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TORONTO — A ticket holder from the Prairies won Friday night’s whopping $60 million Lotto Max jackpot. The draw also offered six Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each, and one of them was claimed by a lottery player in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Jan. 26 will be approximately $15 […]

TORONTO — John Tavares scored the winner on a power play in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Friday. Adam Brooks, with his first in the NHL, Jimmy Vesey, and Mitch Marner, into an empty net, had the other goals for Toronto (4-2-0), which got 30 saves […]

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — A representative for the Niagara Region says an investigation has started into a St. Catharines, Ont., barbershop that reopened during the COVID-19 lockdown as a film production studio. Chrome Artistic Barbering recently started booking “auditions” at its barbershop for a series called “A Bit Off the Top,” telling clients they would […]

TORONTO — A former senior employee with the Ontario government has repaid more than $11 million in COVID-19 benefits the province alleges he took fraudulently, his lawyer said on Friday. The unproven civil claim named Sanjay Madan, who had a senior IT role and helped develop the computer application for applying and approving the benefit […]

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police say a youth group leader from a Brampton, Ont., church has been charged in connection with alleged sex offences involving three teenagers. Peel Regional Police say the charges relate to incidents that allegedly took place between 1998 and 2003. They say a 43-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont., has been charged with […]

BARRIE, Ont. — An outbreak in a long-term care home in Barrie, Ont., has resulted in more than two dozen deaths after a yet-to-be-identified variant of COVID-19 was detected at the facility. The coronavirus has sickened 122 residents and 81 staff at Roberta Place — which has 137 beds — since the outbreak began earlier […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index dipped Friday to cap a losing week as COVID-19 virus and vaccine concerns weighed on the energy sector.  Worries about new strains, vaccine delays and further lockdowns are creating a bit of uncertainty about how quickly the economy will reopen and get back to normal, said Kevin Headland, senior […]

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s admission Friday that he might have to improve the vetting for high-level appointments sparked criticism over why he didn’t figure that out before he chose Julie Payette as governor general. Trudeau named the former astronaut as Canada’s 29th governor general in 2017 after disbanding a non-partisan, arm’s-length committee created […]

TORONTO — A former senior employee with the Ontario government has repaid more than $11 million in COVID-19 benefits the province alleges he took fraudulently, his lawyer said on Friday. The unproven civil claim named Sanjay Madan, who had a senior IT role and helped develop the computer application for applying and approving the benefit […]

TORONTO — Erica Wiebe had just wrapped up a training session on Thursday night when the messages started pouring in before she had a chance to check social media. “Ignore the reports,” wrestling teammate Jasmine Mian texted her. Olympic gymnastics champion Kyle Shewfelt encouraged Wiebe to “Stay focused. Be strong.” The positive thoughts came in […]