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Author: The Canadian Press

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TORONTO — Darryl Sittler was still confident. As the third period of Wednesday’s game melted away with current Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner desperately seeking to extend his point streak to 18 contests, the franchise icon turned to his son, Ryan, and former teammate Jack Valiquette.  “Hey listen,” Sittler recalled telling them in a phone […]

TORONTO — The executive in charge of Pluto TV says Canada’s newest ad-supported streaming service appeals to viewers looking for “simplicity” in TV. Olivier Jollet, the platform’s executive vice president and international general manager, touted the FAST model — Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television — as one that sets itself apart from the crowded digital market […]

TORONTO — A virtual care platform connecting patients with doctors in Ontario has cut back on services and seen a mass exodus of physicians after changes to fees for virtual appointments kicked in this week.  The founder of Rocket Doctor said Friday that the changes mean some patients might find it harder to access care, […]

TORONTO — Refugee children and youth do not place substantial demands on the health-care system in Ontario when compared with their Canadian-born peers, new research indicates.  A study led by SickKids hospital in Toronto and non-profit research institute ICES compared 23,287 resettled refugees to 93,148 Ontario-born children and youth aged under 17 from 2008 to […]

Toronto voice actor Eric Bauza can’t think of a cartoon he adored as a child that wasn’t also culturally inappropriate in some way. “I keep trying to think of something — all the stuff that we grew up with in the ’90s sugar-coated the terrible,” says Bauza, adding with a laugh: “I mean, I was […]

TORONTO — Pat Tabler is leaving the broadcast team of the Toronto Blue Jays. Sportsnet announced his departure in a statement on Friday afternoon. Tabler spent 17 seasons as part of the network’s Blue Jays broadcasts. The 64-year-old played parts of three seasons for Toronto, and spent 12 years in Major League Baseball as a […]

TORONTO — The founder of a virtual care platform says the service has seen a mass exodus of doctors after changes to fees for virtual services in Ontario kicked in this week.  The province reached an agreement with the Ontario Medical Association earlier this year that, as of Thursday, drastically reduces fees paid to doctors […]

TORONTO — Environment Canada says all of southern and eastern Ontario, along with parts of the province’s north, could see strong winds that may cause power outages and damage to buildings this weekend.   The agency says winds with gusts up to 80 kilometres per hour are expected Saturday morning in many areas, including the […]

TORONTO — Two-time Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan has retired from competition. The 34-year-old gymnast represented Canada at four Summer Games, winning in trampoline twice. She made history at the Rio Games when she became the first trampolinist to ever win back-to-back Olympic gold medals. MacLennan announced her retirement on Friday morning on social media. […]

CLARINGTON, Ont. — Ontario has no plans to allow homes to be built on floodplains, Premier Doug Ford said Friday after the federal environment minister warned Ottawa would not provide disaster compensation where development is greenlit in areas prone to flooding. Ford said it’s the responsibility of any builder to ensure they protect against development […]