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December 8, 2018 11:02 PM NHL expansion in Seattle opening up new possibilities for Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER—Sitting high above the ice of Rogers Arena, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has fond memories of his time playing junior hockey for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League and their trips up Interstate 5 to play at the old Mercer Arena against the Seattle Thunderbirds. “They had chicken wire, and the fans were rowdy 7

December 6, 2018 4:30 PM Anna and the Apocalypse not quite dead, but not lively enough

In brief: Instead of going off to “uni” (university), cool-but-relatable Anna (Ella Hunt, better than her material) crushes the hopes of her grieving widower school janitor dad (Mark Benton) by announcing her intentions to travel. First, though, a local problem arises, part of a global zombie pandemic glimpsed on the occasional TV screen. Side characters 9

December 4, 2018 12:28 AM Makeshift Canadian men’s team stuns Brazil for World Cup basketball berth

The Canadian men have only played in one significant worldwide tournament since 2002 — an 0-5 run at the 2010 worlds in Turkey — and have not been to an Olympic Games since Sydney in 2000. But through a convoluted and long qualification process that forced Canada to dress 35 different players over 10 games with three different head coaches, the team stands 13

November 29, 2018 1:58 PM Trump’s keeping it quick, taking in-and-out trip to G20 in Argentina

Three current and former White House officials said Trump has at times expressed frustration about travel overseas, and they have curtailed trips to his liking. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. All spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters. White House aides said Trump prefers to play the role of host rather 15

November 29, 2018 4:09 AM Federal worker hit by mystery illness in Cuba

In April, 2018, Global Affairs announced that Havana would be designated as an unaccompanied post meaning that diplomatic staff would no longer be accompanied by their dependants. Some of those affected have told the Star that Global Affairs was slow to react to the threat and downplayed the risk to diplomatic staff, a claim that senior managers have rejected 16

November 23, 2018 11:10 PM Ruling in Michigan genital mutilation case shocks women’s advocates

“This is exactly how we got here. The defendants in this case had the victims shipped from Minnesota to Michigan, and the only way of holding them accountable for FGM was the federal statute,” Parker said in a statement. She said the court ruling “sends the message that the authorities are not serious about protecting girls, especially those in immigrant 10

November 20, 2018 6:35 PM Canada Pension seeks ‘disruption’ with cruise line, robo taxi

From a river-cruise line to a robo-taxi company, the head of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is looking beyond market cycles and seeking to capitalize on structural changes shaking up the global economy. “CPPIB is embracing disruption, whether that disruption is technological, demographics, economic, climate change or any number of other forces 21

November 20, 2018 5:39 PM David Johnston releases spending since leaving Rideau Hall last year

OTTAWA—Former Governor General David Johnston publicly released an expense report on Tuesday detailing $76,650 worth of costs he has incurred since leaving Rideau Hall. The expenses, incurred from Oct. 2, 2017 to March 31 of this year, include $13,911.87 for travel, accommodation and meals, $54,463 for office support and $8,274 for office supplies and miscellaneous 17

November 13, 2018 5:53 PM U.K. Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

Even with such measures in place, the British government says leaving the EU without a deal could cause major economic disruption, with gridlock at ports and disruption to supplies of foods, goods and medicines. On Tuesday, the European Commission published a sheaf of notices outlining changes in a host of areas in the event of a no-deal Brexit. They point 14

November 13, 2018 3:59 PM Moving to Toronto suburbs rarely saves cash, housing agency says

Fleeing Toronto for a cheaper house in the suburbs isn’t worth it for many people who have to commute to jobs back downtown. The high costs of driving or taking public transit along with the extra travel time often offset any benefits from buying a home outside the country’s biggest city, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Tuesday. The burden is becoming 11