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"22.02.2017 17:05:15" Chris Brown is ordered to stay away from ex after he allegedly abused her Karrueche Tran has accused the singer of punching her in the stomach and pushing her down stairs a few years ago. The Grammy winner was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Karrueche Tran and not attempt to contact her after she wrote in court filings that Brown had repeatedly threatened her since December.
"22.02.2017 16:35:51" TTC union asks Bob Kinnear to quit hours after judge reinstates him President of Local 113 went to court after he was removed by the U.S.-based Amalgamated Transit Union. Bob Kinnear won a victory in provincial court on Tuesday afternoon, only to lose a “no confidence” motion from Local 113 of the Amalgamated Transit Union later in the evening.
"22.02.2017 16:00:02" First female sergeant-at-arms takes up post in Ontario legislature Former Halton police officer Jackie Gordon first woman to hold the job “It's also important for people to recognize that this wasn't a job that was given to a woman, it was given to a woman who earned it. That's the difference, and that's what is important to me. But I'm very happy to represent women and be the first
"22.02.2017 15:00:03" Laine-Matthews rivalry is bringing the show back to Canada: Arthur | Toronto Star Throw in the likes of Connor McDavid and Johnny Hockey, and this country's teams have more than their fair share of young stars. Matthews and Laine going one-two in the draft has, improbably, given Winnipeg and Toronto a rivalry. Both cities have spent the season shouting, Our Guy Is Better.
"22.02.2017 14:30:05" Why Arrival could win Best Picture: Howell Star movie critic Peter Howell handicaps the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the Feb. 26 Academy Awards. Today: Arrival. It speaks to the need for patience and understanding regarding strangers in our midst, an urgent message for Trumpian times.
"22.02.2017 14:00:02" Justin Trudeau's Hamburg speech hints at populist shift in Ottawa: Paul Wells But keynote speakers at the annual event in Germany have often seen their political careers evaporate. “Citizens across the political spectrum are looking for guidance. They're looking for leadership. They're looking for a voice,” Trudeau told crowds at the St. Matthew's Day Banquet in Hamburg last week. “And so far, they're feeling a little let down.”
"22.02.2017 13:28:26" Double agent for Israel and Iraq faces deportation from Canada — again Hussein Ali Sumaida, 52, worked for the Israeli intelligence services and the Saddam Hussein regime for many years. He came to Canada for asylum in 1990. “I just want to stay alive in Canada, even with no status. Just don't make me go back there and be tortured,” Sumaida told the Star.
"22.02.2017 13:00:02" Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack on Presidents Day Missouri-born U.S. citizen Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr. was arrested Friday when he arrived at a meeting with an undercover FBI agent he thought was a Daesh sympathizer. The undercover agent told Hester the supposed terrorist organization was planning on “killing a lot of people” in an attack “10 times more” severe than the Boston Marathon attack, according to the complaint. Hester approved of the plans and rejected the
"22.02.2017 12:53:31" Fog causing near-zero visibility in Toronto and parts of GTA Environment Canada warns of hazardous commute and issues fog advisory for Toronto, Hamilton and the regions of Peel, Halton, York and Durham. According to a statement released by the weather agency around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, the fog may cause severely reduced or near-zero visibility in some areas, which may make the morning commute hazardous.
"22.02.2017 11:58:43" Lawyer ads, referral fees under fire in Ontario law society report Law Society of Upper Canada report that comes on the heels of a Toronto Star Investigation wants tough rules to keep lawyers from crossing the line. “(Lawyers) should not be advertising a service that they are not intending to perform,” the report states.
"22.02.2017 11:00:03" TTC wants report on fares lost because of malfunctioning Presto readers The transit agency says that 8 to 10 per cent of card readers on buses and streetcars are out of service. Under a deal reached in 2012, Metrolinx, the provincial agency that owns Presto, is contractually obligated to compensate the TTC for forgone revenue due to Presto problems.
"22.02.2017 05:00:02" Former Hells Angels clubhouse demolished The old cinderblock house on Eastern Ave., once home to the Hells Angels' Toronto chapter, is in the process of being demolished. With its steel doors, windows strung with wire and concrete barriers to block police rams, it's no wonder Toronto media outlets often referred to the yellowed two-storey cinderblock house in Leslieville, as a “bunker.”
"22.02.2017 04:00:03" Who do you trust more? The food critic or the crowd As someone who tells readers where to eat, this was an interesting turn of the dining tables. Could crowdsourcing guide restaurant critic Amy Pataki to good food? As someone who tells readers where to eat, this was an interesting turn of the dining tables. Could crowdsourcing guide me to good food?: Pataki
"22.02.2017 04:00:02" Ontario teacher allegedly told students vaccines can lead to death Timothy Sullivan is accused of professional misconduct by the Ontario College of Teachers. Timothy Sullivan, a science teacher in the Grand Erie District School Board who was representing himself at a disciplinary hearing Tuesday, said he did warn students of the risks associated with vaccines.
“I teach science,” Sullivan told the Star. “You
"22.02.2017 03:38:04" Your Toronto Star A1 Pages Toronto Star A1 page for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
"22.02.2017 03:30:04" Blue Jays' starting pitchers prove to be deep thinkers: Griffin Starters want to work as late into games as possible. In this era of seven- and eight-man bullpens, many major-league starters seem to be looking over their shoulders for help once they reach 100 pitches, or once they have worked their way through six innings with the lead. Jays pitching coach Pete Walker
"22.02.2017 03:00:22" thestar.com A game of gratitudes can help your happiness: Pasricha | Toronto Star Pasricha shares the game he and his wife play every night called Rose, Rose, Thorn, Bud. If you can be happy with simple things then it will be simple to be happy.
"22.02.2017 02:00:00" The Queen's student who came back to life This Queen's student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here's how he came back to life: https://goo.gl/a9QbxR
"22.02.2017 01:00:03" Retirees find financial freedom in renting after selling their homes A growing number of homeowners are unlocking the equity in their houses, by selling and moving into a rental. The emotional and financial decision to rent rather than buy is becoming more common, said Royal LePage realtor Desmond Brown.
"22.02.2017 00:45:36" 'I'm getting burned!' Slaying the beast that was the Badminton and Racquet Club fire: DiManno It took 20 hours to throttle the 6-alarm Valentine's Day fire. Here's how it was done. From one alarm to six, the Valentine's Day blaze required a collective yeoman effort over three days: 520 firefighters, 167 fire engines, pumpers and three tower trucks with articulating booms, hazardous materials unit, dozens of hoses pumping
"22.02.2017 00:30:02" My heart attack at 39 was a wake-up call Kerrie Lee Brown thought she was too young and too in control of her life (or so she thought) to get a heart attack. "I just didn't believe it was happening to me. I was too young and too in control of my life (or so I thought). It just didn't fit into my busy schedule. Who has time for a heart attack?"
"22.02.2017 00:00:02" Canada to bring in 1,200 primarily Yazidi refugees by year end In addition to 1,200 government-assisted refugees, the Trudeau government says it also intends to facilitate private sponsorship of Yazidi refugees. Daesh, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is committing genocide against the Yazidi people and holding many of the religious group's women and girls as sex slaves.
"21.02.2017 23:00:04" Ontario's budget deficit drops to $1.9B Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the deficit for 2016-17 is now projected to be $1.9 billion, the lowest it has been before the worldwide economic meltdown nine years ago. Ontario is finally stanching the bleeding of red ink.
"21.02.2017 22:30:03" Spring weather expected to linger until Friday Environment Canada predicts a record-breaking high of 17 C on Wednesday, but temperatures will drop back down to seasonal averages by Saturday. Environment Canada predicts a balmy high of 17 C on Wednesday
"21.02.2017 22:00:03" Trump wants to prevent 'panic' over new policies that OK millions of deportations “This is not intended to produce mass roundups,” a Department of Homeland Security official said on Tuesday, about a memo that drastically expands the pool of those prioritized for deportation. “We do not have the personnel, time or resources to go into communities and round up people and do all kinds of mass throwing folks on buses. That's entirely a figment of folks' imagination,” a Department of Homeland Security official said.
"21.02.2017 21:30:03" Theft of more than a dozen snakes from Ontario home was likely targeted: police A variety of snakes, many of them venomous and deadly, were stolen in a targeted heist on Saturday evening, police say. Const. Phil Gavin said the targeted attack zeroes in on a wide array of snakes, most of which are venomous and all of which have potential to kill. They include a diamond-back rattlesnake, five varieties of cobra, a pit adder, several vipers and a
"21.02.2017 21:00:03" Milo Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart over pro-pedophilia comments Yiannopoulos' resignation comes just days after losing a book deal with Simon & Schuster and being disinvited from conservative convention CPAC over his comments. “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues' important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately,” Yiannopoulos said in an announcement.
"21.02.2017 20:00:04" Effects of racism on physical health should be better tracked, says U of T doctor Social determinants of health are often linked to racial inequality “For instance, if you're diabetic and the doctor is telling you to eat fruits and vegetables, if you are struggling financially, a fancy salad is not going to be feasible for you. Nor is a gym membership.”
"21.02.2017 19:00:03" What would Banksy think of Toronto's 'new' Banksy? A restored work by the famed street artist was used as part of a package of 'community benefits' to help ease restrictions on new downtown towers. “The thing is, artists like Banksy make pieces in their studios that they designate for sale,” producer Brian Greif told Artsy, a contemporary art website. “But the works they're making on the street aren't intended to be sold, or even saved.”
"21.02.2017 18:30:03" Parent of Tim Hortons to buy Popeyes restaurant chain for $1.8B Restaurant Brands International says it will pay $79 per share of Popeyes. “We're really excited we're adding another iconic and successful brand, one that has really rich Louisiana heritage that's going to resonate with guests all around the world,” said RBI CEO Daniel Schwartz in an interview.
"21.02.2017 18:05:59" New Trump memos outline his plans to deport millions of immigrants The memos instruct officials to deport anyone in the U.S. illegally who is convicted of any criminal offence. That could include people arrested for shop lifting or minor traffic offences. The memos do not change U.S. immigration laws, but take a far harder line toward enforcement.
"21.02.2017 17:04:38" Case of accused in Quebec mosque shooting to resume March 30 Alexandre Bissonnette faces six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder using a restricted firearm in the Jan. 29 deaths of six victims. Mohamed Labidi, vice-president of the mosque, attended Tuesday's court hearing and said seeing Bissonnette unleashed a wave of emotions, including compassion for the accused. “It hurts, especially when I see someone so young,” Labidi told reporters.
"21.02.2017 16:27:47" Neighbourhood policing at centre of Toronto force's plans for change The Toronto police board is set to debate the final 'transformational task force' report this week. Not impossible. But miles from easy.
"21.02.2017 16:00:03" Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo gets life-saving IV The premature baby hippo, named Fiona, is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Fiona is the first Nile hippo born at the zoo in 75 years. She was born Jan. 24 at 29 pounds, well below the usual. She's nearing 50 pounds now.
"21.02.2017 15:00:02" Police investigate anti-Semitic incidents at Toronto condo Residents of North York building say notes bearing swastikas were left on doors, and mezuzahs were vandalized. Mayor John Tory condemned the notes in a statement Monday. “At the foot of my door was the F-word, and a swastika,” said Helen Chaiton, who has lived in the building at 233 Beecroft Rd. for 18 years. “I am staying strong. I come from a family of Holocaust survivors.”
"21.02.2017 14:00:03" The Academy vs. the box office In a year when the art house dominates the Best Picture category, it's not just an honour to be nominated. It's essential to the bottom line of those movies. The low ticket sales of this year's best-picture nominees is calling attention to the huge gap between the Oscars and what movies people actually watch.
"21.02.2017 13:00:03" Jays' Marcus Stroman comes out to face his critics again: Griffin The 25-year-old right-hander believes the Blue Jays have the best rotation in baseball. While avoiding most of the requested interviews from mainstream media this spring, Stroman has ramped up his use of social media, mainly Twitter and Instagram, to connect with his fans directly.
"21.02.2017 12:00:05" Winter Stations celebrate 'soul of the city' For the third consecutive year, life guard stations in the east end have been transformed into art installations. Dotting the sandy shore of Lake Ontario from the foot of Woodbine Ave. nearly all the way to Balmy Beach Club, the winter stations will add some artistic curiosity to the chilly waterfront for the next five weeks.
"21.02.2017 11:00:03" Canada-U.S. border the final frontier for refugee-seekers It happens several times a day near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. — a taxi arrives, a family crosses the border; and the RCMP arrests the asylum-seekers, then takes them to be entered into an already overloaded system. Brad Curtis, an acting division chief with the U.S. Border Patrol said it loud and clear from the American side of the border in response to questions lobbed at him a few feet away in Canada. “A solution would be great.”
"21.02.2017 04:00:03" Trudeau tells rights group he 'regrets' answering English question in French The PM came under fire in January when he responded in French to a question posed in English at a town hall meeting in Quebec. “Canada is a bilingual country and, as such, I recognize that I should have answered questions in the language they were asked, be it in Quebec or anywhere else in Canada,” wrote Trudeau in a letter to the Quebec Community Groups Network. “You can rest
"21.02.2017 03:00:01" Timeline Photos With DeMarcus Cousins traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, Trade Deadline Week is off to a hot start and the Raptors may have another move to make before all is said and done.
"21.02.2017 02:00:02" The truth about the Mayweather-McGregor fight This week the buzz surrounding a potential showdown between retired boxing megastar Floyd Mayweather and UFC champ Conor McGregor increased in volume and intensity. The truth? It won't happen. New reports about negotiations, and social media bickering between the pair are best viewed as cynical publicity stunts, cooked up to generate headlines in the absence of actual events. And the fighters themselves are best viewed as promoters who each
"21.02.2017 01:39:03" Milo Yiannopoulos loses book deal, CPAC role over comments on pedophilia The Breitbart editor and pundit's publisher Simon & Schuster announced they had cancelled publication of his book 'Dangerous' just as the Conservative Political Action Conference disinvited him over a leaked video where he discusses pedophilia. The American Conservative Union founded and hosts CPAC, and in a tweet Monday, ACU chairman Matt Schlapp said that “due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to
"21.02.2017 01:00:01" Timeline Photos Our columnist advises that if you collect Air Miles or other loyalty plan points, use them regularly for merchandise, travel or cash discounts. And if you find yourself disadvantaged by a new rule that was not communicated properly, you have to speak up.
"21.02.2017 00:00:01" Timeline Photos For driving his car at 203 km/h in an area where the speed limit is 60 km/h, he has been charged for multiple offences, his license suspended and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He is scheduled to appear in court on Mar. 29.
"20.02.2017 23:00:02" Students in Hyperloop competition pioneering the 'fifth mode' of transportation Toronto and Waterloo students chosen for SpaceX's Hyperloop competition believe their work could “advance humanity.” They showed that the technology could work, but does that mean 30 minute pod trips to Montreal anytime soon? A Hyperloop would reduce the travel time from Toronto to Montreal to just 30 minutes. A downtowner could grab after-work bagels at St-Viateur and be back in Toronto in time for the Raptors game.
"20.02.2017 22:00:05" Why Hidden Figures could win Best Picture Star movie critic Peter Howell handicaps the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the Feb. 26 Academy Awards. Peter Howell's line: The Hidden Figures skyrocket reached the stars just by getting nominated.
"20.02.2017 21:00:03" Quebec cranks up maple syrup production amid internal revolt, rising foreign competition As producers in the province push back against quotas and restrictions, Quebec is adding five million taps over the next two years to its existing 43 million spigots. More than 90 per cent of the record 73 million kilograms of maple syrup made in Canada last year was tapped in Quebec, according to Statistics Canada. Yet the province's near-monopoly over the maple syrup market is loosening.
"20.02.2017 20:00:02" Trump association doesn't give brands a sporting chance Under Armour CEO was forced to backtrack after a backlash against his support of the U.S. President. The president who claimed he could strengthen U.S. companies has proven bad for sports brands' business. “If you're not paying attention to what you're doing, you're tarnishing your brand,” says sports marketing consultant Quency Phillips, president of
"20.02.2017 19:00:03" Maple Leafs would buck history if they make the playoffs this year Going from dead last to a playoff spot in the span of one season almost never happens.
"20.02.2017 18:00:03" Does this moose stand a chance? Beset by ticks, threatened by a parasite and vulnerable to warming, Canada's moose are under threat. How worried should we be? In Boan's Thunder Bay area alone, moose populations have plummeted by some 60 per cent in a decade, provincial wildlife management surveys show.
"20.02.2017 17:00:02" Friends seek answers as SIU probes death of 60-year-old Toronto woman The woman who died from injuries incurred during an 'interaction' with Toronto police last month has been identified by the Star as Amleset Haile. Six weeks after her death, friends and neighbours are eager to learn what happened in the moments before she 'She's not here to tell her story'
"20.02.2017 16:00:03" OMB Reform: Onward and upward City planning decisions are in the hands of people who are appointed and are not elected by by citizens. What's the best way to overhaul the OMB? Part 3 in a 3 part series. City planning decisions are in the hands of people who are appointed and are not elected by by citizens. What's the best way to overhaul the OMB? Part 3 in a 3 part series.
"20.02.2017 15:00:02" Scientists 'stand up for science' at Boston rally Hundreds from the science community attended the event, demanding that the Trump administration accept factual evidence on issues such as climate change and highlighted the importance of objective information when making policy. “I feel that we're in this public relations battle right now, and we need to recast our work as scientists, not as dispassionate data junkies, but as people that care about the world around us,” said Beka Economopoulos, one of the rally organizers, who is
"20.02.2017 14:00:02" Boy with autism gets hundreds of boxes of Kraft Dinner after his parents use the force of social media When six-year-old Everett Botwright wouldn't eat anything other than a limited edition Star Wars branded Kraft Dinner, his parents asked the Internet for help. The Botwright family calls the resulting outpouring of noodles, support and advice “magical.” The family has also received messages of support from individuals around the globe, including people who have kids on the autism spectrum.
“They're giving some us advice, some tips and encouragement, just saying, you know, 'We were in exactly in the same
"20.02.2017 13:00:02" Trump's 'Last night in Sweden' remark baffles a nation Twitter users were quick to ridicule the U.S. president's Saturday comment about the country with joking references to the Swedish Chef, Swedish meatballs and Ikea. Trump, meanwhile, cited a Fox News interview as his source. Swedes respond that they "don't have a clue" what U.S. President Donald Trump was referring to with his vague remark about something that happened "last night in Sweden" at a Florida rally.
"20.02.2017 12:00:04" New Zealand isn't an island after all; scientists say it's the tip of a 'hidden continent' Scientists say Zealandia, a mostly underwater land mass two-thirds the size of Australia, would have been immediately recognized as a continent — if it weren't for that pesky ocean. Think New Zealand is an island? Scientists say, think again.
"20.02.2017 11:00:03" Trump's revised travel ban to target same seven countries, says senior official The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that green-card holders and dual citizens of the U.S. and any of the Muslim-majority countries would be exempt. A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised after federal courts held up his original immigration and refugee ban, will target only those same seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya.
"20.02.2017 05:00:01" Brian Mulroney sings during cancer fundraiser at Trump's Florida resort Former prime minister Brian Mulroney sang “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” at the president's Mar-A-Lago estate Saturday. Sources say he also got a first-hand read on how the president viewed last week's meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The story behind Brian Mulroney's crooning during a Florida cancer fundraiser at Trump's estate
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"20.02.2017 04:00:02" Forget the White House, pay attention to our own House: Collenette It was a strong week for Canada on the global stage, but a shocking display of insults and ignorance were not our finest hour in Parliament. It should have been a good week for Canada, writes Penny Collenette.
