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MLB Wants Beer-Throwing, 'Loon-Ball' Fan Prosecuted

It's also pressuring Toronto to ban beer cans from the stands

(Newser) - Major League Baseball wants officials in Canada to prosecute the Toronto Blue Jays fan who threw a can of beer at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of the AL wild-card game Tuesday, the AP reports. Toronto police on Wednesday released a photo of the fan... More »

Crossbow Attack Leaves 3 Dead in Toronto

The attack is connected to a suspicious package that shut down a building

(Newser) - Three people were killed with a crossbow Thursday afternoon in Toronto, Reuters reports. According to the CBC , police responded to reports of a stabbing to find three people with crossbow bolts in them inside a residential garage in a suburban area of the city. "It was going on for... More »

Toronto Police Apprehend Gun-Toting Terminator

A shoddy Schwarzenegger mannequin caused a scare this week

(Newser) - Toronto police did in one night what Hollywood cops couldn't do in an entire movie (not to mention multiple sequels): stop the Terminator. CBC reports someone called 911 Wednesday night about a person with a gun. Police secured the area before realizing there was no threat. "Police on... More »

Police to Apologize for Canada's 'Stonewall Moment'

1981 raids targeting gay men sparked gay rights movement

(Newser) - Some 35 years after police targeted gay men in a series of raids on bathhouses, Toronto’s gay community will finally get an apology. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders is expected to deliver an official apology Wednesday for the Feb. 5, 1981, raids on four bathhouses—known as Operation Soap—... More »

Huge 'Bonnie and Clyde' Rodents Loose in Toronto

The capybara pair escaped from High Park Zoo on May 24

(Newser) - A #CapybaraWatch hashtag is making the rounds online in the hopes that the public can help track down two giant capybaras that flew the coop of a Toronto zoo more than two weeks ago, National Geographic reports. The aptly nicknamed Bonnie and Clyde made a run for it on May... More »

'Morbid' Funeral Home Ad Wants Motorists to 'Text and Drive'

But it isn't quite what it appears

(Newser) - Motorists in Toronto were recently confronted by a huge billboard from Wathan Funeral Home instructing them to "text and drive," Adweek reports. The "provocative in the extreme" billboard understandably sent many angry Toronto residents to the Wathan Funeral website . There they were greeted with this message: “... More »

Baby Delivered After Mom Killed in Drive-By

Toronto cops say the whole city is outraged

(Newser) - A dangerously premature baby is clinging to life in Toronto after its mother was killed in a drive-by shooting. The child was delivered via emergency C-section after 35-year-old Candice Bobb, who was around five months pregnant, was fatally shot on Sunday night, CTV reports. She was a passenger in a... More »

Woman Hops Tiger Fence to Get Hat Back

Toronto Zoo wants to talk to 'moron' in video

(Newser) - People at the Toronto Zoo want to talk to somebody who got too close for comfort to one of their Sumatran tigers—for the sake of a hat. A video that surfaced over the weekend shows a woman hopping a fence at the tiger enclosure to retrieve a fallen hat,... More »

Mom Bills Son $1K for Being an 'A--hole'

Her son calls it a 'very effective parenting technique'

(Newser) - A Reddit user living in Toronto better be kissing up to his momma for quite a while: The 23-year-old student, who goes by Chalipo on Reddit, recently got into an argument with his mom about how much it had cost her to support him over the last 13 months, reports... More »

Toronto Mourns Its 'Most Complicated' Mayor

He 'may have been a clown, but he was our clown'

(Newser) - Rob Ford has died from cancer at 46 and while he deeply split opinion when he was mayor of Toronto, commentators agree that the world is duller place without the man they describe as the most polarizing, most complicated, and by far the most famous leader the city has ever... More »

Rob Ford Is in Palliative Care

Family confirms the news about former Toronto mayor

(Newser) - Rob Ford's office confirms that the former Toronto mayor is in palliative care at Mount Sinai Hospital and that his family is focused on making him as comfortable as possible, the Toronto Star reports. "Family members have been with him around the clock," Ford’s brother and... More »

Cops: Man Hijacks Bus for Tim Hortons Coffee Run

Toronto man allegedly held knife to driver, made him run red lights

(Newser) - In what may be the most Canadian of crimes this week, a 31-year-old man allegedly hijacked a Toronto Transit Commission bus and forced the driver at knifepoint to take him to … a Tim Hortons coffee shop, the CBC reports. A local police constable says the man got onto the... More »

Can You Spot the Error in This St. Paddy's Day Ad?

From Guinness, no less

(Newser) - Four-leaf clovers are supposed to bring good luck, but not so much for Guinness. The Irish beer company found itself apologizing to Canadians this week after the St. Patrick's Day ads it put up around the Toronto subway system's St. Patrick Station used the wrong green symbol to... More »

80-Year-Old Charged for Driving This

Canada man said he was too old and weak to clean snow off car

(Newser) - An 80-year-old man was charged after driving a car that was almost completely covered in snow with only a portion of the driver's side windshield cleared for vision, police said. Ontario Provincial Police said Wednesday the man received a $110 ticket after an officer spotted a car resembling a... More »

Roommate Takes Shower 'Too Early,' Things Unravel

Toronto cops ended up being called to the scene

(Newser) - "Is it the most effective use of police resources? No." That's what a Toronto officer had to say after authorities responded to an alleged assault that resulted in minor injuries at an apartment in the city on Tuesday. The problem? Someone apparently got upset that their roommate... More »

Woman Hunts for Sweatshirt Over 1K Miles Away

The sentimental item was donated to Goodwill by mistake

(Newser) - Alison Williams is willing to pay cash or offer up some "good ole' fashioned Canadian maple syrup" if someone can help her track down a very special sweatshirt in Oklahoma, per her post on Reddit . The Toronto woman is on a mission to help her best friend of 20... More »

'Doo Doo' the Clown Saves 2 From Deranged Attacker

There was plenty of space in Doo Doo's car

(Newser) - Two Toronto women fleeing a deranged attacker were saved by a clown who had more than enough room in his car. Doo Doo the Clown tells the Toronto Star that he was still in full clown costume Sunday afternoon when he spotted an apparently disturbed man jumping on cars and... More »

Couple Downsizes Big Wedding to Sponsor Syrian Refugees

They're raising $27,000 to sponsor a family of 4 instead

(Newser) - The idea came to them in September, when Samantha Jackson and Farzin Yousefian saw the tragic photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi's lifeless body washed ashore after he and his family fled their home in Syria. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on a big, catered wedding in... More »

The 5 Most Livable Cities in the World

Head for Australia (Melbourne is No. 1), Canada, or Austria

(Newser) - "Civil unrest, acts of terror and violence" around the world are compromising the livability of cities around the globe, per a new ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit that surveyed 140 cities. The report notes even cities in North America have suffered, some from the turmoil caused by the... More »

Man Uses Nail Clippers to Free Kidnap Victim

Dog walker in Toronto comes across bound woman pleading for help

(Newser) - It's not every kidnap story that ends with a mild-mannered dog walker freeing the victim with his trusty nail clippers, but such is the case in Toronto. Police say that Peter Hamilton was taking his yellow Lab for a walk on Sunday morning when he heard a woman's... More »

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