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Here’s how long Toronto’s ‘record-breaking’ snowstorm could last

Toronto could get a record-breaking amount of snow starting Wednesday, according to a snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada on Tuesday. The agency is warning that a Texas low will bring a “significant” snowstorm that could reduce visibility and impact travel plans for Torontonians this week. Similar weather alerts are in effect for the Peel, …

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Woman stabbed multiple times on TTC streetcar, female suspect arrested

A young woman was stabbed multiple times in the head and face on a Spadina streetcar Tuesday afternoon in what’s believed to be a random attack, the latest in a series of violent incidents on Toronto’s transit system that left riders fearful and union leaders calling for governments to step in. The attack comes one …

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A rare green comet not seen in 50,000 years is coming. Here’s how Canadians can see it – National

A rare comet discovered last year is expected to make its way across earth over the next few weeks, and according to an astronomy expert, Canadians will need to keep their binoculars handy to see it. The comet that stands apart for its bright green glow was discovered in 2022 by astronomers in southern California …

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Woman killed in alleged unprovoked attack in downtown Toronto, police say

Toronto Police are investigating the death of a woman who died after an alleged unprovoked attack Friday morning in the city’s downtown core. Toronto Police Acting Inspector Craig Young said officers responded to reports of an assault at Yonge and King Streets, near the financial district, around 11:30 a.m. A woman – described as being …

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Signal 1 launches AI platform at Grand River Hospital as startup aims to create more capacity in Canada’s healthcare system

“What the health care system needs right now is real innovation and novel solutions.” Tomi Poutanen has co-founded some of Canada’s most notable artificial intelligence (AI) organizations, from early-stage VC firm Radical Ventures to the Vector Institute research hub, and prediction engine company Layer 6. When Layer 6 was sold to TD Bank in 2018 …

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Toronto’s largest hospital network issues ‘Code Grey’ as digital systems go down

Just a few weeks after The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) experienced a ransomware attack that took some of its systems completely offline, another major healthcare provider in Toronto has declared a “Code Grey” in response to a network outage. The University Health Network, which includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and the Princess …

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Toronto ranked one of the most powerful cities in the world

A new global report ranks Toronto as one of the most powerful cities in the world. The Mori Memorial Foundation’s Global Power City Index 2022 (GIPC) evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world “according to their ‘magnetism’ or their comprehensive power to attract people, capital and enterprises from around the world.” The list …

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What nearly dying of cancer taught an ER doc about burnout

Dr. James Maskalyk felt the irregularity in his neck in May of 2020, just as he and his emergency-room colleagues were bracing to be overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Tests showed it was Stage 4 cancer in his lymph node. Surgery soon followed. “You go through the roller coaster of thinking, ‘I’m dying’ then thinking, ‘No, …

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Do retirees need to pay for private health insurance?

Yvonne Payne is a big supporter of having medical insurance in retirement.JENNIFER ROBERTS/THE GLOBE AND MAIL When Yvonne Payne retired at the age of 63 she took a piece of her company with her. The Toronto-based former investment professional felt the group medical insurance package her company was offering was a great deal, providing her …

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