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"09.12.2016 12:30:01" thestar.com Allegations of lewd texts to assistant put Jeremy Diamond in the rough: Exclusive Police withdrew charges from a female assistant concluding instead there was 'sufficient evidence to charge (Diamond) with extortion.' A former female assistant of Toronto personal injury lawyer Jeremy Diamond once complained of harassing behaviour and alleged he had other activities including infidelity and relationships with "paid to party girls." A lawyer says Diamond denies her story
"09.12.2016 12:00:03" thestar.com York parents demand accused trustee step down School board investigation accusations Nancy Elgie used racial slur to refer to a black parent after a public meeting "They need to clean house at the York Region District School Board," said Shernett Martin of the Vaughan African Canadian Association — which recently launched a human rights complaint against the board alongside the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
"09.12.2016 11:00:03" thestar.com Toronto Community Housing moves funding to address budget gap How to finance remaining $1.73 billion in repairs backlog remains uncertain with recommended draw on reserves "The City of Toronto should take a stand in repair of good, decent housing for residents of TCHC and unfortunately we let the city off the hook today," said Councillor Joe Cressy, who sits on the board.
"09.12.2016 10:00:02" thestar.com Human rights commission targets justice system in new 5-year plan Ending racial-profiling and solitary confinement are among the Ontario Human Rights Commission's five-year strategic plan. The Ontario Human Rights Commission said it will also make efforts to create trusting relationships with indigenous communities and tackle systemic discrimination.
"09.12.2016 09:00:03" thestar.com Blue Jays exit winter meetings as off-season losers: Griffin The Red Sox and Yankees emerged as winners, beefing up their lineups. The Jays, meanwhile, still have work to do. The Jays didn't make much of a splash at the winter meetings, but GM Ross Atkins doesn't appear too concerned.
"09.12.2016 05:00:02" thestar.com Piece of dinosaur tail in amber a 'spectacular' find Researchers believe a piece of tail found in amber belonged to a dinosaur that lived about 99 million years ago. Most scientists now accept that many dinosaurs were feathered, and this discovery will help answer questions about exactly what those dinosaurs looked like and how feathers evolved.
"09.12.2016 04:40:49" thestar.com Toronto winter wonderland will not make for pretty commute Temps and snow are falling, and the city snow plots are dousing the roads with salt. Be sure to give yourself extra time for Friday morning's commute, roads and sidewalks are slick as Environment Canada calls for snow overnight. #StarWeather
"09.12.2016 04:00:02" thestar.com Eddie Bauer pares down to compete in outdoor lifestyle market The company has exited categories such as swimwear, jewelry and furnishings to focus its brand. The company with its 370 stores worldwide (335 in the U.S. and Canada) has been in a recurring search for its niche. But Eddie Bauer executives say the difference this time is in execution.
"09.12.2016 03:03:02" thestar.com 'Greenery' chosen as Pantone's colour of the year The vibrant green with yellow undertones is an answer, of sorts, to bruising 2016, signalling a yearning to rejuvenate, the institute said. The colour is an answer to a bruising 2016, signalling a yearning to rejuvenate.
"09.12.2016 02:30:03" thestar.com Canada's Penny Oleksiak finds success despite distractions at world championships The centre of fans' attention at Windsor's WFCU Centre this week, she added to her medal haul Thursday night with bronze in the 100-metre freestyle event. As Penny Oleksiak juggles her new fans, she also has managed to lower her Canadian record when she won bronze in the 100-metre freestyle at world championships in Windsor.
"09.12.2016 01:37:52" Allegations of lewd texts to assistant put Jeremy Diamond in t... Star Exclusive: A female assistant to Jeremy Diamond complained to police that the personal injury lawyer would not assign her potential clients to vet unless she wore provocative clothing, sent naked photos or had "sexual activity" with him, according to
"09.12.2016 00:30:02" thestar.com Seven penguins drown at Calgary Zoo The zoo is conducting an investigation into the incident, which happened in the back holding area of the zoo where the animals are regularly housed. Seven Humboldt penguins are dead after drowning at the Calgary Zoo.
"09.12.2016 00:00:03" thestar.com Facebook, Nintendo feed appetite for retro games Instant Games on Facebook includes Pac-Man, while Nintendo is bringing back familiar games with its NES Classic Edition console. Going from the arcade to your phone took about 30 years. Old games don't die, it seems, they just get resurrected on up-to-date platforms in a form of "new-stalgia."
"08.12.2016 23:30:02" thestar.com Ontario First Nation lays claim to downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill Algonquin Anishinabe First Nation says they never ceded control of their traditional lands. An Ontario First Nation is seeking aboriginal title over islands in the Ottawa River, as well as a long stretch of shoreline that includes Parliament, the Supreme Court, the National Library and the Canadian War Museum.
"08.12.2016 23:00:02" thestar.com Doug Ford improperly used political influence to assist clients at city hall Former councillor Doug Ford broke council's code of conduct when he helped local businesses, the integrity commissioner has found. Though docked pay is a possible punishment under council rules, it does not apply to former members.
"08.12.2016 22:31:29" thestar.com Former astronaut, U.S. Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95 Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962, a Democratic Senator in Ohio who ran for president in 1984, who later returned to space in 1998, at age 77, aboard the space shuttle. John H. Glenn Jr. had two major career paths that often intersected: flying and politics, and he soared in both of them.
"08.12.2016 21:33:02" thestar.com Bloor-Dufferin gets $20M for new high school, community hub Local residents will be consulted on the services and programs they'd like to see offered in the hub. The Ontario government is spending $20 million to build a new secondary school, with a community hub.
"08.12.2016 20:30:04" thestar.com You can go to a medieval Christmas concert in Toronto Early music is featured in Toronto Christmas concerts Star of the Sea and A Medieval Christmas. Time to party like it's 1416.
"08.12.2016 19:04:03" thestar.com Seeing her 'feels like punishment': Patients' families appear at hearing for nurse accused of murder Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, appeared at the courthouse via video link from the Vanier Centre for Women, where she has been held since her arrest in October. After the case was put over, the only words Wettlaufer uttered were: “Thank you your worship.” She appeared on camera for about three minutes.
"08.12.2016 18:03:03" thestar.com U.K. Vogue editor slams designers who 'flatly refused' to dress Ashley Graham The plus-size model, who graced the cover of the magazine, was dressed last-minute for the shoot after a number of designers refused to help. Many brands “flatly refused” to lend or make clothes for the model, who was outside the “sample range.”
"08.12.2016 17:03:04" thestar.com Cookie calendar, Day 8: A chewy hit These chewy ginger cookies with a hint of cardamom are made with fresh ginger. This cookie is actually a happy accident that came out of misreading an old Toronto Star cookie calendar recipe from 2010.
"08.12.2016 16:42:21" thestar.com Toronto man convicted of sex assault flees to Pakistan Moazzam Tariq, 29, had been released on $10,000 bail and had surrendered his Canadian passport. #Breaking A Toronto man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman while she was clearly too intoxicated to consent has fled to Pakistan while awaiting sentencing.
"08.12.2016 16:04:02" thestar.com Trump can never serve as the standard for our conduct: Cole "I get it — Americans elected Donald Trump. But he and his country can never serve as the standard for our conduct." Canada enjoys comparing itself to the troubled U.S. But for many groups, such as indigenous people, blacks and Muslims, there is little to celebrate here in 2016.
"08.12.2016 15:48:09" thestar.com The woman I would put on our currency is Viola Desmond: Tim Harper Viola Desmond is a civil rights heroine whose story of defiance and bravery is not properly known in this country. A great read from our archives.
"08.12.2016 15:04:02" thestar.com Toronto homes will cost $58K more next year Re/Max's housing market outlook for next year sees a drop in unit sales numbers, but an increase in prices. It won't get any easier to buy a home in the Toronto region next year.
"08.12.2016 14:20:21" thestar.com Viola Desmond will appear on the new Canadian $10 bill The selection will be the first woman, other than the Queen, to be featured on Canadian currency #Breaking Segregation opponent Viola Desmond will appear on the new Canadian $10 bill.
"08.12.2016 14:03:03" thestar.com Doctor who wrote 'misleading' insurance report under investigation The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is investigating a doctor a judge says wrote a Lawyer Maria Bent wrote an email to 670 personal injury lawyers, alerting them to problems with Dr. Howard Platnick.
"08.12.2016 13:36:57" thestar.com Facebook releases their top topics of 2016, the world cared about one thing The top ten global and Canadian topic lists include Pokemon Go, David Bowie, and Brexit, among others. Both Canadian and global Facebook users have been focused on one thing this year.
"08.12.2016 13:03:02" thestar.com York trustee under investigation over alleged racial slur Trustee Nancy Elgie has been accused of uttering the comment in reference to a black parent after a board meeting — an allegation Elgie says has “no merit.” There are accusations that a trustee uttered a comment in reference to a black parent after a public meeting.
"08.12.2016 12:15:02" thestar.com Belleville woman helped cook up Pizzagate Writer disavows responsibility for Sunday's attack, but passed explosive allegations along. Following the spread of fake news and "Pizzagate" — which inspired a violent incident in a Washington, D.C. eatery — leads to at least one surprising destination: a stay-at-home mom in Belleville, Ont.
"08.12.2016 12:00:01" thestar.com CUPE sues Kathleen Wynne, two ministers to halt sale of Hydro One CUPE follows through with threat to sue Premier Kathleen Wynne to stop further privatization of Hydro One. A major union has followed through its threat to sue Premier Kathleen Wynne and two cabinet ministers to halt the further privatization of Hydro One.
"08.12.2016 11:30:02" thestar.com Mayor John Tory should think bigger on city budget: Editorial Mayor John Tory and Toronto city council would do better by taking a more ambitious approach to delivering day to day services, as well as big long-term transit plans. Instead, the city proposes to struggle along for another year using the financial equivalents of chewing gum and string to keep the whole enterprise together.
"08.12.2016 11:00:03" thestar.com Premiers keen to talk health care with Trudeau Planned cut to health funding tops list of concerns once PM's climate-change meeting with first ministers concludes Friday. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said he and his fellow premiers are hoping to discuss health-care funding with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during first-ministers meetings in Ottawa Thursday and Friday.
"08.12.2016 10:30:04" thestar.com Hoarding is gone, but Davenport traffic lane still closed: The Fixer Two lanes of downtown traffic are still being squeezed into one, even though the work appears to be done. Recipe for driver frustration.
"08.12.2016 10:00:02" thestar.com Community Benefits program on track to create hundreds of local jobs It's expected to create around 300 positions in the area — and to set a precedent to pump money, skills training, and jobs into neighbourhoods that need it most. Kathleen Wynne announces deal between government, business, labour to ensure 10 per cent of work hours go to disadvantaged local community members in Eglinton Crosstown project.
"08.12.2016 09:00:03" thestar.com Family once touched by Santa Claus Fund gives back Deng's donation will be among thousands that will help the Santa Claus Fund reach its goal of raising $1.7 million this year. Jenny Dang's two children received boxes from the Star's Santa Claus Fund several years ago. Now, she plans to donate.
"08.12.2016 05:00:03" thestar.com Blue Jays need to make room for Edwin Encarnacion: Griffin They should make an effort to clear payroll from other areas in order to welcome Encarnacion back into the family. Blue Jays fans are acutely aware Edwin Encarnacion wanted to play out his career in Toronto, but that window seems to have slammed shut — on agent Paul Kinzer's fingers, writes Richard Griffin.
"08.12.2016 04:00:01" thestar.com Jose Bautista's agent meets with Blue Jays Representatives for free agent slugger Jose Bautista met with the Blue Jays Tuesday. The fact that Bautista's side has sat down for meetings, means that he may be willing to compromise at a length and price that fits into the Jays' new world budget.
"08.12.2016 03:47:18" thestar.com Suspended vet's former clinic searched for evidence Officially reprimanded by Ontario's vet association, Mahavir Rekhi is now under criminal investigation for animal abuse. After Mahavir Rekhi's former clinic was searched for more evidence of animal abuse, investigators found "documents" but would not elaborate on what they contained.
"08.12.2016 03:33:02" thestar.com TIFF announces Canada's Top 10 films for festival Movies about personal and social revolution and dramas set on snow and ice make up the honored 2016 features of Canada's Top Ten Film Festival. Top themes: Movies about personal and social revolution and stories set on snow and ice.
"08.12.2016 03:02:52" thestar.com Sarah McLachlan on the new Christmas album she made on a whim The Halifax-born, Vancouver-based singer started to work on 'Wonderland' at home, narrowing down the list of her holiday favourites. Among the standards, Sarah McLachlan's new Christmas album features a few unique Canadian touches, including "Huron Carol," Canada's oldest Christmas carol, which was written in the 1600s.
"08.12.2016 02:30:02" thestar.com Beyoncé's song 'Daddy Lessons' rejected by Grammy country committee Earlier this year, the Dixie Chicks covered the song and others in the country genre welcomed the tune including, Blake Shelton. Bey better put away her cowgirl boots — the country world is not ready for her.
"08.12.2016 02:00:02" thestar.com Trump names Scott Pruitt, a climate skeptic who is suing the EPA, to head the EPA The move signals the a likely intention to dismantle President Obama's legacy on climate change. Scott Pruitt has spent much of his energy as attorney general fighting against the agency he will now lead.
"08.12.2016 01:30:02" thestar.com Citing Trump, Ohio lawmakers approve 'heartbeat' bill that bans most abortions The bill, which has no provisions of rape or incest, would become law with Gov. John Kasich's signature. Anti-abortion legislators stand one signature away from enacting the most stringent abortion law in the U.S. in the hopes of sparking a nationwide reversal of the legal right of women to terminate their pregnancies.
"08.12.2016 01:00:02" thestar.com Ontario sets out rules for physician-assisted deaths Life insurance benefits couldn't be denied to patients, health workers would get protections under proposed law. Ontarians who opt for a doctor-assisted death could not be denied life insurance benefits under legislation proposed by the province's health minister.
"08.12.2016 00:30:03" thestar.com Funeral for Canadian Air Force pilot killed in CF-18 crash held in Hamilton Capt. Thomas McQueen, 29, died after the CF-18 he was flying crashed during a training exercise near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border on Nov. 28. 'This was no accident in God's eyes, Thomas completed his mission,' his mother, Edith McQueen, told the service.
"08.12.2016 00:15:02" thestar.com Woman pleads guilty after dog found with prong collar embedded in neck One-year-old Maddox, a "Rottweiler-type dog," the dog has now been adopted by a new family. A Toronto woman has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after her dog was found to have prongs from a training collar embedded in his neck.
"07.12.2016 23:31:16" What Canada should do when its citizens are kidnapped abroad What really happens when a Canadian is taken hostage abroad reveals a system ripe for overhaul. In Lessons Learned, the last part of our Held Hostage series: How Ottawa can change its approach so it is ready for the next one. http://on.thestar.com/2h3BhIK
"07.12.2016 23:05:08" thestar.com New Ontario child protection law will give kids a say 'Groundbreaking' changes to legislation affecting children's aid societies will be introduced Thursday. Star Exclusive: Sweeping changes to Ontario's child protection law will give children a say over decisions related to their welfare, allow the government to grab control of children's aid societies and increase the age of protection from 16 to 18.
"07.12.2016 22:30:03" thestar.com East Toronto meeting on accessible housing project booked at inaccessible venue City moved consultation to second location but that site also unsuitable. Toronto city planners are postponing a meeting on accessible, affordable housing after the meeting was scheduled at inaccessible venues.
"07.12.2016 22:19:55" thestar.com Teenager accused of plotting attack on Toronto school on massacre anniversary The plot was allegedly to take place at Oakwood Collegiate Institute on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre: Dec 6. The Toronto Police Service has charged a 17-year-old boy for allegedly plotting an attack against Oakwood Collegiate Institute to coincide with the 27th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre.
"07.12.2016 22:00:02" thestar.com Kathleen Wynne will co-operate with John Tory's toll plan "If Mayor Tory and his council determine that they would like to embark on a tolling of certain roads — local roads in the city of Toronto — then we will work with them." Premier Kathleen Wynne will give the green light to Mayor John Tory's proposal to toll the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway.
"07.12.2016 21:03:02" thestar.com This cheese ball wins the potluck every time: Ricardo Quick, delicious and lots of fun to make, this recipe makes a killer appetizer. This recipe is quick, delicious and a ball to make.
"07.12.2016 20:04:03" thestar.com Autistic man locked on hospital psych ward waiting for a home A 22-year-old man with autism endures lock-down conditions on hospital psych ward while waiting for a group home space. Stefan Bozickovic, who has autism, has lived at St. Mike's under lock-down conditions for nearly a year. Except for a 10-metre walk to the shower room once a week, Stefan has not been allowed outside his barren hospital room.
"07.12.2016 19:49:39" thekit.ca YouTube Star Lizzie Velasquez is sending you positive vibes Confidence takes time, and that's okay "Developing my self-confidence took many years and I think that's perfectly okay."
"07.12.2016 19:03:02" thestar.com 'Lock-her-up' rally a Trumpian event: Walkom The Edmonton rally calling for Rachel Notley to be jailed said more about media than reality. What makes Saturday's lock-her-up rally so Trumpian is that it said more about media than reality.
"07.12.2016 18:04:31" thestar.com Fed up with meaningless attacks on female politicians: Timson Direct attacks on female politicians have to be vigorously called out in Canada "Why is it OK, even for a few seconds, to allow a crowd to yell about a woman leader, in this case, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley: “Lock her up!”"
"07.12.2016 17:04:03" thestar.com Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies will make your kitchen smell amazing The bitterness of coffee brings out the chocolate in this aromatic cookie. The best pairings: Ginger and cardamom; Nutella and peanut butter; chili and chocolate.
"07.12.2016 16:24:13" thestar.com Teenage Danzig shooter sentenced to life in prison Folorunso Owusu was just 17 when he took part in a gun fight that left two people dead. Folorunso Owusu, who was just 17 when he fired the first shots at the Danzig mass shooting in 2012, has been sentenced as an adult to life in prison with no parole eligibility for seven years.
"07.12.2016 16:04:02" thestar.com Call centre workers speak out about abuse by public Union representing 10,000 call centre workers is launching campaign to raise awareness about abusive language, behaviour “I've been asked if I am in Canada — if I am Canadian,” said a woman who has worked at a Montreal call centre for nearly seven years. “You almost feel like a second-class citizen.”
"07.12.2016 16:02:03" thestar.com CUPE sues Kathleen Wynne, two ministers to halt sale of Hydro One CUPE follows through with threat to sue Premier Kathleen Wynne to stop further privatization of Hydro One. “They should not proceed with any sale until this matter is resolved,” CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn said after the suit was filed.
