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April 24, 2018 5:14 PM Canadian rugby sevens star John Moonlight retires to become a firefighter

The 30-year-old Moonlight leaves as Canada’s all-time caps leader in sevens. A longtime captain and co-captain of the sevens squad, Moonlight is a physical specimen with a seemingly bottomless gas tank. Whether he had the ball in hand or was hunting down an opponent who had it, the six-foot-one, 226-pound Moonlight left a mark. “He would do anything 9

April 23, 2018 8:13 PM Liberals show their election hand by reaching left

Justin Trudeau is already casting next year’s vote as a two-way race, and that should have the Conservatives worried, Chantal Hébert writes. If the New Democrats had sought to rearrange the stars in an alignment more favourable to Trudeau, they could not have acted otherwise. If anything, the Conservative need for a split to the party’s left has become 13

April 23, 2018 12:50 PM What’s the odds-on favourite name for the newborn royal?

William Hill listed as many as 38 names that bettors can wager on. Arthur is the middle name for both William and Prince Charles. Bettors also like the connection to King Arthur, mythical leader of the knights of the Round Table. But Arthur isn’t high on the list for top names for baby boys among Canadians naming their newborns. On the website babycenter 13

April 22, 2018 2:03 PM North Korea nukes, Russia tension set to top G7 foreign ministers’ talks in Toronto

Chrystia Freeland and Taro Kono signed an efficiency agreement that will allow each other’s militaries to share equipment during joint exercises in Canada, Japan and elsewhere. Their meeting comes days after North Korea pledged to suspend testing of its nuclear and long-range missiles and close its nuclear test site, and days ahead of this week’s historic 7

April 22, 2018 12:56 PM Amazon deaths of Canadian and Indigenous healer under investigation

Canadian who was thought to be a suspect in woman's killing was reported hanged Authorities in Peru are investigating after an Indigenous spiritual leader was shot to death, a case that local media reports say resulted in the killing of a Canadian citizen, in reprisal for the murder. Olivia Arevalo Lomas, who was 81 and from the Shipibo-Conibo ethnic 11

April 21, 2018 6:24 PM Doug Ford names Mike Harris’s son as PC candidate in flurry of pre-election appointments

Progressive Conservative leader makes unprecedented move in tapping 11 candidates to run in June 7 election. Brown has denied the allegations and is suing CTV News, which stands by the Jan. 24 story that led to the tumult in the Tory party. Supporters of the former leader had initially hoped MP Alex Nuttall or former MPP Garfield Dunlop, both of whom are close 7

April 21, 2018 4:55 PM Doug Ford says he’ll take ‘high road’ after crude comment by Liberal organizer

David Herle, campaign co-chair for Premier Kathleen Wynne, has apologized for a remark made about the Tory leader on TV. CHATHAM, Ont.—A senior campaign official for the Ontario Liberals is apologizing for a crude comment he made on live television about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford. David Herle, campaign co-chair for Premier Kathleen Wynne 7

April 21, 2018 4:00 PM 'You can't say enough about Mark Cross as a person': Funeral Saturday for assistant Broncos coach

Cross, 27, joined Broncos for the 2017-18 season Mark Cross was a ferocious competitor when he played hockey, but the assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos had a calming presence on his players, teammates and friends. Cross, who was 27, was one of 16 people who died on April 6 when the junior hockey team's bus and a semi-truck collided at a rural 8

April 20, 2018 9:46 PM Four Alberta United Conservative members will not seek re-election next year

The four include Wayne Drysdale, who represents Grande Prairie Wapiti, Pat Stier from Livingstone Macleod, Little Bow’s David Schneider and Bonnyville Cold Lake member Scott Cyr. In a release, leader Jason Kenney thanks the four for their service, and notes the party is attracting new candidates that reflect a more diverse Alberta. “On behalf of our party 9

April 20, 2018 2:00 PM Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

LONDON — British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as head of the 53-nation group. The BBC, Sky News and others say Commonwealth heads of government, holding a private retreat Friday at Windsor Castle, have agreed that Charles should be the next leader of the group. The queen 7