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September 19, 2018 8:05 PM It’s no slam dunk, but Glen Grunwald has high hopes for Canada Basketball

Having already played a significant role in one chapter of Canadian basketball history, Glen Grunwald has his eyes set on another. One of the first employees of the Toronto Raptors, coming on board long before the team played its first game, Grunwald was instrumental in negotiating a rocky first few years for the now well-established franchise 6

September 19, 2018 1:13 PM Malaysia former prime minister faces charges for abuse of power

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—Malaysia’s anti-graft agency said former prime minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its office over the transfer of 2.6 billion ringgit ($814 million) 6

September 15, 2018 5:20 PM All but one of 10 workers injured in Saskatchewan crash out of hospital

KERROBERT, SASK. — A spokesman for the company that employs 10 workers who were hurt in a crash between a semitruck and a bus in Saskatchewan says all but one have been released from hospital. Paul Stuckless, corporate safety manager for O.J. Pipelines, says the workers were travelling to Kindersley, Sask., from a work site when their bus was struck 8

September 14, 2018 6:09 PM Ontario outlines arguments in lawsuit against federal carbon tax plan

The Ontario government says it has taken the next step in its legal challenge against the federal government’s carbon tax plan. Environment Minister Rod Phillips says the government has filed a statement in court outlining its arguments that Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan is unconstitutional. The province argues the federal government does not have the power 12

September 14, 2018 3:01 PM Manafort expected to plead guilty before new trial

It’s unclear how the possible deal might affect Manafort’s pursuit of a pardon from U.S. President Donald Trump. The president has signalled that he’s sympathetic to Manafort’s cause, and in comments to Politico, his attorney-spokesman Rudy Giuliani said a plea without a co-operation agreement wouldn’t foreclose the possibility of a pardon. Manafort 14

September 12, 2018 7:47 PM Toronto schools put on lockdown, hold and secure after two separate shootings

Several Toronto schools were put into lockdown or hold and secure Wednesday after two separate shootings in Etobicoke and Scarborough. Paramedics said they found a male teen victim with a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics also took two teen girls to a local hospital with minor injuries. Police spokesperson Gary Long said the girls 13

September 12, 2018 7:04 PM First-past-the-post enables ‘fringe’ candidates like Doug Ford, says Jagmeet Singh

SURREY, B.C.—Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has taken aim at Conservative politicians while lambasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for abandoning a campaign promise to bring in electoral reform. Singh told his caucus during a retreat in Surrey, B.C., that Trudeau’s explanation for disavowing the promise was that he was worried a new electoral system 10

September 11, 2018 7:11 PM Luminato Festival chooses its new artistic director from within the organization and the city

Campbell joined Luminato as company manager in 2011, became its first director of artistic development in 2013 and its deputy artistic director last year. The festival says she is an award-winning producer, director, stage manager and curator. She has worked with Nightswimming, Mammalian Diving Reflex, VideoCabaret and other independent companies; produced 8

September 11, 2018 2:58 AM Darnold marches Jets past Lions in NFL opener blowout

DETROIT—Sam Darnold made a stellar debut, despite throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL pass, and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Lions 48-17 in their season opener Monday night. The 21-year-old Darnold became the youngest quarterback to start a season opener since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and he got off to an inauspicious start 9

September 10, 2018 2:35 PM Aaron Rodgers showed again Sunday night just how ridiculously good he is

The Green Bay Packers just made quarterback Aaron Rodgers the NFL’s highest-paid player with a four-year, $134 million (U.S.) mega-deal that, combined with the two years remaining on his existing contract, means he’ll be paid approximately $176 million over the next six seasons. That works out to about $29.3 million per season over those six years. It’s $1.83 million 8