Torontosun

  • April 19, 2018
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  • April 19, 2018
    Andy Donato ... more
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  • On Deck: Jays at Yankees
    ON DECK Blue Jays at Yankees   STARTING PITCHERS THURSDAY, 6:35 p.m. RHP Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 3.66 ERA) vs. LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 4.00 ERA) Sabathia suffered a right hip strain on April 6, but is expected to be activated from the disabled list to make this start. He had a… ... more
    Torontosun6 hours ago
  • New Democrat MPP Paul Miller blasts staff’s union
    Ontario NDP MPP Paul Miller criticized his staff’s union and questioned the dedication of an employee who took parental leave, according to a recorded voicemail message. “Basically, sometimes unions do more harm than good,â€� Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MPP Paul Miller said. “And sometimes they get their people into bad situations.â€�… ... more
    Torontosun7 hours ago
  • WARMINGTON: Doug Ford won’t engage in war of words with Wy...
    AJAX — Since Premier Kathleen Wynne already called Doug Ford a “Donald Trumpâ€� style “bully,â€� the PC Leader had a message for her of his own. “I want to know why is she driving around the province on the back of the taxpayers’ moneyâ€� while “we are driving around on… ... more
    Torontosun7 hours ago
  • LEVY: Toronto hate crimes up 28% in 2017
    First the good news. Increased media attention and more community education has led to increased reporting of hate crimes in this multicultural city, Det-Sgt. Scott Purchase told members of the Toronto Police Services Board Wednesday. Now the bad news: Hate crimes were up 28% in Toronto in 2017 with 186… ... more
    Torontosun8 hours ago
  • LEVY: Another fire fatality in a TCHC building
    I just don’t get it. How many fatal fires must occur in Toronto Community Housing Corporation buildings before someone other than the media (me) truly holds the feet to the fire of those who purport to run this dysfunctional housing authority? The latest deadly fire occurred Wednesday morning at TCHC’s… ... more
    Torontosun8 hours ago
  • FUREY: Iqra Khalid story goes from bad to worse
    The Jaspal Atwal affair is really a simple story for all of its up and downs. How did he get invited to an event in India that the PM would be at, even though he’d been previously convicted of attempting to assassinate an Indian politician? That’s easy. Because he was part… ... more
    Torontosun9 hours ago
  • Letters to the Editor, April 19
    CHANGE IS NEEDED Re “Grits crash and burnâ€� (James Wallace, April 16): Insurers have been telling government for years that Ontario drivers pay too much for auto insurance. And we have worked with the government on ways to reduce rates. But what James Wallace didn’t bother telling you or doesn’t… ... more
    Torontosun10 hours ago
  • MANDEL: Dirty cop or dogged crime fighter framed by his info...
    In the normal order of things, the police officer is the good guy, the drug dealer is the bad. But in a downtown courtroom, a jury is being asked to decide if that’s the case when it comes to suspended Hamilton Det.-Const. Craig Ruthowsky: Was he a dogged crime fighter who… ... more
    Torontosun10 hours ago
  • Hernandez triggers Jays offensive explosion to cap off Royal...
    Predictions of a gloom and doom winter for the Blue Jays began roughly around the final pitch of the 2017 season was tossed at Yankee Stadium. How was the team going to be competitive again without major changes and was Jays management willing to be active in acquiring fresh faces?… ... more
    Torontosun10 hours ago
  • WALLACE: Wynne deals dirt as election creeps closer
    Back in 2003, Ontario PC campaign staff issued a press release calling then-Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty an “evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet.â€� While then-Premier Ernie Eves dismissed the smear as an “attempt at humour,â€� the reality was the Conservative government was trailing in the polls, running out of time… ... more
    Torontosun10 hours ago
  • Cops in the heart of the city will soon carry lifesaving Nal...
    Cops working in the city’s downtown area will all be carrying the opioid antidote Naloxone by this summer. The Toronto Police Services Board heard Wednesday that by the end of June the roughly 1,000 officers to be involved in program will be certified to administer the life-saving nasal spray. Currently, only… ... more
    Torontosun10 hours ago
  • Raptors’ VanVleet knows two-day break will be huge for his...
