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January 11, 2019 5:00 AM Canadian librarians’ top book picks for January and February

The Golden Tresses is the final book in Cobourg-born writer Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series. “This is a great series! Flavia is a witter, clever and lovable character. Her adventures will have you laughing and cringing at the same time,” says Karly Uhl of Essa Public Library. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden prompted this comment from Stephanie 153

December 17, 2018 7:41 PM Cost of ebooks and audiobooks ‘not a sustainable model,’ according to library council

EDMONTON—If your holiday plans include downloading an audiobook of Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale from a public library collection, or unwinding with an electronic copy of Justin Trudeau’s Common Ground, you could be out of luck. Libraries across Canada are running into barriers in accessing both ebooks and digital audiobooks for their patrons 135

December 4, 2018 7:05 PM Seattle will become NHL’s 32nd team. Here’s what you need to know about the new addition

If the Seattle team follows the Golden Knights’ successful script, which included a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, they will hire a veteran general manager similar to George McPhee. That opens the door for Dean Lombardi, Ron Hextall, Ron Francis, Don Maloney and Garth Snow, among others. If Seattle wants a fresh face, Columbus Blue Jackets assistant 118

October 8, 2018 4:45 PM ‘What are you afraid of?’: Quebec teachers decry proposed religious symbol ban

Like Kaur, Namarta Malhi believes politicians are trying to create a problem where none exists. Both say they’ve grown up in the province, learned French, and have always felt like they belonged in Quebec society. “There has never been a case, to my knowledge, when an authority figure is not performing a task properly because they have this thing on their 109

August 12, 2018 11:45 PM Bargain hunting for school supplies starts early

School supply lists are getting longer and parents can feel financially frazzled by the pressures of back-to-school shopping. The average Canadian family spent a whopping $890 on supplies and clothing, according to a recent survey by RetailMeNot Inc. Driving up those costs, which are double that spent five years ago, are tech items like software, tablets 105

August 7, 2018 8:30 PM Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dead at 78

He was named one of the top 100 NHL players of all time by The Canadian Press in 2017. Mikita remains the only NHL player in history to win the Art Ross (scoring champion), Hart (MVP) and Lady Byng (sportsmanship) trophies in the same season, and he accomplished the feat in consecutive years in 1967 and 1968. He became the first player to have his jersey 100

July 17, 2018 8:13 PM Ten golfers who might win the Claret Jug this week

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND—Narrowing down a list of top-10 contenders for the 147th British Open is as demanding as hitting a tee shot into the wind on the 499-yard closing hole at Carnoustie. It makes you wish David Letterman would have rolled out top-25 lists. It wasn’t easy to keep defending champion and three-time major winner Jordan Spieth off the list. Even tougher 66

July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 95

July 5, 2018 5:03 PM App traps: how cheap smartphones help themselves to user data

Upstream Systems, a London-based mobile commerce and security firm that uncovered the GMobi app’s activity and shared it exclusively with the Journal, says it bought four new devices that, once activated, began sending data to GMobi via its firmware-updating app. This included 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identification, or IMEI, numbers 143

June 27, 2018 3:10 PM Botched restoration turns 16th-century sculpture ‘into a toy’

The figure at the San Miguel de Estella church in the northern Navarra province was recently repainted in gaudy colours by a local craftsman, instead of being properly cleaned by a professional conservationist. The national restorers’ association’s president, Fernando Carrera, says Wednesday the sculpture “has been turned into a toy.” The association’s 95