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Trauma by the tracks

Commuter at train station

Posted: March 16th, 2017
TTC commuters are accustomed to delays on the subway, which are sometimes caused by suicides on the tracks. Though for most commuters the announcement might result in being late for work or school, some have the misfortune of witnessing a suicide. This can translate into either shock or trauma. People suffering in the aftermath of witnessing suicides have found refuge in online forums, with many coalescing on Reddit. The social media forum features posts from witnesses to TTC suicides.

Politics

Here we go again: City of Toronto 2017 Budget

Toronto sign

Posted: February 24th, 2017
Don’t be surprised if you get a sense of déjà vu as the mayor and Toronto city council wrap up the budget for 2017, this week. City council finalized the budget during a meeting scheduled for Feb. 14-15. On the chopping block for budget reductions are popular public services such as library hours, childcare and the potential closing of a men’s shelter in North York for people addressing substance-abuse. They’ve all faced similar threatened cuts in previous years.

Science & Health

How Far Will You Go To Look Beautiful?

Glittered lips

Posted: February 24th, 2017
As the years go by the more people get obsessed with looking young and beautiful. Some are willing to using weird ingredients, participate in beauty trends that can be harmful such as tattooed makeup, while some put too much glitter on places people wouldn't usually— or even get facials there (but that can be for cleansing purposes too, so we’ll let it slide). Now you can look just as good looking as those sexy fictional vampires by getting a vampire facial (even though that's not really what it does). You can relax while somebody smears bird poo on your face, it's not gross if it's for beauty, right? They are some people that try to rejuvenate the skin by putting on a placenta mask. Better yet, just freeze yourself in the name of beauty

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Leaving the Game: Sex trafficking in Toronto

Girl with stockings being manhandled

Posted: February 10th, 2017
When an 11-year-old Toronto girl went missing for four days in September 2016, it was assumed that she was just another child runaway. However, the reality is that the Toronto elementary school student — who we'll call Emily, to protect her identity — didn’t simply go missing: she had been sold by an older friend into the Toronto sex trafficking circuit, known as "The Game". This case is not uncommon. Last year, Toronto police rescued 60 victims from sex trafficking, and officers assume countless others are still being exploited.

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Gun Violence in Toronto

Posted: January 30th, 2017
The city of Toronto has seen a 35 per cent increase in gun violence from 2016 over the year before. According to figures released by the Toronto Police Service, in 2015, there were a reported 414 victims of gun violence. In 2016, there were over 513.

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Toronto clowns not laughing about Creepy Clown Craze

Scary Clown

Posted: January 10th, 2017
Just before Halloween, in October 2016, police across North America began receiving calls about pranksters dressed as creepy clowns driving around town and scaring people. Two teenagers dressed as scary clowns were detained in Toronto in early October for allegedly chasing other students around school property. The local school board issued a warning. On Sept. 27, […]

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Top three places to see fall foliage in Toronto

Posted: November 12th, 2016
You don’t have to travel miles away to a provincial park just to get a chance to view the colourful fall leaves this season. Right in the heart of Toronto you will be able to see these magnificent fall colours. All you need is to dedicate a lovely afternoon, a good pair of hiking shoes and that cup of pumpkin spice latte to keep you warm during your city adventure.

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Succeed in the LSAT: Prep Courses or Solo Study?

Posted: October 17th, 2016
The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a key hurdle for anyone who wants to apply to a North American law school, and is just the first step in an anxiety ridden and expensive few months for tens of thousands of young Canadians every year. Many students take formal preparatory courses, shelling out hundreds of dollars to do so. There are so many private prep courses, public information sessions and study options, how can prospective Canadian students know which is the best path towards acing the LSAT?

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Where Hollywood gets its cop cars. Hint? Ontario

Posted: October 13th, 2016
When people think of police cars, they immediately think of flashing lights, high speed-chases, and uniformed police officers catching bad guys. This is what police cruisers are meant to do, but what happens when the car has too much mileage, or isn't worth fixing? When law enforcement vehicles are put out for retirement, they often find second careers. They turn into someone else's private car, or maybe even turn up as a prop in a blockbuster movie.