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TORONTO — Teenagers Olivia Smith and Jayden Nelson have been named Canada Soccer’s Youth International Players of the Year. The awards celebrate Canada’s top youth footballers in recognition of their achievements with Canada youth teams. The Canadian Soccer Association will name its top male and female senior players Wednesday and Thursday. Smith, at 15 years three […]

TORONTO — Canada’s federal banking regulator is increasing the amount of capital that Canada’s biggest financial institutions must hold as a protective buffer against vulnerabilities, but the effects of the change are expected to be limited as industry analysts say the banks already exceed the criteria. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions said Tuesday it’s necessary to increase […]

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Quinton Byfield was eager to get going. The hulking, highly-touted 17-year-old forward with soft hands and speed to burn instead found himself staring out a window at the airport in Sudbury, Ont.  A seven-hour weather delay turned into a flight cancellation and a long drive south, forcing him to miss the first day of Canada’s […]

TORONTO — Oklahoma Sooners defensive lineman Neville Gallimore has retained his No. 1 spot in second instalment of the CFL Scouting Bureau’s prospect rankings for the 2020 national draft. Gallimore, form Ottawa, had 25 tackles (17 solo and eight assisted), three sacks and 6.5 tackles for a loss during the regular season for the Sooners. Oklahoma […]

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police have made two arrests in the death of a man shot outside a condominium in Mississauga, Ont. Investigators say 26-year-old Mario Ibrahim was inside a vehicle in front of the building’s entrance when someone shot and killed him shortly before midnight on Oct. 22. They say the shooting was “planned and premeditated,” […]

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard’s short but memorable time with the Raptors will be remembered Wednesday when he receives his championship ring before Toronto takes on his current team, the Los Angeles Clippers, at Scotiabank Arena. Here are a few of his contributions on and off the court to the Raptors 2018-19 championship run:   THE LAUGH Leonard […]

TORONTO — Two nights after Paul George’s hostile treatment in Indiana, it should be nothing but love for his teammate Kawhi Leonard in Toronto Leonard will be presented with his NBA championship ring in a pre-game ceremony Wednesday in a city that appears to be more grateful than hateful toward the enigmatic superstar who left for his hometown […]

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police say seven students have been taken to hospital and a high school has been evacuated after someone released an unidentified spray in the cafeteria this afternoon. The Peel District School Board says the incident took place at around 12:45 p.m. at Castlebrooke Secondary School in Brampton, Ont. Peel Regional Police Const. Heather Cannon says […]

OTTAWA — An agreement has been reached on a North American free trade deal, with all three countries set to sign the agreement today. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland will take part in a meeting and signing ceremony with U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer and their Mexican counterpart, Jesus Seade, in Mexico City this afternoon. […]

TORONTO — A man found with a significant amount of cocaine and heroin has had his case thrown out after a three-day trial because police strip-searched him on the side of a highway and delayed his access to a lawyer. In his decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Cary Boswell excluded incriminating evidence because officers violated Robert […]