Sammy Yatim: Gone in 60 seconds

Eight shots point-blank with hollow-point bullets. By any reasonable measure Toronto cop James Forcillo showed a disregard for the consequences of his actions when he killed Sammy Yatim, but is he guilty of murder?

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Syrian refugees are not our enemies

But you don’t have to look too far on social media to find posts about not letting “these” people into “our” country. more »

Nov 30, 2015 8:59 AM News 5 Comments

Nate Smelle

Climate action COP-out in Paris?

Even before the terror attacks of November 13, going to Paris for the climate negotiations was not going to be fun – talks have not been going well. more »

Nov 29, 2015 9:02 AM Environment

News of Brunswick House closure ignites foggy memories of legendary past

The popular Annex bar, better known as the Brunny, has a reputation for serving cheap mini pitchers to students, but it has a rich history in Toronto's activism and music communities more »

Nov 27, 2015 2:23 PM Think Free 8 Comments

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Toronto Tipsheet: Dilly Dally, Toronto Poetry Slam, Skratch Bastid and more

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Nov 27, 2015 12:31 PM Think Free

This Black Friday, try buying nothing instead

If I can do it for a year, you can do it for one day. Here's how more »

Nov 26, 2015 8:00 PM Think Free


Five ways you can support Syrian refugees in Toronto

A community dinner, literary event, and choral performance are just a few events raising money for the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Canada more »

Nov 26, 2015 4:42 PM Think Free 2 Comments

This Christmas, please don't buy me an adult colouring book

There have got to be better ways to deal with screens, stress and loneliness more »

Nov 26, 2015 4:09 PM Think Free

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The players in the James Forcillo trial

In the history of major cases in Toronto, the same characters show up again and again. more »

Nov 25, 2015 10:00 PM News

The Sammy Yatim effect

How many of Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci's recommendations have been implemented since he filed his report in July 2014? more »

Nov 25, 2015 7:26 PM News

A time to shoot your mouth off, not your gun

Why didn't police officers try to talk Sammy Yatim down? Had they done so, the outcome would likely have been very different. more »

Nov 25, 2015 6:15 PM News


Climate control

French government's ban on protests at climate talks post-ISIS attacks is a form of violence against those affected by global warming more »

Nov 25, 2015 6:08 PM News

What these Torontonians have to say about Islamophobia needs to be heard

Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park communities rally more »

Nov 25, 2015 6:00 PM News 6 Comments

Cheol Joon Baek

Big 3: Step In For Casey House

NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events more »

Nov 25, 2015 5:11 PM News

Michelle da Silva

Regent Park's youth centre raising money to rebuild

Former premier Bob Rae is leading a fundraising campaign for Dixon Hall, which serves young people in the neighbourhood more »

Nov 25, 2015 4:45 PM News

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Ex police watchdog Alok Mukherjee speaks out on Yatim

158 recommendations later, the force is still covering up for mishandling of people in distress more »

Nov 25, 2015 12:00 AM News

Fort York Bridge finally gets green light

The long-awaited pedestrian and cycle bridge, once scrapped by former mayor Rob Ford, will connect downtown west to Fort York and the waterfront more »

Nov 24, 2015 4:44 PM News


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