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Apr 7, 2014 - 2:15 PM EDT Real-time weather reporting from CityNews meteorologists and weather specialists. Join the conversation using the hashtag #Citywx and #CityStorm.
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Flaherty funeral: live blog
Apr 16, 2014 - 1:00 PM EDT Canada’s political elite gather on Wednesday to pay their final respects to Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister who died on April 10. Maclean's reporter Nick Taylor-Vaisey will live-blog from the ceremony. Live coverage will also be provided by reporters Cormac MacSweeney, Cynthia Mulligan and Kevin Misener.
Live coverage: Toronto city council meetings
Apr 2, 2014 Toronto city council is considering a host of familiar items at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the expansion of the island airport and the fate of the Gardiner Expressway. Reporters Momin Qureshi and Cynthia Mulligan are covering the meetings live. See their tweets in real-time below.
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Oscars live blog: The 2014 Academy Awards
May 19, 2014 Reporters from 680News, Entertainment City and The Hollywood Reporter are partnering up to provide Oscars content in real-time, including red carpet moments and fashion, analysis of the show and updates on the winners, losers and reaction. Entertainment reporter Eva Fragiskatos will cover the red carpet fashion, film critic Leslie James, news reporter Momin Qureshi and Co-Host of Breakfast Television in Vancouver, Riaz Meghi will provide colour commentary throughout the entire show itself.
Following the hashtag #TOpoli on Twitter
Jan 30, 2014 - 12:17 PM EDT
Rob Ford and city hall: What's next? Nov 20, 2013 Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has had so many gaffes lately, it's hard to keep track of them all. Join political specialist John Stall in this discussion as he answers your questions. Find out what it's been like to cover the story and what Stall thinks will happen next. Ask your question now and join us on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 9:30 a.m. for the live chat.
Sandro Lisi documents released
Nov 29, 2013
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013 live blog Oct 6, 2013 Real-time coverage of the 2013 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche all-night arts party taking place downtown Toronto Oct. 5-6. CityNews reporter Stella Acquisto, Alun O'Brien and Showwei Chu will be live-blogging their experiences and observations until sunrise.
U.S. Government shutdown begins, Obamacare starts Oct 1, 2013 - 3:31 PM EDT Congress failed to agree on a spending bill Monday, sending the U.S. government into a shutdown for the first time in 17 years. The shutdown isn't stopping the launch of Obamacare, which is going live the same day the government is shutting down. Real-time coverage of the historic decision from Digital First Media on the shutdown and the launch of Obamacare.
CityNews Toronto real-time weather
Sep 22, 2014 Real-time weather reporting from CityNews meteorologists and weather specialists. Join the conversation using the hashtag #Citywx and #CityStorm.
Live Chat: Reaction to Obama's address on Syria conflict Sep 10, 2013 680News political specialist John Stall discusses Obama's Syria speech and takes your questions on its political implications.
Ontario Press Council hearings: Live Blog Sep 9, 2013 The Ontario Press Council will hold two separate hearings on Mon. Sep. 9 to investigate complaints that the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail reported on the Ford family in an irresponsible, unethical manner. The Globe and Mail will defend its use of anonymous sources for an investigative piece by Greg McArthur and Shannon Kari that looked into Mayor Rob Ford’s family's alleged drug dealings. The Star has been called to respond to complaints about an article the newspaper ran about a video that allegedly showed Ford smoking crack. That article was written by city hall reporter Robyn Doolittle and investigative reporter Kevin Donovan. Tamara Baluja, the associate editor of J-Source, The Canadian Journalism Project, will be live blogging starting at 10 a.m. on Mon. Sep. 9.
#TIFF13: Real-time reports from Toronto International Film Festival Sep 15, 2013
LIVE BLOG: August 1 Ontario byelections Aug 2, 2013 Real-time coverage of the Aug. 1 Ontario byelections in five ridings.
Pope Francis in Brazil Jul 25, 2013 A team of journalists from The Associated Press will be with Pope Francis as he travels to Rio de Janeiro for his first foreign trip as pontiff. The AP will have behind-the-scenes analysis, play-by-play coverage of the pope's public schedule, including masses and visits to smaller communities as well as commentary from our in-house experts.
Live blog tracking July 19 storms across Southern Ontario Jul 20, 2013 A severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto and parts of the GTA; and several tornado warnings have been issued for cottage country.