"20.02.2017 03:00:03" The joys and downfalls of being part of a writing family Three writers, all out with new books, discuss scrutinizing the work of a loved one, living with the weight of a famous last name and how family can influence writing. “A lot of our marriage is discussing what constitutes the best possible second nut graf in a magazine feature. When we're off at some romantic getaway, having dinner, that's actually what we talk about all the time.”
"20.02.2017 02:00:02" With IPO, Canada Goose banks on all-weather migration: Jennifer Wells The company known for made-in-Canada winter wear has celebrity endorsements and a positive story to tell. But will buyers in new markets look beyond the parka? The Canada Goose leadership believes that what's good for the Goose is its laudable “Proudly Made in Canada” branding distinguishing it from such competitors as North Face, Arc'teryx and Patagonia.
"20.02.2017 01:00:02" How to detox from your smartphone Concerns about the “dark side” of technology — being hacked, tracked, robbed or becoming an addict — are behind the digital detox trendConcerns about the “dark side” of technology — being hacked, tracked, robbed or becoming an addict — are behind the Do you need a detox from your phone?
"20.02.2017 00:00:04" What do you write if you're a man with a broken heart? Calgary author Glenn Dixon's Juliet's Answer a fresh take on a wildly popular premise In the years since "Eat, Pray, Love" exploded onto the literary scene, memoirs chronicling women's heartsick pilgrimages to romantic cities have flooded the market. But we hardly ever hear from male writers in the same situation. Until now, that is.
"19.02.2017 23:00:02" Brian Mulroney sings for Donald Trump Former prime minister Brian Mulroney and musician David Foster made for an unlikely Canadian duo to entertain Donald Trump at his Florida estate Saturday night. "Mr. President, I hope this doesn't fracture Canadian-U.S. relations."
"19.02.2017 22:00:03" Mother reflects on having revenge fantasies to eventual forgiveness of her daughter's killer Wilma Derksen describes how she has gone from revenge fantasies to letting go in the 32 years since her daughter Candace's killing. It's an effort that continues even as the trial is still going on. "We never finish forgiveness. It's an impossibility to say I have forgiven completely."
"19.02.2017 21:00:03" The pied python pipers of the Florida Everglades Florida has turned to python-hunting Irula tribesmen from India to help capture the snakes. A look at how they're doing. After trying almost everything else to solve its invasive snake problem, Florida this year turned to python-hunting Irula tribesmen from India.
"19.02.2017 20:00:02" Overweight and famous in a nation of 'overwhelmingly thin women' Comedian Naomi Watanabe is 220 pounds, double the average weight of Japanese women her age. In this country of overwhelmingly thin women — most fashionable stores don't even stock sizes above M, and that's a Japanese M — Naomi Watanabe is challenging deeply ingrained perceptions about body image, showing that it's possible to be confident and
"19.02.2017 19:00:02" Charges laid after suspected drug lab explodes in Parkdale highrise Rachel Moore, 53, and Ararat Abryamyan, 43, are facing charges of negligent arson, and possession and production of Schedule II drugs. Police said the explosion was caused after occupants of the apartment mishandled combustibles during a drug manufacturing process.
"19.02.2017 18:00:03" How Dr. Rorschach blotted his way into history When Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised his test in 1917, he emphasized art, symmetry — and had some ideas on what results could mean. It was especially important that they not seem like a puzzle, a test, because Rorschach's paranoid patients had hair-trigger reactions to any hint of ulterior motives.
"19.02.2017 17:00:02" Cat wines get pawsitive reception from pet owners Catbernet and Pinot Meow among faux wines on tap for those who want to enjoy happy hour with their cats. Why drink alone when you can drink with your pet?
"19.02.2017 16:00:03" Letters reveal Jackie Kennedy's other love A set of papers have been found in locked red-leather cases at the family home of David Ormsby Gore, who died in 1985. "If ever I can find some healing and some comfort — it has to be with somebody who is not part of all my world of past and pain," Jackie Kennedy wrote.
"19.02.2017 15:08:17" This Queen's student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here's how he came back to life Tayyab Jafar was found on a sub-zero morning with no vital signs and a core temperature 16 C below normal. It would be easy to call what happened next a miracle, but it's not — though some on his medical team are stunned at the results. "A hypothermic patient isn't dead until the patient is warm and dead." Did Jafar die from an overdose, then get cold? Or did the drugs only render him unconscious, then he died because he became so cold?
"19.02.2017 15:00:03" Are U.S. border agents allowed to search phones and other devices? Digital privacy advocates are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are looking through travellers' devices. Here are some things to know about mobile phone searches and your privacy rights.
"19.02.2017 14:30:00" How does development get approved in Toronto? Why is this group of under-qualified and unelected members calling the shots on how our communities are getting planned? Part 2 in a 3 part series. http://projects.thestar.com/ontario-municipal-board-reform/planning-power-politics/
"19.02.2017 14:00:02" Cambridge councillor to be reprimanded for calling constituent a 'sexy gramma' City Councillor Mike Devine reportedly made lewd comments to a female constituent on two occasions. An integrity commissioner ruled Mike Devine violated the harassment section of the code of conduct for councillors under the Municipal Act after he called a woman a "sexy gramma" on two separate occasions.
"19.02.2017 13:00:03" Muslim group concerned about 'hateful gathering' outside Toronto mosque National Council of Canadian Muslims says the demonstration was a clear attempt to intimidate the Muslim community. The executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims says it's “deeply” disturbing that the Toronto anti-Muslim protest would happen less than a month after the slaying of six men at a Quebec City mosque.
"19.02.2017 12:30:03" Taxpayer-funded transit report kept secret by city | Toronto Star The city staff report contained several “initial” business cases on those and other projects that referenced work done by the consultants. A $100,000 consultant's report on the cost-effectiveness of future transit projects, including Mayor John Tory's SmartTrack plan and the Scarborough subway extension, has never been made public.
"19.02.2017 12:00:03" Desperate 22-year old triggered Roe v. Wade case that made abortion legal In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a constitutional right to privacy included the choice to terminate a pregnancy. Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that established a
"19.02.2017 11:00:03" Top 6 flowers best grown from seed sown right into the soil Nicotine, calendula, zinnia, sunflowers, nasturtium and morning glory will provide colour and fragrance. Not everyone who plants gardens understands there are some enormously productive flowering plants that are best grown from seed sown directly into the garden soil.
"19.02.2017 10:00:04" On military spending, there's more than one way for Canada to pull its weight: Paul Wells Donald Trump's administration wants NATO members to devote 2 per cent of GDP to military spending. By that measure, Canada falls short — but it's a misleading figure. At the end of a week of high international diplomacy, it is only natural that Justin Trudeau would be stuck handling questions about who pays the bill.
"19.02.2017 05:00:02" Leafs at 100: Tim Horton never got the chance to enjoy post-retirement career The former Leafs defenceman was thinking about his future when he opened his first doughnut shop, but he probably couldn't have dreamed how big the business would become. "No finer person, teammate or hockey player ever lived," stated his former teammate, long-time Leafs captain George Armstrong. #Leafs100
"19.02.2017 04:34:10" Your Toronto Star A1 Pages Toronto Star A1 page for Sunday, February 19, 2017
"19.02.2017 04:00:03" Man convicted for deaths of couple and grandchild assaulted in jail Douglas Garland was attacked Friday night in the Calgary Remand Centre where he is awaiting transfer to a federal institution. Triple murderer Douglas Garland was attacked by multiple inmates.
"19.02.2017 03:00:00" thestar.com Leafs adding four more statues to Legends Row Joining the likes of Dave Keon and Darryl Sittler, Legends Row will now include 14 statues. Wendel Clark, Frank Mahovlich, Red Kelly and Charlie Conacher will be the next Maple Leafs greats to get statues on Legends Row outside the Air Canada Centre.
"19.02.2017 02:00:03" Should Toronto get a neon sign museum? All the signs are there Businessman believes it is time for Toronto to immortalize its well-lit days gone by with an outdoor sign museum. Mark Garner, the executive director of the Downtown/Yonge BIA, believes the time is now for Toronto to immortalize iconic businesses of days gone by.
"19.02.2017 00:51:00" Trump rallies supporters, tears into 'dishonest media' at Florida rally Insisting he was the victim of false reporting, Trump said his White House was running "so smoothly" and that he "inherited one big mess." U.S. President Donald Trump said he was holding a campaign rally because 'Life is a campaign.'
"19.02.2017 00:30:03" SpaceX rocket launch halted 10 seconds before liftoff Saturday's launch would have been the company's second since a fireball destroyed a different rocket last September. SpaceX chief Elon Musk said engineers want to make certain the “slightly odd” position of an engine piston isn't representative of bigger trouble.
"19.02.2017 00:00:02" With urbanity denied in North York, what is Scarborough's fate?: Micallef Lastman had a vision for North York City Centre, but the very “downtownness” of it, a last step in making it a truly great neighbourhood, is being denied, Micallef writes. The Scarborough Subway comes with a lot of promise.
Though these political promises include economic benefits and increased mobility, there's also the implicit and explicit promise of the arrival of downtown-style urbanity to Scarborough City Centre, the
"18.02.2017 23:30:02" Beware the bogeyman who raids pension plans: Cohn Thank goodness we have auditors to catch out big bad employers up to no good. All hail our heroic auditor general, Bonnie Lysyk. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk's fanciful tale that she single-handedly stopped the government from reaching into the cookie jar boils down to a pile of cookie dough.
"18.02.2017 23:10:32" Mourners in 'shock' days after death of family in Brampton fire The funeral for Amina Kapadia, 19, and her parents Iftekhar Niazi, 48 and Jyoti Kapadia, 45, took place in the early afternoon on Saturday. Eight-year-old Zoya Kapadia was wheeled into a Brampton mosque Saturday morning on a stretcher, so that she could say goodbye to her parents and sister.
"18.02.2017 22:30:02" Wake up Toronto and tackle transportation: James Toronto and region need a huge injection of cash for transportation, starting now, Royson James writes. The very politician trumpeting inflationary property taxes is the one slipping his hand in your pocket for user fees for garbage collection and use of community centres and water and the bus ride and property sale and the kids' soccer game on an uneven
"18.02.2017 22:20:52" thestar.com Hundreds attend funeral for Rob Stewart, Toronto filmmaker behind 'Sharkwater' documentary Family, friends and fans filled the pews and lined the walls of a United Church in downtown Toronto to pay their respects. Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart was remembered Saturday as a lovable scamp who channelled his passion for the environment into a global movement.
"18.02.2017 21:54:13" thestar.com Explosion blows out windows of Parkdale apartment | Toronto Star Two people are injured after a high-rise apartment unit exploded Saturday afternoon. Several witnesses called police about the explosion in an apartment on West Lodge Ave. shortly before 3:30 p.m.
"18.02.2017 21:30:02" Why NHL players quietly cheer on the Maple Leafs (and others) | Toronto Star Success of big-market teams translates into more revenue and lessens the hit players are forced to take when it comes to escrow. Because when the biggest money-making teams are good, it makes a difference to every paycheque in the NHL.
"18.02.2017 21:00:02" Why millennials are becoming proud plant parents Long work hours, small living spaces and no pet rules have moved many to exercise their green thumbs. Unlike children, you can slowly kill your once beloved plants and dispose of them without any consequences, or even shame.
"18.02.2017 20:30:00" Toronto's famed hairstylist Robert Gage dead at 73 Robert Gage, a legendary Toronto hairstylist whose clientele was the who's who of Toronto is remembered fondly by friends. To the people who loved him and who had sat in his chair as he washed, cut and styled their locks, Robert Gage, was so much more than a hairstylist.
"18.02.2017 20:00:02" In what world is it laughable to drive a bus for a living? Mallick What jobs are socially acceptable to Conservative MPs, Heather Mallick wonders after watching the appalling reaction to Liberal MP Amarjeet Sohi's former career. A federal cabinet minister, troubled by the recent murder of a Winnipeg bus driver, stood in the House of Commons this week to pay tribute. He began by saying that he too had once worked as a bus driver. The room erupted, with mocking laughter exploding
"18.02.2017 19:30:02" Toronto school bans cellphones from class Earl Grey Senior Public School changes policy 'to minimize distractions in the classroom' for its Grades 7 and 8 students. “(Cell phones) are essentially the electronic version of talking in class,” Ryan Bird, spokesperson for the Toronto District School Board, said in an interview.
"18.02.2017 18:30:02" Removing military commander the 'right thing to do,' top general says Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff, stayed silent Friday on the circumstances that sidelined Vice-Admiral Mark Norman last month but said “was one of the hardest days of my career.” “I've known Admiral Norman my entire life. To have my vice-chief leave because I had to do it — I had to do it — but to have him leave was a bad day for me and a bad day for all of us,” Gen. Jonathan Vance said.
"18.02.2017 18:00:02" Canadian troops brace for Russian propaganda campaign “I think Russia will certainly see this as something to interfere with so we will take all the precautions we can,” Gen. Jonathan Vance says. Canadian troops preparing to deploy to Latvia are bracing for a Russian campaign of misinformation meant to undercut the credibility of their campaign, Canada's top general says.
"18.02.2017 17:30:03" The next leader of the Conservatives is ... one of these 14 Meet the contenders, disrupters, long shots and answers to trivia questions as the race's final nomination cutoff arrives this week. A reality television personality and political outsider is the perceived frontrunner in a large field of experienced politicians, and to the party establishment's surprise, could end up leading conservatives into the next election.
"18.02.2017 17:00:03" Farewell bash at Honest Ed's a party for everyone Centre for Social Innovation hosts goodbye bash with a focus on inclusive city building. Next week, Toronto For Everyone is throwing the “first, last and only farewell” party to Honest Ed's.
"18.02.2017 16:52:03" Turkish Airlines flight to Toronto evacuated after crew finds suspicious note in bathroom Cabin crew found the words “BOMB TO TORONTO” on the plane's bathroom wall on Flight TK-17 during its pushback from the gate. A Turkish Airlines official said the cabin crew found the words “BOMB TO TORONTO” on the wall of the plane's washroom.
"18.02.2017 16:30:02" Canada's self-proclaimed pedophile hunters doing more harm than good, police say A W5 investigation of the largest vigilante network of its type in Canada, the Creep Catchers, has found their smartphone cameras often don't tell the whole story. Critics say the group doesn't understand the law, and may be motivated less by a pursuit of justice as a pursuit of fame and social media reach, which can lead to money.
"18.02.2017 16:00:02" This group of American Islamophobes says it has 'a direct line' to the Trump White House ACT For America chapter president refers to Muslim civil rights defenders as "jihadists wearing suits." ACT for America is an organization that brands itself as “the nation's largest grassroots national security advocacy organization.” According to tax records, they have nearly 17,500 volunteers and 17 staff members, but the group's founder claims they have
"18.02.2017 15:30:02" Chris Spence to sue College of Teachers after losing licence Former Toronto board director also hires new legal team to take on University of Toronto to fight to keep doctorate. “For the Ontario College of Teachers to permanently revoke my teaching certificate over this matter is disproportionate and unprecedented and I will be fighting their process and their findings and their decision,” Spence said.
"18.02.2017 15:00:00" Nancy Elgie resigns from York school board amid uproar over ra... ICYMI: York Region trustee Nancy Elgie has announced she'll step down, saying her use of a racial slur has “brought undeserved distress”
"18.02.2017 14:30:00" Contested development Even if City Hall rejects a proposal for a massive condo tower, the Ontario Municipal Board can overrule the decision. http://projects.thestar.com/ontario-municipal-board-reform/contested-development/
"18.02.2017 14:00:34" Change your perspective with Sky Walker: The Moves If the dark days of winter and the dark side of the news have you feeling down, why not shift your perspective?
"18.02.2017 13:00:01" thestar.com Rash of Toronto gunfire feels awfully familiar: DiManno The spate of shootings in recent months brings back memories of the notorious Year of the Gun in 2005. Young men in cars, firearms in hand, witnesses scarce or uncooperative. And that, in a nutshell, speaks to the investigative difficulties of cops trying to solve gun crimes in Toronto, writes Rosie DiManno.
"18.02.2017 12:30:00" thestar.com Overdose of Toronto man shows system's cracks Police reported Thursday that the heroin the young man had consumed was believed to be laced with the more powerful drug fentanyl. Councillor Joe Cressy said the death of a man who frequented a downtown drop-in, is a "painful, real example" of someone who didn't get the full level of support needed because the resources weren't there.
"18.02.2017 12:00:03" thestar.com Metrolinx to Bombardier: 'stop blaming others' for your mistakes Transit executives excoriate Bombardier over delays to disputed light rail vehicle order. Metrolinx executives ripped into rail manufacturer Bombardier at a meeting of the transit agency's board on Friday, depicting the company as an organization in disarray and accusing it of spreading false information.
"18.02.2017 11:34:00" thestar.com Warm weather Family Day weekend may break records Temperatures will swing about 20 degrees in two days, climbing to 11 C on Saturday, said Environment Canada. Time for a picnic? Highs are expected to reach 11 C on Saturday, topping the day's previous record of 10.8 C set in 2011.
"18.02.2017 11:00:00" thestar.com Pride Toronto names Olivia Nuamah as executive director The new executive director of Pride Toronto is taking a positive view of the controversy following last year's parade. “We need to see tension as an opportunity,” said Olivia Nuamah, who was named to the position Friday, replacing Mathieu Chantelois who resigned last August.
"18.02.2017 10:00:00" thestar.com Here's what's open and closed in Toronto on Family Day 2017 Before you head out to enjoy the great weather, here's a roundup of what's open, what's closed and special events on Monday. It's Family Day weekend, and temperatures are expected to hover around 10 C — perfect for getting outside to enjoy the holiday.
"18.02.2017 05:00:11" thestar.com Ice Cube on school, the Oscars and NWA Five questions for rap veteran who's a star and executive producer of the new movie Fist Fight. Contrary to Ice Cube's image as a gangsta rapper with NWA and serious movie star in 21 Jump Street, Ride Along and Boyz n the Hood, he didn't go to a high school as tough as the one in Fist Fight, his new film.
"18.02.2017 04:34:07" thestar.com 2 dead, others stranded as storm lashes California Precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighbourhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows. The National Weather Service said it could end up being the strongest storm to hit Southern California since January 1995.
"18.02.2017 04:00:11" thestar.com TIFF's Next Wave Film Festival promises diversity, youthful energy The festival, which runs Friday to Sunday, will host workshops, competitions, and nineteen films, which are free for anyone under the age of 25. TIFF's hipper, more youthful sibling rolls into town this weekend. The Next Wave Film Festival runs from Friday to Sunday.
"18.02.2017 03:30:00" thestar.com Rachel Homan rink have eye on Winter Olympics Careers put on back burner, as Ontario team focus on curling. Rachel Homan and her team don't have much time for their day jobs. First, the Canadian women's curling championship that begins Saturday. The squad will also be in next month's world championship and next year's Winter Olympics.
"18.02.2017 03:07:21" Your Toronto Star A1 Pages Toronto Star A1 page for Saturday, February 18, 2017
"18.02.2017 03:00:27" thestar.com Choosing the right RRSP: Pape Not all RRSPs are created equal.
"18.02.2017 02:45:04" Georges St-Pierre agrees to UFC return Canadian fighter will bring such much-needed star power to organization dealing with absence of Conor McGregor. "He's back. I'm excited," said company president Dana White.
"18.02.2017 02:00:21" thestar.com Husband and wife among 14 arrested on fraud, money laundering charges One of the suspects was a fraud detection agent at a financial institution, said Toronto police. Police laid out a selection of the seized items Friday morning – stacks of debit and credit cards bound by bright blue rubber bands, expensive laptops and a selection of ID's allegedly based on false identities.
"18.02.2017 01:30:00" thestar.com Twin tragedies and a rare face transplant give survivor a second chance Two young men, both just 21, decided to kill themselves. One survived, but with a face destroyed by a gunshot. The other died. "He's still going to continue to love hunting and fishing and dogs — through me," Andy Sandness wrote to the young widow of the man whose face he received in a 56-hour surgery in 2016.
