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  • Police release composite sketch of suspect in sexual assault investigation

    Police release composite sketch of suspect after girl squirted with table syrup and sexually assaulted

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in a sexual assault investigation involving a 13-year-old girl. The teenage girl was reportedly sexually assaulted by a man who first squirted her with table syrup. Police allege the 13-year-old girl was assaulted around 3:00 p.m. Friday, while in a checkout

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  • The Princes' Gates at the CNE

    Deep-fried cola debuts at CNE

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – When the CNE opens Friday, you won’t be able to buy deep-fried Coke. Instead, you will have to settle for deep-fried cola. According to Coca-Cola, the soft-drink company declined the use of the Coca-Cola logo in the booth signage related to of trademark issues. The Toronto Star reported the 16-ounce cup of

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  • Are tablets best for students?

    Momin Qureshi

    Tough decisions lay ahead for parents embarking on the journey that is back to school shopping.

    One of the head scratches can come from the world of technology. Should you get your kid a laptop or are you better off with going with the newer tablet devices?

  • Home sales to be higher than expected for 2011

    Irene Preklet

    It’s the biggest purchase most of us will ever make — our homes. But when it comes to actually buying them, Canadians aren’t shy about jumping into the housing market.      The Canadian Real Estate Association has revised its forecast for national home resales in 2011, citing stronger than expected activity and prices in the

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  • Eastbound Highway 403, west of Highway 10

    Eastbound Hwy. 403 reopens at Hurontario

    680News staff

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The eastbound Highway 403 has reopened following a police investigation, Tuesday.

    The ramp to the eastbound 403 has also reopened.

  • Home sales forecast revised for 2011; now expected to be higher

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The Canadian Real Estate Association has revised upward it forecast for national home sales in 2011, citing stronger than expected activity and prices in the second quarter. CREA previously had forecast a one per cent dip in sales this year compared with 2010. However, CREA said Tuesday that the strong second-quarter performance and

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  • The Toronto Police Marine Unit on Lake Ontario, July 17

    Man, woman rescued in Lake Ontario; could be stolen rowboat

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – Two young people could be in hot water after an early-morning drama on Lake Ontario, Tuesday. A 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were rescued from the water just before 5 a.m. by the Toronto Police Marine Unit. Toronto police told 680News their three-metre-long rowboat may have been stolen. Charges are pending.

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  • Lane hogs, beware: city councillor wants to jack up fines

    Carl Hanstke

    TORONTO, Ont. – City Councillor Josh Matlow wants to get tougher on motorists who stop in live lanes during rush hour and increase the fine to $500. You can see it on every downtown street every morning: drivers who stop in these lanes to either grab a coffee, drop off a passenger or for another

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  • Queen’s Park plans to take control of Niagara Health System

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario government plans to take control of the Niagara Health System, which has come under fire for a dangerous outbreak of C. difficile. Health Minister Deb Matthews has called for a provincial supervisor to oversee the system’s six hospital sites and one ambulatory care centre. Matthews said she can’t ignore the

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  • Certain seafood brands recalled due to botulism concerns

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Toronto-based seafood company has voluntarily recalled dozens of its products because they may cause botulism. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Ocean Food Company have warned the public not to consume the affected products, which range from deep fried fish cakes to imitation crab and lobster meat. An extensive list of

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