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October 12, 2018 3:32 AM McDavid scores first goal of the season — but Oilers still fall to Bruins

BOSTON—Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored in a 36-second span in the first period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night. David Pastrnak had his fourth goal of the season, and Patrice Bergeron added an empty-netter in the final minute. Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the season 12

October 3, 2018 1:49 AM Wednesday NHL preview: Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs

John Tavares makes one of the most significant debuts by a new Leaf in generations. The hometown boy, who scored five goals in four pre-season games, already has the fan base thinking big ... Montreal fan favourite Brendan Gallagher earned an assistant’s A when the Canadiens recently named Shea Weber captain. Gallagher’s 31-goal season was one of the few bright 9

September 4, 2018 1:12 AM Trump’s NAFTA threat leaves Trudeau locked in high-stakes game of poker

That’s because Trudeau has leverage, too. It comes, in part, from members of Congress who want Canada in the deal. Trudeau could stand firm if he were willing to bet either that Trump would not submit a Mexico-only agreement to Congress or that Congress would not be willing to approve such an agreement. “I think it’s a dicey congressional atmosphere 31

August 15, 2018 5:47 PM Minister says knocking down statues is no way to address a troubled history

McKenna’s perspective seems in keeping with the recommendation of Senator Murray Sinclair, the former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who has suggested that tearing down statues is “counterproductive” to reconciliation because it “smacks of revenge.” Sinclair’s preference is for Canada to find more ways to recognize and honour Indigenous 12

August 13, 2018 2:16 PM IndyCar leader Scott Dixon signs extension with Ganassi

The New Zealand native has won the Indianapolis 500 and his 44 career victories trail only A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti on the all-time win list. At 38, he’s leading the series in pursuit of his fifth IndyCar title. Dixon has three wins this season and leads Alexander Rossi by 46 points in the standings with four races remaining. “I think when you mention 15

August 12, 2018 12:56 PM And we have liftoff! NASA solar probe en route to the sun for the closest look ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.—A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, that was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It eventually 23

August 11, 2018 1:53 AM It was two shootings too many for Fredericton woman who was on the Danforth during July gun attack

For Bain, the news was especially unsettling just weeks after she sat a few blocks away from a gun attack in Toronto’s Danforth neighbourhood. On July 22, Bain was sitting with her family at City Betty restaurant on the Danforth when news broke that a shooter had opened fire nearby. “My son-in-law looked at his phone and said, ‘Holy (expletive), there’s 19

July 23, 2018 5:25 PM Flashdance writer recalls hit’s Canadian inspiration

Tom Hedley was a young Toronto magazine writer on the rise with an artist friend named Robert Markle, who taught at an art and design university. Markle was an experimental painter who wanted to experience kinetic movement, which was why he wanted Hedley to go with him to watch some strippers. One of the strippers reminded Hedley of a woman he knew from a stint 106

July 3, 2018 5:16 PM Spending more than $1,000 on children’s activities? Think again

The financial trouble typically starts when the children reach school-age. This is when parents start registering their children in activities and have to start paying school fees for school trips, year books and craft fairs. It’s also when some parents start getting competitive and use their children as trophies to show off their financial success 15

July 1, 2018 10:00 AM Canadians apologize a lot, prefer chocolate-glazed Timbits: Forum Research poll

Almost nine in 10 Canadians have eaten a Timbit, Forum says, and it seems that chocolate glazed is the favourite amongst a quarter of doughnut eaters. Reactions seem mixed among those who don’t prefer chocolate, with honey dip and sour-cream glaze preferred by one-fifth of Canadians each. Closely following on the doughnut taste-scale are old fashioned 17