Covering the birth of Britain's royal baby Jul 24, 2013 CityNews is covering the imminent arrival of Will and Kate's baby due any day now.
Massive July 8, 2013 rainstorm hammers Greater Toronto Area Jul 11, 2013 Real-time reports from CityNews & 680News on the massive rain storm that hit Toronto and the GTA Monday.
Following hashtag LacMegantic on Twitter Jul 7, 2013 - 12:15 PM EDT A derailment of a 73-car train carrying crude oil on Saturday has killed at least five people and some 40 others are still missing in Lac Megantic, Que., police say.
Live Coverage of Southern Alberta Flooding
Oct 30, 2013 Real-time coverage from our teams in Calgary and southern Alberta on the devastating floods -- and relief efforts -- across the region.
TRANSCRIPT: Toronto Police chief Bill Blair news conference on Project Traveller Jun 13, 2013 Toronto police chief Bill Blair provided an update on project Traveller, which saw dozens of people arrested in a raid on an Etobicoke apartment complex early Thursday morning. Over 100 officers descended on the building at 320 Dixon Rd. around 5 a.m. Full coverage can be found on CityNews.ca.
Live at Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco Jun 10, 2013 What does technology giant Apple Inc. have up its sleeve this year? CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney is live in San Francisco for the 2013 WWDC keynote from Apple CEO Tim Cook. The live blog will begin at noon ET with the keynote scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET.
Live coverage of Rob Ford controversy & special council meeting on a Toronto Casino May 21, 2013 - 9:47 AM EDT
TRANSCRIPT: Live at Microsoft's Xbox reveal event in Redmond, Wash. May 21, 2013 CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney reports from the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. where the company unveiled the newest version of its popular Xbox gaming system: the Xbox One.
CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Fla. May 14, 2013 Running from May 14-16, 2013, the event will feature a keynote from CEO Thorsten Heins and is also expected to include updates on what's next for the Canadian smartphone maker.
Live coverage of news conference on alleged terror plot arrests in Ontario & Quebec Apr 22, 2013 - 3:14 PM EDT
Junos 2013: Live coverage Apr 21, 2013 The 2013 Juno Awards celebrate Canadian music. The ceremony, hosted by Michael Bublé, will be in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Sunday April 21 at 8 p.m. ET. Follow along for live coverage from music reporter Rudy Blair on Sunday night at 7 p.m.
Live coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks & manhunt for suspects Apr 15, 2013 - 3:30 PM EDT
Hazel McCallion's conflict-of-interest case Apr 11, 2013 Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion is testifying at her conflict-of-interest case that could see her removed from office.
Hugh Burrill took your Blue Jays comments & questions Apr 2, 2013 With opening night upon us, the Toronto Blue Jays are the talk of the town.CityNews sports anchor Hugh Burrill took your questions and comments.
Tracking hashtag #EarthHour on Twitter Mar 23, 2013 Toronto Hydro is tweeting updates during Earth Hour to show how the city is doing during the global climate change initiative. The campaign was started by World Wildlife Fund of Canada in 2007.
Tweets from the funeral of Guelph police officer Jennifer Kovach Mar 21, 2013 - 8:30 AM EDT
Tracking hashtag #EAP13 on Twitter Mar 21, 2013 Federal finance minister Jim Flaherty is delivering the government's 2013 budget in the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon.
The new pope: live blog Mar 24, 2013 As the cardinals prepare to choose a new leader for the Catholic Church, follow along as we track tweets using related hashtags. The blog also tracks tweets from various cardinals across the world as well as tweets from the Toronto archdiocese. To participate, use the hashtag #conclave on Twitter.
The new pope: live blog from Vatican City Mar 20, 2013 Real-time coverage for the announcement of the new pope from reporters Francis D'Souza, Giorgio Mitolo & cameraman Alfredo Colangelo.
The new pope: live blog Mar 11, 2013 As the cardinals prepare to choose a new leader for the Catholic Church, follow along as we track tweets using related hashtags. The blog also tracks tweets from various cardinals across the world as well as tweets from the Toronto archdiocese. To participate, use the hashtag #vatican on Twitter.
