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Observers taken aback by Margaret Atwood condo development controversy in Toronto

TORONTO – Pundits say they’re taken aback both by Margaret Atwood‘s public opposition to a modest condo development planned for her upscale Toronto neighbourhood and the vehement social media backlash that followed it. 978 more words

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'Public safety at risk' with city's new scheduling system: Toronto paramedic

A Toronto paramedic says recent “glitches” with a new software scheduler for city crews is putting “public safety at risk.”

Mike Merriman, who has been an emergency care worker for the past 26 years, told AM 640’s Kelly Cutrara that paramedics have “grave concerns” about a new multi-million-dollar test system which taps into their dispatch centre. 323 more words

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Toronto considers lifting ban on backyard chickens

Toronto city council is considering a pilot project that would allow residents to raise chickens in their backyards.

The proposal comes as part of a motion to review the city’s list of prohibited animals. 170 more words

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Toronto council unanimously supports climate change action plan

Toronto City Council has unanimously supported a climate change action plan, TransformTO, which aims to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by the year 2050. 418 more words

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Doug Ford considering running for mayor of Toronto in 2018

Former Toronto mayoral candidate Doug Ford is suggesting he’s pondering another run.

“I am assembling a team to explore a run for mayor in 2018 and we’ll see what happens after we sit down and talk to a few people,” the former city councillor told Kelly Cutrara show guest host Peter Shurman on AM640 Friday. 401 more words

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Cherry's Lament

TORONTO – Dressed in a black jacket on Coach’s Corner, Don Cherry was grieving for a bear recently shot and killed by police in a Toronto neighbourhood. 225 more words