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"28.04.2017 18:35:06" thestar.com My Catholic boyfriend suddenly wants to hit pause on sex: Ellie One reader is struggling to understand why a partner wants to wait until marriage to have sex again. "He recently admitted that he no longer feels comfortable having sex, as he's returned to his Catholic faith,": Ellie
"28.04.2017 18:05:07" thestar.com Posh music event Fyre Festival cancelled after reports of chaos in Bahamas Arrivals posted accounts on social media of bad food, no beer and “cabanas” that seemed to be disaster relief tents. Music festival gone wrong. Fyre Festival guests, who spent $4,000 to $12,000 for tickets, end up stranded in the Bahamas with "bad food" and "disaster relief tents" due to lack of organization.
"28.04.2017 17:35:06" thestar.com Canadian Forces to review allegations of sexual misconduct | Toronto Star Independent probe will re-examine complaints that were dismissed as “unfounded” between 2010 and 2015. Dismissed cases of "unfounded" sexual misbehaviour within the Canadian Forces will be re-examined: report
"28.04.2017 17:05:08" thestar.com John Tory says Wynne government 'turned their backs' on Toronto with... Mayor says a lack of investment in transit and social housing leaves Toronto short-changed. "Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government had a chance to stand up for Toronto on transit and on housing. Instead, at least on the pages of this budget, they turned their backs," Mayor John Tory said.
"28.04.2017 16:35:06" Timeline Photos Scarlett Johansson invites a 72-year-old doppelganger out for a drink.
"28.04.2017 16:27:17" Photos from The Toronto Star's post We challenged Star readers to share photos of cherry blossoms around the city - with a catch. The pictures had to show they were taken within Toronto. Here are our favourites.
"28.04.2017 16:05:10" thestar.com Time for Trudeau to move on from photo-op feminism: Paradkar One way would be to show support for a pilot project attempting to change how foreign aid is delivered to support women who are driving change. "But to be more than Mr. Feminism Clickbait, he needs to make specific commitments," columnist Shree Paradkar writes.
"28.04.2017 15:35:07" thestar.com Is it time to trade JVR? Kadri? Gardiner? Is this the summer Kadri gets traded ?
"28.04.2017 15:05:07" thestar.com Makers of Trojan condoms unveiling ambitious campaign aimed at women Campaign for new product, XOXO, is receiving mixed reactions as some argue it's suggesting it is a woman's responsibility to ensure she and her... Could some see it as suggesting that it is a woman's responsibility to ensure that she and her partner practice safe sex?
"28.04.2017 14:35:04" thestar.com OPP probing suspected Toronto city bid rigging "I'm concerned that this is the tip of a slippery slope," Councillor Josh Matlow said of auditor general findings. The Star confirmed Thursday that provincial police are looking at the possibility of criminal conduct.
"28.04.2017 14:05:05" thestar.com After sunny Friday, wet weekend ahead for Toronto Don't put away your umbrellas just yet.
"28.04.2017 13:35:15" thestar.com Winners and losers from the 2017 Ontario budget Youth 24 and under will receive free prescription drugs under an expanded pharmacare program. Smokers will pay more tobacco taxes. Winners and losers of this year's budget
"28.04.2017 13:05:12" thestar.com Dragged passenger David Dao reaches settlement with United Airlines Dao's attorneys declined to disclose the amount of the settlement. United issued a brief statement, saying it was pleased to report "an amicable resolution of the unfortunate incident that occurred aboard Flight 3411."
"28.04.2017 12:35:06" thestar.com Dozens to be tested after tuberculosis case at Niagara private school:... Faculty at a Niagara Region private school are concerned after a student was diagnosed with an active case of tuberculosis. At least eight students and four teachers have tested positive for tuberculosis so far.
"28.04.2017 12:05:09" thestar.com No new cash for fixing social housing stock Toronto Community Housing is planing to close 400 more homes next year, because of a lack of repair money needed to shore up the aging buildings. No new money.
"28.04.2017 11:37:10" thestar.com 100 of 153 TTC buses removed from service now back on the road The buses were pulled Thursday due to an instance of “unexpected acceleration” during routine maintenance. The accordion-like buses make up 153 of the TTC's fleet of 1,900 vehicles. They're used on six routes — 7 Bathurst, 29 Dufferin, 36 Finch West, 85 Sheppard East, 53 Steeles Express and 41 Keele.
"28.04.2017 11:30:25" thestar.com They were married 69 years ago. They died minutes apart, holding hands Teresa Vatkin, 89, died Saturday in Chicago. Her husband Isaac, 91, died less than an hour later, holding his wife's hand, the couple's children said. Relatives say the husband and wife were holding hands when Teresa Vatkin passed away. Their daughter, Clara Gesklin, says her father stopped breathing when family members separated the couple's fingers.
"28.04.2017 11:05:10" thestar.com One-handed applause for youth pharmacare plan: Walkom Publicly funded drug plan for all Ontarians under 25 deserves some cheering. It's a start.
"28.04.2017 10:35:05" thestar.com Ontario Liberals reject Tory's calls to match federal transit funding Tory had called on the province to match Ottawa's commitment to fund up to 40 per cent of the cost of new projects. "Transit needs has not been delivered today,” Mayor John Tory lamented.
"28.04.2017 10:05:09" thestar.com Highlights from the 2017 Ontario budget A quick rundown of what's in the Ontario budget. ICYMI here are the highlights
"28.04.2017 09:35:05" thestar.com Science minister considers forcing universities to appoint more female... Kristy Duncan said the latest statistics on the number of men and women among applicants for new Canada Research Chair positions are 'dismal.' "There were two times more men nominated than women," federal science minister says.
"28.04.2017 09:05:06" thestar.com Little help for workers laid out in Ontario budget Government — and workers — must wait instead for final recommendations of Changing Workplaces Review, which is examining labour and employment law... Specific monetary commitments remain vague.
"28.04.2017 08:00:26" thestar.com North Korean propaganda video shows simulated attack on White House The video included scenes of an aircraft carrier exploding into flames and photos of the White House with a target on it. A North Korean propaganda outlet released a video clip on Thursday showing a simulated attack on the White House and declaring that “the enemy to be destroyed is in our sights.”
"28.04.2017 07:00:21" thestar.com Climate change could raise water levels off California coast higher than... The best-case scenario would see ocean levels off California rise one-third of a metre to three-quarters of a metre by 2100. New climate-change findings mean the Pacific Ocean off California may rise higher, and storms and high tides hit harder, than previously thought, officials said.
"28.04.2017 06:00:14" thestar.com New York: Home of Broadway, Wall Street and the fanciest public bathroom... The $300,000 posh public toilet in New York City's Bryant Park comes compete with flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork. And it's... The free-of-charge, air-conditioned splendour, inspired by visits to the city's priciest hotels, is open to everyone.
"28.04.2017 05:05:05" thestar.com Rainbow baby portraits hint at pregnancy after loss Rainbow motif featured in photos of newborns when parents have previously lost a baby to miscarriage or stillbirth. Parents are taking rainbow-themed photo shoots of their newborns to hint at a past miscarriage or still birth.
"28.04.2017 05:05:00" California's 'super bloom' from space Satellite images capture an unusually dense 'super bloom' of wildflowers sprouting up across California.
"28.04.2017 04:35:04" thestar.com I think my daughter-in-law stole from me: Ellie A reader believes family members took advantage of hospitality to steal expensive items. "I soon realized I was missing gold jewelry and other expensive items," a reader writes to Ellie.
"28.04.2017 04:05:03" thestar.com Once Upon a City: The first Chinatown offered home in a hostile time The community is a reminder of the contributions of early Chinese immigrants, and the racist attitudes and policies they had to contend with. “News stories depicted Chinese men as diseased, drug-addicted, indolent, morally bankrupt, unclean and unlawful,” says author Arlene Chan.
"28.04.2017 03:35:04" thestar.com French presidential candidate's older wife only scandalous to the rest... Meet Brigitte Macron, 63, the much talked-about wife of Emmanuel Macron, who at 39 could become the youngest president in France's history. "Make that the youngest president with the oldest wife — 24 years older to be exact — and a scandalous love story to boot,": Timson
"28.04.2017 03:05:04" thestar.com Canadian Space Agency getting $80.9M in federal funding for two projects One of the projects is a radar instrument that would be used to study the surface and subsurface of Mars. The funding, which was already announced in this year's federal budget, will support two projects, including one to study the surface and subsurface of Mars.
"28.04.2017 02:35:03" thestar.com $1.6 billion in health money aims to reduce wait times, ease overcrowding The total health budget is increasing to $53.8 billion in 2017-18, 3 per cent more than last year, with highlights including $74 million to provide... Program funding for hospitals will be boosted by 3 per cent, or $518 million.
"28.04.2017 02:33:05" thestar.com Raptors earn fresh shot at the King: Arthur After blowing all of a 25-point lead, the Raptors won 92-89, and will face Cleveland in the second round. The way the Toronto Raptors eliminated the Milwaukee Bucks in six offers some hope that they'll put up a real fight this time against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers starting Monday.
"28.04.2017 01:57:17" thestar.com Raptors advance to semifinal after Game 6 win against Bucks Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal against the Cavaliers is on Monday night in Cleveland. #Breaking: The Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference semifinal after a 92-89 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.
"28.04.2017 01:13:49" thestar.com TTC pulls 153 buses off the road after 'unexpected acceleration' TTC said the decision to ground their fleet of 18-metre buses was made after one of the vehicles “experienced a 'full throttle'” during routine... #Breaking: The TTC has temporarily taken 153 of its buses off the road due to issues with “unexpected acceleration.”
"28.04.2017 01:05:07" Timeline Photos "The exit of Bill O'Reilly at Fox News damages President Donald Trump's biggest media backer," columnist Tony Burman writes.
"28.04.2017 00:50:25" thestar.com Ontario smokers slapped with a $2 price hike on cartons The rate is set to rise to $10 over the next three years. The tax increase comes in a move to "accelerate Ontario's goal of having the lowest smoking rates in Canada," according to the budget report.
"28.04.2017 00:35:05" thestar.com Quebec bill would end police pants protest Provincial legislation would force Montreal police and court officers protesting municipal pension reforms to ditch their coloured trousers and... Montreal police are being forced back into uniform after years-long protest that has seen them opt for wearing army pants.
"28.04.2017 00:05:04" thestar.com Ontario budget career program aims to give teens, 20-somethings a... $190-million “kick-start” program will go to school boards, colleges, universities and employers to provide the young with specialized learning and... The funds, spread out over three years, will go to school boards, colleges, universities and employers to give teens and 20-somethings specialized learning and hands-on job experience.
"27.04.2017 23:26:57" Ontario Liberals unveil balanced budget Just catching up on news from Queen's Park? The Star's Robert Benzie has everything you need to know about the 2017 Ontario budget in 80 seconds.
"27.04.2017 22:30:07" thestar.com Liberals unveil budget that features free pharmacare for everyone under 24 Sousa on Thursday tabled the first Ontario budget without a deficit since 2008 thanks to a growing economy. The budget includes a $465 million children and youth pharmacare program that will pay for 4,400 different medications as of January 2018.
"27.04.2017 22:05:08" thestar.com What you need to know about the Raptors and the Bucks in Game 6 Tonight's the night Toronto has a chance to beat the Bucks and move on. If the Raps win, they'll face the Cavs in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference... Are y'all ready for this Toronto? The Toronto Raptors are playing the Milwaukee Bucks for a chance to move on to the Eastern Conference semifinal.
"27.04.2017 21:35:04" thestar.com TTC subway air quality 'not likely to endanger' employees: Ministry of... Ministry was called in to investigate after four employees instigated work refusals over concerns about air quality. They asked to wear protective... Ministry of Labour: Elevated levels of pollution in TTC subway system "not likely to endanger" employees.
"27.04.2017 21:12:33" thestar.com Ontario Liberals unveil balanced budget that features free youth pharmacare plan | Toronto Star Sousa on Thursday tabled the first Ontario budget without a deficit since 2008 thanks to a growing economy. Finance Minister Charles Sousa tables the first Ontario budget without a deficit since 2008.
"27.04.2017 20:35:05" thestar.com Pearson airport border officers charged after cocaine seized The joint investigation between the RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency also identified Roberto Leyva, 32, of Niagara Falls, Keith Hamid, 41, of... Two Canadian Border Service Agency officers have been charged for allegedly helping to import cocaine through Toronto Pearson airport.
"27.04.2017 20:05:08" thestar.com Trailer Park Boys launch beer as hundreds wait in line to see stars at LCBO Following the success of their Ol' Dirty Canadian Whisky last year, the TV celebrities re upping the ante with Freedom 35 lager. “Last time I came here I camped out through the night. I stayed from midnight onwards,” said a fan, who showed off his Trailer Park Boys themed tattoos on his back.
"27.04.2017 19:35:04" thestar.com Sousa set to balance budget with no tax hikes Finance Minister Charles Sousa will finally eliminate Ontario's deficit in Thursday's budget. It's budget day! Follow along for news and views on the 2017 Ontario Budget. Our latest: Finance Minister Charles Sousa to introduce balanced budget with no tax hikes.
"27.04.2017 19:05:12" thestar.com Thunderstorms, strong winds expected in Toronto tonight There's a high chance Toronto could see thunderstorms and strong winds tonight until about 10 p.m. Severe thunderstorms, showers, and heavy winds to hit Toronto in the evening: Environment Canada weather alert.
"27.04.2017 18:30:43" thestar.com Trump just said he was serious about withdrawing from NAFTA, but then... Trump said he was “two or three days” from pulling the U.S. out of the trade deal, but changed his mind after speaking to the leaders of Canada and... Trump was "two or three days" away from pulling the U.S. out of NAFTA, but changed his mind after speaking to Canadian and Mexican leaders, who he "likes."
"27.04.2017 18:05:08" Timeline Photos The Russian navy ship sank after a collision with a freighter off Istanbul. All crew members were rescued. https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/04/27/russian-warship-sinks-after-colliding-with-freighter-in-the-black-sea.html
"27.04.2017 17:35:05" thestar.com Family of late Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart backs ban on shark fins... “Shark finning” in Canadian waters has been illegal since 1994, but the sale and importation of shark fins is not. “Rob's belief was he had to show people the beauty of the ocean,” Stewart's father said. “He had to show them that this is worth fighting for and worth saving, and in his case, worth dying for.”
"27.04.2017 17:05:00" 10 "tremendous" Trump impersonators, one winner "I won, I won. I just keep on winning." 10 Trump impersonators battle it out to win a "fake news" comedy show in L.A.
"27.04.2017 17:02:23" Timeline Photos #Breaking: Marisa Lazo, woman who climbed crane, has been released on a $500 bail. She is not allowed on any construction sites and rooftops. https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/04/27/crane-climber-expected-in-court-thursday.html
"27.04.2017 16:35:06" thestar.com Just like that, the anybody-but-O'Leary movement comes to an end: Hébert Kevin O'Leary's abrupt exit may have saddened more Liberals than actual Conservatives, many of whom are relieved that their party has dodged a bullet. "O'Leary's abrupt exit may have saddened more Liberals than actual Conservatives. Many of the latter are relieved that their party has dodged a bullet," Hébert writes.
"27.04.2017 16:05:00" Bouchard says 'cheater' Sharapova should not be allowed to pla... "She's a cheater," Eugenie Bouchard said about Maria Sharapova. "I don't think a cheater in a sport should be allowed to play that sport again."
"27.04.2017 15:35:06" thestar.com United Airlines to raise limit on payouts to bumped passengers to $10K The airline conducted its own review following the fallout from the video of the passenger removal, concluding that it could've handled the... “We could have spent a lot of $10,000s and made that thing right,” United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz CEO said, referring the incident earlier this month in which a 69-year-old passenger was dragged off a plane.
"27.04.2017 15:35:06" thestar.com United Airlines to raise limit on payouts to bumped passengers to $10K The airline conducted its own review following the fallout from the video of the passenger removal, concluding that it could've handled the... United Airlines says that will raise limits for customers who give up seats on oversold flights to $10,000, and increase training for employees.
"27.04.2017 15:05:06" thestar.com Asian OCAD student's mock resumé forces viewers to stretch their eyes Many of the pieces in the OCAD's graduate exhibition showcase the cultural diversity and experiences of the graduating class. To be able to read Wang's curriculum vitae, viewers must stretch their eyes outward with their hands in order to be able to recognize the letters in a font that he developed.
"27.04.2017 14:35:06" thestar.com Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna dies at age 70 Vinod Khanna, who acted in more than 100 films and also entered politics, died of cancer in Mumbai. A hospital official says Vinod Khanna, a dashing Bollywood actor turned politician, has died of cancer in Mumbai.
"27.04.2017 14:05:13" thestar.com Rural parents rally to save schools across Ontario Because of low enrolment or the cost of operating a small, rural school, many boards are considering shutting some down to save money. Protesters say school closures tear the "heart out of community."
"27.04.2017 13:45:08" thestar.com Dr. Robot will see you now The democratization of medical data through do-it-yourself health care apps and technology will have a profound impact on the role a physician plays. With smartphone health apps, health-related wearable technology and real-time access to medical records, patients are relying less and less on their doctors to interpret a growing range of specific medical data.
"27.04.2017 13:35:05" thestar.com Builder of tower next to John Fisher school so sure of safety, he'd be... Builder says construction of tower next to school will be safe, as TDSB risk assessment outlines measures to minimize possible hazards. Outrage over the project prompted the TDSB to propose temporarily relocating John Fisher students, but a risk assessment report released last week by the board , found “risks can and should be mitigated to a level where students can remain in the school
"27.04.2017 12:35:05" thestar.com For the first time since 2011, Canadian businesses pull money out of tax... Increased scrutiny of tax havens brought about by the Panama Papers may have played a role in reducing investment in tax havens. This ends a five-year run when more than $120 billion was stashed in the 10 most popular low-tax or no-tax countries.
"27.04.2017 12:05:08" thestar.com 803 Canadians had medically assisted deaths in first six months of... The most common medical conditions that prompted individuals to receive assistance to end their lives were cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and... Just over 800 Canadians received medical help to end their lives during the first six months of a federal law that restricts medical assistance in dying to individuals who are already near death.
"27.04.2017 11:35:06" thestar.com Landlords who evict tenants for their own use will have to offer... Landlords would have to give tenants a new unit or compensate them with one month's rent. Landlords would have to offer tenants a new unit or compensate them with one month's rent, if the bill passes as written.
"27.04.2017 11:05:10" thestar.com Sentencing submissions heard for toddler manslaughter case The child died of blunt force trauma to his stomach, which caused his intestines to rupture. A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend's two-year-old son addressed the court Wednesday following sentencing submissions, calling the death “the biggest mistake” of his life.
"27.04.2017 10:05:07" thestar.com Patients become activists after living hospital overcrowding horror stories “It's overwhelming the response I've received,” said Jamie-Lee Ball, who spent five days on a gurney in hallways at Brampton Civic Hospital. “A lot... Like others who've gone public to describe indignities suffered in crowded hospitals this year, Jamie-Lee Ball is becoming an activist — starting petitions, complaining to Ontario's patient ombudsman, and pressuring politicians for improvements.