"18.02.2017 00:48:31" projects.thestar.com OMB Reform: Contested development | Toronto Star Part 1 in a 3-part series on the Ontario Municipal Board. What happens when the city of Toronto says no to two 38-storey condos at Yonge & Eglinton but the OMB says yes? Two 38-storey towers get the green light. Part 1 in a 3 part series.
"18.02.2017 00:30:12" thestar.com Canadian troops brace for Russian propaganda campaign Canadian troops preparing to deploy to Latvia are bracing for a Russian campaign of misinformation meant to undercut the credibility of their... “I think Russia will certainly see this as something to interfere with so we will take all the precautions we can,” Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff, told reporters Friday.
"18.02.2017 00:00:19" thestar.com The facts about fake news: Public Editor Fake news is not the news you disagree with. And neither is it what President Donald Trump says it is. Here are the facts: The charge of “fake news” is now being thrown at the mainstream media, by largely partisan critics, as an all-encompassing derisive epithet, largely devoid of its original, and accurate, meaning.
"17.02.2017 23:30:07" thestar.com Anti-Islam protest in downtown Toronto prompts spontaneous counter-protest “We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters,” a sign taped to the mosque's wall read. The group was also protesting Motion M-103, which made news this week as it was debated in the House of Commons, claiming it would violate freedom of speech rights.
"17.02.2017 22:52:26" thestar.com Donald Trump just called the media 'the enemy of the American people' Trump made the comment on Friday — the day after holding a swirling, hostile news conference — writing on Twitter that the media “is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Trump has taken to Twitter to slam “The FAKE NEWS media.”
"17.02.2017 22:30:12" thestar.com 73 TTC employees fired so far in ongoing benefits fraud scandal Police say TTC benefits were used in alleged insurance fraud. The allegations centre on a local orthotics store Healthy Fit. Police charged the owner of the store and two employees in July 2015, alleging that they took more than $4 million from Manulife Financial through false benefits claims.
"17.02.2017 22:20:04" thestar.com Crystal meth school assignment shocks Mississauga mom The mother of an Erin Mills Middle School student was shocked when her son's assignment was about crystal meth. The teacher, her son told her, said he should “act scared” when they are mixing the crystal meth, and “happy” when injecting it.
"17.02.2017 22:00:20" thestar.com Incredible dumbness of adults still undercuts little girls: Paradkar Girls still receive so much negative messaging that a Toronto ad campaign with global ambitions is taking it on by giving voice to girls themselves. Pressure on girls has intensified instead of easing up. They have to look pretty — as defined by euro-centric values — they have to be thin, and even sexy. The window in which to build resilience is rapidly shrinking: Paradkar
"17.02.2017 21:35:44" thestar.com Nancy Elgie resigns from York school board over use of racial slur Embattled school trustee says she has brought 'distress' to board, parents #Breaking York region trustee Nancy Elgie has announced she'll step down, saying her use of a racial slur has “brought undeserved distress” to the community and harmed the school board.
"17.02.2017 21:30:15" thestar.com The Brunny gets corporate facelift, but Rexall vows to maintain... Telltale turquoise branding of the Rexall pharmacy chain can be seen where the Brunswick House stood. Is the corporate takeover part of a trend in Toronto?
"17.02.2017 21:18:02" thestar.com Genie Bouchard's Twitter date was a racket: She already has a beau | Toronto Star Internet detectives believe it's St. Louis Blues prospect Jordan Caron. It looks like 'Twitter beau' is not the only man in the picture.
"17.02.2017 21:00:16" thestar.com Inquest called into death of First Nations artist Moses Beaver Beaver was found unresponsive in his Thunder Bay jail cell this week. The circumstances surrounding his death aren't clear. Beaver, 59, was best known for his vividly painted depictions of spirits and animals, usually outlined in black. He had struggled with mental health issues for years, and those who knew him said he should have been in a hospital rather than jail.
"17.02.2017 20:30:09" thestar.com Here's what's open and closed in Toronto on Family Day 2017 Before you head out to enjoy the great weather, here's a roundup of what's open, what's closed and special events on Monday. It's Family Day weekend, and temperatures are expected to hover around 10 C — perfect for getting outside to enjoy the holiday.
"17.02.2017 20:00:24" thekit.ca Kate Middleton's Beautician Does What with a Jar of Nutella?! Chocolate-hazelnut spread forever Instead of polishing off Nutella straight from the jar in, say, half an hour, Deborah Mitchell recommends slathering it right on the face.
"17.02.2017 19:37:12" thestar.com Donald Trump said 17 false things at press conference where he called... In a whirlwind hour-and-a-half in front of reporters, Trump made his largest number of false claims of any day in his presidency so far. Claim: “I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan.” Fact: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama all earned bigger margins in the electoral college than Trump did.
"17.02.2017 19:00:15" thestar.com Trump weighs using 100,000 National Guard troops to round up... A draft memo obtained by The Associated Press says the order could also affect millions living nowhere near the Mexico border. If implemented, the impact could be significant. Nearly one-half of the 11.1 million people residing in the U.S. without authorization live in the 11 states, according to Pew Research Center estimates based on 2014 Census data.
"17.02.2017 18:30:00" thestar.com Liberal MP swamped by hate mail, threats over anti-Islamophobia motion in Commons Liberal MP Iqra Khalid was subject of thousands of death threats, racist and sexist taunts. A YouTube video directed at Mississauga MP Iqra Khalid says, "She, the terrorist, the terrorist sympathizer, the terror inducer, the disgusting human being."
"17.02.2017 18:00:28" thestar.com Don't be fooled by the politics of smart: Salutin | Toronto Star When liberal politicians switched fealty from the working class and unions to the new professional class, they abandoned voters. Whatever happened to liberals? Sadly, they got smart, writes Rick Salutin.
"17.02.2017 17:34:12" thestar.com Cover Girl male model James Charles apologizes for Ebola comment Charles, who has 182,000 followers on Twitter, was criticized and apologized in an expletive-filled statement. “It was never my intent to offend anyone,” he wrote. “I feel awful for posting what I said.” Cover Girl called Charles' Thursday tweet “inappropriate” and not representative of the brand.
"17.02.2017 17:00:25" thestar.com Ottawa to settle lawsuit with three Muslim Canadians jailed, tortured in... Abdullah Almalki of Ottawa, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin, of Toronto, suffered separate ordeals at the hands of Syrian interrogators, acting... A settlement of their $100-million claim for damages would be the final dramatic chapter in a troubling and long-running post-9/11 saga.
"17.02.2017 16:30:11" thestar.com Kyle Lowry's outside game is strong | Toronto Star Raptors shooting guard photobombs DeRozan's shoot. Our favourite NBA backcourt bromance
"17.02.2017 16:00:30" thestar.com Ontario energy minister asks utilities to stop winter hydro... In December, Hydro One announced it would no longer do winter disconnections and promised to hook 1,400 customers back onto the grid. “At no point, under any circumstances, should a customer be put at risk over their electricity bill,” Thibeault wrote in a letter to utilities Thursday.
"17.02.2017 15:33:24" thestar.com Top 10 late night jokes about Donald's Trump's Thursday press conference... Comics Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden and Seth Meyers had much to chew on after President Donald Trump unleashed a... What was your favourite joke?
"17.02.2017 15:00:47" thestar.com Yonge Street project in North York might become casualty of budget debate Another motion throws a wrench in a plan to remake a stretch of Yonge St. from Sheppard to Finch Aves. Councillor John Filion, whose Ward 23 encompasses almost all the proposed "Re-imagining Yonge Street" project, says it "might be dead."
"17.02.2017 13:00:03" thestar.com Trump's pick to replace Flynn as national security adviser turns down offer, sources say Harward would have replaced Michael Flynn, who announced his resignation late Monday amid controversial allegations. Senior officials says Vice Adm. Robert Harward's decision was motivated by financial concerns about leaving his current job and the impact it would have on his family.
"17.02.2017 12:30:12" thestar.com Secrecy often chokes off public information from tribunal hearings Lots of personal information is heard at a public hearing at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and all of it can be reported. But trying to... Tribunals appear, on the surface, no different than traditional courts — with adjudicators, hearing rooms, dockets and generally open hearings — but they depart dramatically from open court rules. http://ow.ly/kOEN30961pb
"17.02.2017 12:00:03" thestar.com 73 TTC employees fired so far in ongoing benefits fraud scandal The investigation began in 2015, after allegations surfaced through the TTC's whistleblower program. The allegations centre on a local orthotics store Healthy Fit. Police charged the owner of the store and two employees in July 2015, alleging that they took more than $4 million from Manulife Financial through false benefits claims.
"17.02.2017 11:34:47" thestar.com Judge apologizes to parents of girl left in 'limbo' for years after... A 10-year-old girl has been in “legal limbo” for nearly half her life after she was “wrongly apprehended” from her mother who had failed a flawed... Legal limbo: A 10-year-old girl was shuffled between homes while her parents were 'ignored, demeaned and disbelieved' after the mother failed a drug test at the now discredited Motherisk lab http://ow.ly/ElSr3095WnD
"17.02.2017 11:00:00" thestar.com Toronto Western Hospital heist is one for the annals of weird crime: DiManno Thieves stole equipment worth an estimated $1.2 million from Toronto Western Hospital. Officials are 'puzzled' and 'disheartened' by theft of equipment worth an estimated $1.2 million from Toronto Western Hospital last weekend.
"17.02.2017 05:00:06" thestar.com Honouring Hurricane Hazel as a work of art City's museum curator seeks public donations of Hazel art for an April exhibition on the popular former mayor. She has inspired paintings, crayon drawings, even a Mississauga version of the Mona Lisa. Now former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion is getting her very own art exhibit to show off these tributes.
"17.02.2017 04:00:14" thestar.com Mississauga man loses appeal in death of developmentally delayed... Karina Neff's body found in woods in 2008. Osborne admitted violently assaulting his ex-girlfriend Karina Neff, 31, but his lawyer argued that, because he was developmentally delayed, he lacked the ability to form the intent to kill and was therefore guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter.
"17.02.2017 03:30:03" thestar.com Five other front page stories the Star could run after Trump's wild presser Here are the other headlines the Star could have run on Friday's A1. U.S. President Donald Trump gave a news conference for the ages at the White House on Thursday. He was wild. He was hostile. The stories we could tell. . .
"17.02.2017 03:00:16" thestar.com Bowmanville Zoo lions, camels marking new territory | Toronto Star Closure of Clarington facility meant 300 animals needed new homes. “As soon as they came, they just started running around. We had a few toys out there already for them, so they immediately started playing with them.”
"17.02.2017 02:00:19" thestar.com Denying access to full range of reproductive services a form of... The agency led by the status of women minister is funding a three-year project in Ottawa aimed at improving services for women who face barriers to... That is why the agency she leads is giving Planned Parenthood Ottawa nearly $300,000 for a three-year project aimed at improving services for women who face barriers to their reproductive rights, such as being coerced into either pregnancy or abortion, or
"17.02.2017 01:30:12" thestar.com Is the Weeknd taking a shot at Justin Bieber? | Toronto Star Let's be honest, no one knows. But fans are seizing upon the Weeknd's contribution to Nav's “Some Way” as the latest instalment in a romantic rivalry. Is this pop music's first great all-Southern-Ontario beef?
"17.02.2017 01:00:16" thestar.com Conservatives are wrong to oppose Islamophobia motion: Editorial |... By emphasizing a particular problem, we don't deny that other problems exist. Inclusion is not a zero-sum game. Every Conservative leadership candidate but one – the ever-decent Michael Chong – intends to oppose M-103 on the grounds that it singles out one religion above others and is an attack on free speech.
"17.02.2017 00:31:32" thestar.com Penguins captain Crosby hits 1,000-point milestone Sidney Crosby reaches mark with early assist against Jets in 757th career NHL game. The 29-year-old from Cole Harbour, N.S. reached the milestone with an assist on a Chris Kunitz goal midway through the first period on Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets.
"17.02.2017 00:30:10" thestar.com If Canada-EU trade deal doesn't work, it could be last pact of its kind,... Justin Trudeau's speech — the first time a Canadian prime minister has addressed the European Parliament — is a boost to free trade in the face of... The Trump-Trudeau meeting on Monday “paved the way for better relations between European Union and the United States of America,” Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, said.
"17.02.2017 00:00:17" thestar.com Washington health officials botched Zika tests, some involving pregnant... Health officials in the District of Columbia will redo more than 400 tests for the Zika virus, including for nearly 300 pregnant women. Accurate testing for pregnant women is particularly urgent because the virus can cause severe defects in developing fetuses, especially early in the pregnancy.
"16.02.2017 23:30:12" thestar.com Donald Trump says Michael Flynn was 'just doing his job' | Toronto Star The president says at a news conference that he was “not happy” with how information about Flynn's phone call to a Russian diplomat was relayed to... “I fired him because of what he said to Mike Pence, very simple,” the president said.
"16.02.2017 23:00:17" thestar.com President Trump and the women who surround him: Timson | Toronto Star Kellyanne Conway, Ivanka Trump and Melania Trump have faced legitimate criticism but also sexist remarks that should make feminists squirm. While these women appear — on paper at least — to have quite a list of accomplishments, it's their flaws that have made headlines.
"16.02.2017 22:30:19" thestar.com Monopoly voters toss out the thimble in contest for new pieces |... Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version after a worldwide contest. Out with the old... https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/02/16/monopoly-voters-toss-out-the-thimble-in-contest-for-new-pieces.html
"16.02.2017 22:00:28" thestar.com Expecting the unexpected while travelling in Trump country: Samosas and... Uzma Jalaluddin seriously considered cancelling a trip through the United States soon after the election of Donald Trump. But would her pretrip... When travelling in Trump country, I pack a beanie to hide my hijab.
"16.02.2017 21:30:49" thestar.com Genie Bouchard says she'll go on second date with Twitter fan after Super Bowl bet | Toronto Star Tennis star says 'for sure.' Bouchard, who documented much of the night on her Snapchat account, posted a video Thursday morning of herself opening up a gift from Goehrke, a pair of earrings from renowned jewelry company Tiffany's.
"16.02.2017 21:00:37" thestar.com $10,000 fine for Toronto homeowner who used agencies like Airbnb to find... Justice of the peace wants to send message to stop short-term rentals. The defendant was “thumbing his nose at the community and the city,” he said. “I hope this now helps in turn to prod city politicians to get their act in gear and speed up on this and get the regulation that's needed.”
"16.02.2017 20:08:36" thestar.com 'I'm not ranting and raving,' Trump attacks the press at wild news conference In a freewheeling White House press conference, Trump also said he asked the Justice Department to look into the intelligence leaks. “The leaks are real. The news is fake,” he said. "Tomorrow they will say 'Donald Trump rants and raves at the press," Trump said at one point. "I'm not ranting and raving, you're just dishonest people."
"16.02.2017 19:05:07" thestar.com Collision kills sister of First Nations artist Moses Amik Beaver |... Deadly crash comes just two days after well-known painter was found dead in Thunder Bay jail cell. The sister of Moses Amik Beaver has been killed in a collision in Thunder Bay, just days after the well-known First Nations artist was found dead in the Thunder Bay jail.
"16.02.2017 18:46:05" thestar.com Trump says he will introduce a new travel ban next week Trump says his administration will release a new executive order on immigration next week to — in his words — “comprehensively protect our country.” Trump isn't saying what the new order would do.
"16.02.2017 18:05:11" thestar.com Break point for Raptors after comeback win: Arthur | Toronto Star Serge Ibaka's failure to launch for victory over Hornets, in Raptors' last test before all-star break, delays process of finding out what they have... They were booed on merit.
"16.02.2017 17:05:10" thestar.com Marner hurt in Leafs' loss to Blue Jackets | Toronto Star Boone Jenner hit ends Mitch Marner's night in Columbus. Leafs slip night after seven-goal explosion vs. Islanders. Marner didn't speak to the media after the game, but Babcock said he would be evaluated Thursday. https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2017/02/15/marner-hurt-in-leafs-loss-to-blue-jackets.html
"16.02.2017 15:55:00" What would kids do if they were mayor? Grade 5 students from David Hornell Public School took a tour of City Hall. We asked them what they would do if they were mayor.
"16.02.2017 15:00:00" thestar.com Time to create a TTC transit museum, councillor says Joe Mihevc wants to showcase the agency's heritage during its 100th anniversary. But critics say the transit agency needs to focus on service and expansion. TTC customers riding outdated streetcars may sometimes feel like they're stuck in a transit museum, but one city councillor is reviving the idea of creating an official one.
"16.02.2017 13:41:15" thestar.com Black community's feelings trump Nancy Elgie's intentions: Cole |... Many people seem to think this crisis is a referendum on a white woman's character. No, this is a painful reminder that powerful people in this... Elgie's comments have pierced the hearts of black people and made it impossible for us to trust her with overseeing our children.
"16.02.2017 13:00:50" thestar.com Victoria College pays no property taxes on pricey Bloor land As Toronto council fights over every dollar in the city budget, valuable land goes untaxed thanks to 1951 legislation. The owner of top-dollar land under a swanky Yorkville mall pays zero property taxes to the city — a multimillion-dollar anomaly that infuriated councillors fighting over “scraps” to fund vital services.
"16.02.2017 12:22:44" thestar.com If Canada-EU trade deal doesn't work, it could be last pact of its kind,... Justin Trudeau's speech — the first time a Canadian prime minister has addressed the European Parliament — is a boost to free trade in the face of... “The anxiety people have towards the economy and trade — the worry that our kids won't have access to the same jobs and opportunities that we had — can be addressed only if we ensure that trade is inclusive, so that everyone benefits,” Trudeau said.
"16.02.2017 12:00:00" thestar.com Watchdog's refusal to name Canadian bank fined $1.2M called 'unconscionable' | Toronto Star The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada tracked reaction to the decision and noted nearly unanimous criticism from experts, journalists and the public. The Star and the Vancouver-based National Observer published details of the events that triggered the fine, including 1,200 suspicious transactions involving a convicted fraudster named Andrew Strempler, a Winnipegger who made millions in the online drug
"16.02.2017 11:38:47" thestar.com Toronto council approves 2017 budget The budget that almost wasn't includes a property tax rate hike that means $90 extra for the average homeowner. While you were sleeping, Toronto council passed a budget that Mayor John Tory said kept property taxes "reasonable" but that critics said fails Toronto's most vulnerable.
"16.02.2017 11:00:00" thestar.com Toronto housing called 'bubble,' as new listings fall rapidly Across the country, home sales declined 1.3 per cent between December and January. The report showed dollar volume of Greater Toronto residential property sales rose 35.6 per cent year over year in January, compared to a 2.1 per cent national average rise.
"16.02.2017 10:00:06" thestar.com Experts say most small Canadian businesses not ready to take advantage of CETA Only about 40,000 of Canada's one million small- and medium-sized businesses are exporters. While some Canadian companies are eager to boost exports to Europe, small firms that make up the vast majority of businesses lack the global ambition to take advantage of CETA, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.
"16.02.2017 05:00:03" thestar.com Raptors await Ibaka bounce after all-star break Power forward Serge Ibaka talks pressure while getting up to speed after trade from Orlando. Serge Ibaka joins a team that's been struggling mightily, with loss after loss after loss piling up and the promise of a 22-8 start to the NBA season having given way to more than a month of disappointment.
"16.02.2017 04:00:04" Dan Aykroyd will guest star on Workin' Moms Canadian actor known for Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters to play dad of Catherine Reitman's character. Actor Dan Aykroyd will guest star on the Feb. 21 episode.