"07.12.2016 15:14:19" thestar.com 15 pedestrians hit in one day, Toronto police say The collisions included one in North York that left a woman dead That's almost three times the city's daily average.
"07.12.2016 15:03:03" thestar.com What Canada should do when its citizens are kidnapped abroad In Lessons Learned, the last part of our Held Hostage series: How Ottawa can change its approach so it is ready for the next one. In the final installment of this eight-part series, the Star examines what Canada can do to change our hostage dealings so we're ready for the next time terror strikes.
"07.12.2016 14:34:03" thestar.com Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year Time's managing editor Nancy Gibbs said Clinton was the No. 2 finalist Time's managing editor Nancy Gibbs said Clinton was the No. 2 finalist.
"07.12.2016 14:00:02" thestar.com Toronto doctor can't sue over 'substantially true' warning he altered medical reports for insurance companies to thwart claims A judge dismissed Dr. Howard Platnick's libel suit earlier this week, ruling an email warning lawyers about his behaviour was “fair and reasonable.” In a 44-page judgment, Justice Sean Dunphy dismissed the libel suit, writing that lawyer Maia Bent's concerns about Dr. Howard Platnick have merit and that there is a “public interest” in not stifling debate about reports from medical experts.
"07.12.2016 13:46:02" thestar.com Toronto doctor accused of murdering his wife was charged with assaulting her in 2005 Dr. Mohammed Shamji faced charges of assault and uttering threats, which were later dropped, while he and his wife, Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji, were living in Ottawa. Dr. Mohammed Shamji was charged with assaulting his wife, Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji, after a 2005 domestic dispute, a police source told the Star Tuesday.
"07.12.2016 13:00:03" thestar.com St. Michael's College student union apologizes for Islamophobia in Snapchat videos “People who are reasonably aware should understand immediately that that kind of thing is unacceptable,” said the college's president, David Mulroney. One of the videos that have been criticized for Islamophobia shows former St. Michael's College Student Union councillor reading from the book "Islam for Dummies" at a party on Nov. 19.
"07.12.2016 12:30:03" thestar.com Toronto police union launches controversial PR campaign to fight budget cuts The union has invited tens of thousands of residents to participate in nine tele-townhalls in which officers argue cuts will impact crime rates. The union is inviting tens of thousands of Torontonians to dial into a live panel discussion about “public safety” that focuses on a policing task force's recommendation to cut spending by $100 million over three years.
"07.12.2016 12:00:04" thestar.com Another year of grinding it out on the budget front: Keenan The 2017 budget continues to put off many difficult decisions. Toronto Mayor John Tory's budget appears to neglect ongoing problems in delivering basic services to the city's residents, Edward Keenan writes.
"07.12.2016 11:00:04" thestar.com Blue Jays, Gibbons in talks regarding contract extension Atkins suggested discussions regarding an extension for Gibbons would have begun this week at the winter meetings except a family issue kept the Jays manager home in San Antonio. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons would not be upset to see the return of popular outfielder and leadoff man Ben Revere. “Benny did a great job for us two years ago,” he said.
"07.12.2016 10:00:02" thestar.com Can Trudeau counter populist angst? : Paul Wells The prime minister wants to turn frustration into something positive. In his meeting with the Star's editorial board the other day, Justin Trudeau said some things about the rise of populism in Western politics that bear another look, writes Paul Wells.
"07.12.2016 09:00:02" thestar.com Council must close $91 million budget gap as staffing and services cuts recommended While Mayor John Tory's allies called the 2017 budget affordable, critics say its the most unfair budget in the city's history. Councillor Gord Perks, who has been one of Tory's most vocal critics, called it “the single most unfair budget in the history of Toronto.”
"07.12.2016 05:00:03" thestar.com Toenail clipping sheds light on Franklin Expedition deaths Scientists used lasers to peer inside a toenail clipping from one of the Franklin bodies, which provided a pretty good picture of what the crew member had been eating and the state of his health. Yes – a toenail clipping.
"07.12.2016 04:00:02" thestar.com Environmentalists allege De Beers failed to report on mercury in water Private prosecution tool used to take diamond mining giant to court over levels of methylmercury near Victor mine in northern Ontario. "It is not that they just missed one station over one month or a few months or even a year. They missed it over seven years, in five stations out of nine."
"07.12.2016 03:09:43" thestar.com Whose democracy is this? Take our survey on electoral reform The Liberal government launched MyDemocracy.ca with the hopes of gathering information on respondents' views on electoral reform. Paul Wells made his own survey too. Take our survey on electoral reform from Paul Wells.
"07.12.2016 03:03:16" thestar.com At least 22 pedestrians hit in Toronto on Tuesday “I have no idea why it's happening,” police spokesman Const. Craig Brister said of the surge in accidents. At least 16 of the accidents police responded to on Tuesday came within two hours.
"07.12.2016 03:01:28" Should CBC TV become ad-free, or program-free?: Salutin When the ads are better than the shows, we have a problem, says Rick Salutin.
"07.12.2016 02:00:03" thestar.com Appeal in case of groping doctor puts spotlight on discipline system The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is fighting to revoke the licence of an MD who was suspended for groping patients. Ontario's medical watchdog was in court Tuesday fighting to revoke the licence of a doctor who groped his patients, but it soon became clear that the whole system for disciplining physicians for sexual abuse was on trial.
"07.12.2016 01:36:28" thestar.com Is Prince Harry back in Toronto? British media have reported that the prince detoured to Toronto to spend some time with his girlfriend Meghan Markle. Rumour has it Prince Harry is back in town.
"07.12.2016 01:00:03" thestar.com 'Fans need to chill on this whole Edwin thing': I'll Have Another, Ep. 25 Also on tap: A Toronto FC I told you so, the Raptors' inability to beat the Cavaliers and jeers for FIFA and Jays fans. Laura Armstrong told you Toronto FC was going to Major League Soccer's cup final and she's happy remind co-host Doug Smith of that in this week's I'll Have Another.
"07.12.2016 00:00:03" thestar.com Lady Gaga says she has PTSD after being raped at 19 Lady Gaga shared her story with LGBT youth at a homeless shelter. She says kindness saved her life and helped her heal. “I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I've found that kindness is the best way,” Gaga said.
"06.12.2016 23:01:03" The Final Moments JTF2, which lists hostage rescue among its core competencies, remains a unit never once given the opportunity to put these skills to the test. The latest in our eight-part series, Held Hostage: https://www.thestar.com/heldhostage
"06.12.2016 22:36:02" thestar.com Jose Bautista draws interest from L.A. Dodgers Jose Bautista and his camp have been contacted by the Los Angeles Dodgers regarding a potential contract. Could Jose Bautista be heading to Los Angeles?
"06.12.2016 21:30:03" thestar.com Friendship breakups are more common than you think While it's the depths of romantic breakups that are plumbed in movies and songs, platonic breakups can be just as devastating "Sometimes friendships reach their expiration dates."
"06.12.2016 19:30:04" thestar.com We got to the airport on time, but the flight had been rebooked for the next day: Roseman Airlines are not always up front about your rights to compensation, but they should be. Does the airline have to cover a hotel room? What about meals, transportation and other costs you may incur?
"06.12.2016 19:03:02" thestar.com Video shows father bloodied in high school student brawl A man is kicked and beaten by youths after punching another spectator at what police say was a pre-arranged fight between students from two York Region schools. York Regional Police are searching for witnesses after they say a parent got involved in a pre-arranged fight between two high school students.
"06.12.2016 18:04:02" thestar.com Amy Schumer steps into Barbie's tiny pink heels. But why?: Menon The actress and comic is now negotiating a deal with Sony. While you can understand why Barbie wants Amy, what's less clear is why Amy wants Barbie.
"06.12.2016 17:04:03" thestar.com Cookie calendar Day 5: The easy, four-ingredient, gluten-free cookie These easy Italian cookies require just four ingredients and don't need any rolling or chilling. No chilling, no rolling, no decorating. This cookie is crispy on the outside and soft and chewy inside.
"06.12.2016 16:34:03" thestar.com Canadian 15-year-olds among world's best science students, Ontario lags in math Ontario fell below the national average in math in the latest OECD survey, as Canadian students also scored well in reading compared to 72 countries. When it comes to science, Canadian 15-year-olds are at the top of their game.
"06.12.2016 16:13:32" thestar.com Angela Merkel says she backs ban on full-face veils The Christian Democratic Union convention erupted in cheers after Merkel gave her strongest backing yet to a ban on clothing such as the burqa or niqab. “We show our faces,” Merkel said in her 80-minute speech. “Full-face covering is not appropriate with us."
"06.12.2016 15:34:02" thestar.com College of teachers finds Chris Spence guilty of professional misconduct Former TDSB education director, accused of plagiarism, will now face penalty hearing. The decision comes almost four years after accusations that he plagiarized passages for an opinion piece he wrote for the Star.
"06.12.2016 14:34:04" thestar.com Rescue, ransom, escape or death are the only four outcomes for hostages Canadian Robert Hall's fiancée describes their hopes during captivity. But despite being on the ground in the Philippines, JTF2 was not in a position to strike. Until the very end, Robert Hall was sure Canada's special forces would save him. But, while a team was in fact deployed, it was never given the green light.
The latest in our 8-part series, Held Hostage.
"06.12.2016 13:34:02" thestar.com 'Lock her up' chant is strike three for Tory hopeful Chris Alexander: Hébert Alexander did nothing to stop the attack on Alberta Premier Rachel Notley at a rally on Saturday — yet another misstep for the federal Conservative leadership candidate. "What could former immigration minister Chris Alexander have been thinking?"
"06.12.2016 12:30:03" thestar.com MLS Cup tickets sell out in three minutes Toronto fans will give TFC a home-field edge on Saturday night. If you blinked at the wrong moment early Monday afternoon, you might have missed the chance to secure a seat at this weekend's MLS Cup final between Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders.
"06.12.2016 12:00:03" thestar.com 'Part of us died too,' pedestrian's husband tells court Court never heard a reason that Elizabeth Taylor's minivan jumped a curb and fatally slammed into Erica Stark, 42. Erica Stark was a 42-year-old married, mother of three young sons. The driver who hit and killed her received a $1,000 fine, six months probation, a total driving ban for one month and five months where she can drive only for work and emergencies and, one
"06.12.2016 11:30:04" thestar.com Young people facing drop in job quality, wages, StatCan study finds Fewer young Canadians, who are not full-time students, are working in full-time jobs today than in 1976. The unemployment rate has remained virtually unchanged, it's the rise of part-time work mainly driving the outcome.
"06.12.2016 11:00:02" thestar.com Trudeau joins campaign encouraging youth to study computer science Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lent his voice on Monday to Canada Learning Code and Code.org to talk about the importance of computer coding. Trudeau told students that "every job we're going to do in the future will rely on technology" but it doesn't mean that everyone needs to be a software programmer.
"06.12.2016 10:30:03" thestar.com Pasquale Brothers immigrant family store to celebrate 100 years in Toronto The specialty food store was passed on to the fourth generation of founders Edward and Donna Pasquale. “Not so many companies can live to 100 years. The Eaton's didn't. The Simpson's didn't,” said Georgina Pasquale Madott, the family's 90-year-old matriarch. “We have.”
"06.12.2016 10:03:02" thestar.com McDonald's targets Starbucks with McCafe revamp Coffee is still a booming business in the U.S., but fast-food companies haven't been able to capitalize on much of that growth. Do you prefer your morning coffee from Starbucks or McDonalds?
"06.12.2016 09:30:04" thestar.com Dark skies dim Trudeau's sunny ways: Analysis Whether they are miscues or gaffes, the past few weeks have seen the shine wear off the Liberal government, more than 13 months into its first mandate. These days, it seems, everyone — including Trudeau — has stumbled, writes Tonda MacCharles.
"06.12.2016 09:00:04" thestar.com Oakland officials say murder charges possible in warehouse fire As the death toll rose to 36, prosecutors said on Monday that murder charges could result from their investigation into the fire. After repeated complaints about the warehouse, Oakland planning officials opened an investigation last month.
"06.12.2016 05:00:03" thestar.com Ex-rebellion leader wanted on U.S. drug charges wins Haiti Senate seat Preliminary results show Guy Philippe has been elected to Haiti's parliament, said official. Final results won't be certified for weeks but Senate candidate Guy Philippe is wanted on decade-old drug-trafficking charges including conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States.
"06.12.2016 04:30:03" thestar.com Blue Jays sign Steve Pearce, making Encarnacion return unlikely: Griffin Pearce has forged a 10-year major-league career with the Orioles, Rays, Pirates, Yankees and Astros. Every single time that the repatriation of Edwin Encarnacion seems to become more of a possibility, the Blue Jays do something significant to keep him at arm's length.
"06.12.2016 03:57:48" thestar.com Two Scarborough homes evacuated as bomb squad investigate suspicious package Police found the package in the garage of a home on Scarborough Golf Club Rd., Monday evening. The bomb squad identified a possible suspicious device in the package and has deployed a robot to inspect it, said Const. Steve Hammond of Toronto Police.
"06.12.2016 03:24:17" thestar.com Toronto patients in limbo after neurosurgeon charged with murder of family doctor Both University Health Network and Scarborough General Hospital have worked to reassign patients, but some will have a harder time finding specialized care. Stranded patients — now without the care of two accomplished doctors — are part of the ripple effect from the murder of family physician Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji, allegedly killed by her husband Dr. Mohammed Shamji, a neurosurgeon.
"06.12.2016 02:30:05" thestar.com Trustees oust chair of troubled York Region school board York Region District School Board trustees vote to replace Anna DeBartolo with Loralea Carruthers as chair. After months of controversy, trustees with the embattled York Region District School Board have voted to oust chair Anna DeBartolo.
"06.12.2016 02:00:04" thestar.com Toronto man spoke with 911 moments before police shot him A coroner's inquest into the death of David Doucette, 49, started Monday. He was shot dead by a Toronto police officer last year. 'I just stabbed a man several times': David Doucette called 911 and confessed to a crime minutes before he was shot and killed by a Toronto Police officer. An inquest will now determine the manner of Doucette's death — suicide, homicide or undetermined.
"06.12.2016 01:30:03" thestar.com Will Joe Biden run for U.S. president in 2020? Maybe With a smile, the departing 74-year-old vice-president says he's not ruling it out. You heard it here first, more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House: Joe Biden says he's running for president in 2020 — maybe.
"06.12.2016 01:19:58" Timeline Photos Toronto Star raccoon Scoop has kicked rehab and rejoined creatures of the night. Staff from the Toronto Wildlife Centre's animal rescue team released the little bandit after from a month in care after she was rescued from a ledge at the Star building
"06.12.2016 01:00:03" thestar.com Postal workers ratify agreement reached last summer with Canada Post The agreement represents a 2.5 per cent salary increase for urban mail carriers over two years. Just in time for Christmas, Canadian Union of Postal Workers has ratified a tentative deal reached last summer with Canada Post.
"06.12.2016 00:30:02" thestar.com Wynne aims to remove barriers for students with disabilities 'We recognize that there's more to be done,' Wynne said, in response to an opposition question citing a Star story. The province will develop an education accessibility standard to remove barriers that students with disabilities face in classrooms, curriculum and on school premises, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday.
"06.12.2016 00:00:04" thestar.com Toronto Police name Vitaliy Ferynskyy, 32, as Toronto's 63rd homicide Paramedics were only called after security staff found him banging on the doors of a former hospital. Suffering from stab wounds, Thornhill resident Vitaliy Ferynskyy died after driving himself to a north Toronto hospital only to find it was closed.
"05.12.2016 23:30:03" thestar.com Brown appears to be keeping social conservatives at bay, would-be candidate says Tory leader has reportedly rejected at least five people in recent nomination battles. Tory Leader Patrick Brown is stepping up efforts to stop social conservatives from running for his party in the 2018 election.
"05.12.2016 23:00:04" thestar.com Trump's team deliberately provoked China with Taiwan call, say insiders Critics portrayed the call, which risked a serious rift with China, as another example of the president-elect's apparent foreign-policy blundering. Donald Trump's protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan's leader was an intentionally provocative move while some critics portrayed it as the thoughtless blundering of a foreign policy novice.
"05.12.2016 22:30:08" thestar.com Mother of all pile-ups in Montreal as drivers struggle with slippery streets | Toronto Star A slippery, snow-covered street in Montreal led to commuter chaos and a viral video Monday morning. A slippery, snow-covered street in Montreal led to commuter chaos and a viral video Monday morning.
"05.12.2016 22:06:03" thestar.com If you can't have Kanye, how about a 'Yeezy' party? Drake Underground hosts “Yeezy Taught Me” on Dec. 18, the date of his cancelled Toronto concert. Sad about Kanye's cancelled concert in December? The Drake Underground is hosting a party to make up for it.
"05.12.2016 21:03:03" thestar.com Only 85 of TDSB's 550 schools offer accessibility Province-wide standard needed to ensure all kids get the supports they need to get an education, says letter to be sent Monday. A few examples of obstacles faced by special needs students: Children in wheelchairs who can't use playground equipment. Students with impaired vision unable to read the Smartboard in class. Youth with autism who miss out on co-op placements because
"05.12.2016 20:04:04" thestar.com Can a bacon-butter ball diet actually work? This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com Bacon and eggs rolled into a ball with mayonnaise. Bacon, avocado and butter balls. Peanut butter, cocoa and butter balls.
"05.12.2016 19:03:03" thestar.com Why do people love Christmas music the same way toddlers love the Teletubbies? Emma Teitel investigates why every December, otherwise well-adjusted people are perfectly happy listening to the same Christmas songs on repeat. Why do so many of us, irrespective of faith, not merely tolerate Christmas music, but rejoice in the cheery noise pollution year after year?
"05.12.2016 18:03:03" thestar.com Scoop-the-raccoon to be set free The nearly month long rehabilitation process is done, after rescuers found Scoop starved and dehydrated on the ledge of the Star's building Scoop the raccoon's story has a happy ending.
"05.12.2016 17:04:03" thestar.com Kellie Leitch gets it wrong every single time: Mallick Leitch has gone all the way politically — from weakness to debility. Leitch is one of those people who always gets the tone a bit off and the timing slightly wrong, writes Heather Mallick.
"05.12.2016 16:03:24" The Toronto Star's cover photo The 2016 Cookie Calendar starts off with easy, basic cookie recipes, tested by Toronto Star food writer Karon Liu. Each day the recipes will get a bit more complicated, with the most labour-intensive Christmas cookie to be revealed on Dec. 24. Throughout
"05.12.2016 16:03:04" thestar.com Cookie calendar, Day 5: The one-pot, no-bake granola cookie These gluten-free cookies require no baking and are packed with puckery lemon flavour. They're gluten-free!
