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June 24, 2017 3:07 AM 'There's no words': Nico Hischier goes first overall at NHL draft

CHICAGO — Maybe it was destiny. Maybe it was fate. Maybe it was just meant to be. “Maybe it’s all those things,” agreed Nico Hischier. “It’s pretty special how it worked out, isn’t it?” Here he was, the kid from Naters, Switzerland, grinning from ear to ear in front of dozens of cameras and microphones and reporters Friday night. Just minutes earlier 7

June 24, 2017 2:32 AM Leafs use first pick on Swedish defenceman Liljegren

Liljegren looking forward to joining young Leafs CHICAGO — Moments after the Toronto Maple Leafs made him the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft on Friday, Swedish defenceman Timothy Liljegren was already being tested on his new team’s illustrious history with some of his countrymen. With a grin, Liljegren mentioned former Leafs captain Mats Sundin 7

June 24, 2017 1:28 AM Canada Letter: Trudeau Talks to Us, and a New Name

It was a vintage performance by Mr. Trudeau, similar to many I’ve reported on in the past. He was unambiguous on some issues, like the government’s commitment to the Paris climate accord despite the United States’ withdrawal. While he criticized Mr. Trump’s policy, he never criticized the president. And he smoothly talked around questions that he preferred 6

June 24, 2017 12:46 AM Ottawa wants clarification in rights tribunal ruling on services for Indigenous kids

Health Minister Jane Philpott said they are seeking clarity from the Federal Court on two specific aspects of the ruling made in January 2016. Ottawa is asking the Federal Court to “review” two items in the latest Human Rights Tribunal ruling that said Canada was still discriminating against Indigenous children over the delivery of services. After a lengthy 8

June 24, 2017 12:15 AM Clark's left turn worries her party's conservatives, could endanger Liberals free-enterprise coalition

Former B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers reacted with shock — and worry that the party’s free-enterprise coalition could be at risk — at the abrupt policy turnarounds outlined in Premier Christy Clark’s throne speech Thursday. Bill Bennett, a former mining and energy minister who represented Kootenay East for the Liberals, said Friday the abrupt changes 8

June 24, 2017 12:13 AM Devils select Hischier first overall at NHL Draft

Hischier overjoyed after being taken first overall by Devils The New Jersey Devils ended the long simmering debate on Friday night, making Nico Hischier the first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history. The so-called "Swiss McDavid" got the nod over Nolan Patrick, the Brandon Wheat Kings centre who was long projected to go first in a draft lacking the slam-dunk 9

June 23, 2017 11:58 PM New Jersey Devils select Nico Hischier 1st overall

Vancouver Canucks select Swedish centre Elias Pettersson 5th overall The New Jersey Devils ended the long simmering debate on Friday night, making Nico Hischier the first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history. The so-called "Swiss McDavid" got the nod over Nolan Patrick, the Brandon Wheat Kings centre who was long projected to go first in a draft lacking 6

June 23, 2017 11:27 PM Girl, 13, lounging on roof of parked subway train, arrested, then released

Youth who was photographed trespassing at Davisville Yard was released on diversion program designed to keep young people out of the court system. A 13-year-old girl, discovered lounging on a parked subway car Friday at the TTC’s Davisville Yard, was arrested by TTC special constables and taken to Toronto Police 53 division, after she was removed safely 3

June 23, 2017 10:20 PM Highrises evacuated in London amid safety concerns about cladding

Metropolitan Police say they are considering filing manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire Camden Council has decided to evacuate some 800 units in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London highrise. The move comes amid escalating concerns among residents of thousands 11

June 23, 2017 6:11 PM Ron Howard hopes to honour 'great work' done on Han Solo film

Howard chosen to direct film after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project Ron Howard says he hopes to honour the great work that's already been done on the Han Solo film and help to deliver on its promise. The Oscar-winner has only been in the pilot's seat on the Star Wars spinoff film for a day but is not wasting any time making his passion 6