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City takes fight over Toronto council cuts to Supreme Court

Toronto·NewCity takes fight over Toronto council cuts to Supreme CourtThe city announced Friday that it has filed an application with Canada’s highest court to seek leave to appeal the province’s decision to slash the size of council.Province, city last faced off in court in June over mid-election move to chop council seatsToronto Mayor John Tory looks at Ontario Premier Doug Ford as the two leaders spoke to the media last summer. Ford first announced his decision to chop the number of Toronto wards partway through Toronto's election campaign. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press)The city announced Friday that it has filed an application with the country's highest court to seek leave to appeal the province's decision to slash the size of council. The city said in a news release that it is now awaiting the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on whether or not it will hear the appeal. This move marks the final legal option for the city, after the provincial Court of Appe..

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Man charged in crash that killed 97-year-old pedestrian

TorontoMan charged in crash that killed 97-year-old pedestrianA Toronto man has been charged in connection with a crash that led to the death of a 97-year-old man in Scarborough back in September.Driver appeared in court FridayA Toronto police officer inspects the front of a white Honda Civic after an 97-year-old man was struck in Scarborough in September. (Martin Trainor/CBC)A Toronto man has been charged in connection with a crash that led to the death of a 97-year-old man in Scarborough back in September. The senior was hit while walking across Warden Avenue, north of McNicoll Avenue, around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 6. As he crossed, he was hit by a Honda Civic travelling southbound on Warden, according to police. The man was rushed to hospital. He died weeks later. Police originally said the driver involved in the collision remained at the scene and was co-operating with the investigation, but then announced Friday that a 29-year-old man has been arrested and charged with failing to ..

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Heated pavement, smart intersections: Sidewalk Labs unveils plans for waterfront

Toronto·NewHeated pavement, smart intersections: Sidewalk Labs unveils plans for waterfrontThe document from the Google sister company outlines several "innovations" — ranging from weather-responsive heated pavement to pedestrian detectors at crosswalks — and what data they will collect.No personal information will be used for advertising, Sidewalk Labs saysSidewalk Labs is outlining several 'innovations,' ranging from weather-responsive heated pavement to pedestrian detectors at crosswalks. (Michael Wilson/CBC)Sidewalk Labs has released a 482-page document detailing its plans for a development on Toronto's waterfront. The so-called Digital Innovation Appendix works in part to alleviate some of the privacy concerns that have swirled around the project since it was first proposed in October 2017. The document from the Google sister company outlines several "innovations" — ranging from weather-responsive heated pavement to pedestrian detectors at crosswalks — and what da..

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Berekum East Municipal Chief Executive Woos Citizens For Yes Vote In The Referendum

The Municipal Chief for Berekum East in the Bono region, Mr. Kofi Adjei has made the strongest argument yet to woo voters for a “YES” in the 17th December 2019 referendum to amend Article 55(3) of the 1992 Constitution to ensure political parties participation in Local level elections. Addressing participants at a special town hall meeting drawn from trades Association, students and other interest groups to campaign for a YES vote, the Municipal Chief Executive argued that for Ghanaians to fully reap the fruits of democracy there was the need for political parties to be allowed to sponsor candidates to contest local level elections including the elections of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives. This he said could only be achieved if at least 40% of registered voters vote in the referendum with a 75% YES vote. He therefore urged registered voters in the Berekum East Municipality and for that matter Ghanaians to come out in their number on December 17th to vote YES for ..

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Police searching for patient who disappeared from CAMH

Toronto·NewPolice searching for patient who disappeared from CAMHToronto police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a psychiatric patient who walked away from CAMH on Thursday afternoon.Do not approach Daniel Kent and call 911 if he is seen, investigators warnToronto police say they are searching for 47-year-old Daniel Kent. (Toronto Police Service)Toronto police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a psychiatric patient who walked away from CAMH on Thursday afternoon. Police say that 47-year-old Daniel Kent was last seen around 1:30 p.m. in the area of Queen Street West and Ossington Avenue. Kent is described as standing six feet, one inches tall, and is 170 pounds with light brown hair, brown eyes, and a beard. Police say he uses two canes to get around. He was wearing a yellow sweater, brown coat, and black leather Adidas running shoes when he disappeared. "If located, do not approach and call 9-1-1 immediately," investigators said in a news relea..

