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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 7

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 8

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 10

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 52

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 11

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 10

June 29, 2018 1:47 PM Trump considering replacement for Chief of Staff John Kelly amid shake-up: sources

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump’s embattled Chief of Staff John Kelly is back in the spotlight this week as Trump prepares to overhaul his communications team amid a string of staff departures. In what has become a parlour game in Trump’s Washington, rumours swirled about Kelly’s fate Thursday as the president sounded out allies about potential 12

June 16, 2018 2:31 AM Cornish's huge play gives Stampeders boost in beating Eskimos

If you just read the box score and saw ‘Mitchell 78-yard pass to Cornish,’ you might have expected it to be a long bomb behind coverage. The major was anything but that, but even more beautiful than a deep connection. It will be long remembered as one of the defining plays in the Calgary Stampeders’ 43-18 West final over the Edmonton Eskimos 19

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 21

June 14, 2018 12:13 AM Benefits of Toronto hosting World Cup games outweigh the costs, Mayor Tory says

There will also be significant costs associated with security for the event, but Tory said the city is counting on the partnerships with other governments to make that happen. “They have at their disposal not only the financial resources but, more importantly, the policing and security resources to make sure we do that well,” he said. Tory pointed to the city’s 21