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October 15, 2018 9:35 PM Thanks to Doug Ford, the sky’s the limit for marijuana in Ontario

Come Wednesday, marijuana will waft across our parks, jogging trails and beaches with impunity. For better or for worse, the pungent odour will float in the open air — while weighing down our public spaces. If you have forgotten the stale aroma of cigar or pipe smoke in our past, brace yourself for a trip back in time as the smell of cannabis wends its way into your nostrils 7

October 14, 2018 11:13 PM Canadian women lock up World Cup soccer berth in style

The Canadian women’s soccer team booked its spot in next summer’s Women’s World Cup with a 7-0 win over Panama in Sunday’s CONCACAF Women’s Championship semifinal in Frisco, Texas. A six-goal second half, after captain Christine Sinclair opened the scoring the in 44th minute, ensured Canada will qualify for the seventh time in France next summer. Sinclair 7

October 11, 2018 3:13 PM Tiny skull has big implications for understanding the largest dinosaurs

Sauropods were the biggest dinosaurs — and the biggest land animals — ever to stomp across the planet. Their long-necked group included apatosaurus, brontosaurus, camarasaurus and the even more massive titanosaurs, whose leg bones were longer than a person is tall. But each of their first steps on Earth were teensy. These great beasts came from little 7

October 10, 2018 5:19 PM After Beatles and Michael Jackson, Cirque turns to soccer star Lionel Messi

The focus on the FC Barcelona star, a native of Argentina, follows successful Cirque ventures that highlighted the music of the Beatles and Michael Jackson. “We are convinced that bringing Messi’s legacy to life on stage will touch audiences and speak to all football fans,” Cirque president Jonathan Tetrault said in a statement. The show will be produced 9

October 6, 2018 11:22 PM Flag controversy dampens ties between Japan and S. Korea

The international fleet review, scheduled for Thursday, was intended to deepen mutual understanding through events involving the crews of vessels from various countries. The South Korean Navy invited the MSDF to participate in October 2017. South Korea is thought to have begun perceiving the rising sun flag as problematic relatively recently. In April 10

October 6, 2018 3:00 AM Canadian women launch CONCACAF quest with win over Jamaica

The Canadians found their rhythm, but lacked final touches through much of the match. They had 71 per cent of the possession over the course of 90 minutes, but struggled to execute crosses into the box and create clear-cut chances. Of their 20 total shots, to Jamaica’s two, only six were on net. Prince broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute in unceremonious 12

October 5, 2018 7:27 PM Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation

MILAN—Cristiano Ronaldo is available to play for his Italian soccer team on Saturday. Ronaldo, who is facing a rape allegation in the United States, could play when Juventus faces Udinese in the Italian league, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri. However, he would not definitively say Ronaldo will start. “Cristiano’s doing well. I’ve known him for three 5

October 4, 2018 2:02 PM Melania Trump visits Malawi school as part of Africa tour

All the classrooms were outdoors, with the young students sitting shoulder to shoulder in rows on the loose red dirt in their blue uniforms, girls in dresses with red collars and boys in collared shirts and short pants. The students welcomed Mrs. Trump to the school with song: “We are happy today to see you. Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome 8

October 2, 2018 2:06 AM Cristiano Ronaldo being sued, accused of rape by Nevada woman

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of “fixers” to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000. The suit says the woman asked police last month to reopen the criminal case; Las Vegas police 10

September 25, 2018 5:34 PM Teenage midfielder Ballou Tabla to play for Canada

The Canadian Soccer Association has confirmed that the 19-year-old has chosen Canada over the Ivory Coast. A subsequent tweet showed a bubbly Tabla, who left the Montreal Impact for FC Barcelona's B team in January, wearing a red Canada jersey. "Yo Canada. This is Ballou Tabla," he says in a video. "This is the jersey and I can't wait to fight for it again 7