"27.04.2017 09:35:05" thestar.com City council wants province to let them ban TCH tenants evicted for... Tenants evicted for criminal activity must be accommodated if they reapply, and some could even move to the top of the waiting list. Councillors voted Wednesday to ask Queen's Park to change legislation to give Toronto Community Housing the discretion to ban a tenant who has been evicted for committing serious crimes.
"27.04.2017 09:05:06" thestar.com High Lake Ontario water levels cause lakefront parking lot flood: The Fixer The highest water since the mid-1980s is flooding the Lake Ontario shoreline, particularly at Rouge Beach Park. Our soggy spring is contributing to the highest water levels in Lake Ontario in about 30 years, which is having a serious spillover effect on waterfront property, including parkland.
"27.04.2017 08:05:05" thestar.com Trump's 'armada' en route to Korean Peninsula can't hit Kim's missiles USS Carl Vinson and accompanying destroyers are expected to arrive in waters near the peninsula this week. The U.S. navy flotilla sailing toward the Korean Peninsula to deter Kim Jong Un's regime lacks a key capability: It can't shoot down ballistic missiles.
"27.04.2017 07:05:08" thestar.com Kit and Ace trims head office staff, international stores The company is shifting focus to its Canadian locations and global e-commerce platform. The clothing company started by the family of lululemon founder Chip Wilson, is laying off a number of its head office staff and closing stores in three countries.
"27.04.2017 06:05:03" thestar.com $36M Toronto penthouse hits the market in wake of acrimonious, complex... Just as the suite was ready for move it, its owners began divorce negotiations. A four-bedroom, 9,000-square-foot suite at the heart of high-profile divorce comes with four separate terraces, 24-hour concierge service and its own elevator.
"27.04.2017 05:05:04" thestar.com Fifty years later, Montreal's iconic Expo 67 still resonates Expo 67 opened to dignitaries on this day in 1967, and to the public the next day. "On a symbolic level, Expo 67 projected an image of Canadian unity, an international perception that remains today."
"27.04.2017 04:35:04" thestar.com Bill O'Reilly and the problem with cowgirl feminists: Teitel When a woman is sexually harassed by a powerful man, she cannot simply slap her employer and tell him to get a life. "When a woman is sexually harassed by a powerful man, she cannot simply slap her employer and tell him to get a life," columnist Emma Teitel writes.
"27.04.2017 04:05:05" thestar.com New denim styles show gullibility is now in our jeans: Menon Every new denim idea, however stupid, seems to have legs — with willing buyers attached. The hot trend for jeans this spring is insanity.
"27.04.2017 03:35:03" thestar.com Milo Yiannopoulos plans to hold 'free-speech week' at Berkeley Yiannopoulos blamed Berkeley for forcing Coulter to scrap an appearance she was planning. Provocative conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos will host a week of free-speech rallies to protest the university's recent handling of controversial speakers, including himself and conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
"27.04.2017 03:05:00" Pope Francis launches free launderette for the poor Rome's homeless and impoverished people can wash their clothes for free at a new launderette, the latest initiative for the needy by Pope Francis.
"27.04.2017 02:35:09" thestar.com Teacher in remote Inuit community teaches students to garden Adam Malcolm hopes to eventually raise the funds for a greenhouse. A high school teacher in a remote Inuit community in Nunavut is hoping to combat food insecurity for students by teaching them how to grow fruits and vegetables.
"27.04.2017 02:05:08" thestar.com Police prepare for violence in wake of Ann Coulter's cancelled speech Coulter said the cancellation was "a dark day for free speech in America." Even after cancelling Ann Coulter's speech, police said they were still preparing for possible violence and protests anyway.
"27.04.2017 01:27:51" thestar.com With O'Leary out, Conservative leadership candidates target Bernier Majority of candidates have one goal: take down clear front-runner Maxime Bernier. "Today, the race just got real," said candidate Erin O'Toole. "Elvis has left the building."
"27.04.2017 01:05:03" thestar.com Salvation Army executive guilty of massive toy-for-profit fraud The scheme to siphon off and sell “vast amounts” of donations was masterminded by David Rennie, the former executive director of the Salvation Army... The fraud involved moving donated items from a Salvation Army distribution centre to another warehouse to be sold for profit.
"27.04.2017 00:35:06" thestar.com Discipline case shows 'law society has a lot to learn' about indigenous... A discipline hearing involving a Kenora lawyer for resident school survivors was stopped this week when both sides came to an agreement. Ontario's legal regulator is admitting it faces “serious systemic issues” when dealing with cases involving indigenous peoples, and is promising to do better.
"27.04.2017 00:05:05" thestar.com Maria Sharapova wins in return from doping ban Five-time Grand Slam champ beats Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in Porsche Grand Prix. Maria Sharapova won her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban
"26.04.2017 23:35:03" Timeline Photos Mayor John Tory is calling for an independent study to determine if underground pollution in the TTC subway system poses health risks for riders and employees.
"26.04.2017 23:32:09" thestar.com Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before death in... Aaron Hernandez, who was in prison for murder after the 2013 shooting of a man in Boston, was found dead in his cell on April 19. Lawrence Army Jr., an attorney for inmate Kyle Kennedy, said that Aaron Hernandez told his client: “I think I'm going to hang it up.”
"26.04.2017 23:05:04" thestar.com Rescue officer uses soap to free fat beaver stuck in a Hamilton fence Animal, still carrying excess fat from winter hibernation, was found trapped between two fence bars. The beaver, who was still carrying excess fat from hibernation, was wedged in between two fence bars.
"26.04.2017 22:35:04" Timeline Photos We want to see your cherry blossom photos Toronto! Send us your best pics using #StarWeather. Make sure we can tell that your photos are taken in the city. Happy snapping!
"26.04.2017 22:05:06" thestar.com Serena Williams says she made pregnancy public by accident Claims she hit wrong button and made Snapchat post public. Serena Williams didn't mean to share it publicly
"26.04.2017 21:35:04" thestar.com Grill a Portuguese-style chicken to start barbecue season: Ricardo Recipe offers spicy, buttery zip with every bite. It's BBQ season! Ricardo has grilled up a spicy, buttery recipe for Portuguese-style chicken, so turn up the heat and get cooking!
"26.04.2017 21:12:52" thestar.com 'I didn't have a clear path' to beat Trudeau, Kevin O'Leary says after... O'Leary was fundraising as late as Wednesday morning, but dropped out of the race citing his lack of support in Quebec. "It would seem foolish, even selfish, winning the leadership while knowing I didn't have a clear path or a high probability (of winning against Trudeau)," Kevin O'Leary said.
"26.04.2017 20:35:05" thestar.com Whittamore's Farm closing at the end of the season The 2017 season kicks off on May 3, offering their customers one last season to enjoy the family farm before they close their gates in November. ICYMI
"26.04.2017 20:35:00" Crabs invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs Millions of land crabs march for days in an annual journey to the bay on Cuba's southern coast to spawn in the sea.
"26.04.2017 20:05:04" thestar.com Blue Jays-Cardinals rained out Game will be made up as part of Thursday doubleheader. April showers ...
"26.04.2017 19:35:06" thestar.com Salvation Army executive guilty of massive toy-for-profit fraud The fraud involved moving donated items from a Salvation Army distribution centre to another warehouse to be sold for profit. He was found guilty of a massive fraud involving selling donated items meant for shelters and food banks for profit.
"26.04.2017 19:05:00" Don Cherry thanks firefighter for heroic crane rescue Don Cherry thanks firefighter Rob Wonfor after a woman was rescued from a crane at Church and Wellesley, Wednesday morning.
"26.04.2017 18:35:08" thestar.com Celebrity's giant rabbit dies on United Airlines flight, adding to... United Airlines is already working on repairing its image after forcibly removing a passenger from an overbooked flight in Chicago. Simon, a 10-month-old giant rabbit, has died on a United Airlines flight from London to Chicago.
"26.04.2017 18:05:09" thestar.com North Korea no longer hosting world judo event over 'alarming' security... The championships will instead be held in Zagreb, Croatia. North Korea is no longer hosting the judo world junior championships because of security risks amid rising political tension with South Korea and the United States.
"26.04.2017 17:44:11" thestar.com Kevin O'Leary to quit Tory leadership race O'Leary is making the announcement later today. #Breaking Kevin O'Leary to quit Conservative leadership race.
"26.04.2017 17:35:08" thestar.com Vice-Admiral Mark Norman leaked cabinet secrets to shipbuilding exec,... The No. 2 military commander leaked the secrets to pressure the Liberals into approving a $700M contract, the RCMP says. The RCMP says that No. 2 military commander leaked secrets to pressure the Liberals into approving at $700 million contract.
"26.04.2017 17:05:09" thestar.com North York facility starts making all-Canadian ketchup Locally sourced and made French's ketchup is coming to a store near you. French's ketchup is going all-Canadian! Starting next month, a North York manufacturing building will be churning out 5,000 litres of Canadian produced ketchup every hour.
"26.04.2017 16:35:08" thestar.com After United Airlines incident, U.S. Senate introduces passenger... The legislation would bar airlines from involuntarily removing passengers once they've boarded the flight. “The horrifying incident on United Flight 3411 made clear that we need stronger consumer protections for the flying public,” U.S. senator Maggie Hassan said. “This common-sense legislation will help prevent incidents like that from happening again."
"26.04.2017 16:10:55" Woman rescued from crane at Wellesley and Church Police say that they received reports of a person on a crane around 4 a.m., Wednesday. The woman was lowered to the ground just before 8:30 a.m.
"26.04.2017 15:35:05" thestar.com Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning Silence of the Lambs director, dead at 73:... 73-year-old also known for Philadelphia and Stop Making Sense. Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs has died at the age of 73: reports
"26.04.2017 15:05:10" thestar.com Various pie and tart shells recalled in Canada due to E. coli contamination The Deep Dish Pie Shells, Sweetened Tart Shells and Tart Shells are sold under the Great Value, Apple Valley, Western Family and No Name brands. Products recalled include Deep Dish Pie Shells, Sweetened Tart Shells and Tart Shells sold under Great Value, Apple Valley, Western Family and No Name brands.
"26.04.2017 14:35:05" thestar.com Fogo Island Inn blends help with hospitality | Toronto Star The hotel on stilts in Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland, immerses its guests in luxury and personal touches while boosting the community. All rooms at Fogo Island Inn are unique and boast floor-to-ceiling windows that open.
"26.04.2017 14:05:20" thestar.com Bridgepoint hospital resident, 68, charged with manslaughter in... Police say the elderly woman died of injuries received when she was pushed by another resident of the hospital. Prior to the alleged assault, Catherine McNamee's son John said his mother, who suffered from dementia, was “very happy and very cheery.” “She used to dance down the halls at Bridgepoint with her walker. She was so happy and saying hello to everyone.
"26.04.2017 13:35:04" thestar.com Stephen Colbert makes hay out of 'Justin Trudeau's wood' The Late Show host devotes segment to rising tensions between U.S. and Canada over softwood lumber tariffs. “As far as I know, this is the first time anyone has rejected Justin Trudeau's wood,” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert joked.
"26.04.2017 13:05:12" thestar.com Woodbine Racetrack lands to be site of 'a city within city' in latest plan But similar development attempts have been made in the past. A proposal for the future of Woodbine Racetrack was mapped out on Tuesday, a development that is being referred to as a “city within a city.” In addition to its horse racing and gaming, the proposal includes “entertainment and cultural offerings, food and
"26.04.2017 12:20:26" thestar.com Woman stuck on crane in downtown Toronto Firefighters and police are attempting to get the woman down safely. The woman climbed on top of the crane using the ladder, and then lowered herself onto the platform using the crane's cable.
"26.04.2017 12:05:09" thestar.com Activists say millions meant to fight homelessness sitting unused The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty says $18 million meant for preventing homelessness sitting in city's general reserve fund. City says money... The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty is claiming Toronto is sitting on $18 million meant for preventing homelessness. The money in question is part of the city's Housing Stabilization Fund, which is provided to Toronto through Ontario's Community
"26.04.2017 11:35:04" thestar.com 'Sexually abusive' dentist was once voted best in Vaughan A Vaughan dentist has lost his licence to practise after admitting to having had sex with one patient, while acting in a “predatory and sexually... In one instance, he was alone with an employee in an elevator when he said “we have eight seconds alone together,” and then kissed her without her consent.
"26.04.2017 11:15:15" thestar.com Toronto's rail deck park proposal a 'golden opportunity,' experts say Despite thorny issues around funding and inclusivity, park would be 'valuable addition' to city. International experts see Toronto's proposed 8.5-hectare rail deck park as a "golden opportunity" to link Toronto's downtown to the waterfront, create new programming and attract tourists.
"26.04.2017 10:56:46" thestar.com Ontario budget to pump millions into child care subsidies Extra cash will bring relief for families struggling with the highest child-care costs in Canada. #Exclusive: The millions in new money for child-care fee subsidies are part of the plan to add 100,000 spaces over the next five years, the Star has learned.
"26.04.2017 10:05:07" thestar.com Transit workers demand meeting with TTC over subway pollution Study published Tuesday determined levels of potentially hazardous particulate matter on TTC were as high as a typical day in Beijing. Responding to a scientific study published on Tuesday, the leaders of the union representing 11,000 TTC workers say they're concerned that employees are being exposed to potentially hazardous substances on the job. They're also demanding to know why TTC
"26.04.2017 09:05:12" thestar.com When Trudeau wants a cuppa, it's apparently not tea he wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau partakes in alternative medicinal practice of 'cupping,' his office confirms. Prime Minister has been outed as a practitioner of cupping this week, after the tell-tale markings of the treatment were spotted on his arm during an interview with a CBS Sports journalist. A spokesperson for the prime minister confirmed to the Star that,
"26.04.2017 08:05:05" thestar.com An unambiguous pledge from Trump against anti-Semitism Trump confronted the scourge of anti-Semitism more directly than at any other time in his political life. On Tuesday, his 96th day in office, U.S. President Donald Trump gave his most forceful and unambiguous condemnation of anti-Semitism. “We will stamp out prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will bear witness and we will act,” he said.
"26.04.2017 07:05:05" thestar.com Former cabinet minister Vic Toews, now a judge, under investigation by... Toews is under investigation by the judicial council after the federal ethics commissioner ruled he violated conflict-of-interest rules shortly... Former federal cabinet minister Vic Toews, who is now a judge in Manitoba, is being investigated after the federal ethics commissioner ruled he violated conflict-of-interest rules shortly after leaving politics.
"26.04.2017 06:05:04" thestar.com New 'Star Wars' film set for May 2019 release, Disney says Disney announced release dates for some big names on Tuesday, including a new “Indiana Jones” instalment and a live-action “Lion King.” Mark your calendars! Stars Wars Episode IX will fly into theatres on May 24, 2019. The Walt Disney Co. also released a barrage of release dates for the next few years, including for the fifth Indiana Jones film, the live-action The Lion King and Frozen 2.
"26.04.2017 05:05:03" thestar.com Lawyers for late Aaron Hernandez want his murder conviction dismissed Under a long-standing Massachusetts legal principle, courts customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard. Lawyers for late football player Aaron Hernandez formally asked to dismiss his first-degree murder conviction. Under a long-standing Massachusetts legal principle, courts usually vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard.
"26.04.2017 04:43:13" thestar.com Blue Jays stun Cardinals in crazy series opener: Griffin Stroman scores winning run after first career hit. Coghlan's Superman run might be play of the year. Martin starts at third. And an extra-inning... As he approached a blocked-off plate, Coghlan launched himself at full speed — flying like a bird, maybe a plane, maybe Superman — over the head of startled catcher Yadier Molina, somersaulting onto his helmet, doing a forward roll, bouncing to his feet
"26.04.2017 04:05:04" thestar.com Drake to host first NBA Awards show Ceremony to take place June 26 in New York. Canadian rapper Drake to host first-ever NBA Awards show this June.
"26.04.2017 03:35:04" thekit.ca Beyoncé creates a scholarship for bold females Slay (and hit the books) Lady Bey launched the Formation Scholars program “to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”
"26.04.2017 03:32:56" thestar.com LCBO workers vote 93% to strike over contract demands Liquor Control Board of Ontario staff have voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike as their union continues to bargain for a new collective agreement. The vote was called by the LCBO's union in late March after what they described as management's “complete lack of respect for workers.”
"26.04.2017 03:05:05" thestar.com Councillor wants to turn heavily polluted land into a downtown park Mike Layton tries to rally support at council on a rezoning proposal to turn land at Bathurst and Front Sts. into a park. Councillor Mike Layton has launched a petition encouraging supporters of the proposal to tell Mayor John Tory and councillors “that this parkland is sorely needed.”
"26.04.2017 02:49:06" thestar.com Environment minister tweets a puffin video on World Penguin Day Staffers blame a colleague's bad eyesight for the error. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was trying to mark World Penguin Day with a simple tweet accompanied by a cute video of penguins frolicking in the wild. But puffins aren't penguins as the Internet was quick to inform her.
"26.04.2017 02:35:03" thestar.com A Better Man documentary explores aftermath of abusive relationships Co-directed by subject Attiya Khan and Toronto-based filmmaker Lawrence Jackman, the film will premiere at Hot Docs later this month. "I remember choking you," abuser tells ex in documentary about their relationship.
"26.04.2017 02:15:04" thestar.com Florida girl wears Black Lives Matter dress to prom No sparkles or décolletage for Milan Bolden-Morris's prom dress. Instead, the faces of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and dozens of others who sparked... “I already knew this dress was way bigger than me or how I looked in it or how I felt in it,” Bolden-Morris said. “I knew the purpose was to bring awareness. To highlight these things going on in America.”
"26.04.2017 02:05:04" thestar.com Spouse won't stop stealing the limelight: Ellie Wife's insistence on upstaging others is a long-standing pattern. But it's still possible for her partner to create a new dynamic. "Should I just suck it up and appreciate her theatricality, or should I tell her how it makes me feel and risk hurting her, perhaps badly?": Ellie
"26.04.2017 01:35:03" thestar.com Tangerine puts the squeeze on its money-back card: Roseman Barely one year after the launch, Tangerine MasterCard is raising fees and cutting benefits. "Big banks can revamp their products and services any time they like, reducing the benefits that led you to sign up in the first place," On Your Side columnist Ellen Roseman says.
"26.04.2017 01:14:21" thestar.com Matador owner might sell venue after latest rejection from city Would-be music venue's hopes now pinned on Wednesday meeting. “We are going to ask from them to demonstrate to us a full endorsement of the Matador Ballroom as a music venue here in Toronto,” McCaughey said, pointing to recent comments from Mayor John Tory promising to support live music venues in the city in light
"26.04.2017 01:05:04" thestar.com Canada braces for 'tough times' in U.S. lumber dispute With warnings that job losses are inevitable, Ottawa looking at assistance to help Canada's lumber industry after Washington slaps tariffs... Ottawa looking at assistance for Canada's lumber industry after U.S. slaps tariffs averaging 20 per cent on Canadian softwood.
