Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update --

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update --

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(Ont-Caplan-Death)

The family of former provincial health minister David Caplan says he died after a fire in his north Toronto home.

A statement from the family says Caplan died following a "tragic fire accident."

Toronto police have launched a sudden death investigation and they confirmed that the death is not suspicious.

Toronto Fire Services, which are investigating the incident alongside police, say they were called to Caplan's home on Wednesday night. (The Canadian Press)

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(Ont-Whitby-Crash)

Provincial Police say one man is dead and four people have been injured following a two-vehicle collision in Whitby on Friday night.

O-P-P Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says an eastbound car crossed the median into the westbound lanes and collided with a vehicle.

Schmidt says the rear passenger in the vehicle that crossed the centre line died at the scene.

He says the driver and another passenger in that vehicle have non-life threatening injuries.

The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were both taken to hospital with critical injuries. (The Canadian Press)

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(Ont-Homicide-House-Fire)

Police north of Toronto say they have launched a homicide investigation after a suspicious house fire in Aurora.

York Regional Police say they were called to the fire around 1 a.m. on Saturday.

They say firefighters extinguished the blaze about an hour later and located a dead person inside the house.

Police say the coroner deemed the circumstances of the death to be suspicious.

They say they have not yet identified the deceased and no information on suspects was immediately released. (The Canadian Press)

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(Ont-Pizza-Fraud)

Toronto police are appealing to the public to help them identify three men believed to be involved a series of pizza delivery fraud thefts across the city.

Since mid-July, Toronto Police, as well as neighbouring police services in the Greater Toronto Area, say they have been receiving reports of people posing as pizza delivery drivers who use fraudulent debit machines and compromise debit cards. …

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