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September 23, 2018 8:43 PM Raptors camp like no other will offer first clues about Kawhi Leonard

Leonard’s health and assimilation into a proven and successful group, plus Nurse’s ability to make the subtle changes necessary to push the team further along, are all unknown. How happy is Kyle Lowry without DeRozan, and how will he handle the changes? Can the Bench Mob that was so dominant at times last year find some way to take much-needed steps 6

September 22, 2018 3:39 AM Hotel workers fear condo conversions threatening jobs

Wieditz said the hospitality sector is one of the few providing unionized jobs with decent wages to a workforce largely comprised of women of colour. That’s also part of the reason he believes the issue has been given short shrift, compared to the closure of places like the Mr. Christie’s factory in Etobicoke in 2012. There, the city rejected developers’ 8

September 18, 2018 12:04 AM Type 1 diabetes can’t stop Atlanta’s Adam Duvall from living MLB dream

On one side of his stomach, Duvall wears the glucose sensor, which looks like a small plastic disc. It’s held on with a sticky patch, and it sends blood sugar numbers to his pump. His insulin pump is connected to the other side of his stomach. Several inches of plastic tubing serve as the drip line that keeps him alive. That tubing connects to Duvall’s 9

September 7, 2018 7:12 PM Who stacked furniture, balls, books and a boat on Sir Adam Beck’s head?

“Sometime it’s actual humans, not just sculptures, but this is the first time it’s been installed in a fixed way,” explains Russo. “They’ve always been strung up on a crane for a photograph, so he was a little nervous. That was a big challenge.” The artist got some attention in New York City for building an entire elevated living room around a statue 7

September 6, 2018 4:12 PM N.B. Greens release homecare plan aimed at improving services and salaries

FREDERICTON—New Brunswick’s Green party has released a homecare plan that focuses on more individualized care and increased salaries for homecare workers. Leader David Coon says a one-size-fits-all, profit-driven model leads to lower in-home care standards and unacceptable wages. Coon says if his party forms government, it would increase training requirements 13

August 30, 2018 5:05 PM Lethbridge plays catchup with other Alberta cities on curbside recycling

Lethbridge city council is struggling to reach consensus on a proposed new service that most of the politicians backed in last year’s municipal election — curbside recycling. Armed with a public opinion survey that shows a big majority of citizens support the curbside service, council considered introducing the program during recent budget deliberations 50

August 29, 2018 4:15 PM Cate Blanchett urges UN to act on Rohingya Muslim refugees

Blanchett, who visited refugee camps in Bangladesh in March, recounted stories that were told to her and said it was important to recall that last year wasn’t the first attack on the Rohingya. In 1978, she said, Gul Zahar told her she was a young woman among 200,000 Rohingya refugees who streamed into Bangladesh “fleeing brutality and widespread abuse 10

August 28, 2018 11:37 PM Habs captain Pacioretty takes trade rumours in stride as uncertain NHL season nears

Pacioretty, who turns 30 in November, is entering the final year of one of the NHL’s most club-friendly six-year contracts, which pays US$4.5 million per season. The New Canaan, Conn. native scored 30 or more goals in five out of six seasons, and 15 in the lockout-shortened 2013-14 campaign, before slumping to 17 goals in 2017-18. The third-year captain 21

August 23, 2018 10:29 AM Man who killed mother, sister in knife attack west of Paris identified

A long-time friend of the attacker named him as Kamel Salhi, 36. The friend, Said Segreg, said Salhi had no obvious problems, didn’t abuse drugs or alcohol and wasn’t fervently religious. A government official confirmed Salhi’s name and age. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss such details publicly 11

August 14, 2018 8:42 PM Maxime Bernier’s ill-advised tweets on diversity simply don’t make sense

“Trudeau keeps pushing his ‘diversity is our strength’ slogan. Yes, Canada is a huge and diverse country. This diversity is part of us and should be celebrated. But where do we draw the line? “… Canada is today one of the countries where people have the most freedom to express their identity. But why should we promote ever more diversity? If anything 16