"26.04.2017 00:35:05" thestar.com Canadian pole vault world champion Shawn Barber comes out 'Gay and proud.' "Gay and proud!" Shawn Barber, the 22-year-old Canadian pole vault world champion wrote on Facebook Monday morning.
"26.04.2017 00:11:03" thestar.com World's last male northern white rhino joins Tinder, hopes for a swipe... “I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me,” the rhino's profile says. The campaign called “The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World,” by a Kenyan wildlife conservancy and the dating app, focuses on the rhino named Sudan. Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the app aim to raise $12.2 million for research into breeding methods,
"26.04.2017 00:05:05" thestar.com 'Distinct level of human suffering': Canadian emergency rooms plagued by... At one Halifax ER, overcrowding led to a pancreatic cancer patient being bumped from his room — and spending 6 hours in a chilly hospital hallway. A Halifax woman says that overcrowding at Halifax hospital left husband suffering a series of indignities and delayed care during the last days of his life.
"25.04.2017 23:49:52" thestar.com Ivanka Trump-brand clothing workers endure long hours, low pay Chinese factory used by Ivanka Trump's fashion line found in violation of two dozen international labour standards, according to the Fair Labor... The release of the audit comes as the president's daughter has sought to cast herself as both a champion of workplace issues and a defender of her father's “buy American, hire American” agenda. Trump, whose book Women Who Work debuts next week, was in
"25.04.2017 23:35:04" thestar.com Family downsizes from house to two condos Toronto couple and their adult daughters trade a house for pair of condos on the same floor at Canvas Condominium. This family of four outgrew their four-bedroom detached home in East York so they're downsizing to two condos on opposite ends of the same floor. Do you think it'll work?
"25.04.2017 23:23:39" thestar.com First bison calves born in Banff National Park in 140 years Parks Canada said the first calf was born on Saturday in the Panther Valley area and two more have since made their debut. “To have our first calves on the ground is really a momentous occasion,” said Hunt. “We've got photos posted up here in the office and staff are walking around with big smiles — really a proud moment.”
"25.04.2017 23:05:25" Visitors swarm High Park for cherry blossoms Cherry blossoms have arrived - and we want to see your photos Toronto. Use the #StarWeather so we can see your pics! Here's the catch, all photos show that they're taken in Toronto. We'll post our favourites later this week.
"25.04.2017 23:05:07" thestar.com Planned closure of hundreds of social housing units called 'failure' of... A lack of funding to finance its 10-year capital plan has left Toronto Community Housing short on cash to keep subsidized housing units livable. Toronto Community Housing is planning to close 400 homes next year, bringing the total number of shuttered homes to 1,000 by end of 2018.
"25.04.2017 22:32:04" TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study s... At 95 micrograms per cubic metre, researchers say that levels on the TTC subway system are typical of an average day in pollution-choked Beijing. Read full story here:
"25.04.2017 22:05:06" thestar.com NDP pushes Trudeau for specifics after his remarks about pot possession Mulcair notes Trudeau admitted to smoking pot as a sitting MP and faced no consequences, and yet doesn't seem to care about Canadians who face... NDP leader Tom Mulcair says that Justin Trudeau faced no consequences after admitting to smoking pot as a sitting MP, but doesn't seem to care about Canadians who face charges while law remains in place.
"25.04.2017 21:09:04" Following rehab, injured manatee is back in the waters An injured manatee is released into the sea after spending eight months in rehabilitation at the Miami Seaquarium.
"25.04.2017 20:35:05" thestar.com Wynne's basic income experiment deserves to live a full life: Wells Regardless of what happens in the next provincial election, all parties need to pledge allegiance to its full mandate. "By choosing Lindsay, Hamilton and Thunder Bay for its basic annual income pilot, the Wynne government has chosen representative sites that mirror the province as a whole: north, central, large, small.": Wells
"25.04.2017 20:13:29" Ivanka Trump booed for praising her father at women's summit Ivanka Trump booed at G20 women's summit after praising father, Donald Trump, as a "champion in supporting families."
"25.04.2017 19:35:06" thestar.com Bachelor star Chris Soules jailed after deadly car crash | Toronto Star Reality TV star accused of fleeing scene of a crash that killed a tractor driver. Former The Bachelor star Chris Soules was arrested early Tuesday, accused of fleeing the scene of a deadly crash on a highway.
"25.04.2017 19:05:13" thestar.com Why prick the housing bubble?: Richler Let the laws of economics work themselves out. This is no bad thing. A more equitable distribution of prosperity is what will likely result. "So what's to blame, 'foreign buyers' or the rationale of Canadian immigration policies actually working?" writes Noah Richler.
"25.04.2017 18:05:08" thestar.com “Child care cannot wait,” advocates say ahead of Ontario budget Daycare groups and parents urge Liberals to dedicate at least $500 million for capital and $200 million for operating costs in the upcoming budget. Daycare groups and parents are urging the Liberals to dedicate at least $500 million for capital, and $200 million for operating costs in upcoming budget.
"25.04.2017 17:35:08" thestar.com Trudeau warns 'thickening' border over lumber, dairy will hurt both... The prime minister, speaking in Kitchener, Ont., says the 'good constructive working relationship' between the two nations will solve any trade... “There are millions of good U.S. jobs that depend on smooth flow of goods, services and people back and forth across our border," Trudeau responds following Trump's trade tirade.
"25.04.2017 17:05:22" thestar.com Series preview: Toronto Blue Jays at St. Louis Cardinals Marco Estrada vs. Michael Wacha in Tuesday night's series opener at Busch Stadium. Two key players in tonight's game are the catchers. The Jays' Russell Martin and the Cardinals' Yadier Molina are both top-rated defensive catchers and tonight's game is a match-up of two of the four highest-paid catchers in baseball.
"25.04.2017 16:35:06" thestar.com Wynne housing plan likely to cause pause in home buying: Report Consumers will want to take a breath and consider what the premier's plan means to them before rushing to buy, says Re/Max report. Re/Max says it's safe to assume that Wynne's housing plan that apply to the Greater Golden Horseshoe will impact the middle class as well as the luxury end of the market.
"25.04.2017 16:05:11" thestar.com Two men executed in Arkansas on same gurney, hours apart Jack Jones and Marcel Williams received lethal injections Monday night in the first double execution in the United States since 2000. Arkansas becomes the first U.S. state to execute two men on the same day in 17 years. The state said that executions needed to be carried before the supply of one lethal injection drug expires on April 30.
"25.04.2017 15:35:08" thestar.com Trump steps up trade tirade with new tweet threat on Canadian dairy:... The Twitter post came a day after slapping a new duty on Canadian lumber, as the U.S. president continues to target his northern neighbour. U.S. President Trump tweeted Tuesday: “Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very difficult. We will not stand for this. Watch!”
"25.04.2017 15:05:09" Timeline Photos Near the end of the video, one is seen lying on the bed holding his stomach and groaning. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/25/elite-teen-soccer-team-suspended-after-roughhousing-video-surfaces.html
"25.04.2017 14:35:10" thestar.com Ontario urged to track foster kids after they leave care New report urges Ontario to study youth over time after they leave the care of children's aid, to track problems they face and suggest ways to... "Structural factors and professional practices inherent in the child protection system may contribute significantly to poor outcomes for youth aging out of care," new report finds.
"25.04.2017 14:05:13" thestar.com If Peel police can't clean up their own mess, province should: editorial A recent Ontario human rights tribunal decision showing a Staff Sgt was denied a promotion because of his race is the latest controversy pertaining... Barry Swadron, one of Sandhu's lawyers, says the lesson he has taken from his client's case is that Peel police see the South Asian community and other visible minority residents as second class. For civil rights and public safety, it is urgent that the
"25.04.2017 13:35:08" thestar.com NDP-Liberal battle for hearts and votes of progressives: Cohn The NDP's Andrea Horwath now realizes that if you can't beat them, beat them to it. Behold her belated pharmacare pledge. The rival NDP and Liberal plans on pharmacare and basic income are still in the early stages, but each has great long-term potential. In an era of precarious work, where people can no longer count on jobs for life with workplace benefits — or workplace
"25.04.2017 13:05:08" thestar.com Blue Jays' trouble with umpires continues in Angels loss: Griffin Manager John Gibbons was ejected for a second straight game as the Blue Jays lost to the Los Angeles Angels 2-1. For the second game in a row manager John Gibbons was ejected by a home-plate umpire who came with history.
"25.04.2017 12:35:05" thestar.com Wynne housing plan likely to cause pause in home buying Consumers will want to take a breath and consider what the premier's plan means to them before rushing to buy, says Re/Max report. New provincial measures to cool the rollicking Toronto region housing market could finally prompt harried home buyers to take a breath and figure out how the new rules affect their personal circumstances long-term.
"25.04.2017 12:01:55" thestar.com Greg Spearn out as head of Toronto Community Housing | Toronto Star Interim CEO has left Canada's largest social housing provider amid what he has described as an ongoing crisis. #Breaking: Greg Spern out as head of Toronto Community Housing
"25.04.2017 11:47:26" thestar.com Toronto lawyer suspended over handling of Roma refugee cases Joseph Stephen Farkas, who represented a high volume of Roma refugees, will be suspended for six months and placed under supervision for at least... Farkas faced complaints from 10 former clients who claimed the lawyer was not directly involved in assisting them in their asylum claims, which one expert witness said “were vague, lacked important details and contained mistakes in spelling and grammar.”
"25.04.2017 11:08:25" thestar.com Toronto cop guilty of assault made Sunshine List while suspended Toronto police Sgt. Robert Goudie made Ontario's Sunshine List in 2016, earning $116,000. A Toronto cop assaults a man, leaves him "motionless on the ground," gets suspended ... and still makes the Sunshine List.
"25.04.2017 10:35:58" The Toronto Star's cover photo
"25.04.2017 10:21:28" thestar.com TTC subway 10 times more polluted than outside: study Waiting a long time for a subway can expose you to potentially harmful pollution, a new study suggests. The levels of fine particulate matter on the TTC rival a typical day in Beijing.
"25.04.2017 10:05:09" thestar.com The TTC just made it harder for drivers to enter the Queens Quay... Since 2014, there have been 25 instances of cars blocking TTC tunnels. Twenty two of those took place at Queens Quay, but additional deterrents to... Drivers who end up stuck in the streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay can't say they weren't warned.
"25.04.2017 09:35:08" thestar.com OMB appeal process coming to an end for some neighbourhood planning |... A long-debated Local Appeals Body will take over minor planning disputes in Toronto from the often-criticized Ontario Municipal Board. Starting May 3, residents will no longer have to stand before the OMB. After more than a decade of debate, a newly-appointed Local Appeals Body — the first of its kind in Ontario — will consider all appeals of committee of adjustment decisions, in a move
"25.04.2017 09:05:07" thestar.com What you need to know about probiotic yogurt The more we learn about probiotics, the more we realize how complex they are. Can all yogurts deliver health-promoting probiotics? The answer is a resounding no.
"25.04.2017 05:05:03" thestar.com Better Raptors revert to the Norm: Arthur Norman Powell rises to the occasion in Game 5 and the Raptors show that, when they play like themselves, they're simply better than the Bucks. One... Norman Powell wasn't the only reason Toronto won the game, but he was a reason, writes Bruce Arthur. Powell had just exploded for a playoff career-high 25 points, along with four rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block on 8-for-11 shooting. He was
"25.04.2017 04:42:29" thestar.com Trudeau says his father used connections to help brother Michel avoid... Justin Trudeau said he used the anecdote about his late brother's pot arrest to highlight how minorities and people with little means often don't... The prime minister revealed the little-known fact about his brother, who died in a B.C. avalanche about 20 years ago, during a broadcast interview with Vice Media on Monday night about the government's plan to legalize marijuana.
"25.04.2017 04:06:29" thestar.com Ottawa won't take immediate action on new U.S. softwood lumber duties The U.S. government is set to announce new duties on Canadian imports Tuesday, which could have a significant impact on Canada's forestry industry. The United States has fired the opening shot in a latest softwood-lumber war against Canada, with the Trump administration announcing its first batch of duties on imported wood in the neighbourhood of 20 per cent.
"25.04.2017 04:05:00" Japan welcomes spring with blooming of cherry blossoms While Toronto basks in the blooming of the cherry blossom, Japan had their turn earlier this month. Here's a look at how they do it.
"25.04.2017 02:37:15" thestar.com Black students hindered by academic streaming, suspensions: Report |... York University report found that while academic streaming was supposed to have ended in 1999, black students are twice as likely to be enrolled in... The report found that while academic streaming was supposed to have ended in 1999, black students are twice as likely to be enrolled in applied instead of academic courses compared to their counterparts from other racial backgrounds.
"25.04.2017 02:05:03" thestar.com Toronto skateboarders hoping to save Fort York DIY skatepark Walkway will eventually be part of the Bentway Project, an initiative to create a 1.75 kilometre public trail under the Gardiner Expressway. A group of skateboarders built a skatepark on a relatively unused, graffiti-covered walkway along Fort York Blvd., that crosses under Bathurst St. The city demolished another DIY park in the city's west end about six months ago and a city spokesperson
"25.04.2017 01:42:21" thestar.com BREAKING: Raptors pull ahead with Game 5 win over Bucks Raptors can wrap up first-round playoff series in Game 6 Thursday in Milwaukee. The Toronto Raptors are one win away from advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs after Monday night's 118-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Air Canada Centre. Game 6 goes Thursday in Milwaukee, with the Raptors leading three games to
"25.04.2017 01:35:05" thestar.com Why some couples are choosing to skip the engagement ring For many modern couples, the traditional diamond ring has lost its lustre. "I hated every second of wearing it, because we had a really tough time financially, and I was walking around with thousands of dollars on my hand."
"25.04.2017 01:05:05" thestar.com Pregnant women need to work out 'Misguided' notions that expecting moms need to eat more and exercise less are contributing to obesity problem, doctors say Considering the high levels of obesity in the population, Gregory Davies, a professor and chair of maternal-fetal medicine at Queen's University said, many women should probably be more active than they already are to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.
"25.04.2017 00:35:00" Toys make a welcomed return in Mosul After three years of war and terror, Iraqi children are once again able to buy toys after the Islamic State was driven out of the area.
"25.04.2017 00:05:07" thestar.com Manitoba families of missing, murdered indigenous women say hearings... Families are anxious for the long awaited hearings into missing and murdered indigenous women to begin. “Indigenous families, women and girls cannot afford a 'pause' in your process... they are quickly losing hope that your inquiry will actually be relevant to them,” states the letter from a coalition representing Manitoba families of missing, murdered
"24.04.2017 23:35:19" thestar.com Arizona man charged with bringing loaded handgun into CN Tower Police say there's no evidence so far to suggest the man intended to shoot anyone at Toronto's most famous tourist attraction. The accused arrived in Toronto via Pearson airport last week. He told police he brought the gun with him through customs and security at the airport. He is a registered gun owner in the U.S. and has a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Arizona,
"24.04.2017 23:02:08" thestar.com What you need to know about the Raptors and the Bucks in Game 5 With the series tied 2-2, the Raptors are looking to use their home court advantage tonight at the Air Canada Centre against Giannis Antetokounmpo... Almost time for tipoff! Join us for live coverage of Game 5 as the Raptors take on the Bucks.
"24.04.2017 22:35:03" Timeline Photos It's cherry blossom time Toronto, and we want to see your cherry blossom photos! Here's the catch: we need to be able to tell that your photo was taken in Toronto! We'll post our favourite photos later this week. Use #StarWeather so we can see your pics.
"24.04.2017 21:35:04" thestar.com Will TV writers go on strike? Here's what you need to know Members of the Writers Guild of America, which represents the scribes behind television and movies, will vote Monday whether to authorize their... How will a strike affect my daily intake of network, cable and streaming shows?
"24.04.2017 21:05:06" thestar.com Ontario launches basic income pilot for 4,000 in Hamilton, Thunder Bay... Participants in the pilot, designed to test if a basic income is a better way to support people living in poverty than the current system, will be... The pilot project, first announced in the 2016 budget, is expected to cost $50 million a year.
"24.04.2017 20:35:05" thestar.com Obama begins post-presidency appearances — and hoping to avoid the topic... The former president participated in a discussion at the University of Chicago on Monday as he re-enters public life after a three-month vacation. After a three-month vacation, Obama makes his first public appearance since Trump's inauguration, pledging to prepare the next generation of political leadership in America.
"24.04.2017 20:05:14" thestar.com RCMP labour trial over 2014 Moncton shooting is necessary, widow says Employment and Social Development Canada alleges the RCMP failed to provide appropriate training in an active shooter event. Three Mounties were... The wife of one of the three Mounties killed by a gunman in 2014 says that the RCMP has to change "before tragic history repeats itself."
"24.04.2017 19:35:05" thestar.com U.S. ambassador to UN warns North Korea about attacking American base or... Trump's UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says the U.S. wasn't looking for a fight and wouldn't attack North Korea “unless he gives us reason to do... The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, Trump's UN ambassador said on Monday.
"24.04.2017 19:05:07" thestar.com NDP pharmacare plan would start with 125 most common drugs Plan would be in place by 2020 says Andrea Horwath, and cover prescriptions for high blood pressure, asthma, allergies and HIV. NDP leader Andrea Horwath said that party's Pharmacare plan would be in place by 2020 and cover 125 "essential" drugs for conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, allergies, birth control and HIV.
"24.04.2017 18:35:08" thestar.com Youth use art to convey reasons to love Canada The project, in honour of Canada's 150th birthday, incorporates 150 Canadian themes. To celebrate #Canada150, three young artists are sharing their vision of why they love Canada.
"24.04.2017 18:05:05" thestar.com Wynne spells out priorities: trade, technology, and Trump “We cannot simply assume that President (Donald) Trump will do the right thing or make the right choices,” Premier Kathleen Wynne says in a major... “We cannot simply assume that the jobs of tomorrow will be available to Ontarians. Government must have a plan. And to be premier of this province you must have a plan,” Premier Kathleen Wynne said, in an apparent reference to Progressive Conservative
"24.04.2017 17:35:00" Human billboard protests against racism in France Amid turbulent politics in France, a man has temporarily tattooed his body with racist insults to raise awareness against racism in the country.
"24.04.2017 17:06:55" thestar.com I hate my personal appearance and have low self-esteem: Ellie I bought a condo that I can move into this fall, but I'm not content with my work life and personal life. "I'm embarrassed about myself, and every day I wish I were something much better than who I am,": Ellie
"24.04.2017 16:35:26" Timeline Photos Photo challenge: It's cherry blossom season! We want to see your best cherry blossom photos, but here's the catch - all photos should show that you're in Toronto. Use #StarWeather so we can see your pics! Our favourites will be posted later this week. Get
"24.04.2017 16:05:14" thestar.com Out of the Cold program set to close for another year | Toronto Star The seasonal cold-relief, volunteer-run initiative this fall and winter saw 13,199 overnight — up 9 per cent from the previous year. The Out of the Cold program was started in 1987, out of an old storefront, by the late Sister Susan Moran and has been described as a nightly migration of the Toronto's most vulnerable citizens.
