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October 8, 2018 12:05 AM Katt Williams arrested for allegedly assaulting hired driver in Oregon

PORTLAND, ORE.—Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. Williams, who was in jail Sunday, came to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out comedy improv show Friday night. The town car driver 10

October 7, 2018 8:25 PM Toronto Wolfpack lose out on rugby Super League promotion

The underdog London Broncos denied the Toronto Wolfpack a place in the elite Super League on Sunday, hanging on for a tense 4-2 win in rugby league’s Million Pound Game. The game was an arm wrestle from the get-go, with some big hits producing turnovers. Defence dominated on a gloomy 14C afternoon before a Wolfpack-record crowd of 9,266 at Lamport Stadium 10

October 1, 2018 4:36 PM Ottawa Senators move ahead with full rebuild

After finishing second last in the NHL last season, Senators ownership and management decided to move ahead with a full rebuild. With that mindset, the Senators made the decision to trade captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks last month. Earlier in the off-season, the Senators traded Mike Hoffman, leaving them with the dubious task of replacing 9

September 24, 2018 1:19 PM Canada’s Barrick in $18B merger to create world’s largest gold miner

Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $7.9 billion in stock to create the world’s largest gold miner. Investors will receive 6.128 new Barrick shares for each Randgold share they hold. Shareholders in Barrick will own about 66.6 per cent of the merged company, which will combine Randgold’s African mines with Barrick’s 14

September 19, 2018 8:05 PM It’s no slam dunk, but Glen Grunwald has high hopes for Canada Basketball

Having already played a significant role in one chapter of Canadian basketball history, Glen Grunwald has his eyes set on another. One of the first employees of the Toronto Raptors, coming on board long before the team played its first game, Grunwald was instrumental in negotiating a rocky first few years for the now well-established franchise 26

August 29, 2018 6:24 PM National Bank reports third-quarter profit up 10 per cent from year ago

National Bank chief executive Louis Vachon said it was “another quarter of excellent performance in each business segment thanks to sustained revenue growth and effective cost management.” The bank said its personal and commercial banking group earned $248 million in the third quarter, up from $235 million in the third quarter of 2017. The wealth management 10

August 29, 2018 2:13 PM DSW Inc. to close Town Shoes brand and 38 stores in Canada by January

The company plans to close the 38 Town Shoes stores it operates in Canada by the end of its financial year in January. About 400 workers employed by Town Shoes are expected to be affected by the closures, but DSW says it is hoping to find the workers alternative employment at its Shoe Company, Shoe Warehouse and DSW brands. DSW purchased a 49.2 per cent interest 15

August 23, 2018 4:15 PM Bernier tears strip off Conservatives, Scheer as he quits federal party

OTTAWA—Maverick Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, whose open defiance has been a major headache for the Opposition Conservatives, is quitting the party — and he’s not pulling his punches. Bernier, who narrowly lost the Tory leadership to rival Andrew Scheer, says he feels the party has abandoned its true ideals by refusing to end corporate subsidies or abolish 11

August 15, 2018 4:26 PM Ontario freezes broader public sector executive pay

Ontario has frozen executive pay across the public sector as it reviews how salary increases are granted to top earners at agencies that include the school boards, universities and hospitals. In a directive issued to public-sector agencies, Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy says all base salaries for executives cannot increase beyond their 13

August 13, 2018 4:38 PM Conservative MP Maxime Bernier criticizes Trudeau for promoting ‘ever more’ diversity

OTTAWA—Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is taking issue with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s oft-repeated message of diversity in Canada, calling it a form of “radical multiculturalism.” In a series of tweets published late Sunday, Bernier says he believes promoting too much diversity could have the effect of dividing Canada into “little tribes” that cause 10