"16.02.2017 03:32:32" thestar.com Man shoots himself in leg while trying to make bullet necklace Police are reminding residents not to manipulate ammunition. An Oshawa man is recovering from surgery after he shot himself in the leg while trying to pull apart a bullet with vise grips.
"16.02.2017 03:11:58" thestar.com Senate bill to protect journalist sources gets media backing "It's of particular concern to me that Canada is one of a few . . . Western democracies without some form of journalist shield law," said Michael Cooke, editor of the Toronto Star. Editors from some of the country's largest news organizations are backing a Senate bill that aims to protect confidential sources from unwarranted police intrusion.
"16.02.2017 03:00:03" Do your wedding vows include 'Would you like fries with that?' That's a problem: Menon Taco Bell's new wedding promotion another mark of crazy times. These are crazy times.
"16.02.2017 02:30:59" thestar.com WestJet pilot buys pizza for stranded Air Canada passengers The passengers on a flight from Toronto to St. John's were rerouted late at night to Fredericton with nothing to eat. WestJet: 1, Air Canada: 0.
"16.02.2017 02:11:14" thestar.com Bouchard pays off Super Bowl bet with date at Nets game Bouchard and Patriots fan take in Brooklyn Nets game after Twitter challenge. Eugenie Bouchard went on a date with a New England Patriots fan on Wednesday night after the two agreed to a bet during Super Bowl 51.
"16.02.2017 02:00:02" Three suspects sought following $1.2 million theft at Toronto Western Hospital Three men allegedly entered the hospital and stole approx. $1.2 million worth of medical equipment. The break-and-enter investigation also involves a search for a vehicle, which is described as a silver Honda Odyssey mini van, possibly an early 2000s model.
"16.02.2017 01:30:00" thestar.com Relief package coming for northern, rural Hydro users, Wynne says The aid plan, expected within weeks, will build on an 8 per cent instant rebate on electricity bills that kicked in on Jan. 1. The poor, rural and northern residents facing "even more of a challenge" from high electricity costs will get special attention in a new hydro relief package, Premier Kathleen Wynne says.
"16.02.2017 01:00:03" York officer sentenced to 16 months for sex assault Young Min von Seefried has been suspended without pay and will be relieved of his duty. On top of the sentence Const. von Seefried will also be placed on the sex offender registry for 10 years and will be on probation for two years following his jail term.
"16.02.2017 00:30:04" Stuart McLean, the man of a thousand stories McLean engaged Vinyl Cafe audiences for 19 years, but still considered his fame “very modest.” "I still believe that the world is a good place, where the impulses of the others are all good ones": Remember CBC broadcaster Stuart McLean with this story from our archives.
"16.02.2017 00:00:03" Huge Toronto fire highlights value of renters' insurance, experts say Experts say tenant insurance, with its relatively modest premiums, can save renters from high bills incurred after an unexpected disaster. Experts say the past five years have seen a noticeable spike in the number of landlords requiring would-be renters to prove that they have contents and liability insurance as a condition of their tenancy.
"15.02.2017 23:00:02" Canada Goose files for public offering on Toronto, New York stock exchanges The luxury winter jacket company opened its first retail stores last year in Toronto and New York. Its parkas, which retail for up to $1,500, have been worn by celebrities and featured in Hollywood movies and on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition.
"15.02.2017 22:19:17" thestar.com Stuart McLean, longtime host of CBC Radio's 'Vinyl Cafe,' has died | Toronto Star In December, McLean announced he was suspending the long-running program to focus on treatment for melanoma. He was 68. #Breaking Stuart McLean, a bestselling author, journalist and humorist who entertained millions as host of the popular CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe, has died. He was 68.
"15.02.2017 22:00:03" Sexual assault case moves forward after Barrie woman's suicide A meeting between the lawyers and a judge is scheduled for the end of March. The Crown told the court it is “moving ahead” with a DNA warrant for the accused, Shawn Roy, and that the results of the DNA testing should be available in the next few weeks.
"15.02.2017 21:32:22" Toronto housing called 'bubble,' as new listings fall rapidly New listings in Toronto fell a seasonally adjusted 17 per cent in January from a month earlier, the biggest one-month decline since 2002. “Toronto and any city that is remotely within commuting distance are overheating, and perhaps dangerously so,” Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter wrote.
"15.02.2017 21:00:03" Protesters bash Gardiner-shaped piñata to highlight funding priorities Loot inside 'symbolic of what the city could do in terms of using that money more effectively for the needs of people in the city.' There was no candy inside.
"15.02.2017 20:34:33" Sourced: P.G Clucks' deep fried take on Nashville Hot Chicken Pawel Grezlikowski's P.G Clucks is possibly Toronto's first ode to “Nashville Hot chicken” — crispy chicken rendered five-alarm by a post-deep-fry plunge into spice.
"15.02.2017 20:00:03" Poll suggests Canadians more optimistic about the economy Canadians remain uneasy about the nation's overall economic prospects even as they are optimistic about their own personal fortunes, a new survey suggests. A new poll suggests that while Canadians have a negative feeling about the nation's economy, they are increasingly positive about their personal finances.
"15.02.2017 19:00:02" Emily Ratajkowski Defends Melania Trump Against Sexist Remark Emily Ratajkowski rejects anyone calling anyone a hooker "Whatever your politics it's crucial to call this out for…what it is: slut shaming. I don't care about her nudes or sexual history and no one should."
"15.02.2017 18:50:51" thestar.com Trump says he 'can live with' a one-state solution to Mideast peace, upending decades of U.S. policy Trump's comments, which drop the U.S.'s long-held insistence on an independent Palestine alongside Israel, are a dramatic change in U.S. policy in the Mideast. #Breaking U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. would no longer insist on a Palestinian state as part of a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians, backing away from a policy that has underpinned the U.S. role in Middle East
"15.02.2017 18:30:03" Canada-EU trade deal at a glance The EU Parliament adopted the long-delayed CETA Wednesday by a vote of 408-254 with 33 abstentions. What you need to know:
"15.02.2017 18:01:45" Trump knew about Flynn. His campaign was talking to Russia. The latest on a growing scandal The scandal over what exactly Donald Trump's team was saying to Russia, and when, continues to spiral on Wednesday. #Breaking Trump attacks 'illegal' leaks to 'fake news' media in defence of Michael Flynn, whom he fired.
"15.02.2017 17:52:40" First Nations artist dies in Thunder Bay jail Moses Amik Beaver had struggled for years with mental-health issues. Johnny Yellowhead, chief of the Nibinamik (Summer Beaver) band in northwestern Ontario, said he would like a full public examination into whether Beaver committed suicide, and what might have been done to help him. He said he didn't know why Beaver was in
"15.02.2017 17:00:03" Jennifer Valentyne joins Q107's 'Derringer in the Morning' show Valentyne got the job on Jan. 1, but the station decided to have her first show on Valentine's Day. A familiar voice hit the airwaves on Q107's Valentine's Day broadcast.
"15.02.2017 16:00:02" If you're a young couple, Toronto Island wants you The population on the island has been falling, but a lengthy wait list for housing means anyone applying now will be old by the time they are approved. "There's a demographic change going on," said Councillor Pam McConnell. "The tradition of the island has always been families, but now we're seeing more seniors."
"15.02.2017 15:30:00" St. Michael's Hospital fired 31 employees for $200,000 in alleged benefits plan misuse An annual audit review revealed $200,000 in claims said the hospital in a statement “We are continuing to work with SunLife, our benefits administrator, to ensure a thorough investigation,” the hospital said.
"15.02.2017 15:00:02" Champion of women? Trump's labour secretary built empire on ads of 'women eating burgers in bikinis': Wells The confirmation hearing of Andy Puzder as Trump's secretary of labour is an opportunity to weigh the administration's words about women in top business positions against its actions. In an interview Andy Puzder aligned himself closely with the Carl Jr.'s message: “I used to hear, brands take on the personality of the CEO. And I rarely thought that was true, but I think this one, in this case, it kind of did take on my personality.”
"15.02.2017 14:30:04" We shouldn't be liable for 'fake news,' Google and Facebook tell Ottawa Internet executives testified about fake news and ad dollars in front of a parliamentary committee. “We take our responsibility very seriously. That's precisely why we've spent so much energy in the past three months to build out efforts to address fake news,” said Kevin Chan, head of public policy for Facebook Canada.
"15.02.2017 14:00:02" Metrolinx ponders distance-based transit fares for all passengers in the Toronto region Fare integration proposal would see passengers on TTC and other GTHA transit systems charged a per kilometre rate. How much should it cost to ride the TTC?
According to a new policy under consideration by the province's regional transit agency, it should depend on how far you travel.
"15.02.2017 13:30:02" Crews clear Yonge and St. Clair for morning commute after devastating fire Streetcar service resumes and westbound lanes reopen, though a portion of Yonge St. and St. Clair Ave. W. remains closed. Firefighters were set to enter their 24th hour of work on the fire Wednesday morning.
"15.02.2017 13:15:02" Nurse accused of 8 murders was fired over 'medication error,' yet continued to work as a nurse Star Exclusive: Documents show that the Woodstock nursing home notified college of nurses of the “medication error” in 2014 after Wettlaufer, now charged with eight murders, was dismissed. “We are reporting the termination of the above named individual (Elizabeth Wettlaufer) to the College of Nurses,” says the Caressant Care letter, dated April 17, 2014. “She was terminated due to a medication error which resulted in putting a resident at
"15.02.2017 13:00:04" Competing budget narratives expected as 2017 numbers finalized this week Mayor John Tory touts proposed budget as including historic investments, while critics say it remains unfair and unsustainable When council meets Wednesday there will be a clear divide on how the story of the 2017 budget will be told.
"15.02.2017 12:00:00" Badminton & Racquet Club of Toronto like 'walking back in time' Building's historical significance 'cannot be understated,' local councillor says. “It's devastating for the members of the Badminton & Racquet Club and surreal and scary to see a dark plume of smoke over the midtown of Toronto.”
"15.02.2017 11:59:57" EU Parliament approves trade deal with Canada The vote comes as populist parties in Europe and Trump in the U.S. have been looking increasingly inwards. Breaking: EU Parliament approves trade deal with Canada
"15.02.2017 11:30:02" St. Michael's Hospital fired 31 employees for alleged misuse of benefits plan An annual audit review revealed $200,000 in claims, the hospital said in a statement. St. Michael's Hospital spokesperson Leslie Shepherd said in a statement Tuesday that 31 employees were fired after $200,000 in irregularities was discovered during a routine audit.
"15.02.2017 11:00:02" Trudeau dodges question about Trump's plan to 'tweak' free trade Prime minister twice asked about what the president has in mind, but a senior Canadian official says the Americans don't have a plan yet. The prime minister got no kudos for his visit from either the Conservatives or the NDP.
"15.02.2017 10:00:03" Child-killer will probably get the pen pal he desires: DiManno Saul Betesh, who raped and murdered 12-year-old Emanuel Jacques in 1977, is seeking a “pen pal” on a match-making website for prisoners. This isn't the first time Betesh has gone trolling for a sympathetic sap via cyberspace, writes Rosie DiManno.
"15.02.2017 05:30:03" Don't focus on RRSP and ignore debt, experts say As the March 1 RRSP deadline looms, many Canadians are deciding how much to save. As a general rule, it's good to tackle "bad debt," such as credit card debt, before "good debt," such as a mortgage.
"15.02.2017 04:42:08" Trump campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence | Toronto Star Trump said at a campaign event that he hoped Russian intelligence services had stolen Hillary Clinton's emails and would make them public. Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and
"15.02.2017 04:00:03" Government to write off $178 million in unpaid federal student loans The write-off represents over 32,000 loans that federal officials believe they will never be able to collect. The money represents 32,554 loans that federal officials believe they will never be able to collect, either because a debtor may have filed for bankruptcy, the debt itself has passed a six-year legal limit on collection, or the debtor can't be found.
"15.02.2017 03:00:02" Military veteran's suicide preceded by calls for help The death of Dunphy has sent shockwaves through the military and veteran's community. Carl Jason Dunphy, 39, wrote on his Facebook page Saturday morning that he had been fighting with Veterans Affairs Canada for additional help with operational stress injuries after serving three combat tours in Afghanistan.
"15.02.2017 02:30:03" Wanted: politicians willing to do the job they are elected to do: Keenan In Scarborough-Rouge River it seems there is a revolving door of elected officials. The voters there, it appears, keep electing people who don't want the jobs they're elected to, writes Edward Keenan.
"15.02.2017 01:48:18" Government disregarded warnings about Oroville Dam in California Structure of the spillways, which are designed to release water from the reservoir in a controlled fashion, have crumbled. Environmental groups' warnings in 2005 about an emergency spillway have proven true: floods have led to the evacuation of nearby communities.
"15.02.2017 01:00:03" Toronto Maple Leafs trade heart for speed with new slogan “Play Right. Play Fast” replaces old locker-room words, “Heart and Drive Lives Here,” as coach Mike Babcock tries to better reflect young team's identity. Play Right. Play Fast.
What do you think of the Leafs' new slogan?
"15.02.2017 00:00:04" Millennials are having less sex ... says study Researchers have found that the so-called 'hookup generation' is anything but. A study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior earlier this year says about 15 per cent of American 20- to 24-year-olds have never had penetrative sex. Many women interviewed for the study say they are too focused on their careers.
"14.02.2017 23:30:03" Peel cop admits watching hundreds of child porn videos Wattier was charged in May 2015 with five counts of relating to fraud, possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography. Former detective Craig Wattier admitted to watching 241 child pornography videos stored as evidence from police investigations.
"14.02.2017 22:45:02" Badminton & Racquet Club of Toronto like 'walking back in time' Building's historical significance 'cannot be understated,' local councillor says. Badminton & Racquet Club of Toronto has been a graceful presence in the St. Clair Ave. W. and Yonge St. area from 1924 until Tuesday — when it went up in thick black smoke in a massive fire.
"14.02.2017 22:30:04" Drake offers to help talk down suicidal man: reports Caught in a traffic jam due to a pedestrian on an overpass, the Toronto rapper's help was available but not needed, said Manchester, U.K. police. A newspaper in England reports that Toronto's rap superstar Drake offered to help talk down a man who was standing on a Manchester overpass early Saturday in what's been described as a suicide attempt.
"14.02.2017 22:11:00" Julien replaces Therrien in Canadiens coaching shuffle The Habs have struggled of late and slipped into fifth place in the NHL's Eastern Conference standings. The Montreal Canadiens fired head coach Michel Therrien on Tuesday and replaced him with Claude Julien.
"14.02.2017 22:00:02" Marcus Stroman wins arbitration case with Blue Jays Stroman asked for a raise from $525,900 to $3.4 million, and Toronto argued for a $3.1-million salary. A 25-year-old right-hander, Stroman was 9-10 with a 4.37 earned-run average last year in his first full season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament.
"14.02.2017 21:14:37" Trump knew for weeks that Flynn was not telling the truth on Russia, White House says Donald Trump was told about the deception three weeks before Michael Flynn was forced to resign, although the firing appeared to be driven more by public attention than the act itself. Flynn's ouster appeared to be driven more public attention and by the idea that he had misled Vice-President Mike Pence and other officials than by the content of his discussions. Still, the matter deepened questions about Trump's friendly posture toward
"14.02.2017 20:44:23" thestar.com Trump offers Trudeau his hand, readers rise to the caption challenge We asked readers to caption the now infamous photo of Trump and Trudeau's handshake. We asked readers to caption a photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald taken during their first official meeting Monday. Here are some of their memes.
"14.02.2017 20:22:35" thestar.com Fire hits club at Yonge and St. Clair | Toronto Star Flames could be seen coming from the roof of the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto on St. Clair Ave. W., and thick clouds of black smoke continue to billow from the scene. More than 120 firefighters are battling a massive blaze that has swept through a historic sports club in mid-town Toronto. Portions of Yonge St. near the area remain closed Tuesday afternoon as thick smoke billows from the roof of the Badminton and
"14.02.2017 19:02:42" thestar.com Trump's press secretary just called Justin Trudeau 'Prime Minister Joe Trudeau of Canada' “Yesterday the president set — had an incredibly productive set of meetings and discussions with Prime Minster Joe Trudeau of Canada,” Sean Spicer said at the White House on Tuesday. Joe.
"14.02.2017 18:07:31" Ontario to cap kindergarten classes, give teachers raise in tentative deal If deal is ratified, elementary teachers will get a 4 per cent raise over two years, and full-day kindergarten classes will be capped at 30. Currently, each school board must have an average full-day kindergarten class size of 26, but there is no cap.
"14.02.2017 17:00:03" Ivanka posts photo of herself behind Oval Office desk with Trump, Trudeau While the picture earned Trump plenty of kudos from supporters of her father on social media, others said she hadn't earned the right to sit behind the desk. The first daughter posted the picture on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the message, “A great discussion with two world leaders about the importance of women having a seat at the table!”
"14.02.2017 16:31:47" thestar.com Raptors trade Terrence Ross to Magic for Serge Ibaka Toronto also sending first round pick to Orlando. #Breaking The Toronto Raptors have acquired Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic for Terrence Ross and a first round pick in 2017.
"14.02.2017 16:11:55" thestar.com Education minister urges Nancy Elgie to 'do the right thing' and resign | Toronto Star Embattled trustee under increasing pressure to resign after admitting to, and later apologizing for, using a racial slur to refer to a black parent. “Someone who uses a racial slur of that nature should not be representing the students of a diverse region,” the education minister told reporters before a Liberal caucus meeting at Queen's Park. “The use of a racial slur of that kind is completely
"14.02.2017 16:00:03" Toronto police search for owner of iPhone 6 with 24-karat gold case Phone found near Sheppard Ave. E. and Bayview Ave. last June. Goldgenie sells a version of the gold case for $4,000.
"14.02.2017 15:00:03" Ottawa must address the high cost of court delays: Editorial Since the Supreme Court set limits on how long a trial process can take, judges have had to drop charges in several horrific cases. The federal and provincial governments must work quickly to name new judges to deal with the backlog. In recent months, several people accused in horrific cases have been set free without a trial due to delayed proceedings. Government inaction on court delays now poses an imminent threat to public safety: Editorial
"14.02.2017 14:40:46" thestar.com Judge rules in favour of Sixties Scoop victims | Toronto Star Federal government found to have breached its "duty of care" by removing indigenous children from their homes. #Breaking Judge rules in favour of '60s Scoop victims in lawsuit against government. Federal government found to have breached its "duty of care" by removing indigenous children from their homes.
"14.02.2017 14:00:03" Family left out of the loop by Brampton care home Daughter says her mother fell and was injured twice and care home never called her. “A family may not be called because the staff may not think it's that serious,” said Kathy Pearsall, spokesperson for the Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care Facilities advocacy group.
"14.02.2017 13:30:03" 3 dead, girl rushed to hospital in Brampton house fire Peel Fire got a call around 4:10 a.m. about a fire that had broken out on Madison St., near Dixie Rd. and Williams Pkwy. Peel Regional Police said a young girl with serious injuries was taken to the Hospital of Sick Children Tuesday morning.
"14.02.2017 13:00:02" Snowmobile accident fatalities up by more than 50 per cent in Ontario OPP reports that 14 people have been killed this winter, up from eight victims during the same time last year. Earlier this month, an 11-year-old girl died after being hit by a transport truck as she was crossing a major highway on her snowmobile.
"14.02.2017 12:30:02" Beware watchdogs who swallow up billions: Cohn The lack of due diligence is a damning indictment of an auditor gone awry. Ontario's auditor general, Bonnie Lysyk, has been calling out government waste and wrongdoing for years. But she is getting bogged down in battles that stray from generally accepted accounting principles, wandering into uncharted territory and making it
"14.02.2017 12:00:02" First date goes well for Canada: Hébert Trudeau got what he most wanted in the shape of a statement that when it comes to improving the U.S. economy, Trump mostly sees trade with Canada as part of the solution. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Donald Trump handed Justin Trudeau the rose he coveted on Monday in Washington: Hébert
"14.02.2017 11:00:03" La La Land needs some Valentine's Day love: Howell In the spirit of Valentine's Day, let's spare a little love for La La Land, which gets a lot of unwarranted criticism, says Peter Howell. "I can't remember a year where the Oscar front-runner has attracted so much negativity in advance of awards night."