"24.04.2017 15:35:07" thestar.com New Orleans removes first Confederate statue amid protests, death threats The removal happened early in the morning in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the four monuments to stay, some of whom... The statue, that commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, was taken down early Monday morning to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay.
"24.04.2017 15:02:51" thestar.com Fox News host Sean Hannity accused of sexual harassment The radio and TV host calls the accusation “100 per cent false and a complete fabrication.” Fox News radio and TV host Sean Hannity says the sexual harassment accusations made by a former Fox News guest are "100 per cent false and a complete fabrication."
"24.04.2017 14:35:08" thestar.com Lower your personal debt ceiling; get your life back: Vaz-Oxlade In a world surrounded by easy credit, is it any wonder so many people haven't figured out their debt ceiling? Without a realistic personal debt ceiling, you might find yourself climbing Mount Debt with others, who wind up there step by step.
"24.04.2017 14:15:06" thestar.com Amber Heard spotted in Australia again, this time with Elon Musk Both Musk and Heard posted pictures to their Instagram accounts Monday, showing Musk with lipstick on his cheek left behind from a kiss. Both Musk and Heard posted pictures to their Instagram accounts Monday, showing Musk with lipstick on his cheek left behind from a kiss.
"24.04.2017 13:05:15" thestar.com Medical pot works in the battle against PTSD, vets say Veteran Trev Bungay began looking for a wellness plan better than a fistful of pill. “I felt that if I didn't actually make a change right now I... Darryl Hudson, a researcher who operates a lab at Lethbridge University in Alberta and is president of DOC Solutions Cannabis Consulting, said cannabis is “the most effective medication that we have to battle the first stages of PTSD.
"24.04.2017 12:43:43" thestar.com Edmonton toddler found dead remembered as 'sweetest little boy' A 26-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested Saturday and are believed to be responsible for the death of Anthony Joseph Raine. Investigators have said they believe Anthony Joseph Raine was left near the church on Tuesday morning, three days before his body was found by a passerby on Friday.
"24.04.2017 12:09:53" thestar.com Toronto's art school students are mostly white: study Need to rethink just what it is these schools are offering, says study's co-author. “It's kind of stark that these schools that are meant to serve the entire board are so homogeneous.”
"24.04.2017 11:34:24" thestar.com In the end, Leafs coach was wrong: Feschuk Mike Babcock was sure series with Capitals would return to Washington. It won't, but the blue and white did well to go so far. "Mike Babcock seemed to see the possibilities of this special Leafland spring before most anyone else ... (But) we learned yet again Babcock isn't some miracle worker. Talent wins in the NHL, ultimately," writes Dave Feschuk.
"24.04.2017 11:05:14" thestar.com $110M lawsuit targets Ontario wait lists for developmentally delayed adults Father of disabled woman says she was abruptly cut off from support funding when she turned 19. The father of a developmentally disabled Timmins woman has launched a $110-million class action lawsuit against the Ontario government for failing to eliminate the years-long wait list for support services.
"24.04.2017 10:35:05" thestar.com Contingency fees by Ontario personal injury lawyers should be limited,... The report by David Marshall calls for faster and more efficient delivery of care to accident victims to avoid protracted legal disputes over... The widespread use of personal injury lawyers to battle insurance companies indicates a “failure” in Ontario's auto insurance system, says a government-commissioned report.
"24.04.2017 10:05:11" thestar.com What's hot at the Hot Docs film festival this year The Hot Docs documentary film festival opens in Toronto on April 27. We've poked through the schedule to offer up a curated list of reviews. The Hot Docs Film Festival kicks off April 27 in Toronto with Bee Nation, and closes May 7. The Star's Entertainment team has combed through the films and offers up this curated list of reviews.
"24.04.2017 09:35:04" thestar.com We've been paying income tax for 100 years It started as a small wartime revenue generator. What began in 1917 as a small wartime revenue generator has ballooned to accounting for 51 per cent of federal revenues today and a “costly, complex behemoth that's difficult to administer and makes Canada very uncompetitive,” concludes a new collection
"24.04.2017 09:05:08" thestar.com Waterloo stoops to turn dog poop into energy, fertilizer Waterloo will soon host a pilot program that will turn dog waste into energy, using a process called anaerobic digestion. The Ontario city best known for being home to the BlackBerry may soon be known for an entirely different commodity: dog poop. Waterloo will soon host a pilot program that will turn dog waste into energy.
"24.04.2017 08:05:09" thestar.com Border towns mobilizing to help asylum-seekers coming to Canada |... “The greater Plattsburgh area is looking for some system where people will be able to house (the refugees) and get them on their way safely,” says... As the flow of asylum-seekers crossing into Canada continues, residents in towns along the Canada-U.S. border are quietly mobilizing to help the travellers who pass through in search of better lives.
"24.04.2017 07:05:05" thestar.com For Donald Trump, cable TV is often a guiding force Some White House officials have started tuning into Fox News' Fox & Friends because they know the president habitually clicks it on after waking... Foreign diplomats have urged their governments' leaders to appear on television when they're stateside as a means of making their case to Trump, and U.S. lawmakers regard a TV appearance as nearly on par with an Oval Office meeting in terms of showcasing
"24.04.2017 06:05:04" thestar.com Police arrest 12-year-old who drove nearly a third of the way across... The unlicensed boy had driven more than 1,300 kilometres when he was stopped by traffic police. Police said he was driving to the city of Perth,... The unlicensed boy had driven more than 1,300 kilometres from his home in Kendall on the east coast when he was stopped by traffic police on Saturday. Police said he was driving to the west coast city of Perth, more than 4,100 kilometres from Kendall.
"24.04.2017 05:05:09" thestar.com North Korea detains American-born professor, the third U.S. citizen... Tony Kim was detained by officials as he was trying to leave the country from Pyongyang's international airport. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.
"24.04.2017 04:05:04" thestar.com Did T. rex have a sensitive side? Tyrannosauris rex ancestor's fossil leads to conclusion that tyrannosaurs's snouts were as sensitive as our fingertips. Fossils from a relative of the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex led scientists to a fascinating conclusion recently: these powerful beasts had snouts with scales as sensitive as human fingertips.
"24.04.2017 03:40:53" thestar.com In Photos: Leafs end their season with Game 6 sorrow The fans were pumped, the city was amped and the players went hard, wanting so badly to move forward. But in the end, the Leafs were eliminated... The Star's photographers Rick Madonik, Carlos Osorio and Steve Russell were at the ACC Sunday night to capture every energetic moment of Game 6.
"24.04.2017 03:05:03" thestar.com Hell of a game. Hell of a series. Hell of a season This Leafs team could be great next season. Not good, great. They have cap space and youth. These Leafs were tested, and learned that they can play with anybody. They will grow from this. A Game 7 would have been something, wouldn't it? Hell of a season, and there should be more to come, writes Bruce Arthur.
"24.04.2017 02:21:09" thestar.com Capitals knock out Maple Leafs in Game 6 Marcus Johansson ties the game late in third and nets series winner in OT in Game 6 at Air Canada Centre. And just like that, the Maple Leafs' dream season is over.
"24.04.2017 02:05:04" thestar.com End free CNE admission for people with disabilities, report says Issues arising from disabilities should be dealt with separately from those of financial need, advisory committee says. A similar change was originally set to take effect before last summer's CNE, but that proposal sparked a backlash from disability advocates.
"24.04.2017 01:05:02" thestar.com Jays' Devon Travis snaps out of skid as Jays beat Angels: Griffin Jays break out in eighth, ninth innings to support Marcus Stroman's complete game. For seven innings, the Blue Jays seemed on their way to wasting another quality start. But in the top of the eighth, second baseman Devon Travis snapped out of his early-season funk with the key hit in a four-run rally that gave Marcus Stroman a
"24.04.2017 00:35:03" thestar.com Rogers CEO's new obsession with customer service just makes good... The new CEO of Rogers is right to zero in on the customer experience. It's been shown to pay off. Rogers has been a consistently low performer in customer service, leaving customers to murderously obsess about the customer service in phone, cable, Internet, et cetera. At his coming out party this week (the annual meeting), Rogers CEO Joe Natale
"24.04.2017 00:05:05" thestar.com 'Party girl' stereotype factored into cabbie sex assault acquittal,... Dalhousie law professor Elaine Craig contends the Nova Scotia provincial judge erred in his assessment of the case, but that all lawyers must share... In a draft paper submitted to Canadian Bar Review, Dalhousie law professor Elaine Craig says Judge Gregory Lenehan deserved much of the widespread backlash he received following the acquittal of taxi driver Bassam Al-Rawi in March.
"23.04.2017 23:35:04" thestar.com Liberals accused of 'house-cleaning' of Tory appointees at refugee board Refugee and immigration appeals tribunals have let go 14 adjudicators and another 39 will have their appointments expire by the end of the year,... A slew of seasoned decision-makers tasked with hearing refugee and immigration appeals have either left or will depart from their job in what some call the Liberals' “house-cleaning” of Conservative appointees.
"23.04.2017 22:59:21" thestar.com What you need to know about the Maple Leafs and the Capitals in Game 6 Down 3-2 in the series, Toronto is hoping to force an all-or-nothing Game 7 Tuesday in Washington. It's do or die time for the Leafs tonight as they take on the Capitals at the ACC! Join us for our live game coverage!
"23.04.2017 22:35:02" thestar.com Tabloids: The return of the prince Harry's coming back to Toronto, Gwen's leaving Blake, and future heartbreak for Drake, of course. This week: Encoupling, decoupling, and the tabloids' favourite emotion, vengeance.
"23.04.2017 22:05:03" thestar.com A lot has changed since infamous TTC brawl after Leafs game: Keenan Video showed two TTC transit enforcement officers battling with a father and son in 2015. The ombudsman's investigation provides some reassurances... The images were kind of shocking: while the son was being restrained by another TTC employee, one officer repeatedly landed punches to his face; while the father was kneeling face-down on the ground, the other officer punches him.
"23.04.2017 21:35:03" thestar.com Edmonton police arrest two in dead toddler case Investigators were working to determine the exact relationship between the arrested, a man and a woman, and the little boy, who was estimated to be... A police statement issued Saturday night said the two were arrested without incident in northwest Edmonton earlier in the evening, that they were in police custody, and that charges were pending against both individuals.
"23.04.2017 21:05:04" thestar.com It's foolish to count Kathleen Wynne out: Watt The embattled Ontario premier believes she is doing the best for the people of the province and so does her team. They think they can win and she... Kathleen Wynne is not going anywhere. And that's for one very good reason — the premier truly believes she has a shot at victory, writes Jaime Watt.
"23.04.2017 20:35:03" thestar.com How poor tobacco farmer Henrietta Lacks became a medical superstar Henrietta Lacks died in 1951. But her "immortal" cells have sparked scientific breakthroughs, and have inspired an Oprah Winfrey movie. HeLa cells have become a basic and ubiquitous tool of biomedical research. And their discovery is owed to a African-American tobacco farmer from Virginia: Henrietta Lacks. Some 66 years after her death, Lacks and her cells live on in hospitals across the
"23.04.2017 20:05:04" thestar.com Don't drive high, highway signs tell drivers in Ontario Ontario's Ministry of Transportation rolled out a new message on its highway billboards this month, asking drivers to stay off the road if they've... There's a new electronic sign placed over Ontario's highways that features a perky, bright-green, crossed-out marijuana leaf: "DON'T DRIVE HIGH."
"23.04.2017 19:05:07" thestar.com How to cope with dating burnout: Papamarko “I was much happier when I wasn't spending tons of time on my phone managing my dating accounts, swiping or messaging back and forth with several... Do you feel like you've already gone on a mediocre date with every eligible bachelor/bachelorette in the city — twice?
"23.04.2017 18:35:07" thestar.com Capra's Kitchen raises the bar in Mississauga but needs work: Review The restaurant is a casual trattoria, with bare tables and servers in T-shirts. Mustachioed celebrity chef Massimo Capra brings good Italian taste to Mississauga's Clarkson Village. Just don't have the dessert.
"23.04.2017 18:16:48" thestar.com Macron and Le Pen projected to contest French election run-off Will the run-off be a duel between a young candidate with no electoral experience and a woman who remade the image of a party tainted by racism? #Breaking: Polling agency projections show far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron leading in the first-round French presidential election.
"23.04.2017 18:05:04" thestar.com Maple Leafs need better start to force Game 7, Babcock says | Toronto Star The Leafs are confident they can win Game 6 Sunday night and return to Washington on Tuesday. Nazem Kadri: “We don't need any convincing, we understand this is going to be our best game.” #goleafsgo
"23.04.2017 17:35:04" thestar.com High Park cherry blossoms will hit full bloom this week The sakura trees started to bloom this weekend. Nature lovers and Instagram users, assemble. High Park Nature Centre Sakura // Japanese Cherry Blossoms in High Park High Park
"23.04.2017 17:05:04" thestar.com Suburban homes might be cheaper, but beware the extra costs Though the suburbs can be a way to escape the red-hot Toronto market, the extra costs may not add up to great savings in the long term. At least one car, additional transportation costs, potentially higher daycare fees ... Is it worth it in the end?
"23.04.2017 16:05:07" thestar.com Kobe the dog found after being stolen from outside downtown McDonald's The Pomeranian-Shih Tzu, stolen on Wednesday, has been returned to his owner. Kobe is home, safe and sound.
"23.04.2017 15:35:05" thestar.com Study on ex-NHLers and concussions yields surprising results But the findings don't match how some players say they feel. "Now I've been getting a short temper ... and I don't know if that's a lack of an outlet or it's a physical or chemical thing," says former NHLer Bryan Muir.
"23.04.2017 15:05:06" thestar.com Caesars Entertainment chief cashes in on $210-million payout | Toronto... Mitch Garber credits smart partners and taking risks for 'incredibly lucky' windfall. Mitch Garber, the Canadian who heads Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s online gaming unit, scored one of the largest cash payouts to an executive of a publicly traded U.S. company — $210 million — thanks to a simple formula: Put a little money at risk and
"23.04.2017 14:35:03" thestar.com Ontario police are sharing carding data with Ottawa The province's counterterrorism plan, reviewed by the Star, raises fresh concerns about the use of personal information. "The police are really free to do whatever the hell they want and pass it on to whoever they want."
"23.04.2017 14:05:07" thestar.com Daughter-in-law pushes back on financial help from mom: Gallinger |... A mother wants to help her daughter, but her wife has made it clear they can make it on their own. What's a mom to do? Respect a daughter's independence and stay out of her financial life, writes Ken Gallinger. #EthicallySpeaking
"23.04.2017 13:05:05" thestar.com 'Defiance for science': thousands march in U.S., Canada and around the... They came in numbers that were mammoth if not quite astronomical. Scientists, students and research advocates rallied on Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference, the need for adequate spending for future breakthroughs and the general value of scientific pursuits.
"23.04.2017 12:05:06" thestar.com Study highlights barriers faced by police officers who become mothers Female police officers interviewed for a new study said they felt becoming mothers caused them to lose professional gains. “If you want to bring women in, and women are going to have babies, then you need to figure out how best to support that.”
"23.04.2017 11:35:05" thestar.com How Charles Sousa woke up from his housing hibernation: Cohn Foreign speculators be damned and banned. Domestic speculators, mind you, can carry on as before. While the Toronto housing market burned, Queen's Park slept. Last summer, Toronto homes were up a mere 18 per cent from the year before. Now, they are up 33 per cent.
"23.04.2017 11:05:06" thestar.com Homeowners fight fee imposed under 1891 deed | Toronto Star Financial obligations, such as a requirement to pay monthly dues for parks, beaches or roadways, are only enforceable against parties to the... Homeowners in Wychwood Park are fighting a fee imposed by an 1891 deed, which allows the trustees of the park to charge owners a monthly fee for maintenance.
"23.04.2017 10:35:03" thestar.com Toronto's sci-fi love for the Gardiner: Micallef The Gardiner is ugly, but it's useful, and maybe it's even beautiful: think of the Jetsons-like experience it affords flying through the thicket of... The Gardiner is ugly, but it's useful, and maybe it's even beautiful: think of the Jetsons-like experience it affords flying through the thicket of skyscrapers that embrace its length, says Shawn Micallef
"23.04.2017 10:05:09" thestar.com Control of environment controls stress when working from home | Toronto... Jewelry designer Alan Anderson's trick is to wear shoes to help keep him in work mode, and even though his home contains his workspace, he shuns... Stressed about working from home? Jewelry designer Alan Anderson's trick is to wear shoes to help keep him in work mode and shun wearing track pants while on the job, too.
"23.04.2017 09:35:05" thestar.com How to chop an onion without crying It turns out the reason why we cry when cutting onions has to do with the oil released during the chopping process. We tested out three techniques in hopes of mastering the art of the tear-free chop.
"23.04.2017 05:05:02" thestar.com Studios battling over James Bond movie rights | Toronto Star Sony's contract to market and distribute the films expired in 2015. Now four other studios are making their pitch to lead the franchise. A five-studio tug of war has broken out over James Bond.
"23.04.2017 04:05:03" thestar.com Cassini spacecraft sends us photos of a life-saving white moon: Mallick Is there not some way to move to Enceladus and sit in its planetary bath? And, if we did, how would it go? Scientists think there is a subsurface ocean in Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. This sounds promising. But even if humans made it to Enceladus, we'd wreck it.
"23.04.2017 03:32:17" thestar.com Donald Trump awards Purple Heart to U.S. soldier injured in Afghanistan Besides Barrientos, Trump met privately with about a dozen service members who are receiving care at the medical centre. Medal went to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded in action in Afghanistan during what is now America's longest war.
"23.04.2017 02:51:32" thestar.com Actress Erin Moran, star of “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” dies Moran was said to have been found unresponsive on Saturday. Actress Erin Moran starred in "Happy Days" as Joanie, the kid sister to Ron Howard's Richie Cunningham in the sitcom set in the 1950s.
"23.04.2017 02:35:04" Timeline Photos Feist is quite candid about how she got lost “in a fog,” felt “groundless and unrooted” and “couldn't get a foothold” amidst a “suffocating” tumult of “unknowable thoughts” during the unexpectedly long artistic fallow period that set in once obligations
"23.04.2017 01:57:37" thestar.com Chances of imminent war with North Korea 'wildly overblown,' U.S.... Perception there is a dramatically elevated possibility of imminent conflict is not supported by the facts. Despite recent sabre-rattling, U.S. policy has not changed significantly under Donald Trump, and Kim Jong Un's regime is more rational than the public believes, say experts on North Korea. That's the good news.
"23.04.2017 01:35:03" thestar.com Two Canadians added to most-wanted U.S. terror list State Department says Farah Mohamed Shirdon recruited and fundraised for Daesh, while Tarek Sakr provided sniper training for Al-Qaeda-linked... State Department says the individuals pose a serious risk of committing acts of terrorism that could threaten America's security, citizens or economy.