"05.12.2016 15:39:21" thestar.com Blue Jays sign Steve Pearce, making Encarnacion return unlikely The $12.5M deal for Pearce all but ends the Jays' interest in Edwin Encarnacion. The Pearce deal all but ends the Jays' interest in Edwin Encarnacion.
"05.12.2016 15:04:05" thestar.com 'The trauma of the runaround ... There's a callous lack of caring' While some relatives praise RCMP officers that deal with hostages' families, others are shocked by their attitude. Not all Mounties are created equal. That's what some Canadians realize when a family member is kidnapped abroad.
"05.12.2016 14:03:03" thestar.com Are these post-war homes in East York 'historic' or just plain old? The houses are a warm reminder of a postwar Toronto, but some have struggled to stand the test of time over the last 70 years. Residents fear new developments could ruin this quaint East York enclave — but others are ready to get rid of the 'dilapidated' postwar homes.
"05.12.2016 13:03:04" thestar.com Trump nominates Ben Carson as housing secretary Trump says his former rival for the Republican presidential nomination is “passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.” In a statement, Trump says he's “thrilled to nominate” Carson, saying he “has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.”
"05.12.2016 12:30:04" thestar.com Canada cannot 'sit back' in a dangerous world, Justin Trudeau says Trudeau said Canada's upcoming peace mission will seek to be more than a “Band-Aid” and instead endeavour to provide lasting stability. Canada cannot afford to “sit back” in a dangerous world, despite the potential dangers of an upcoming peace mission that could put soldiers in harm's way, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
"05.12.2016 12:00:03" thestar.com Nova Scotia public schools could be closed for up to a week amid teacher dispute The school closures were announced on Friday, sending parents in a frenzy, trying to find child care for the upcoming week. Nova Scotia's education minister expects public schools to be closed for up to a week starting Monday, depending on the passage of a bill that would impose a contract on the union representing 9,300 educators.
"05.12.2016 11:30:04" thestar.com Natural gas ratepayers should see cap-and-trade costs on bills, auditor says Government plan to have companies buy and sell pollution credits will add about $5 a month to home heating costs. Nearly all Ontarians who heat their home using natural gas want to see the costs of cap and trade clearly displayed on their bills, a recent survey shows.
"05.12.2016 11:00:03" thestar.com Embattled York school board faces crucial vote Trustees have chance to votSources say there are few contenders for the position of chair, but some have speculated Loralea Carruthers could be in the running. Trustees have chance to vote for new chair Monday night after months of turmoil at the York Region District School Board.
"05.12.2016 10:30:04" thestar.com Castro took a country hostage — his own: DiManno Despite knowing all about Castro's wicked regime, his apologists and acolytes bow to him still. He was a freedom fighter abroad and a dictator at home.
"05.12.2016 10:00:03" thestar.com Democracy in Canada takes two steps back: Keenan Moves to reform the electoral processes for both Canada and Toronto each took a blow. Recently, there has been reason to think that, locally, democracy might be getting stronger. But those hopes, on a few fronts, came crashing down in a hurry.
"05.12.2016 09:00:03" thestar.com Three women shot dead outside restaurant in small Finland town Police decline to identify suspect but say he had a violent criminal record. A gunman in Finland killed a local town councillor and two journalists in an apparent random shooting, police say.
"05.12.2016 05:00:04" thestar.com New Zealand stunned by resignation of Prime Minister John Key After eight years as the nation's leader, Key said he wanted to leave while on top of his game. New Zealand's popular Prime Minister John Key has stunned the nation.
"05.12.2016 04:00:04" thestar.com Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns following referendum defeat 'I lost and the post that gets eliminated is mine,' Renzi said. After a stinging loss in the reforms referendum, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is resigning.
"05.12.2016 03:00:04" thestar.com Trump threatens 'retributions' for companies that offshore jobs Trump said he plans to lower corporate taxes and slash regulations to give businesses an incentive to stay in the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump fired another warning shot Sunday at U.S. companies considering moving their operations out of the country, threatening “retributions or consequences” such as a hefty border tax if they do.
"05.12.2016 02:00:04" thestar.com Natalie Portman feels the weight of history in role of Jackie The Jacqueline Kennedy of Jackie is almost like two different women, both played by Portman, 35, in a stunning performance lauded for Oscar attention. When it came time to put on the replica of Jacqueline Kennedy's pink Chanel suit, the one worn the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Natalie Portman felt the weight of her title role in Jackie.
"05.12.2016 01:40:06" thestar.com Wet weather and slippery roads expected in GTA overnight Snowballs will have to wait. Environment Canada says to expect light snow, but the mixture with rain will prevent any accumulation. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the GTA. Snow mixed with rain is expected overnight, but don't expect too much of the white stuff to stick.
"05.12.2016 01:10:10" thestar.com Medical community seeking ways to honour slain colleague Coalition of Ontario physicians is discussing ways to honour much-loved family doctor Elana Fric-Shamji allegedly killed by her neurosurgeon husband. A group of Ontario physicians called an emergency meeting Sunday to discuss ways to commemorate a much-loved family doctor Elana Fric-Shamji, who was allegedly killed by her neurosurgeon husband.
"05.12.2016 00:52:55" thestar.com Witnesses sought in collision that killed Mississauga teen Peel Regional police say 15-year-old Madeleine Petrielli was struck by an eastbound car on Britannia Rd. while she was crossing with a friend. A GoFundMe page set up for Madeleine Petrielli describes the 15-year-old as "a wonderful student, daughter and friend."
"05.12.2016 00:00:05" thestar.com 30 confirmed dead in blaze at Oakland artist warehouse Sheriff says crews are starting to get deeper into the building and as they advance they expect to find more victims. With 30 people now confirmed dead, and more fatalities expected, former residents say the warehouse, known as the “Ghost Ship,” was a death trap with few exits.
"04.12.2016 23:30:03" thestar.com How John Tory went from calling tolls 'highway robbery' to crusading for them Behind the scenes, Toronto's mayor and his staff spent months laying the groundwork for the proposal for road tolls. John Tory's proposal for road tolls came after appeals from left-wing councillors to retreat from his 2014 campaign promise to keep property tax increases at or below the rate of inflation.
"04.12.2016 22:43:50" thestar.com U.S. Army Corps blocks Dakota Access pipeline route The decision was based on the need to 'explore alternate routes.' Standing Rock supporters are applauding the U.S. Army decision to not approve an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline.
"04.12.2016 22:30:03" thestar.com Pickering pedestrian bridge ran into trouble early on Ontario auditor general fingered the contractor for poor performance and noted that Metrolinx staff had to take over performing many of its duties. More than five years after the bridge was supposed to be completed, it is still unfinished and Metrolinx still doesn't know when it will be.
"04.12.2016 22:00:03" thestar.com Marineland charged for five counts of animal cruelty in ongoing investigation Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals laid the charges, alleging abuse against its black bears, guinea hens and a peacock. Allegations include a "highly unusual" amount of land animal deaths for a zoo, several deer that didn't get proper medical care, sick bears and a peacock with a growth near its eye.
"04.12.2016 21:30:04" thestar.com TFC's bandwagon grows with win over Montreal: Mudhar Television ratings have improved with every win on Toronto's run to MLS Cup. As Toronto FC enters uncharted waters as the first Canadian team to contest for the MLS Cup, it is the sport's ever growing viewership numbers that could be a watershed moment for the team.
"04.12.2016 21:00:00" Held Hostage: To Pay or Not To Pay They say we don't negotiate with terrorists. Until we do. http://on.thestar.com/2fZwBC8
"04.12.2016 20:30:03" thestar.com Dating Diaries: Chris and Stacey Stacey leaned in and said that she wanted to kiss Chris. But he felt a little uncomfortable with everyone around. She invited me back to her place and you know what happens next.
"04.12.2016 20:04:16" thestar.com Saturday Night Live mocks Trump's Twitter habits, Trump responds on Twitter Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump and Trump doesn't like it. Plus Pickering's Shawn Mendes is the musical guest. After another angry tweet from Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin says he will give up parodying the president-elect if Trump reveals his tax returns, while Pickering-born Shawn Mendes had buzz for his performance as musical guest.
"04.12.2016 19:31:27" Diamond & Diamond under fire Jeremy Diamond is the face of personal injury law, and he has never even tried a case. http://on.thestar.com/2fSMor0
"04.12.2016 19:00:04" thestar.com How to make maple-walnut biscotti The dough doesn't even need to go in a food processor. Another day in December, another cookie! Here's a surprisingly easy biscotti recipe for Day 4.
"04.12.2016 18:30:03" thestar.com Madonna criticizes Trump as she raises $7.5 million for Malawi in Miami concert Material Girl auctioned off pieces and serenaded those in attendance to fundraise for Malawi, the native country of her son, David. Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a performance where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi.
"04.12.2016 18:00:03" thestar.com Three things we saw when the Raptors crushed the Hawks: Smith Raptors rout Atlanta in a franchise-record 44-point win. How about that for an historic night? A 44-point win, biggest laugher everywhere and moments where the offence truly was a fun thing to watch. Imagine if they weren't obsessed with defence all the time.
"04.12.2016 17:30:03" thestar.com Keys to persuading Trump: flattery, proximity That open-minded nimbleness may have helped Trump win the election but it also poses clear risks. Since winning the election, Donald Trump has made clear that even his firmest positions are open to change and that he can be easily persuaded by the well-known figures now clamouring to give him advice.
"04.12.2016 17:00:05" thestar.com Junction restaurant fights back against 'no shows' Farmhouse Tavern has started an awareness initiative about restaurant “no shows” and last-minute cancellations. @FARMHOUSEtavern in the Junction has been hit with “the new hot trend in dining” — no-shows and last-minute cancellations. Here's how they're fighting back. #RespectTheRestaurant
"04.12.2016 16:00:05" thestar.com Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony Fidel Castro wanted to avoid the cult of personality. Cuban officials cancelled plans to broadcast the ceremony at Santa Ifigenia cemetery after President Raul Castro announced a ban on naming monuments after Fidel.
"04.12.2016 15:30:04" thestar.com Canada does not negotiate with terrorists. Except … To pay or not to pay? Part 5 of the eight-part Held Hostage series. Canada may not outright pay ransoms the way some European countries do, but there are always negotiations. And sometimes money exchanges hands.
"04.12.2016 15:00:03" thestar.com Rising women's hockey stars defying stereotypes With increased visibility, they recognize their capacity to motivate a generation of young girls from similar backgrounds. A pair of black hockey players — one American, one Canadian — are helping show how inclusive the women's game can be.
"04.12.2016 14:00:05" thestar.com 5 ways to get your rooms ready for holiday entertaining Simple changes made to high-traffic areas will show off your spaces and accommodate holiday guests. Do these things now and you'll have a home for entertaining faster than Santa can slide down a chimney.
"04.12.2016 13:01:03" thestar.com Parties failed to rise above self-interest in electoral reform debate: Hébert When it comes to the rules of engagement of future election battles, every party is ultimately in it for itself. If the Liberals set out to put in place the more proportional voting system the New Democrats crave, the government could find support on their benches for dispensing with a referendum, writes Chantal Hébert.
"04.12.2016 12:00:01" thestar.com Revolutionary indifference lives on in Los Olmos: DiManno Here, the general attitude towards The Bearded One where the cradle of revolution began is indifference. "I had nothing a week ago, before Fidel (Castro) died, I have nothing now, I'll have nothing next week and next month and next year."
"04.12.2016 11:00:04" thestar.com Leafs fans upset by NHL Centennial Classic jersey snub The league's online store couldn't ship custom Centennial Classic jerseys to Canada. The NHL confirmed to the Star that the special Leafs jersey fans were ordering online could not be mailed to Canada.
"04.12.2016 10:00:03" thestar.com Reader breaks arm after tripping on utility cut: The Fixer She was strolling along Woburn Ave. when she tripped and fell, breaking her arm and smashing her face. Lesley S. broke her arm over a badly patched utility cut on Woburn Ave. She described it as “so very dangerous."
"04.12.2016 09:00:03" thestar.com Santa Claus Fund deliveries take one family back through history This 11-year-old grandson of immigrants brings Christmas gifts to new families in the GTA. Our business reporter and her son are part of an army of volunteers who help deliver holiday gifts to GTA families.
"04.12.2016 05:00:05" thestar.com Twenty-one Chinese miners trapped underground confirmed dead Four people have been arrested in connection with the disaster, according to Xinhua News Agency. A coal mine explosion in China this week has resulted in 21 deaths and four arrests.
"04.12.2016 04:01:05" thestar.com Don't punish or reward your dog for something it did yesterday: Pet Owners' Manual Scientific research shows that dogs can remember a lot, but more research is needed to know whether they can mentally “time travel.” Is it true that dogs have poor memories and forget things almost immediately? We were told that dogs should not be punished for things they did in the past because they cannot remember doing them.
"04.12.2016 03:15:09" thestar.com Raptors beat Hawks by 44 points to stay perfect on homestand Eight players score in double figures for Toronto. DeMar DeRozan had 21 points, one of eight Raptors who scored in double digits, as Toronto roared to a 128-84 rout of the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
"04.12.2016 02:30:03" thestar.com Automaker Ford wants Trump to change electric car policies Ford plans to lobby Trump to soften fuel-economy rules that hurt profits by forcing automakers to build more electric cars and hybrids than customers want. Ford Motor Co. was a target of Donald Trump's criticism during his campaign, but Ford said it's willing to work with him to keep jobs in the U.S. — provided Trump puts the right policies in place
"04.12.2016 02:01:03" thestar.com Let's celebrate Canadian cities and Toronto neighbourhoods more: Micallef We should bring back the 'Cultural Capitals of Canada' program, but do it bigger and better. Perhaps Toronto could have a municipal version of what the EU does, a “Neighbourhoods of Culture” program where every year two or three neighbourhoods are the focus of arts investment and attention, writes Shawn Micallef.
"04.12.2016 01:36:45" thestar.com Amber Alert concludes, but search continues for missing Welland girl Niagara Regional Police say Layla Sabry and her mother Allana Haist were last seen Thursday at 6 p.m. Niagara Regional Police say the Amber Alert has concluded, but the search continues for the missing nine-year-old girl.
"04.12.2016 00:51:22" thestar.com Judge who wore Trump hat declared support for Republican candidate in court Ontario Court Justice Bernd Zabel showed up for court the morning after the Nov. 8 election wearing a red “Make America Great Again” ball cap. The Hamilton judge who wore a pro-Donald Trump hat the day after the U.S. election, declared his support in court, saying, "Pissed off the rest of the judges because they all voted for Hillary."
"04.12.2016 00:20:06" thestar.com Husband of Toronto doctor Elana Shamji appears in court charged with her murder The accused made a brief court appearance at Old City Hall Saturday morning. He was remanded into custody until his next court appearance Dec. 20. Ontario's medical community is reeling after the death of Elana Shamji, a "whip smart," highly-respected Toronto family doctor and mother of three. A colleague said Elana filed for divorce from her husband last week.
"03.12.2016 23:31:03" thestar.com Scarborough residents back LRT, but only slightly, poll says LRT support head but statistically it's almost too close to call. A survey of Scarborough respondents found 37 per cent who backed the one-stop subway extension the city is building.
"03.12.2016 23:01:00" PM on status of marijuana legalization A “frustrated” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants police to enforce the law and criminally charge illegal marijuana dispensaries. http://on.thestar.com/2gmrMDH
"03.12.2016 22:32:54" Half Moon Run performs 'Unofferable' "Tell me a lie, I'll be the first to fall. Give me an offer, unofferable..." Half Moon Run's blend of indie rock, folk and vocal harmonies were on full display at the latest installment of the Star's Newsroom Concert Series. http://on.thestar.com/2gQmEHP
"03.12.2016 22:01:04" thestar.com Make Tabule's pomegranate and seared cheese salad Fresh greens with pops of pomegranate seeds in a light vinaigrette makes this a perfect healthy holiday recipe Ignore the pseudo science about pomegranates being a miracle fruit and just appreciate that it is peak pomegranate season.
"03.12.2016 21:30:03" thestar.com Emergency officials say they won't let Dakota Access pipeline protesters freeze State Director said it would be a “huge challenge” but his office has winter shelter plans in place and various agencies are ready to respond. "The bottom line here is, if we are in a situation of life and limb, we are going to be humane in anything and everything we do."
"03.12.2016 21:01:03" thestar.com 'Alt-right'? No, call it racism: Public Editor Journalists must not serve as unquestioning heralds for those who espouse racism and hate. With all that's at stake here, journalists must not rely on euphemistic words that gloss over racism and hate, writes the Star's Public Editor Kathy English.
"03.12.2016 20:30:03" thestar.com Trump's choice to lead the Pentagon, retired Gen. James Mattis, is illegal U.S. law states that a nominee for defence secretary must have been out of the active-duty military for seven years. Here's why it was designed that way. Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defence secretary, will need Congressional approval to take on the role because he has not been out of active military service for seven years.
"03.12.2016 20:00:04" thestar.com Toronto's must-see holiday markets Avoiding the mall this shopping season? Here are five festive alternatives. Toronto holiday shoppers rejoice: there are a few other markets in town.
"03.12.2016 19:27:24" Held Hostage: Parallel Lives Coping with a loved one's kidnapping is burden enough.But families of those held hostage say they feel like they are living in a "parallel universe."
"03.12.2016 19:01:02" thestar.com A look at Sam Oosterhoff, Ontario's newest and youngest MPP Many have credited Oosterhoff's victory to his hearty ground-game in the riding, as well as the appeal to the region's many social conservatives with his denunciation of the Liberal government's updated sex education curriculum. Little is known of Oosterhoff beyond the skeleton details of his biography: a home-schooled kid from a large religious family, who spent time in Ottawa as a legislative assistant on the Hill before getting elected during his first semester at Brock
"03.12.2016 18:01:04" thestar.com Families of hostages alone in a 'parallel universe' Relatives of kidnap victims interviewed by the Star say the situation is made worse by warnings from Canadian officials to stay silent. Part four of an eight-part investigation, Held Hostage. Silence is golden. But the price of silence, some families soon discover, is almost more than they can bear.
"03.12.2016 17:01:03" thestar.com Cake mix cookies are your lazy holiday solution Boxed cake mix makes for easy Christmas baking. It's Day 3 of our cookie calendar. Lazy bakers, we've got you covered.
