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November 17, 2018 8:27 PM Millar at epicentre of Canadian soccer youthquake

The 19-year-old Canadian — born in Toronto, raised in Brampton — is a third-generation pro. Grandfather Malcolm plied his trade at Sunderland AFC on the northeastern coast of England. Dad Alan played for Charlton Athletic, southeast of London. Today, Millar is continuing that tradition with the under-23 side at Liverpool in northwestern England. When the rising 6

November 17, 2018 12:00 AM Ford government moves ahead with plans to redevelop Ontario place

“And let us be clear: a casino at Ontario Place does not represent the responsible use of valued public lands. No good can come from it,” Layton and Cressy said. John Tory, who authored a report on Ontario Place before becoming Toronto mayor in 2014, has not yet been consulted by the Ford goverment on the site’s future, his spokesperson, Don Peat, said Friday 7

November 16, 2018 12:29 AM Rock cancels first two games as players, owners still in labour dispute

The Toronto Rock’s first two games of the National Lacrosse League season have been cancelled in the wake of a contract dispute between the league and its player’s association. Toronto games at Buffalo, Dec. 1, and Vancouver, Dec. 8, have scratched, the league said in a statement Thursday. According to the statement, the NLL and the player’s association 5

November 15, 2018 6:40 PM Canadian stocks a ‘huge contrarian buy,’ BMO investment chief says

He’s not paring his bullish view on Canada, admonishing a group of portfolio managers in Toronto for being scared of low oil prices, household debt and the perception that fiscal policy is uncompetitive. “I think Canada is positioned for a huge recovery and a huge surprise with respect to performance,” Belski told the Portfolio Management Association 7

November 15, 2018 2:43 PM October home sales down 1.6 per cent compared with September, according to CREA

OTTAWA—Canadian home sales fell in October, as the number of transactions dropped in more than half of all local markets led by dips in Montreal, Edmonton and the Hamilton-Burlington, Ont., area. The Canadian Real Estate Association says national home sales through its MLS system dropped by 1.6 per cent last month compared with September. Compared with October 4

November 15, 2018 3:24 AM Game Centre: Buzzer-beater gives Dwane Casey’s Pistons win over Raptors

Dwane Casey’s return to Toronto began fondly, but he and the Detroit Pistons were enemy No. 1 by the time all was said and done at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday. Reggie Bullock scored at the buzzer on an inbound from under the basket with 1.2 seconds left to give the Pistons a last-gasp 106-104 win over the Raptors that silenced a boisterous home crowd 6

November 14, 2018 5:14 PM UBS hires bankers for new group courting pensions, wealth funds

The Swiss bank hired former Wells Fargo & Co. bankers Grant Thompson and Sandra Godard as managing directors for a new group dubbed Alternative Capital Solutions, according to a memo sent Wednesday by Sam Kendall, UBS’s head of corporate client solutions in the Americas. Erica Chase, a UBS spokeswoman, confirmed the contents of the memo. Thompson, who is based 6

November 14, 2018 3:15 PM Pan American Silver buying Tahoe Resources in stock-and-cash deal

VANCOUVER—Pan American Silver Corp. has signed a deal to acquire Tahoe Resources Inc. in a stock-and-cash deal it valued at more than $1 billion (U.S.). Under the friendly agreement, Tahoe shareholders will receive $3.40 in cash or 0.2403 Pan American shares for each Tahoe share. The maximum cash available under the offer is $275 million and there are 56 million 5

November 14, 2018 12:16 PM Bombardier to weigh partnerships for regional jet program

“We might look at partnering if it makes sense, but the primary focus right now is to strengthen the backlog so that we have a longer-term view,” CEO Alain Bellemare said Tuesday at a Scotiabank conference in Toronto. “Then maybe we can do some avionics upgrades and create more value for our customers. We’re going to try to make it work, and we’ll see where 7

November 14, 2018 5:47 AM Yohannes Brhanu, 22, identified as victim of North York ‘gun battle’ in Toronto’s record-tying 89th homicide of 2018

A midnight “gun battle” involving four firearms and an unknown number of people left one 22-year-old Toronto man dead on a quiet residential street North York early Wednesday, police say. Toronto police have identified the victim of Toronto’s 89th homicide of 2018 as Yohannes Brhanu, 22, of Toronto. He was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle 4