"23.04.2017 01:05:03" thestar.com Why flying on airlines is only going to get worse: Olive Lousy economics, climate change and congested airports are all weighing airlines down. United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada each had very public customer service gaffes in recent weeks. Star columnist David Olive says air travel is unlikely to improve.
"23.04.2017 00:35:04" thestar.com Snapping turtle hunt banned in Ontario Species, deemed to be at risk, needs to maintain its population, minister of natural resources says. From hunting to poaching, to habitat loss or being run over on the road, Ontario's snapping turtles face a number of threats.
"23.04.2017 00:05:06" thestar.com What would Donald Trump think of these TV presidents? From Veep to Designated Survivor, each of these fictional presidents has something the real POTUS might admire. What would Donald Trump think of these TV presidents? From Veep to Designated Survivor, each of these fictional presidents has something the real POTUS might admire.
"22.04.2017 23:50:03" thestar.com Former Star fashion writer David Livingstone dies Livingstone, widely respected as a sharp-witted curmudgeon with an intimidating intellect, died on April 20 of sudden heart failure at the age of 69. Former Star fashion writer David Livingstone has been remembered as 'the real deal' who 'called it like he saw it.'
"22.04.2017 23:35:04" thestar.com Driverless cars are learning from Grand Theft Auto The video game is one of the simulation platforms researchers and engineers increasingly rely on to test self-driving vehicles. In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren't enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. Which is why Grand Theft Auto V is in the mix.
"22.04.2017 23:05:03" thestar.com Fresh challenges await with home nursery remodeling: Reno Rookie |... As Matthew Chung and his wife await their first child, they take on the task of renovating their spare bedroom into a space for their little one. For the past two years, Matthew Chung has been working on making his east Toronto fixer-upper into a home he and his wife can be proud to live in. But now there's a new challenge — renovating a spare room for a new baby.
"22.04.2017 22:35:03" thestar.com Trump's hostility turns scientists into marching protesters Scientists are protesting around the world on Saturday. But in standing up for objective truth, scientists risk looking like they're not objective. Many Earth Day marchers say they were moved to action by U.S. President Donald Trump's policies and statements: his severe proposed cuts to scientific programs at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of
"22.04.2017 22:10:24" thestar.com Budding cannabis industry scores high-profile fans An Olympic gold medalist and former NBA star offer weed endorsements at a corporate trade show on the business opportunities in an exploding industry. "Where cannabis is going to be available in the future is everywhere," Olympic gold medallist Ross Rebagliati told the O'Cannabiz Conference and Expo in Toronto on Saturday.
"22.04.2017 21:35:06" thestar.com Raptors take 87-76 win over Bucks in Game 4 Saturday's win for the Raptors ties up the playoff series 2-2. #Breaking The Toronto Raptors took an 87-76 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, evening up the first round playoff series after what could have been a devastating loss for the franchise.
"22.04.2017 21:05:04" thestar.com Torontonians march for science on Earth Day Local march was one of at least 600 planned across 68 countries Saturday to protest the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump and his government. Carrying signs that read, “Little minds are listening” and “Don't have polio? Thank science,” thousands of science fans took to the streets Saturday at Toronto's March for Science.
"22.04.2017 20:35:04" thestar.com Who would have thought 'hey, nice teeth' would be the start of something... Aaron thought the woman who sent him a message was out of his league, but he wanted to give her a try anyway. Who would have thought 'hey, nice teeth' would be the start of something beautiful? This week's Dating Diaries: https://www.thestar.com/life/2017/04/22/who-would-have-thought-hey-nice-teeth-would-be-the-start-of-something-beautiful.html
"22.04.2017 20:10:06" thestar.com How celebrity house prices stack up against Toronto real estate |... What GTA homes Leonardo DiCaprio or Jared Leto could have traded their hot hangouts for. How would you like to live in a house as expensive as a movie star's?
As Toronto's housing prices continue to rise, real estate listings for homes in the GTA have begun to rival those in Hollywood and Manhattan in asking price.
"22.04.2017 19:50:04" thestar.com Have you seen Kobe? Dog stolen from outside Toronto restaurant Police describe the suspect as a 40 to 50-year-old man with a medium build, brown hair in a ponytail, and wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, and... Security camera photos released by police show a man approaching the tied-up dog, and then leading it away from the bench.
"22.04.2017 19:13:11" Timeline Photos The stunning firing of top-rated TV host Bill O'Reilly by Fox News this week over charges of sexual harassment tells us a lot about the current state of America's swirling political and popular culture.
"22.04.2017 19:05:07" thestar.com Your guide to Raptors-Bucks in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series |... The Star's Doug Smith has everything you need to know about game four of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Your guide to Raptors-Bucks in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series. The Star's Doug Smith has everything you need to know about game four of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Live coverage begins now:
"22.04.2017 18:35:05" Timeline Photos We're used to seeing the amazing every day on our screens. But at one of the last-ever shows of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus, 150 years of disappearing history still had the power to inspire awe.
"22.04.2017 18:05:04" thestar.com NDP government would pay for drug coverage, Andrea Horwath says |... Party leader unveils $475-million proposal that would see Ontario cover cost of “the most commonly prescribed essential medicines.” NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has unveiled her prescription for winning next year's election – universal pharmacare. Horwath unveiled the ambitious $475-million-a-year program to about 1,000 New Democrats at the party's annual convention on Saturday.
"22.04.2017 17:35:06" thestar.com Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers for first time in 2 years The long-range bombers, which can carry nuclear weapons, were also tracked by U.S. F-22 jets based out of Alaska. The Russians never entered Canadian or American airspace, and acted "professionally and safely" before returning to their home base, a spokeswoman said.
"22.04.2017 17:05:06" thestar.com Builders look toward rental properties amid housing shortage Financial viability remains the No. 1 issue developers face when deciding whether or not to build for lease. After years of being dormant, the purpose-built rental market is starting to come to life again as more developers consider building housing intended for lease.
"22.04.2017 16:35:05" thestar.com 93-year-old war veteran from Hamilton gets 2 years in prison after... Michael Yole's wish was to die in his own home. But a family dispute over the property and money grew violent. Michael Yole, 93, was sentenced to two years for attempted murder in a January 25 machete attack on his daughter-in-law.
"22.04.2017 16:15:00" thestar.com Mindy Kaling is the face of this unbranded ad campaign The TV spot, featuring actress Mindy Kaling, asks viewers to search Google for 'that place where Coke tastes so good.' Guess what the brand is.
"22.04.2017 16:05:16" thestar.com Tulip Festival celebrates 65 years This year's Tulip Festival will mark two special occasions – the 65th edition of the festival as well as Canada's 150th anniversary. Perennial Ottawa festival set to bloom bigger than ever for Canada's 150th birthday.
"22.04.2017 15:35:08" Timeline Photos This year, during Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, Newfoundlanders have less than half of those years to celebrate (and some residents of that province will be disinclined to celebrate that).
"22.04.2017 15:05:06" thestar.com Toronto's sci-fi love for the Gardiner: Micallef | Toronto Star The Gardiner is ugly, but it's useful, and maybe it's even beautiful: think of the Jetsons-like experience it affords flying through the thicket of... The Gardiner is ugly, but it's useful, and maybe it's even beautiful: think of the Jetsons-like experience it affords flying through the thicket of skyscrapers that embrace its length.
"22.04.2017 14:35:06" thestar.com Toronto's sci-fi love for the Gardiner: Micallef The Gardiner is ugly, but it's useful, and maybe it's even beautiful: think of the Jetsons-like experience it affords flying through the thicket of... The Gardiner is ugly, but it's useful, and maybe it's even beautiful: think of the Jetsons-like experience it affords flying through the thicket of skyscrapers that embrace its length, says Shawn Micallef.
"22.04.2017 14:05:06" thestar.com Trump's hostility turns scientists into marching protesters Scientists are protesting around the world on Saturday. But in standing up for objective truth, scientists risk looking like they're not objective. Scientists are protesting around the world on Saturday. But in standing up for objective truth, scientists risk looking like they're not objective.
"22.04.2017 13:45:14" thestar.com Made to order: Hospitals co-design solutions with entrepreneurs A new program at MaRS issued an open call to health-care providers to describe a challenge their institution faces, and then directed these asks to... Launched in conjunction with the Ontario government, the Innovation Partnership: Procurement by Co-Design Program is a “collaborative design exercise” aimed to help leading-edge technologies reach organizations and patients that need them most.
"22.04.2017 13:35:04" thestar.com Peel police discriminated against decorated officer based on race,... Peel police discriminated against a South Asian officer and devalued the South Asian community, a human rights tribunal has ruled. Peel police discriminated against a South Asian officer and devalued the South Asian community, a human rights tribunal has ruled.
"22.04.2017 13:05:13" thestar.com Capitals still have to prove they can be closers: Feschuk Washington is one game away from second round, but Leafs' Kadri shows how easily Capitals can be distracted. How will the Washington Capitals react now that they've carved out a 3-2 series lead?
"22.04.2017 12:35:04" thestar.com The death of Eva Ravikovich, the child who changed provincial daycare laws The agreed statement of facts, released years after Eva's death in 2013, tells the shocking events that took place the day the 2-year-old died,... The agreed statement of facts, released years after Eva's death in 2013, tells the shocking events that took place the day the 2-year-old died, left in a hot car by the owner of an overcrowded, unlicensed Vaughan daycare.
"22.04.2017 12:05:03" thestar.com College suspends, fines optometrist for professional misconduct Dr. Peter Spear, who opened Toronto Eye Clinic at Yonge and Eglinton about 30 years ago, admitted before discipline panel that his remarks with... Dr. Peter Spear, who opened Toronto Eye Clinic at Yonge and Eglinton about 30 years ago, admitted before discipline panel that his remarks with patient constituted professional misconduct.
"22.04.2017 11:35:04" thestar.com How Charles Sousa woke up from his housing hibernation: Cohn Foreign speculators be damned and banned. Domestic speculators, mind you, can carry on as before. What's been good enough all this time for Vancouver is now, belatedly, perfectly good and timely for Toronto, writes Martin Regg Cohn.
"22.04.2017 11:35:04" thestar.com Elizabeth Wettlaufer, ex-nurse charged in 8 deaths, has case put over to... In October, Wettlaufer was charged in the deaths of eight residents at nursing homes in Woodstock and London, Ont. The 49-year-old, who is accused of killing eight seniors in her care, appeared in court in Woodstock, Ont., where her next appearance was set for May 12.
"22.04.2017 10:35:03" thestar.com Husband of Deanna Leblanc describes his wife's final hours to jury Nurse Joanna Flynn is on trial for manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death. Michael Leblanc said that, until he spoke to nurse Joanna Flynn later, no one mentioned the words “life support” or “brain dead” to describe his wife's condition.
"22.04.2017 09:35:03" thestar.com My boyfriend is bothered by my promiscuous past: Ellie The couple want to work through the healing process together. "He says he needs to separate what I was like before from who I've been with him."
"22.04.2017 09:05:05" thestar.com George H.W. Bush gets hospital visit from son Former president George H.W. Bush was said to be gaining strength and in good spirits. Former U.S. president George H.W. Bush is under observation after recovering from a mild case of pneumonia.
"22.04.2017 05:05:03" thestar.com Aliens land on Gucci's runway: Menon The luxury brand's new Instagram ads suggest company's ready to shake off petty earthling concerns like social responsibility. "If you were ever holed up with Gucci models, you'd beg them to stop staring and maybe suggest a hot meal," columnist Vinay Menon writes.
"22.04.2017 04:05:04" thestar.com Why we tend to ignore climate change: Teitel | Toronto Star Our preoccupation with "Presentism" leads us to ignore climate change as it is not of immediate concern, Emma Teitel says. "People are much more interested in what's happening now — today. Things that are more far off in the future, people have a harder time getting motivated about."
"22.04.2017 03:35:03" thestar.com U.S. malls fight online stores with concerts, food trucks Mall owners across the country are grappling with record store closings and declining revenue from renters. With customer traffic sagging, U.S. retail landlords are using their sprawling concrete lots to host events such as carnivals, concerts and food-truck festivals.
"22.04.2017 03:24:15" thestar.com Kadri vs. Ovechkin subplot to Leafs' OT heartbreak: Arthur Justin Williams pushes Leafs to brink of elimination with OT winner, Game 6 Sunday night at ACC … hoo boy. As for this series, both teams deserve a seven-game series, writes Bruce Arthur
"22.04.2017 03:05:00" The topsy-turvy journey to the French presidential election From the 'fake jobs' scandal to unlikely frontrunners, the road to the presidential vote has been the most unpredictable in French election memory.
"22.04.2017 02:33:21" thestar.com Washington's Justin Williams beats Maple Leafs in overtime again Capitals take 3-2 series lead after teams go beyond regulation for fourth time in five games. #Breaking The Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Friday, and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series.
"22.04.2017 01:05:03" thestar.com Vacation's over: Obama set to return to public life next week But supporters of the former U.S. president might be disappointed since he won't be openly criticizing Donald Trump. After spending weeks in French Polynesia — including time on the yacht of movie mogul David Geffen along with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey — Barack Obama will return to Chicago on Monday for his first public event as former U.S.
"22.04.2017 00:35:05" thestar.com Toronto's view of Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend Annual show from debris trailing Comet Thatcher will light up the sky for Earth Day weekend. Get ready to stargaze Toronto! The skies will be putting on a meteor shower show this Earth Day weekend.
"22.04.2017 00:05:03" thestar.com Did Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock go too far in mocking Hillary... The conservative trio posed in front of a portrait of Hillary Clinton during their visit to the White House this week. After photos of their visit to the White House circulated online, some have referred to Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock as the "redneck holy trinity."
"21.04.2017 23:31:59" thestar.com Parkdale residents worry about condo developments Residents are concerned two new development proposals for condominium towers will drastically change their Parkdale neighbourhood. Some believe the proposed projects at the intersection of King St. W. and Dufferin St. will add too much density to the neighbourhood, and "really displaces something beautiful. ... I live in this area, and I feel like it's endangered."
"21.04.2017 22:55:36" thestar.com What you need to know about the Maple Leafs and Capitals in Game 5 All you need to know about tonight's game, which faces off at 7 p.m. The Toronto Maple Leafs are about to hit the ice against the Washington Capitals. We have live updates from Game 5 + fan action in Maple Leaf Square.
"21.04.2017 22:35:03" thestar.com Premier Kathleen Wynne's housing plan won't cool prices, realtors assert Market activity might slow down, but that won't necessarily make buying more affordable or rentals more available in the near term, realtors say. Kathleen Wynne's housing plan may slow down market activity, but won't necessarily make buying or renting more available, realtors say.
"21.04.2017 22:05:04" thestar.com Trudeau wise to hold fire over Trump's trade tirade: Hébert The prime minister needs to keep his powder dry until it's clear just what the U.S. president will do next. Canada is "Trump's latest punching bag," but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should hold off fire until it's clear what the U.S. President will do next, National Affairs columnist Chantal Hébert says.
"21.04.2017 21:49:25" thestar.com Boy, 6, dies after being struck by a vehicle in Scarborough The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at Halfmoon Sq. and Calverley Trail, in a residential area a block away from an elementary school. A 6-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle near a Scarborough elementary school on Friday afternoon, Toronto police said.
"21.04.2017 21:35:00" From the Starchives: This week in History From the Star vault! This week in Toronto's history features a lot of construction, and a lot of mania, from the start of building the CN Tower to Beatlemania. Check it out!
"21.04.2017 21:05:05" thestar.com Trump says young immigrants in U.S. illegally won't be targets for... The President said immigrants brought over the border illegally as children can "rest easy" and that his administration is "not after the dreamers,... Trump says that his administration is “not after the dreamers" but "after the criminals."
"21.04.2017 20:35:04" Timeline Photos The TTC's enforcement unit policy around reporting use of force “is not clear” and their training in dealing with people affected by mental illness is “limited.": ombudsman.
"21.04.2017 20:05:07" thestar.com Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 91st birthday with quiet day at home The queen is Britain's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, having become queen on Feb. 6, 1952. Happy 91st birthday Queen Elizabeth II! With gun salutes underway, the world's longest-reigning monarch will be celebrating quietly at home.
"21.04.2017 19:42:27" thestar.com The Arctic Ocean is filling up with billions of pieces of plastic, study shows A major ocean current is carrying bits of plastic, mainly from the North Atlantic, into pristine Arctic waters, a study published this week says. 300 billion pieces of plastic from toys, bottles, fishing nets and more have made their way up to the Arctic waters - and there's more on the way: study
"21.04.2017 19:05:07" thestar.com Why flying on airlines is only going to get worse: Olive Lousy economics, climate change and congested airports are all weighing airlines down. Even though airport horror stories seem to have reached their peak, business columnist David Olive argues that flying is only going to get worse.
"21.04.2017 18:35:07" thestar.com Arkansas carries out first execution in nearly 12 years despite legal... Ledell Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire at midnight. Arkansas executes its first inmate in 12 years after the U.S. Supreme Court clears way for the lethal injection of 51-year-old Ledell Lee. The state is planning 3 more executions before the drug expires.
"21.04.2017 18:05:07" thestar.com Is Toronto inhabited by 'a bunch of pigs?' Readers think so: The Fixer Our Thursday column about roadside rubbish struck a chord with people who are disgusted by wanton littering. "Now the U.S. is clean and Canada is filled with pigs," one reader said.
"21.04.2017 17:35:04" thestar.com York police arrest 104 after officers pose as child sex workers |... “We stopped 104 men from purchasing 104 children,” police say. 104 men stopped from "purchasing 104 children" after York Region police officers posed as child sex workers.
"21.04.2017 17:05:00" Chileans, Mexicans urge marijuana legalization on 'weed day' Marijuana users hold 'smoke outs' in Mexico and Santiago as part of international 4/20 events for cannabis legalization.
"21.04.2017 16:35:07" thestar.com Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles The 72-year-old singer of "Everybody Plays the Fool" and father of Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead in a car Thursday. Cuba Gooding Sr. has died at the age of 72 after being found dead in a parked car on a busy street on Thursday.
"21.04.2017 16:05:12" thestar.com York Region Police arrest over 100 men in child sex trafficking bust Police say they will provide an update on the multi-year investigation Friday morning. Most of the accused reside in parts of the GTA and Ontario, but the alleged offences occurred in York Region, police said.
"21.04.2017 15:42:05" thestar.com 'It's not a surprise': Morneau downplays Trump's sudden trade attack on Canada One day after Donald Trump sharply escalated his trade grievances against Canada, Finance Minister Bill Morneau downplayed the comments as, in part, a play to domestic U.S. politics. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he "doesn't see any source of friction" after Donald Trump's sudden trade attack on Canada.
