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Much work still undone after two years: Ontario’s Auditor General
The 2019 annual report of Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released this week — with its disheartening revelations about harm in hospitals, slack truck and driver safety rules and salty, sugary diets in nursing homes — gives the provincial government a road map for change. A less examined portion of her hefty report looks at […]
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Matthews ends drought, Hyman also provides a pair as Leafs beat Blues
ST. LOUIS — Sheldon Keefe figured his most dangerous forward was on the cusp of creating some damage. Auston Matthews backed up his coach’s words on Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues. With two goals, Matthews ended a five-game scoring drought, his longest of the season, as the Leafs beat the defending Stanley Cup […]
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Tax hikes hard to stomach for cash-strapped, debt-burdened Torontonians
Financially, Torontonians are stretched pretty thin. And in the wake of Mayor John Tory’s public intentions to increase Toronto’s city building levy, cash-strapped Torontonians are left wondering how they’re going to make ends meet. “We could agree that $50 per year is a small amount, but is that the only expense that’s changing for people,” […]
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As government pleads for peace and calm, Hong Kong prepares for a big rally
Hong Kong's new police commissioner, Chris Tang, said his force would take a flexible approach to demonstrations, using "both the hard and soft approach."
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Volunteer elves rally for Magic of Christmas in Calgary
More than 300 volunteer elves came together for the annual Magic of Christmas rally in Calgary on Saturday.
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Measles outbreak declared in American Samoa, shuttering schools
In the neighbouring independent nation of Samoa, more than 60 people have died, mostly children, from the measles and more than 4,000 were infected since the outbreak started in mid-October, health officials said.
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An NPA board member was accused of attending an anti-SOGI event. It was a different man
Reports that NPA secretary Ray Goldenchild attended the event is believed to be one of the reasons why Coun. Rebecca Bligh left the party Friday to sit as an independent.
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Mikaël Kingsbury calls on ‘classic run’ in World Cup moguls opener
Canada’s Mikaël Kingsbury, the defending Olympic men’s moguls champion, used a characteristic typical trick package on Saturday to win the gold medal in the season-opened World Cup in Ruka, Finland.
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Sunday NBA game preview: Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers
The Sixers are banged up, and playing on consecutive nights.
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Ontario’s Education Minister on teachers contract talks: ‘We want to be fair’
The Toronto Sun’s Editor-In-Chief Adrienne Batra sat down with the province’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce after the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) staged a one-day strike on Wednesday when contract talks broke down. Here are the highlights of that interview: Batra: What makes the Ford government different than others in negotiating with the OSSTF […]
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Senators’ Tkachuk fined for cross-checking
Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk was fined by the National Hockey League on Saturday for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton.
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LILLEY: Teachers will agree to mediation if province meets all their demands
Ontario’s high school teachers say they will call off their strike and accept the government’s offer of mediation if the province meets all of their demands — including no changes to class size, no online learning and a wage increase above the 1% on offer. So, give us what we want and we’ll agree to […]
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Peloton actress downs drink in new ad for Ryan Reynolds’ gin company
Ryan Reynolds tweeted out the video Friday night with the caption "Exercise bike not included."
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United deals City derby defeat, Guardiola admits three-peat ‘not realistic’
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial scored as Manchester United continued its climb up the English Premier League table with a 2-1 away win against Manchester City, whose chance of a third straight title now looks “not realistic.”
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Three men sent to hospital after North York shooting
Police say the shooting happened on Highway 400. Those shots were driven into the city until they reached Weston Road and Finch Avenue West, where a call was made to police.
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PAZZANO: Recent cases highlight failures of revolving door bail system
Four years ago, people were outraged with our lax bail system. Sinbad Kingsimba Marshall — on bail for a violent crime and probation for a chilling attack on an elderly woman in a burglary — was charged with murdering another widow, lovely Stella Tetsos, in her home. How can the justice system release a violent […]
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‘Decapitate him in a different way’: Joshua outpoints Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight belts
Anthony Joshua toyed with an out-of-shape Andy Ruiz Jr. over 12 unspectacular rounds to win a unanimous points decision and reclaim all three major belts during the first heavyweight title fight to be held in the Middle East.
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Severely burned man gives back to Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society
A Calgary father is recovering from third-degree burns to a quarter of his body after being scalded by hot water in his own home.
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Giuliani has Ukraine info he wants to take to Congress, Trump says
Trump said Giuliani had not yet told him what information he has gathered, though the president said he’s heard it was plentiful.
