Dave Feschuk: Everything’s coming up Leafs. Maybe playoff readiness isn’t such a stretch


Playoff readiness is the Maple Leafs’ only relevant pursuit. Their willingness and ability to score in close proximity to the blue paint in a successful four-game road sweep, rather than relying on the stretch pass, might have been most impressive development on offence, Dave Feschuk writes.
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Ontario to build 1st elementary school inside Toronto condo building
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Upgraded charge in Saskatoon double homicide
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Man pleads guilty to killing former spouse and her mother in Ste-Sophie
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Fatal Winnipeg house fire claims person, dog
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Book review: A B.C. Interior nurse’s year of living dangerously
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Anthony Gismondi: When it comes to grape growing, the classifications of 100 years ago may be irrelevant
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Bill Zacharkiw's Wines of the Week: Jan. 21, 2022
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Ontario has 590 people in ICU due to COVID-19 and 4,114 in hospital
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Sudden shift in COVID-19 guidance in B.C. 'led to confusion' says B.C. CDC
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Pamela Anderson splits from 4th husband after 1 year of marriage
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Omicron wave has peaked, but ICU numbers still rising steeply, says Tam
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COVID-19: Quebec sees 59 more deaths, another drop in hospitalizations
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B.C. health officials hold live COVID-19 Friday briefing amid isolation guideline confusion
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2 arrested following armed robbery at Minden home: OPP
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More details emerge in Manitoba smuggling deaths; suspect being held in Grand Forks, N.D.
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Think Toronto’s too expensive? This Mississauga townhouse with high fees sold for nearly $1-million
This townhouse was originally listed for $859,000, with the offer date set up for Friday. However, it was sold Wednesday because the seller accepted a “bully offer,” real estate agent Othneil Litchmore explained.
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28 in isolation amid COVID-19 outbreak at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in London, Ont.
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The Right Chemistry: What a classic painting tells us about vacuums — and science
Why Joseph Wright’s An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump continues to resonate.
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Transport truck collides with building in Listowel, Ont., Main Street closed
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Debt-strapped Canadians brace for a hike in interest rates
Bank of Canada is expected to start a campaign of tighter monetary policy next week in a bid to tame COVID-driven inflation
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Ontario gives $120M boost to municipalities’ gas tax funding to make up for low fuel sales
But this year, the government is topping up the funding with the additional cash to make up for reduced gas sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Peterborough to receive $1.9M in Ontario gas tax funding; $641K for City of Kawartha Lakes
The city's share of $1,913,675 for 2021-22 is down slightly from $1,919,520 it received for 2020-21. 
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COVID live updates: Quebec reports 59 deaths as hospitalizations continue to fall
Province may start relaxing pandemic rules before mid-February, Boileau says.
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Woodstock, Ont. man arrested in connection with fridge, stove thefts: Guelph police
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Vancouver weather: Periods of drizzle heading into the weekend
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Multi-generational U.K. study finds link between smoking and body fat
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Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68
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Louie Anderson dead: Actor, comedian dies of cancer at 68
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