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Toronto - The TTC is pleased to introduce four more accessible bus routes to its surface routes. Starting on Sunday, February 17, the 54 Lawrence East, 129 McCowan North, 302 Danforth Rd-McCowan and 354 Lawrence East bus routes will be wheelchair and scooter friendly.
Toronto - On Monday, February 18, most City of Toronto services and operations will be closed for Family Day.  City services that occur 24/7, 365 days a year, such as Emergency Medical Services and Toronto Fire, will continue to operate on Family Day.
Toronto - With the large amounts of snow, limited storage space and a weather forecast calling for consistently cold weather in the next few weeks, the City of Toronto will increase snow removal activities on city roads and sidewalks.

Grow-op dismantled, Woman arrested

Toronto - On Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at 12:17 p.m., police were called to a home on Lorne Bruce Drive for a sudden death.  Officers attended along with Toronto EMS, and located a man who was vital signs absent. Despite all efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.  The investigation showed that the home was allegedly used as a marijuana grow-op.

First balanced budget since amalgamation

Toronto - This year, for the first time since amalgamation, the City of Toronto’s staff recommended operating budget was introduced as balanced.  The 2008 recommended Operating Budget protects existing services and contains important new investments in the City’s highest priorities.
Toronto - The Toronto Police Service will conduct a zero-tolerance enforcement campaign, Operation – Safe Commute, starting on Monday, January 28, 2008 and finishing on Friday, February 1, 2008. The goals are to ensure public compliance and encourage safe driving habits.

Toronto - The TTC carried 459.8 million riders in 2007. That ranks as the second highest ridership total in the TTC's 87-year history.  The TTC carried 15 million more customers compared to the 2006 total of 444.5 million (or a 3.3 per cent increase).

Man faces child pornography charges

Toronto - On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, members of the Child Exploitation Section executed a Criminal Code search warrant on a residence in the Queen Street East/Maclean Avenue area.  Villem Tamm, 39, of Toronto, was arrested and faces child pornography charges.
Toronto - On Tuesday, January 22, 2008, the Toronto Police Service will start accepting applications for summer employment opportunities as part of this year’s Youth in Policing Initiative.  Under the program, 100 young people, 14 to 17, will be placed in jobs with various departments of the Toronto Police Service.
Toronto - A settlement in the lawsuit against American Electric Power (AEP) in the United States (U.S.) will significantly reduce transboundary air pollution in Toronto and improve the health of local residents.
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