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July 17, 2018 4:11 PM Torontonians warned to avoid water near Humber Bay after tests find potentially toxic blue-green algae

Exposure to toxins produced by some species of cyanobacteria — commonly known as blue-green algae — can cause headaches, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, skin rashes, and mucous membrane irritation, the Toronto Public Health statement read. The algae, which occurs naturally, is easily visible and should be avoided, according to the agency 7

July 15, 2018 8:38 PM Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton Harbour

“Ray was instrumental in our run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and at his best he brought a competitive edge and combative mentality to the game,” Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Senators, said in a statement. “On behalf of our entire organization, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Ray's family, friends and loved ones." “My wife and I were just talking 9

July 15, 2018 8:12 PM Two Wildrose MLAs jump ship and join the PCs

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July 15, 2018 7:17 PM Kamloops, B.C. and surrounding areas may face smoky air due to wildfire

KAMLOOPS, B.C.—As thermometers continue to rise across British Columbia, the provincial environmental ministry has released a special air quality statement for the city of Kamloops and surrounding communities. The statement from the B.C. Ministry of Environment says the area on the north side of the Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke after 7

July 13, 2018 7:37 PM McDonald’s salads linked to intestinal parasite outbreak that left more than 100 ill in the U.S

More than 100 people in the Midwest have been infected by an intestinal parasite in recent weeks that has been tied to the consumption of salads at McDonald’s, health experts announced this week. Public health officials in Illinois and Iowa have reported a spike in cases of cyclosporiasis, with at least 15 infections in Iowa and 90 others in Illinois 9

July 12, 2018 8:38 PM Former Knicks star Charles Oakley was arrested at a Las Vegas casino for gambling fraud

LAS VEGAS—Casino regulators in Nevada are accusing former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley of gambling fraud. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday said Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment. The agency 11

July 12, 2018 7:03 PM Luminato artistic director departing after two seasons

Josephine Ridge, artistic director of Toronto’s Luminato Festival, has resigned after only two seasons. Luminato’s board of directors issued a statement praising ridge for her “hard work, passion and vision” and noted she has left the annual cultural event well-prepared for the future. “(Ridge) has been instrumental in transitioning Luminato into its next decade 10

July 12, 2018 6:03 PM Comcast boosts Sky bid to $34 billion, topping Murdoch’s offer

Comcast Corp. increased its takeover bid for Sky Plc to $34 billion US, topping an offer from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. and escalating a global standoff between the media giants. Comcast, the largest U.S. cable company, is now offering 14.75 pounds a share for Sky, valuing Britain’s top pay-TV provider at 26 billion pounds, according to a statement 10

July 12, 2018 5:46 PM Fiat workers call for strike after owner buys Cristiano Ronaldo

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid Football Club agreed on July 10 to transfer five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo to Juventus after he asked to leave. Juventus will pay 100 million euros ($117 million) for the move and another 12 million euros in additional fees to sign the player to a four-year contract, the club said in a statement. The Agnelli family 10

July 12, 2018 5:41 PM Michelin to acquire farm-tire maker Camso for $1.45 billion

Michelin agreed to buy Camso, a Canadian producer of rubber tracks for farm equipment and snowmobiles, for $1.45 billion (all figures US) as the French tiremaker bolsters its specialty-equipment business. The two companies’ off-road operations will be combined and run from Camso’s headquarters in Magog, Que., Michelin said in a statement Thursday. Closely 11