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August 16, 2018 8:09 PM Getting to know the new guys just part of the job for Blue Jays catchers

It’s more difficult when dealing with guys like Cumpton, spot starter Mike Hauschild or closer Ken Giles, the few pitchers who didn’t start the year with the organization. “Then you’ve just got to kind of learn some personality along with the things I just mentioned,” Maile said. As the Jays continue their rebuild, there’s a chance of even more faces 6

August 16, 2018 5:52 PM Eastern Canadian LNG project wins buyers in shadow of western rival

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s giant liquefied natural gas project in western Canada may be grabbing the headlines, but a smaller rival in the east is busy lining up another customer from Europe. Pieridae Energy is negotiating a binding agreement to supply LNG from its proposed Goldboro project in Nova Scotia to Axpo Holding AG, an energy company in Switzerland 7

August 15, 2018 9:23 PM New federal holiday will honour residential school survivors

OTTAWA — A new holiday is coming to your calendar, one that will mark the dark legacy of Canada’s residential school system. In its ongoing pursuit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the Trudeau government is consulting First Nations, Métis and Inuit groups to create a new “national day” to honour those who attended the infamous church-run schools 5

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 6

August 10, 2018 2:47 PM Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

DENVER—Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen went to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat before a game Thursday against Colorado and will be sent back to Los Angeles for more tests. Manager Dave Roberts said after the Dodgers’ 8-5 win over the Rockies that Jansen was at the hotel earlier in the day and didn’t feel right. Jansen called the trainer and was taken 13

August 10, 2018 12:48 AM As wildfires merge into an almost 30,000 hectare blaze, wildfire officer says it will be some time before Telegraph Creek residents can return home

VANCOUVER—The wildfire that destroyed more than two dozen buildings in a northern British Columbia town has merged with another fire and, as of Thursday afternoon, was estimated to be almost 30,000 hectares in size. It’s “definitely a very real and ongoing threat,” said Kevin Skrepnek, the chief information officer for B.C. Wildfire Service. The entire 13

August 9, 2018 5:10 PM Pence outlines plans to have new U.S. Space Force by 2020

WASHINGTON—Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the plan fulfils U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to ensure America’s dominance in space — a domain 13

August 7, 2018 2:27 PM Buck-a-beer by Labour Day weekend, Doug Ford says

Buck-a-beer will be available by Labour Day weekend — and brewers who get on board will get free promotions in LCBO stores, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday. Speaking at a brewery in Picton, Ford said “the day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. We’re bringing back buck-a-beer to Ontario,” as promised during the election campaign. He said by Aug. 27, brewers 9

August 6, 2018 11:07 PM Saudi Arabia orders its foreign students out of Canadian schools

Barbara Joy, spokesperson for York University, said of the 7,259 international students at that school, 115 are from Saudi Arabia. “While we await further information, our immediate focus will be on supporting these students to understand the potential implications for them,” Joy said in an emailed statement. The news comes after Saudi Arabia’s decision 16

August 6, 2018 6:07 PM Robert Redford says he'll ‘move toward retirement’ after 60 years of acting

“I don’t know if (Redford) will (retire),” Lowery said. “He says it’s his last leading role, at the very least, the last time he’ll star in a movie, but I don’t think he can stop. He just loves it too much. “I saw him a couple weeks ago and he’s got so many things going on, he’s always got so many projects in the works, that I can’t imagine he will completely 10