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June 22, 2018 12:00 AM Kyo Maclear wins $20,000 Trillium Book Award for Birds Art Life

Maclear spoke to the Star about her memoir when it was first published. It covers a year of watching and chronicling birds and dealing with the poor health of her father. She said that birds didn’t have a “special regard for humans,” which is something she found incredibly comforting. “Our story’s not more important or less important than any other species 9

June 21, 2018 11:30 PM Saskatchewan man who bulldozed house with people inside sentenced for attempted murder

YORKTON, SASK.—A Saskatchewan man who bulldozed a house with two people inside, including his son’s wife, has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder. Ronald Fatteicher, who is 60, knocked down the house last summer on rural property near Calder east of Yorkton. Fatteicher pleaded guilty to nine charges in total 7

June 21, 2018 12:57 PM U.S. universities quiet on ties to team doctor in sexual abuse inquiry

The resume says he was a medical resident at Rutgers from 1974-75; a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1975-77; and a fellow in sports medicine at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston before becoming an Ohio State assistant professor. The resume also lists him as a “physician for university 7

June 19, 2018 8:07 PM Wednesday World Cup preview: Ronaldo and Portugal look to eliminate Morocco

That should make it an easier day for Suarez, who has 51 international goals and is Uruguay’s all-time top scorer. This tournament is a chance for Suarez to play controversy-free soccer at this year’s World Cup. He was sent off for a handball against Ghana in the quarterfinals of the 2010 tournament, earning a suspension that had him on the sidelines 7

June 19, 2018 3:53 PM Nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, new data shows

OTTAWA—Nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit, new government figures show. The numbers released Tuesday came as the federal government announced plans to severely restrict the way drug companies market opioids to doctors. The figures show that 78 per cent of victims 4

June 19, 2018 3:50 PM Opioid death toll nearly 4,000 last year, new data shows

New government figures show that nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit. The numbers are being released as the government unveils plans to severely restrict the way drug companies market opioids to doctors. The death toll rose to almost 4,000 in 2017, up from about 14

June 19, 2018 3:26 PM Suman Virk, mother of slain B.C. teen Reena Virk, dies at 58 years old

VICTORIA—Suman Virk, a grieving mother who “pioneered” the conversation about bullying after her daughter was murdered, has died in Victoria. She was the mother of 14-year-old Reena Virk, whose death more than two decades ago made international headlines about youth bullying. “Suman’s tireless work to end bullying has helped make life better for countless 4

June 18, 2018 1:15 PM Sentencing arguments begin for Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette

QUEBEC—The man who murdered six men in a Quebec City mosque in January 2017 is facing the prospect of being handed the most severe prison sentence ever imposed in Canada. Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty earlier this year to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder. While his first-degree murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence 5

June 15, 2018 7:09 PM Police call for witnesses to hit and run that killed motorcyclist early Thursday

Police are searching for witnesses after a hit-and-run collision killed a 55-year-old motorcyclist in Scarborough Thursday morning. The incident occurred just before 6 a.m. at St. Clair Ave. E and Danforth Rd. Police say that a Hyundai Accent was proceeding east on St. Clair, and attempting to turn left onto Danforth. The Hyundai and the motorcycle collided 10

June 15, 2018 6:07 PM Amid wave of Toronto deaths, cyclists holding first of four ghost bike rides Friday

Riders will honour killed cyclist Jonas Mitchell with a ghost bike ride Friday evening — the first of four planned following a series of cyclist deaths across the GTA. Mitchell, 36, was hit on Lake Shore Blvd. W. at Colborne Lodge Rd., near High Park, on May 15. He died in hospital on June 7. Mitchell was “someone who’s created so much kindness, compassion 12