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TORONTO — Fred VanVleet scored 29 points to lead the short-handed Raptors to a 97-93 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday, snapping the Bucks’ eight game winning streak. The Raptors (10-13) ended a four-game losing skid with just their second win in their last six games, and third at home this season. Pascal Siakam had 20 […]

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. says it has hired the former head of Quebecor’s Videotron as president of its home and business division. Robert Dépatie will join the Toronto-based telecommunications giant on Monday. He has been a board member for four years. Interim Rogers CEO Tony Staffieri says Dépatie has a proven track record with […]

Provincial police say a one-year-old girl was found dead after a house fire in Rideau Lakes Township, Ont., this week. They say her body was found after the fire was extinguished on Tuesday evening. Police say coroners conducted a post-mortem on Thursday, and the girl has been identified as Samara Holmes. They did not share […]

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,762.03, up 297.43 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 33 cents, or 1.43 per cent, to $23.40 on 20.9 million shares. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Up 53 cents, or 1.04 per cent, to $51.72 on […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index climbed nearly 1.5 per cent on its best day in 10 months amid a broad-based rally with strength in financials despite uncertainty about the latest COVID-19 variant. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 297.43 points to 20,762.03 for its strongest performance since Feb. 1. In New York, the Dow […]

Girl Guides of Canada and a local school board say their communities are grieving after a car crash killed an eight-year-old girl and injured nine other pedestrians in London, Ont., this week. Girl Guides has said some of the pedestrians injured in the crash were members of the organization, and the Thames Valley District School […]

TORONTO — City and Colour’s Dallas Green says he’s been forced to cancel shows in several Canadian cities after testing positive for COVID-19. Green says in an Instagram post that he and crew members on his concert tour contracted the virus despite being fully vaccinated and taking precautions to be “as safe as we could.” […]

LONDON, Ont. — A school board in the London, Ont., area is sending extra support to schools affected by a car crash that killed an eight-year-old girl and injured three other children it says were its students.  The Thames Valley District School Board says the crash — which injured 10 pedestrians in all — was […]

TORONTO — A man accused in the death of a Toronto police officer is seeking to partially lift a publication ban on his case in order to address what his lawyer has called a “misleading” narrative. Umar Zameer has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Const. Jeffrey Northrup. The 55-year-old officer died […]

TORONTO — Ontario residents aged 50 and older can soon book COVID-19 booster shots and more people will become eligible in January, the province announced Thursday, amid rising virus cases and the new Omicron variant.  Dr. Kieran Moore, the province’s chief medical officer of health, encouraged those eligible to book booster appoints as soon as […]