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October 5, 2018 10:35 AM Killer Paul Bernardo in court for weapons possession charge

Bernardo’s sadistic sex crimes, some of which he videotaped, sparked terror and revulsion. He kidnapped, tortured and killed Leslie Mahaffy, 14, of Burlington, Ont., in June 1991 at his home in Port Dalhousie, Ont., before dismembering her body, encasing her remains in cement and discarding them in a nearby lake. He tortured and killed Kristen French 8

August 27, 2018 1:42 PM John McCain’s former Vietnamese jailer says he was ‘very fond of him’

Speaking to reporters after writing in a book of condolences, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink said McCain was “a great leader and real hero” who helped normalize relations between the former enemies. “He was a warrior, he was also a peacemaker and of course he fought and suffered during the Vietnam War, but then later as a senator, he was one of the leaders 24

August 10, 2018 8:59 PM DeRozan to make his Toronto return in February

The Raptors will play 12 back-to-backs — down from 14 last season. They will appear on ESPN eight times in the United States and on TNT seven. The 15 U.S. national broadcasts are the most for the franchise since the heyday of Vince Carter in 2001-02. • The annual Nelson Mandela Game on Dec. 5 will be against the Philadelphia 76ers. Game times are all over the map. Weekday 19

July 10, 2018 7:06 PM Soulpepper Theatre features female, minority artists in 2018-2019 season

Soulpepper reported more than $12.5 million in revenues in 2017, around 16 per cent of which came from grants, according to an annual report released in June. After an embattled year, the theatre’s lineup for next season will showcase female and minority playwrights, directors and characters. Productions include Oraltorio: a Theatrical Mixtape, which 20

July 5, 2018 2:38 PM Puerto Rico to sue U.S. federal control board over budget differences

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—Puerto Rico’s governor announced Thursday that his administration will sue a federal control board to resolve a disagreement over two competing budgets that aim to pull the U.S. territory out of an 11-year recession. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he is seeking an injunction to stop the board from imposing an $8.76-billion budget that contains 81

July 4, 2018 11:00 AM It’s ‘Theatre Christmas’ in July with 158 shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival

KF: I am interested in the “burlesque cabaret dream play” Josephine, about the groundbreaking entertainer Josephine Baker, which has awards and great reviews from the States. And I’m also interested in performers who thrive on the Fringe circuit. One is Gemma Wilcox, whose solo shows are Toronto Fringe favourites (this year she’s bringing back her 2008 hit The Honeymoon 28

June 21, 2018 7:06 PM Michael Thompson broke city council code of conduct, report concludes

Toronto’s economic development chair broke the city council’s code of conduct by “going to bat” for a longtime developer friend, the integrity commissioner ruled in a report released Thursday. Valerie Jepson recommends Michael Thompson’s council colleagues reprimand him, officially note he broke the rules and tell him to cease providing assistance to Albert 63

May 20, 2018 8:00 AM Rude officers, seized items and touchy pat downs top CATSA complaints list

Most common gripes are with the attitude and professionalism of airport security officers The most common gripe from a population stereotyped for its politeness were complaints with officers' perceived attitudes. The majority of people who wrote in were upset with "power pushing" CATSA officers with a "bastardized approach to customer service" and pleaded 37

May 10, 2018 4:02 PM After a Liberal minister was told to remove his turban at a U.S. airport, the Canadian government registered its displeasure

The Trudeau government contacted the Trump administration after Minister of Innovation Navdeep Bains encountered zealous airport security agents in Detroit last year. “There was acknowledgement why I wear the turban and this is part of my faith,” Bains told the Star. Bains said he told security staff, “Look, you’re doing your job when it comes to security 16

March 15, 2018 8:00 AM 'I feel duped': Montreal mother angry after son's U.S. football dreams dashed by recruiters

Innavage Consulting woos young football players to go to prep school in U.S., but some parents feel burned Sign with our football recruiting company, and we'll help get your teenager into an American prep school. "It was an opportunity to get a great education," said Rebecca. To protect her son David's identity, CBC agreed not to use their real names 144