"03.12.2016 16:01:04" thestar.com Diamond & Diamond under fire Jeremy Diamond is the face of personal injury law. His ads attract thousands of clients, but their files are sometimes referred out for hefty fees — and he has never even tried a case. Injured in an accident? Read this before calling Diamond & Diamond.
"03.12.2016 15:00:05" thestar.com Travel Smart: How important is travel insurance? Travel insurance can soften the blow of lost luggage, flight delays, cancellations and trip interruptions. “If you spend a thousand dollars to go away for a few days, why wouldn't you spend $30 on insurance to protect yourself?”
"03.12.2016 14:00:03" thestar.com Life after Fidel: What happens next?: DiManno Even the most fervid of Fidel Castro detractors invest him with a kind of inverse colossus stature. He was loved and loathed and now lionized in death.
"03.12.2016 13:00:04" thestar.com Ontario ombudsman announces review of process of placing prisoners in solitary Review follows in the wake of the Adam Capay case and a rising number of complaints. After a dramatic rise in complaints, an investigation is being launched.
"03.12.2016 12:00:04" thestar.com Malcolm Rowe officially welcomed to Supreme Court bench Rowe gave a brief, contemplative speech outlining his greatest achievements, including sailing and travelling. Malcolm Rowe rounded out the high court's nine-person bench and gave quite the memorable speech.
"03.12.2016 11:00:03" thestar.com Liberals failed to explain stand on holding referendum: Paul Wells Referendums transfix government, binding up the attention of public servants and political staffers. There won't be a referendum on electoral reform because referendums are trouble.
"03.12.2016 10:00:03" thestar.com Ontario confronts its addiction to money politics: Cohn All three parties were quietly colluding over fundraising — feeding their addictions, hoping to overpower each other. The legislature voted this week to clean up its collective act.
"03.12.2016 09:00:03" thestar.com Mall of America, the largest in U.S., hires its first-ever black Santa "I'm still Santa, I just happen to be a Santa of colour." Larry Jefferson was found at a Santa convention. He was the only black Santa among the 1,000 impersonators in attendance.
"03.12.2016 05:04:27" thestar.com Toronto neurosurgeon charged with murder of doctor wife A 40-year-old neurosurgeon was arrested Friday night in connection with the murder of his wife of 12 years, Toronto Police said. A Toronto neurosurgeon has been charged with the murder of his wife, Elana Shamji, a 40-year-old family physician.
"03.12.2016 04:07:36" thestar.com Selena Gomez is the most followed celebrity on Instagram Year-end stats reveal she has eight of the 10 most-liked celebrity photos. She has 103 million followers!
"03.12.2016 03:00:03" thestar.com Did the Gilmore Girls revival damage the show we loved all along? A major problem with reboots is that they focus a glaring spotlight on all of the show's initial problems. A disappointing revival happens all the time.
"03.12.2016 02:40:03" thestar.com Amber Alert issued for 9-year-old Welland girl, last seen Thursday Layla Sabry is believed to have been abducted, Niagara Regional Police say. Amber Alert: Layla Sabry is nine-years-old, about four-foot-two, with a thin build, brown hair, and brown eyes.
"03.12.2016 02:30:03" thestar.com Some Toronto FC season-ticket holders bumped for MLS Cup TFC loyalists can buy tickets for big game vs. Sounders, but might not get seats they're used to. Have season tickets for Toronto FC? You might not get your regular seats at the MLS Cup.
"03.12.2016 02:00:02" thestar.com Trump risks China rift by speaking with Taiwanese president The U.S. broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan when it shifted diplomatic recognition of China to the communist government on the mainland. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China.
"03.12.2016 01:30:04" thestar.com Politicians must address economic anxiety or face backlash, Trudeau says The economic “anxiety” that helped elect Donald Trump also exists in Canada, Prime Minister warns. On issues such as trade, immigration, refugees and immigration, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is at polar opposites to the views U.S. president-elect Donald Trump expressed during the campaign.
"03.12.2016 01:00:04" thestar.com Parents file human rights complaint against York school board 'Racial and religious discrimination' allegedly faced by their children while at school cited in complaint. Seven families have filed a joint human rights complaint against the York Region District School Board for "racial and religious discrimination" allegedly faced by their children while they were at school.
"03.12.2016 00:35:04" thestar.com Three women of colour among Trump appointees. So why can't we take heart?: Paradkar Why the appointment of the few people of colour is a token attempt to cover up the bile left over from the campaign and an ongoing effort to sanction bigotry. Shree Paradkar asks: If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's diverse “because it's 2015” cabinet received such fulsome praise the world over, why aren't Trump's choices at least offering hope?
"03.12.2016 00:05:48" PM Trudeau answers reader question We asked Star readers for questions to bring to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Several were able 18-month maternity leave. This is what he had to say. http://on.thestar.com/Highlights
"02.12.2016 23:15:03" thestar.com 'I just wish that I had not voted.' Trump voter lost her home to his new Treasury secretary Teena Colebrook's home was foreclosed on by the bank of Donald Trump's pick for Treasury. “They all promise you the world at the end of a stick and take it away once they get in,” she said. “I have no faith in our government anymore at all. They all promise you the world at the end of a stick and take it away once they get in.”
"02.12.2016 22:15:00" Held Hostage: The Taken Since 9/11, terrorist groups across the globe have taken hostages and held them for ransom. More than 25 of them have been Canadians.
"02.12.2016 21:15:03" thestar.com Air Miles collectors stuck with redeemed rewards LoyaltyOne, announced Thursday it was cancelling plans that would have seen collectors lose miles older than five years Air Miles Canada says it won't reimburse collectors who already spent their points.
"02.12.2016 21:04:24" Half Moon Run performs I Can't Figure Out What's Going On Half Moon Run performs at The Mill Street Brewery Beer Hall as part of the Newsroom Concert Series. The band's blend of indie rock, folk and widely-praised vocal harmonies was on full display at the show.
"02.12.2016 19:31:28" thestar.com Live: Justin Trudeau talks to the Toronto Star's editorial board The prime minister will speak to the Star's editorial board at 2:15 p.m. Justin Trudeau has arrived at the Star. Follow our live blog below
"02.12.2016 19:15:02" thekit.ca Rihanna and Prince Harry Get HIV Tests Together As Friends Rihanna and Prince Harry take friendship to the next level, Selena tops Instagram and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher grow their family New BFFs, Rihanna and Prince Harry, got together for a good cause.
"02.12.2016 18:15:03" thestar.com SIU must release investigative reports: Human Rights Commission The province's civilian police watchdog should release the final reports into serious injuries or deaths involving police, the Ontario Human Rights Commission says. The Ontario Human Rights Commission says there is a “lack of transparent and independent” police oversight in Ontario, particularly when it comes to human rights.
"02.12.2016 17:30:02" thestar.com Actor Andrew Sachs, known as Manuel in 'Fawlty Towers,' dies at 86 Andrew Sachs played the lovable waiter Manuel on the show Fawlty Towers, which was about a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay. What's your favourite Manuel moment?
"02.12.2016 17:17:43" Timeline Photos Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting the Toronto Star today. What do you want to ask the PM? Reply below and a selection of reader questions will be asked.
"02.12.2016 17:15:02" thestar.com Charges stayed in long-running Ontario sheep abduction case The judge found the delay in bringing the case to trial was unreasonable. Linda “Montana” Jones and Michael Schmidt, pictured, were charged after an investigation into the removal of 31 sheep from an Ontario farm in April 2012.
"02.12.2016 16:15:03" thestar.com Classic chocolate chip cookie recipe is foolproof Thousands of people have used this recipe and swear by it. It's Day 2 of our cookie calendar! Today's recipe: Classic chocolate chip cookies.
"02.12.2016 15:45:03" thestar.com Canadians sympathize with hostages — if they fit the right profile Some travelled for work, others for pleasure. Some have experience, others don't. To Canadians at home, these differences can create a hierarchy. Not all hostages are created equal. And that's a problem.
"02.12.2016 15:15:02" thestar.com Toronto police sergeant apologizes to man assaulted while in police custody A Toronto sergeant has apologized for his role in a brutal attack on a prisoner inside a downtown Toronto police station, admitting “I didn't do my job” as the officer in charge of the booking hall “I didn't do my job.”
"02.12.2016 14:15:03" thestar.com Tolls just the start of what needs to be done in Toronto: James It's the first and most basic step to fix the fiscal gap. Mayor John Tory has boldly gone where no other mayor has gone before, writes Royson James.
"02.12.2016 13:45:04" thestar.com Alleged sex abuse victim's fight for justice turns into bureaucratic nightmare For a decade, Sveta Kohli has been embroiled in a complaints process that she says has taken a severe toll on her mental health. Sveta Kohli said she couldn't get out of bed for days after she learned that Ontario's medical watchdog was again refusing — for the third time — to send her complaint about Dr. Paul O'Connor to a public discipline hearing.
"02.12.2016 13:15:02" thestar.com Home prices in Toronto region up 23 per cent in November over last year Realtors want governments to address a lack of housing supply in the face of strong demand. The average home in the Toronto area cost $776,684 in November, up from $632,774 the same month last year, and $4,159 more than the average selling price this October.
"02.12.2016 13:00:02" thestar.com Donald Trump is assembling the wealthiest administration in modern U.S. history Nominees for top positions include several multimillionaires, an heir to a family mega-fortune and two Forbes-certified billionaires. Donald Trump is putting together what will be the wealthiest administration in modern American history.
"02.12.2016 12:00:04" thestar.com Mayor's executive approves discounts for low-income TTC riders Landmark Fair Pass Program has been under development for years and would radically shake up the TTC's concession system. The mayor's executive committee has unanimously endorsed a plan which would see the TTC give low-income transit users 33 per cent off of single adult fare and 21 per cent off an adult monthly pass.
"02.12.2016 11:30:02" thestar.com Ryerson 'concerned' about allegations of anti-Semitism at student union meeting Student union also investigating complaints from students proposing a Holocaust education week. Ryerson is investigating complaints of anti-Semitism that erupted at a student union meeting this week.
"02.12.2016 11:00:04" thestar.com Lawyer crusades against accessibility problems caused by inadequate laws David Lepofsky says Centennial College accessibility problems are symptomatic of bigger issues. This lawyer says Centennial College building's accessibility problems are the symptom of a bigger problem.
"02.12.2016 10:00:03" thestar.com Castro the myth, the ghost still alive in Cuba: DiManno The funeral caravan declares that the Communist party is the only legitimate heir to Castro's legacy and authority. Fidel Castro's funeral procession is intended to reaffirm belief in the single-party system, says Rosie DiManno.
"02.12.2016 09:00:01" thestar.com Maryam Monsef rejects Commons committee's report on electoral reform | Toronto Star Minister says a committee failed to recommend a specific alternative to the current first-past-the-post system. Minister Monsef said a Commons committee “took a pass” on finding an alternative to the first-past-the-post system.
"02.12.2016 06:00:04" thestar.com Chapecoense won't be forced to play game after plane crash Brazilian soccer league had originally insisted team play match, despite deaths of most of its players in crash. Brazilian soccer officials won't force Chapecoense, who lost its team in a plane crash, to play its next game.
"02.12.2016 05:00:02" thestar.com Thornhill man charged with child pornography offences at dance competitions Police say that the man was known to frequent events and recorded dance competitions throughout the GTA. A owner and operator of a company called Graviti Media has been arrested on child porn charges.
"02.12.2016 04:00:02" thestar.com Encarnacion slips further off Blue Jays' radar: Griffin As winter meetings near, a Jays reunion with Edwin Encarnacion has become a long shot at best. Signing slugger Kendrys Morales has made re-signing Edwin Encarnacion much harder, says the Blue Jays' front office.
"02.12.2016 03:34:34" thestar.com Senior with dementia guilty in death of nursing home resident Jury finds Peter Brooks, 76, guilty of second-degree murder in the beating death of Joycelyn Dickson, 72, at a nursing home three years ago. A jury has found a senior with dementia guilty of second-degree murder for using his walking cane to beat a 72-year-old woman to death. Second-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence.
"02.12.2016 03:00:02" thestar.com Surprising Toronto FC lets fans dare to dream: Feschuk Three years from laughingstock to MLS Cup berth that takes local sports scene to a higher level. Watching Toronto FC celebrate that memorable win the other night, it was hard to believe the franchise looked a mess just a few years ago, writes Dave Feschuk.
"02.12.2016 02:30:03" thestar.com Mayor John Tory's executive backs tolls, but few new taxes Staff recommendations for new ways to raise badly-needed revenues limited by mayor's inner circle. Mayor John Tory's inner circle has backed his pitch for road tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway.
"02.12.2016 02:00:02" thestar.com Canadian military to get guidelines on dealing with child soldiers Military officials have consulted with the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and others on how to best prepare troops. Canada's top soldier is issuing the first-ever guidelines for Canadian military personnel on how to deal with child soldiers in advance of deployment to Africa, the Star has learned.
"02.12.2016 01:30:03" thestar.com Hamilton teen savagely beaten with baseball bat, robbed "He was just savagely beaten," Salima Hafeez, Noah Rabbani's aunt, said. "It's just heartbreaking — it's so meaningless, it's so senseless." The family of the grade 10 student believes the attack could have been motivated by hate or race because of his skin colour.
"02.12.2016 01:06:57" thestar.com Obama administration supports requiring women to register for the military draft Under current U.S. law, women can volunteer for service but aren't required to register for the draft. Including women in the U.S. draft pool has been argued as a sensible step toward gender equality.
"02.12.2016 00:36:06" thestar.com Convicted rapist flees before sentencing 'If even one person stopped to ask if I was okay, this might not have happened. I will never know,' wrote the victim in a powerful statement submitted to the court. A man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman while she was clearly too intoxicated to consent failed to show up to his sentencing hearing Thursday and may have fled the province.
"01.12.2016 23:59:57" thestar.com Robert Badgerow guilty of first degree murder in 1981 slaying Badgerow raped, strangled and drowned Diane Werendowicz in a Stoney Creek ravine in June 1981. After 35 years, four trials and now days of deliberations, former Dofasco steelworker Robert Badgerow has been found guilty of the murder of Diane Werendowicz, whose mysterious death in a Stoney Creek ravine rocked Hamilton in 1981.
"01.12.2016 23:30:03" thestar.com Tories, NDP criticize Liberals for increased spending on government ads | Toronto Star A 2015 decision by the Liberals to weaken restrictions on government ads “likely” prompted the Wynne administration to do more advertising, auditor general Bonnie Lysyk said Wednesday in her annual report. Premier Kathleen Wynne's government is being hammered for spending an extra $20 million on government advertising that Ontario's auditor general dubbed "misleading" at times.
"01.12.2016 23:00:56" The War Room After the heartbreak and shock of a loved one's abduction, comes the strategy. But the reality of Canada's kidnapping war room is not like the movies.
Part two of our eight-part series, Held Hostage: https://www.thestar.com/heldhostage
"01.12.2016 22:30:03" thestar.com Trudeau marks World AIDS Day, says fight against HIV can be won Health Minister Jane Philpott says much more needs to be done to raise awareness about the disease and how to treat it. Canada is going to spend $53.5 million total in HIV and AIDS research.
"01.12.2016 22:02:16" Mill Street: Half Moon Run Half Moon Run performs as part of the Star's Newsroom Concert Series. The Montreal-based quartet performs at Massey Hall, Thursday night.
"01.12.2016 22:00:36" thestar.com Air Miles cancels reward expiry set for end of the year Collectors would have seen their points expire Dec. 31 this year. #Breaking The Air Miles loyalty rewards program says it is cancelling its expiry policy and collectors won't lose their rewards.
"01.12.2016 21:30:02" thestar.com Pro-Trump site calls for Kellogg's boycott Breitbart is fighting back at one of the advertisers — the breakfast cereal maker Kellogg Co. — by launching a Twitter campaign #DumpKelloggs. The Breitbart News Network is seeing some of its advertisers head for the exit doors
"01.12.2016 20:34:02" thestar.com What makes Mariah's World go 'round? Boredom: Menon Superstar Mariah Carey reaches epic levels of ennui while promoting her reality show. Even her diet is boring.
"01.12.2016 20:00:02" thestar.com Liberal MPs recommend breaking electoral reform promise All-party report recommends referendum on change, Liberal MPs say that's too radical and rushed. “We believe Canadians are far from being adequately engaged with the electoral reform discussion,” their dissenting report reads.
"01.12.2016 19:30:02" thestar.com Women should be allowed to pepper spray and mace attackers, Leitch says “The law should not force women to be victims of violence when non-lethal means exist for them to protect themselves,” said Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch. “In our country today, far too many women are victims of physical and sexual violence,” said Leitch.
"01.12.2016 18:33:03" thestar.com Nine Ontario doctors billed for more than 360 days last year: auditor general Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk called on the Health Ministry to improve oversight of physician billings and payment models. Nine Ontario specialists claimed that they worked more than 360 days last year, according to the provincial auditor's annual report.
"01.12.2016 17:33:02" thestar.com John Tory's spokesperson leaving, replacement is former Sun reporter City hall is getting a shakeup with the exit of Amanda Galbraith as the mayor's communications director and a council committee shuffle. John Tory's communications director is handing her megaphone to a former Toronto Sun city hall reporter.
"01.12.2016 16:33:03" thestar.com Skinny cable rules in full effect today CRTC looking at ways to convince Canada's TV providers to act in the best interests of consumers. The rules are meant to give viewers more choice and affordable options.
"01.12.2016 15:30:04" thestar.com Cookie calendar Day 1: The four-ingredient shortbread Four ingredients are all that is needed to make classic shortbread Our annual cookie calendar is here! This year, we begin with an easy classic: shortbread.
"01.12.2016 15:03:03" thestar.com When U.S. was warned that AIDS was killing kids In How to Survive a Plague, David France traces AIDS's path, focusing on activists and scientists fighting the disease from the start. An excerpt of David France's "How to Survive a Plague" for World AIDS Day, which is Dec. 1.
"01.12.2016 14:33:03" thestar.com Three Toronto teens charged after 'Fight Night' fights Students at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate say beatings are being filmed and shared on social media for likes and attention. During Friday Night Fights, students say groups of youth target other students or even strangers, picking fights or beating them up while onlookers film the fights with their smart phones.
"01.12.2016 13:36:02" thestar.com Pearson airport on track to become an elite 'mega hub' The operators of Pearson are appealing for federal assistance to solve the traffic woes that clog area highways, and eliminate backlogs at security checkpoints and customs and immigration inspections. It's going to take federal investments to help make it happen.
