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  • Tigres top TFC in Campeones Cup
    By: Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Jesus Duenas scored twice to help Tigres UANL defeat Toronto FC 3-1 on Wednesday night as the Mexican and MLS champions faced off in the inaugural Campeones Cup. The result was a measure of revenge for the Mexicans, ousted by Toronto in March in… ... more
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  • Matthews, Ennis power Maple Leafs past Sens
    OTTAWA – When this latest chapter of the Shanaplan properly unfolds in coming weeks, Auston Matthews and John Tavares won’t be rotating games and Tyler Ennis won’t likely be on Matthews’ right wing. But Wednesday was a chance to view Matthews as the Leafs’ premier centre with Tavares and Nazem… ... more
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  • Estrada bounces back the Jays offence goes to sleep against ...
    BALTIMORE – On a warm, muggy night at Camden Yards, the Blue Jays’ offence went to sleep. Orioles pitching held the Jays to one run on four hits – including a home run by rookie outfielder Billy McKinney in the eighth – snapping a four-game Toronto win streak. Baltimore scored… ... more
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  • Man rushed to hospital after Finch Ave. shooting
    Paramedics rushed a man in his 20s to hospital after a Wednesday night shooting in North York. Emergency crews were called to a location near the York Woods Library on Finch Ave. W., just east of Jane St., around 7 p.m. for a critically-injured man in his 20s suffering from… ... more
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  • TRAIKOS: New San Jose Shark Erik Karlsson ‘looks great in ...
    SAN JOSE —  For the first time in his NHL career, Erik Karlsson put on a jersey that didn’t belong to the Ottawa Senators. But it was his smile — not the jersey — that seemed different at a news conference to officially welcome San Jose’s newest acquisition on Wednesday.… ... more
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  • Alleged Crips associate released on bail
    BARRIE — Despite protests by the Crown, an alleged associate of the notorious Crips gang was released on bail after police accused him of carrying a loaded handgun and drugs at Wasaga Beach. Jalen Pitt, of Brampton, who will turn 20 this week, was allowed to go home with his… ... more
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  • People at door support smaller council: Deputy Mayor
    Toronto Mayor John Tory continued to criticize the Doug Ford government’s decision to chop the size of council but now accepts the election will go forward on Oct. 22 with 25 wards. It is a deeply regrettable choice made by the government and it has led to ever escalating… ... more
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  • WARMINGTON: Shooting captured on surveillance video
    Pop, pop, pop … pop. I counted seven gun shots: Three in unison; three more bursts; and a final blast. Surveillance video shows the flashes from most of them. The shooting happened Friday night at 10:30 p.m. on Alder Rd. in East York and if the alarming incident hadn’t been… ... more
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  • MALCOLM: It was the judge, not Doug Ford, who was in the wro...
    It felt like the sky was falling last week in Toronto. You couldn’t turn on the radio, look at a newspaper (aside from the Sun) or watch the evening news without seeing a total meltdown over Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s suggested use of Section 33 in the Charter of Rights… ... more
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  • LILLEY: White House not amused with Freeland’s “Tyrant...
    Sitting on a stage and smiling while Donald Trump was referred to as a tyrant and compared to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad hasn’t won Chrystia Freeland any fans in the White House. According to two independent Canadian sources, people who have been in communication with the White House in recent days,… ... more
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  • Dewar cartoon, Sept. 19
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  • Letters to the Editor, Sept. 19
    POWER AND POLITICS The NDP is the officially elected opposition in Ontario and the PCs are the officially elected governing body. OK, does this mean Horwath must use her “power” to oppose and fight everything the government legally does? Is that her role and duty, to act/speak without consultation (forget… ... more
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  • Tavares scores a pair of goals in Leafs pre-season debut, le...
