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July 13, 2018 2:13 PM Alberta United Conservatives hold on to two ridings with byelection wins

Alberta’s Opposition United Conservatives won two byelections Thursday, maintaining hold of ridings the party represented before the vote was called. In Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, United Conservative candidate Devin Dreeshen took about 80 per cent of the vote with the NDP’s Nicole Mooney running a distant second. The United Conservative margin of victory 11

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 11

July 9, 2018 7:30 PM Tim Hortons parent RBI names Duncan Fulton as chief corporate officer

The Great White North Franchisee Association, which claims to represent about half of Canada’s Tim Hortons franchisees, also wrote to Ottawa earlier this year alleging that RBI failed to live up to promises made under the Investment Canada Act in 2014. RBI chief executive Daniel Schwartz said Fulton brings an “impressive track record.” “His skills as a brand 10

July 3, 2018 10:44 PM Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova latest big names to fall in Wimbledon’s first round

“I feel a lot more comfortable on the court,” Bouchard told reporters after the match. “I feel a little bit more like myself. You know, I have always deep down had the belief, and it’s about, in the tough moments of the match, keeping that belief. I have that more and more now. Just trying to keep progressing.” Shapovalov, meanwhile, beat one of the hottest 14

June 28, 2018 9:51 PM Canadian boxers Vargas, Cook line up big paydays in the U.K

Earlier this month U.K.-based boxing power broker Eddie Hearn emailed local promoter Tyler Buxton hoping to set up a fight, and in less than two hours they had finalized a deal. On July 28 in London, English star Kell Brook will face Ajax native Brandon Cook for the right to fight for a world title. Hearn had a similarly-smooth negotiation with Toronto 15

June 12, 2018 10:00 AM What would Banksy think of people paying to see his work? We asked his former agent

Toronto show may cost $35, but Steve Lazarides says Banksy would rather art be seen than stored in a basement It may be put on by some of the biggest names in the promotion world, but the curator of a new exhibit spotlighting the ultra anti-capitalist Banksy insists the artist would prefer his work be on display than stored away in a collector's basement 29

June 8, 2018 1:19 PM Trump says he may pardon Muhammad Ali — but lawyer says it's 'unnecessary'

Boxing great's 1967 conviction was already reversed by Supreme Court in 1971 President Donald Trump says he may pardon another late heavyweight boxing champion — this time, Muhammad Ali, whose draft-evasion conviction was reversed 47 years ago. Ali, who died on June 3, 2016, refused to enter the military during the Vietnam War, declaring himself a conscientious 11

June 5, 2018 10:26 PM Kate Spade brought sunny style with just the right amount of quirk to the fashion world

Kate Spade was part of a wave of strong women who forged new ground in fashion in the 1990s — under their own names — with wardrobes intended for plucky career women just like themselves. Spade, who was found dead Monday at the age of 55 in an apparent suicide, was a remarkable, early example of a creator distilling her own style to create a wide-ranging 15

May 24, 2018 2:30 PM Four new shows join Street Legal on CBC TV’s fall slate

But apart from the already announced reboot of Street Legal, the new CBC season appears to be light on content and marquee names — at least compared to the impressive fall slate launched last year, which included Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace starring Sarah Gadon, a legal drama starring Kristin Kreuk, and new shows from Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle) 19

May 23, 2018 4:55 PM Brand reputations: Tim Hortons slips as MEC, Jean Coutu, Canadian Tire lead

Google, Rolex and Lego top list for Canadians among non-Canadian names in annual rankings A number of Canadian retailers have seen their reputations improve sharply this year, while a well known coffee and doughnut chain declined, according to an annual ranking published Wednesday. For the second year in a row, Mountain Equipment Co-op has topped the list of Canadian 30