"01.12.2016 13:03:03" thestar.com Canada's hostage 'war room' is more like a leaderless boardroom The reality of Canada's war room is not like the movies. Interdepartmental committees of people with good intentions run up against bureaucratic and political inertia. Canada's war room isn't like the movies — it's a leaderless mess filled with well-intentioned people up against bureaucratic and political inertia.
Part two of our eight-part series, 'Held Hostage.'
"01.12.2016 12:44:19" Photos from The Toronto Star's post Toronto FC beat Impact de Montréal for a spot in the MLS Cup final.
Photos by Steve Russell: http://on.thestar.com/2gOPatA
"01.12.2016 12:00:02" thestar.com New TTC bus paint jobs unveiled, twitter responds Two of the new buses are expected to hit the streets in a few days, TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said. The TTC will avoid the colour scheme chosen by Toronto Police for new police cars, and instead are going with a red to match new streetcars.
"01.12.2016 11:30:02" thestar.com Caledon mayor cleared in conflict of interest case A judge has cleared Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson in a conflict of interest case that centred on family-owned land sold to a developer. A judge has dismissed a conflict of interest case against Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson that centred on his family-owned land and votes he took in council.
"01.12.2016 11:00:02" thestar.com Greybeards of revolution salute Fidel Castro one last time: DiManno Mourners kept vigil on the funeral route as Fidel Castro's ashes began their 800-kilometre progress across Cuba. They are the greybeards of revolution. And they've come to salute their commander for the last time.
"01.12.2016 10:30:02" thestar.com Inquest will examine Durham police killing of Michael MacIsaac Michael MacIsaac's family hopes the coroner's inquest is an opportunity to learn more about what happened. A coroner's inquest will probe the circumstances surrounding the death of Michael MacIsaac, shot dead by a Durham police officer.
"01.12.2016 10:04:02" thestar.com Canada loses 80,000 working days a year due to sleep deprivation 'Why Sleep Matters' study quantifies economic loss resulting from lack of sleep in five different countries. Ever wish your employer allowed daytime naps?
"01.12.2016 09:00:03" thestar.com Drugs not enough to fight global HIV, AIDS crisis The reality is that this is a single-minded focus. It's time to get real. Everybody knows drugs are not enough. #Commentary
"01.12.2016 06:00:03" thestar.com Pilot told Colombia controllers 'no fuel' before crash In a leaked recording, the pilot could be heard repeatedly requesting permission to land. Pilot told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land prior to crash in Colombia.
"01.12.2016 05:00:04" thestar.com TFC GM says team can be contender for years to come With Toronto FC reaching new heights in playoffs, Tim Bezbatchenko says team's plans are finally paying off. Every consecutive game Toronto FC played in November was the biggest in club history.
"01.12.2016 04:00:02" thestar.com Brothers connect after one 'comes back from the grave' Growing up, Rob Jeanes says he always wondered what it would be like to have siblings. Decades later, after a bit of digging, he finally found out. Biological brothers Rob Jeanes and Laird Flewelling finally connected decades after Jeanes was given up for adoption. They now co-own a pub in Burlington.
"01.12.2016 03:30:02" thestar.com Ontario math scores for 10-year-olds slip in global rankings Global study finds at least 70 per cent of kids in Grades 4 and 8 in the province are above intermediate benchmarks in math and science. Grade 4 kids in Ontario are lagging behind counterparts in Kazakhstan, Lithuania and 25 other jurisdictions in math, putting them in the middle of the pack in a 2015 global study of math and science.
"01.12.2016 02:52:28" thestar.com Toronto FC on the way to MLS Cup final after series win After the must-win match over the Montreal Impact, TFC became the first Canadian team to advance to an MLS final. #Breaking Toronto FC are on their way to the MLS Cup final, after a series win over the Montreal Impact at BMO Field on Wednesday night.
"01.12.2016 02:27:28" thestar.com I bought $150 worth of gift cards that didn't work: Roseman Ellen Roseman helps readers get results with gift-card refunds, a faulty phone and expensive auto repairs. Ever buy a gift card in a retail outlet for another brand, and later it did not work? One reader almost lost $150 after purchases three cards at Shoppers Drug Mart.
"01.12.2016 02:00:02" thekit.ca Don't Freak, But Cheetos is Making Beauty Products The brand's hero product, a Colour De Cheetos, offers wearers a fresh out of the bag orange glow. Everyone's favourite snack company is taking the cheese factor to the next level with a one-of-a-kind Cheetos-inspired beauty line. Don't worry, it won't turn your fingers orange.
"01.12.2016 01:45:02" thestar.com Half Moon Run's vocal harmonies on full display at Mill Street show Currently touring to support 2015's Sun Leads Me On, the quartet has a stop Thursday night at Massey Hall. Montreal quartet Half Moon Run's blend of indie rock, folk and widely-praised vocal harmonies were on full display at their recent Mill Street Beer Hall appearance, the latest installment of the Star's Newsroom Concert Series.
"01.12.2016 01:30:02" thestar.com No action in Edwin Encarnacion free-agent sweepstakes Houston Astros reportedly at front of line for Edwin Encarnacion with Blue Jays still in play. The hottest speculation has the Houston Astros at the front of the line to land the 34-year-old Edwin Encarnacion, who earlier turned down a four-year, $80-million offer to return to the Blue Jays.
"01.12.2016 01:00:03" thestar.com Metrolinx needs to 'up their game,' auditor general says Faulty asphalt leaving highways crumbling and a bridge too far for one Metrolinx contractor slammed in auditor's report. The GTA's transit agency is off the rails in policing mistakes and delays by contractors while Ontario's highways have a crack problem — all costing taxpayers millions, says auditor general Bonnie Lysyk.
"01.12.2016 00:30:02" thestar.com TTC pushes ahead with plans for random drug testing The 2017 TTC budget includes $1.3 million for implementing the policy, and Andy Byford confirmed 'the direction of our board' was to implement next year. The TTC is moving ahead with plans to implement random drug testing of its employees next year, despite the transit workers union threatening a legal challenge and hinting at possible job action.
"01.12.2016 00:00:36" thestar.com TFC fans rally for must-win match against Montreal Impact It's all on the line tonight for TFC in the second leg of their home-and-home series against the Montreal Impact. It is just about game time and the fans are pumped! The Reds are just one win away from reaching their first MLS final. Follow our live blog for updates from BMO Field.
"30.11.2016 23:36:13" thestar.com Canada's top women want younger soccer players to have a kick at fair pay "We want it to be more stable for younger kids coming up so they know they can earn a living through soccer and not have to worry." #Exclusive Top Canadian players are set to form the first women's players' union in Canada on Thursday.
As The Star's Kerry Gillespie writes, with the groundbreaking step of forming a union, Canada's top players will leave an even bigger legacy for
"30.11.2016 23:03:58" The Call When someone is taken hostage, the family's turmoil begins with a phone call. And when that phone rings, life as they know it will never be the same.
What really happens when a Canadian is taken hostage abroad reveals a system ripe for overhaul. Read
"30.11.2016 22:04:28" Sourced: Double-fried Tornado Potato at Distillery's Christmas... It's a fact: you can't eat just one Tornado Potato spud on a stick at the Distillery's annual Christmas Market.
"30.11.2016 21:03:04" thestar.com Rare black-footed ferrets settling in at new Colorado home The black-footed ferrets have had a survival rate of 71 per cent a year after being released into a wildlife refuge outside of Denver. A promising sign that these animals can bounce back from the brink of extinction.
"30.11.2016 20:31:49" thestar.com Pipeline pain comes with little political gain for Trudeau: Hébert Prime minister now likely hoping the issue will fade between now and the 2019 election. Trudeau's decision is unlikely to win him supporters within the ranks of those who most support the pipeline agenda. They tend to be spoken for by the Conservative party and, for the most part, have no appetite for Trudeau's proactive climate change
"30.11.2016 20:03:02" thestar.com As obesity levels rise, people have increased their ideal weight An average of only 53 per cent of Americans polled between 2010 and 2016 said they wanted to lose weight, as opposed to 59 per cent wanting to lose weight a decade ago. Just in time for the temptations of the holiday season: apparently fewer people want to lose weight these days.
"30.11.2016 19:03:02" thestar.com Dear parents — sometimes teachers wear swimsuits: Teitel The advent of social media seems to have revived our impulse toward puritanism that demanded nothing but spotless virtue from our educators. "Can Mr. Miller really be a responsible teacher if he appears on Facebook drinking vino with friends in his backyard?” is not a fair question.
"30.11.2016 18:44:49" Cookie Calendar Teaser Our annual cookie calendar begins Dec. 1! Every day we'll release one delicious recipe from our vault. Check back tomorrow for our first recipe.
"30.11.2016 18:04:02" thestar.com 'Michelle will never run for office,' says President Obama In an interview with Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama has worked down any speculation that first lady Michelle Obama will run for office one day. "You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she's too sensible to want to be in politics," Obama said.
"30.11.2016 17:30:03" thestar.com Toronto could be the first in Ontario to open supervised injection sites Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has indicated support for sites, while province has yet to commit to funding. “The sooner these sites open the more lives will be saved and the more people we can move into treatment at the same time." — Councillor Joe Cressy
"30.11.2016 17:09:20" thestar.com Judicial council recommends removal of 'knees together' judge Judge's controversial comments to sex assault complainant caused irreparable damage to public confidence, Canadian Judicial Council says. Court transcripts show the judge, Robin Camp, called the complainant in a Calgary sex assault case “the accused” throughout the trial and asked her: “Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?”
"30.11.2016 16:57:25" thestar.com Ontario auditor general exposes litany of government snafus in annual report The independent watchdog's 1,063-page report was presented to the Legislature on Wednesday. Examples include cracking highways, $8 billion spent on still-incomplete eHealth electronic medical records, a comedy of errors surrounding shoddy Metrolinx oversight of transit contractors, and a climate change plan that will do more in California than
"30.11.2016 16:04:02" thestar.com 'King Louie,' the 23-pound Bay of Fundy lobster set free by vegan The massive lobster "went full circle." It was caught and sold to a Nova Scotia vegan, who requested it be released back into the ocean. The 23-pound lobster, dubbed “King Louie,” was possibly a century old.
"30.11.2016 15:34:02" thestar.com Longos bets big on online grocery shopping Family owned Longos remains the only GTA grocer to offer home delivery, and is now investing heavily in the service. Longos has tripled the size of its Grocery Gateway warehouse in Etobicoke, delivering to 6,000 families a week.
"30.11.2016 15:24:51" thestar.com Oosterhoff says he is 'absolutely not' a homophobe in opposition to same-sex bill The 19-year-old was sworn in Wednesday, facing questions from reporters about why the ceremony was delayed and his opposition to a same-sex parenting bill. It remains unclear, however, whether the 19-year-old thinks homosexuality is a sin.
"30.11.2016 15:03:02" thestar.com Romney who called Trump 'con man' now finds him 'enlightening' Mitt Romney emerges from dinner with Donald Trump full of high praise almost as if he had not been one of Trump's leading detractors. It was almost as if Romney hadn't called him a “con man,” a “fake” and a “phony” who was unprepared for the presidency.
"30.11.2016 14:33:02" thestar.com 8,500 managers in Ontario civil service to get $125M in pay raises It's all because a long-standing salary freeze has left some managers earning less than their unionized staff and mandarins lagging higher-paid colleagues in the broader public sector and private business. The payouts — to come over the next four years — average $14,705 each, although individual amounts will vary as the government tries to stem a brain drain.
"30.11.2016 14:00:03" thestar.com Scientists push back at Liberals' fears over Grassy Narrows cleanup plan Dr. David Schindler, a world-renowned ecology expert, and other scientists say the Ontario government's fears about cleaning up mercury at Grassy Narrows are “needless.” Top scientists — including Dr. David Suzuki and Dr. David Schindler — are pushing back at the Ontario government's claim that attempting to clean the contaminated river system near Grassy Narrows First Nation could worsen the mercury problem.
"30.11.2016 13:24:02" thestar.com Toronto man says UPS didn't hire him because of his beard UPS requires employees to be clean shaven unless they get a religious accommodation. Can an employer ban your beard, or is the right to unfettered facial hair protected by law?
"30.11.2016 12:16:43" thestar.com When a Canadian is kidnapped, the family is also held hostage What really happens when a Canadian is taken hostage abroad reveals a system ripe for overhaul. An eight-part investigation, Held Hostage, at thestar.com. Relatives of hostages taken abroad are asking for more than words. They want Ottawa to do a better job for the next family that gets The Call.
Part 1 of our 8-part series, Held Hostage, reveals a system ripe for overhaul when Canadians are taken abroad.
"30.11.2016 12:03:08" Held Hostage Teaser What really happens when a Canadian is taken hostage abroad? It reveals a system ripe for overhaul. Held Hostage, an eight-part investigation, looks into the 21st-century kidnapping crisis. The Star spoke with more than 50 people to gather first-time
"30.11.2016 12:00:03" thestar.com Revolutionary hero shook the planet to its roots: DiManno The proscription against idolatry will likely fade quickly now as Cuba looks for ways to memorialize Il Comandante in the annals of history. Even in death, Fidel Castro remains the repository of memory for modern Cuba, writes Rosie DiManno.
"30.11.2016 11:30:01" thestar.com Tories hid contract for MPP who gave up seat for Patrick Brown Documents reveal party leader's office misled Star about details of Garfield Dunlop's contract with Ontario PC party. Patrick Brown's office misled the Toronto Star about compensation to a former MPP who quit his seat for the Progressive Conservative leader.
"30.11.2016 11:00:03" thestar.com Peel Children's Aid Society wants final offer put to a vote Two months into strike, union president says 95 per cent of workers are unwilling to even consider agency's offer. Peel Children's Aid Society is asking the Ministry of Labour to hold a supervised vote of employees on its final offer to the union.
"30.11.2016 10:30:00" thestar.com CRA taking far too long to resolve tax objections, auditor general says The fall auditor general report warns such delays can be costly in terms of time and money. The Canada Revenue Agency often leaves taxpayers waiting for months after they file formal objections to their tax assessments.
"30.11.2016 10:00:03" thestar.com UberEats changes compensation structure for delivery people overnight Uber delivery people say the changes will result in a 30- to 50-per-cent wage cut. Drivers and cyclists who work for UberEats woke up Tuesday to discover their wages will be cut.
"30.11.2016 09:00:03" thestar.com Trump adds two cabinet picks, plans second meeting with Romney The president-elect appeared to still be torn over his choice for secretary of state. Trump tapped fierce Obamacare critic Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and Elaine Chao, who served in the cabinet of George W. Bush, to serve as the secretary of the Department of Transportation.
"30.11.2016 06:00:02" thestar.com Amazon worker jumps off 12-storey building after sending email criticizing company The man, who wasn't identified by authorities, survived the fall from the Amazon's 12-storey Apollo building. An Amazon.com employee was injured when he leaped off a building at the company's Seattle headquarters after sending an email that was visible to hundreds of co-workers.
"30.11.2016 05:00:03" thestar.com Plane crashes have brought tragic ends to sporting fantasy: Feschuk An underdog Brazilian soccer club were on a charter that crashed in Colombia. Only six people survived. Members of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer club were living what many would consider a fantasy lifestyle: Young men on a charter plane, travelling together to play a boy's game for money and glory and community pride.
"30.11.2016 04:00:02" thestar.com Toronto FC is already winning big off the field This year's Forbes ranking valued the Reds at $245 million, third-highest in the league. Toronto FC hosts the Montreal Impact in the most important game in franchise history tomorrow night but, win or lose, the Reds have already put up stunning numbers.
"30.11.2016 03:34:03" thestar.com Trump wants to jail flag burners or strip their citizenship The U.S. Supreme Court ruled flag burning is constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment in 1990. The Supreme Court has already ruled that unconstitutional.
"30.11.2016 02:57:39" thestar.com Activists track more than 860 hate incidents in U.S. since Trump was elected Groups cal for the president-elect to forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry. Several civil rights groups say there were 860 bias-related incidents in the United States in the 10 days following Donald Trump's Nov. 8 victory.
"30.11.2016 02:30:03" thestar.com Dolly Parton heartbroken by 'terrible fires' torching her hometown The wildfire that tore through Gatlinburg spared the Dollywood theme park that is named after country music star Dolly Parton. Fear not, Dollywood is safe.
"30.11.2016 02:00:03" thestar.com Scarborough resident calls for de-amalgamation McDermott said he launched the “Free Scarborough Campaign” because amalgamation has been “a dismal failure” that has led to tax increases and declines in service. Call it Scarbexit. Robert McDermott is fed up with city council and has launched a campaign to get Scarborough to de-amalgamate from Toronto.
"30.11.2016 01:30:03" thestar.com Texas man holds up roadside sign to Muslims saying 'You belong' A photo of the man circulated on social media where many saw it as a symbol of hope at a time when Muslims and their mosques have been subjected to racism, bigotry and hate. With some calling it a symbol of hope, the sign reads, "You Belong. Stay Strong. Be Blessed. We Are One America."
"30.11.2016 01:00:03" thestar.com Marineland says OSPCA investigation is the result of former employee, activist pressure Marineland says OSPCA investigated the amusement park only because of pressure from an animal rights group. "The OSPCA's actions in this matter, in bowing to pressure from activists and agenda-driven reporters, amounts to a scared regulator"
"30.11.2016 00:30:00" thestar.com Young drummer receives high praise from Metallica for cover song Daniel Krilov, who has been playing drums for only two years, posted a one-minute video of himself drumming to his favourite Metallica song “Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct.” A 10-year-old drummer is receiving high praise for his cover of a Metallica song that was featured on the heavy metal band's Instagram page over the weekend.
"30.11.2016 00:00:02" thestar.com CRA taking far too long to resolve tax objections, auditor general says The fall auditor general report warns such delays can be costly in terms of time and money. According to the federal auditor general, Canada's tax man is costing the government and citizens millions.
"29.11.2016 23:30:02" thestar.com New MPP Oosterhoff calls parenting bill 'horrible legislation' The newly elected MPP told the Star that if he had been able to vote on Bill 28, he would “definitely not have supported” it. Progressive Conservative MPP Sam Oosterhoff says he would not have supported a parenting bill that gives same-sex parents legal recognition.
"29.11.2016 23:00:02" thestar.com Dictionary.com names 'xenophobia' word of the year After Brexit, searches for xenophobia on Dictionary.com increased by 938 per cent in two days. Over the past year, a whole lot of people looked up this word.
"29.11.2016 22:30:02" thestar.com Sticker snafu hits Toronto on-street parking system Drivers who bought six-month stickers and want to renew should renew them online or in person at city hall and they will get the paper renewals. Many of the tens of thousands of Toronto motorists with overnight on-street parking permits are receiving temporary paper renewals after a “delivery problem” with the sticker supplier.