"21.04.2017 14:53:19" thestar.com Halifax dog goes missing in Hamilton after being put on wrong flight The owner of Cooper, a labradoodle, says WestJet was "very apologetic." “But unfortunately apologizing can't bring him back,” she said. Cooper the labradoodle was supposed to be flying from Halifax to Deer Lake, N.L., but was mistakenly flown into Hamilton after boarding the wrong WestJet flight.
"21.04.2017 14:35:07" thestar.com A thorough beat-down leads to some soul-searching, and good quotes This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues,... Pro tip: If they play like that again tomorrow, they'll lose, it's pure and simple.
"21.04.2017 14:05:14" thestar.com Four years after the Rana Plaza disaster, Canadian Tire stands out — and... In Canada, progress on full supply-chain transparency has been slower than in Europe and the U.S. How Canadian Tire stands out in a disaster that killed 1,129 people and injured 2,500.
"21.04.2017 13:35:07" thestar.com Court hears wrenching testimony about the shooting death of Andrea... White's best friend Narissa Persaud testified in the second day of the murder trial surrounding White's 2014 death. “The last thing she said was, 'Bobby, I got shot. Bobby, I got shot,' ” White's best friend Narissa Persaud testified in court.
"21.04.2017 13:05:07" thestar.com French police had detained Paris gunman in February The French government pulled out all the stops to protect Sunday's vote as the Champs-Elysees attack Thursday night deepened France's political... The gunman, a 39-year-old man widely named as Karim Cheurfi, had been convicted of attempted murder of two police officers in 2003.
"21.04.2017 12:35:06" thestar.com Donald Trump comes after Canada The U.S. president's comments came only hours after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised Trump's willingness to listen to reason. "The fact is, NAFTA ... is a disaster for our country. We can't let Canada, or anybody else, take advantage and do what they did to our workers and farmers."
"21.04.2017 12:05:08" thestar.com Perfect storm of transportation, road closures coming this weekend Sports fans are better off leaving the house early to catch this weekend's soccer and hockey games. Planning to be out and about around the GTA this weekend? You may face some obstacles in your travels via TTC, GO Transit and on the Don Valley Parkway.
"21.04.2017 11:35:10" thestar.com Foreign buyer tax means uncertainty for Toronto budget City council forecast a record $716 million in revenues from the land transfer tax to balance the budget this year. A cooling real estate market could mean the city has to cut costs or find more money.
"21.04.2017 11:05:09" thestar.com Tenant advocates welcome plan to curb rent increases Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled Ontario's Fair Housing Plan during a news conference in Toronto on Thursday. Rent increases to be capped at 2.5 per cent on occupied private units built after 1991, under new provincial rules announced Thursday.
"21.04.2017 10:35:08" thestar.com TTC says it has cut down on subway delays TTC CEO Andy Byford said the numbers are "stellar." TTC says the total duration of delays on the subway and Scarborough RT system has fallen by almost 40 per cent since 2014.
"21.04.2017 10:05:10" thestar.com Wynne's housing plan won't cool prices, realtors assert Market activity might slow down, but that won't necessarily make buying more affordable or rentals more available in the near term, realtors say. Financially stretched house-hunters competing for the Toronto region's limited supply of housing won't wake up this weekend to a drop in home prices or bidding wars thanks to Premier Kathleen Wynne's 16-point Fair Housing Plan.
"21.04.2017 09:35:05" thestar.com At least 3 killed in anti-government protests in Venezuela The three killings bring to eight the death toll since protests began three weeks ago. Protesters are demanding elections and denouncing what they consider to be an increasingly dictatorial government in the country.
"21.04.2017 09:05:06" thestar.com Police watchdog probes senior's death Man died in hospital almost two weeks after an "interaction" with Toronto police officers. Investigators are now probing the death of a 65-year-old man who had been taken to hospital after an “interaction” with Toronto police.
"21.04.2017 05:05:05" thestar.com Opportunity knocks while young Leafs are taking notes: Arthur The Leafs are about more than just lessons now that they're two wins away from putting away the Capitals. They're learning lessons along this playoff ride but Toronto Maple Leafs can't forget the fact it is two wins away from winning series against Capitals.
"21.04.2017 04:05:06" thestar.com Pence praises Indonesia's 'tradition of moderate Islam' in latest stop... The U.S. vice-president said at a joint news conference with President Jokowi that the U.S. wants to strengthen its strategic partnership with... The vice-president added: “Indonesia's tradition of moderate Islam frankly is an inspiration to the world and we commend you and your people. In your nation as in mine, religion unifies, it doesn't divide.”
"21.04.2017 03:35:03" thestar.com Jury must weigh whether nurse who took Deanna Leblanc off life support... Thirty-nine-year old was discharged from a hospital after a knee scope Feb. 28, only to be readmitted March 2 “vital signs absent.” The Crown is alleging Flynn coerced Leblanc's husband into agreeing to take his wife off life support, although a doctor had just said not to give up hope.
"21.04.2017 03:10:04" thestar.com Hernandez's brain donated to sports concussion researchers Officials said Hernandez's brain would be donated to sports concussion researchers, ending a brief public dispute over its custody. The family arranged for researchers at Boston University to take custody of the brain.
"21.04.2017 02:46:32" thestar.com Raptors crash in Game 3 loss to Bucks Raps held to 30 points in first half en route to blowout defeat vs. Bucks. Milwaukee leads series 2-1, Game 4 Saturday. The Toronto Raptors suffered one of the worst defeats in franchise history, falling 104-77 to the Bucks in Milwaukee in Game 3 of their best-of-seven NBA playoff series. The Raptors now trail two games to one, with Game 4 Saturday.
"21.04.2017 02:05:04" thestar.com Two people die every day in Ontario of opioid-related causes, research... Ontario has seen an almost fourfold jump in the rate of opioid-related deaths over the past 25 years, according to a report published Thursday. Ontario has seen an almost fourfold jump in the rate of opioid-related deaths over the past 25 years, according to new research.
"21.04.2017 01:35:04" thestar.com WestJet to launch low-cost, no-frills airline later this year Company says the new carrier will start with 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals. WestJet's new carrier "significantly complicates the plans of other participants."
"21.04.2017 01:05:06" thestar.com I want to tell my married co-worker how I feel: Ellie The reader doesn't want to break up her own marriage, however. "I still love my husband, but I desperately want to tell my friend I still have feelings for him five years later," a reader writes to Ellie.
"21.04.2017 00:50:03" thestar.com The Kit nominated for two National Magazine Awards The magazine, published by Star Media Group, has been nominated in the Magazine of the Year and Portrait Photography categories. Fashion and beauty magazine The Kit, a Torstar Corp. publication, is counting Magazine of the Year among its two nominations for the 2017 National Magazine Awards.
"21.04.2017 00:35:02" thestar.com The power of female surgeons unmasked around the world thanks to a... Surgeons from Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital have joined the movement. Do you look like a surgeon? Read how a magazine cover has turned into a rallying cry for women surgeons from around the world. #ILookLikeASurgeon
"21.04.2017 00:16:28" thestar.com Sarah Palin dines with Trump at White House The former Alaska governor and former reality TV star brought along musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock as her guests. Sarah Palin invited Kid Rock and Ted Nugent to dinner with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House "because Jesus was booked."
"20.04.2017 23:55:03" thestar.com What you need to know about the Raptors and the Bucks in Game 3 The Raptors try to take a series lead when they face the Milwaukee Bucks this evening. #FeartheDeer? Nah. Follow our #livecoverage of the Toronto Raptors return to Milwaukee for Game 3.
"20.04.2017 23:35:03" thestar.com Marijuana enthusiasts say legalization will light up 4/20 celebrations Thousands gathered Thursday at Yonge-Dundas Square for the occasion they dub “better than Christmas.” "Don't trust the government!" prominent marijuana activist Marc Emery said bluntly. "We're going to have to work for every inch of freedom that we're gonna get."
"20.04.2017 23:05:05" thestar.com Reeling Blue Jays lose to Red Sox in extra innings Betts hits three-run double in 10th inning. Mookie Betts hit a three-run double off Toronto reliever Jason Grilli in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday afternoon.
"20.04.2017 22:35:04" thestar.com Investigators probe close call at Pearson as jet ignored tower instructions An air traffic controller had to radio an urgent command to the pilots of the errant jet to “stop” as the other aircraft took to the skies. There was a close call at Toronto Pearson International Airport today after the pilots of a regional jet ignored a controller's instruction and taxied into the path of another jet that was speeding for takeoff.
"20.04.2017 22:15:08" thestar.com Starbucks barista has social media meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino Braden Burson posted a video on Twitter complaining that the drink was difficult to make and he's “never been so stressed out” in his life. "Don't get the #UnicornFrappuccino!" Starbucks barista has a meltdown after making the "difficult" drink all day and getting "unicorn crap" in his hair and nose.
"20.04.2017 21:35:00" Bangkok begins ban of its world famous street food Thai authorities are banishing street food vendors in the capital as part of a clean-up drive by the military government.
"20.04.2017 21:24:39" thestar.com Carding protest derails Toronto police board meeting Meeting abruptly adjourned after activist Desmond Cole refuses to leave following deputation. “I plan to stand here in protest until you commit today, here and now, to restricting the police having our information going forward," activist Desmond Cole said on Toronto Police's "illicit" practices of "carding."
"20.04.2017 21:16:33" thestar.com Raptors close Jurassic Park for Game 3 because of lightning forecast "Due to . . . lightning and for the safety of our fans, tonight's Playoff Tailgate Party presented by LG is cancelled." You'll have to find somewhere else to watch the Raptors and the Bucks.
"20.04.2017 21:05:09" thestar.com Toronto Star Short Story Contest 1st-place winner: Cardinal I pulled out a recent journal and opened to a page close to the end. "I felt like a scattering of red birds." "In about two hours, once we started on rye, he would bring up Sam. Sam was The One. Sam got away."
"20.04.2017 21:04:48" thestar.com French officials investigate terror link after one police officer... Two officers have been shot on the Champs Elysees, according to French media reports. #Breaking: One police officer is dead, another wounded in apparent "terror attack" in Paris: French police.
"20.04.2017 20:34:23" Venezuelan protests leave three people dead Two students and a National Guard sergeant are dead after being shot during violent protests in Venezuela on Wednesday.
"20.04.2017 20:05:10" thestar.com Toronto Star Short Story Contest 2nd-place winner: 'Men at Night' Whatever was going to happen was inevitable, which in a different way made me feel like it was already over. "To distract myself from being afraid, I made up details about the two men's lives as they got closer."
"20.04.2017 19:31:26" thestar.com Wynne unveils plan to protect tenants and homebuyers Premier Kathleen Wynne announced measures to curb massive rent increases and a foreign buyers' levy to slow Ontario's real estate market. Wynne is immediately imposing a 15 per cent foreign buyers' levy — the non-resident speculation tax — to slow down southern Ontario's skyrocketing real estate market that the Bank of Canada has warned is unsustainable.
"20.04.2017 19:05:15" thestar.com Toronto Star Short Story Contest 3rd-place winner: 'Strawberries' By the time she got home that afternoon and I helped her carry in the berries, her sense of indignity had bubbled into anger. "My mother could cultivate berries, rhubarb — and grievances."
"20.04.2017 19:00:18" thestar.com Russian Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses, calling the religious... The Jehovah's Witnesses, which claim more than 170,000 followers in Russia, “pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public... Jehovah's Witnesses have been banned from operating in Russia as they “pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public security," a Justice Ministry attorney said in court.
"20.04.2017 18:35:06" thestar.com Will Auston Matthews follow up a Calder-worthy year with the captaincy? The Maple Leafs rookie should headline the list of the NHL's rookie of the year finalists, but will be joined by Mitch Marner or William Nylander? Auston Matthews is a favourite to headline the list of #NHL's rookie of the year finalists, but will he be joined by teammates Mitch Marner or William Nylander? #CalderTrophy
"20.04.2017 18:05:06" thestar.com Richard Simmons tells fans he's not missing, just 'under the weather' In a Facebook post, the 68-year-old Simmons sought to reassure followers — and listeners to a popular podcast — that all was well. "Aren't you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL Well by now you know that I'm not 'missing,' just a little under the weather," Richard Simmons wrote in a Facebook post.
"20.04.2017 17:39:30" thestar.com Aaron Hernandez found with 'John 3:16' written on his forehead | Toronto Star Former NFL star didn't leave a suicide note. Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell with 'John 3:16' written in red marker on his forehead after he hanged himself with a bed sheet, law enforcement sources say.
"20.04.2017 17:05:06" thestar.com Ottawa pilots 'name-blind' recruitment to reduce 'unconscious bias' in... Six federal ministries and departments will remove applicants' names from application forms to stop hiring biases against minority candidates. Ottawa's 'name-blind' pilot project comes on the heels of a Canadian employment study that found that candidates with Asian names consistently received fewer calls than counterparts with Anglo-Canadian names regardless of education.
"20.04.2017 16:05:14" thestar.com Drivers must first experience Gardiner angst to change their habits |... Traffic modeling experts say getting urban commuters to change their habits takes time. It could take weeks for Toronto drivers to move on from the loss of the Bay Street 'hot wheels' ramp when trying to move off the Gardiner Expressway.
"20.04.2017 15:35:08" thestar.com Ottawa too slow on clean tech investment, new report warns The annual report on clean tech says industry growth stalling, and Canada could fall behind without speedy money from Ottawa and private sector Canada's clean tech industry is calling for more help from government.
"20.04.2017 15:05:12" thestar.com Roadside trash reveals the worst of the human spirit: The Fixer By now, people should know better. But the accumulation of trash over the winter suggests we've learned nothing. The sides of our streets and highways in early spring reveal a lot about the true pace of intellectual evolution.
"20.04.2017 14:23:28" thestar.com Wynne unveils plan to protect tenants and homebuyers Premier Kathleen Wynne announced measures to curb massive rent increases and a foreign buyers' levy to slow Ontario's real estate market. Premier Kathleen Wynne is taking wide-ranging action to protect tenants from massive rent increases and homebuyers from being gouged.
"20.04.2017 14:15:06" thestar.com Bill O'Reilly and his Odious Factor: Paradkar O'Reilly's odiousness lay not in his espousal of right-wing views — much as he and his fan base want to believe his ouster is a left-wing... If the sexual allegations against Bill O'Reilly have been around for a while, why was he sacked this time? Here's Shree Paradkar's take.
"20.04.2017 14:05:17" thestar.com Budget will include funding boost for hospitals, Wynne says The hospital sector is struggling after five years of austerity funding from the province. Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario's cash-starved hospitals can expect some good news in next week's provincial budget. Wynne says her government has not intentionally squeezed hospitals as it has increased funding to other health sectors.
"20.04.2017 13:45:10" thestar.com Hospitals co-design solutions with entrepreneurs A new program at MaRS issued an open call to health-care providers to describe a challenge their institution faces, and then directed these asks to... Launched in conjunction with the Ontario government, the Innovation Partnership: Procurement by Co-Design Program is a “collaborative design exercise” aimed to help leading-edge technologies reach organizations and patients that need them most.
"20.04.2017 13:05:13" thestar.com United front on NAFTA tricky as war of words turns into full-fledged... Earlier this month, the PM offered Canada's full support for Trump's unilateral decision to launch airstrikes on a Syrian military facility in... Somewhat predictably, no amount of prime ministerial appeasement is turning out to be enough to keep Canada on the good side of the Trump White House, writes Chantal Hébert.
"20.04.2017 12:05:09" thestar.com St. Clair next in line for new TTC streetcars 512 St. Clair and 504 King routes bumped up list for roll-out of new air-conditioned, low-floor vehicles. Wondering when a new TTC streetcar will hit the rails on your daily commute? Check the full schedule here:
"20.04.2017 11:35:03" thestar.com Wynne to slap 15 per cent tax on foreign real estate speculators Premier Kathleen Wynne will roll out a 15 per cent “non-resident speculation” tax to help cool down southern Ontario's real estate market. Modelled on British Columbia's “foreign buyers' tax” in Vancouver, the levy would apply to home purchasers in the so-called Greater Golden Horseshoe who are not citizens or permanent residents.
"20.04.2017 10:59:49" thestar.com DVP Bayview-Bloor ramp closed after vehicle rollover Police have arrested one person for an alcohol-related driving offence. Toronto commuters, heads up. #DVP #trafficto
"20.04.2017 10:35:06" thestar.com Toronto Community Housing units set to close despite residents' pleas "I'm living here 30 years, this place is what I call home,” tenant Edna Rose said executive committee. City council will have final say over the closure at its meeting later this month.
"20.04.2017 10:05:16" thestar.com Kathleen Wynne insists she's not going anywhere despite concern among... "I've made a decision, with the support of my caucus, to go into the next election," Wynne told reporters. As provincial election looms, a defiant Premier Kathleen Wynne said she is not going anywhere, despite concern within the governing Liberals that her unpopularity is hurting the party.
"20.04.2017 09:35:05" thestar.com York school board's work has just begun: Editorial York school trustees have dismissed the board's controversial director of education. Now the hard work begins. At last York Region District School Board trustees have taken their first step to come to grips with the fear, racism, unprofessionalism and disregard of taxpayer dollars that have festered there for years. But the dismissal of Director of Education J.
"20.04.2017 09:05:06" thestar.com Loblaw to sell all its gas stations to Brookfield-led group for $540... The 213 gas stations will be renamed under the Mobil fuel brand as a result of Brookfield's agreement with Imperial Oil, which is the Canadian unit... Loblaw is selling all their gas stations across the country for $540 million to Brookfield Business Partners and its partners.
"20.04.2017 05:05:03" thestar.com Blue Jays confident they'll turn it around 'You play a little bit better than .500, you find yourself in the post-season.' It's no secret the Toronto Blue Jays' lack of offence has been a prevailing factor in the team's franchise-worst 2-11 start to the season.
"20.04.2017 04:05:03" thestar.com Man with cannibal fantasies gets taxpayer funded lawyer for murder appeal Appeal Court Justice Peter Lauwers says it was his role to determine whether James McCullough had reasonable grounds to contest his convictions for... Evidence demonstrated that James McCullough, then 22, killed and dismembered Alex Fraser, 20, after they took a taxi from Orangeville, Ont., to a hotel in London, Ont., in September 2013. Some of Fraser's arm was never found.
"20.04.2017 03:36:49" thestar.com He spent 103 consecutive days in solitary awaiting deportation and his... Kashif Ali, who was recently profiled as part of a Star investigation into immigration detention, testified in court Wednesday that he has been... The government has accused Ali of not co-operating with his removal, but Ali insists he has given them all the information he has and would happily be deported anywhere if it means he can get out of jail. Asked in court if he was opposed to his
"20.04.2017 03:05:03" thestar.com For Maple Leafs and Capitals, confidence game is a two-way street: Arthur The Leafs have already travelled a little further than anybody could have expected, but now they know what the next level looks like. The Leafs have learned a lot, they say. They say they can be better. Well, Game 5 is Friday. Now's the time, writes the Star's Bruce Arthur.
"20.04.2017 01:54:53" thestar.com Maple Leafs fall to Capitals in Game 4 showdown Eastern Conference quarter-final tied 2-2 heading into Friday's Game 5 in Washington. #Breaking The Washington Capitals took a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 at the Air Canada Centre.