Oscars 2013: Live from L.A. Feb 25, 2013 Our group of entertainment reporters live blogged every detail of the show. Riaz Meghji was live from the red carpet in L.A. with photos and quotes. Film critic Leslie James reported on all the winners and reaction. Gloria Martin had the show spectacle: the jokes, gaffes and performances. Eva Fragiskatos looked at the fashion and Mohit Rajhans previewed every category and reacted to the winners/losers.
Mike Yawney live from the 2013 Sony event in New York City Feb 20, 2013 Will it be the PS4? Or will Sony unveil something brand new to gadget enthusiasts? Our technology specialist is in the Big Apple for the big Sony announcement, slated to begin Wednesday Feb. 20, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Live from the 55th Grammy awards Feb 10, 2013 Kiss 92.5 reporters Taylor Kaye and Randi Chase are covering the Grammy glitz and glamour live from Los Angeles.
LIVE BLOG: RIM's BlackBerry 10 Toronto launch event Jan 30, 2013 Real-time coverage from CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney of the BB10 launch – RIM’s big bet at a time when iPhone & Android dominate the smartphone market.
LIVE BLOG TRANSCRIPT: 2013 Ontario Liberal leadership convention Jan 26, 2013 Reporting from the convention floor, observations, quotes and reaction as the Liberals choose Ontario's next premier.
CHAT TRANSCRIPT: Reaction to Rob Ford's appeal decision Jan 25, 2013 Political specialist John Stall answered your questions about the verdict. Read the transcript below.
LIVE STREAM: Ontario Liberal leadership convention Jan 23, 2013 CityNews Channel live stream. We will be providing coverage of the Ontario Liberal leadership convention in Toronto beginning Friday morning.
LIVE BLOG TRANSCRIPT: Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration Jan 21, 2013 We partnered with The Associated Press on real-time coverage from Washington, D.C., as the president was sworn in for a second term in office.
Toronto 2013 budget being debated at city council Jan 15, 2013 - 5:54 PM EDT City councillors are considering the $9.4 billion operating and $15.3 billion capital expediture plans.
Live from the Golden Globes Jan 13, 2013 The glitz, the glamour, the winners, the losers ... follow live coverage from reporters in both Los Angeles and Toronto.
LIVE BLOG: School closures & openings after ETFO cancels Ontario-wide strike Jan 11, 2013 - 6:06 AM EDT
LIVE CHAT TRANSCRIPT: Leafs fire GM Brian Burke Jan 9, 2013 Beginning at 6 p.m., CityNews' Tom Hayes and Hugh Burrill take your questions and comments on Burke's firing. Get ahead of the line by submitting your comment now.
Tracking Santa's 2012 ride Dec 25, 2012 Real-time coverage as the big man in red circles the globe, doling out presents.
680 News Test Event Dec 21, 2012 - 12:56 PM EDT This is a test event
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[TRANSCRIPT] Live from London: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' premiere Dec 12, 2012 Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Gollum will be rubbing shoulders with members of the royal family at tonight's premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Event coverage is being provided by U.K. media company The Press Association.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s stay request heard in court Dec 5, 2012 Mayor Rob Ford's lawyer will be in Divisional Court seeking a suspension of an Ontario Superior Court judge's ruling that ousts him from office.
Live coverage of the Argos Grey Cup victory parade Nov 27, 2012 - 11:00 AM EDT Fans will get the chance to celebrate the Toronto Argonauts’ Grey Cup win when the team parades through the downtown, beginning at 11:30 a.m.at Wellington & Yonge streets and winding up at Nathan Phillips Square
LIVE CHAT: Toronto mayor Rob Ford ousted from office Nov 26, 2012 We took your questions and comments from 6-7 p.m. live on CityNews.ca about the unprecedented developments out of city Hall
Rob Ford conflict of interest decision Nov 26, 2012 - 8:35 AM EDT
Live blog: 100th Grey Cup takes over Toronto Nov 26, 2012 The Toronto Argos play the Calgary Stampeders for the trophy on Sunday at Rogers Centre and our reporters are covering all of the festivities, including pre-and-post game celebrations.
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Blue Jays/Marlin trade Nov 14, 2012 The Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins completed a blockbuster trade Tuesday night, according to multiple reports. The deal has been agreed to in principle, and is now pending league approval. Mike Wilner, a Blue Jays broadcaster and host of The JaysTalk along the Blue Jays Radio Network, will answer your questions.