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Blues a fine example, but Leafs looking to set their own path
ST. LOUIS — The Maple Leafs were scrambling to get back into a playoff spot, but they didn’t look across the ice on Saturday night at the Enterprise Center and wondered what might be. Though the St. Louis Blues are the perfect example of a team that can turn its fortunes around completely — the […]
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‘Peace and love and joy’: The Tenors bring surprise Yuletide treat to the annual Toronto Star Christmas Carol Concert
The annual concert is in support of the Star Santa Claus Fund, which hopes to raise $1.7 million to provide 45,000 children across the GTA with a gift box this season.
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Raptors feeling good a quarter of the way through NBA season
The NBA season has rounded the quarter pole and the Toronto Raptors have been one of the early surprises. Without Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, and with Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka missing significant time due to injuries, Toronto has been extremely sharp defensively and elite shooting three-pointers. The result has been a 15-6 record, […]
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B.C. highway crash earlier this week involved pregnant woman, over-the-bank rescue
Police say the woman was in good health and spirits after the accident, which saw the vehicle leave the highway under slippery road conditions.
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‘It was really tough’: Edmontonian beats burpee world record, raises money for autism
Const. Stephen Schaefer completed 949 burpees during a special event at Generate Fitness on Saturday afternoon.
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Christmas campaigns kick off at Calgary Humane Society
The Calgary Humane Society is kicking off the Christmas season, raising awareness of homeless animals through coinciding campaigns.
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Shooting kills 4 near Mexico’s presidential residence
Paramedics found the gunman dead, along with two other people, the pollice said.
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Family looking for answers after pet pig killed near Mayerthorpe; no suspects
An Alberta man is searching for answers after his pet pot belly pig was shot and killed on his property.
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Miller stars in OT as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5
J.T. Miller scored on a power play 3:21 into overtime as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Buffalo Sabres 6-5 Saturday afternoon.
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Vancouver mayor promises more police in wake of downtown violent shoplifting spike
Vancouver's 2020 budget, which will be voted on by council Tuesday, includes money for 25 new police officers and 10 new civilian employees.
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Two indigenous men shot dead in Brazil, near where forest guardian was killed weeks earlier
Indigenous tribes in Brazil are facing escalating violence during the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, who has promised to reduce tribal rights and encouraged the commercial exploitation of their protected lands.
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CRIME HUNTER: Missing person’s probe reveals another murder
Lisa Brown walked away from her home on Nov. 10, 1998, and simply vanished. Detectives were never convinced she was looking for a new life or running from a troubled past. They believed she was murdered. But a $250,000 reward failed to make a dent in the probe of the missing Perth, Australia mom. “Lisa […]
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DEATH ROW: Next up for execution in the U.S.
Everything is bigger in Texas — including the number of executions carried out in the Lone Star State. Even Florida is a pretender when it comes to top honours in the American death machine. Six of the next 10 executions slated by state governments will take place at the death house in Huntsville. There’s one […]
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Nathan Chen wins 3rd straight title at figure skating Grand Prix Finals
Chen became only the second men’s skater to win the Grand Prix Finals three times in a row. The only other skater to have done that is Yuzuru Hanyu, who won four straight competitions from 2013 through 2016.
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EDITORIAL: Auditors expose false political claims on climate change
Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s report last week that Premier Doug Ford’s plan to meet Ontario’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets is “not yet supported by sound evidence” comes as no surprise. That’s because it’s the same conclusion her federal and provincial counterparts have reached in assessing almost all federal and provincial climate change plans. The […]
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Now the longest serving professional athlete in Toronto, Kyle Lowry has found a place to call home
The Philadelphia native thought he would be here a year or two but now Lowry is the longest-tenured athlete among Toronto’s professional sports teams. And the city really has become home.
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Moisson Montreal on a mission to feed 20,000 families
Many affiliated organizations close during the holiday season but the food bank wants to make sure no stomach is left empty going into the new year.
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Winnipeg family frustrated over slow repairs to accessible change rooms at pool
Kristen Clayden's face lights up when she talks about swimming at her dad's cabin at West Hawk Lake as a kid.
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RANDALL THE HANDLE: Will Buffalo pay the bills as a home dog?
The Ravens have won eight straight games and have covered in five of their past six with the one setback for their backers occurring in last week’s 20-17 win but non-cover versus the 49ers. Baltimore will visit Buffalo this afternoon where they will take on the league’s best money-makers on the season as the Bills’ […]
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Tide barriers to protect Venice from flooding pass another test — but skeptics remain
The system of movable underwater barriers, dubbed Moses, has been beset by corruption, cost overruns and delays.
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