    About the only negative for the home side in Tuesday’s 130-119 win over Washington was the fact that sixth man Fred VanVleet didn’t look right in his brief return to action. The point guard got knocked a little woozy in the Raptors regular-season finale against Miami, but more concerning was… ... more
    Torontosun11 hours ago
  • Contract talks between TTC and unionized transit workers sta...
    Toronto transit workers say they are “disappointed” the TTC walked away from the bargaining table on Tuesday. The workers are asking the company to “return to negotiations and bargain in good faith,” the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 said in a statement. The union — which represents 11,000 transit workers —… ... more
    Torontosun11 hours ago
  • OPINION: Ontario swimming in a dangerous pool of red ink
    BY KARL BALDAUF Earlier this week, we learned that our shared prosperity is at risk if Ontario does not adopt a different plan to achieve longterm economic growth. Moody’s Investors Service, one of the leading international credit agencies, changed the outlook on the province’s ratings to negative from stable. In… ... more
    Torontosun11 hours ago
  • Leafs’ Rielly finds playing in playoffs a lot more fun tha...
    The spring ritual is one Morgan Rielly hopes to never experience again. The Maple Leafs defenceman, who turned 23 in March, is making up for lost time after watching the Stanley Cup playoffs from the comfort of his couch in his first three years in the National Hockey League. “That’s… ... more
    Torontosun11 hours ago
  • EDITORIAL: Trudeau pipeline meeting hasn’t made thing...
    It looks like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s emergency Trans Mountain pipeline took things from bad to worse. Last week it became clear we were on the cusp of a national crisis. Kinder Morgan had just announced they were putting the project on hold. They no longer wished to subject shareholders… ... more
    Torontosun11 hours ago
  • HUMBLE HUMBOLDT: GoFundMe closes with over $13.7M raised
    The Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe campaign began with the goal of raising $5,000 and through the compassion of Canadians across the nation, escalated to over a record-setting $13.7 million over 11 days. The campaign, slated to close Wednesday at 11:59 p.m., is the second largest GoFundMe ever — second only to… ... more
    Torontosun12 hours ago
  • WATCH ‘NASTY’ BATTLEGROUND: Wynne goes off on Ford; comp...
    The Ontario election campaign has officially gone south! Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne compared her competitor Doug Ford to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, and vowed to hold him to account for what she described as bullying behaviour. “Let’s just call this for what it is – Doug Ford sounds like… ... more
    Torontosun12 hours ago
  • MALCOLM: PMO email raises doubts about Jean’s testimony
    A statement exclusive to the Sun appears to contradict National Security Advisor Daniel Jean’s recent testimony in front of a parliamentary committee. On Monday, Jean testified that “inaccurate information being circulatedâ€� compelled him to provide a “background briefing… not for attributionâ€� to journalists amid Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s disastrous trip… ... more
    Torontosun12 hours ago
  • Don’t expect Jays’ Donaldson to return any time soon
    Though he’s eligible to be sprung from the disabled list on Saturday, don’t expect to see Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson any time soon. In Florida to recover from his shoulder inflammation, Donaldson is expected to begin throwing sometime this week, but his return to the Jays lineup is… ... more
    Torontosun12 hours ago
  • ROGERS: Comey should have never been FBI director in the fir...
    By Ed Rogers, Special to Postmedia Network I believe former FBI director James Comey is an able and sincere man. But by his own admissions, he is a timid leader who lacks poise when he needs it most. Comey’s own retelling of his encounters with President Donald Trump suggests that he… ... more
    Torontosun12 hours ago
  • GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau’s carbon scheme takes our money fo...
    Small wonder the Trudeau government waited to release its annual report on Canada’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions until the prime minister was in France, boasting about Canada’s efforts to fight climate change. That’s because Canada’s latest report on emissions submitted to the United Nations shows an insignificant drop for 2016,… ... more
    Torontosun13 hours ago
  • Raps’ Wright has been huge in absence of VanVleet during p...
