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Firefighters at the scene of a crash Tuesday in which a cement truck ended up on its side iin the ditch near Highway 174 and Blair Road ERROL MCGIHON / POSTMEDIA

Cement truck crashes through guardrail into ditch

A cement truck went off the Highway 174 east off ramp at Blair Road Tuesday afternoon, landing on its side in a swampy ditch.The crash crushed a guardrail just before 1 p.m.The driver was able to get out of the vehicle without the help of firefighters, who handed the scene over to clean-up crews.

Ontario Court Justice Julie Bourgeois said the unlawful arrest, unreasonable search and excessive force used against 19-year-old Mohamed Hamed were in addition to what appeared to be a “systemic problem” of officers failing to properly provide detained persons their rights to a lawyer.

Handcuffed teen face-punched during arrest

A teenager who was pulled over for not signalling a lane change and then punched twice in the face as he sat handcuffed in the back of a police car had his rights repeatedly violated by an Ottawa police officer, a judge has ruled.

Julia Munro, MPP for York-Simcoe, receives a signed photo of Queen's Park from PC Leader Patrick Brown, right, and Rick Dykstra, President of the Ontario PC Party in Toronto, on Monday March 6, 2017. Submitted

Longest serving female MPP

Toronto – In January, MPP for York-Simcoe Julia Munro became the longest-serving female MPP in Ontario's history. Munro has represented Durham-York Regions, and later York-Simcoe for 21 years and 7 months – a total of 7,944 days and counting.

The Cannawide marijuana dispensary was among 43 marijuana dispensaries raided by Toronto police officers on May 26, 2016. Some of the charges against clerks who worked at the pot shops have now been withdrawn. (Cole Burston, The Canadian Press)

Charges tossed for Toronto pot shops

Toronto police have responded to the illegal marijuana dispensaries operating in the city by raiding many of them, charging staff with drug trafficking.But as those cases hit the courts, many charges against the clerks who call themselves “budtenders” have been thrown out, according to statistics from the federal agency responsible for prosecuting