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July 9, 2018 3:10 PM J.A. Happ named Jays’ representative for all-star game

“I have gotten better about handling tough outings but the last couple have hurt, so this is nice,” Happ said. “It kind of helps you turn the page and look forward to my next outing and then the all-star game.” As for what he’s most looking forward to when the festivities roll around, Happ said he will try his best to take it all in. “See the best players 9

July 5, 2018 9:00 AM Home prices finally inch up in June

There are signs the needle has finally moved in a positive direction on the region’s sagging real estate market. The Toronto Real Estate Board reported that sales and average re-sale home prices showed slight year over year gains in June, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reported. The average price of re-sale homes in the region — including detached 91

June 18, 2018 3:26 PM South Korea suspends wheat and flour sales from Canada over GMO plants found in Alberta

Moves comes on heels of similar move by Japan last week South Korea has suspended the sale of wheat and flour from Canada after the announcement last week of the discovery in mid-2017 of an unapproved genetically modified trait in Alberta. "We will only allow sale of wheat products that are confirmed not to contain unapproved genetically modified wheat 22

June 15, 2018 2:01 PM McDonald’s to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

NEW YORK—McDonald’s said Friday it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year. The burger chain and other fast-food companies are facing increasing pressure from customers and environmental activists to stop using plastic straws 10

June 15, 2018 2:01 PM Japan blocks Canadian wheat after unapproved GMO plants found in Alberta

CFIA says small amount of wheat with genetically modified trait found last summer A Japanese Farm Ministry official said on Friday it has suspended its tender and sale of wheat from Canada after grain containing a genetically modified trait was discovered last summer in Alberta. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Thursday the wheat containing 46

June 15, 2018 8:00 AM Reducing waste by banning plastic straws shouldn't come at the expense of accessibility

Single-use plastic straws are currently the best option available to people with certain disabilities There's a group of people whose needs are often overlooked when we talk about banning single-use plastic straws: people with disabilities. These are people who rely on using plastic straws on a daily basis — people like myself, a Canadian thalidomide 20

June 11, 2018 9:31 PM Foo Fighters headed to Calgary for Aug. 13 Saddledome show

Dave Grohl’s rock act Foo Fighters have announced a summer 2015 North American tour that will bring them and opening act Royal Blood to the province for a pair of dates: Aug. 12 at Edmonton’s Rexall Place and at the Saddledome the following night, Aug. 13. Tickets for the shows, which are to support the band’s superb new album Sonic Highways, range from $35 to $75 (plus 25

June 11, 2018 4:16 PM Nicki Minaj, Bahamas, Hozier, Rhett & Link and Ghost all announce Toronto shows

Nicki Minaj and Future will play the Air Canada Centre on Oct. 1, by which time each hot rapper will have a new album out. The tour that will take both across North America and Europe will come after the release of Minaj’s album Queen on Aug. 10 and the arrival of the soundtrack to the upcoming Superfly remake; that soundtrack was executive produced 11

June 5, 2018 6:18 PM New shows in Toronto for Metric, Alvvays, Ministry and more

Also coming to the Danforth: Rising American country singer-songwriter Tyler Childers on Oct. 19 (tickets $23-$33 via Ticketmaster as of Wednesday) and Dev Hynes’ R&B project Blood Orange has added an Oct. 2 show to his already-announced Oct. 1 date (ticket sale date to be determined). Elsewhere, industrial-metal institution Ministry, well into its fourth 15

June 4, 2018 7:24 PM Key Kinder Morgan executives offered $1.5-million retention bonuses

The government has said it is counting on the continued employment of key pipeline staff to ensure the completion of the estimated $7.4-billion project to triple capacity of the pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. The filing also notes that the company has terminated and repaid a $5.5-billion revolving credit facility with the Royal Bank of Canada 15