    Next man up is a mantra teams trot out every time a significant injury befalls a player. For the Raptors though, next man up is something they have believed in and lived all season long. Next man up is the attitude the starters have when they go to the bench… ... more
    Torontosun13 hours ago
  • Toronto man allegedly threw rocks at two women, kicked sever...
    A 24-year-old man is accused of numerous violent attacks on women in the city’s downtown core. In the first incident, which occurred at 8:10 a.m. on April 12, Toronto Police allege the accused threw rocks at the backs of two women — minutes apart —  near Yonge and Wellesley Sts.… ... more
    Torontosun13 hours ago
  • WATCH HOLIDAYS FROM HELL: Sunwing F.A. goes off!
    East, west, home’s best. Hundreds of disgruntled travellers learned that the hard way after the weekend ice storm in Toronto turned vacation travel into an endurance test. Sunwing is cast as the villain in this story. Due to the weather, some fliers couldn’t leave sunny climes to get into Toronto.… ... more
    Torontosun13 hours ago
  • SIMMONS: Maple Leafs need Anderson to be great in Game 4
    Frederik Andersen stuck out his paddle, the middle part of his goal stick, and dove because instinctually, in the moment, that’s what goalies do. It was his only chance, really, to stop David Pastrnak, who had more net than stick to shoot at. Had Pastrnak shot the puck along the… ... more
    Torontosun13 hours ago
  • BONOKOSKI: Choosing the best poison for the delivery of crud...
    Every day during the month of January—through the snow and the cold that grips our country in mid-winter—some 145,000 barrels of crude oil attached to railroad locomotives rolled through our cities and our towns virtually unnoticed, often in the dead of night. This represents 23,000 cubic tonnes of potential danger.… ... more
    Torontosun13 hours ago
  • Toxic professor calls beloved Barbara Bush ‘an amazing rac...
    A toxic teacher exploded in a bile-fuelled rampage bashing former first lady Barbara Bush as an “amazing racist.â€� Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar then wished death upon the rest of the Bush clan. “PSA: either you are against these pieces of shit and their genocidal ways or you’re part… ... more
    Torontosun14 hours ago
  • ZICARELLI: Wizards need best version of Beal in Game 3 versu...
    Will the real Beal step up to the plate or will the Wizards succumb to a similar fate that befell the Raptors three springs ago? That’s the question being posed as the opening-round series between the Raps and Wiz shifts to Washington with Game 3 Friday and Game 4 Sunday.… ... more
    Torontosun14 hours ago
  • Maple Leafs’ Kapanen hopes chances start turning into goal...
    TORONTO — Finn-on-Finn has not been a win-win so far for Kasperi Kapanen. Countryman Tuukka Rask has come out ahead in the two breakaways that Maple Leafs winger Kapanen has been able to procure, the first shorthanded in Game 1 before that got away from Toronto and the second in… ... more
    Torontosun15 hours ago
  • ‘Room for both’ in Pickering-Ajax casino battle: Phillip...
    When it comes to the casino battle between Pickering and Ajax, the focus has been on the problems instead of finding solutions. Until now. Rod Phillips, the Progressive Conservative candidate in Ajax and a former CEO of both the OLG and Postmedia, has released a proposal that would allow Ajax… ... more
    Torontosun15 hours ago
  • FIRST LADY, FIRST CLASS: Batra pays tribute to Barbara Bush
    She said she had the best job in America. And America was lucky to have her as first lady.  Today, the country — and the world — is mourning Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, often appearing in her trademark fake… ... more
    Torontosun15 hours ago
  • Maple Leafs in ‘real good spot’ but Komarov ruled out fo...
    To use a football analogy, it’s not fourth and long for the Maple Leafs, but they also aren’t at midfield after getting pinned deep. Yes, they made a dramatic comeback Monday in their first-round playoff series with the Boston Bruins. But the Leafs need Thursday’s Game 4 in their favour… ... more
    Torontosun16 hours ago
  • Woz Blog: Raptors loose and happy heading to Washington â...
