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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 7

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 7

September 16, 2018 4:43 PM Women lead trucking industry charge to get more female big-riggers behind wheel

Linda Young, head of human resources for Winnipeg-based Bison Transport, chairs the trucking HR association’s Women With Drive initiative. Launched in 2016, it aims to raise the number of women entering the 18-wheeler workforce through awareness campaigns and resources for employers. “In the last two years it has gotten worse,” Young said. “This year in particular 18

September 14, 2018 11:02 PM Delta Prince enters $800,000 Woodbine Mile as the early favourite

Vanish was coming off an allowance win when claimed for $40,000 from the stable of Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse. The move paid immediate dividends as Vanish rallied to finish second to Mr Havercamp — who’ll start Saturday’s race from the No. 5 post — in the Grade 2 Play the King Stakes turf race at 54/1 odds. “The turf was soft, he was slipping and sliding 12

August 31, 2018 6:18 PM Florida family terrorized by giant lizard that looks like a ‘dinosaur’

The Lizard King cometh. No, not Jim Morrison — a real Lizard King: a six-foot, 100-pound reptile that’s been chilling in a South Florida neighborhood and appears to be unstoppable, or at least untrappable. The hulking monstrosity has been thwomping around in the Broward County town of Davie since Monday and has thwarted all attempts at capture, including 25

August 29, 2018 4:15 PM Cate Blanchett urges UN to act on Rohingya Muslim refugees

Blanchett, who visited refugee camps in Bangladesh in March, recounted stories that were told to her and said it was important to recall that last year wasn’t the first attack on the Rohingya. In 1978, she said, Gul Zahar told her she was a young woman among 200,000 Rohingya refugees who streamed into Bangladesh “fleeing brutality and widespread abuse 9

August 29, 2018 2:00 AM Family of caregiver sues over fatal fire in Lindsay-area foster home

The family of a caregiver who died in a foster-home fire is accusing the Ontario government in a $5-million lawsuit of licensing a firetrap. Andrea Reid’s family alleges that the home, near Lindsay, Ont., should have never been allowed to care for children, citing poorly trained staff, the lack of a fire plan or escape routes in the event of an emergency 24

August 28, 2018 11:37 PM Habs captain Pacioretty takes trade rumours in stride as uncertain NHL season nears

Pacioretty, who turns 30 in November, is entering the final year of one of the NHL’s most club-friendly six-year contracts, which pays US$4.5 million per season. The New Canaan, Conn. native scored 30 or more goals in five out of six seasons, and 15 in the lockout-shortened 2013-14 campaign, before slumping to 17 goals in 2017-18. The third-year captain 21

August 26, 2018 12:32 PM Woman dead, daughter critically injured after car crash in Oshawa

The woman’s three-year-old daughter was also found with critical injuries. She was rushed to the Hospital for Sick Children in downtown Toronto, where she remains in life-threatening condition, according to the release. The crash involved a grey Toyota SUV, a grey Toyota Corolla and a white Jeep Cherokee. Witnesses at the scene told police the grey SUV was heading 25

August 23, 2018 6:02 PM Migrant tailors stitch together new lives in Italy

Doumbia said he fled ethnic tensions in Ivory Coast only to realize that the countries to which he had fled — Mali, Algeria and then Libya — were also dangerous. He undertook the risky sea crossing in a rubber dinghy, arriving in Italy in 2016. He received papers allowing him to work while he awaits a response on his asylum request. Bakary Bamba was also born and raised 12