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October 10, 2018 11:40 PM Indonesia limits foreign role in earthquake relief

PALU, INDONESIA—Indonesia’s disaster agency said Wednesday that it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it responds to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people. The agency’s spokesperson, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the death toll from the double disaster on Sept. 28 has risen 8

October 6, 2018 1:10 AM Toronto gets its first official look at Lucas Hnath with the play Isaac’s Eye

But Toronto’s theatre Unit 102 Actors Company got to Hnath first with Isaac’s Eye, the official Toronto debut of a Hnath play. Long-time stage designer Adam Belanger directs for the first time with this dark comedy, which premiered in 2013 and dramatizes the events surrounding an odd but true fact from the life of scientist Isaac Newton: that he once stuck 19

October 5, 2018 1:48 PM A 2-year-old shredded $1,060 of his family’s cash. His mom cried, until she laughed

There are the toddlers who throw tantrums in the grocery store and flush watches down the toilet. There are others who colour with permanent marker all over the wall or decide a sibling, or a pet, needs a haircut. On Sunday, his parents, Ben and Jackee Belnap, from the Salt Lake City area, noticed an important envelope containing $1,060 had gone mysteriously 5

October 5, 2018 1:30 PM Feds on track to impose carbon price on growing number of provinces on Jan. 1

Newfoundland hasn’t made public its plan. Nova Scotia has a cap-and-trade regime on its big industrial emitters and it’s not clear yet if that will meet Ottawa’s requirement for a broad-based carbon price. Alberta will be fine for Jan. 1 but Premier Rachel Notley is no longer committing to raising her province’s carbon price in line with federal requirements 5

October 3, 2018 2:11 AM Trudeau says 2019 federal election likely to be the nastiest one yet

Having just reached a new trilateral North American trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, Trudeau reached back to the previous European trade deal Harper reached in 2015. Trudeau said he deliberately got to his feet in the House of Commons to congratulate Harper. “This idea of automatically hating something just because of who did it is a weak point 7

September 29, 2018 10:55 PM New Democrats try to bolster donations with fundraising matching strategy

OTTAWA — The federal New Democrats are pushing their supporters to get in on what’s being billed as a donation matching program as the party looks to fill its coffers ahead of a looming contribution deadline. Sunday marks the financial close of the third quarter for fundraising and parties like the NDP traditionally put on end-of-quarter pushes to boost 8

September 27, 2018 1:40 PM Trump’s meeting with Rosenstein may be delayed

After The New York Times reported Friday that Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording Trump to document the chaos of the White House in 2017 and had raised the issue of removing the president from office, it was not immediately clear how long Rosenstein would remain in his job. Trump announced that the two men would meet Thursday when he got back from New York. “He will come back here, and there’s 9

September 23, 2018 1:10 AM Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

MONTREAL—Canada will create a new ambassador position dedicated to women, peace and security, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Saturday. Freeland made the announcement at a meeting of female foreign affairs ministers in Montreal that she co-hosted with Federica Mogherini, the high representative for the European Union. Freeland did not offer 10

September 21, 2018 1:31 AM Activision’s Duty to challenge Fortnite

The strong buzz bodes well for Activision, which already faced high expectations for its biggest release of the year. Analysts expect revenue from the Call of Duty franchise to jump 27% this year to about $1.9 billion, according to consensus estimates from Visible Alpha. That would help offset projected declines from other big games such as Destiny 14

September 18, 2018 10:22 PM Torontonians want more housing, but many don’t want development too close to home, polls shows

But the “quite high degree of opposition” to the kind of construction the city needs is disheartening, he said. That resistance comes despite a finding that shows four out of 10 respondents — 26 per cent — strongly believe municipal zoning bylaws should be reviewed to allow for more mid-density housing types such as town homes. The poll is the second 13