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Lyft Starts Global Expansion with Toronto Service Launch Tuesday

Lyft Starts Global Expansion with Toronto Service Launch Tuesday

By The Canadian Press

Lyft
This Monday, May 16, 2016, file photo shows a smartphone displaying the Lyft app, in Detroit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Paul Sancya, File)

TORONTO – Ride-hailing service Lyft will launch its service in Toronto on Tuesday, marking its first expansion outside the United States.

The addition of Lyft brings increased competition to Uber in Canada’s largest city.

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Canadian Media Organizations Grapple with Requests to ‘Unpublish’ Articles

Canadian Media Organizations Grapple with Requests to ‘Unpublish’ Articles

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Google
This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The relief Martin Streete felt the day he walked out of court a free man erodes with every click of Google’s search button. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TORONTO – The relief Martin Streete felt the day he walked out of court a free man erodes with every click of Google’s search button.

Every time he researches his name, he’s confronted with a 2011 headline announcing criminal charges he never had to face in court.

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Flu Cases Showing Up Earlier Than Usual, Could Be Harbinger of Bad Season: Experts

Flu Cases Showing Up Earlier Than Usual, Could Be Harbinger of Bad Season: Experts

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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A flu vaccine is injected in Montreal, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – The influenza season in Canada could be shaping up to be a potentially nasty one, with a mixed bag of viruses already circulating in much of the country, say infectious diseases experts.

There are also concerns that this year’s flu shot may not be all that effective in preventing the respiratory illness.

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CBC to Launch Ad-Free Paid Streaming Option as Part of Revamped TV App

CBC to Launch Ad-Free Paid Streaming Option as Part of Revamped TV App

By The Canadian Press

CBC
A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. CBC says it plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads. The broadcaster says in a memo that the new app will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programing, and see series not aired on the network. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – CBC plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads.

The broadcaster said in a memo that the new app, which will also be available for free in an ad-supported version, will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programming and see series not aired on the network.

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Legalization of Recreational Weed Unlikely to Kill Pot Black Market Right Away

Legalization of Recreational Weed Unlikely to Kill Pot Black Market Right Away

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
A man holds a joint between his lips during the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on April 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen significant changes in recent years and, no doubt, will see more as the country hurtles toward a new world of legalization next summer.

What does seem clear, however, is that the illegal market is unlikely to disappear in a puff of smoke come legalization day.

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ACTRA Says It’s Expediting Sexual Harassment Complaints Processes

ACTRA Says It’s Expediting Sexual Harassment Complaints Processes

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

Nicole Stamp
Actor and filmmaker Nicole Stamp moderated the discussion “Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Industry” at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on Friday, December 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – The union for Canada’s TV and film performers says it’s expediting its discipline processes for sexual harassment and assault complaints.

At a panel discussion on sexual harassment hosted Friday by the organization behind the Toronto International Film Festival, ACTRA Toronto president Theresa Tova outlined a number of immediate steps the union is taking as it also works with other industry stakeholders on longer-term strategies.

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Analyst Greg Zaun Fired from Sportsnet for “Inappropriate Behaviour”

Analyst Greg Zaun Fired from Sportsnet for “Inappropriate Behaviour”

By The Canadian Press

Gregg Zaun
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Gregg Zaun pauses during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh on April 20, 2010.Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to “inappropriate behaviour and comments.” Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement that the company was terminating the contract of the Blue Jays analyst effective immediately. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Keith Srakocic)

TORONTO – Gregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to “inappropriate behaviour and comments” toward female employees.

Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, said in a statement Thursday that the company was terminating the contract of the MLB studio analyst effective immediately.

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Ontario’s Courts to Inch Toward Modern Age with Wi-Fi, Emailed Jury Summonses

Ontario’s Courts to Inch Toward Modern Age with Wi-Fi, Emailed Jury Summonses

By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

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A television camera looks out over the courtroom during a break in the Steven Truscott case at the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2007. Ontario is announcing a number of initiatives to move Ontario???s courts into the digital age, including Wi-Fi and getting jury summons by email or text. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

TORONTO – Ontario’s antiquated court system will inch toward the modern age, as the attorney general announced Wi-Fi for courthouses, jury summons via email or text and some online divorce filings.

The system remains largely a paper-based one, which has not thus far reacted quickly to adopt new — or even not-so-new — technologies, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi said Wednesday.

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Michelle Obama and Joe Biden in Toronto for Separate Speaking Engagements

Michelle Obama and Joe Biden in Toronto for Separate Speaking Engagements

By Peter Goffin, The Canadian Press

Joe Biden
Former American vice-president Joe Biden arrives at a convention centre in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, to give a keynote speech on leadership. The speech was closed to the media. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel)

TORONTO – Two prominent figures in U.S. politics were north of the border in Toronto on Tuesday for separate speaking engagements that were both closed to the media.

Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke about education and equality for girls and women around the world at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada.

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Coat Meghan Markle Wore in Engagement Photos by Canadian Brand Line the Label

Coat Meghan Markle Wore in Engagement Photos by Canadian Brand Line the Label

By The Canadian Press

Prince Harry - Meghan Markle
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for the media in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, Monday Nov. 27, 2017. It was announced Monday that Prince Harry, fifth in line for the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, confirming months of rumours. (Eddie Mulholland/Pool via AP)

TORONTO – Canadian fashion brand Line the Label is in the spotlight after Meghan Markle wore one of its coats during a photo-op for her engagement to Prince Harry.

The white wool wrap coat has been renamed the “Meghan” and is already sold out. The same coat in a rose dust colour is selling for $799.

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