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September 25, 2018 2:23 PM Ontario’s environmental commissioner slams Ford government over ‘gutted’ climate change policies

The new Doug Ford government has “gutted” most of Ontario’s climate change programs with no replacement, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe says in a damning new report. The report slams the Progressive Conservatives for axing the previous Liberal government’s cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions — which Ford branded a carbon tax that was doing 7

September 23, 2018 2:30 AM Toronto Argonauts lose heartbreaker to Saskatchewan Roughriders

Brett Lauther’s 56-yard field goal with 1:14 remaining earned the Saskatchewan Roughriders a wild 30-29 road win over the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday night. Lauther’s boot came after Saskatchewan (8-5) drove to the Toronto 36-yard line. But quarterback Zach Collaros was penalized for intentional grounding, moving the ball to the Argos’ 48-yard line. Toronto 8

September 20, 2018 4:36 PM Emerging markets, trade put a cloud on global economy, OECD says

PARIS—The global economy is shrouded in “high uncertainty” as the outlook for emerging markets deteriorates sharply and trade tensions intensify, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. The gloomy analysis has pushed the Paris-based institution to cut its global growth forecasts for this year and next with particularly sharp revisions 13

September 19, 2018 6:31 PM Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

A Texas great-grandmother says she's finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago. It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich, the Houston Chronicle reported. Goodrich is about an hour northeast of Houston. "We think this is the gator 9

September 19, 2018 2:00 PM These new thrillers will unsettle your heart

Three Little Lies unfolds over two timelines, beginning in 2005 when the cultured Monktons move in across the street from teenager Ellen. She becomes fast friends with the exotic Sasha, the Monkton’s ward, and a fixture in the bohemian home. This ends when the eldest Monkton son, Daniel, is sentenced to 10 years for rape, in part because of the girls’ 9

September 17, 2018 7:58 PM Alberta private schools coming around to gay-straight alliances: minister

Alberta’s public, Catholic and francophone school boards along with charter schools are complying. Gay-straight alliances are support groups set up by students to help LGBTQ students feel accepted and reduce bullying or abuse. It is a political wedge issue in Alberta. The Opposition United Conservatives say while all children must be treated fairly and equally 12

September 17, 2018 5:45 PM Salesforce billionaire Benioff to buy Time magazine, boosting influence

Marc Benioff, the billionaire co-founder of software maker Salesforce.com Inc., is making a play to project his influence far beyond Silicon Valley with the purchase of Time magazine. The 53-year-old entrepreneur and his wife, Lynne, agreed to pay $190 million in cash to Meredith Corp. for the venerable but struggling print publication, stoking comparisons 10

September 14, 2018 3:01 PM Manafort expected to plead guilty before new trial

It’s unclear how the possible deal might affect Manafort’s pursuit of a pardon from U.S. President Donald Trump. The president has signalled that he’s sympathetic to Manafort’s cause, and in comments to Politico, his attorney-spokesman Rudy Giuliani said a plea without a co-operation agreement wouldn’t foreclose the possibility of a pardon. Manafort 17

September 13, 2018 3:30 PM Nylander stays away as Maple Leafs open camp

“This is a part of our business,” said coach Mike Babcock. “Any time you’re the player and you’re not here today, it’s hard on you as a player. You want to be here. The guys would like you here and I’d like you here. Babcock chose to look on the bright side of not having Nylander around as 40 forwards vie for jobs. “We get to find another player,” said Babcock 11

September 13, 2018 9:48 AM Six dead, including gunman and his wife, in California shooting rampage

A gunman killed five people in back-to-back shootings in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday evening before turning the gun on himself when he was confronted by a deputy, authorities said. The violence began about 5:20 p.m. local time, when the man showed up to a trucking business with his wife and confronted another man, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood 15