    LUCAN, Ont. — John Tavares was saying on Tuesday that he still gets the butterflies on game day, even on the cusp of his 10th season in the National Hockey League. The nerves for the Maple Leafs centre were gone once the puck dropped against the Ottawa Senators in the… ... more
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  • Jays beat up on awful Orioles again
    BALTIMORE — The Blue Jays seemed destined to lose on Tuesday night, trailing Baltimore 4-0 after four innings. Then they realized they were playing the Orioles and came back to win 6-4. It was the Jays’ fourth straight victory and 39th come-from-behind win of the year. Jays starter Aaron Sanchez went… ... more
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  • Donato cartoon for Sept. 19 2018
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  • EISEN: How to bring investment back to Ontario
    The start of a new government’s term in office represents a window of opportunity to address pressing problems. In Ontario, Premier Doug Ford’s still-new Progressive Conservative government has many challenges to choose from. So, the question of what to prioritize is critically important. A top priority should be fixing one… ... more
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  • EDITORIAL: Sexist attacks on Mulroney a disgrace
    To all those hysterically calling for Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney  to intervene in Premier Doug Ford’s decision to invoke the Charter’s notwithstanding clause, a simple question. What has Ford’s Progressive Conservative government done that is unconstitutional and would merit the attorney general intervening? We understand all the usual suspects at… ... more
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  • Sometimes the business side of sports can be a real killjoy
    The city of Toronto had a pretty harsh reminder of the business of sport this past summer. Well, harsh for those who value loyalty. On the basketball front DeMar DeRozan, the man who tweeted out “Don’t worry, I got us …” in those uncertain times after the face of the… ... more
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  • Gibbons stands up for Blue Jays farm system
    BALTIMORE — Even though the Blue Jays were 14 games under .500 entering play Tuesday, and out of the American League playoff picture, manager John Gibbons said the young players have “rejuvenated” the club. “You know what, I’m excited,” said Gibbons. “It’s kind of funny, in some of the baseball… ... more
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  • WARMINGTON: ISIS once again taking credit for Danforth attac...
    While ISIS may be calling the gutless Greektown shooting rampage their proudest victory of 2018, Canadian authorities are not lending it any credence. Just days from two-month anniversary of the deadly shooting spree that saw Julianna Kozis, 10, and Reese Fallon, 18, slain and 13 other innocents wounded, Canadian law… ... more
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  • Bert and Ernie not gay: Sesame Workshop
    One of television’s longest-running bromances is just that. That’s the verdict Tuesday from the Sesame Workshop on the relationship between Bert and Ernie — the inseparable muppet pals and staple of the nearly 50-year old children’s television program, Sesame Street.  Please see our statement below regarding Bert and… ... more
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  • Tavares doing all that a captain might do for the Maple Leaf...
    LUCAN, Ont. — No Maple Leaf will wear the captain’s C this season, but if you look closely, you might see the outline of the letter on the front of John Tavares’ sweater. If not, certainly you will hear the kind of things a captain would say whenever Tavares answers… ... more
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  • Gurriel said it would be a mistake to dump veteran DH Morale...
    BALTIMORE – Try telling Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Aledmys Diaz or any of the young Latin kids in the Blue Jays clubhouse that the Jays would be better off getting rid of veteran DH Kendrys Morales next year. Morales is 35 and slow and not quite the hitter he used to… ... more
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  • BARNES: BC defence tops the CFL in QB sacks, interceptions
    Hey Jeremiah Masoli, just a friendly heads-up here, the Lions are coming for you in a black and orange wave bent on destruction. With 31 quarterback sacks and 16 interceptions, the rebuilt B.C. defence suddenly tops the Canadian Football League in both categories. Six games ago, the Lions allowed 436… ... more
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  • LEVY: City building a $2.5-M pre-fab for transients in publi...
    So I now know why an”open house” for Fort York-area residents — held by city officials Monday evening — reminded me of attending a sales pitch for a new condominium project. There were at least seven staff from Shelter, Support and Housing (SSHA), three from Fred Victor Centre, two Toronto… ... more
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  • Raptors president Masai Ujiri insists Kawhi Leonard is ‘ha...
    Masai Ujiri has the material for a first-rate How I Spent My Summer Vacation essay. The Toronto Raptors president toured his native Africa for a month, visiting six countries with the non-profit he founded, trying to spread positive messages about life through basketball. Along the way, he hung around with… ... more
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  • It’s Mexico’s best, Tigres vs. MLS champion Toronto FC f...
    Though it comes at a poor time in some ways, Toronto FC is accentuating the positives of being involved in the inaugural battle for the Campeones Cup. The game pits Major League Soccer’s reigning champs against Tigres UANL, the Mexican cup holders and goes at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday night… ... more
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  • MANDEL: Trucker found guilty in crash that killed 4 on Hwy. ...
    It had been a beautiful evening. Debbie Howe was on her way back from her surprise 60th birthday party in Oshawa and her entire extended family was heading along Hwy. 401 to meet at her Ajax home for coffee. The traffic slowed for construction but then came to a dead… ... more
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  • EPL FREE KICKS: Reds and Blues headed towards clash of 100-p...