    The Toronto Raptors are having a lot of fun these days. Can you blame them? While past teams have been tense and extremely tight as the pressure mounted in the post-season, these guys are having a blast. Kyle Lowry’s 2-for-12 from three in the series against Washington and he’s cracking… ... more
    Torontosun16 hours ago
  • Jose Bautista signs minor-league contract with Braves
    Former Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista has found a new MLB home. Well, sort of. Bautista and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a minor-league contract on Wednesday. The deal is for the remainder of the 2018 season. Wow. Jose Bautista agrees to a minor league deal with Alex… ... more
    Torontosun16 hours ago
  • ‘HE FEELS VERY BAD’: Wife frets about drug baron El Chap...
    Pint-sized pusher El Chapo is not having a great time in jail. No, not at all, if his model wife, Emma Coronel, is to be believed. The Mexican stunner broke her silence in Brooklyn Federal Court, telling reporters the notorious drug kingpin is having a tough go of it. Like… ... more
    Torontosun17 hours ago
  • Murder charges laid in case of pair who vanished from Toront...
    Police have laid two first-degree murder charges in a cold case dating back to 1991. Investigators with the provincial police and Barrie Police Service say Michael Guido Gerald Claes, of Elmvale, has been charged in the deaths of Grant Ayerst and Norman Whalley. The two men, aged 21 and 36… ... more
    Torontosun17 hours ago
  • ServiceOntario hotline down due to ‘technical issues’
    Callers to the ServiceOntario hotline are being told that due to “technical issuesâ€� the phone service is not available, a problem that apparently began Tuesday. “An issue with a server has caused the outage,â€� Andrew Lang, a spokesman for Ontario Government and Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles, said in an… ... more
    Torontosun17 hours ago
  • Celebrity Spaces: Janet Zuccarini
    Top Chef Canada Judge Janet Zuccarini comes by her passion for food honestly. “My father was very influential in my life in many ways, but an early memory  was his passion for Italian food and eating well. He was Italian and had no choice but to teach my German mother how to cook for the family,â€� she says.… ... more
    Torontosun18 hours ago
  • On the road to Lyon: Team Canada places second at the Bocuse...
    Team Canada placed second at the recent continental semi-finals of the world’s toughest chef competition: the Bocuse d’Or awards. The U.S., placed first while Argentina came in third, followed by Brazil and then Chile. Held in Mexico City, this major win qualifies Canada to enter the 2019 finals that are… ... more
    Torontosun18 hours ago
  • Moody’s downgrades Ontario finances to negative
    TORONTO — A key ratings agency has downgraded its outlook on Ontario’s finances to “negative” from “stable” in light of the Liberal government’s plan to run six consecutive multibillion-dollar deficits. Moody’s Investor Services says spending pressure will challenge the province’s ability to “sustain balanced fiscal results” over a number of… ... more
    Torontosun18 hours ago
  • Is your kitchen actually ‘green’?