U.S. Presidential Election Live Blog Nov 7, 2012 680News political specialist John Stall as well as reporters from The Boston Globe and Boston.com are reporting in real-time on the 2012 U.S. presidential election.
Tracking #Sandy & #TOSandy on Twitter Nov 2, 2012 Residents in Toronto, Southern Ontario and along the U.S. east coast were tweeting up a storm as Hurricane Sandy made its way across the region.
TRANSCRIPT: Hurricane Sandy hits Toronto live blog May 21, 2013 Real-time coverage from CityNews & 680News as the effects of Hurricane Sandy hit Southern Ontario and the greater Toronto area.
Lincoln Alexander funeral live blog Oct 26, 2012 - 12:02 PM EDT Real-time coverage of the funeral of former lieutenant governor of Ontario and Hamilton MP Lincoln Alexander.
Citytv's Mike Yawney Live at Apple's iPad Event Oct 23, 2012 Technology specialist Mike Yawney reports live from Apple's latest product-announcement event at the California Theatre in San Jose, set to begin Oct. 23 around 1 p.m. ET. His reports will begin at noon ET.
Live from Apple's iPhone event Sep 12, 2012 Real-time coverage from Apple's iPhone event in San Francisco.
Mayor Rob Ford's conflict of interest court appearance Sep 6, 2012 - 11:20 AM EDT Live tweets from CityNews reporter Cynthia Mulligan and 680News reporter Charlene Close of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's testimony over allegations he spoke and voted on a matter in which he had a financial interest. If found guilty of violating the Municipal Conflict of Interest act, Ford could be ousted from office and barred from running for city council for seven years.
680News Live News Blog Sep 5, 2012 - 5:22 AM EDT
Rogers personalities' tweets from #TIFF12 Sep 16, 2012 Reporters from Citytv, 680News, Maclean's, Hello!, KiSS 92.5 and more are tweeting live from the Toronto International Film Festival's red carpets, galas, parties and premieres.
London 2012: Live coverage Aug 12, 2012 Reporter Carl Hanstke is in London, England, covering the London 2012 Olympic Games. He will be focusing on stories and issues around London 2012, such as Canadian angles, security, transportation, as well as the Opening and Closing ceremonies.
Toronto Under Fire live chat Jul 19, 2012 We moderated a live chat discussing the recent spate of gun violence in Toronto alongside our special Toronto Under Fire broadcast on Citytv, CityNews Channel and 680News.
Danzig shooting Jul 17, 2012 - 11:37 AM EDT Tracking the hashtag #danzigshooting on Twitter
Live coverage: MMVAs Jun 17, 2012 Follow music reporter Rudy Blair's tweets about the MMVAs here, Sunday June 17, 5 p.m. until midnight.
Tracking Nik Wallenda's historic Niagara Falls tightrope walk Jun 15, 2012 Daredevil Wallenda is set to begin his journey across Niagara Falls around 10 p.m. Friday
Unmasking depression - National Mental Health Awareness Week May 11, 2012
Live chat: Gardening May 2, 2012 Now that the warm weather is approaching, 680News' gardening specialist Mark Cullen will answer all your questions about the early planting season. He'll answer your questions in a live online chat Wednesday May 2 at noon. Submit your questions now by clicking on "COMMENT NOW" below.
Live chat: Calgary election Apr 23, 2012 Before the votes are counted, 660News political blogger Dominic Terry will be online taking questions and comments about the election campaign, as Albertans choose what the future of the province will look like. Will the Wildrose form its first government? Can the Tories keep their grasp on power? Or will we see a minority government? Which one of the NDP, Liberals or Alberta Party hold the balance of power? Have your say; join Dominic on Monday from 5 -7 p.m. here.
TTC town hall: March 29 Mar 30, 2012 The TTC is holding a town hall on March 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at York University's Keele campus. People are encouraged to come out to ask questions and offer suggestions. The TTC will be following up with tweets after the meeting with the hashtag #TTCtownhall.
680News live news blog Sep 5, 2012 680News is experiencing technical difficulties. We'll use this page in the interim to publish breaking news.
Ontario budget Mar 27, 2012 We will have in-depth coverage and analysis of the 2012 provincial budget with political affairs specialist John Stall and reporter Kevin Misener. You can also post your comments and reaction using hashtag #ONpoli.
