TORONTO STORM

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Drivers should prepare for a tough commute Monday as a winter storm that brought snow and freezing temperatures overnight continues in to the morning. A storm warning put in place by Environment Cana...
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4 Hit By Lightning In Toronto

Four men have been injured by a lightning strike on a golf course north of Toronto, with one man in critical condition, police say. York Regional Police said all four were taken to hospital after the...
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Storm Knocks Out Power In GTA

A strong summer storm knocked out power in parts of the GTA on Tuesday. Large parts of Toronto experienced power outages in the early evening with many tweeting using the #DarkTO hashtag Lights out n...
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The Week In Review: Toronto's Trees Don't Need the Army, They Need Less Red Tape

With Toronto's ice storm now past, the city is turning its attention to cleaning up fallen branches and taking care of damaged trees -- a process that we're told will cost $75-million. About $25-million of that money will be spent on picking up the debris, with the rest going to tending to the injured tree canopy. Despite the extensive damage, though, Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly's musings about calling in the army to help wrestle errant branches into submission seems an overreaction. Perhaps the more relevant musing at this point is: Why is it so onerous for Toronto residents to maintain, prune, or -- God forbid -- remove trees in their own yards?