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August 12, 2018 11:45 PM Bargain hunting for school supplies starts early

School supply lists are getting longer and parents can feel financially frazzled by the pressures of back-to-school shopping. The average Canadian family spent a whopping $890 on supplies and clothing, according to a recent survey by RetailMeNot Inc. Driving up those costs, which are double that spent five years ago, are tech items like software, tablets 12

August 10, 2018 7:56 PM Witness pulls diaper-wearing toddler on first-floor rooftop to safety

The house is split into two apartments and the front door was locked, she said. So the two worked together, with Fleet telling the boy: “It’s OK buddy. Just stay put, stay by the wall.” The man broke into the downstairs apartment through a screen window and then went upstairs into the upper-level apartment, where he grabbed the boy through a window 10

August 10, 2018 4:00 AM New novels that prove money can’t buy you happiness

The entire Tabor family has gathered in Palm Springs to celebrate the anointment of Harry Tabor to the desert community’s highest honour, Man of the Decade, recognizing 30 years of humanitarian service. With him is Roma, his wife of 44 years, a prominent child psychologist; their daughters, social anthropologist Camille and attorney Phoebe; and his lawyer 11

August 8, 2018 8:16 PM Brad Pitt claims he’s given Jolie Pitt millions since their separation

Pitt’s attorneys said the filing was utterly unnecessary and “a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage” of the split. Jolie Pitt’s filing also said she wanted to have the couple’s marriage dissolved by the end of the year by separating some of the lingering issues to be resolved later. Neither side specified what those issues were. Pitt’s 11

August 8, 2018 1:15 PM Ontario should offer incentives to reverse psychiatrist shortage, report says

And though enrolment in medical school is growing, the percentage of applicants choosing psychiatry is declining, the report says. “Governments are investing a significant amount of money into improving mental health services, which is great ... (but) there’s some issues with access to treatment at this point, and if we don’t have enough psychiatrists 6

August 5, 2018 11:00 AM Tabloids: Magazines manufacture Meghan Markle maternity

Cover: Summon the trumpeters and town criers, for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is with child! You heard it here first — that is, if you didn’t read the same rumour when it ran in In Touch in July, Life & Style in June and, oddly, OK! previously, back last October. One company, American Media, owns all these mags now, so I guess they just take turns repeating 9

August 4, 2018 1:34 PM Eight hurt, including child in critical condition, after multi-vehicle crash in Newmarket

One vehicle contained “some family members,” Casey said, including the child still in critical condition. He said other members of that family were also injured in the collision, though how many is not clear. Nathalie Thivierge, communications manager for York Region, said that paramedics responded to the scene with nine ambulances and transported eight 15

August 1, 2018 8:52 PM Migrant toddler reportedly dies after leaving ICE facility

“Without a name or more specific information, we are unable to research this allegation,” ICE spokesperson Danielle Bennett said in a statement. “That doesn’t make the allegation true, just impossible to refute.” Dilley, officially known as the South Texas Family Residential Center, is the largest of ICE’s three family detention centres, with a capacity 13

July 23, 2018 2:53 AM Nine people injured in Danforth shooting, shooter dead

Multiple people, including a child, have reportedly been shot, and the gunman is dead, after a shooting Sunday night at Danforth and Logan Aves. Witnesses described a man dressed in black firing a gun multiple times. Witnesses estimated that he fired between 15 and 20 shots in the area, according to media reports. Paramedics said multiple people injured 8

July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 14