May 15, 2014 7:04 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak delivers a speech while campaigning in Toronto, Ont. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.


TORONTO – The New Democrats launch a new party website today which was built with the help of Los Angeles-based software developer NationBuilder.

The website is integrated with the party’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts and will help the party track supporters, donors and volunteers.

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NDP Leader Andrea Horwath campaigns today in Toronto and Sarnia.

Progressive conservative Leader Tim Hudak will take his campaign to London, Breslau and Guelph, while Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne is in Walkerton and Waterloo.


Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Periods of rain beginning early this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this morning. High 18. UV index 7 or high.

More on current weather conditions and a 7-day forecast. 

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Blue Jays:

It was an ugly one in Toronto.  The Cleveland Indians belted in six runs during the ninth inning en route to a 15-4 win over the Blue Jays.

NHL Playoffs:

Thousands of hockey fans jammed into downtown Montreal on Wednesday night after the Canadiens clinched their playoff series against the arch-enemy Boston Bruins to move closer to their first Stanley Cup in more than 20 years.


Police are on the hunt for suspects after glass was shattered at a jewellery store in Toronto overnight.

Ontario’s New Democrats launch a new party website today which was built with the help of an American company.

Practice safe boating this Victoria Day long weekend. BOATsmart! president Cameron Taylor says many Canadians don’t understand the consequences of not wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) like a life jacket.

Rescue teams have recovered eight more victims from a coal mine in western Turkey, raising the death toll in Turkey’s worst mining disaster to 282, a government minister said Thursday.

Stephen Harper wasted little time slamming his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs following the Montreal Canadiens’ Game 7 victory over the Boston Bruins Wednesday night.

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