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  • BC to review gaming grant system

    Dan Burritt

    Premier Christy Clark says the province will consider boosting funding for community groups that depend on gambling revenue, but stable funding is more important than simply adding more money.

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    City should reduce street cleaning, snow clearing services, report says

    Shauna Hunt

    TORONTO, Ont. – The axe could be dropping on snow removal and more bike lanes as City Hall looks at way to save cash.

    The recommendations made to the Public Works Committee also include cutting back on street cleaning, environment days and contracting out more garbage collection.

  • Alvin Hill, 56, is from Georgina and was last seen leaving a plaza in the Dalton and Black River Road area on June 28

    York Regional Police searching for missing Georgina man

    680News staff

    York Regional Police are looking for a person they describe as “a missing vulnerable man.” Alvin Hill, 56, is from Georgina and was last seen leaving a plaza in the Dalton and Black River Road area on June 28. Despite an extensive search, police say they have been unable to find him. He’s described as

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  • An artist's rendering of the Evergreen Line

    Premier skeptical about proposed gas tax

    Sonia Aslam/Dan Burritt

    Christy Clark is taking a wait and see approach to how things play out. Last week Metro Vancouver mayors voted ‘Yes’ to a two-cents a litre tax hike to help pay for the Evergreen Line.

  • A photo of murdered Kristian Thanapalan was placed on a table with flowers.

    Police offer reward in 2009 unsolved murder case

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto police are offering a $50,000 reward in the unsolved murder of 22-year-old Kristian Thanapalan.

    The victim’s family and friends are appealing for their son’s killer to come forward, after he was beaten to death by a group of men in Scarborough in 2009.

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    Mayor Ford could announce buyout for senior city managers; core services review released

    Charlene Close

    TORONTO, Ont. – Mayor Rob Ford has got the scissors out again.

    His latest attempt to get Toronto in the black could include a buyout for senior city managers.

  • 7-11 offers free slurpees for July 11

    TORONTO, Ont. – It might be one way to help beat the heat today. This is July 11, or 7-11 on the calendar, and the convenience store chain is marking the occasion by handing out almost half-a-million 7.11-ounce free slurpees. When 7-11 handed out freebies last year, slurpee sales actually increased by more than a

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  • City improves safety at Scarborough Bluffs

    680News staff

    SCARBOROUGH, Ont. – City staff will be installing a third cable to improve safety along the Scarborough Bluffs. The two existing cables come up to about an adult’s waist. The third cable will raise the barrier’s height without blocking the view. The Toronto Star reports that in recent weeks, firefighters have been called to the

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  • Fire crews battle blaze at townhouse complex in Sutton

    680News staff

    SUTTON – Fire crews are cleaning up after an early morning a blaze at a townhouse complex in Sutton, north of Newmarket. York Regional Police told 680News, several units of the townhouse complex on Dalton Road have been damaged and dozens of residents have been forced from their homes. No injuries have been reported. There

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  • Arrival times for TTC buses now available online and through text messages

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – As of Monday, TTC passengers will be able to access real-time GPS allowing them to track bus arrival times online or via text messaging. Bus passengers can go to nextbus.com to find out how long they will be waiting or they can send a text with their bus stop number. A full

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