"14.02.2017 10:00:03" Lengthy delay in releasing SIU report 'very troubling' The Special Investigations Unit has not provided an update on its operations in 20 months. “I find it very troubling,” said André Marin, a former Ontario ombudsman and past SIU director. “The SIU was created to enhance transparency and accountability and you would expect that they would publish the annual report on time and be a demonstration
"14.02.2017 04:55:55" Trump security adviser Michael Flynn quits over Russia contact Flynn was a loyal Trump supporter throughout the campaign, but his ties to Russia caused concern among other senior aides. Flynn's departure less than one month into the Trump administration marks an extraordinarily early shakeup in the president's senior team of advisers.
"14.02.2017 04:00:03" Some Westminster show dogs have resumes a human actor might yearn for There might be some familiar furry faces at the Westminster Kennel Club show. A dog can make $800 to $1,200 for a day of filming, owners say, but the work tends to be sporadic.
"14.02.2017 03:39:23" Five revealing moments from the Trudeau-Trump day There's more to take away from Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump's first official meeting than the viral handshake. Sure, we were all mesmerized by the handshaking, but there was much more going on during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's big day with Trump.
"14.02.2017 03:00:02" Doug Ford hints he might run for mayor at protest of Tory's budget Former councillor joined Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti to protest what they call a tax-heavy budget. Ford, the ex-councillor who lost to Tory in 2014 and says he might be up for a rematch in next year's mayoral election, told the crowd: “The gravy train is in full swing down at city hall again.”
"14.02.2017 02:30:03" Eight unexpected ways to say 'I love you' Here are a few outside the chocolate box ideas to celebrate your love Still in need of a Valentine's Day gift? Here are nine ideas that you and your sweetheart can enjoy together.
"14.02.2017 02:12:57" Neethan Shan wins council seat in Scarborough Rouge-River Shan will be the first Tamil Canadian to serve on Toronto council after he defeated 28 other candidates. NDP-backed Shan, a former teacher and youth worker who came to Canada as a refugee at age 16, ran a campaign promising to put “Scarborough First” after what he said has been decades of neglect at city hall.
"14.02.2017 02:00:00" Appeal of sex assault conviction could have far-reaching consequences A key question in an upcoming appeal will be just how necessary it is for complainants in sexual assault cases — or other cases — to have their own lawyer. Mustafa Ururyar was ordered to pay $8,000 to cover the legal fees of the woman he was found guilty of sexually assaulting.
"14.02.2017 01:30:03" Early Valentine's Day love delivered to GTA women's shelter Members of the Sikh community gathered Sunday in Brampton to assemble care packages for local women's shelters. A staff member at one shelter said abusive situations can be isolating, and it's important for women to know that help is there for them. That, and it's nice to be remembered on Valentine's Day, she added.
"14.02.2017 01:00:03" Making Donald Trump seem boring counts as a win for Trudeau: Editorial The bland statements issued by Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau reinforced messages that the Canadian government was determined to have publicly endorsed by the new and profoundly unpredictable administration in Washington. There was no mistaking the distinct absence of any personal warmth between the two men. It was all correct, but Trump looked like he could hardly wait for the encounter to end.
"14.02.2017 00:30:03" Cabinet minister steps aside to deal with depression Cabinet minister Michael Gravelle steps aside from northern development and mines post to fight depression. The veteran MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North said Monday he was diagnosed last year and has been “struggling with a feeling of uneasiness that I have not been able to shake.”
"14.02.2017 00:00:03" Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau shake hands: an analysis Trump's handshakes have been under scrutiny after he shook hands for 19 second with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Trump and Trudeau's second handshake was short, only lasting about four seconds. On Friday, Trump shared a 19 second handshake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
"13.02.2017 23:30:00" Octogenarian swimmer still breaking Canadian, Ontario records Smith says if he's able, he can “absolutely” see himself swimming till the day he dies and — hopefully — continuing to break records. Read More http://on.thestar.com/2la4w1e
"13.02.2017 23:00:00" Toronto Star reporter Tonda MacCharles questions Trudeau and T... Toronto Star Ottawa Bureau reporter Tonda MacCharles questions Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump on immigration and border security at joint press conference held today in Washington D.C.
"13.02.2017 22:30:02" Entertainment district, luxury units dominate Toronto condo market | Toronto Star Toronto had more development than Vancouver and Edmonton combined last year, says a report from BuzzBuzzHome. There are 4,431 condos for sale there at an average price of $919 per squ. ft., according to a sweeping survey of Toronto real estate by online development hub BuzzBuzzHome.
"13.02.2017 22:02:02" These are the 16 best photographs of the year in news From an assassination in Turkey to a backstage scene at a Toronto drag show, the winners of the 2017 World Press Photo contest were announced on Monday. The 2017 contest drew entries from more than 5,000 photographers from around the world.
"13.02.2017 21:00:02" Famed Matador might never reopen as venue operators grow tired of endless fight for music As old clubs close, would-be operators of new ones say they face great opposition from neighbours and the city bureaucracy — so much so that even a famed city nightspot might give up before it ever reopens. Paul McCaughey — who purchased the building with his brother in 2010 — is growing weary of sitting on a stillborn investment. “The Matador has been there for 100 years. So if the Matador can't get it done, what hope does this 'music city' have?”
"13.02.2017 20:20:26" Son of ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky arrested on child sex charges | Toronto Star Former football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted in 2012 for child molestation. #Update 4:53 p.m.: Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, was arraigned in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, after what WTAJ-TV reports was an investigation that began last November, in which a child claimed to have received text messages from Sandusky, including some that asked
"13.02.2017 20:00:03" Ontario 'completely committed' to mercury cleanup at Grassy Narrows First Nations chief says Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised action “as soon as humanly possible.” The Ontario government says it is “completely committed” to finding sites that are contaminated with mercury near Grassy Narrows and putting in place a plan to clean up the toxin.
"13.02.2017 19:26:38" 360 Video: Youth America Grand Prix Hundreds of ballet dancers from Toronto and parts of Canada auditioned for the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) regional semi-finals at the John Basset Theatre this weekend. Selected competitors will continue on to the finals in New York City in April. See
"13.02.2017 18:46:58" Toronto bar faces online backlash over 'no means yes' sign Critics say sign at Locals Only on King St. W. has been used for slogans that make light of sexual consent. “They're trying to be edgy, but in doing so they are just straight up promoting rape,” said Katii Capern, a 24-year-old Ryerson University student whose social media posts ignited the backlash.
"13.02.2017 18:00:04" Can I bow out of a first date on Valentine's Day? A reader met a woman through online dating, but thinks meeting in person on Feb. 14 piles on the pressure. I met a woman through online dating. We've been messaging each other for about two weeks. She suggested our first date be on Valentine's Day, but that feels like so much pressure! Can I bow out but keep her interest?
"13.02.2017 17:00:03" East end parents rally around Olympic hero Penny Oleksiak to save local pool Budget proposal to cut funding at public school pools could be reversed at council debate this week. The relocation of city programming from three Toronto District School Board swimming pools in East York and North York prompted Oleksiak to tweet her support for local pools. Mayor John Tory responded with an open letter promising her that “children would
"13.02.2017 16:30:02" Toronto shoeshine-boy killer joins website to find pen pals Saul Betesh, convicted of first-degree murder in the sex slaying of 12-year-old Emanuel Jacques, has submitted his profile to a website called Canadian Inmates Connect Inc. In his profile blurb Betesh describes himself as a “druid bard” who enjoys role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, making art with stained glass, sewing quilts for charity and working in the prison greenhouse. “In closing, I won't lie to you. My
"13.02.2017 16:00:03" Critics tired of “foot-dragging” on injured worker discrimination Ontario's ombudsman will not investigate workers' compensation for “unconstitutional” stress policy. Only employees who sustain mental stress injuries as a result of a “sudden” traumatic event in the workplace are currently entitled to receive benefits under existing legislation.
"13.02.2017 15:15:02" King St. plans still leave room for cars: Keenan None of the proposals for improving transit flow on King St. involve excluding cars. Anyone who was gearing up for a fight over a car-free King St. can stand down.
"13.02.2017 15:00:03" TTC says CEO Andy Byford not leaving Toronto for Australia Denial comes after the Brisbane Times reported that Byford's appointment to the Queensland transit agency was expected to be announced this week. “I don't know whether that report came from the Beaverton report or from the Onion,” he said, referencing two satirical news sites.
"13.02.2017 14:30:02" Business replaces love-in as Trudeau prepares for Trump meeting After the love-in of Justin Trudeau's last White House visit, Canadian officials are readying for a different tone for Monday's meeting with Donald Trump The last time Justin Trudeau visited the White House, it was a love-in — but there's a new guy in town now and the Canadians are working to come to terms with the political phenomenon known as Donald Trump.
"13.02.2017 13:53:45" High winds forcing change in where Trudeau lands in U.S. It was to be a whirlwind visit from the get-go. Literally. Update 9:15 a.m.: Trudeau's plane lands at Dulles Airport
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to the White House today in a full-on charm offensive to persuade Donald Trump that Canada is a trusted trade and security ally.
"13.02.2017 13:02:00" Watch live: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump are hosting a joint media conference.
"13.02.2017 13:00:03" Montreal mosques hold open door events to foster understanding in wake of shooting In an effort to break through stereotypes and fight misinformation, 14 Montreal mosques hosted visitors on Sunday. Two weeks after a gunman killed six Muslim men as they prayed in Quebec City, mosques around Montreal held open door events aimed at fostering understanding in the wake of the tragedy.
"13.02.2017 12:00:03" A manual for combating Trumpism in Canada: Siddiqui Amid the uproars in the U.S. let's not lose sight of how to counter bigotry at home lest the Leitches and Lisées have their way. Rona Ambrose, interim Conservative leader, and many on her front bench in the House of Commons are equally guilty of having introduced Trumpism in Canada long before Trump mainstreamed it in the U.S., Haroon Siddiqui writes.
"13.02.2017 11:00:03" Can Sarah Palin see Ottawa from her house?: DiManno Of all Sen. John McCain's strategic missteps, selecting former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his arm-around for the Republic ticket was widely perceived as his worst decision, a bungle galore. Sarah Palin's rumoured appointment as ambassador to Canada is still just rumour, but is gaining momentum with no denial from beleaguered press secretary Sean Spicer.
"13.02.2017 10:00:04" Octogenarian swimmer still making a splash, breaking records At almost 85 years old, Chris Smith holds dozens of Canadian and Ontario swimming records and he's showing no signs of slowing down. His achievements are remarkable for anyone in their 80s, but Chris Smith is particularly impressive because just over two years ago, the 84-year-old was recovering from quintuple bypass surgery.
"13.02.2017 05:00:04" He couldn't be Romeo so he became Juliet In his book Juliet's Answer, Canadian Glenn Dixon writes about what he learned by joining the peculiar group in Verona that answers letters to Shakespeare's heroine from the lovelorn. The book "Juliet's Answer" chronicles Dixon's lopsided romance with a woman he'd coveted for decades.
"13.02.2017 04:00:03" Stripped of purpose, the Grammys play it safe: Rayner Social statements absent as awards show dedicates itself to generating chatter with onstage matchups. Nowadays, when the idea of buying records has grown increasingly obsolete, what purpose do the Grammys serve other than to draw attention to themselves, other than to generate sufficient morning-after talking points, instances of low-level “controversy”
"13.02.2017 03:00:03" 'He's the Gordie Howe of dog judges. He's Mr. Dog Show' James Reynolds of Ottawa is heading to this week's Westminster show in New York. After 50 years and 40,000 canines, he's reached the top in his category. As, arguably, North America's most respected dog show judge, Ottawa's James Reynolds is about to celebrate 50 years on the job.
"13.02.2017 02:00:03" In Fifty Shades Darker, the only pain is boredom: review The curiosity factor of bringing E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey to the screen is entirely lost with the dismal sequel Fifty Shades Darker. The first film, now seeming so much better in hindsight, had more kinks and even a few laughs. "Fifty Shades Darker" is so dull, even a helicopter crash induces yawns.
"13.02.2017 01:13:33" Drake wins two early Grammy Awards for 'Hotline Bling' Christian songwriter Bernie Herms and Toronto drummer Larnelle Lewis also take home trophies before TV broadcast begins. As the 59th annual Grammy Awards got underway in Los Angeles Sunday night, Toronto's own '6 God' had already picked up two golden gramophones, though he wasn't there to pick them up.
"13.02.2017 01:00:02" Trump has wakened the sleeping giant of law: Collenette Trump's Executive Orders have resulted in the legal watchdog on extreme political authority in a democracy being fully awake and alert The sleeping giant of law has been given new life by Trump's attempt to implement his agenda.
"13.02.2017 00:00:05" Molten Chocolate Cake for a decadent Valentine's Day: Ricardo This simple and quick recipe will melt hearts and inspire passions. This Valentine's Day, make this delectable molten chocolate cake. Just whisk, melt, fold in and bake, for a total of 20 short minutes of prep, Ricardo writes.
"12.02.2017 23:00:03" Meryl Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump, warns of 'brownshirts' At a fundraising gala for the Human Rights Campaign, the actress referred to Trump's tweet in which he called her Meryl Streep doubled down on her harsh criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump at a fundraising gala for the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT group.
"12.02.2017 22:00:03" $2 million in water damage not covered by insurance Courts uphold insurance ruling that water seepage through foundation walls is not covered under homeowners' policy. When a Toronto couple's house suffered more than $2 million in water damage, they turned to their insurance company — and were told the damage wasn't covered.
"12.02.2017 21:00:03" With Trump, the media faces a yuuge challenge Battle lines get drawn as U.S. President Donald Trump pushes a 'Big Lie' to silence questions from media and judiciary. In the face of the Trump onslaught, American journalism is vulnerable. There is growing public distrust of traditional news outlets and an explosion of new information sources.
"12.02.2017 20:00:03" Manhunt in Regent Park ends after police recapture suspect who escaped hospital Justin Yates, 39, fled from correctional custody at Toronto General Hospital last month. Police arrested him Saturday night after chasing him through Regent Park. After a wild manhunt Saturday, police recaptured Justin Yates, a “violent and dangerous” suspect who escaped from leg irons at Toronto General Hospital. Yates had been wanted by police for an alleged robbery of property worth over $100,000 in the area of
"12.02.2017 19:00:04" 5 tips to avoid the common missteps of first-time home buyers Knowing the right questions to ask and steps to take is a way to help keep emotions in check. First-time home buyer? Determine your maximum budget by speaking with a mortgage broker or financial institution and then stay firm, even if a bidding war arises.
"12.02.2017 18:00:04" Are the Grammys off track again? Some of the biggest stars around are staying away from Sunday night's show as the awards are facing a new wave of criticism about their relevance. Drake, Bieber and Kanye are skipping tonight's Grammys. Will you still watch?
"12.02.2017 17:15:03" Hot Docs series features films from countries targeted by Trump Ban This Series aims to show 'people who, regardless of race, religion or nationhood, are no different from you and me'. “Ban This Series” is a direct response to Trump's January executive order that prevented travellers from those predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
"12.02.2017 16:37:33" Saturday Night Live's Kellyanne Conway sketch went too far for some Kate McKinnon playing Trump aide Kellyanne Conway ignites controversy, while Melissa McCarthy revives her impersonation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin hosts for a record 17th time. Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway goes "Fatal Attraction" on "Saturday Night Live," and some of you didn't like it.
"12.02.2017 15:00:03" U.S. immigrants on high alert after two days of raids Federal officials insist they have not made fundamental changes in enforcement actions. Fear and panic have gripped U.S. immigrant communities as reports circulate that federal agents have become newly aggressive under President Donald Trump, who campaigned with a vow to create a "deportation force."
"12.02.2017 14:30:03" For the first time ever, judge orders man convicted in sex assault case to pay victim's lawyer fees A key question in an upcoming appeal will be just how necessary it is for complainants in sexual assault cases — or other cases — to have their own lawyer. Mustafa Ururyar was ordered to pay $8,000 to cover the legal fees of Mandi Gray, the York University student he was found guilty of sexually assaulting. The judgement is being appealed at a hearing next month.
"12.02.2017 14:00:03" Readers tell us about the meals that made them fall in love Spaghetti, chicken with mole sauce, a cup of tea. Here's what made readers' relationships warm up. The Star asked readers what they made for their significant others during their early stages of dating or as newlyweds. Here are a few of their stories.
"12.02.2017 13:00:03" Table set for cordial talks between Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump Freeland met Tillerson, Sajjan met Mattis. Now it is over to the prime minister to meet the president. Republican businessman Donald Trump and the progressive Liberal Justin Trudeau each need the relationship to work.
"12.02.2017 12:00:02" Jared Kushner and Israel: It's personal Kushner is President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a leading adviser on Middle Eastern affairs with a daunting assignment. Jared Kushner, on something of a crash course in Middle East diplomacy, has been speaking with Arab leaders in recent weeks. But he is a mystery to most Israelis.
"12.02.2017 11:00:03" Microforum hoping new presses for vinyl records will be music to fans' ears While other manufacturers are using old equipment to make records, Toronto company hoping high-tech vinyl presses will pay off with a better product. Toronto-based Microforum is the second place in the world to get its hands on modern vinyl pressing machines made in Etobicoke.
"12.02.2017 05:00:04" Something good is brewing up North Northern Ontario is home to a thriving and growing brewing scene. Northern Ontario is home to a thriving brewing scene — from Sudbury to Thunder Bay, from North Bay to Kenora, breweries are popping up left, right and centre.
"12.02.2017 04:00:03" Willing money and property to ungrateful children not an obligation: Ethically Speaking There is no obligation to leave an inheritance to children when others would appreciate the generosity more, writes ethicist Ken Gallinger. There is no obligation to leave an inheritance to children when others would appreciate the generosity more, writes ethicist Ken Gallinger.
"12.02.2017 03:00:06" Reel Brief: Mini reviews of Paterson, Below Her Mouth, Kiss and Cry, plus Arrival and Christine on DVD Quick takes on some of this week's new releases. Who'd have guessed that the road to Nirvana, that state of perfect bliss, passes through the aging, industrial town of Paterson, N. J.? Starring Adam Driver, "Paterson" is a funny movie, although the humour is not of the laugh-out-loud variety: Reel Brief
"12.02.2017 02:00:04" Five Blue Jays questions to be answered in Florida: Griffin John Gibbons' future won't be in doubt for long, but left field might remain a puzzle. The Blue Jays' pitchers and catchers will report to Dunedin on Tuesday to undergo physical exams in preparation for the 2017 season. It will be Valentine's Day, and fans will immediately renew their love affairs with baseball for yet another year.
"12.02.2017 01:30:03" Disney theme parks hike prices, set expiration dates on tickets Disney is hiking its prices following a 5 per cent decline in attendance at its U.S. theme parks. Starting Sunday, "value" days for Magic Kingdom will cost $107 for adults and $101 for children.
"12.02.2017 01:00:03" B.C. boy with mysterious broken bones diagnosed with gene abnormality A Vancouver boy who was seized twice by protective services due to his injuries has been diagnosed with a disorder that can cause repeated broken bones. A 5-year-old British Columbia boy has been diagnosed with a rare genetic abnormality that is linked to a condition that blocks all feelings of pain.
