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SUDBURY, Ont. — Anna Leschyshyn used the final game of round-robin play to etch herself into history at the Esso Cup. Leschyshyn produced single-game tournament records with five goals and eight points as the Saskatoon Stars downed the Halifax Fire 11-1 on Thursday to head into the semifinals of the national women’s midget championship as the top seed. […]

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy czar said Thursday that he is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart said major shortcomings were uncovered in Facebook’s procedures. It […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A boy at the centre of an Amber Alert has been found safe near Windsor, Ont. Peel Regional Police say the five-year-old was found Thursday with his mother in Tilbury, Ont., nearly 300 km from where they were last seen.   The news came just hours after investigators issued an Amber Alert for the […]

TORONTO — With their playoff and Stanley Cup dreams dashed for another spring, here are five burning questions facing the Toronto Maple Leafs heading into the off-season:   WHAT WILL MITCH MARNER’S CONTRACT LOOK LIKE? General manager Kyle Dubas said in his press conference that getting a new contract done with the star restricted free agent winger is […]

TORONTO — Forcing gas station operators to display Ontario government stickers on the federal carbon tax violates their rights and freedoms, the province’s chamber of commerce said Thursday as it asked the Progressive Conservatives to reverse their decision. In a letter Thursday to the Energy Minister Greg Rickford, chamber president Rocco Rossi said the group’s members are concerned about the […]

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri insists the Maple Leafs can trust him to keep his cool moving forward. Whether or not Toronto management truly believes the hot-headed centre remains to be seen. Kadri’s future with the Leafs was one of a number of talking points as players went through exit meetings and spoke with the media for a final time following […]

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy czar is taking Facebook to court after finding the social-media giant’s lax practices allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A long-awaited joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart, Michael McEvoy, uncovered major shortcomings in Facebook’s procedures and called for stronger laws to protect Canadians. The commissioners expressed dismay Thursday that Facebook had […]

TORONTO — It’s rare for a late April baseball game to have an electric buzz with a you’ve-got-to-be-there feeling. Welcome to the Vladdy Show, Blue Jays fans. Major League Baseball’s top prospect will make his long-awaited debut Friday night at the Rogers Centre as Toronto takes on the Oakland Athletics. It has been almost four years since […]

TORONTO — Aecon Group Inc. beat analyst expectations as its net loss was cut by more than half in the first quarter on a 20-per-cent growth in revenues and a higher backlog. The Toronto-based construction firm says it lost $9.8 million or 16 cents per diluted share for the period ended March 31, compared with a loss […]

OTTAWA — The company behind the second machine that could be approved for roadside drug tests in Canada says its product is faster and easier to use for police wary about the technology. Six months after the federal government legalized cannabis for recreational use, officers have expressed wariness about the one testing machine currently approved, called the […]

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