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Civilian Toronto police employee jailed after conducting illegal database searches

On a winter day in 2015, Erin Maranan logged on to her computer at a police detachment in Toronto’s northwest corner, a trove of confidential information at her fingertips. A temporary civilian employee, Maranan had access to information classified by police as “highly restricted.” The job represented a sharp turn on her vocational path, which […]

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My parents may find out I’m in the LGBT community because of this story, but these spaces make me feel accepted

By Evelyn KwongStaff ReporterKelsey WilsonToronto Star Sat., June 23, 2018 Following a “difficult year, including the discovery of deaths of several men in the community,” Pride Toronto executive director Olivia Nuamah is hoping to make safety and inclusiveness a priority. And it begins with safe spaces. We asked 7 Canadians in the LGBTQ community to […]

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Greyhound Bus catches fire on the QEW closing down all westbound lanes

A Greyhound Bus was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning in Mississauga, blocking half of Queen Elizabeth Way, in the area near Cawthra Rd. Shortly after midnight, the Ontario Provincial Police and Mississauga Fire responded to a vehicle fire in eastern end of the city. All westbound lanes on the QEW are closed, with no […]

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Nunavut’s new official name for cannabis — ‘surrarnaqtuq’ — leaves some with bad buzz

MONTREAL—There is a debate in the Arctic territory of Nunavut about how to translate the word that is on everybody’s lips these days. Cannabis will be legal across the country on Oct. 17 with the adoption of a bill in the House of Commons last week. Legislators in Nunavut passed their own local law this […]