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EL Disappointed Ghana Not Learning From Global Champions

Rapper and music producer EL says he is disappointed people in the Ghana music industry are not learning from international innovations. Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM Friday, he stated that things are constantly evolving which is increasing the quality of competition on the world stage. “We find ourselves not stuck in a place but moving at a pace that would not go a long way to help us compete in the global scale,” he told Andy Dosty, host of the show. According to him, there is a bigger picture of music beyond the borders of Ghana that musicians, producers and all others could learn from to take the country to the global stage. “I keep saying it it’s a big world out there, and the way things are done, it’s evolving,” he said. The ‘Kaa Bu Ame’ hitmaker added, “I think we have to educate ourselves a lot more and have leadership that would keep steering us in the right direction.” —Myjoyonline.com

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Psalm Adjetefio Wants Support For His Heart Surgery

Veteran actor, Psalm Adjetefio, has appealed to Ghanaians to help him pay the bill for his heart surgery. In an interview on Kofi TV, the actor said that although he is working to pay the bills he is not strong enough to respond to every casting call. He explained that his wives along with some family members and friends who he could depend on have left him to fend for himself. The actor popularly called 'TT' went public about his failing health in 2018 on the Delay Show. He revealed that he was diagnosed with an enlarged heart which has led to the swelling of his feet. 'TT' added that his medical check-ups also revealed that some of his organs have shifted and doctors need to work on him to fix them. His health, he told Delay, was deteriorating at an alarming rate but failed to disclose the exact cost of the surgery. In his interview on Kofi TV, the Taxi Driver actor stated that he did not want to go public with his ailment but had no choice when his body be..

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Tanzanian Comedian Begs Magufuli

Tanzanian comedian and Big Brother Africa winner Idris Sultan has apologised to Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli two weeks after he posted PhotoShopped photos of the leader. In the two photos, Sultan a photographer as well, altered the pictures by swapping the heads with the no nonsense president, as he wished him a happy birthday. In a matter of minutes, the pictures went viral irking Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda, who ordered Sultan to report to the nearest police station for questioning over allegations of disrespecting the president. Idris has since reported thrice to the Dar es Salaam police station and he is expected back on Monday. On Thursday, Sultan sent his apologies to President Mafuguli insisting the photos, which he is yet to delete, were taken out of context by certain quarters who missed the joke. "My intentions were all good. Unfortunately, they were misinterpreted. Because of that, I thought it is wise to apologise to the President himself..

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Selling $3.5m Condo

Kardashian and Kanye West have put their $3.5 million condo up for sale. The luxury Calabasas property - which features three bedrooms and four bathrooms - is in the rapper's signature minimalist style with a neutral colour scheme. According to the description on Compass: "Soft neutral tones and natural lighting are combined with bespoke custom furniture, drakes, chandeliers and light fixtures." The home also includes a private foyer, covered deck, Toto Toilets and a sleek Jee-o soho tub in the bathroom. As reported by Architectural Digest, the 39-year-old reality star bought the property - which was built three years ago - in August 2017 for $1.6 million. Kim previously revealed she bought the condo after her mother Kris Jenner, 64, bought a unit in the same building for herself, her own mum Mary Jo, 85, and her best friend Cici Bussey. It was said that her 42-year-old husband then hired Vincent Van Duysem to design the property as a birthday gift to his wife, and the home ..

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Barbados Prime Minister Calls On Akufo-Addo

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, has paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra. The Friday, November 15, 2019 courtesy call formed part of her official visit to Ghana. Discussions during the visit centered on strengthening the ties of co-operation and deepening the bilateral relations between the two countries. ---Daily Guide

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