    Among all the model homes, home shows and product launch events I attend, I’ve literally had the opportunity to look at hundreds and hundreds of kitchen designs. And it ’s so easy to be impressed by all the options. For the first time, however, I was offered an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, to not only look at the latest designs, but to… ... more
    Torontosun18 hours ago
  • Doug Ford ‘is like Donald Trump’: Wynne
    The Ontario election campaign has gone south. Premier Kathleen Wynne compared her competitor Doug Ford to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, and vowed to hold him to account for what she described as bullying behaviour. “Let’s just call this for what it is – Doug Ford sounds like Donald Trump… ... more
    Torontosun18 hours ago
  • Carnival adds more Cuba cruises
    Looking for new way to experience Cuba? Carnival Cruise Line has added 20 additional voyages to the island in 2019 aboard the newly refurbished Carnival Paradise. “Our Cuba cruises have been met with phenomenal guest response since we began sailing to the island last year and we’re thrilled to add… ... more
    Torontosun18 hours ago
  • Nosh with Nobu on Crystal Serenity
    As the Sun’s National Travel Editor, I receive a barrage of information about events, tours, hotel developments, cruises, etc. Here are some things I found interesting recently.  Celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be on board for Crystal Serenity’s June 19 Baltic Bliss cruise from Stockholm to London. During the sailing,… ... more
    Torontosun18 hours ago
  • San Francisco’s Speakeasy a fun flashback on Prohibition
    IAN ROBERTSON SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — If you’ve ever wanted to visit another time and place, then The Speakeasy is the “berries.â€� Staged by Boxcar Theatre Inc. since 2016, sets in the $3-million-plus immersive theatre production include a “crookedâ€� casino, an “illicitâ€� bar and a cabaret. The cast and crew… ... more
    Torontosun18 hours ago
  • Woman sentenced in drunk crash that killed teen
    A young woman who crashed while driving drunk, killing a teenager, has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Jing Jing Pan, 24, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to impaired operation of a vehicle causing death and impaired operation causing bodily harm. The crash around 3 a.m. on… ... more
    Torontosun19 hours ago
  • Trial date set for neurosurgeon in wife’s murder
    TORONTO — A Toronto neurosurgeon accused of killing his physician wife will go to trial April 1, 2019. Dr. Mohammed Shamji is charged with first-degree murder and committing an indignity to human remains in the death of Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji, the mother of his three children. Fric-Shamji’s beaten body was… ... more
    Torontosun19 hours ago
  • ‘A NATIONAL CRISIS’: Beer spilled on court during Raptor...
    The scoreboard said the Wizards lost Game 2 to the Raptors, but one beer vendor might have been the biggest loser Tuesday night. The vendor dropped a full tray of beer during the second quarter, causing a delay in the action as Air Canada Centre staff used towels to mop… ... more
    Torontosun20 hours ago
  • Sneaky-good Boston rookies making their mark on Leafs-Bruins...
    TORONTO — A little-known fact about the 2017-18 Boston Bruins: they boast the NHL’s finest collection of rookies. Behind the Best Line in Hockeyâ„¢, Zdeno Chara and Tuukka Rask, hides a pack of newbies who combined for 174 regular season points. (For reference, the New Jersey Devils recorded 156 rookie… ... more
    Torontosun20 hours ago
  • Train blocking tracks lead to GO headaches on Kitchener line
    TORONTO — Metrolinx says thousands of people’s commutes are delayed because a train is blocking all of the tracks on the line that travels from Kitchener to Toronto. Spokesman Anne Marie Aikins says the train, which was carrying equipment, became stuck sometime before 6 a.m. Wednesday due to a broken… ... more
    Torontosun21 hours ago
  • The hunt for Ontario’s best veal sandwich
    The search is on for Ontario’s best veal sandwich! Now in it’s second year (the first, in 2016, was won by Chef Noelle Barone of Highview Food & Drink, Southampton), the call for entries has seen more than 114 to date – and nominations close May 1. How it works… ... more
    Torontosun21 hours ago
  • Man dies after TCHC apartment fire in east-end
    TORONTO — A man in his 70s has died after a blaze in a TCHC apartment building early Wednesday. Toronto Fire Services Capt. Michael Westwood says the fire started at about 3:30 a.m. in a unit on the 13th floor of a building in on Strathmore Blvd., in the Danforth… ... more
    Torontosun21 hours ago
  • Tantalizing aroma of Aroma Espresso Bar
    There’s a lovely food spot in the Postmedia building called Aroma Espresso Bar, headed up by the father and son team of Arthur and Adam Stern. Airy and spacious, with plenty of space to sit and enjoy, the place offers a wide-ranging menu of nutritious, Mediterranean-inspired dishes perfect for breakfast,… ... more
    Torontosun21 hours ago
  • Second Harvest a feast of help for Toronto
    Second Harvest is launching two major initiatives: The first, For The Love Of Food Challenge, is a month-long program that challenges Torontonians to take a pledge to reduce their household food waste by 50%. Commencing on Earth Day, the goal of the program is to educate and raise awareness about… ... more
    Torontosun21 hours ago
  • Grab a hold of Toronto’s Sandwich Fest
    The Toronto Sandwich Fest is coming to town this Sunday. The event, sponsored by Maille Dijon mustard, promises to deliver a day filled with fun, food and a competition in which participants will have a chance to showcase their sandwich-making skills using ingredients provided. Judges include Chef Elia Herrera of… ... more
    Torontosun21 hours ago
  • FREE KICKS: Man City is the champion, but Salah is the real ...
