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A year ago, 8 friends were celebrating a birthday. Then the Danforth shooting happened.

They were eight care-free teenagers out celebrating a birthday when the bullets flew. The rampage that ensued on July 22, 2018, changed their lives.

'It would be terrible if nothing changed,' says father of Danforth shooting victim

When Ken Price read the final police report on the man who shot his daughter during a rampage through Toronto's Greektown, it galvanized his resolve to tackle one of the major issues that emerged through the investigation: access to a handgun.

Ontario woman nearly dies — twice — after snake bite in Thailand

An Ontario woman who was bitten by a snake while on vacation in Thailand almost a second time when she returned home to Waterloo, because the venom was still in her system. Antivenom from the Toronto Zoo saved her life.

Toronto hospital to use AI, data science to better understand mental health

Toronto researcher Sean Hill says harvesting all the available information in the field — whether it's collected by clinicians or trapped inside patients' genes and neurons — will help answer the big questions about mental disorders.

Vancouver aquarium-owned belugas to be shipped from Ontario's Marineland to aquarium in Spain

Marineland and the Vancouver Aquarium are shipping beluga whales out of the country just as the federal government sets its sights on stopping the import and export of cetaceans. A new federal law would ban exports of marine mammals.

Ontario's tanning bed rules largely ineffective, University of Guelph study finds

A University of Guelph study has found Ontario's rules around tanning beds have been ineffective because the public health agencies that enforce the regulations are too strapped for cash to do so.

Accused in Toronto van attack faces mounting lawsuits from victims with traumatic injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, spinal fractures and internal bleeding are among the litany of ailments described in a mounting number of lawsuits against a man accused of killing 10 people and injuring 16 others in a van attack in Toronto last year.

OSPCA turns down request to keep enforcing animal cruelty laws

Ontario's animal welfare watchdog has turned down a government request to continue enforcing cruelty laws until the province passes a new law, saying those responsibilities should rest with police.

Serial killer Dellen Millard appeals conviction and sentence for father's murder

Serial killer Dellen Millard is appealing his first-degree murder conviction and sentence for the death of his father, arguing the outcome of his case was unreasonable.

Toronto officer pleads guilty to misconduct for using database for personal gain

A Toronto police officer pleaded guilty to misconduct at a tribunal hearing Tuesday for using his position to obtain a woman's information for personal gain.

Fort McMurray homes had normal levels of indoor toxins after wildfire: study

A new study indicates dust from homes in Fort McMurray, Alta., had normal levels of indoor contaminants a year after a devastating forest fire hit the city, suggesting residents did not face an elevated health risk in the aftermath of the blaze.

Toronto homicide squad being revamped under new leader after tough year

Heading into 2019 the team's new leader is revamping the unit by bringing in more members and launching a video analysis unit in an effort to solve more cases faster.

'I want to be put back into the air': The life and death of a BASE jumper

Mike Racicot, known as "Treehouse Mike," died on July 26 while on a wingsuit flight in Switzerland.

University of Guelph among campuses leading in marijuana cultivation

Marijuana, long sneaked on to college and university campuses for use in bongs and joints, is now being grown legally at several academic institutions across the country. The University of Guelph is among them.

Green Leader Mike Schreiner 'cautiously optimistic' he'll win in Guelph

Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner may win his seat in Guelph in Thursday's provincial election.