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  • City’s plan to cut library hours put on hold for now

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – A plan to save money by cutting library hours has been put on hold for at least a month. However, 100 jobs could still be chopped. The positions would be lost through attrition and voluntary buyouts. The library board has decided it needs more information about the impact of the cuts.

  • Tim Horton’s adds pasta to their menu

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – What goes better with a double-double… than a nice hot slab of lasagna? Tim Horton’s announced Monday that it is adding a “pasta to go” option to its coffee shop menu. The chain will now offer customers the option of a Beef Lasagna Casserole bowl. Director of Brand Marketing for Tim Horton’s

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  • An artist's rendering of the Evergreen Line

    Transport Minister to introduce gas tax legislation

    Jesse Johnston

    BC’s Transportation Minister hopes to start getting bids for the Evergreen Line in a couple of weeks. Gas tax legislation is being introduced to help pay for the rapid transit line.

  • Officers cleared in shootings at Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival parade

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – Two Toronto police officers have been cleared in a pair of shootings that took place at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival parade. 30-year-old Kevin Murray was killed and 21-year-old Megan Martin was injured when shots rang out July 30. The Toronto Star reports that Ian Scott, director of the Special Investigations Unit, declared

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  • TTC report recommends random drug and alcohol testing for employees

    Irene Preklet

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto Transit Commission will consider a staff report to amend its existing  fitness for duty policy at its Wednesday meeting. If approved, among the employees who would have to under go random alcohol and drug testing are bus and street car drivers. Abbey Deshman from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association told

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  • A California safety group is proposing holiday party hosts make their guests blow into a breathalyzer before allowing them to drive home.

    Safety group urges party hosts to breathalyze guests

    Dan Burritt

    Would you host a party and make your guests blow into a breathalyzer to make sure they’re not driving drunk? A California safety group is proposing just that as we head into the holiday season.

  • Police arrest arson suspect in 2009 Whitby church fire

    680News staff

    There’s been an arrest in the fire that destroyed an historic church in Whitby. The fire at All Saints Anglican Church was in December of 2009. Durham police said that after a lengthy investigation a 40-year-old Pickering man has been charged. Sven Van Helsdingen faces several charges including, arson with intentional disregard for human life.

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  • Kesler playing tomorrow

    Scott Russell

    Ryan Kesler has confirmed he will be in the line-up tomorrow night against the New York Rangers. Earlier today, the Canucks sent Chris Tanev to the farm team.

  • Few protestors show up in the financial district for Occupy Bay Street

    Small Occupy Bay Street protest in financial district

    Carl Hanstke and 680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. -  An offshoot of the Occupy Toronto group, called Occupy Bay Street, held a protest march in the financial district, Monday. Group members said they would gather at 7 a.m. in the King Street and University Avenue area, but started late. Employees in the nearby office towers were forewarned about heightened security. Extra

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  • Winning Lotto Max $50-million ticket sold in Woodbridge

    680News staff

    If you live or shop in Woodbridge, Ont., check your purse or wallet. You may be $50 million richer and not know it. Woodbridge is where the only ticket to the Oct. 7 Lotto Max jackpot was sold. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation said the winner of the $50-million jackpot has yet to come

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