    A coronation that has been months in the making finally took place this weekend, with Manchester City clinching the Premier League title following Manchester United’s loss to lowly West Brom – more on that later. There’s not much left to say about City’s dominance of the league this season that… ... more
    Torontosun23 hours ago
  • Recipes to the rescue: Food that is fast, flavourful â€...
    “What are you making for supper tonight?â€� asked my friend and colleague, Robin Robinson, our resident National Travel Editor. Robin’s cubicle is right next to me, and we do chat about the latest food trends and favourite dishes. Both Robin and I (and I suspect most of those reading this… ... more
    Torontosun23 hours ago
  • ASK AMY: Big Sister worries about her ‘little’s’ media...
    Dear Amy: I am a 30-year-old woman with no children. I am mentoring a 12-year-old girl through the Big Sisters program. “Sandie” is a great, strong-willed kid, but has been through the wringer, with a history of sexual abuse, her dad in prison for most of her life, serious poverty… ... more
    Torontosun24 hours ago
  • April 18, 2018
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  • Wizards showed lack of pride in easy Raptors win
    “I don’t feel like there’s no desperation, sense of urgency, anything,â€� said John Wall hours before Game 2 of the Raptors-Wizards series tipped off at the ACC. Well, maybe there should have been some. Washington’s defence had not been great in the opener, but it was downright horrific when the… ... more
    Torontosun1 day ago
  • LARSON: Toronto FC in massive Champions League hole followin...
    TORONTO – An abysmal start; A blunder that was more like a dagger. Boiled down to its simplest form, Cup soccer is defined by good and bad moments. The difference, sometimes tragically, is the good moments are expected. The bad moments stick in our memories far longer when they occur… ... more
    Torontosun1 day ago
  • Jays backup catcher Maile learning to deliver in big moments
    Ask Luke Maile about his sudden ability to be clutch at the plate and the Blue Jays backup catcher has a logical answer. It’s all about opportunity. Maile got a couple of big chances Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre and responded with one of the most productive offensive outings… ... more
    Torontosun1 day ago
  • Wizards will need some magic at home to comeback against Rap...
    Their backs aren’t exactly up against the wall, but the Washington Wizards can now feel it, that sense of impending doom if things aren’t corrected, if a mindset does not change. Trailing a best-of-seven series 3-0 is as close to sporting death as taxes and the Wizards will be in… ... more
    Torontosun1 day ago
  • Raptors roll over Wizards for commanding series lead
    This role as front-runners seems to agree with the Toronto Raptors. With their first series lead already secured, the Raptors went out and did exactly what they have been doing all season and took care of home court with a near wire-to-wire 130-119 win over the Washington Wizards to take… ... more
    Torontosun1 day ago
  • BRAUN: Libs refuse meds to seriously-ill teen
    Kathleen Wynne is very proud of herself over OHIP+. Luckily for her, it’ll be a while before people realize what a massive boondoggle it is. She’s paying for prescriptions for everyone under 25 in the province — a service half of them didn’t need. They were already covered through a… ... more
    Torontosun1 day ago
  • French court puts kibosh on baby named Jihad
    A French court has torpedoed a couple who wanted to name their baby boy Jihad. The reasoning was that the handle would have an adverse effect on the boy’s life. You think? According to the Daily Mail, the case went to court last summer when authorities in Toulouse were alerted about… ... more
    Torontosun1 day ago
  • Asylum seeker allegedly killed by Bruce McArthur led lonely ...
    The latest alleged victim of accused serial killer Bruce McArthur was a Sri Lankan asylum seeker who fled his war-ravaged country in hopes of building a better life for himself in Canada, those who knew him said Tuesday. Friends and lawyers confirmed that Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam was one of 492… ... more
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