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Bank employee stabbed ‘multiple times’ in Chinatown bank robbery

A bank employee has been stabilized multiple times in Chinatown in an attempted bank robbery, Toronto police say. The man held up a bank near Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West at about 1 pm The man jumped the counter and the employee was stabbed several times, according to police. Toronto paramedics say the employee …

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Why this Omicron variant has experts on alert in Ontario

A new branch of COVID-19’s Omicron variant, BA.5, is poised to become dominant in Ontario, and experts are watching closely, as it’s much better at getting around immunity, whether that immunity is from a vaccine, prior infection or both. “That 50 per cent tip-over point is probably going to happen within this week, where it …

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GTA rents in May see largest monthly price hike in more than three years

GTA rent prices in May saw the largest monthly hike in more than three years at 5.7 per cent as supply tightens and demand surges. A new report by Bullpen Research & Consulting and TorontoRentals.com found the average monthly rent in the GTA increased by 16.5 per hundred year-over-year, from $1,998 in May 2021 to …

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Toronto lifeguards’ pay under review friend staff shortage

Toronto is reviewing what it pays city lifeguards after their union said below-standard wages are contributing to an aquatics staff shortage that has canceled lessons for 1,140 swimmers. CUPE Local 79 has, for years, pushed the city to boost pay for lifeguards and swim instructors, given the responsibilities and qualifications demanded, said local president Casey …

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Toronto police detain man and dog after series of attacks

Toronto police say they have detained a man and dog after two violent robberies and an attempted boat theft Saturday morning that sent two people to hospital with serious injuries. Police were called about a carjacking near Third Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West just before 3 am According to police, a man allegedly attacked …

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