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TORONTO — Another week, another CFL top performer honour for B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke. Rourke was named the CFL’s top performer Tuesday for the third straight week and fifth time this season. Lions receiver Bryan Burnham and defensive back Wesley Sutton of the Montreal Alouettes earned second and third performer honours, respectively. Rourke, of […]

Former Ontario Liberal leader Steven Del Duca said Tuesday he has entered the race for Vaughan mayor in the October municipal election. In a news release, he said his campaign will focus on stemming traffic gridlock in the city that he has called home for 35 years. “Vaughan has experienced explosive population growth over the […]

TORONTO — Hudson’s Bay Co. is teaming up with Mountain Equipment Co. (MEC) to offer the outdoor retailer’s goods at three Toronto-area department stores and on its website.  MEC will launch the shop-in-shops this fall at Hudson’s Bay’s flagship department store on Queen St. as well as at the Yorkdale and Square One shopping centres. […]

The Ontario government says forest fires have dwindled dramatically this year compared with last year, when fires tore through a record amount of land in the province. Evan Lizotte, a fire information officer with the Ministry of Natural Resources, says there have been 179 fires this year so far, which have burned 2,416 hectares of […]

TORONTO — The Baltimore Orioles cashed in three runs thanks to sloppy defence and poor pitching from the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning to take the series opener 7-3 on Monday. The victory was the ninth in 13 games for the Orioles (60-55), while the Blue Jays (61-53) continued to stumble with two […]

TORONTO — As the Canadian National Exhibition prepares to return to Toronto this week, organizers say they worry ongoing labour action could deter people from attending the fair and hamper its revival following a two-year hiatus laden with financial setbacks. The cancellation of major in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic cost the CNE millions in […]

WINDSOR, Ont. — Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after Windsor, Ont., police say one of their officers shot a suspect following a weapons-related call on Monday. A spokeswoman says the Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate, with more details to come soon. Windsor Police says officers were responding to a call on Monday about […]

TORONTO — The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) says crypto trading platforms are now expected to make certain commitments that address investor protections while their registration applications are being reviewed. The umbrella organization of provincial securities regulators says and Coinsquare Capital Markets Ltd. are the first to submit the pre-registration undertakings. The CSA says provincial […]

TORONTO — North American markets recovered from their early morning losses Monday to close in positive territory in spite of falling crude oil prices. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 79 points at 20,180.60. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 151.39 points at 33,912.44. The S&P 500 index was up 16.99 […]

TORONTO — Veteran news anchor Lisa LaFlamme says she’s been “blindsided” by Bell Media ending her contract as the company shakes up its flagship CTV National News program with a new anchor at the helm. In a video posted on social media, LaFlamme says she remains “shocked and saddened by Bell Media’s decision,” which cuts […]