"20.04.2017 01:38:59" Restored Ramses II statue unveiled in Egypt Egypt reveals a massive granite statue of Ramses II in Luxor on Tuesday after completing its restoration.
"20.04.2017 01:35:03" thestar.com 'It can't be that good': Loud sex sounds interrupt pro tennis match in... An outdoor professional tennis match came to a brief halt on Tuesday night after sounds emanating from a nearby apartment caused a distraction. "Frances Tiafoe was about to serve Mitchell Krueger during their Tuesday night match in the Sarasota Open when he paused and flashed a smile of disbelief over the sound of a woman moaning in pleasure."
"20.04.2017 01:05:04" thestar.com Illegal border crossings into Canada continue to rise Statistics from the Canada Border Services Agency show nearly half of asylum seekers crossing illegally into the country occurred in March. In total, 887 people were intercepted by the RCMP crossing the border in March, up one-third from the 658 who were arrested in February and more than double the 315 caught crossing in January.
"20.04.2017 00:35:03" thestar.com Why are people (mostly) monogamous? A study of these mice says it's in... A new study of the rodents is the first to link mammals' parenting habits to DNA. Mammals are a typically promiscuous bunch, but not the faithful oldfield mouse.
"20.04.2017 00:20:34" thestar.com Leafs fan proposes in Maple Leaf Square "I was more nervous about the game, actually," Beau DiCicco said of his proposal during Game 3. Under the twinkling jumbotron lights in Maple Leaf Square, Tegan Morellato said yes to Beau DiCicco's proposal of marriage. Minutes later, the Toronto Maple Leafs won Game 3 in overtime.
"20.04.2017 00:02:31" thestar.com Clearer process needed in hot Toronto real estate market, Tory says Officials hint that new rules and tougher penalties could help in the drive to cool the market. Mayor John Tory and Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa have hinted that changes to real estate industry practices could be part of the solution to cooling — without killing — the over-heated Toronto housing market.
"19.04.2017 23:35:03" thestar.com Woman's tale of two brothers wins Short Story Contest Toronto freelance writer and editor Nina Dragicevic takes $5,000 prize, beating almost 1,200 contenders. A female writer's haunting story about two brothers and their experiences of love, loss and loneliness has captured first place in the Toronto Star 2017 Short Story Contest.
"19.04.2017 22:55:04" thestar.com Everything you need to know about Maple Leafs and Capitals in Game 4 According to Bodog, the Leafs are no longer among the longest shots to win the Cup. The Toronto Maple Leafs are leading the series against the Washington Capitals. Will they take another win in Game 4? Follow our #liveblog for updates from the Air Canada Centre.
"19.04.2017 22:35:04" thestar.com Ontario election all about jobs, jobs, jobs: Hepburn Focus on employment could help Wynne improve election prospects "Wynne's wide array of “priorities” has left her vulnerable to charges that she lacks focus on the key issues that truly matter for the vast middle class of Ontarians who decide every provincial election. Those interests can be summed in three words:
"19.04.2017 22:05:05" thestar.com U.S. Navy redesigning submarines to better accommodate female crew... The redesign will include changes in the location of valves, how display screens are angled and designated washrooms, officials say. With women now serving on submarines, the U.S. Navy will be designing the first Navy subs built to specifically accommodate women.
"19.04.2017 21:32:07" thestar.com Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino tastes like sour birthday cake and shame:... Really, it does not matter what candies and medicines and emotions the coloured powders of this drink taste like — it only exists to be Instagrammed. It's only available until April 23, and once it goes away, we'll all wonder: Was it just a myth?
"19.04.2017 21:14:56" thestar.com King Edward Hotel's Crystal Ballroom reopens after 38 years The ballroom, which first opened its doors almost 100 years ago, is once again open for events, after having undergone $6.5 million in renovations. The Crystal Ballroom in the Omni King Edward Hotel has opened again for the first time since 1979. The "base price" to book an evening event in the ballroom is $50,000.
"19.04.2017 21:12:23" thestar.com King Edward Hotel's Crystal Ballroom reopens after 38 years The ballroom, which first opened its doors almost 100 years ago, is once again open for events, after having undergone $6.5 million in renovations. The Crystal Ballroom in the Omni King Edward Hotel has opened again for the first time since 1979. The "base price" to book an evening event in the ballroom is $50,000.
"19.04.2017 20:05:07" thestar.com Crowning Julia Roberts again not a good look for People: Menon Attempt to graft a grand social statement onto superficial glamour prize — The World's Most Beautiful Woman — blows up in editors' faces. "When the magazine announced Roberts had won the title for a record fifth time, the real message was: “Yeah, we're in a rut.”
"19.04.2017 19:34:01" North Korea video simulation shows attack on U.S. North Korean musical show to mark the birthday of founder Kim Il Sung ends with a mock-up video of missiles engulfing the United States in flames.
"19.04.2017 19:05:08" thestar.com New Rogers CEO targets customer service Joe Natale says Rogers shows 'signs of progress' in improving the customer experience. New Rogers CEO, Joe Natale, says the company has been showing 'signs of progress' in improving customer service.
"19.04.2017 18:59:44" thestar.com Fox cuts ties with Bill O'Reilly over sexual harassment allegations The most-watched cable news channel in the U.S. will announce O'Reilly's departure before next week, New York magazine reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources #Breaking: Bill O'Reilly fired from Fox News following sexual harassment accusations.
"19.04.2017 18:35:05" thestar.com Toronto police LGBTQ network deems it 'unacceptable' for city to donate... “We, as city employees, would feel completely devalued and unsupported by our employer should they fund this event at this time,” reads letter... Members of Toronto police's LGBTQ network say they will feel "completely devalued and unsupported" if the city funds the planned grant of $260,000 to the Pride parade.
"19.04.2017 18:05:06" thestar.com Trump got a record $107 million from donors for his inauguration, $5... Trump's haul was twice the previous record, set by Barack Obama in 2009. Previously, donors were only allowed to make contributions up to $250,000. Donald Trump received over two dozen million-dollar checks from corporations and wealthy individuals for his inauguration.
"19.04.2017 17:35:04" thestar.com Serena Williams Snapchats selfie that suggests she is pregnant Was the 35-year-old tennis megastar, in fact, pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January? Serena Williams posted a Snapchat selfie titled "20 weeks" just a few months after clinching her 23rd Grand Slam title.
"19.04.2017 17:09:20" Turning litter into handbags: Nigerian women make fashion acce... "Now I can pay my children's school fees. I can buy food for my family and also help my relatives through this job." Group of women in Yola, Nigeria, are making a living by picking up plastic bags off the streets and turning them into colourful
"19.04.2017 16:35:06" thestar.com Indigenous food scene taking hold in Toronto Two new indigenous restaurants set to open this spring offering gamey elk and Three Sisters soup Toronto will be getting two new indigenous restaurants, serving traditional delicacies like elk, pike, and whitefish.
"19.04.2017 16:05:11" thestar.com Woman breaks into Drake's L.A. home, raids rapper's fridge Police called to the house found 24-year-old Mesha Collins inside a locked room in the home surrounded by opened water and soda bottles. Woman on her worst behaviour after breaking into .@Drake's L.A. home and raiding his fridge for water and soda pop.
"19.04.2017 15:13:43" thestar.com York school board ousts controversial director J. Philip Parappally had been given until Tuesday night to respond to trustees' request to voluntarily leave troubled board. #Breaking: #YRDSB director of education ousted in the wake of a scathing report by the education ministry.
"19.04.2017 14:52:28" thestar.com Judge blocks Metrolinx from cancelling Bombardier contract In a highly anticipated decision, the court has granted Bombardier an injunction that prevents Metrolinx from terminating the $770-million deal for light rail vehicles. #Breaking: Metrolinx shouldn't be allowed to terminate its $770 million contract with Bombardier, a judge has ruled.
"19.04.2017 14:35:05" thestar.com Tim Hortons to serve freshly ground espresso bean latte Tim Hortons has only served lattes made from espresso powder thus far, except for limited market testing Tim Hortons hoping to make a latte changes by upping their java game with freshly ground espresso beans.
"19.04.2017 13:49:43" thestar.com Why calls for secularism in education is a facade: opinion Make no mistake, in Canada, secular means maintaining the traditions of the Christian majority. "If the true intent is for our schools to be secular, we would move toward one publicly funded system in which all the major religious holidays of our students are recognized and celebrated." #opinion
"19.04.2017 13:05:17" thestar.com Don't make 'basic income' an excuse for inaction: Editorial The vision of “basic income” cannot serve as an excuse for inaction in the here and now. “Basic income” could be a game-changer — if it is designed properly.
"19.04.2017 12:35:08" thestar.com Cop hurt, stolen truck up in flames in Burlington police chase The pursuit was called off when the suspect driver reached speeds of more than 140 km/h. Police are looking for three men believed to have stolen a second vehicle, a blue 2002 GMC Savannah van.
"19.04.2017 12:05:11" thestar.com Nets to be installed on Golden Gate Bridge as suicide deterrent system In May, contractors will begin installing temporary fencing along the bridge and will being making measurements to manufacture the net. Officials have debated constructing such an obstacle, confronting the question: Do barriers to suicide stop people from taking their lives?
"19.04.2017 11:35:12" thestar.com Sousa set to unveil 10 measures targeting housing affordability Ontario's plan will include rent controls and a new tax on speculators, and will be revealed ahead of next week's budget. "We've heard the frustrations by many who get caught in bidding wars and lose out and it's infuriating for many people . . . so all of those things are being addressed and they're coming out soon," the finance minister said.
"19.04.2017 11:33:35" thestar.com Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez found hanged in prison cell The ex-New England Patriots tight end was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. #Breaking: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez found hanged in prison cell. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted Friday in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fuelled by his anger over a drink spilled at a
"19.04.2017 11:05:12" thestar.com Toronto councillors open door for change to holiday store closings Proposed review was triggered by a grocery chain's successful challenge based on its prepared food offerings. A city committee wants a review of rules that force most Toronto's retailers to close on nine statutory holidays.
"19.04.2017 10:35:05" thestar.com Toronto ranks in top quarter for best cities for millennials The city comes in at number 24, with Amsterdam at the top. Toronto has an overall score of 93.10, but lost marks for nightlife, housing and transit.
"19.04.2017 10:05:08" thestar.com Publisher donates thousands of historical books to Ryerson U Publisher McGraw-Hill Education has donated thousands of historical books and documents worth $1 million to the Toronto university. Ryerson University has gained a slice of Canadian literary history.
"19.04.2017 09:35:06" thestar.com 'Amazing' how far we have come on LGBTQ2 rights, says Boissonnault "To see how far we've come as a country and as a people is really amazing," said Boissonnault. As the special adviser to Trudeau on LGBTQ2 issues, MP Randy Boissonnault has been working with advocacy groups to promote equality.
"19.04.2017 09:05:10" thestar.com Mother charged after she allegedly filmed herself abusing her 1-year-old... Janelle Andrea Peterkin, of Humble, Texas, has been charged after videos allegedly showing her baby son being abused surfaced on Facebook. The 23-year-old mother allegedly filmed and took dozens of pictures of herself beating her child — at one point placing a bag over his head and burning his hand with a lighter — because she was angry with the baby's father, according to media reports.
"19.04.2017 08:05:08" thestar.com Beloved polar bear unexpectedly dies at SeaWorld San Diego SeaWorld says Szenja, a 21-year-old female, died on Tuesday. Caregivers said Szenja had a loss of appetite and energy for about a week.
"19.04.2017 07:05:07" thestar.com Thwarted attack rattles France ahead of presidential vote French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said "terrorism . . . is a challenge that calls upon us, more than anything else, to come together." The interior minister said authorities arrested two men who allegedly “intended to commit an attack on French soil.”
"19.04.2017 06:05:04" thestar.com Travel Companions: 4 hiking and walking trips in 4 continents This week, we're lacing up our hiking boots and most comfortable walking shoes to explore Patagonia, New Mexico, Tanzania and Spain on foot. Whether you're only thinking of breaking in your first pair of hiking boots or have just worn through yet another pair, try one of these exciting expeditions on for size.
"19.04.2017 05:05:03" thestar.com What Trump tweeted (one thing) and what Trump did (the opposite) A list of events in Trump's presidency and campaign, along with the old tweets that turned out to be rather unfortunate. "They join an amazingly long — and growing — list of old Trump tweets that have become eerily applicable to Trump's own presidency in ways that scream “hypocrisy."
"19.04.2017 04:35:04" thestar.com Space Station supply ship honouring John Glenn launches in Florida Atlas rocket provided the late morning lift to orbit, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. John Glenn's trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station.
"19.04.2017 04:05:03" thestar.com Maple Leafs are much better, but their in-game operations crew still... It starts with the music. Time to pick something other than Bon Jovi and Ozzy Osborne. The first Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto in four years lived up to its billing. But something is wrong: the in-game operations crew.
"19.04.2017 03:35:02" thestar.com Donald Trump sours on Canada over 'very unfair' milk policy The Canadian dairy lobby and government say Canadian policies are not responsible for the crisis that has beset about 75 family farms in Wisconsin... “What's happened to you is very, very unfair,” Trump told the dairy farmers. “We're going to get together and we're going to call Canada, and we're going to say 'what happened?' And they might give us an answer, but we're going to get the solution, not
"19.04.2017 03:05:03" thestar.com Raptors have just enough to buck the Bucks: Arthur But Antetokounmpo and company are showing nothing will come easy for Toronto in first-round series. This Milwaukee team is thorny, coached by the brilliant Jason Kidd, and they have the best player in the series. Honestly, the Cleveland Cavaliers might be a better matchup, or at least a more comprehensible one. But to get to there, the Raptors have to
"19.04.2017 02:36:16" thestar.com Indian leader accuses Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan of being Sikh... In an interview, Amarinder Singh, a top elected official in India's Punjab province, called Sajjan and the other Sikh members of Trudeau's cabinet... Amarinder Singh, the top elected official in India's Punjab province, where Sajjan was born, made the explosive accusation in an interview on Indian TV in advance of Sajjan's trip. “I'm not going to meet him,” Singh said. “There are five ministers who are
"19.04.2017 02:11:15" thestar.com 4/20 boxing card highlights sports world's changing views on marijuana As sports and cannabis culture intersect, leagues and leaders rethink their relationship with weed. Local boxing promoter Lee Baxter says he didn't know the significance of April 20 when he booked the date to stage a fight card at the Danforth Music Hall. But when friends informed him that 4/20 is like Christmas for cannabis culture, Baxter ran with the
"19.04.2017 01:38:02" thestar.com Raptors top Bucks 106-100 in tight Game 2 Raptors squeak out a win in Game 2 by six points over the Milwaukee Bucks at the ACC in Toronto. #Breaking The Toronto Raptors have evened the playoff series with the Milwaukee Bucks after a 106-100 win tonight at the Air Canada Centre.
"19.04.2017 01:05:05" thestar.com Prince Charles, Camilla to visit for Canada 150 celebration Prince Charles and Camilla will travel in Ontario and Nunavut, and will be in Ottawa for Canada's 150th celebrations. The royal duo will be in Canada from June 29 to July 1, travelling in Ontario, Nunavut and the Ottawa area, where massive celebrations are planned for Canada Day.
"19.04.2017 00:35:03" thestar.com United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident On a conference call to discuss United's earnings, CEO Oscar Munoz started by apologizing again for the incident when a passenger was dragged off a... United CEO Oscar Munoz said Tuesday that he takes full responsibility “for making this right," and that no one will be fired.
"19.04.2017 00:10:04" thestar.com Slow-learning bees are as successful as faster learners, study finds The study also found that slow-learning bumblebees may live longer. A study shows that intelligence is not the 'bee' all and end all around your local hive.
"19.04.2017 00:05:04" thestar.com Dating apps and the elite go exclusive Secret dating apps like Tinder Select plucks the beautiful, rich and famous from the crowd to mingle in their own circles. Tinder Select, Bumble VIBee, Luxy and Raya are a few of the cafeteria mean girls in the high school of online dating. Their members are VIPs and among the “select” few.
"18.04.2017 23:50:03" thestar.com Overlooked tax credits and deductions that could save you thousands Knowing these lesser-known tax deductions and credits could save you hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars. It is almost April 30. Do you know how to save money?
"18.04.2017 23:35:03" thestar.com Star readers share their stories about Apple's service Star readers were enthusiastic about the company's service and ability to resolve tough problems. How has customer service been for you at Apple Inc. retail stores?
"18.04.2017 22:55:04" thestar.com Everything you need to know as Raptors play Bucks in Game 2 of playoffs The Raptors tip off at 7 p.m. as they try to even their series. Both Jurassic Park and the Air Canada Centre are packed and the fans are ready. It is time for Game 2 of the playoff series between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks. Follow for updates via our live blog.
"18.04.2017 22:05:06" thestar.com Canadian dairy farmers being 'very unfair' to U.S. counterparts, Trump says Canada imposing import taxes on ultra-filtered milk, a protein liquid concentrate used to make cheese, prompting Trump's comments. “We're going to get together and we're going to call Canada, and we're going to say, 'What happened?' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.
"18.04.2017 21:35:04" thestar.com Prescribed burns in High Park and Lambton Park on Tuesday Prescribed burns are a part of a long-term project to protect and sustain the city's black oak savannahs. Two hectares in Lambton Park and four hectares in High Park were burned to protect Toronto's rare black oak woodlands and savannahs.
"18.04.2017 21:34:29" thestar.com Thornhill woman sees positivity through pain of rare disease Rachael Caplan went from articling at a law firm to bedridden after a disease which causes chronic pain spread to her entire body. "The pain consumes her entire body, even when she's dreaming, leaving her essentially bedridden and confined to the top floor of her parents' Thornhill home."
"18.04.2017 21:04:10" TTC is asking for the board's permission to award $6.8-million sole-source repair contract to Bombardier. thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/18/scarborough-rt-vehicles-need-repairs-to-avoid-catastrophic-corrosion-failures.html
"18.04.2017 20:34:47" thestar.com Subway suing CBC over report claiming its chicken is roughly half soy A CBC Marketplace report in February said chicken at many of the chain's southern Ontario outlets was roughly half soy, which the chain denies. Subway is suing CBC for fowl play after a Marketplace report that claimed that chicken at many of the chain's southern Ontario outlets were "roughly half soy."
"18.04.2017 20:01:47" thestar.com Toronto Councillor Ron Moeser dies The fiscal conservative was first elected to Scarborough in 1988 and was known to vote his conscience. #Breaking: Toronto city councillor, Ron Moeser, has died. "Ron first and foremost made sure his Scarborough constituents were always top of mind,” council colleague Paul Ainslie said.
"18.04.2017 19:35:05" thestar.com Residents of Louisiana wrangle 7-foot alligator that emerged from storm... The alligator emerged from a storm drain behind a school, forcing residents to restrain it as wildlife professionals were called. The alligator was "just chilling" outside an elementary school after emerging from a storm drain, a resident said.