"29.11.2016 22:00:06" thestar.com Liberals approve Trans Mountain, Line 3 pipeline projects Trudeau is also effectively killing the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline across northern British Columbia. #Breaking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is approving Kinder Morgan's proposal to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C. — a $6.8-billion project that has sparked protests by climate change activists from coast to
"29.11.2016 21:04:03" thestar.com From #TrumpCup to the red cup, why Starbucks cups always fuel culture wars The company's current foray into the headlines comes from several Trump-related incidents in stores, which has led to “Operation #TrumpCup.” Religion. Politics. The Bill of Rights. They all converge at Starbucks, in front of a glass case full of cake pops.
"29.11.2016 20:03:03" thekit.ca Wes Anderson directed a holiday video for H&M The almost four-minute video called “Come Together” dishes out Anderson's signature life-is-better-with-a-dash-of-whimsy aesthetic and takes place on a train, Can Wes Anderson direct our holidays, too?
"29.11.2016 19:04:02" thestar.com Police threaten to hit drunk drivers with Nickelback tunes Kensington, P.E.I. police department's Facebook notice draws gentle ribbing. “You don't drink and drive and we won't make you listen to it,” the police department wrote on Facebook.
"29.11.2016 18:04:03" thestar.com Men easily get vasectomies. Women get the run-around Young men able to get vasectomies, yet young women denied even a doctor's advice on tubal ligation Calling out the sterilization double standard.
"29.11.2016 17:03:02" thestar.com Tories hid contract for MPP who gave up seat for Patrick Brown Documents obtained by the Star reveal Conservative officials were scrambling after Garfield Dunlop stepped down in Simcoe North so the new PC leader could run in a byelection on Sept. 3, 2015. Documents reveal the party leader's office misled the Star about potentially embarrassing details of Garfield Dunlop's contract with the Ontario PC party.
"29.11.2016 16:38:00" thestar.com Pilot who died in CF-18 crash was from Hamilton | Toronto Star The pilot who died in the crash of a CF-18 near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary has been identified as Capt. Thomas McQueen. #Breaking The pilot who died in the crash of a CF-18 near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary has been identified as Capt. Thomas McQueen.
"29.11.2016 16:03:02" thestar.com TTC backs off Scarborough subway expropriations The TTC says it no longer needs to take over properties near McCowan Rd. and Ellesmere Rd. for a construction site. These residents are relieved to keep their homes, but some are angry at the way the TTC handled the project.
"29.11.2016 15:33:04" thestar.com On 'Giving Tuesday,' take a stand by donating Today, perhaps more than ever, Giving Tuesday provides us with an opportunity to push against troubling trends and make a point about the world we want to see. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, take a minute to celebrate #GivingTuesday.
"29.11.2016 15:17:39" thestar.com Canadian military has no strategy to recruit more women: AG report The military's aspiration of having women make up 25 per cent of its uniformed personnel within the next decade appears to be just that – a dream, a new report concludes. The military's aspiration of having women make up 25 per cent of its uniformed personnel within the next decade appears to be just that—a dream.
"29.11.2016 15:04:02" thestar.com Toronto woman says fellow bank customer made anti-Asian slurs Stephanie Kim said the bank did nothing to help her, making her feel like a second-class citizen. When she told the man to stop, but he responded by saying “we can do anything to you guys” and “we own you.”
"29.11.2016 14:04:02" thestar.com Loyalty doesn't go the distance with Air Miles: Cohn It's bad enough when a business is guilty of bait and switch. But beware bait and devalue, when your points are vaporized. If loyalty programs wish to discharge their obligations prematurely, they should be required to pay out cash at a prescribed rate.
"29.11.2016 13:30:02" thestar.com Doctors acquitted of gang sex assault face discipline hearing Dr. Suganthan Kayilasanathan and Dr. Amitabh Chauhan face allegations of “conduct unbecoming of a physician.” A pair of doctors who were acquitted in court of gang sexual assault after a high-profile trial in 2014 are now facing discipline proceedings.
"29.11.2016 13:00:03" thestar.com Ontarians could one day choose individual hydro pricing plans, minister says Ontario's energy minister issued a challenge to rethink how the province's electricity system works. Ontario's energy minister wants the industry to find innovative ways to trim costs for people struggling with hydro prices.
"29.11.2016 12:30:02" thestar.com Markham principal who apologized for anti-Muslim posts now on leave Newsletter sent to parents says Ghada Sadaka on medical leave until new year. A Markham elementary school principal who apologized for posting “discriminatory” anti-Muslim posts on her Facebook page is taking a leave until the new year.
"29.11.2016 12:00:03" thestar.com Driverless cars to hit the road in Ontario early next year Three groups have been approved to test self-driving cars on public roads in Ontario. Driverless cars will be cruising around Ontario as part of a new pilot project.
"29.11.2016 11:30:03" thestar.com Scholarship winners urge TD to pull pipeline funding The call from TD scholarship winners follows a protest at the bank's Toronto headquarters earlier this month. Seventy students who won scholarships from TD Bank are now urging the company to withdraw its funding from the Dakota Access Pipeline.
"29.11.2016 11:26:22" thestar.com 75 killed, 6 survivors after plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia | Toronto Star Initial reports suggest the aircraft was suffering electrical problems although one of the survivors says that the plane had run out of fuel about five minutes from its expected landing. A plane with the Brazilian first division soccer team Chapecoense crashed near Medellin, Colombia, while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 75 people. Six people survived.
"29.11.2016 11:00:03" thestar.com Pauline Johnson would fit the bill for Canada's currency: Editorial It will be the first time a woman, other than the Queen, has appeared on a bill. Five iconic women are shortlisted to be featured on a new Canadian banknote. We're rooting for Pauline Johnson.
"29.11.2016 10:00:03" thestar.com Refugee family 'thriving' with support of sponsors Former Toronto mayor, neighbours, delighted with experience of helping family settle in. Former Toronto mayor John Sewell teamed up with 20 or so others to give a family uprooted by war a chance at a new life.
"29.11.2016 09:00:04" thestar.com Reds can bring MLS final to Toronto by winning East TFC is the highest-seeded team left in the post-season, but Montreal is up a goal. Beat the Montreal Impact and win the Eastern Conference final and the Reds will guarantee its first MLS Cup final is played in front of a home crowd.
"29.11.2016 05:00:03" thestar.com Nintendo's new console may feed your nostalgia, if you can get one The NES Classic Edition, a smaller version of the 1985 original, has become one of the hottest gift items of the year. Since its Nov. 11 release, the smaller version of the original Nintendo console introduced to North America in 1985 has become one of the hottest gift items of the year.
"29.11.2016 04:49:03" thestar.com Sam Oosterhoff's swearing in is delayed PC leader Patrick Brown says his Ontario's youngest MPP is planning a big celebration. Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown said Oosterhoff, who at 19 is the youngest MPP ever in the province, is in the middle of making arrangements to have a large gathering when he takes the oath of office.
"29.11.2016 04:37:12" Hannah Georgas performs Crazy Sh-- for the Star's Newsroom Con... Hannah Georgas performs Crazy Sh-- at The Beer Hall- Mill Street and talks with Star music critic Ben Rayner.
"29.11.2016 04:00:04" thestar.com With post-vote Mannequin Challenge, we're just trying to shake it off: Menon The reality of a Donald Trump presidency makes us just want to stand still I'd go one step further and argue this Mannequin Challenge is a psychological reaction and both a subconscious rebuke and antidote to Donald Trump (thanks for your indulgence), writes Vinay Menon.
"29.11.2016 03:00:03" thestar.com Russian ice skating performance causes outrage over Holocaust-themed routine The Olympic ice-dancing gold medallist and her partner dressed in striped uniforms bearing yellow six-pointed stars. While some Russians were indignant at what some saw as mockery of the memory of the dead, others posted messages of support on Tatiana Navka's Instagram account, saying that the dance brought tears to their eyes.
"29.11.2016 02:31:22" thestar.com Intimate Metallica concert in Toronto has ticket prices skyrocketing Tickets for the Nov. 29 concert are listed for thousands of dollars on secondary ticket sites. “We can't get enough of that hot, sweaty old-school small show vibe,” the band said on its website of the Toronto's Opera House.
"29.11.2016 01:30:02" thestar.com South Riverdale shooting victim was suspect in 2014 slaying Gibson was found inside a home in South Riverdale. Toronto police homicide investigator Det. Murray Barnes said the victim was targeted inside his own home.
"29.11.2016 01:12:03" thestar.com Companies accused of freeloading at Distillery Christmas market Christmas Market organizers are unhappy that some global brands are sponging off of Market patrons. “Is it illegal to do what they've done?” Mathew Rosenblatt, the executive producer of the Toronto Christmas Market, asked. “No, it's not illegal. But I don't think it is overly ethical.”
"29.11.2016 01:03:02" thestar.com Mothers who used sperm from donor with mental illness worry for children's future Two Ontario mothers suing a U.S. sperm bank and GTA importer say they were deceived and they now worry about their children The sperm donor was advertised as a healthy genius with multiple degrees. He turned out to be a college dropout with a criminal past and a number of serious mental illnesses.
"29.11.2016 00:03:03" thestar.com 10-year-old drummer praised by Metallica for cover song Daniel Krilov, who has been playing drums for only two years, posted a one-minute video of himself drumming to his favourite Metallica song “Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct.” He's only been playing drums for only two years. Now he's on the band's official Instagram page.
"28.11.2016 23:30:02" thestar.com Tory won't reopen Gardiner repair debate despite $1B cost spike Mayor John Tory says he welcomes the revised upward estimate to fix the Gardiner and adds that it's time to get on with rehabilitating the expressway. “No matter what decision is made, no matter by how big a margin at city council, there are always those who want to reopen them, usually the people on the losing end of the vote.”
"28.11.2016 23:03:02" thestar.com Stop portraying childhood disability as tragic or inspirational By actually listening to disabled people, we realize they are “disabled by” their worlds more than by their bodily differences. Seeing people with disabilities as "inspirational" figures does them a disservice, critics say.
"28.11.2016 22:00:03" thestar.com CF-18 fighter jet crashes in northeast Alberta Royal Canadian Air Force pilot killed in crash of CF-18 fighter jet. Lt.-Gen. Michael Hood, the head of the Royal Canadian Air Force, confirmed the sad news during an appearance before the Senate defence committee.
"28.11.2016 21:54:05" thestar.com CBC asks for $400M more in funding to go ad-free The national broadcaster submitted the proposal to the federal government Monday. What do you think?
"28.11.2016 21:09:28" thestar.com Lower level of Pickering Town Centre flooded The mall has been temporarily closed as cleaning crews manage the damage. Santa has left the building.
"28.11.2016 21:00:03" thestar.com Facebook group used Gord Downie's name to sell t-shirts Facebook has removed Gord Downie Strong, which claimed to donate money for brain cancer research, but Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre never heard from them. The proceeds from the shirts claimed to have been donated to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research... But Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre hasn't heard from the group and has yet to see any money.
"28.11.2016 20:03:02" thestar.com Japan skating rink sparks uproar after displaying 5,000 dead fish in ice A Japanese broadcaster showed the fish frozen in ice and it looked like they were swimming below the ice, some even formed a school to spell out “HELLO.” 5,000 dead fish. In a skating rink.
"28.11.2016 19:03:03" thestar.com Brampton council never saw city hall cost concern A financial expert 2015 report that was critical of a Brampton development deal has been filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit. Court documents show that council never saw an expert's full file on the deal, which said the city overpaid by over $30.
"28.11.2016 18:03:03" thestar.com Will massive cost increases spark the end of the Gardiner?: Keenan The price to rebuild the expressway has suddenly increased by nearly $2 billion. How can we expect our councillors to make decisions when the numbers they base them on keep doubling and tripling?
"28.11.2016 16:47:33" Photos from The Toronto Star's post Marginalized women gained choice and confidence with a free salon day at Studio67.
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"28.11.2016 16:11:57" thestar.com At least 7 in hospital after Ohio State University shooting Ohio State University tweeted to students to “Run Hide Fight.” Here's what we know:
- The university's emergency management department tweetet: "Run Hide Fight."
- Ohio State says the shelter-in-place warning was lifted and the scene is secure after active shooter report, injuries.
"28.11.2016 16:03:02" thestar.com Toronto teen's app helps blind people see the world Anmol Tukrel, 17, has created an app that helps visually impaired people identify objects and text. This 17-year-old will make you wonder what you're doing with your life.
"28.11.2016 15:29:35" thestar.com Princess Beatrice reportedly cuts Ed Sheeran in face while trying to 'knight' James Blunt | Toronto Star A pretend knighting ceremony at party results in real blood. The trouble reportedly started after James Blunt joked he'd like to become “Sir James.”
"28.11.2016 15:03:03" thestar.com Road toll support may depend on how question is framed Torontonians strongly support Gardiner and DVP tolls if they help fund transit and force non-resident motorists to pay up, Mainstreet Research poll for advocacy group Transit Alliance shows. Torontonians strongly support tolls if they help fund transit and force non-resident motorists to pay their “fair share," according to this poll.
"28.11.2016 14:03:02" thestar.com Cost of poverty in Toronto pegged at $5.5 billion a year Low-income residents pay less tax, are more likely to be unemployed or under-employed and have higher health costs and interactions with the justice system, according to new report. Inaction comes at a cost.
"28.11.2016 13:59:53" thestar.com 960 Canadian soldiers report being sexually assaulted last year A landmark StatCan survey finds 1.7 per cent of military personnel reported the assaults, a number dramatically higher than 0.9 per cent rate for the general population. That ratio was even higher — nearly one in 10 — for female personnel in the part-time reserve force.
"28.11.2016 13:04:04" thestar.com Newmarket sperm importer failed safety inspection 3 times | Toronto Star Newmarket-based Outreach Health Services has failed its annual safety inspections with Health Canada three times in recent years. Canada's largest sperm importer brought semen into the country that wasn't fully screened for infectious diseases — including HIV, hepatitis and syphilis.
"28.11.2016 12:34:03" thestar.com Arrival of Syrian refugees 'life-changing' for Prince Edward County Residents picturesque rural county find inspiration, unity, in welcoming refugee families. A year after Canadians opened their hearts and homes to Syrians, the Star checks in with the families and their sponsors.
"28.11.2016 12:00:06" thestar.com Realtors warn against raising Toronto's land transfer tax Changes being floated at city hall could add $750 to the average home purchase, says the Toronto Real Estate Board. The city manager's report says that harmonizing the municipal and provincial taxes could raise an additional $77 million in 2017 and $85 million a year for Toronto.
"28.11.2016 11:00:03" thestar.com Self-pitying Sandra Jansen should man up: DiManno Sometimes you can choose not to be a victim. I don't need sympathy and I don't need condolence. Sometimes you can choose not to be a victim. I don't need sympathy and I don't need condolence and I don't need cosseting, writes Rosie DiManno.
"28.11.2016 10:00:03" thestar.com Miami Cuban celebration winds down into reflection following Castro's death The celebrations shortly after the dictator's death quieted down on Sunday as many Cuban-Americans stayed off the streets in Miami. The pot-banging, car horn-honking, flag-waving throngs were much thinner in Little Havana and other Cuban-American neighbourhoods on Sunday.
"28.11.2016 09:00:04" thestar.com Southerners clear beaver dams to battle eight-month drought Shortages have also led to restrictions on watering lawns and washing cars in some areas, and more severe water limits loom if below-normal rain continues. “The water was kind of a light brown colour and after we ran it for a while, it actually looked like a light-coloured tea. A little disturbing.”
"28.11.2016 05:00:01" thestar.com Delta apologizes for not giving disruptive pro-Trump passenger the boot The man rudely professed his support for President-elect Donald Trump and insulted those who didn't. Delta Air Lines issued an apology and said the airline is responsible for “ensuring all customers feel safe and comfortable.”
"28.11.2016 04:28:19" thestar.com Burris MVP in Redblacks' Grey Cup upset for the ages: Arthur Ottawa had to earn it. The Calgary Stampeders are great, and refused to bow. In the end, Smilin' Hank got it done. Oh, how Henry Burris wanted this.
"28.11.2016 04:00:03" thestar.com Online drones gear up for Cyber Monday After Black Friday comes . . . Cyber Monday, when those who don't like crowds can do their bargain hunting. Don't bother getting out of bed! Flex your fingers! And shop!
Cyber Monday is here.
"28.11.2016 03:00:02" thestar.com CFL plus MLS playoffs equals big month for TSN: Mudhar All-Canadian MLS Eastern final leads to soaring ratings, while Grey Cup buzz cools a bit. All rooting interests aside, Grey Cup or MLS, one winner in all this has been TSN, which has been airing both sets of playoffs, writes Raju Mudhar.
"28.11.2016 02:12:02" thestar.com As countdown to Grey Cup begins, Toronto gets ready to party Whether you're going to a traditional tailgater or a more chi-chi (expensive) event, there are plenty of celebrations happening in the 416 and 905. Follow along for updates as we close in on the fourth quarter of the 104th Grey Cup.
"28.11.2016 02:00:02" thestar.com Let Marie Henein speak: Editorial Some students are objecting to the invitation to Henein, claiming it shows poor judgment and will only silence sexual assault victims. 'Instead of demanding that Marie Henein not appear on their campus, students should be willing to listen to what this smart, experienced woman has to say.'
"28.11.2016 01:00:02" thestar.com Following in the footsteps of Pi with Rajiv Surendra Toronto actor's memoir, The Elephants in My Backyard, trace his emotional quest to prepare himself for the movie adaptation of prize-winning novel Life of Pi. Rajiv Surendra first heard of Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi on the set of Mean Girls.
"28.11.2016 00:00:04" thestar.com Someone renamed Trump residence "Dump Tower" on Google Maps The brief change was fixed upon Google being made aware of the problem, a spokesperson said. The change only lasted for a couple hours.
"27.11.2016 23:03:02" thestar.com 3 California mosques receive anti-Muslim letters praising Trump A civil-rights group has called for more police protection of mosques after several in California received letters that praised President-elect Donald Trump. “There's a new sheriff in town — President Donald Trump. He's going to cleanse America and make it shine again. And, he's Muslims,” the letter states.
"27.11.2016 21:30:02" thestar.com 11-year-old plays Grand Theft Auto, takes parents' car for a spin The Ontario Provincial Police pulled over an 11-year-old after they received a call for an erratic driver. "GTA is not the way to learn how to drive," said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt
"27.11.2016 21:03:03" thestar.com One baby, one pregnancy, one last chance for surrogates As with all Canadian surrogates these women are legally required to do the surrogacy altruistically and without personal gain. An update on three families the Star is following in our Made in Canada surrogacy series.