"12.02.2017 00:00:03" I cancelled my trip to California. And I feel ashamed As a Canadian from Pakistan I worried about bigotry and confusion. But I should have persisted, and realized I'm not alone in the fight. After the ban was announced I'd become increasingly uneasy, even though I've been a Canadian citizen for more than a decade and was born in Pakistan, which was not on the list of targeted countries. But with my hijab I'm very visibly Muslim, and Pakistan
"11.02.2017 23:30:03" Protesters denounce Trudeau's broken promise on electoral reform Trudeau has said he heard "loudly and clearly" that "Canadians want a better system of governance, a better system of choosing our governments." Hundreds gathered at Nathan Phillips Square and at other rallies across the country to voice their opposition to retreat from changing first-past-the-post system.
"11.02.2017 23:00:03" More snow on the way on Sunday Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the GTA and a snowfall warning for regions east of York and Durham. Hope you didn't put your shovel away. Environment Canada says to expect 10 more centimetres of snow on Sunday. #StarWeather
"11.02.2017 22:30:17" Trustee now 'considering all the options' amid uproar over racial slur "I hope you'll understand that my mother is ill and getting treatment for a serious injury," Stewart Elgie said in an email to the Star. Embattled York Region school board trustee Nancy Elgie is now "considering all the options" amid escalating calls for her resignation over using a racial slur.
"11.02.2017 22:00:04" Photos: A look at Ivanka Trump's fashion line There's been a lot of talk this week of Ivanka Trump's fashion line. Here's a look at the fashion behind the folly. At the Century 21 department store in New York City, items carrying the Ivanka Trump tag were all marked down as clearance product. Response has been mixed to Nordstrom's announcement that it will discontinue sales of Ivanka Trump's clothing line.
"11.02.2017 21:30:02" Jeffrey Dean Morgan beats all as Walking Dead baddie The Walking Dead's midseason premiere on Sunday will allow fans to find out what's next for Negan, Rick and the gang. “There are people out there who hate my guts and I hear from them, too,” says Morgan with a knowing laugh during a recent chat. “But overwhelmingly the fans have welcomed me as a part of this weird, dysfunctional family.
"11.02.2017 21:00:03" About 1 in 5 people living in U.S. illegally are in New York City, Los Angeles: Report A new Pew Research report shows that nearly 20 per cent of people without legal status are concentrated in the two metropolitan areas. More than 2 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally lived in New York City and Los Angeles in 2014, according to a new report from the Pew Research Centre.
"11.02.2017 20:30:03" Seniors urged to be vigilant after police report hike in scams Mass marketing organized crime directed at the public is on the rise in the city, police say. Marilyn Schafer, chair of the Older Women's Network (Ontario), says she's experienced an increased number of Canadian Revenue Agency scammers calling just before and after tax time.
"11.02.2017 20:00:03" Electricity prices spur renewed push to have Hydro One $100,000-plus salaries on the 'sunshine list' Ontarians trying to pay their bills deserve to know how many workers make the list, MPPs say. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne brushed aside opposition MPPs' concerns that Hydro One employees are no longer on the sunshine list.
"11.02.2017 19:30:02" As Trudeau prepares to meet Trump, a look at how past PMs have handled unpopular U.S. presidents Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to meet with the U.S. president on Monday, and history has some clues to offer about how the meeting might go. When Justin Trudeau meets U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, he might feel like he's experiencing the life of R.B. Bennett. The 11th prime minister had to juggle a political hand-grenade in the form of Herbert Hoover.
"11.02.2017 19:00:02" Soaring Toronto housing sparks interest in co-owning With single-family homes jumping 36 per cent from 2012, there's an emerging need for non-traditional home ownership arrangements, says seminar organizer. Realtor and social activist Lesli Gaynor says her goal is to set up a network of real estate agents who want to help people connect to do co-operative purchasing.
"11.02.2017 18:30:03" Sheltering Toronto's most vulnerable proves to be a struggle Toronto's emergency shelter system struggles to accommodate all those in need in an increasingly unaffordable city. “If this place wasn't here I don't know where I would be right now. I would probably still be drinking,” says Lynda, an alcoholic who went cold turkey just after she arrived at a newly opened women's shelter in Scarborough with broken fingers and a
"11.02.2017 18:00:03" No two-tier bargaining for Ontario teachers under tentative deals Contract extensions mean no bargaining between union locals and individual school boards for until 2019. Ontario's Catholic teachers have reached a tentative deal that provides a 4-per-cent raise over two years — but also puts a hold on the province's new two-tier bargaining.
"11.02.2017 17:30:03" The politics of fixing — and keeping — power : Cohn Where there is a political will to retain power, there is always a way to tinker with the power system. Ontarians keep talking up an existential electricity crisis, and it goes something like this:
Heat or eat. We are being hosed by hydro utilities. It's never been this bad before. It's worse than anywhere else.
"11.02.2017 16:58:17" Canada's Mikael Kingsbury takes World Cup gold on Olympic moguls course Kingsbury finished in first place on the Olympic course, giving hope that the performance might lead to a gold medal in the 2018 Winter Games. Kingsbury won a gold medal at a World Cup freestyle skiing event on the Olympic course in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Saturday. It was Kingsbury's first time on the hill, and he thinks his performance may lead to his first-ever Olympic gold when he
"11.02.2017 16:30:02" Reports shed light on secretive discipline process for Ontario judges, JPs Annual reports about complaints against Ontario judges and justices of the peace have been released two weeks after the Star highlighted that the Ministry of the Attorney General was failing to release them in a timely fashion. A judge accused of making offensive remarks about First Nations leaders and a justice of the peace alleged to have belittled people's English skills are among the complaints recently made public by the bodies that discipline provincial judicial
"11.02.2017 16:00:02" Ashley Graham Defends Her Vogue Cover Stance Ashley Graham and Gigi Hadid beg the question: How long is too long for an arm? “I chose to pose like that..no one told me to do anything.”
"11.02.2017 15:35:03" York board falters amid accusations of racism, Islamophobia Once considered the province's darling, the York Region District School Board has been rocked by a number of scandals in recent months. A board once in the province's good graces, is now regarded as a disgrace — with numerous incidents of racism ignored, a trustee, Nancy Elgie, 82, who has admitted to referring to a black parent as a n-----, a principal who posted Islamophobic material
"11.02.2017 15:15:02" Nancy Elgie must resign over racial slur, York board chair says Trustee's use of 'horrific' word 'has caused undue pain to parents, students and staff,' Loralea Carruthers says. Elgie staying put to try to help in healing process, son says. “I have called on her for months to make this right, and I feel now, clearly, the only way to do so is for her to resign,” Loralea Carruthers told the Star. “While I do believe her apology was heartfelt, it is clear that doing all that is necessary in
"11.02.2017 15:00:02" Ivanka's dreary garments have no place at the Bay: Mallick I cannot fathom why they sell Ivanka Trump's line. It's tragic, writes Heather Mallick. "This may be my only chance to have even the tiniest effect on the calamity that is the Trump Administration. Hear my tale.": Mallick
"11.02.2017 14:00:04" Queen St. West to offer free Wi-Fi in new parkettes Local BIA hopes free Internet will keep people in the neighbourhood and bring The high speed internet initiative, the first of its kind in the city, is planned along Queen Street at Denison Avenue and Ryerson Avenue.
"11.02.2017 13:15:02" Is Trump's refugee crackdown threat pushing asylum seekers into Canada? The Star watched as three groups of people walked across the border into Quebec. Despite RCMP officers warning they would be arrested all very willingly allowed themselves to be taken away. “You cannot cross from here. It's illegal. You will be arrested,” a female Mountie warned from the Canadian side of border.
“It's not a problem,” the father of three replied in halting English.
"11.02.2017 13:00:02" Star launches legal challenge to end secrecy in Ontario tribunals Provincial tribunals were designed to speed access to justice and take the burden off overcrowded courts. But they routinely block the public's right to know about disputes they handle. This week, the Star launches a legal challenge to restore We often can't tell you the stories that unfold in tribunal hearing rooms because journalists, researchers, lawyers, academics and the public are frequently denied access to tribunal records. We are seeking change. And we welcome your stories:
"11.02.2017 12:00:03" Mammoliti, Ford urge Toronto to blast Tory budget Toronto Mayor John Tory is facing criticism from the right over his proposed 2017 city budget. Ford said in an interview, “Someone has to hold Tory accountable. The media along with council, with the exception of Giorgio, have let Tory get away with wasting hundreds of millions of dollars along with recklessly taxing everything he can get his hands
"11.02.2017 11:00:03" Canada must be firm but correct in dealing with Trump: Editorial All prime ministers must get on as best they can with all presidents, regardless of their likes and dislikes, even regardless of serious differences on matters of principle Don't act like Theresa May, the British prime minister who rushed to Washington in the first week of the Trump presidency to underscore the “special relationship” that the United States and the United Kingdom are supposed to enjoy: Editorial
"11.02.2017 10:00:03" Toronto Black Film Festival launches five-day program Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black College and Universities opens fest. A year after #OscarsSoWhite, issues of race, representation and diversity — both in front of and behind the camera — remain top of mind for many in the movie world. Is real change afoot?
"11.02.2017 05:00:03" New Brunswick men arrested after going through McDonald's drive-thru on a sofa: police The two 'intoxicated' men were arrested after police say an officer spotted the couch being towed behind an ATV. Cpl. Lorri McEachern says the two men were wearing helmets.
"11.02.2017 04:00:03" Halifax woman says 'justice' in sexual assault case came at personal cost Shannon Graham made headlines after voicing regrets about reporting her sexual assault, saying the lengthy legal process delayed her recovery. Last summer, Graham spoke to The Canadian Press about how she had no voice or advocate during the trial, which left her feeling like a “piece of evidence” and “less than actual human being.” She said she regretted reporting the rape to police.
"11.02.2017 03:35:58" Quebec student interrogated, denied entry to the U.S. U.S. agents found a Facebook photo where Aber was tagged with Samir Halilovic, a Canadian suspected of having joined the Islamic terror group Daesh. A Quebec student athlete says he's not sure why he was denied entry to the United States after a five-hour interrogation in which he was asked about religion and his Moroccan roots.
"11.02.2017 03:00:02" What's up with Donald Trump's weird handshakes? The U.S. president shared a bizarre intense handshake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday. It wasn't the first weird Trump handshake. Trump even took time out to compliment Abe's “strong hands” — or maybe he was just referencing his own.
"11.02.2017 02:30:03" Charles Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden Ban comes after former Knicks star was ejected from game following incident involving team owner. Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan banned Charles Oakley from the arena Friday, though said he was open to reconciling with the former Knicks forward.
"11.02.2017 02:00:25" Drake says he's victim of 'fake media story' The rapper wrapped up his response with a call for unity. Toronto's very own Drake says he was a victim of a "fake media story" after rumours surfaced online that he told a fan to take off her hijab at one of his concerts.
"11.02.2017 01:30:02" Man believed killed in downtown Toronto fire had been in and out of hospital Vern Belanger, 54, had no known family and recently suffered three strokes, while struggling with mental health issues, said tenant representative Conrad Hall. The blaze happened around suppertime Thursday at the Toronto Community Housing building on 291 George St., near Dundas St. E., leaving at least 60 residents homeless overnight.
"11.02.2017 01:00:02" The 7 biggest things that happened on Donald Trump's wildest day as president, yet A chaotic Thursday highlighted the threat Trump's unorthodox behaviour poses to his own agenda. Hold the impeachment talk: Trump's presidency is nowhere near a breakdown. The day, though, hinted at trouble ahead.
"11.02.2017 00:30:25" Toronto police should not have been forced out of Pride Parade: Editorial Pride Toronto has taken a big backward step by effectively telling the police that they aren't welcome any more in the LGBTQ community's biggest annual celebration. Seeing the chief and uniformed officers marching in the Pride Parade was a highly visible symbol of this welcome progress. It was also a concrete sign that Pride is committed to inclusion of all people – even those who have not traditionally been its
"11.02.2017 00:00:03" Don Mills home sells for $1.15 million over asking The sellers have lived in the three-bedroom home for 50 years. Fifty years ago, a young couple paid $27,000 for a modest home in Don Mills. That approximately 1,500-square-foot house sold for $2.3 million, more than $1.15 million over the nearly $1.19 list price on Wednesday.
"10.02.2017 23:30:03" Dads to George Clooney: SEE YOU IN COURT: Menon Every man's hero has succumbed to the diaper-changing drudgery of the rest of us. "The only time a Baby Bjorn should ever be strapped to his torso is if he's carrying Danny DeVito during a wacky Nespresso shoot."
"10.02.2017 23:15:02" What next for Trump's travel ban? “SEE YOU IN COURT,” Trump said Thursday night. But which court? Here are his options. Here is a look at Trump's 4 options.
"10.02.2017 23:01:29" Friday evening commute proving to be messy Environment Canada is expecting 10cm of snow by the end of Friday night. The snow isn't expected to stop until midnight. Check back for updates on your Friday night commute. #StarWeather
"10.02.2017 22:31:43" Freedom granted to man who beheaded passenger on Greyhound bus Manitoba's Criminal Code Review Board has given Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, an absolute discharge. Baker, a diagnosed schizophrenic, killed 22-year-old Tim McLean in 2008.
"10.02.2017 22:00:03" High-income earners prepare for a tax hit Changes this year mean bigger payments for those making more than $200,000, and less contribution space for TFSAs. Goodbye, 2015: The 2016 tax year will see plenty of changes on your return.
"10.02.2017 21:45:03" Bombardier taking Metrolinx to court Legal gambit comes three months after Metrolinx signalled it could cancel a $770-million contract for light rail vehicles. “Bombardier has taken this action to protect our employees, protect our legal rights and to allow for the on-time delivery of light rail vehicles to the people of Toronto,” the statement said.
"10.02.2017 21:30:02" MPP Jagmeet Singh makes a splash in GQ From the NDP to GQ: Jagmeet Singh makes a splash “A beard and a turban sometimes conjure up negative associations, but, if you see someone with a lime-coloured, bright orange, or pink turban, it disarms people's stereotypical notions of this image and it disarms people from those stereotypes,” the MPP
"10.02.2017 21:00:03" Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer to speak to Canadian universities despite some opposition The prominent Toronto defence lawyer, Marie Henein, is scheduled to speak at Bishops University in Sherbrooke, Que., as part of a lecture series, with the presentation live-streamed to other universities. One university student says she's concerned by the message sent by Marie Henein's aggressive treatment of the women who had accused Jian Ghomeshi of sexual misconduct, and she wanted Henein's speech cancelled.
"10.02.2017 20:06:58" Justin Trudeau vows to address issues past and present affecting Inuit There is a lot of work left to address the unique social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues Inuit face every day, but progress is being made, Justin Trudeau said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with Inuit leaders and signed a joint declaration in Iqaluit — his first visit to the territories since the 2015 election — committing to multiple future meetings.
"10.02.2017 19:30:03" Vigil planned for Oshawa man who vanished a month ago Bailie left home without his vehicle, phone, coat or wallet on Oshawa's Oxford St. in mid-afternoon on Jan. 10. A vigil is planned Friday evening for Cameron Bailie, a 27-year-old Oshawa father who vanished a month ago.
"10.02.2017 18:59:24" The brutality of Emmett Till's murder still stings: Paradkar In retrospect, the miscarriage of justice in the Chicago teen's murder is obvious. It appears to have taught us nothing. There still is a refusal to acknowledge the repeated brutality against blacks as anything but isolated cases. If Till's story refuses to disappear, it's because the conditions that enabled it have also refused to fade away. Here are a few.
"10.02.2017 18:00:00" Air Canada hopes Trump will lead to lower fees here Air Canada CEO hopes moves by other countries to become more competitive might prompt Canada to cut fees, charges and taxes. The CEO of Air Canada hopes Trump's promise to U.S. airline executives to cut their corporate tax burden and roll back regulations will spur action on this side of the border.
"10.02.2017 17:30:03" 29 candidates vie for a seat on Toronto council in Scarborough byelection Residents may be forgiven for feeling voter fatigue after a bombardment from candidates running for Ward 42 (Scarborough-Rouge River). Voters in northeast Scarborough will have their third byelection in 13 months.
"10.02.2017 17:00:03" Union in month-long Molson Coors strike urges boycott of company's brands Union looking for improvements to its graduated pay scale system, sees 'no end in sight' to labour stoppage. Molson Coors plant in Toronto says the labour stoppage remains unlikely to result in beer shortages due to its “full-blown contingency plan.”
"10.02.2017 16:30:03" Canada adds 48,300 jobs to economy in January: Statcan The national unemployment rate is now 6.8 per cent, down from 6.9 per cent in December. The country's job market has seen gains in five out of the last six monthly reports.
"10.02.2017 16:00:03" What to do with $100K worth of blueberries? Berry thieves in a jam if they can't sell them Hamilton police are trying to track down a trailer of blueberries stolen sometime between 3 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. It's possible the thieves just stole an available truck and found out later they were in a jam, with perishable loot, police say.
"10.02.2017 15:30:02" Five to 10 centimeters of snow expected Friday in Toronto The weather agency says there's also a chance of freezing drizzle overnight. Snow!!!
"10.02.2017 15:00:02" Rosie O'Donnell morphs into Trump aide Steve Bannon on Twitter A photo of Rosie-as-O'Donnell is now posted on the comedian's Twitter page, complete with a day's growth of stubble and a scowl. Rosie O'Donnell morphed herself into President Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon on Twitter, hinting she'll play him on SNL.
"10.02.2017 14:24:29" Toronto Police will not participate in Pride Parade this year, says chief Mark Saunders Police will continue to hold their annual Pride reception. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said in a statement this morning that the Toronto Police Service will not participate in this year's Pride Parade. Police will continue to hold their annual Pride reception.
"10.02.2017 14:00:03" Qualtrough pushes for accessibility despite cost Federal minister of sport and persons with disabilities wraps up cross-country consultations on proposed accessibility legislation. Cost can no longer be a barrier to creating an accessible Canada, says Carla Qualtrough, Ottawa's minister of sport and persons with disabilities.
"10.02.2017 13:39:10" Court filings are a window into the crass life of Melania Trump: DiManno In a libel lawsuit Melania Trump describes herself as a brand rather than a person. Melania Trump has every right in the world to defend her name and her character. The problem is, in the most recent filing, that she has characterized herself as a brand rather than a wronged person, and a cash-cow whose potential earnings have been
"10.02.2017 13:00:02" A face-to-face meeting is Trudeau's best bet for dealing with Trump: Paul Wells The timing is right. Canada appears to be well thought of in Washington, plus the president seems more civil to those he meets in person. But there is apprehension that our PM will be devoured. There'll be time for Kevin O'Leary to shout “Bambi vs. Godzilla!” 40 times before Justin Trudeau's aircraft even leaves the tarmac at Ottawa airport. But in face-to-face meetings, Godzilla has shown a surprising and consistent tendency to shrink to
"10.02.2017 12:30:03" TTC received 114 complaints about fare inspectors last year Majority of cases involved allegations that an inspector was rude, while 27 involved allegations of discrimination. “If you stop someone and the story that they tell seems reasonable” then they may get off with a warning, says the head of the TTC's transit enforcement unit.
"10.02.2017 12:00:03" Politics may trump style for Ivanka Trump's brand Shoppers' feelings about Ivanka Trump products have been shaped, not by the quality or look of them, but instead by their connection to her father. An online petition is asking people to boycott Hudson's Bay Company for selling Ivanka Trump products.
"10.02.2017 11:30:03" Three New England Patriots to skip White House visit Three players on the Super Bowl winning team have said they won't visit the White House for a traditional meeting with the president. Perhaps no other team has as close an association with Trump as the Patriots.
"10.02.2017 11:00:04" Oldest American, Adele Dunlap, dies at age 114 A New Jersey woman who celebrated her 114th birthday in December died on Sunday. Dunlap didn't have an explanation for her longevity, and neither did her children. Asked once how it felt to be the oldest American, Dunlap said, “I don't feel any different.”
