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July 13, 2018 10:30 AM Fantastical creatures feature in these five new books

Fantastical creatures — fairies, dragons, elves, slithy toves and more — take centre stage in these new reads. This splendid book will appeal to admirers of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973). It is published by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library to commemorate its current Tolkien exhibition, running from June 1 to Oct. 28. The Bodleian is the keeper 7

July 10, 2018 8:36 PM For now, Ford government will not be firing Hydro One boss

Promised three months ago as the “first act” of a Doug Ford government, the firing of Hydro One boss Mayo Schmidt — whom the new premier dubbed the “$6 million man” — has fallen down the priority list. “We are working on that issue right now,” Government House Leader Todd Smith said Tuesday in outlining the new Progressive Conservative administration’s 7

July 7, 2018 1:39 PM Death toll climbs as heavy rain and flooding hit Japan

TOKYO—Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, leaving at least 15 people dead and more than 50 missing, according to Japanese media. As the death toll continued to climb from the rainfall, which began earlier this week, Okayama prefecture said a man caught in a landslide was pronounced dead. Kyodo 10

July 3, 2018 6:00 PM Young U.S. woman who used to be avid ballet dancer loses legs in Bahamas boat explosion

RUTLAND, VT.— A Vermont woman who relatives say used to be avid ballet dancer had both her lower legs amputated after suffering serious injuries in a deadly Bahamas tour boat explosion. Twenty-two-year-old Stephanie Schaffer was among nine people injured when the boat exploded Saturday , killing a U.S. citizen. The Rutland Herald reports she also suffered 10

July 3, 2018 2:57 PM Patrick Brown attempts political comeback in Peel

He has a dozen honourary chairs on his campaign, including Bill McBain, an advisor to former NDP premier Bob Rae; Senator Victor Oh; Tiger Ali Singh, philanthropist and former professional wrestler; former Caledon fire chief Dave Forfar; businesswoman Asha Luthra, who was the first female president of the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Ramesh Chotai 8

June 29, 2018 12:45 PM ‘Today, we are speechless’: The Capital Gazette’s heartbreaking editorial page

On the morning after the unfathomable tragedy in its Annapolis newsroom, the Capital Gazette somehow published a newspaper. “Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper tomorrow,” the Capital’s Twitter account had promised in the wee hours, repeating a defiant statement made hours earlier by one of the paper’s reporters, Chase Cook. Cook’s was the first of 10 bylines 11

June 22, 2018 2:12 PM MAILBAG: What will the Leafs do with 25th pick in NHL draft?

Lets hope Dubas has some bright ideas and Babcock is reminded he is the coach only and not God! ANSWER: Wow, you sound really pessimistic. It's the summer. Enjoy. Don't even think about hockey. Get away from it. Go to a beach. Go camping. I don't share your pessimism. There's a Marlie or two that will help. And the Leafs signed a pretty good Russian 10

June 19, 2018 1:15 PM Police identify two more suspects wanted in Scarborough playground shooting

The girls were two of 11 children at the playground in Scarborough’s Alton Towers community when at least seven shots were fired Thursday about 5 p.m. A man who was also at the playground was the intended target, police said. The gunman arrived by car, but walked to the playground and opened fire before fleeing, police said. The victims — sisters who are 5 and 9 — are recovering 9

June 19, 2018 11:15 AM Explosion destroys Mount Pearl business, with fumes cited as early suspect

'You could see nothing but smoke and insulation and debris piling up in the air,' says nearby business owner Authorities are trying to determine what caused an explosion that ripped apart a transportation business in an industrial park on the outskirts of St. John's Tuesday morning, with so much force that thousands of people could hear the explosion 141

June 18, 2018 5:46 PM Derailed train bursts into flames in southwest Indiana

PRINCETON, IND.—A freight train derailed in southwest Indiana and several train cars caught fire, possibly due to a propane leak, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes while authorities monitored air quality Monday, officials said. The train derailed Sunday evening near a trailer park in Princeton, about 240 kilometres southwest of Indianapolis 9