    Can you feel that? It’s the anticipation building for a true clash of the titans in two weeks’ time. September 29: Liverpool at Chelsea. Here’s hoping that both teams will keep their 100% records intact next week and we get a true battle for the top of the table. This… ... more
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  • Ombudsman mulls new probe after three Ontario police suicide...
    TORONTO — Ontario’s ombudsman is mulling whether to take another look at how provincial police deal with officers who suffer serious stress on the job and, in some cases, end up killing themselves. In a statement on Tuesday, Paul Dube said he had directed his staff to assess new complaints… ... more
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  • Senior male cyclist dead after trying to cross Hwy. 404
    A 72-year-old male cyclist from Scarborough has died after a collision with a white pickup truck on Hwy. 404 near Newmarket on Monday. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the man was trying to cross the southbound lanes of the highway, just south of Mulock Dr., when he was struck. … ... more
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  • Hamilton cops release image of vehicle in suspected gangland...
    Hamilton police have released CCTV footage they believe is the getaway vehicle for the gunman who fatally shot a real estate broker outside his home last week. Albert “Al” Iavarone, 50, was gunned down in a “targeted” hit in Ancaster late Thursday. Cops and underworld observers say the slaying has… ... more
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  • ‘You’re not from around here?’: Brie Larson flies high...
    First the good news: Marvel has just released its first look at Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. Now the bad news: you’ll have to wait until March 8, 2019, to check out what looks to be a wildly entertaining sci-fi extravaganza. Captain Marvel was teased in the end credits for Avengers:… ... more
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  • Porn star Stormy Daniels compares Trump’s penis to a ‘to...
    Cue the puerile penis puns! The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels let it slip in April that his client would “describe the president’s genitalia in great detail.” And, now it’s here. In her torrid tome, Full Disclosure, Daniels describes U.S. President Donald Trump’s penis. Stormy Daniels, who claims she had… ... more
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  • FUREY: A look at who the next Liberal floor-crosser could be
    A visit to the Liberal caucus website is an interesting experience. The main page is headshots of all the Liberal MPs in Canada. All 182 of them. You scroll down the page and occasionally see a familiar face. “Hey, it’s Trudeau!” “Oh look, that’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan!” Or: “Oh,… ... more
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  • ‘Butterfly excitement’ for Tavares ahead of first game w...
    LUCAN, Ont. — John Tavares still gets the butterflies. That feeling of anticipation won’t subside during the day on Tuesday in hours leading up to his pre-season debut for the Maple Leafs. Certainly not at the Lucan Community Memorial Centre, which will be jammed with fans on Tuesday night for… ... more
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  • Man arrested in ‘illegal and stupid’ GO train roof ride
    A viral video of a person riding on the roof of a GO Transit train has led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man. Peel Regional Police say the video, which was shot on top of a westbound Lakeshore West train in Mississauga, was originally posted to social media in… ... more
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  • Ontario will abandon Bill 31 if court stays council ruling
    The Ontario government will not pursue a new bill to cut Toronto city council nearly in half if the province’s highest court stays a ruling that quashed an earlier version of the legislation, lawyers said Tuesday. In a hearing before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, lawyer Robin Basu said… ... more
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  • Lessons learned from a condo conversion in Newmarket
    It seems only fitting that on the day after Labour Day, and for many the first day back to school, that I would visit a condo site that was once a school. So, on this day, I had a look at The King George School Lofts & Town Homes project in Newmarket. Having visited a number of ‘condo conversion’… ... more
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  • ‘The Russians are here for a reason’: Dolph Lundgren tea...
    PHILADELPHIA Dolph Lundgren is stepping back into the ring literally and figuratively. And this time it’s personal. On a sweltering hot spring afternoon, the 60-year-old Swedish actor is sipping coffee in between scenes as he films a sequence for Creed II that sees him reprising his villainous Captain… ... more
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  • Credit agencies eyeing growing Ontario debt: FAO
    Ontario is being warned that something it does a lot – borrow money – could get more expensive. The Financial Accountability Officer of Ontario (FAO) has issued an update by economists David West and Nicholas Rhodes on the province’s credit rating. “With about $350 billion in total debt, Ontario is… ... more
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  • Romantic ambiance of Lake Geneva
    Arching around most of southern end of Swizerland’s most southwest corner, Lake Geneva laps against the French border with a serene beauty. A collage of castles, museums, resort towns and vineyards, this region merits a few days of exploration – though you can enjoy a swift overview of its highlights… ... more
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  • SIU probing fatal fall of man from Hwy. 401
    The SIU is investigating the death of a man who fell from Hwy. 401 in Toronto onto a golf course early Tuesday. The province’s Special Investigations Unit says police received multiple calls just before 2 a.m. about a man walking eastbound in the collector lanes of Hwy. 401 between Avenue… ... more
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  • The Israeli port city of Jaffa: Old stone buildings and tren...