"27.11.2016 20:04:01" Photos from The Toronto Star's post Scenes from New Delhi's pride parade.
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"27.11.2016 19:00:04" thestar.com One family's Santa Claus Fund story, one year later Five-year-old Armand Skymmer loved the book he received in his Santa Claus Fund gift box last Christmas. This year, he donated to the fund using his own allowance. At the end of October, mom wrote to the Santa Claus Fund asking that it not deliver a Christmas box this year, as the family's circumstance has stabilized. Instead, her son took the money saved in his “sharing” pot and, with a top up from mom, made his
"27.11.2016 18:03:00" thestar.com Hillary Clinton's campaign will support election recount efforts The Clinton campaign will be joining the effort by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, although there is little expectation it will change the result. The Clinton campaign will support a full recount in Wisconsin, and potentially two other states: Michigan and Pennsylvania.
"27.11.2016 17:00:05" thestar.com Five things to watch for at 104th Grey Cup championship The Calgary Stampeders will take on the Ottawa Redblacks Sunday at Toronto's BMO field. This will be the first time the Grey Cup has been played at BMO Field, the new home of the Toronto Argonauts.
"27.11.2016 16:34:27" thestar.com Shooting in New Orleans' French Quarter leaves 1 dead, 9 injured The shooting happened despite an increased police presence for the Bayou Classic football game Saturday night. The shooting happened on Bourbon Street, one of New Orleans' tourist heavy areas.
"27.11.2016 16:00:02" thestar.com Trudeau defends expressing 'deep sorrow' over Fidel Castro's death Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under fire for his statement, which failed to mention Castro's human rights violations. "I expressed a statement that highlighted the deep connection between the people of Canada and the people of Cuba."
"27.11.2016 15:03:03" thestar.com 'Mermaid school' is in session in Maui Guests of Hawaii Mermaid Adventures become mythical creatures as they learn folklore and about marine protection — tails included. For those who have dreamed about becoming a mythical creature.
"27.11.2016 14:00:03" thestar.com Fidel Castro was Canada's favourite dictator: Walkom He wasn't big on human rights. But he did stand up to the Americans. For an entire generation, Castro's 1959 revolution was a mythic event, writes Thomas Walkom.
"27.11.2016 13:00:02" thestar.com Mixed emotions in Toronto's Cuban community Cuban-Canadians expressed shock at the news of Fidel Castro's death Saturday, with some remembering him fondly — and others, as a “monster.” Beyond his legacy, some were also thinking about what was in store for their home country with Castro gone.
"27.11.2016 12:00:02" thestar.com Grey Cup show tough sell in T.O.: Arthur The Argos bombed in first year at BMO, Cup tickets were priced too high and the city's packed with major sports events this year. Note to CFL: Wait 10 years before calling again. The Grey Cup should not have been here, not this year, writes Bruce Arthur.
"27.11.2016 11:00:03" thestar.com Swap out quinoa and couscous for bulgur: Single Adult Diner Nutty, chewy and packed with fibre and protein, bulgur is the hearty whole grain that'll warm you up this winter. We could all use a little comfort right now, but if we're going to be eating our feelings we should try to be a bit healthier about it.
"27.11.2016 10:00:03" thestar.com Journey to the end of the world: a dangerous tango with history Felipe Masetti Leite's journey will end upon two horses descended from those on Aime Tschiffely's Long Ride 91 years ago. It took me 30 days to ride through Uruguay, writes Filipe Masetti Leite.
"27.11.2016 09:00:03" thestar.com Hillary Clinton's campaign will support election recount efforts The Clinton campaign will be joining the effort by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, although there is little expectation it will change the result. The Clinton campaign will not contribute financially to the effort. But it will pay to have its own lawyers present at the recount, campaign officials said.
"27.11.2016 05:00:04" thestar.com California police offer $20,000 reward for capture of men who sawed out of jail The pair escaped from jail with two other prisoners by cutting through the bars covering a second-story window. A Northern California sheriff is promising to capture a pair of men who sawed their way out of a California jail and vanished late Thanksgiving Eve.
"27.11.2016 04:00:02" thestar.com Star-studded iHeartRadio Jingle Ball demonstrates the power of corporate radio's influence: Review Performers such as The Weeknd, Alessia Cara and The Chainsmokers took the stage at the first annual event for the iHeartRadio brand, which is driven in Canada by Bell Media. The Jingle Ball was part celebration, part conscription: you had the music, and also the pitch from the Bell big guns.
"27.11.2016 03:00:04" thestar.com It's tolls for thee, Toronto — and it's years late: Mallick Services like those in other cities are a bargain, but they're not free, suggests Heather Mallick. After all these decades, Toronto has a line and a loop. Other cities are so clogged with LRTs and subways that their transit maps look like knitting patterns. In Paris, you pretty much just climb downstairs anywhere. You'll get to your destination
"27.11.2016 02:00:04" thestar.com Toronto man stymied in bid to help Jamaican amputee Retired businessman Glenn Clydesdale raised $8,800 to pay for his Jamaican friend's prosthetic leg, but the fundraising was the easy part. Retired Toronto businessman Glenn Clydesdale raised $8,800 to pay for his Jamaican friend's prosthetic leg.
The fundraising was the easy part.
"27.11.2016 01:00:03" thestar.com Homelessness viewed as 'severe' in Toronto: Poll Nine out of 10 people in a new poll identify homelessness as a severe issue, but do not agree that shelters are the solution to getting people off the streets. About a third of people surveyed in a new poll said they would welcome a shelter in their neighbourhood.
"27.11.2016 00:00:02" thestar.com Twitter users heap scorn on PM after his kind words about Fidel Castro Twitter users created #trudeaueulogies, mocking Justin Trudeau after he issued a statement about Fidel Castro's death that portrayed the former leader of Cuba in a positive light. Using #trudeaueulogies, Twitter users imitated Trudeau and praised historically disliked figures for their understated qualities:
"26.11.2016 23:00:02" thestar.com CFL sends wrong message on head injuries: Arthur Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge's concussion comments predictable given league' fragile position, but disappointing to players past and present. The “I'm not a medical expert” answer to the basic denials, the answers were straight out of the NHL playbook, and the NFL playbook.
"26.11.2016 22:00:05" thestar.com Dating Diaries: The professional conference that got too personal He seemed nice enough, until the conversation got very personal, very fast. I met him at a work conference. The next day, he asked me back to his hotel — after telling me he was married with kids.
"26.11.2016 21:00:03" thestar.com Take one egg. Cool to -196 C. Revolutionize fertility "Marketing this technology for the purpose of deferring childbearing may give women false hope." Recent advances in freezing eggs have made IVF easier and cheaper for many — but raises thorny new questions.
"26.11.2016 20:00:04" thestar.com Missing glass panel leaves gaping hole in transit shelter: The Fixer A large section of glass has been missing for months, which means the shelter doesn't do what it is supposed to. For people who have no choice but to tough it out in the cold or rain until their ride arrives, a shelter is a godsend, as long as it is has four walls and a sturdy roof.
"26.11.2016 19:00:03" thestar.com How road tolls can unite left and right: Cohn It won't be a walk in the Don Valley Parkway for anyone. But road tolls are the only way forward. In Toronto, that third rail runs from city hall to Queen's Park. Which means that if Mayor John Tory is zapped by his plan for road tolls, Premier Kathleen Wynne won't be insulated from that high voltage linkage, writes Martin Regg Cohn.
"26.11.2016 18:00:03" thestar.com Thoughts of slain teammate unite and haunt Stampeders: Arthur Stamps plan to present Mylan Hicks' mom with shrine devoted to defensive back killed in nightclub shooting. “We were a tight group already, but Mylan's passing made us even tighter. Gave us more of a purpose, gave us more of a drive, and just made us more of a family.”
"26.11.2016 17:36:35" thestar.com 'Fidel Castro is dead!': Trump, Obama, other world leaders react Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis and others also remember the former Cuban president. Obama offered a careful statement extending a "hand of friendship to the Cuban people."
Trump launched an attack on a "brutal dictator."
"26.11.2016 17:00:03" thestar.com Woodbine's Gator Kitten just wants to rule the racing world This tabby in a skull-and-crossbones bow tie is willing to take selfies with the visitors who call on him at Barn 28. But then he must return to training stakes winners. What is on the mind of Woodbine Racetrack's 'handicatter' Gator Kitten? We asked his owner.
"26.11.2016 16:30:02" thestar.com Retailers' use of dynamic pricing skyrockets Major League Baseball does it, airlines do it, and now retailers are doing it too. So you're on Amazon in the electronics section, and you see the price change eight or nine times. In a day. Welcome to dynamic pricing, the new reality for retailers.
"26.11.2016 16:00:02" thestar.com She's sued ex-lovers, lawyers and even a stranger — and continues to have her days in court In Toronto alone, Althea Reyes has sued at least 30 people, companies and organizations in the past five years. Althea Reyes has sued former lovers, lawyers and even a total stranger. Judges say she is abusing the system and have labelled her a "vexatious litigant." But that isn't stopping her.
"26.11.2016 15:03:02" thestar.com Keep exercising to keep happy: Pasricha New research suggests that the more physically active you are, the happier you are. You might not want to go on that walk, but you'll probably feel happier and more energized afterwards.
Just do it.
"26.11.2016 14:30:04" thestar.com Justin Trudeau calls Fidel Castro a 'legendary revolutionary' Trudeau, whose father was a close friend of the Cuban leader, also acknowledged that Castro was a controversial figure. Trudeau also made reference to the longstanding friendship between his father, former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and the Cuban leader. Castro served as an honorary pallbearer at Pierre's funeral in 2000.
"26.11.2016 14:00:03" thestar.com 5 things to do in Mont-Tremblant (other than ski) Mont-Tremblant is a natural paradise in any season. Drop in on this Quebec village to ride a luge, shop quaint stores and enjoy a natural craft beer.
"26.11.2016 13:00:03" thestar.com Rising costs, funding uncertainty could reopen Gardiner debate Critics say $1 billion increase in costs and unclear statements about federal funding mean plan to rebuild Gardiner East needs rethink “I call that sticker shock,” said Councillor Joe Mihevc. “You want it? You really want it? And you turn over the price tag and you say, 'Oh, ouch. Maybe I shouldn't be looking in this direction.' I think that's the moment that we're at.”
"26.11.2016 12:00:03" thestar.com Danzig St. shooter is 'poster child' for rehabilitation, defence lawyer argues The Crown is seeking an adult sentence for the gunman who was 17 at the time of the mass shooting that left two dead and 23 injured. “He deeply regrets the person that he was and the actions he took at this time in his life,” said defence lawyer Graham Zoppi.
"26.11.2016 11:00:04" thestar.com Five things we learned from The Weeknd's latest album, 'Starboy' The Toronto performer released his third full-length album on Friday, and it features star power, retro sounds and his signature sombre lyricism. Is there a line in “Sidewalks” about Drake?
"26.11.2016 10:00:03" thestar.com I'm turning 40 soon, and I feel old and fat: Ellie Fitness and nutrition are important for feeling good, but some find it hard to keep up with healthy regimes. Ellie's advice? Get a grip.
"26.11.2016 09:01:02" thestar.com Black Friday is over but the despair is just beginning: Teitel Black Friday does strange things to a person's mind. I never wanted a Segway until this moment.
"26.11.2016 07:12:45" thestar.com Cuba's Fidel Castro, who defied U.S. for 50 years, has died | Toronto Star Former Cuban president Fidel Castro, whose government embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. For decades, Fidel Castro served as an inspiration and source of support to revolutionaries from Latin America to Africa. The controversial leader's reign was also marked by the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion and Cuban Missile Crisis.
"26.11.2016 05:01:03" thestar.com Child poverty, NDP and voting: How politics affected Canadians this week Here are three ways politics this week will have a lasting effect on Canadians. The news hurricane on Parliament Hill was relentless this week.
"26.11.2016 04:03:03" thestar.com Alberta to ban door-to-door sales of energy products after deluge of complaints The measure, beginning on Jan. 1, is intended to protect consumers from high pressure and misleading sales tactics. Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean says the government received too many complaints from seniors and families being tricked or pressured into buying products and signing contracts.
"26.11.2016 03:03:00" thestar.com Police bust Vaughan-based auto (and Nutella) theft ring, recover $5 million in stolen goods Police from Toronto, Peel and York laid 137 charges against 23 people in the investigation, dubbed Project Cyclone. The alleged ringleader was once called the 'King of Car Thieves.' “Yes, I said Nutella,” said Det.-Sgt. Paul LaSalle.
"26.11.2016 02:03:03" thestar.com Liberals mull mixing business, culture and helping media organizations: Paul Wells The Trudeau government has already gone a surprising distance down the road toward increasing government assistance to news organizations. The whole thing gives me the jitters, writes Paul Wells.
"26.11.2016 01:00:03" thestar.com The Grey Cup parties to watch for this weekend Kick-offs, concerts, festivals and a chance to party with CFL teams . . . there's a lot of fun to be had for football fans. The 104th Grey Cup rumbles into Toronto this weekend. We have all the details on festivities and parties.
"26.11.2016 00:30:02" thestar.com Gilmore Girls revival episode 4: The perfect ending — or the worst? Spoiler alert! Reveals plot points from the fourth episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Gilmore Girls revival episode four has the perfect ending — or does it? Our super-fans Nick Patch and Katrina Clarke react to the 'fall' episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
"26.11.2016 00:00:02" thestar.com Butternut squash shots will kick-start any holiday party This soup shot is an intense concentration of buttery, salty flavour. Try making these for your holiday party.
"25.11.2016 23:30:05" thestar.com Gilmore Girls revival episode 3: A fan favourite returns Spoiler alert! Reveals plot points from the third episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Are you caught up on Rory and Lorelai yet? In the third installment of Nick Path and Katrina Clarke's 'binge dialogue,' our two super-fans react to the 'summer' episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
"25.11.2016 23:00:03" thestar.com The Savvy Eater: gin and tonic vs. gin and soda With holiday party season in full swing, it's easy to drink and eat more than usual. To avoid excess calories when enjoying an evening or holiday drink, swap the classic gin and tonic for a sugarless gin and soda.
"25.11.2016 22:45:58" VideoWhat you need to know about the 104th Grey Cup The 104th Grey Cup is this weekend in Toronto. The Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks square off in the CFL's championship game Sunday at 6 p.m. Who are you cheering for?
"25.11.2016 22:30:03" thestar.com Kathleen Wynne heads to Asia on trade mission Wynne departs Saturday for Tokyo with a delegation of representatives of 45 businesses, colleges, and universities. Premier Kathleen Wynne's worldwide crusade to attract jobs to Ontario is taking her to Japan and South Korea.
"25.11.2016 22:00:04" thestar.com Maple Leafs legend Doug Gilmour offered his No. 93 to Mitch Marner Rookie was huge fan of Gilmour growing up but declined generous offer. Doug Gilmour is a noted admirer of Mitch Marner, so it was natural for the Maple Leafs legend to offer his famed No. 93 to the rookie.
"25.11.2016 21:30:04" thestar.com Peel school board plans to collect race-based data on students Ten years after Toronto board's controversial move to collect race-based statistics, others in province ready to follow. The Peel District School Board is poised to begin collecting race-based data as part of a new student census it believes will lead to better supports for its diverse student body.
"25.11.2016 21:16:08" Black Friday has slow start in Toronto Black Friday shopping had a slow start in Toronto. Some shoppers say they were disappointed by mediocre sales.
"25.11.2016 21:06:04" thestar.com Police bust Vaughan-based auto (and Nutella) theft ring Police from Toronto, Peel and York laid 137 charges against 23 people in the investigation, dubbed Project Cyclone. A far-reaching investigation, dubbed Project Cyclone, uncovered links to drug trafficking, a kidnapping plot and the theft of a truckload of Nutella.
"25.11.2016 20:45:04" thestar.com If you love Canada, ignore Kellie Leitch: Paradkar Leitch has everything to gain from courting controversy and the ensuing publicity in her run-up to power. Canada has a lot to lose. You can't lead a unified country if you need to divide it on your way to power. You can't teach love with fear. For Canada's sake, let's ignore Kellie Leitch, writes The Star's Shree Paradkar.
"25.11.2016 20:30:03" thestar.com North American stocks tick upward while loonie down slightly on Black Friday The Canadian dollar was at 74.02 cents US, down 0.10 of a U.S. cent from Thursday's close. With Black Friday in full swing, North American stock markets are showing modest gains.
"25.11.2016 20:00:04" thestar.com Oscar-worthy Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams talk about working on Manchester by the Sea Actors share memories — and jokes — about making Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea, their Oscar-buzzed drama. Actors Michelle Williams and Casey Affleck play a divorced couple in Manchester by the Sea. The Star's Peter Howell talked to them at TIFF.
"25.11.2016 19:31:10" Axis Freestyle Academy offers winter sports in all seasons Canada's first dryslope facility — Axis Freestyle Academy in Vaughan — lets skiers and snowboarders finesse their moves without facing the elements.
"25.11.2016 18:58:05" thestar.com Marineland charged with animal cruelty The charges relate to peacocks, guinea hens and black bears. Ontario's animal welfare agency has laid five animal cruelty charges against Marineland.
"25.11.2016 18:30:03" thestar.com Gilmore Girls revival episode 2: Rory loses her way Spoiler alert! Reveals plot points from the second episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. In the second installment of our 'binge dialogue,' two super-fans react to the second episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, out now on Netflix.
"25.11.2016 18:00:04" thestar.com Swastikas, anti-Semitic messages seen around Toronto From a public library to a Ford dealership, incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism have been popping up around Toronto. 'We've gotten a little bit complacent, thinking things like this can't happen in Toronto.'
"25.11.2016 17:30:02" thestar.com Selena Gomez returns to Instagram after social media break The pop singer announced she'd be taking some time off in August, citing health-related issues. Pop star Selena Gomez returned to Instagram with a touching Thanksgiving message Thursday, ending a three-month break from social media.
"25.11.2016 17:00:03" thestar.com The indigenous teen who escaped death in a Thunder Bay river Kakekayash's story was never publicly told during the eight-month coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven students. Eight years ago, Darryl Kakekayash says he was assaulted by three white men who hurled racial epithets and tossed him in a river. The incident bears an eerie resemblance to the deaths of five students whose bodies were found in waters around Thunder Bay
"25.11.2016 16:39:28" thestar.com Still no sign of missing 4-year-old girl in Vancouver Amber Alert Police allege Delilah Felton was taken from her guardian's home by her mother, 46-year-old Angela Hanley. Vancouver police say there is concern for the safety of four-year-old Delilah Felton whose disappearance sparked an Amber Alert early Thursday evening.