"18.04.2017 19:05:05" thestar.com Northern Ontarians suffer from poor health and access to care: report Health Quality Ontario says northern communities suffer from remoteness but also social factors that impact health. Life expectancy for Ontario's general population is 81.5 years. For northern residents it is more than 2.5 years lower.
"18.04.2017 18:34:26" Northern Iraq's all-female carwash A Kurdish woman in Sulaimaniya is challenging stereotypes by opening an all-female carwash to provide income to women in a region hit by an economic crisis.
"18.04.2017 18:05:04" thestar.com Toronto residents pin hopes on basic income Man who ended up on the streets says new pilot project to fight poverty could have made a huge difference to his life if it had been in place when... “I probably would still have all my teeth. And I wouldn't be so sick.”
"18.04.2017 17:27:01" thestar.com Apple planning to release new-look iPhone this fall for 10th anniversary The U.S. tech company is preparing three iPhones, including upgraded versions of the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the-line handset... Get ready for another round of mall lineups. Apple is planning to launch its most extensive iPhone lineup to date.
"18.04.2017 17:05:06" thestar.com Inflammatory bowel diseases on rise in Canadian kids under 5, study... Researchers found cases of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn's and colitis, in children under age 5 went up by 7.2 per cent each... Canada has one of the highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in the world.
"18.04.2017 16:20:05" thestar.com Cleveland Facebook killer has shot himself dead, police say “Steve Stephens was spotted this morning by PSP members in Erie County. After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself,” Pennsylvania... "Stephens shot and killed himself," Pennsylvania state police said on Twitter.
"18.04.2017 16:05:10" thestar.com Tougher rent control in Ontario puts new supply at risk, say owners Expanded rent control will discourage the development of new units, says the apartment owners' association. Instead of applying the same rent controls to units built post-1991, the landlords association is recommending the government consider two alternatives.
"18.04.2017 15:35:09" thestar.com Thornhill woman sees positivity through pain of rare disease Rachael Caplan went from articling at a law firm to bedridden after a disease which causes chronic pain spread to her entire body. Rachael Caplan can't go downstairs of her house and hasn't been outside since August 2016 but somehow, she seems unflappable.
"18.04.2017 15:10:10" thestar.com Small sidewalk holes could spell big trouble for pedestrians We watched as a woman in high heels stumbled after stepping into one of the holes in a Church St. sidewalk. A small hole in a busy sidewalk is a bigger problem than a large hole in a not-so-busy sidewalk.
"18.04.2017 14:35:08" thestar.com Most in Toronto back Ottawa cooling the housing market: Poll Meantime, a Royal LePage report shows prices continued to climb in the Toronto region in the first quarter. In the Toronto region, where home prices climbed 20 per cent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017, the median price of a two-storey home rose to $894,919 from $734,414 last year, according to a Royal LePage report.
"18.04.2017 14:05:07" thestar.com Ontario embraces no-strings-attached basic income experiment Province to follow trail blazed by Manitoba in the mid-1970s with plan to lift people out of poverty with unconditional monthly payments. This month, Ontario is launching its own pilot project to see what happens when low-income families receive monthly payments with no strings attached.
"18.04.2017 13:35:10" thestar.com School trustees have lost public trust — and outlived their role: Cohn For the sake of our future graduates, it's time to learn the lessons of history — by abolishing the anachronism of school trustee. Schools teach children life skills: how to think critically, behave respectfully, act ethically, assume responsibility. Why can't school trustees, entrusted with educating our children, aspire to similar standards?
"18.04.2017 13:05:10" thestar.com In the blink of an eye, Leafs lead series: DiManno After another wild game ends in overtime, Leafs are up 2-1 on the league-leading Capitals. The hardest-nosed Leaf and the biggest-mouth Leaf, Komarov and Kadri, almost unilaterally turned Game 3 into bedlam on Bay. #goleafsgo
"18.04.2017 12:35:07" thestar.com Wynne in tailspin amid debate over whether she can remain at helm Liberal fundraising is not going well, recruitment is proving difficult and the polls still have Premier Kathleen Wynne in third place. "They just don't like you, premier."
"18.04.2017 12:05:11" thestar.com Fielding Donaldson offers makes sense if Jays' season is lost: Griffin It's 12 games in, sure, but losing now and in the future is not an option. The warning signs are hard to miss. How ominous has the situation become?
"18.04.2017 11:30:24" thestar.com Trump budget cuts may threaten famous Harvard happiness study The study has tracked the same group of men since 1938, looking at human development over a lifespan to provide insight into what factors lead to a... Most of the budget for the longitudinal study comes from the federal government, National Institutes of Health, in particular, and every five years Harvard has to make the case again for why the American taxpayer should foot the bill for this work.
"18.04.2017 11:00:43" thestar.com Prescribed burns in High Park and Lambton Park on Tuesday Prescribed burns are a part of a long-term project to protect and sustain the city's black oak savannahs. From approximately 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the city will be starting prescribed fires as a part of their long-term project to protect and sustain the city's black oak savannahs.
"18.04.2017 10:45:07" thestar.com British PM calls early election for June 8 Theresa May is seeking a bigger mandate as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. #Breaking British Prime Minister Theresa May has called an early election for June 8, wanting a bigger mandate as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.
"18.04.2017 10:30:16" thestar.com No amnesty plan for past pot convictions amid legalization move: Goodale Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says not to expect a blanket pardon for people with records for possessing small amounts of the drug. The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
"18.04.2017 10:00:33" thestar.com Game 2: Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors, Tuesday preview Kyle Lowry vs. Malcolm Brogdon matchup to watch at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors are 5-6 all-time in Game 2 of a playoff series, and 4-1 at the Air Canada Centre.
"18.04.2017 09:00:29" thestar.com Ontario opens support centres for families of murdered and missing... Ontario hires Maggie Cywink, whose sister was slain in 1994, as special advisor during the national inquiry, set to start on May 29. Indigenous activist Maggie Cywink, who has campaigned tirelessly to call attention to murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, including her own sister Sonya, will act as Ontario's special advisor between the province and the families as the
"18.04.2017 07:05:06" thestar.com 5-year-old boy dies after being crushed in rotating restaurant in Atlanta The boy suffered a severe head injury when he became stuck between the rotating floor and the wall at the Sun Dial restaurant in Atlanta, Ga. Police called the boy's death a tragic accident, saying it wasn't clear how he became stuck.
"18.04.2017 06:05:03" thestar.com 117-year-old Jamaican woman now likely world's oldest living person Violet Brown has two caregivers and spends most of the day resting in the home she shares with her 97-year-old son. She says the secret to a long... Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chicken and celebrated her 117th birthday last month.
"18.04.2017 05:05:03" thestar.com Economic study supporting Blue Jays Dunedin funding bid written by... Jays' bid for public funding for Dunedin project includes experts whose credentials and work are in doubt. When reached by email, Jays president Mark Shapiro said the club wouldn't comment on the reports until after the April 25 county council meeting.
"18.04.2017 04:35:03" thestar.com Omar Khadr's criminal record in Canada shows 'absolute ignorance,'... The official criminal record in Canada contains oddities and errors that are at odds with how the federal government viewed him on his return from... The RCMP document also erroneously states that Khadr was sentenced to five concurrent eight-year terms for each of his five charges, In fact, Canadian courts have ruled Khadr was handed a single eight-year sentence on all counts.
"18.04.2017 04:05:03" thestar.com Leafs beating Caps on and off the ice: Feschuk Back-to-back overtime wins over Ovechkin's Capitals stir ghosts of playoff meltdowns past. The mismatch isn't David-Goliath, Leafs-Capitals, the plucky young underdog cowering in the shadow of the dominant giant. As Monday's 4-3 Maple Leafs win in overtime showed, Toronto's underdogs, suddenly ahead 2-1 in an impossibly entertaining
"18.04.2017 03:35:03" thestar.com Leafs trusted themselves, their system, their ability: Arthur They trusted themselves, their system, their ability. When they did panic — and there were long stretches when they were teetering on the edge of a... The Star's Bruce Arthur: It's been so long since there was a Leafs team you could like, and you could believe in. This is that team.
"18.04.2017 03:05:04" thestar.com Man charged with arson in Weston church fire Father Andrew Maderak recalls meeting the suspect several weeks ago.
"18.04.2017 02:40:02" thestar.com Leafs take series lead over Capitals with 4-3 OT win The younger Leafs blocked out the playoff hoopla, while the Capitals sealed their fate with a penalty in the final minute of the third period. Tyler Bozak scored in overtime — with eight seconds left in a power play — to put an end to a heart-stopping Game 3 and gave Toronto a 4-3 win Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
"18.04.2017 02:05:06" thestar.com Ugly start to season could accelerate Blue Jays' inevitable rebuild: Cox They're old, they're slow and at some point Toronto will need to start being a team that churns out significant amounts of major-league talent from... No, this is not good but it's not necessarily bad, writes Damien Cox.
"18.04.2017 01:15:31" thestar.com Trump to crack down on exemptions to 'Buy American' policies | Toronto Star Despite NAFTA protections, the move might hurt Canadian companies. President Donald Trump's plan to sign an order that will crack down on exemptions to “Buy American” policies signals that Canadian officials have a fight on their hands as they head into a possible renegotiation of NAFTA.
"18.04.2017 01:05:06" thestar.com Prince was prescribed oxycodone under another name: court document Affidavit unsealed Monday states that doctor admitted he prescribed oxycodone for music legend under an associate's name “for Prince's privacy.” A doctor who saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed oxycodone under the name of Prince's friend to protect the musician's privacy, according to an affidavit unsealed Monday.
"18.04.2017 00:05:04" thestar.com U.K. museum says tombs of five archbishops discovered below church Twenty coffins were discovered, including that of Richard Bancroft, the Archbishop of Canterbury who chaired the committee that wrote the King... "What we don't know, what we still don't know, is who else is down there."
"17.04.2017 23:45:00" Learn to fly with the crow pose: The Moves This arm balance still triggers my fear of flying, but it gently prepares your core for other high-flying moves.
"17.04.2017 23:05:05" thestar.com Should more stores be open in Toronto on holidays? City staff report urges public consultations on whether more retailers should be allowed to open for business, with retailers saying the current... The current system in Toronto is a pastiche of bylaws and exemptions that makes it difficult for consumers to know where they can shop on holidays.
"17.04.2017 22:35:10" Timeline Photos Robert Godwin, 74, hugged his family and said “I'll see you next time.” Then he was gunned down in a Facebook Live video allegedly by man looking for attention. The live-streamed Cleveland shooting is the latest in a growing trend of online violence.
"17.04.2017 22:05:07" thestar.com United says it booted couple from flight for trying to sit in seats they... The airline said in a statement the couple repeatedly tried to sit in upgraded seats they didn't buy and wouldn't move on a flight from Houston to... A couple flying to Costa Rica for their wedding later this week were removed from a United Airlines flight in Houston for not following crew instructions. They insisted they complied with a flight attendant to return to their proper seats, but a federal
"17.04.2017 21:59:00" thestar.com Go Dart Guy go. Leafs fans take 'Dartman' to meme-level fame The die-hard Leafs' fan stood out in a sea of red during Game 2 in Washington by rocking a large blue beard, blue-and-white face paint, and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Watch out Carlton the Bear, there's a new mascot in the city. Coming off a 4-3 victory in Game 2 of the playoffs against the Capitals, Leafs' fans have adopted “Dart Guy” or “Dartman” as their new hero.
"17.04.2017 21:47:30" thestar.com Is money an effective weight-loss incentive? | Toronto Star Apps and weight loss programs are offering cash for weight loss — and research suggests it's a good approach Many of us need extra motivation to reach for our running shoes or forgo that second treat. And there is growing consensus that when it comes to losing weight, a big-time motivator can be cold hard cash.
"17.04.2017 21:30:07" thestar.com Your guide to Maple Leafs-Capitals in Game 3 of playoffs | Toronto Star 'I think everybody...understands how big a deal it is here in Toronto.' Let's go Toronto Maple Leafs!
"17.04.2017 21:05:13" thestar.com The cheques poured in. The murders began The Osage Indians were forced onto Oklahoma territory, but got lucky when huge oil deposits were discovered, and royalties kept growing. Or so they... The Osage Indians were forced onto Oklahoma territory, but got lucky when huge oil deposits were discovered, and royalties kept growing. Or so they thought.
"17.04.2017 20:35:08" Timeline Photos The Toronto Maple Leafs will have one of their top defenders back in the lineup for a pivotal Game 3 against the Washington Capitals. Nikita Zaitsev is ready to return Monday night in Toronto from a suspected concussion.
"17.04.2017 19:35:06" thestar.com Author Katrina Onstad on how to reclaim your weekends In The Weekend Effect, author Katrina Onstad argues the importance of having leisure time and fighting back against work encroaching on our time off. When's the last time you had a truly enjoyable weekend — one free from checking work emails, rushing between appointments and, most importantly, one that left you feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the week ahead?
In her new book The Weekend Effect,
"17.04.2017 19:05:11" thestar.com Toronto homeowners cash out of hot real estate market as uncertainty... Many buyers and sellers are waiting to see what will come of Tuesday's scheduled government meeting over housing affordability. Many potential home buyers and sellers are waiting to see what will come of Tuesday's scheduled meeting between Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Toronto Mayor John Tory, who are expected to discuss ways to rein in
"17.04.2017 18:35:08" thestar.com Retailers want in on the pot market LCBO seems a likely choice for sales, consultant says, but others hope for more options. Recreational marijuana is about to become legal in Canada. How and where it will be sold, however, has been left up to provincial and municipal governments. https://www.thestar.com/business/2017/04/17/retailers-want-in-on-the-pot-market.html
"17.04.2017 18:05:05" thestar.com U.S. customs officials release photo of fake bomb found at Pearson An American man was arrested after the mock improvised explosive device stalled a Chicago-bound flight at Toronto's Pearson International Airport... U.S. customs officials have released a photo of a mock improvised explosive device that led to delays at Toronto's Pearson International Airport when it was found in a passenger's luggage earlier this month. United States Customs and Border Protection
"17.04.2017 17:35:07" Timeline Photos Watch out Carlton the Bear, there's a new mascot in the city. Coming off a 4-3 victory in Game 2 of the playoffs against the Capitals, Leafs' fans have adopted “Dart Guy” or “Dartman” as their new hero.
"17.04.2017 17:05:11" thestar.com Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal riddle: Govani After Prince Harry's surprise Toronto visit in time for Easter, could a wedding be next for Meghan Markle? (We don't mean hers.) After Prince Harry's surprise Toronto visit in time for Easter, could a wedding be next for Meghan Markle? (We don't mean hers.) https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2017/04/17/meghan-markle-and-prince-harrys-royal-riddle-govani.html
"17.04.2017 16:35:11" thestar.com About 21,000 set to arrive at the White House for Trump's first Easter... The longtime tradition dates back to 1878 and is one of the year's largest White House events. The Egg Roll is a longtime tradition that dates back to 1878 and is one of the year's largest events held at the White House. https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/04/17/about-21000-to-arrive-at-the-white-house-for-trumps-first-easter-egg-roll.html
"17.04.2017 16:05:10" Timeline Photos Rabbit rescue organizations are preparing for an influx of surrendered and stray bunnies as Easter weekend comes to an end. “They start becoming very hormonal and active little teenagers that like to poop and pee and start destroying things.”
"17.04.2017 15:35:04" thestar.com Prince Harry talks of 'total chaos,' dealing with long-suppressed grief... Harry said in an interview he “shut down all his emotions” for nearly 20 years and had been “very close to a complete breakdown on numerous... Prince Harry says after his mother death, he “shut down all his emotions” for nearly 20 years and had been “very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions.”
"17.04.2017 15:05:08" thestar.com Overlooked tax credits and deductions that could save you thousands Knowing these lesser-known tax deductions and credits could save you hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars. Here are four lesser-known tax deductions and credits that could save you some money.
"17.04.2017 14:35:06" thestar.com These are the angry white men derailing Trump The proposed changes to the American health-care system failed largely because of opposition from the far-right Freedom Caucus. The U.S. president's biggest problem is the House Freedom Caucus, three dozen hard-right Republicans delights in irritating Republicans in power.
"17.04.2017 13:35:07" thestar.com Mike Pence stands at Korea border and warns North, U.S. 'patience is over' Pence says U.S. is hopeful China would use its “extraordinary levers” to pressure the North to abandon its weapons program. Pointing to Trump's recent military actions in Syria and Afghanistan, Pence said, “North Korea would do well not to test his resolve.”
"17.04.2017 13:10:23" thestar.com Game 3: Capitals at Maple Leafs, Monday preview Stanley Cup playoff series swings to Toronto after Game 2 double-overtime thriller. Ready Leafs fans? Here's everything you need to know before Game 3 against the Capitals tonight!
"17.04.2017 12:41:02" thestar.com Winery owner's land deals make Niagara-on-the-Lake nervous about what's... The owner of Solmar Development built a large winery and now residents wonder what else he plans to build. GTA developer Benny Marotta built a large winery on Niagara-on-the-Lake and is buying land nearby. Some in town wonder what he really plans to grow.
"17.04.2017 12:05:16" thestar.com Garden of Earthly Delights turns painting into movement Celebrated Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard has turned Hieronymous Bosch's work into dance. It's an exuberant, highly theatrical dance that evokes in movement the contrasting human emotions, deep desires and existential fears Bosch captured in paint.
"17.04.2017 11:35:06" thestar.com Gardiner already backed up on first day of downtown ramp closure The eastbound off-ramp to Yonge, Bay and York Sts. was closed early Monday morning. Its replacement will be ready in January 2018, the City of... Day 1. 258 days to go. #trafficto #gardiner
"17.04.2017 11:05:12" thestar.com #ICYMI: She lost her legs, but found 'freedom' by getting back in the... Santanna Marrocco's legs were amputated after she was run over by a car in 2010. Three years later, she found Dealer, a retired racehorse, and... “The doctors looked at me like I was crazy when I said I wanted to ride again,” she says. But for Santanna, now 30, who has been riding since she was 8, never being on a horse again was no option at all.
"17.04.2017 10:05:14" thestar.com Canada moves to strip citizenship from man accused in Guatemala massacre Court documents claim Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes failed to disclose details of his military involvement. Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes concealed his brutal role in a 1982 massacre by the Guatemalan military in obtaining Canadian citizenship a decade later, the federal government says in newly filed court documents.
"17.04.2017 10:05:13" thestar.com Cold front brings chilly, wet weather to the city Temperatures will remain below 20 C throughout most of the week with rain starting Wednesday and lasting until Friday. Don't forget your umbrella at home this week — April still has some showers in store!
"17.04.2017 08:05:04" thestar.com Canadian men win first world rugby sevens cup The tournament victory came in Canada's 140th appearance on the circuit. “It's an unbelievable feeling,” said Nathan Hirayama, Canada's all-time leading sevens scorer with 1,047 points. “A lot of us have been on the scene a while and we came through some dark times, but to come away with that win was special.”