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November 14, 2018 5:47 AM Yohannes Brhanu, 22, identified as victim of North York ‘gun battle’ in Toronto’s record-tying 89th homicide of 2018

A midnight “gun battle” involving four firearms and an unknown number of people left one 22-year-old Toronto man dead on a quiet residential street North York early Wednesday, police say. Toronto police have identified the victim of Toronto’s 89th homicide of 2018 as Yohannes Brhanu, 22, of Toronto. He was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle 4

November 9, 2018 6:43 PM A road map to Canadian pot-stock earnings

Four of Canada’s largest pot companies report earnings this week and while it’s too early for any post-legalization numbers, executive commentary should begin to divide the winners from the losers. Aurora Cannabis Inc. reports Monday, followed by Cronos Group Inc. on Tuesday morning, Tilray Inc. post-market Tuesday and Canopy Growth Corp. on Wednesday 21

November 8, 2018 6:32 PM Hydro One Q3 profit drops to $194 million from last year’s strong results

TORONTO — Hydro One Ltd. is reporting that its net profit decreased by 11.4 per cent in the third quarter to $194 million. The parent company of Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility says it earned 32 cents per diluted share for the period ended Sept. 30, compared with $219 million or 37 cents per share a year earlier 12

November 5, 2018 4:30 PM Poloz says Canada neutral rate remains ‘sufficiently uncertain’

“All we know is that as we get closer to it, whatever it is, we’ll begin to see signs that we’re no longer stimulating demand,” Poloz said. “In fact, we know if we cross into the neutral zone we may see signs” that demand is being constrained. Poloz also said relatively high household debt levels may actually keep neutral rates lower than what would 13

November 5, 2018 2:05 PM Toronto home prices climb in October as condos edge higher

Toronto’s housing market showed more signs of stability in October as prices for condos and semi-detached homes jumped even as unit sales were little changed. The average selling price rose 1 per cent last month from September to a seasonally adjusted C$810,881 ($619,419 (U.S.)), the first gain in three months. The benchmark price, which adjusts for the types 9

November 2, 2018 7:52 PM Pressure mounts on Tavares, Babcock and Dubas to produce with Leafs struggling

He started with 10 points, including six goals, in his first five games. No chance he was going to keep up that blistering pace. In his last five games, he has one goal and two assists, and against the Stars he just missed on a couple of spectacular chances. We know he saw coming to Toronto as the chance of a lifetime. Well, now he’s up to his hips in all that being 14

October 31, 2018 7:35 PM Canada’s economy unexpectedly expands on oil extraction, financial services

The economy is at or near full capacity, according to the Bank of Canada, which this month raised interest rates for a fifth time since July 2017 and signalled more hikes are needed to bring monetary policy to neutral. Other major indicators back up the idea the economy no longer needs stimulus, with inflation around 2 per cent and unemployment close 15

October 30, 2018 12:08 AM A month without Matthews hurts Leafs in many ways

On the surface, Auston Matthews looks like the laboratory-built vision of the ideal hockey player. A strapping six-foot-three and 220-some pounds, he skates like a dream, shoots like a laser, plays keepaway like it’s glued to his stick. Certainly he’s put up the numbers to justify the fawning. With 84 goals in 155 games as a Maple Leaf, nobody’s scored 15

October 27, 2018 1:08 AM Saturday NHL preview: Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs

Mark Scheifele stirs the pot on Winnipeg’s offence. With five goals and five assists, he’s producing at the rate of a point a game and is on a three-game points streak … Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly remains second in team scoring with 14 points and leads in shifts per game (27.5). The Jets had won three in a row until running into the Leafs in Winnipeg 17

October 25, 2018 7:20 PM European Central Bank sticks to plan to end stimulus

FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank said Thursday it is staying on course to wrap up its 2.5 trillion euro stimulus program at year end — even as risks from trade protectionism, Italian populist policies and a possible disorderly Brexit loom ever larger. The central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro left its key interest rates and the end-date 19