"25.11.2016 16:30:03" thestar.com RCMP to work with China to fight flow of fentanyl to Canada The announcement comes a week after B.C. Premier Christy Clark urged Ottawa to crack down on imports of the drug from China. The RCMP has agreed to boost efforts to disrupt the flow of fentanyl and other dangerous opioids, the force announced Friday.
"25.11.2016 16:00:03" thestar.com Toronto council should back Mayor Tory on tolls: Editorial No one likes paying more for anything – especially something they've been using for free. Toronto city council should look to the future and back Mayor John Tory's bold proposal to raise millions of dollars for transit by charging tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. #Editorial
"25.11.2016 15:30:02" thestar.com 'Polished man' campaign raises awareness about child abuse Coteau has been urging others to paint one fingernail on one hand, representing how one in five children are victims of physical or sexual violence by the age of 18. If the men around Queen's Park are looking a bit more polished these days, it's thanks to MPP Michael Coteau. The Polished Man challenge is an effort to raise awareness of child abuse.
"25.11.2016 15:00:03" thestar.com Gilmore Girls revival episode 1: Rory and Lorelai take us back Spoiler alert! This story reveals plot points from the first episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. YES, the "Gilmore Girls" Netflix revival is finally here! We chug through the new episodes like a pot of Luke's coffee and exchange our real-time reactions. Here's our take on the wintry first episode.
"25.11.2016 14:30:03" thestar.com We follow Black Friday shoppers on the hunt for sales in Toronto This Black Friday we are talking with the early-bird shoppers at Toronto's Eaton Centre and Yorkdale. Black Friday in Toronto so far: "It's not a mob scene like in the U.S." and lots of lineups for Air Jordan 3s.
"25.11.2016 14:00:03" thestar.com Toronto tolls could ease gridlock, but only if done right, experts say Others worry drivers will flee into local streets to avoid paying. Experts say concerns that tolling Toronto's expressways will lead to traffic chaos are overblown. It could actually help alleviate gridlock and encourage use of public transit.
"25.11.2016 13:30:06" thestar.com Florence Henderson, 'The Brady Bunch' mom, dies at 82 The Brady Bunch with Henderson as matriarch "represents what people always wanted: a loving family." It also was among the first shows to introduce to television the blended family. Known to millions as matriarch Carol Brady, Florence Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure, say her representatives.
"25.11.2016 13:00:04" thestar.com More than 200 federal officials involved in fighter jets forced to sign lifetime gag orders | Toronto Star The permanent non-disclosure agreements were implemented in January but only revealed this week. National Defence says 235 officials were required to sign agreements as a reminder to employees of their obligations to keep secrets.
"25.11.2016 12:30:02" thestar.com Ontario coroner calls inquest into deaths of two homeless Toronto men Inquest to examine deaths of two homeless Toronto men; one died in summer, the other in winter. The circumstances surrounding the 2015 deaths of two homeless Toronto men — Brad Chapman and Grant Faulkner — will be examined jointly in a coroner's inquest by the end of 2017.
"25.11.2016 12:00:03" thestar.com Liberals waffle on Grassy Narrows cleanup Grassy Narrows Chief invited Premier Kathleen Wynne to put “historic commitment in writing and sign it alongside me in proper ceremony so that we can know it is real.” The Ontario government seems to have backed away from a commitment made by the environment minister earlier in the week to clean up the river near Grassy Narrows.
"25.11.2016 11:30:02" thestar.com Marie Henein-haters part of a worrying trend: DiManno Those seeking to stop lawyer Marie Henein — who successfully defended Jian Ghomeshi — from speaking to university students are part of a broader trend. It's all entitlement and identity doctrine disguised as progressive dynamics, writes Rosie DiManno.
"25.11.2016 11:00:02" thestar.com John Tory takes a stand, on tolls, and chooses to lead: Keenan At long last, the mayor has said how he plans to do the things for Toronto that he says he wants done. John Tory's remarkable speech marked the moment where our mayor said, "I am ready to lead," writes Edward Keenan.
"25.11.2016 10:30:03" thestar.com Liberals table bill to roll back Conservative changes to voting process Minister Maryam Monsef has introduced legislation that will allow voters to use the voter information card as ID to cast a ballot. “In the last election, we promised to repeal the anti-democratic elements of the former government's Fair Elections Act,” MP Maryam Monsef told a news conference Thursday.
"25.11.2016 10:00:02" thestar.com TV shopping season's big question: to 4K or not to 4K? That new TV technology has made things even more bewildering for shoppers. Here's some help. Let's all shop responsibly today.
"25.11.2016 09:00:05" thestar.com Photos: 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade hits the streets of New York The 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade went off without a hitch, officials said. Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown New York on Thursday — American Thanksgiving — to catch a glimpse of balloons, performers and Santa Claus.
"25.11.2016 06:00:02" thestar.com No one wants this Grey Cup more than Smilin' Hank: Arthur Redblacks QB Henry Burris will play for validation and respect against Stampeders powerhouse that thought he was done years ago. “The fire's still lit in me,” says Burris, “and there's been different logs that have been added to the fire, and it's time to go out there and just let them all burn.”
"25.11.2016 05:00:03" thestar.com Trudeau government set to make major decisions on Enbridge pipelines The government has committed to decide by Friday on two projects proposed by Enbridge: the Line 3 pipeline replacement and Northern Gateway pipeline. The Liberal government's lengthy balancing act between the energy industry and the environment will soon be tested as it rules on the fate of two major oilsands pipeline projects.
"25.11.2016 04:30:03" thestar.com Mitchell leads Stampeders' CFL awards near-sweep QB Bo Levi Mitchell voted CFL's top player, one of Calgary's five major award winners. Bo Levi Mitchell and his Calgary Stampeders teammates led a West Division sweep at the CFL awards banquet Thursday night.
"25.11.2016 04:00:03" thestar.com Germany 'repulsed' by Nazi-style salutes at Washington far-right event Richard Spencer, who is credited with coining the term “alt-right,” was filmed saying “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” The German government expressed revulsion Wednesday at Nazi-style salutes such as those performed at a recent 'alt-right' event in Washington.
"25.11.2016 03:00:03" thestar.com Five women shortlisted for new Canadian bank notes Viola Desmond, Pauline Johnson, Elsie MacGill, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Idola Saint-Jean are the top 5 finalists. Canadians responded to an open call for nominations, sending in more than 26,000 submissions in just over a month, recommending women they believed deserved recognition.
"25.11.2016 02:00:02" thestar.com Woman who accused writer Steven Galloway of sexual assault issues statement Former student says complaint was about sexual assault and harassment, not an affair, and questions Galloway's apology. The former UBC student who accused Steven Galloway of sexual assault says her complaint against the acclaimed author was not about a "consensual affair."
"25.11.2016 01:30:01" thestar.com I'll Have Another, Episode 24 Also on tap: the Grey Cup is coming, and it is Toronto FC's time to shine. We're talking Raptors, TFC and the Grey Cup on the latest I'll Have Another podcast.
"25.11.2016 00:32:00" Hannah Georgas performs Waste at Mill Street Beer Hall Hannah Georgas performed "Waste" at Mill Street Beer Hall as part of the Toronto Star's Newsroom Concert Series.
"25.11.2016 00:30:18" 'I wish we could have saved him:' Homeless deaths in Toronto The circumstances surrounding the 2015 deaths of two homeless Toronto men — Brad Chapman and Grant Faulkner — will be examined jointly in a coroner's inquest. Family members and advocates for the homeless hope the inquest will help prevent similar deaths
"25.11.2016 00:03:02" thestar.com Come From Away finds joy in the darkness: review The big-hearted, thoroughly enjoyable new musical celebrates the kindness of humble Newfoundlanders who welcomed thousands of travelers stranded on Sept. 11, 2001. There's a whole lot to be proud of in this show.
"24.11.2016 23:30:04" thestar.com John Tory is right about road tolls: Bob Rae Tory's speech on Thursday was an important step in the fight for a better city and more mature and sensible approach to politics. Both Ottawa and Queen's Park should be matching the mayor's courage by introducing progressive tax credits to help lower income Canadians with higher road and energy costs, writes Bob Rae. #Commentary
"24.11.2016 23:03:06" thestar.com Highway toll plan prompts anger, sense of inevitability, from 905 politicians Lack of consultation over proposed toll by Toronto of about $2 for the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway sparks anger among some 905 politicians. "They're literally taxing the 905 to pay for Toronto's problems,” said Durham Region Chair Roger Anderson.
"24.11.2016 22:47:39" thestar.com MP Kellie Leitch calls for CBC to be dismantled "Private media outlets ... are struggling, and we must level the playing field. The days of a bloated, taxpayer-subsidized CBC are numbered." Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch has said that as Prime Minister she will dismantle CBC, saying "If a company isn't competitive and isn't profitable, it shouldn't be in business."
"24.11.2016 22:30:03" thestar.com Discount sphynx kittens turn out to be hair-raising scam Two weeks after buying what she thought were sphynx kittens for $650, Shayla Bastarache realized it was a scam when their hair grew back. After purchasing sphynx kittens for $650, Shayla Bastarache realized she was sold regular house cats who had been shaved.
"24.11.2016 22:01:15" I Ate This: Mini Babybel 'fondue' Melted Babybel cheese is designed for kids, but most of the adults in our panel approved.
"24.11.2016 21:47:13" thestar.com Toronto councillor Norm Kelly selling 'Christmas Normnaments' Twitter sensation Norm Kelly is now selling Christmas ornaments just in time for the holidays. Norm Kelly, Ward 40 councillor, Twitter sensation and Toronto's supposed "6 dad," is selling Christmas ornaments - "Normnaments," if you will.
"24.11.2016 21:00:03" thestar.com Wynne's desperate election survival strategy: Hepburn Ontario Liberals see a narrow path to victory in 2018 election Premier Kathleen Wynne is polling very poorly lately but she and her team do see a way to win the election in 2018.
"24.11.2016 20:24:19" Mayor John Tory explains his support for road tolls The money raised from tolls would be "directly invested in the expansion of our transit network," says Toronto Mayor John Tory.
"24.11.2016 20:00:03" thestar.com Almost half of Canadian homeowners unprepared for financial emergency: Survey About half of those polled say they would have difficulty making mortgage payments if their household's primary income earner lost his or her job. Twenty-four per cent of those surveyed don't know how much is in their emergency fund and 14 per cent admit to not putting away any funds.
"24.11.2016 19:03:03" thestar.com Race relations off to bad start with Trump presidency: McQuaig Key posts are offered to Jeff Sessions and Steve Bannon, who have a frightening history of fighting old racial battles, only this time the president of the United States will have their back. For those looking for good news in the face of Donald Trump's presidential victory, these are the sort of slim pickings on offer.
"24.11.2016 18:30:03" thestar.com Liquor sales, licence plates among tax targets for Toronto's city manager “All taxes are generally viewed negatively by the public,” Peter Wallace acknowledges in report on revenue options. A report on revenue options includes a proposal to tax alcohol sales at LCBO stores.
"24.11.2016 17:40:44" thestar.com Toronto Mayor John Tory pitches tolls for the Gardiner, DVP He is expected to say the city can't expand transit and improve the highways without a new source of revenue, and a toll of about $2 on drivers is the fairest way to do it. Here's what you need to know:
- Tory says he is not the kind of guy to slash services or jack up property taxes.
- "It's time to acknowledge that the things we need as a city are not free," Tory said.
- Road tolls at $2 would bring in $160M annually
"24.11.2016 17:03:02" thestar.com Here's how Torontonians are reacting to the mayor's proposal for tolls on Gardiner, DVP Social media erupted on both sides after news that Mayor John Tory would support controversial highway tolls. Is it an unfair move that will just shuffle traffic to other routes? Or a decision that's been long overdue?
"24.11.2016 16:16:20" thestar.com Gardiner, DVP road tolls an 'idea whose time has come,' councillors say But critics say Tory's plan to have non-residents pay their 'fair share' doesn't go far enough to address budget shortfall. “It's time that residents of other municipalities that do not pay property taxes here start paying their fair share.” - Councillor James Pasternak
"24.11.2016 16:03:03" thestar.com Aussie 'underpants hero' leads police to crash suspect Daniel McConnell said he was lying in bed at home in the Brisbane suburb of Hendra when he heard a car slammed and came outside wearing only his “jocks.” People are calling this the most "Australian" interview ever.
"24.11.2016 15:03:02" thestar.com Carding is about control, not safety: Cole We must scream our opposition to carding and expose the broader reality that intervention by force is the government's answer to practically every issue in Toronto's black communities "Toronto has declared, again, that there is no public safety without permanent scrutiny of black people," writes Desmond Cole.
"24.11.2016 14:03:02" thestar.com Canada's child benefit should be increased immediately, anti-poverty group says The child poverty rate has jumped from 15.8 per cent a generation ago to 18.3 per cent today. Precarious work, skyrocketing housing costs, and unaffordable child care are a few reasons why more children live in poverty today than a generation ago.
"24.11.2016 13:03:02" thestar.com 200K low-income TTC riders would see discount with Fair Pass Program: Report Report suggests the “Fair Pass Program” would provide relief for 200,000. The report, which is being put forth today, suggests a discount of 33 per cent for single adult fares and 21 per cent for an adult monthly pass.
"24.11.2016 12:30:03" thestar.com Peel police board chair accused of 'uncomfortable' hug Peel police board chair Amrik Ahluwalia says he has communicated "my sincere regrets." The chair of Peel's police board says he does not recall making a female member of the force feel “uncomfortable” when he gave her a hug at an event last month.
"24.11.2016 12:15:03" thestar.com Tory once called road tolls 'highway robbery' When Tory ran for mayor against David Miller, he openly opposed road tolls, worrying about the 'impact it will have downtown.' Toronto Mayor John Tory is set to endorse road tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, but back in 2003, he called the idea "highway robbery."
"24.11.2016 12:00:03" thestar.com Parents file $12.5M lawsuit against Toronto police over probe into son's death The Connellys are alleging investigators failed to properly investigate their son's death in 2001 as a homicide. “This has moved beyond our son John and beyond us,” Gloria Connelly told the Star. “Now, it's about accountability. It's about public safety.”
"24.11.2016 11:30:03" thestar.com Energy Minister accused of shedding 'crocodile tears' over bribery case Tempers flare as embattled Glenn Thibeault accused of shedding 'crocodile tears' over the effect the impact the Sudbury byelection bribery case has had on his wife and young children. “A few crocodile tears to elicit sympathy doesn't change that fact," Progressive Conservative MPP Steve Clark said during a testy question period in the Legislature.
"24.11.2016 11:00:05" thestar.com Make it a good day with this smoothie breakfast bowl: Ricardo Top off this tasty indulgence with homemade quinoa granola. Best part: it only takes 15 minutes to put together!
"24.11.2016 10:30:02" thestar.com Trump fundraising website selling $150 Christmas ornament A new political Christmas ornament is sure to be a conversation starter. Collect Christmas tree ornaments? Try a "Make America Great Again" red cap collectible ornament for the cool price of $149 U.S.
"24.11.2016 10:00:02" thestar.com Porter Airlines close call remains a mystery Federal safety investigators have been unable to identify the mystery object that prompted the pilots of a Porter Airlines flight to take evasive action The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has all but ruled out a drone, saying the description provided by the pilots doesn't appear to match any drone on the market.
"24.11.2016 09:00:04" thestar.com Liberal government to introduce bill to reform Canada's election laws The Trudeau government is poised to introduce a bill Thursday that will deliver on some key Liberal promises to reform Canada's election laws. The bill is expected to restore the right to vote to expatriates who've lived outside the country for more than five years.
"24.11.2016 06:00:04" thestar.com Hockey team apologizes for misunderstanding with transgender girl's family The Kormos family said they were removed from the junior hockey team's billet program after a player objected to living with a transgender girl. The junior hockey club says it is working on providing diversity training in the future.
"24.11.2016 05:00:04" thestar.com Aftershocks haunt Boston Marathon bombing victims "Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing" tells survivors' stories three years after attack. The filmmakers say they set out to give an unflinching look at the ups and downs of long-term recovery from the March 2013 attack, which killed three people and injured nearly 300 others.
"24.11.2016 04:00:04" thestar.com Game of Thrones wine to be released next spring Seven Kingdoms Wines, based on the hit HBO show, are being released in the U.S. first. Brace yourselves: Vintners are coming.
"24.11.2016 03:45:04" thestar.com Renovations to prime minister's official residence could cost $38M, report says National Capital Commission, which is working on plans for the future of the 24 Sussex building, says no decisions have been made. A report says restoration and repairs to the prime minister's residence at 24 Sussex Drive, including building a new annex with private quarters and a pool, could cost almost $38 million.
"24.11.2016 03:20:16" thestar.com John Tory set to back tax on hotels, short-term rentals Tory will lay out his “bold” fiscal plan for the future Thursday in a major speech to the Toronto Region Board of Trade that will include endorsing specific revenue-generating measures. While city manager Peter Wallace will recommend the vehicle registration tax be reinstated, it is not expected that Mayor John Tory will support it. Instead, Tory will back a tax applied to all hotels and accommodations, including short-term rentals on
"24.11.2016 02:51:37" thestar.com Tory set to announce tolls on the DVP and Gardiner The $300 million raised each year will be used for roads and transit. #Breaking Toronto Mayor John Tory is set to endorse a controversial introduction of road tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway to raise $300 million a year for his cash-starved government, the Star has learned.
"24.11.2016 02:30:03" thestar.com The five biggest conflicts of interest looming over the Trump presidency Experts on government ethics say just the appearance of conflicts is likely to tie up the new administration in investigations, lawsuits and squabbles. Ethics experts warn that President-elect Donald Trump will never shake conflict-of-interest concerns if he doesn't sell off his vast holdings, including roughly 500 companies in more than a dozen countries.
"24.11.2016 02:00:03" thestar.com Moana rides ocean wave to female empowerment: review You can never have too many positive role models in these tempestuous times, especially female ones. Disney duly delivers with Moana, its newest animated empowerment saga. Disney delivers positive role models with Moana, its newest animated empowerment saga.
"24.11.2016 01:30:03" thestar.com Eighteen suicides in Canadian Forces last year: Report 'There is strong evidence that the (military) mission in Afghanistan has had a powerful impact.' The federal government will spare no expense in caring for Canada's military personnel, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday after a new report revealed 18 service members took their own lives in 2015.