December 6, 2013 7:15 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

TORONTO – People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.

Mourners are gathering outside Mandela’s house in Johannesburg, as well as at his old home in the city’s black township of Soweto.

The government has yet to announce a detailed schedule for a mourning period that is expected to last more than a week.

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FULL COVEAGE: Remembering Nelson Mandela

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

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SPORTS

Maple Leafs:

Trevor Smith scored in overtime as Toronto beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday night at Air Canada Centre to end the skid at five games.

IN THE NEWS…

People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies

Nelson Mandela is being remembered in Canada for his wisdom and fearless fight against racism.

Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95, leaving behind many inspiring words of wisdom. Here’s a look back at some of the quotes from one of the world’s most beloved political figures.

What the latest Rob Ford documents tell you that you didn’t already know, plus one unanswered question.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, will be joined by a number of Ontario cabinet ministers to host a meeting of northern municipal, Aboriginal and community leaders to identify opportunities to advance the objectives of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. (8 a.m. at Days Inn & Conference Centre, Timmons, Ont.)

Court appearance in Alexander Lisi’s extortion case (9 a.m. at Old City Hall)

The launch of LCBO’s “Deflate the Elephant” social responsibility holiday campaign, encouraging Ontarians to plan ahead, get home safely and help prevent impaired driving. (10 a.m. at LCBO Queen’s Quay Store)

Women Won’t Forget will hold a candlelight vigil to mark the 24th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. (6 p.m. at Philosopher’s Walk, UofT)

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