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  • Canadians among millions targeted by a major security breach at U.S. firm

    The Canadian Press 0

    TORONTO – Canadians are among millions of customers whose names and email addresses have been exposed after a major security breach at a U.S. marketing firm. Best Buy has notified its customers in the U.S. and Canada that files containing that information have been accessed by an “unauthorized party.” The company in charge of the

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  • Would you like a job with that? McDonald’s holds first national hiring day to fill 50,000 jobs

    The Associated Press and 680News staff 0

    McDonald’s Corp. will hold its first national hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 openings at its restaurants nationwide, including 4,000 spots for Canadians. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says it is making a concerted effort to add staff as its business improves and as more of its restaurants stay open 24 hours

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  • More rain means possible basement flooding for sections of the GTA

    Colin D'Mello 0

    TORONTO, Ont. – Thundering storms have come roaring into the GTA over the past few years and, in areas like the beach, it means clogged and flooded basements.      Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon, who represents the ward, told 680News residents in the area have no protection against the water because basements are uninsurable. “That’s

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  • Toyota Canada says Cambridge and Woodstock plants not affected by possible closures

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    TORONTO, Ont. – Toyota Canada says plants in Cambridge and Woodstock are not closing despite Toyota saying the company will have to shut down its North American factories. Mike Goss, a spokesperson for the Toyota Motor Corporation said, Monday, the shutdowns would be due to shortages of parts from Japan caused by the earthquake and

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  • Landmark Toronto convention centre hits the market

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    One of Toronto’s largest and most well-known meeting places is now on the market.

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre Complex is officially for sale, according to a Monday press release by real estate giant CB Richard Ellis Limited and TD Cornerstone Commercial Realty Inc

  • Violent panhandler sentenced to life in prison

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    TORONTO, Ont. – A Toronto panhandler who fatally stabbed a 32-year-old St. Catharines man who refused to give her money has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 12 years.

    Nicole Kish fatally stabbed Ross Hammond following an altercation on Queen Street West in 2007.

  • =Environment Canada released its official forecast, and they are calling for a warmer and drier summer than normal for Toronto and southern Ontario

    Toronto parks and rec division looks for public feedback

    680News staff 0

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto Parks and Recreation divisions’ latest initiative is shaping up to be anything but a walk-in-the-park. The city is hoping to improve both its recreational areas and recreation programs, and they are looking to hear from those who benefit most, the citizens of the city themselves. The recreation division plans to

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  • Living war vets to be included in street naming in Oshawa

    Charlene Close 0

    The city of Oshawa doesn’t think its war veterans should have to be dead before they can get their names on a street sign. The city is considering changing its street naming policy to include war veterans who are still alive. David Harlow, president of Oshawa Legion Branch 43, came up with the idea and

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  • A student at St. Maria Goretti Catholic school in Scarborough tested positive for tuberculosis, prompting the Toronto Catholic School Board to send a precautionary letter home to parents.

    Catholic school board sends letter after student tests positive for TB

    Kevin Misener and 680News staff 0

    The Toronto Catholic School Board is sending a precautionary letter home to parents after a student at an east end elementary school tested positive for tuberculosis.

    A single student at St. Maria Goretti Catholic school, in the Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue area, is currently responding well to treatment for the disease, and remains at home in isolation.

  • This man allegedly sexually assaulted and followed a teen in Toronto, March 11

    Police searching for sex assault suspect

    680News staff 0

    Toronto Police have released a video image of a suspect wanted in a sexual assault investigation. Back on Friday March 11, a 14-year-old girl was riding the 39D Finch Avenue East bus, when a man sat beside her and sexually assaulted her. Police said the girl got off at the next stop and the man

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