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September 19, 2018 8:23 PM Potential replacements for Phoenix pay system to start testing soon, Treasury Board president says

The government earmarked $16 million in its last budget to search for a replacement for Phoenix, which has caused massive headaches for more than half of the country’s federal workers, many of whom have been overpaid, shortchanged or not paid at all. Brison said it is not yet known how much a replacement HR system will cost. It’s estimated that Phoenix 8

September 19, 2018 8:05 PM It’s no slam dunk, but Glen Grunwald has high hopes for Canada Basketball

Having already played a significant role in one chapter of Canadian basketball history, Glen Grunwald has his eyes set on another. One of the first employees of the Toronto Raptors, coming on board long before the team played its first game, Grunwald was instrumental in negotiating a rocky first few years for the now well-established franchise 7

September 18, 2018 10:22 PM Torontonians want more housing, but many don’t want development too close to home, polls shows

But the “quite high degree of opposition” to the kind of construction the city needs is disheartening, he said. That resistance comes despite a finding that shows four out of 10 respondents — 26 per cent — strongly believe municipal zoning bylaws should be reviewed to allow for more mid-density housing types such as town homes. The poll is the second 9

September 18, 2018 5:41 PM Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78

WASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night 21

September 16, 2018 2:28 PM Aircraft hunt for plane reported overdue on flight from Edmonton to Chilliwack

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — Aircraft are searching the British Columbia Interior for a small plane with two people on board that’s gone missing. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre says in a statement that its Pacific division was notified Friday afternoon that a small, private plane was overdue on a flight from Edmonton to Chilliwack, B.C. It says a Hercules 10

September 11, 2018 7:11 PM Luminato Festival chooses its new artistic director from within the organization and the city

Campbell joined Luminato as company manager in 2011, became its first director of artistic development in 2013 and its deputy artistic director last year. The festival says she is an award-winning producer, director, stage manager and curator. She has worked with Nightswimming, Mammalian Diving Reflex, VideoCabaret and other independent companies; produced 8

September 11, 2018 5:25 PM Real estate companies threatened by TREB after posting GTA sales data

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) continues to stall on the online publication of sold information, according to some Toronto brokers who have received cease and desist letters telling them to pull sold prices from the listings on their password-protected sites. Zoocasa CEO Lauren Haw accused the board of anti-competitive behaviour, but said, because 14

September 10, 2018 12:11 PM Superior Court judge strikes down legislation cutting the size of Toronto city council

A judge has struck down legislation cutting the size of Toronto city council in another legal blow to Premier Doug Ford. An appeal is likely, lawyers involved in the case and the judge himself noted. That leaves the upcoming election in an ongoing state of uncertainty. The decision from Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba comes just nine days after 8

September 6, 2018 9:00 AM Home prices rise against tighter supply in August

August appears to have cemented the Toronto region’s real estate recovery, with average resale home prices up 4.7 per cent year over year to $765,270, including single-family homes and highrise apartments. That is about $34,000 higher than the average a year ago. The number of detached-house sales increased 19.2 per cent in the 905 areas outside of Toronto 12

September 5, 2018 5:05 PM Lululemon founder joins world’s richest as yogawear brand surges

The share surge added $311 million to Wilson’s fortune on Friday and a further $41 million on Tuesday to leave him with a $3.9 billion fortune, the 496th largest on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Wilson — who owns a 13 per cent stake in Lululemon — joins Canadians such as retailer Galen Weston and former eBay Inc. President Jeff Skoll on the ranking 18