their phone.
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Pink auto insurance card goes digital for Ontario drivers

TORONTO – Ontario drivers can now carry electronic proof of their auto insurance on their smartphones or other devices. Finance Minister Rod Phillips says the pink paper insurance slip isn’t being eliminated yet, but being able to display the information on a phone can save drivers from rummaging through their glove compartments. He says there […]

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Public school boards across GTA shed nearly 600 jobs due to Ford cuts

At least 600 teaching and other staff positions at public schools in the GTA have been eliminated ahead of the new school year, but Ontario’s education minister says the cuts were achieved through attrition. Budget data from Peel, Durham, Hamilton-Wentworth and Halton district school boards show they shed the equivalent of 592 full-time jobs, including […]