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October 15, 2018 9:35 PM Thanks to Doug Ford, the sky’s the limit for marijuana in Ontario

Come Wednesday, marijuana will waft across our parks, jogging trails and beaches with impunity. For better or for worse, the pungent odour will float in the open air — while weighing down our public spaces. If you have forgotten the stale aroma of cigar or pipe smoke in our past, brace yourself for a trip back in time as the smell of cannabis wends its way into your nostrils 7

October 14, 2018 11:18 PM Boeing 737 flies into brick wall — and just keeps going

An Air India pilot flew a Boeing 737 through a brick wall Friday. Incredibly, that marked the beginning of its journey and not the end. The jet not only clobbered the top of a five-foot perimeter wall but also destroyed a small landing guide tower as it climbed out of Tiruchirappalli International Airport in Tamil Nadu, India, shortly after midnight 9

October 11, 2018 3:13 PM Tiny skull has big implications for understanding the largest dinosaurs

Sauropods were the biggest dinosaurs — and the biggest land animals — ever to stomp across the planet. Their long-necked group included apatosaurus, brontosaurus, camarasaurus and the even more massive titanosaurs, whose leg bones were longer than a person is tall. But each of their first steps on Earth were teensy. These great beasts came from little 7

October 11, 2018 12:34 PM 7-Eleven launches Foodora delivery offering

TORONTO—Some Canadians will be able to get Slurpees, condoms, medicine and ice cream delivered to them at the touch of a button. Berlin-based food delivery app Foodora launched an offering Thursday that will allow customers to order products from convenience store chain 7-Eleven in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. The partnership will make use of 48 7-Eleven 9

October 11, 2018 12:00 AM David Chariandy’s novel Brother wins $10,000 Toronto Book Award

The announcement of the 2018 winner was made by city librarian Vickery Bowles at the Toronto Reference Library in a celebratory event Wednesday night attended by book fans from across the city and hosted by the Toronto Star’s books editor Deborah Dundas. Chariandy’s second novel is the powerfully told story of two Black brothers growing up in a Scarborough 8

October 10, 2018 7:18 PM UN reports sharp deterioration in Mali as Canadian peacekeeping mission starts

Guterres nonetheless paints a picture of a Mali at war with itself, particularly in the centre of the country, as various ethnic groups and extremist groups targeted each other as well as the Malian military, international forces and civilians — leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced. The human rights situation was similarly worse due to hundreds 7

October 9, 2018 3:43 AM Drew Brees becomes NFL passing yardage king in Saints win

NEW ORLEANS—Drew Brees’ 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith made him the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing and sent the Saints well on their way to a lopsided 43-19 victory over the mistake-prone Washington Redskins on Monday night. Brees entered the game needing 201 yards to eclipse Peyton Manning’s previous mark of 71,940 yards. He had 250 yards 7

October 6, 2018 11:34 PM Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa extend streak of 45-point games

Tua Tagovailoa passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns as No. 1 Alabama ran its winning streak against Arkansas to 12 straight with a 65-31 win Saturday. The Crimson Tide has reached 45 points in six straight games for the first time in program history. It took just one play for Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) to set the tone as Tagovailoa hit tight end Irv Smith 8

October 5, 2018 7:50 PM Man ambushed officers coming to question adult son about child sexual assault

Lott said a special FBI team that investigated the fatal shootings of five police officers in Dallas in 2016 and deaths of 59 people and wounding of hundreds more in Las Vegas last year is helping collect evidence from the crime scene at an upscale Florence subdivision. “This is a large crime scene. This is a very large, complex puzzle that we are still 10

October 5, 2018 1:30 PM Feds on track to impose carbon price on growing number of provinces on Jan. 1

Newfoundland hasn’t made public its plan. Nova Scotia has a cap-and-trade regime on its big industrial emitters and it’s not clear yet if that will meet Ottawa’s requirement for a broad-based carbon price. Alberta will be fine for Jan. 1 but Premier Rachel Notley is no longer committing to raising her province’s carbon price in line with federal requirements 5