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Op-Ed: Sometimes fatal side-effects to be revealed after Tor. Star probe

After an ongoing Toronto Star investigation exposed the fact that Health Canada was scrubbing crucial information from public view, the federal regulator will make public information it has kept secret regarding serious, sometimes fatal side-effects.

Review: Doolittle's Rob Ford exposé is a compelling, if limited, read Special

“Rob Ford might be a genius – if not of the academic variety, certainly of the kind that matters in politics,” Robyn Doolittle writes in “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” her bestselling account of the notorious Toronto mayor's career.

Canadian newspapers give status update on digital revenues Special

Toronto - While stopping short of offering real solutions to the continued decline of print ad revenue, Canadian newspaper industry executives provided an interesting glimpse into their attempts at making money from the digital world.

Op-Ed: It's an odd world —Rob Ford, Conrad Black and Adult Kid syndrome

It is an odd, odd world and it is not likely it will ever be anything but. After all, Rob Ford is the Mayor of a major city. He's a roly-poly kid, Ford, and not meaning plumpness, but the roly-poly toy, the one that rights itself every time it falls.

Rob Ford attacks reporter Daniel Dale, suggests he's a pedophile

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have dragged himself down to yet another low when, on a taped interview airing Monday night, he implied a Toronto Star reporter was a pedophile. There's no substance to the allegation but that seemed immaterial to Ford.

Rob Ford: 'I need f***ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead'

Toronto - Two Toronto news media outlets have released a video clip of Mayor Rob Ford showing him in the middle of a tirade on how he needs "f---ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead." The video was recorded on an unknown person’s smartphone.

Letter to autistic boy's family says 'move or euthanize him'

The family of a teenager with autism in Canada has received a letter saying the family should euthanize him or move out of the area.

Poll: Toronto residents split on Mayor Ford crack allegations

Toronto - Within the margin of error, Torontonians are almost equally divided on whether a video exists showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack while in the company of drug dealers.

Op-Ed: Mayor Ford ‘knew where video was’, says new report

Toronto - The Toronto Mayor Ford crack video scandal took another twist with the revelation that Mayor Ford said that he knew where the video was, and giving two addresses.

Op-Ed: Was Toronto Mayor Rob Ford asked to leave a fundraiser?

Toronto - A Toronto Star story, published on Tuesday, alleged that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a drinking problem and was asked to leave the Garrison Ball, a fundraiser. Ford has denied the charges and called those at the Toronto Star "pathological liars."

Toronto Star to introduce paywall in early 2013

Toronto - Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank announced Monday plans to introduce a paywall structure in 2013. Complete details of the proposed plan have not been released, but it is in line with other Toronto outlets, such as the Globe and Mail.

Op-Ed: A Tale of Two City Councillors and Two Newspapers

Toronto - There's a war brewing in Toronto between two City Councillors and two city media giants. Each paper has their man front and center with good press while doing a smear campaign with their enemy.

Toronto: Mayor's office interfered with civic appointments

Toronto - Toronto's ombudsman has stated in a new report that the mayor's office sped up the civic appointments process so much that it has made a considerable impact on the city's residents.

Hockey world honors one-year anniversary of Lokomotiv tragedy

Fans, players and organizations across the globe took the time Friday to remember those who died as the hockey world honors the one-year anniversary of the plane crash that killed 44 people, including most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team.

Op-Ed: Who's to blame for deplorable conditions at Marineland?

When the Toronto Star published results of an investigation into Marineland this week, people responded with shock and disgust, but how did conditions become so bad? Blame should be laid with those charged with ensuring the animals are protected.

Toronto mayor conflict with reporter turns to Dale's BlackBerry Special

Toronto - Wednesday night Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale was confronted by Mayor Rob Ford behind Ford's home. During the incident Dale's Blackberry was left at the scene with Ford retrieving it.

Toronto mayor confronts Star reporter outside home Special

Toronto - A mayor who wants to buy conserve land, a journalist who reports on that and an evening stand-off are all the makings of a hot news story. As City Councillor Joe Mihevc said today, "When you think it can't get weirder, it does!"

Toronto Star reporter says he was not in Mayor's backyard

Toronto - The big story in Toronto tonight is that Mayor Rob Ford had a trespasser in his backyard. That's not exactly what happened, according to a Toronto Star reporter.

Globe and Mail is favorite to win National Newspaper Awards

Toronto - The Globe and Mail is the clear leader of a pack of 25 Canadian news organisations competing for honours at the 63rd annual National Newspaper Awards Gala, which will take place April 27 in Toronto.

Study: Newspapers losing $7 in print for every $1 earned online

Washington - According to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, newspapers in the United States lose $7 in print revenue for every dollar earned in digital revenue. Will a new business model appear?

Op-Ed: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford boycotts one of city's major news sources

Toronto - In Canada we have the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to ensure that basic freedoms are allowed for everyone. One of those basic freedoms is the freedom of the press and other media of communication.

Countdown To Air Canada Strike, Union Ad Seeks Public Support

Air Canada flight attendants served a strike notice on the airline yesterday. The union took out a newspaper ad to seek public support. Westjet announced Sunday it will be adding new flights to accommodate passengers affected by the strike.

Toronto Star reporter does interview via Twitter Special

Toronto - Today an interview took place on Twitter between a Toronto reporter and a Toronto police officer. The #twinterview was visible to all who followed either of the participants. It was published in Saturday's Toronto Star.

Toronto Transit union head denies urination allegation report

Toronto - A local media outlet reported this week that a Toronto Transit Commission operator had allegedly urinated on a public wall. But Bob Kinnear, head of the TTC union, called the story a "fabrication" and demanded an apology from the publication.

Councillor Doug Ford calls Toronto Star 'a bunch of socialists'

Toronto - Mayor Rob Ford spent the weekend fishing at his brother Doug Ford's cottage in Huntsville. Doug Ford spoke to AM640 this morning about the Toronto Star and the family time at the cottage.

Toronto Star to layoff 78 positions

Joe Schneider of Bloomberg reports that Torstar Corp will be cutting 78 editing job. This comes after a letter was sent out last month to employees for a severance package deal.

Toronto Star Offering Employees Voluntary Separation Special

On Tuesday afternoon employees of the Toronto Star received a memo from Star publisher John Cruickshank about a restructuring plan that includes voluntary employee separation.

Torstar Corp. Cutting 160 Positions For Ontario Newspapers

The Toronto Star's company announced on Thursday that is was cutting 169 positions in a combination of voluntary and involuntary staff reductions as they restructure their newspaper division.

There's humour in commuting

Toronto Star colummist Linwood Barclay finds many things ridiculous about Toronto's GO Transit system.

The Toronto Star begins War on Poverty

In 2007, hidden in plain sight, one in six Canadians lives in poverty. With this report on the working poor, the Star begins a long-term series aimed at shedding light on poverty and finding ways to ease the pain.
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