    JAFFA, Israel – Just south of Tel Aviv’s glass towers and concrete houses are the white stone buildings of Jaffa, the ancient port town. Jaffa has existed for thousands of years, but today it is one unified city with Tel Aviv, which was founded in 1909. Both Jews and Arabs… ... more
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  • TRAIKOS: With ‘doomsday’ slated two years from now, play...
    Wearing jeans and a white dress shirt with the top button undone, one might have assumed it was “Casual Friday” at the NHLPA’s offices when Don Fehr sat down last week for a one-on-one interview. But as the head of the players’ union explained, it’s been like this every day.… ... more
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  • Ford, Horwath head to plowing match
    PAIN COURT — Ontario’s premier and the leader of the Opposition will take a break from sparring in the legislature today and face off in a plowing match instead. Premier Doug Ford and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will be in Pain Court for the rural expo known as the International… ... more
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  • Nephew to get $350Gs of aunt’s Chase the Ace jackpot
    PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — An agreement has been reached between a Nova Scotia woman and her nephew in a dispute over a million-dollar Chase the Ace jackpot that made headlines across Canada. Barbara Reddick sued her nephew Tyrone MacInnis after the grand prize of a charity fundraiser in rural Cape… ... more
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  • ASK AMY: Grandmother’s babysitting duties interfere with h...
    Dear Amy: My lady friend, “Kate,” and I have been together for nine years. We both have children and grandkids from our marriages. We are active seniors and travel often. When not traveling, we go out to dinner several times weekly, and are fairly active socially. When my grandkids came… ... more
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  • Dolighan Cartoon Sept. 18
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  • Letters to the Editor, Sept. 18
    JUST FOR SPITE For mayor or other candidates in the municipal election, one has to, sometimes, vote for the “best” of the worst. The flaw in John Tory’s character is that he wastes time and taxpayer money to cancel or delay a result that he agrees with. Is… ... more
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  • Bombs and Borucki, a formula for Jays success over the Oriol...
    BALTIMORE – The winning formula for the Blue Jays at Camden Yards on Monday night: Bombs and Borucki. Three Jays hit home runs – Danny Jansen, Kevin Pillar and Aledmys Diaz – to lead Toronto to a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Equally impressive was the work of starter… ... more
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  • Lucan good for Leafs pre-season hopefuls
    LONDON, Ont. — Lucan is a small town, but Tuesday will be a big chance for some would-be Leafs. It’s the first of eight NHL exhibition games and the start of a back-to-back against the Ottawa Senators that concludes Wednesday at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Leafs, who took Monday… ... more
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  • Drury likely won’t be back this season
    BALTIMORE — Infielder Brandon Drury, whom the Blue Jays acquired from the New York Yankees along with Billy McKinney in the J.A. Happ deal prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, has had the cast taken off his left hand and is close to be 100%. However, Jays manager John… ... more
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  • LEVY: Best show in town was at Queen’s Park Monday morning
    The dial-up-a-protester group put on the best show in town at the provincial legislature early Monday. First the ragtag demonstrators — consisting from the looks of it of mostly activist students on the eight-year university plan and assorted aging hippie types — got thrown out of the public galleries for… ... more
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  • Province goes to court to fight to downsize Toronto council
    The provincial government takes its fight to downsize city council back to court on Tuesday. The province will ask Ontario’s highest court Tuesday to stay last week’s judgment which tossed out Bill 5 — the legislation designed to slash the size of Toronto council from 47 members to 25. … ... more
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  • KRYK SLANTS: Sulking Antonio Brown’s act getting old
    In the past, Pittsburgh’s star receiver Antonio Brown has been prone to displays of extreme childishness and selfishness on the field, when he feels he isn’t getting the ball enough. He was at it again on Sunday in Pittsburgh’s 42-37 home-field loss to Kansas City. Columnist Ron Cook of the… ... more
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  • EDITORIAL: Alleslev defection shows Trudeau faces internal b...
