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August 29, 2018 10:05 PM Canadian women prepare to take on basketball world

When the country calls, the best players answer “yes” with unfailing consistency and it’s left Lisa Thomaidis, the head coach of Canada’s senior women’s basketball team, with a delightful dilemma. Thomaidis will gather 15 athletes at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre on Thursday to begin final preparations for the world championship next month, and it might 11

July 23, 2018 1:36 PM Shooter on the Danforth was firing like someone ‘in a video game,’ witness says

The gunman who killed two people and injured 12 others in a rampage on the Danforth late Sunday night was shooting at random, like someone “in a video game,” a witness says. “He was very relaxed, it was pretty disturbing,” said Lenny Graf, who was with his wife and his son, 9, and daughter, 8. The shooter, later revealed to be 29 years old, died after 13

July 20, 2018 10:54 PM Toyota may halt U.S. imports of some models due to Trump’s tariffs

CHICAGO—Toyota Motor Corp. may stop importing some models into the U.S. if President Donald Trump raises vehicle tariffs, while other cars and trucks in showrooms will get more expensive, according to the automaker’s North American chief. The Japanese carmaker is busy analyzing scenarios about how tariff schemes could affect each of its car and truck 16

July 12, 2018 5:46 PM Fiat workers call for strike after owner buys Cristiano Ronaldo

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid Football Club agreed on July 10 to transfer five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo to Juventus after he asked to leave. Juventus will pay 100 million euros ($117 million) for the move and another 12 million euros in additional fees to sign the player to a four-year contract, the club said in a statement. The Agnelli family 18

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 66

June 27, 2018 9:31 PM Pro sports making slow progress on homophobia, but it’s happening

If you’re looking for signs the mainstream sports world had made progress on LGBT inclusion, the You Can Play contingent at last Sunday’s Pride parade displayed it. The sport advocacy group brought together reps from the CFL, MLSE and 170 members of the Canadian Olympic committee, which fielded roughly 30 marchers in its first Pride Parade in 2014. On the field 19

June 25, 2018 3:30 PM Bombardier, union reach new collective agreement for Toronto workers

Bombardier says it has reached new three-year collective agreements with more than 2,100 production and office workers at its operations in Toronto. The contracts cover workers represented by Unifor Local 112 who work at Bombardier’s Downsview plant and Local 673 who work in technical office and clerical positions. Bombardier assembles its Q400 turboprop 17

June 18, 2018 7:20 PM Auto tariffs would permanently scar Canada’s economy, TD warns

Canada’s economy will be permanently scarred if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes auto tariffs, with one in five Ontario manufacturing jobs at risk and the potential for a lasting reduction in output, according to new analysis by Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD Economics forecasts U.S. tariffs on automobile imports would lead to a short recession for Canada 17

May 11, 2018 6:21 PM Humboldt Broncos to rebuild in time for 2018-19 hockey season

16 people connected to Broncos were killed when team's bus collided with a semi in April The Humboldt Broncos Hockey Club will welcome 80 prospective players to a hockey camp with the goal of rebuilding the Junior A team for the 2018-19 SJHL season. The club is also in the process of finding a head coach and general manager, according to a news release 21

April 30, 2018 3:47 PM Ottawa claims carbon pricing plan could cut 90 million tonnes of emissions by 2022

The report marks the first time Ottawa has provided a specific estimate of the impact of its $50-per-tonne carbon price. Using models of what carbon pricing does to human behaviour and economic growth, the analysis also projects economic growth of about two per cent a year, with or without carbon pricing. All provinces but Saskatchewan are signatories 20