October 18, 2013 7:01 am
Updated: October 23, 2013 1:55 pm

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (R) welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) before a meeting to finalise a free-trade accord on October 18, 2013 at the EU headquarters in Brussels.


TORONTO – Some provinces are already raising concerns about a free-trade deal between Canada and the European Union.

The provinces have had summaries of the deal for several days and the most vocal about the deal is Ontario.

Ontario Economic Development Minister Eric Hoskins says he’s concerned about the effects on the province’s pharmaceutical, dairy, wine and spirits industries.

Here’s what else you need to know.

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A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers early this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h this morning. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate.

Partly cloudy this evening with a low 9.

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



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Maple Leafs:

A puck banked off the boards and Bernier’s skate and into the net to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 comeback victory Thursday night at Air Canada Centre.

Major League Baseball Playoffs:

Mike Napoli opened the scoring with another big long ball, Junichi Tazawa again bested Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.


Ontario Privacy Commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, is concerned to hear how some users were unaware of the new location tracking setting on Apple’s new iPhone operation system, but noted that users should be taking better steps to learn.

After numerous delays, the convoy carrying three elephants finally left the Toronto Zoo late Thursday night.

Emergency crews had to use the jaws of life to rescue a man in Newmarket after an overnight crash. [VIDEO]

Canada’s food safety watchdog has ordered another beef recall over possible E. coli contamination – the fourth this month, including one linked to at least nine people getting sick in Ontario.

A new study suggests a good night’s sleep helps our brains get rid of gunk that builds up while we’re awake.


Elite Canadian and international athletes attend the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon’s pre-race press conference. (10:30 a.m., Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place)

German Ambassador Werner Wnendt takes part in a question-and-answer session to address the impact of the Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement, the future of the Euro and the impact of the recent German elections to the EU leadership and economy. (12 p.m. at The Albany Club)

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne outlines her plan for creating jobs for young people at the College Student Alliance Conference. (2 p.m., Travelodge Sault Ste. Marie)

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