    The Liberal government was hit with a stunning blow Monday, the day the House of Commons resumed sitting for its fall session. Leona Alleslev, elected a Liberal MP in 2015, crossed the floor to join the Conservative caucus. It was supposed to be the day the government got back on… ... more
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  • RIVIERA RUB OUT: Did son-law orchestrate murder of heiress?
    A $16.7-billion fortune, the jet set’s beloved French Riviera and a bold daylight slaying of a wealthy heiress contains all the elements of a Harold Robbins potboiler. But the case that has riveted France is brutally real. On May 6, 2014, a shotgun-wielding hitman blasted mega-wealthy Helene Pastor, 77, after… ... more
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  • Jays’ Alford knew he was ‘going to play’ alongside bro...
    BALTIMORE – It was a gloomy, wet day at Camden Yards on Monday, but you would never know that from talking to Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Alford. The Columbia, MS native was obviously pumped about being recalled to the Jays after spending the last couple of weeks at home working… ... more
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  • LEVY: Downsizing council will save at least $36 million
    In 2017, Toronto’s 44 councillors spent on average about $420,000 each to staff their offices, attend conferences, travel on junkets and on other items, including vanity photos and newsletters. They made $139,000-plus each, including benefits and the kind of salary many of them would never see should they have to… ... more
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  • TRAIKOS: With ‘doomsday’ slated two years from now, play...
    Wearing jeans and a white dress shirt with the top button undone, one might have assumed it was “Casual Friday” at the NHLPA’s offices when Don Fehr sat down last week for a one-on-one interview. But as the head of the players’ union explained, it’s been like this every day.… ... more
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  • Disneyland princess convicted in sickening honeymoon murder ...
    She may have once been a Disneyland princess but cops say Rachel Mae Buffett is closer to the evil witch Maleficent. The 31-year-old former actress has been convicted of lying to cops about the double murder committed by her boyfriend. Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 34, was convicted in 2015 of the murders… ... more
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  • AGAR: Some counsel about Toronto council
    Dear Premier Ford. Don’t make it a habit. Right now you’re pushing to reduce council in Toronto to 25 members from their planned increase to 47. Your opposition — from city council to the NDP to anyone who just doesn’t like you — has tried anything to stop you, but… ... more
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  • WILLIAMS: Reasoning about race
    So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same behaviour. We can avoid many pitfalls of misguided thinking about race by… ... more
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  • FUREY: Ghomeshi needs to drop the career rehab
    We all know what’s going on with Jian Ghomeshi’s essay in The New York Review Of Books. It’s an attempt to rehabilitate his reputation. For social reasons? Sure, to a degree. But more likely career reasons. He no doubt wants to go back into broadcasting. After all, last year Ghomeshi… ... more
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  • Police looking for multiple suspects after Toronto man shot ...
    GEORGINA — Police say they are looking for suspects after a Toronto man was shot in the early hours of Monday morning. York regional police say the 23-year-old man was shot just after midnight in Georgina. Police say the man was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition. They say witnesses… ... more
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  • Ohio killer on death row hit with two more murder charges
    A convicted killer rotting on Ohio’s death row has been hit with two more murder charges. Shawn Grate has now been charged with the slayings of Rebekah Leicy and Candace Cunningham in Richland County. He has pleaded not guilty. Grate was first arrested on Sept. 13, 2016, when a terrified woman… ... more
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  • Lucan welcomes the Leafs
    For one day in Lucan, the blue and white will be bigger than the Black Donnellys. “When my husband won a draw for tickets to the game, I’m surprised you didn’t hear the cheering all the way to Toronto,” said Jackie Martens, a volunteer at Lucan Area Heritage and the… ... more
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  • Places to Live: Brampton
    Brampton is now poised to be Canada’s first modern, suburban city By Paul Fitzgerald, Special to Postmedia Network If you are looking to live in a city that thrives on innovation, growth, culture and diversity, then you should consider making Brampton your next home. “Brampton is truly… ... more
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  • BONOKOSKI: Liberal MP Leona Alleslev slams Trudeau, crosses ...
    In a bombshell move Monday, a rising star among the Trudeau Liberals crossed the House of Commons floor to join the Conservatives of Andrew Scheer, but not before delivering a scathing indictment of a government she accuses of failing the country. This came out of nowhere, the secret tightly kept.… ... more
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