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September 17, 2018 9:13 PM Second human rights case to challenge government over sex-ed curriculum

Two transgender teens are part of a second human rights case launched against the Ontario government for its use of an outdated sex-ed curriculum. Ryan and Noah, both 15, say using the two-decade-old lessons — which don’t explicitly mention LGBTQ youth — means teens like them are no longer reflected in the classroom. They say that could lead to an unwelcoming 6

September 10, 2018 5:08 PM Toronto police charge two landlords with negligence after fatal fire in May killed U of T student

Shortly after the fire at 10 Haida Crt., the Star visited several of these Scarborough houses. At one, 3321 Ellesmere Rd., the Star entered and saw a basement apartment home to eight international students with shared facilities and apparent safety hazards, including two mould-filled bathrooms, two kitchens — one of which did not have running water — and at least 8

September 10, 2018 2:40 PM Toronto hit with heavy rain, power outages

Toronto is facing heavy rainfall Monday as the remnants of a tropical depression makes its way to the GTA. Thousands of customers in Etobicoke lost power due to the weather, Toronto Hydro said. Approximately 1,072 were affected in the area of Burnhamthorpe south to Dundas, Kipling east to Islington, while another 1,460 people were hit in the Park Lawn and Royal 10

September 7, 2018 7:12 PM Who stacked furniture, balls, books and a boat on Sir Adam Beck’s head?

“Sometime it’s actual humans, not just sculptures, but this is the first time it’s been installed in a fixed way,” explains Russo. “They’ve always been strung up on a crane for a photograph, so he was a little nervous. That was a big challenge.” The artist got some attention in New York City for building an entire elevated living room around a statue 7

August 30, 2018 5:04 PM Texas authorities say woman caught on security video wearing restraints is safe

CONROE, TEXAS—Authorities in Texas say they’ve found a woman who was captured on video ringing a doorbell in the middle of the night, her wrists shackled in what appeared to be broken restraints. Lt. Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the 32-year-old woman is safe with family out of state. He also says deputies found her 49-year-old 8

August 26, 2018 7:57 PM ‘Multiple fatalities’ reported in mass shooting at gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

Multiple people are dead, including a suspect, in what authorities called a mass shooting at a mall in downtown Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said that it did not know whether there were additional gunmen and that police were searching the area for suspects. The incident occurred at the Madden 19 video game tournament 23

August 25, 2018 10:10 PM Grassroots Conservatives at policy convention target carbon tax, irregular migrants

The party rank-and-file also approved a motion calling for the renegotiation of the Safe Third Country Agreement, a deal with the United States governing asylum claims. The Conservatives have argued the agreement should be extended to the entire border, not simply official ports of entry, so that Canada could turn away refugees trying to enter the country 13

August 25, 2018 2:25 AM Passenger ship runs aground near Kugaaruk, Nunavut

It says the nearest vessel, the Akademik Ioffe’s sister ship the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, is providing support and assistance. “We regret the inconvenience to our passengers and are working closely with the captain, ship owner and all relevant agencies to resolve the situation as quickly and safely as possible. We will provide updates as they become 10

August 24, 2018 7:24 PM There is no ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption, global study finds

A new global study from the British journal The Lancet found that the safest level of drinking was none. The study, published Thursday, analyzed data from the 2016 Global Burden of Disease report to determine levels of alcohol use and its health effects in 195 countries for males and females ages 15 to 49 between 1990 to 2016. Researchers found alcohol 9

August 24, 2018 6:38 PM BC bus service along ‘Highway of Tears’ more than doubles in six months

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.—The British Columbia government says thousands of people have used an intercommunity bus service across northwestern B.C. in the 19 months since it was launched to offer safe, affordable travel along Hwy. 16, the so-called Highway of Tears. The Ministry of Transportation says the BC Transit-operated route has more than doubled its ridership 10