"10.02.2017 10:00:04" Canada must rescind its torture protocol: Editorial In 2012 the Harper government made it formal policy that Canada could act on information obtained by other countries through the use of torture. The Trudeau government must rescind that directive. On the face of it, it sounded crystal clear. “Canada will never use torture or be party to that,” Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said after meeting his counterpart this week in Washington. But the reality is Sajjan's comments are as clear as mud.
"10.02.2017 05:00:03" Oakley encounter adds to Knicks' misery: Nothing But Net Charles Oakley's mid-game arrest follows the Derrick Rose vanishing act, Joakim Noah contract disaster … the once-feared franchise is in total freefall. The sight of Charles Oakley being led out of Madison Square Garden in handcuffs was in equal parts jarring and saddening.
"10.02.2017 04:28:28" One dead after fire at Toronto Community Housing building Residents of 291 George St. have been displaced pending inspection of the building. A three-alarm fire at a downtown Toronto Community Housing building on Thursday has claimed the life of one person and displaced countless others.
"10.02.2017 04:00:03" Bill Murray to headline Royal Conservatory season gala Actor scheduled to appear with cellist Jan Vogler at Oct. 13 opening of 2017-18 season. The conservatory says Murray “will read Mark Twain and dance a tango while Vogler plays works from Bach, Piazzolla, Ravel and Bernstein.”
"10.02.2017 03:00:03" Skies will host celestial triple header this weekend A Full Snow Moon, a penumbral eclipse and a comet will come together to put up a show Friday night. Plans Friday night? A snow moon and a fly-by emerald-green comet will come together for an astronomical triple-header.
"10.02.2017 02:00:03" Michael Cera keeps up the pace, in his career and The Lego Batman Movie Brampton-born star enjoying rapid rhythms of Lego Batman Movie and has lots of other projects on the boil. Just like many fans, Cera is hopeful for an Arrested Development return, but also of a more cohesive shoot than the last season.
"10.02.2017 01:30:03" Customers, food banks hit by No Frills closures Despite free shuttle bus service to other locations, food bank usage is up and residents fear the permanent loss of affordable grocers. Residents fear these discount supermarkets won't reopen and they'll be left in food deserts.
"10.02.2017 00:55:27" George and Amal Clooney expecting twins: reports The couple has yet to confirm the baby news, but actor Matt Damon and CBS host Julie Chen have each shared the news. Move over, Beyoncé. Amal Clooney is making the one-time world's most eligible bachelor a dad.
"10.02.2017 00:30:03" Medication protocols not followed at nursing home where Elizabeth Wettlaufer worked Meds went missing in recent months at Woodstock nursing home where accused serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer worked for seven years, inspection reports say “The home failed to ensure that every medication incident involving a resident and every adverse drug reaction was documented with a record of the immediate actions taken to assess and maintain the resident's health,” one of the inspection orders says.
"10.02.2017 00:00:03" RCMP to review 'unfounded' sexual assault cases The RCMP has said it will review cases from 2016 after a report that found one in five cases were deemed '”unfounded” by investigators. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has called on police to reassess how they manage sex-assault complaints.
"09.02.2017 23:30:00" Star launches legal challenge to end secrecy in Ontario tribunals Provincial tribunals were designed to speed access to justice and take the burden off overcrowded courts. But they routinely block the public's right to know about disputes they handle. This week, the Star launches a legal challenge to restore On Monday, the Toronto Star launched a legal challenge aimed at ending blanket secrecy in the provincial tribunal system that shrouds public records. We are seeking change. So tell us your stories: firstname.lastname@example.org. #TribunalSecrecy
"09.02.2017 23:00:02" Hamilton police hunting for blueberry bandit A truckload of blueberries worth $100,000 were stolen from Stoney Creek. Can you help police find the Blueberry Bandit?
"09.02.2017 22:35:21" U.S. court refuses to reinstate Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations | Toronto Star The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced that it will release its decision on the ban before the end of the business day Thursday in California. #Breaking A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled to not reinstate U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
The ban temporarily suspended the nation's refugee program and immigration from
"09.02.2017 22:30:02" 400 cats looking for a home and a snuggle Volunteers at Toronto Cat Rescue are hoping to find homes for 400 cats. The mission is dubbed Project Velcro. Find out why.
"09.02.2017 22:00:03" Toronto neighbours clash over cutting down 70-year-old tree near High Park One Swansea resident says tree is crushing his garage, but his neighbours feel it's an important part of the neighbourhood's look. Which side do you support in this neighbour dispute: "Remove the tree, it's crushing his garage" or "Save the 70-year-old Siberian Elm tree"? #poll
"09.02.2017 21:30:05" Air Canada hopes Trump will lead to lower fees here Air Canada CEO hopes moves by other countries to become more competitive might prompt Canada to cut fees, charges and taxes. Air Canada has long complained about extra costs to fly in Canada that have in the past prompted millions of passengers a year to catch flights from nearby American airports.
"09.02.2017 21:00:03" We are not all immigrants here: Kanji Indigenous peoples, violent colonizing settlers, 18th- and 19th-century slaves, exploited Chinese railroad workers — none of them were immigrants. Commentary: The slogan “We are all immigrants” obscures the reality of deep inequalities between different groups of people that have migrated to Canada.
"09.02.2017 20:30:02" Attawapiskat community 'frustrated' after flood closes new school for over a month There have been no classes for about 400 elementary school students since the flood on Jan. 7. Chief Executive Wayne Turner says the latest setback, one of many for a community that's been grappling with a youth suicide crisis and a chronic housing shortage, is very disheartening.
"09.02.2017 20:00:02" Making life more affordable and cities more livable: Horwath In Andrea Horwath's plan for helping Toronto, the province has a role to play in affordable housing, affordable municipal child care spaces and restoring TTC's operating cost subsidies. Toronto is at a tipping point, writes the leader of Ontario's New Democratic Party.
"09.02.2017 19:30:05" Meet the Real Housewives of Toronto Slice reveals cast for local version of Real Housewives franchise, debuting March 7. It won't be all glamour.
"09.02.2017 19:00:03" Booming MaRS repays $290M government loan three years early The Ontario government's rescue mission to MaRS has proven successful — the medical-and-related-sciences hub is repaying a $290 million loan three years early. “We made the point that this was not a bailout, but in the midst of politics — with the opposition parties — it sort of took on a life of itself,” said MaRS chair Gord Nixon.
"09.02.2017 18:30:03" 'Go buy Ivanka's stuff': Trump aide promotes his daughter's fashion line on Fox News Ethics experts say Trump's feud with Nordstrom over Ivanka's fashion line is different because it involves a business run by his daughter — and that raises conflict-of-interest concerns. Federal employees are banned from using their public office to endorse products.
"09.02.2017 17:55:00" The best of both worlds: Mac and Cheese Pizza from Rose Reisman When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore!
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"09.02.2017 17:30:03" U.K. passes bill authorizing Brexit, will start exit talks with the EU The bill now goes to the House of Lords, which has the power to delay — but not derail — the legislation. Britain's House of Commons has given final approval to a bill authorizing the government to start exit talks with the European Union
"09.02.2017 17:00:03" Canada to spend $70M on development aid for Haiti The announcement comes a day after the poor country returned to a democratically elected government. The largest part of Canadian assistance will go toward the Pan American Health Organization's work in Haiti, including funding for postnatal care for mothers and their infants.
"09.02.2017 16:51:57" thestar.com Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet U.S. President Donald Trump Monday | Toronto Star Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Washington Monday to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. In a statement, the PMO says the two leaders will discuss "the unique relationship between Canada and the United States" and how best to "work hard for middle class Canadians and Americans, together."
"09.02.2017 16:15:02" Sarah Palin for ambassador to Canada? Social media explodes amid rumours that former U.S. vice-presidential candidate could be headed to Ottawa. Is she about to become the American ambassador to Canada?
"09.02.2017 16:00:04" Toronto wakes up to bone-chilling cold on day two of extreme cold weather alert Temperatures around -11C will feel closer to -18C Thursday morning. Feels like -18C.
"09.02.2017 15:00:03" Gardiner off-ramp to be demolished, then replaced York-Bay-Yonge Gardiner Expressway exit is 50 years old and will be replaced with a shorter ramp. Teardown begins in April. The city is preparing for a planned $30-million replacement of the eastbound York-Bay-Yonge Gardiner Expressway off-ramp with a shorter ramp to Lower Simcoe St.
"09.02.2017 14:57:01" Loblaws extends recall of PC Organics baby food over risk of dangerous bacteria The initial recall was put out on Feb. 3 after a food safety investigation found the pouches could allow the growth of the bacteria that cause botulism. Customers are being warned not to consume the pouches and to either return them or throw them out.
"09.02.2017 14:30:05" Want to buy a Nazi medal? In Canada you can It's legal to sell the items in Canada, but Jewish community leaders feel doing so could upset Holocaust survivors. Selling Nazi memorabilia is a source of debate among owners and auctioneers. While some refuse to do so because they find them offensive, other say they are doing their part to help preserve historical relics.
"09.02.2017 14:00:03" Two corruption trials for Liberals will overlap One trial is linked to a byelection in Sudbury, the other to the cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga. Two court cases of alleged corruption involving Queen's Park Liberals will overlap with the setting of a Sept. 7 trial date in the Sudbury byelection bribery scandal.
"09.02.2017 13:30:03" Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch calls Trump's criticism of judge 'demoralizing' Judge Neil Gorsuch made the comments after Trump accused an appellate court considering his travel ban of being “so political.” Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was nominated by Trump to the United States'' high court last week, made the comments Wednesday after Trump accused an appellate court considering his immigration and refugee executive order of being “so political.”
"09.02.2017 13:00:04" Canada's 2016 census shows growth rate of new dwellings slowing down Nunavut saw the fastest rate of growth, while New Brunswick was slowest. Ontario was just slightly higher than the national rate. From 2011 to 2016, the number of dwellings in the country — defined as “a set of living quarters with a private entrance” — grew 5.6 per cent to more than 14 million, slightly higher than the 5 per cent population growth over the five-year period.
"09.02.2017 12:42:44" York board investigators 'overwhelmed' with complainants So many parents, staff, community members want to talk about board's troubles “we may never finish,” says reviewer appointed by education minister. One of the investigators tweeted that so many people want to meet “that we may never finish.”
"09.02.2017 12:00:03" Ottawa should suspend refugee pact with U.S., Harvard report says The U.S. is unsafe for refugees under U.S. President Donald Trump's executive orders, says a new review by Harvard University Law School. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “very concerned” about asylum seekers attempting to reach Canada on foot, but refused to answer if the government would remove the safe country designation of the U.S.
"09.02.2017 11:30:03" Population falling in areas near planned Scarborough subway stop Census data shows that while some tracts near the proposed transit stop are growing, 18 of 31 saw their populations decline. The population is shrinking in more than a dozen neighbourhoods in the immediate vicinity of the planned one-stop Scarborough subway extension, raising fresh concerns about the viability of the $3.2-billion transit project.
"09.02.2017 11:00:03" Inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women must start hearings: Editorial Inquiry commissioners have had since Sept. 1 to get organized. It's time they hit the road to hear from victims' families if they are to deliver an interim report by November. Time is of the essence.
"09.02.2017 10:30:03" Fight for Duke of Connaught pool not over, councillor says Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon moved an unsuccessful motion to reverse the programming decision for the pool at Duke of Connaught Public School. When the Beaches-East York community rallied to oppose the loss of programming at the Duke pool, it attracted the attention of Olympic medallist Penny Oleksiak.
"09.02.2017 10:00:03" Freeland warns Washington Canada is ready to fight a trade war Ottawa will retaliate if there is a tax on Canadian imports, foreign affairs minister says after day of meetings in the U.S. capital. “Canada will have no position on the tax reform plan or the border adjustment tax idea until it is fully formed and is a concrete proposal,” she said.
"09.02.2017 05:00:02" Who will Vegas take from the Maple Leafs? As things stand now, the Leafs will have to expose two veteran forwards from their current roster in the June expansion draft. The Leafs must expose two forwards and one defenceman under contract (or RFAs with qualifying offers) for next season with at least 70 games played over the last two years, or 40 games played this year. #BreakawayBlog
"09.02.2017 04:30:03" Alberta hiring more medical examiners to deal with fentanyl overdoses The province has also completed more than $20 million in renovations to the Edmonton medical examiner's office. On Tuesday, the province announced that 343 Albertans died in overdoses from opioids such as fentanyl in 2016. That is up 25 per cent from 257 cases the previous year.
"09.02.2017 03:45:03" Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, goddaughter of Prince Charles, found dead Palmer-Tomkinson was found dead at her London home. The cause of the death is not immediately clear. She was 45. Prince Charles said he and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, were "deeply saddened" by news of her death.
"09.02.2017 03:00:02" Why women could be the cause of Trump's meltdown From Meryl Streep to Melissa McCarthy, women are the ones who consistently seem to get under Trump's skin, and his counterattacks — mocking their looks, suggesting they have their periods or claiming they're “overrated” — only lend to his image as a Memo to frustrated Democrats trying to rankle U.S. President Trump: Try doing it in drag.
"09.02.2017 02:30:03" OPP to review 4,000 sex assault investigations labelled 'unfounded' Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has called on police to reassess how they manage sex-assault complaints. The review will cover allegations made between 2010 and 2014, Commissioner Vince Hawkes said. If it is determined that any sexual assault report was not properly investigated by the OPP, the investigation will be reopened, he added.
"09.02.2017 02:00:03" Toronto woman, 85, loses $600,000, including her home, in lottery scam Police asking residents to be more vigilant after victim told she had won the lottery and needed to sell her house to claim prize money. “The suspect called her every day to build a rapport with the victim, a trend we are noticing in phone scams,” said Det. Alan Spratt.
"09.02.2017 01:30:02" Parkdale tenants take to the street to fight rent hike Residents of 87 Jameson Ave. push back at efforts to raise the rent 3 per cent above provincial guidelines, for three years. For some tenants at 87 Jameson Ave., the proposed rent hike, on top of the 1.5 per cent already approved by the province for 2017, means a serious strain on their budget.
"09.02.2017 01:00:04" Woman accused of random PATH murder fires second lawyer Rohinie Bisesar is set to stand trial in January 2018 for the fatal stabbing of Rosemarie Junor, 28. In a long speech that swung between calm statements, shaking sobs and urgent pleas, Bisesar reiterated her belief, previously shared with the court, that there is something nefarious inside her, controlling her body, and that she needs to have her body
"09.02.2017 00:30:03" Preservation of Honest Ed's sign part of new movement, 'sign-ism:' Keenan In a city famous for saving the façades of historic buildings, the practice of preserving iconic signs is sprouting. "The sign, itself, has always been a whole lot of showbiz, sort of a tribute to Las Vegas or Broadway.": Keenan
"09.02.2017 00:15:03" Tolls are dead but Ontario cities' bills piling up "The system is broken," Mississauga's Bonnie Crombie said of cities trying to pay for huge projects with property taxes. “The system is broken,” Crombie told the Empire Club of Canada during a panel discussion.
"09.02.2017 00:00:02" Boy Scouts welcome first transgender member The Boy Scouts changed their policy of referring to the gender on birth certificates to determine eligibility last week after New Jersey boy's story gained national attention. “I am accepted,” Joe Maldonado said Tuesday night as he put on a Cub Scout uniform.
"08.02.2017 23:30:02" Government asks judge to postpone ruling in '60s Scoop case, outraging plaintiffs Judgment due next Thursday on whether Canada liable for loss of cultural identity suffered by indigenous children placed in non-indigenous care between '60s and early '80s. No '60s Scoop lawsuit has moved as far through the courts as the Ontario case, and one of the plaintiffs' lawyers said his clients want the ruling delivered next week as planned.
"08.02.2017 23:15:02" Dean Blundell axed in 590 The FAN morning show reboot Controversial host lasted two years in his latest local radio incarnation. Dean Blundell has been cancelled. Again.
"08.02.2017 23:00:02" Why hasn't Trump said anything about the Quebec massacre? 'He doesn't tweet about everything,' aide says 'I know he's sympathetic to any loss of life,' Kellyanne Conway responded. U.S. President Donald Trump "doesn't tweet about everything," one of his top aides said Tuesday in trying to explain his silence on the terrorist massacre of six people at a Quebec City mosque.
"08.02.2017 22:30:03" After years-long baboon battle at Toronto Zoo, new queen finally emerges Baboon troops are run by females and after the group's matriarch died in late 2014, several females have been battling violently for the top spot. Putsie, the troop's eldest female, saw an opportunity to grab the throne with support from her three daughters, Kate, Kristina and Kalamata.
"08.02.2017 22:00:03" Liberals trying to look more liberal with relaunch of cherished programs: Paul Wells Injection sites and the charter rights program help to counter pipeline approvals and Ottawa's conciliatory approach to Trump. One after another, cabinet ministers are lining up to resuscitate programs that please the Liberal base and that the Harper Conservatives fought tooth and nail.
"08.02.2017 21:30:56" Sophie Gregoire Trudeau on Fashion magazine cover Talked to the magazine about women's rights, her advocacy work and getting personal about her recovery from bulimia. For the feature, Grégoire-Trudeau was photographed in Ottawa at the National Gallery of Canada wearing a range of outfits by Canadian designers including Lucian Matis, Markoo and Greta Constantine.
"08.02.2017 21:00:03" Stop the witch-hunt of HIV criminalization People living with HIV are being charged with some of the most serious offences in our criminal law, even in situations where there has been no transmission of HIV, no realistic possibility of transmission, and no intent to transmit. "Simply put, they are being criminalized for having HIV, caught up in a justice system, from policing to prosecution to prison, that too often disregards evidence and the public interest.": Commentary
"08.02.2017 20:28:46" Donald Trump criticizes Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's brand “My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly,” Trump said on his personal Twitter account Wednesday. "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!"
"08.02.2017 19:30:56" Canada Post launches investigation into driver who took disabled parking spot “This is obviously unacceptable,” Phil Legault of Canada Post said in an email. “We apologize to anyone who is offended by this or was unable to access the parking spot at that time.” Canada Post has launched an internal investigation after one of its vans was photographed in a clearly marked disabled parking spot at the Yorkdale Mall.
"08.02.2017 19:00:03" Rona Ambrose's ship of fools: Mallick Ambrose attacked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for visiting the billionaire Aga Khan's private island on a Christmas vacation while she herself was on a billionaire's private yacht. “All he had to do was say no, but he couldn't resist the billionaire lifestyle.” All Progressive Conservative leader Rona Ambrose had to do was say no, but she couldn't resist the lifestyle of the sensational hypocrite, writes Heather Mallick.
"08.02.2017 18:00:03" White House wants media to cover terrorism more, cites Canadian examples Trump has said that terrorism needs more attention. “In many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it,” he added. When the White House released a list of attacks from 2014 to 2016 it included two attacks in Canada: the killing of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in Quebec, followed by the shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and the gun attack on Parliament Hill.
"08.02.2017 17:00:03" Juno-nominated musician Daniel Nebiat rolls as Toronto taxi driver The taxi driver who picked up a Star reporter after the JUNO nominee announcement event Tuesday was interviewed by her minutes earlier. Daniel Nebiat, a 44-year-old musician originally from Eritrea, is one of nine members who make up the Okavango African Orchestra, which was nominated for the World Music Album of the Year.
"08.02.2017 16:45:01" Extreme cold weather alert in effect in Toronto The alert comes a day after the city was drizzled with freezing rain that made for icy conditions all across the GTA, delaying commutes and resulting in power outages. From freezing rain to extreme cold weather, yes, winter is here.
