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TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $29.5 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Sept. 22 will grow to approximately $40 million. The Canadian Press

TORONTO — A union representing Ontario’s hospital workers says it has concerns about the safety of the province’s plan to expand COVID-19 testing to pharmacies, as Premier Doug Ford pushed Friday to start the program later next week. Ontario is expected in the coming days to unveil a plan to grant community pharmacies the ability to test […]

OTTAWA — Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has tested positive for COVID-19. His positive result Friday evening came hours after Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet issued a statement that he too had tested positive. Both men will now be unable to attend next week’s throne speech, with Blanchet required to isolate until at least Sept. 26 […]

Toronto FC expects to play six regular-season games at its home away from home in East Hartford, Conn. And team president Bill Manning says while the first couple of matches will be behind closed doors at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, the club may look at admitting fans down the line. “We said we’re […]

TORONTO — An arrest has been made in the death of a man who was fatally stabbed outside a Toronto mosque, police said Friday as the religious group called for the murder to be investigated as a hate crime. Insp. Hank Idsinga, head of the Toronto Police Service’s homicide unit, said a 34-year-old man from Toronto […]

Toronto police say a man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man who was stabbed outside a west-end mosque last week. Insp. Hank Idsinga, head of the force’s homicide unit, says a 34-year-old man from Toronto has been charged with the murder after he was arrested this morning. Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, […]

FORT ERIE, Ont. — It seems a run at the OLG Canadian Triple Crown is on Mighty Heart’s radar. The Queen’s Plate winner was among nine horses nominated for the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes. The second jewel of the Triple Crown, a 1 3/16-mile race on dirt, is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Fort Erie Racetrack. […]

TORONTO — A crackdown on social gatherings will be expanded to new areas of the province, Premier Doug Ford said Friday as the province’s daily virus case count jumped to levels not seen in months. Ford said the newly announced restrictions — which came into effect Friday in the virus hot spots of Toronto, Ottawa, and Peel Region […]

OTTAWA — The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada is stepping down as the country heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tina Namiesniowski, who has been in the job only since May 2019, sent a letter to staff on Friday to say months of responding to the global health crisis […]

OTTAWA — The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada is stepping down from her role as the country heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tina Namiesniowski says in a letter to staff today that after six months of responding to the crisis, “none of us are superhuman” and that she […]