NDP Leadership Race Mar 25, 2012 Parliament Hill reporter Cormac MacSweeney is covering the NDP leadership race live. Follow his updates below.
Live coverage of the Michael Rafferty trial May 15, 2012 Reporter Laura Carney is in London for the Rafferty trial. Follow her tweets from the courtroom live.
Human remains found in Toronto: an update from police Mar 9, 2012 Toronto police will be holding a news conference at 1 p.m. Friday to provide an update on the human remains found last week in a wooded area in the Don Valley Golf Course near Yonge Street and Highway 401. Reporters Irene Preklet and Melanie Ng will be reporting live from the news conference, their tweets will appear below.
Eat Right Ontario live chat: nutrition Mar 7, 2012 Eat Right Ontario dietitians Liz and Martha answer your nutrition and diet questions in this live chat, Wednesday March 7 at 11 a.m.
Live chat with CityNews meteorologists Adam Stiles & Natasha Ramsahai Feb 24, 2012 Adam & Natasha took your weather-related questions live here after the GTA avoided a major snowstorm. On topic: meteorology, weather tracking & how they pulled together their storm forecasts.
Oscars 2012 Feb 27, 2012 The glitz, the glamour. The golden statue! What do you think of tonight's show? Participate in the discussion by clicking "COMMENT NOW" below. If you are on Twitter, use #alloscars and your tweets will appear below.
680News Extreme Weather Centre: #680storm Live Chat
Mar 12, 2014 When a storm hits, join us on Twitter. Use the Twitter hashtag #680storm to participate. Your tweet will appear here!
RIP Whitney Houston Feb 18, 2012
Tracking the hashtag #RIPWhitneyHouston Feb 18, 2012 Alongside the singer's funeral Saturday in New Jersey, we're tracking "RIPWhitneyHouston" on Twitter
570 Storm Centre: Traffic & Transit updates Feb 13, 2012 - 4:02 PM EDT 570NEWS Traffic & Transit updates
Tracking "Whitney Houston" on Twitter Feb 11, 2012 - 10:15 PM EDT Tracking "Whitney Houston" on Twitter in the wake of the singer's death Saturday Feb. 11 in Los Angeles .
Live at the Grammys Feb 12, 2012 680News music reporter Rudy Blair & KiSS 92.5's Taylor Kaye are at the Staples Center in L.A. and live tweeting from music's biggest night.
LIVE BLOG: Toronto Labour Dispute Feb 5, 2012 - 5:04 PM EDT Real-time coverage from the CityNews and 680News newsrooms of the Toronto labour dispute between the city and its outside workers.
Live chat: Randy Bachman Nov 18, 2011 Iconic Canadian musician Randy Bachman will be at 680News on Friday, Nov. 18, answering your questions in a live online chat from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Live chat: Howie D. Nov 16, 2011 Backstreet Boys band member Howie Dorough (Howie D.) released his new solo CD on Nov. 15, entitled, "Back to Me." He will be at 680News on Wednesday, Nov. 16, answering your questions in a live online chat from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Extreme Weather Centre: School Closures & Bus Cancellations Apr 30, 2014 Real-time updates on storm-related closures and cancellations
Food Network star Chuck Hughes answers your questions Oct 24, 2011 Do you love food? Canadian chef, restauranteur and Food Network personality Chuck Hughes was at 680News, Monday, answering your questions in a live online chat. Read his answers below.
OccupyToronto Live Blog Oct 15, 2011 A live blog updating events from the Oct. 15 protest in downtown Toronto, featuring reports, tweets and viewer comments.
24-hour video game event: Live coverage Oct 16, 2011 680News video game specialist Momin Qureshi and his co-hosts from Sportsnet 590 The FAN's video game show "Got Game" are playing video games for 24 hours to raise money for the Sick Kids Foundation. Follow their updates below, Saturday 10 a.m. until Sunday at 10 a.m.
Ontario election: live help desk Oct 6, 2011 Have questions about how to vote? Or the party platforms? Ask any election-related question here and 680News.com will answer in real time. Click on "COMMENT NOW" below.
Ontario election: live coverage from Ottawa Oct 6, 2011 Participate in the election discussion by tweeting using the hashtag #voteottawa and your tweets will appear here. 1310News reporters will be providing live updates here as well.

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