"08.02.2017 16:00:03" End this cult of secrecy: Editorial Prying open the province's tribunals would be an important public service. It would force them to operate with the same level of openness as is practiced in the courts. The Toronto Star is challenging that secrecy in the courts, arguing for timely access to records of proceedings so the public can get the fullest possible picture of how the tribunals make decisions on key issues: Editorial
"08.02.2017 15:30:03" Motherisk probe zeroes in on more child protection cases The commission has now identified 24 cases in which flawed drug and alcohol hair tests performed by Sick Kids lab were a key factor in removing children from their families — and the number of cases is expected to grow. “A lot of harm was created by the … misuse of these tests, and this fiasco didn't only affect children, but families and siblings and communities,” commissioner Judith Beaman said.
"08.02.2017 15:00:02" Census shows big population gains in Toronto, Milton and Brampton In the Toronto city centre, several areas saw their populations double between 2011 and 2016. The area along Queen St. W. between Shaw St. and Dovercourt Rd. saw its population shoot up 109.2 per cent over the past five years.
"08.02.2017 14:29:38" Honest Ed's sign will move to Ed Mirvish Theatre Moving the iconic sign will still require approval from the city. They're saving it!
"08.02.2017 14:00:03" Executive committee signs off on 2017 budget paving way for council's approval The average homeowner will pay $90 more per year. But critics say the budget is leaving too many people behind. The $12.3-billion operating budget and $39.7-billion, 10-year capital plan will be finalized by council next week.
"08.02.2017 13:43:24" Canada's population grew 1.7M in 5 years Canada's latest census numbers show the country's population reached 35.2 million in 2016, an increase of 1.7 million over 2011 — the strongest growth of all the G7 countries. #BREAKING: Canada's population grew 1.7M in 5 years
"08.02.2017 13:30:04" Donald Trump says the media missed nearly 80 global terror attacks. We didn't | Toronto Star Almost all of 78 events the White House said have been under-reported by the media were reported by the Star or by major international media. Trump's claim is not supported by the facts. #video
"08.02.2017 13:00:03" The freezing rain is gone, but hundreds are still in the dark in Scarborough About 500 customers in the Sheppard Ave E. and Kennedy Rd. area and another 500 customers in the Lawrence Ave E. and Brimley Rd. area are without power. Christina Basil, a spokesperson for Toronto Hydro, said there were approximately 19,500 people affected by outages at some point between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
"08.02.2017 12:30:03" OMA is a 'union' out for more cash for doctors, Bob Rae says Don't be fooled by talk of fighting for better patient care; OMA wants more money for doctors: Bob Rae “She's not asking for money for health care, but for members. That's fine, but don't dress it up as something it isn't.”
"08.02.2017 12:00:03" Family of mentally ill inmate who died in Ontario jail look for answers A vigil for Soleiman Faqiri, who died on Dec. 15, 2016, will take place on Wednesday at Nathan Phillips Square between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The family of Soleiman Faqiri, a mentally ill man who died at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay in December, is concerned at the pace of the investigation into the circumstances of his death.
"08.02.2017 11:30:05" What does the Trump administration think? Depends who's talking On matters semantic and significant, U.S. President Donald Trump and his team have left America's allies and adversaries guessing. U.S. President Donald Trump has argued that a president should use "the element of surprise" to keep opponents "off balance" — creating his own version of Richard Nixon's "madman theory" of diplomacy.
"08.02.2017 11:00:02" Melania Trump banking on millions from personal brand, court hears in libel case Melania Trump has been suing the corporation that publishes the Daily Mail's website over a now-retracted report that claimed she once worked as an escort. The first lady is seeking compensatory and punitive damages of at least $150 million.
"08.02.2017 10:30:04" Chrystia Freeland to meet Rex Tillerson, Paul Ryan in Washington Canada's foreign affairs minister is set to meet Tillerson, Ryan and other Republicans during a visit to Washington this week. Freeland was moved into Foreign Affairs last month in a cabinet shuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau aimed at dealing with the election of Donald Trump as president.
"08.02.2017 10:00:03" Unifor enters fight for TTC workers union U.S. parent union of TTC local accuses ousted president Bob Kinnear of 'plotting in secret' to orchestrate a Unifor membership raid. “Canada is the only country in the world that will allow a union from another country to organize their workers,” Dias said, adding that he was “sick and tired of the heavy handed arm of the United States determining our collective bargaining strategy and
"08.02.2017 05:00:04" Playboy Bunnies to make New York City comeback Three decades after the original Playboy Club closed, a new Playboy venue is opening its doors. The timing may be off, says travel guidebook publisher Pauline Frommer. “Retro is in, but I'm not sure this type of retro,” she says. “We live in this era when thousands of women are gathering in marches to protest. I'm not sure the zeitgeist is right for
"08.02.2017 04:30:02" Richard Hatch, star of 'Battlestar Galactica,' dies at 71 Hatch died Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer, a representative for the actor says. Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica film and TV series, has died. He was 71.
"08.02.2017 03:49:27" Christie Brinkley back in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 63 Brinkley first appeared on the cover of the Swimsuit issue in 1979. This time she's appearing with her two daughters. Model Christie Brinkley is returning to the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at age 63 and this time she's appearing with her two daughters, 31-year-old Alexa Ray Joel and 18-year-old Sailor Brinkley Cook.
"08.02.2017 03:00:03" Canada needs to act now to help refugees and minorities harmed by Trump's orders Our government must pause our participation in the Safe Third Country Agreement and examine whether the U.S. is truly a safe place for refugees as a result of not only the two orders, but also their ripple effect. "While we applaud Prime Minister Trudeau for standing up for refugees and minorities, using clear and unmistakable language to support diversity, words are not enough. We need action.": Commentary
"08.02.2017 02:30:05" Bail extended for officer in Sammy Yatim shooting Toronto police Const. James Forcillo, who has spent one night in detention since his attempted murder conviction last July, will remain out on bail until the eve of his Oct. 2 appeal hearing. In her ruling granting Forcillo bail, Justice Eileen Gillese emphasized the need for the appeal to be heard as quickly as possible. In that July ruling she ordered a November surrender date for Forcillo; the officer's bail was extended at that appearance.
"08.02.2017 02:12:43" Toronto ice slows down transit, cuts power Highways and streets are clearing up as the GTA remains under a freezing rain warning, but Toronto Hydro is reporting multiple power outages. Live #updates here: http://on.thestar.com/2kIlTpP
"08.02.2017 02:00:04" Growing online backlash over Ivanka Trump brand offered at The Bay Hudson's Bay has not said it will drop Ivanka Trump products, but #baycott is picking up steam. After Nordstorm, a major U.S. retailer, decided it wouldn't carry Ivanka Trump's brand, some consumers are urging Hudson's Bay to do the same but for political reasons.
"08.02.2017 01:30:05" Toronto man jailed for drugging friend with 'date rape drug' A jury found Duilio 'Nick' Franchino, 30, gave the woman wine spiked with GHB but acquitted him of sexual assault. Franchino denied sexually assaulting the complainant or drugging her, claiming he had no idea how the GHB got into the wine.
"08.02.2017 01:00:05" Soaring Toronto housing sparks interest in co-owning With single-family homes jumping 36 per cent from 2012, there's an emerging need for non-traditional home ownership arrangements, says seminar organizer. "All I'm trying to do is take an old idea, which is community, and just try to reignite a notion of how much healthier we can be as a society if we look at ways of working more closely together," said realtor and social activist Lesli Gaynor.
"08.02.2017 00:30:05" thestar.com Canada will never 'be party to' torture, defence minister says after visit to Trump's Washington Harjit Sajjan met Monday with the secretary of defense to Donald Trump, who vowed during his campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.” “When it comes to our military and Canadian values, we follow international law and Canadian law. Canada will never use torture or be party to that,” Sajjan said in an interview on Tuesday.
"08.02.2017 00:00:06" thestar.com Inquiry on missing, murdered indigenous women to break legal ground The national inquiry is outlining its approach and strategies in dealing with one of the most important issues in Canadian history. According to the inquiry's website, 16 per cent of all women murdered in Canada between 1980 and 2012 were indigenous, even though they make up just 4 per cent of the national female population.
"07.02.2017 23:44:05" thestar.com Multiple tornadoes tear through Louisiana, state of emergency declared | Toronto Star The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's heartbroken to see Louisiana families suffering again. Much of the worst damage is in eastern New Orleans, part of the 9th Ward that was so heavily flooded by Hurricane Katrina.
"07.02.2017 23:30:03" thestar.com What will happen to Honest Ed's sign? Fate of landmark sign at corner of Bathurst and Bloor still undecided. Since the marquee, with 23,000 light bulbs, was installed in 1984, it doesn't qualify for heritage status.
"07.02.2017 23:03:36" thestar.com Some school buses cancelled, air travel alerts issued as GTA braces for freezing rain | Toronto Star The evening commute may be messy as freezing rain starts around noon and sticks around until the evening, says Environment Canada. It's slippery out there, Toronto. Environment Canada issued a freezing rain warning for the entirety of southern Ontario at around 3 p.m. The statement said that the freezing rain is expected to continue into Tuesday evening #StarWeather.
"07.02.2017 22:43:03" thestar.com Bombardier to get $372 million in government loans Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and Transport Minister Marc Garneau are scheduled to make announcement at 6:30 p.m. The federal government will give Bombardier $372 million in repayable loans, according to a source who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak on the matter.
"07.02.2017 22:26:14" thestar.com Cyclist crossing Hwy. 401 captured in dash cam video Tow truck driver Wayne Edward posts dash cam videos featuring a wide array of illegal and dangerous road behaviour. “It's just unbelievably dangerous ... He's probably going to die before he gets charged,” said Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the OPP's Highway Safety Division. #video
"07.02.2017 22:00:03" thestar.com Last chance to see Toronto Zoo's lion cubs this weekend Cubs gearing up to move to Parc Safari in Quebec for 'their next journey in life' The Toronto Zoo describes Gus as “a bit of a momma's boy,” says Hank loves to groom the other lions, Harrison is more of a tough guy and that Oliver's a “little troublemaker.”
"07.02.2017 21:30:00" Get Happy: How creating panic can free up time Do only nerds do their homework Friday night? Maybe. But they're the ones with the whole weekend to party. http://on.thestar.com/2kECQ1W
"07.02.2017 21:00:03" thestar.com GO Transit passengers at risk for exposure to diesel exhaust Metrolinx, which operates GO, says it has already taken measures to address pollution inside its coaches. A U of T study has found high levels of carcinogenic diesel dust in the coaches of some GO trains. The levels are highest in the car behind the locomotive.
"07.02.2017 20:30:04" thestar.com Drake, Weeknd, Shawn Mendes get five Juno nominations each Brampton's Alessia Cara gets four nominations for Canada's top music awards, being held in Ottawa on April 2. Among other things, Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are all competing for the Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Artist of the Year awards.
"07.02.2017 20:00:02" thestar.com The fight for Ontario's disappearing $11 billion: Cohn The stage is set for a public showdown between the provincial government and auditor general Bonnie Lysyk over an accounting change that effectively wipes away nearly $11 billion in government assets. Billions of dollars are at stake in a simmering dispute pitting Ontario's auditor general against the provincial government. With the spring budget looming, neither side is backing down.
"07.02.2017 19:00:04" thestar.com Trump's tweets have made the social media manager your most valuable employee With the world logging on to see Trump tweet, social media and digital community managers are considering their jobs in a different light. Once maligned as low-ranking non-jobs invented for flighty but digitally nimble millennials, social media roles grew in prestige as companies recognized the importance of social media to their brands.
"07.02.2017 18:00:04" thestar.com Encouraging young voices in difficult times The Toronto Public Library magazine that gives teens an outlet to express themselves — and even kick-starts careers — is looking for submissions Young Voices will accept writing and visual art from young people aged 12-19 until April 4, 2017.
"07.02.2017 16:30:03" thestar.com Malaysians on alert as convicted serial rapist arrives from Toronto Local police say they will monitor Selva Kumar Subbiah as Malaysian newspaper warns, “BEAST RETURNS.” His return came amid calls in Malaysia for a sex-offender registry.
"07.02.2017 16:00:03" thestar.com A 6-year-old should never be placed in handcuffs: Editorial | Toronto Star A six-year-old was handcuffed by Peel Regional Police last fall, allegedly for acting out violently. Education Minister Mitzie Hunter must find out how this could have been prevented, and act on it. A six-year-old child should never end up in handcuffs. Education Minister Mitzie Hunter must ensure it never happens again: Editorial
"07.02.2017 15:30:02" thestar.com Facts to consider when judging Nancy Elgie The son and daughter of the long-time York Region school trustee provide their account of a painful event that has provoked both anger and pain in the community. #Commentary: Given the ugly legacy of racism in society, it is not surprising that many people were quick to assume the worst of Nancy, even discounting that she had suffered a head trauma several weeks earlier.
"07.02.2017 15:00:02" thestar.com Funeral for Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart to be held Feb. 18 Family welcomes public to attend for 'everyone who loved Rob.' Stewart, best known for his documentary, Sharkwater, was in Florida to film a sequel, Sharkwater: Extinction. He was diving near the Queen of Nassau shipwreck in the Florida Keys, about 10 kilometres from the shore, when he slipped underwater.
"07.02.2017 14:00:03" thestar.com Doctors' Notes: Why Toronto is a liver cancer hot spot Survival rates are rising but more than 1,000 people die every year in Ontario from liver cancer. Who's at risk?
"07.02.2017 13:30:02" thestar.com Agnostic alcoholics welcomed back into AA fold Members still must acknowledge the 12 steps as they are written — but can interpret them as they see fit. You no longer have to ask God for help to beat alcoholism in Greater Toronto.
"07.02.2017 12:45:02" thestar.com Some school buses cancelled, air travel alerts issued as GTA braces for freezing rain Both morning and evening commutes may be messy as freezing rain starts around 9 a.m. and sticks around until the evening, says Environment Canada. “Road closures are possible. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur,” Environment Canada has warned.
"07.02.2017 12:26:04" thestar.com Star launches legal challenge to end secrecy in Ontario tribunals Provincial tribunals were designed to speed access to justice and take the burden off overcrowded courts. But they routinely block the public's right to know about disputes they handle. This week, the Star launches a legal challenge to restore The public's right to know about public disputes in a public hearing involving matters of public interest can be hidden entirely or delayed to the point that the principle of transparency becomes meaningless.
"07.02.2017 12:00:03" thestar.com China wants the world to know it has stopped using executed prisoners as organ donors A 2011 report found as many as 90 per cent of Chinese transplants surgeries used organs from executed prisoners, but China now claims to have stopped the controversial practice. “From Jan. 1, 2015, organ donation from voluntary civilian organ donors has become the only legitimate source of organ transplantations,” China's former vice minister of health, Dr. Huang Jiefu, said in an interview at China's embassy to Italy. “This is
"07.02.2017 11:00:02" thestar.com Parents cheer mayor's decision to delay daycare cut Parents welcome one-year delay in cuts, but fear for the future if province doesn't fill the gap. “It's a great first step. But we may be fighting this all over again next year. It's exhausting,” said Lara Alejandra, a member of the parent board at Withrow Child Care Centre in Withrow Public School where her son Daniel, 4, has been in daycare since he
"07.02.2017 10:00:03" thestar.com $150,000 could have freed family held by Taliban, report claims Family of Canadian Joshua Boyle, who is being held in Afghanistan with his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and two sons, say they don't believe report. According to two unnamed American “officials directly involved in the case,” VOX reported Monday that a Taliban representative had told U.S. military negotiators of the proposed deal, but that when news was relayed to the FBI, “the agency never followed
"07.02.2017 05:30:02" thestar.com Eugenie Bouchard set for blind date with fan after Super Bowl Twitter bet 'If the patriots win we go on a date?,' tweeted punslayintwoods. If you see Bouchard in Chicago or somewhere in Missouri with some guy who's got a perma-grin etched on his face, it just might be punslayintwoods.
"07.02.2017 04:30:03" thestar.com The Kremlin wants an apology from Fox News — Bill O'Reilly says he's working on it Russia's request comes after Canada wrote to Fox News, asking that it either take down or update a tweet that contained “false and misleading” information about the Quebec City mosque attack. “Apparently the Putin administration in Moscow demanding that I, your humble correspondent, apologize for saying old Vlad is a killer,” Bill O'Reilly said. “So I'm working on that apology but it may take a little time. Might want to check in with me
"07.02.2017 04:00:03" thestar.com New Yorkers erase subway graffiti of swastikas with hand sanitizer Anti-Semitic symbols and phrases have been showing up across the U.S. since Donald Trump's campaign gave hope to white nationalists, neo-Nazis and the alt-right. “Jews belong in the oven” was scrawled across the plastic coating on a map display, photos show, and swastikas marked the doors. Another advertisement had been vandalized with “Heil Hitler.”
"07.02.2017 03:30:03" thestar.com Kayla Itsines' bikini body philosophy is all about confidence The personal trainer and Instagram fitness star has a workout plan, app and book all about staying fit and eating well. "It's important, even for me, to enjoy the foods you love which can also help with overindulging and cravings."
"07.02.2017 03:00:00" The Shin Squish brings you to the brink of 'delicious discomfo... This self-massage technique can be done just about anywhere. http://on.thestar.com/2kjWWQA
"07.02.2017 02:54:52" thestar.com Ontario Medical Association executive resigns en masse The OMA and the government have been without a contract for three years. A tentative deal, endorsed by OMA brass, was turned down by a majority of members in August. The move leaves a vacuum, which many in the profession believe will be filled, at least in part, by more militant doctors who are angry with the provincial government. Many also see the move as bringing the profession one step closer to job action.
"07.02.2017 02:30:05" thestar.com These Canadian killers argued they were not criminally responsible in court Here are some other high-profile cases in which a similar finding of not criminally responsible was sought in court. Guy Turcotte fatally stabbed his three-year-old daughter and five-year-old son in 2009. The Quebec cardiologist was found not criminally responsible and was sent to a psychiatric hospital in Montreal and released in December 2012. An appeal court then
"07.02.2017 02:00:03" thekit.ca Lady Gaga Sports Custom Versace For Super Bowl Performance Lady Gaga decrees that custom Atelier Versace is the uniform for jumping off a roof or a stage Not only did Lady Gaga deliver an electric hit-heavy halftime show, but she did so in custom Atelier Versace.
"07.02.2017 01:30:03" thestar.com Ontario will still help young patients even though Trump travel ban halted Ontario hospitals will remain open to foreign children in need of life-saving surgery — even though the U.S. courts have temporarily halted President Donald Trump's travel ban that threatened their care. Health Minister Eric Hoskins said Monday that despite the ruling, both Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa are gearing up to provide services.
"07.02.2017 01:00:03" thestar.com Mayor John Tory reverses cuts to grants for school childcare Decision restores funding for daycares in schools temporarily, as Tory demands more funding from province. “The parents of Toronto had a real impact on the mayor. What we saw today was a very significant reversal . . . . I think the mayor clearly felt the pressure from parents across the city,” Councillor Janet Davis said.
"07.02.2017 00:30:02" thestar.com Reaching in the dark: The frustration and solitude of Trump's first two weeks in the White House In a dizzying first two weeks in office, Trump's White House has governed swiftly, with little apparent regard for consequences — a tactic it is reconsidering. “We are moving big and we are moving fast,” Bannon said, when asked about the upheaval of the first two weeks. “We didn't come here to do small things.” But one thing has become apparent to his allies and his opponents: When it comes to governing, speed
"07.02.2017 00:00:04" thestar.com Syrian refugees find home in Trump country. And now their neighbours say he's going too far “I hated Muslims,” said one 61-year-old Nebraska man. Then Syrian refugee families moved into his apartment building. “The Muslims here were all about family and they just loved everyone,” Dutcher said. “I remember the people who lived here before; they took for granted everything this country gave them. These people, they really changed my heart.”