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April 23, 2018 10:29 PM Johns Hopkins performs world’s first penile transplant

In the latest breakthrough for the Hopkins reconstructive team, nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons transplanted a deceased donor’s entire penis, scrotum and partial abdominal wall on a wounded soldier over the course of 14 hours. “It’s a real mind-boggling injury to suffer, it is not an easy one to accept,” the soldier said in a statement 6

April 21, 2018 4:00 PM 'You can't say enough about Mark Cross as a person': Funeral Saturday for assistant Broncos coach

Cross, 27, joined Broncos for the 2017-18 season Mark Cross was a ferocious competitor when he played hockey, but the assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos had a calming presence on his players, teammates and friends. Cross, who was 27, was one of 16 people who died on April 6 when the junior hockey team's bus and a semi-truck collided at a rural 7

April 20, 2018 8:28 PM Paris student protesters removed from occupied building

The occupation was ignited by a new system of admissions would allow universities to rank applicants based on their own criteria. French high school graduates are guaranteed free university access regardless of their grades. Paris 1 University President Georges Haddad said no students were injured during the eviction operation. He told reporters he felt “great 7

April 20, 2018 6:00 PM Alberta university criticized for plan to bestow honorary degree on David Suzuki

The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree. Earlier this month, the university announced that the longtime environmentalist will be one of 13 people to receive the honour later this spring. Andrew Leach, the architect of Alberta's climate change plan and an economics professor at the university

April 19, 2018 7:24 PM Developer unveils plans for massive highrise complex at Bloor and Dundas

Choice Properties on Thursday revealed a plan that calls for multiple highrise towers offering 2,500 residential units and office space for more than 3,000. Bloor and Dundas is undergoing a big change, which developers say could bring thousands of residential housing units, jobs, park space, and a new modernized school. Choice Properties REIT revealed 13

April 19, 2018 4:20 PM Parkland students David and Lauren Hogg ink book deal

The siblings are working on #NEVERAGAIN: A New Generation Draws the Line. NEW YORK — Two students who survived the deadly mass shooting this year at a Florida high school have a book deal. Siblings David and Lauren Hogg are working on #NEVERAGAIN: A New Generation Draws the Line. Random House announced Wednesday that the book would come out June 5 and that the Hoggs 12

April 17, 2018 11:05 PM ‘Sending love and hope’: Canadians support GoFundMe for Indian bus crash that happened 3 days after Humboldt

Twenty-three children under the age of 12 died when their speeding school bus plunged off a mountainside in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh in the Himalayas, three days after the fatal bus crash in Sasktachewan. Arora wanted to raise $1,000 or so from friends and family and find a way to get it there to help the families. The response to his fund encouraged 13

April 17, 2018 6:26 PM Whitby elementary school teacher faces sexual-assault charges

Thomas Grieve, a teacher at Robert Munsch Public School, is accused of 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct with children under the age of 16. Fourteen new charges have been laid against a Durham Region teacher already facing multiple allegations of sexually assaulting students. Thomas Grieve is now accused of 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct with children 12

April 17, 2018 5:43 PM Sandy Hook families sue InfoWars’ Alex Jones

Parents file defamation suit after host alleges Sandy Hook massacre didn’t happen The parents of two children killed at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012 sued Alex Jones, the host of InfoWars, who had derided the shooting as fake and possibly staged by the government. Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, parents of Noah Pozner, filed a lawsuit 11

April 16, 2018 9:54 AM Live: Commuter delays, school closures and cancellations in the aftermath of the ice storm

With some power outages and school closures reported, freezing rain and high winds are expected to taper off Monday morning. All schools in Halton District and Peel District’s public and Catholic school boards are closed because of the weather. All buses for the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, York Region, Durham 18