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September 19, 2018 8:05 PM It’s no slam dunk, but Glen Grunwald has high hopes for Canada Basketball

Having already played a significant role in one chapter of Canadian basketball history, Glen Grunwald has his eyes set on another. One of the first employees of the Toronto Raptors, coming on board long before the team played its first game, Grunwald was instrumental in negotiating a rocky first few years for the now well-established franchise 5

September 19, 2018 7:17 PM U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh thrives by mixing sports and politics

Last week Christine Blasey Ford gave an interview to the Washington Post alleging that Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee now undergoing confirmation hearings in the U.S. senate, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has been invited to testify before 6

September 18, 2018 10:22 PM Torontonians want more housing, but many don’t want development too close to home, polls shows

But the “quite high degree of opposition” to the kind of construction the city needs is disheartening, he said. That resistance comes despite a finding that shows four out of 10 respondents — 26 per cent — strongly believe municipal zoning bylaws should be reviewed to allow for more mid-density housing types such as town homes. The poll is the second 7

September 18, 2018 9:02 PM Toronto FC shifts attention to Campeones Cup

Mexican teams hold a 42-8-10 edge against MLS opposition in competitive matches, although MLS sides went 6-4-2 against Mexican foes in CONCACAF Champions League this year. The two clubs have history, with Toronto defeating Tigres on away goals in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals in March. TFC won 2-1 at home and lost 3-2 at Monterrey 8

September 18, 2018 6:03 PM Raptors president Masai Ujiri won’t change things up for Kawhi Leonard

Confident as always in the man he is, the personalities of the men and women around him and the culture he has built around his basketball team, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri knows of only one way to face one of the trickiest situations of his professional career: Stay true to himself and what he stands for. “There is nothing we are going to do different 8

September 17, 2018 10:10 PM Mulroney attacks are sexist, says Ontario’s women’s issues minister

Caroline Mulroney has faced sexist attacks that are “beyond the pale” in recent days over her role as attorney general and the government’s use of the notwithstanding clause, says the minister responsible for women’s issues. Lisa MacLeod told reporters that from Queen’s Park protesters to a city councillor’s tweets to media reports and other social media 6

September 17, 2018 7:58 PM Alberta private schools coming around to gay-straight alliances: minister

Alberta’s public, Catholic and francophone school boards along with charter schools are complying. Gay-straight alliances are support groups set up by students to help LGBTQ students feel accepted and reduce bullying or abuse. It is a political wedge issue in Alberta. The Opposition United Conservatives say while all children must be treated fairly and equally 7

September 17, 2018 5:39 PM New tent encampment grows near Victoria as Maple Ridge, B.C., tent city hit by flood

Police say the ministry has not authorized removal of the encampment from its property although officers have warned it is growing quickly and is now home to about 25 tents, with furniture and materials delivered to the site over the weekend. The tent encampment at Regina Park was dismantled last week, more than five months after it was set up. Meanwhile 7

September 17, 2018 3:33 PM Weather Network forecasts a steadier transition into winter than usual

Scott said even though there has been a cooler start to the fall season in the province, warmer than normal temperatures are forecast for mid and late fall. Scott said that precipitation will be near to slightly below normal across the province overall, which could affect the amount of snowfall. “There might be a slower start to the ski season than normal 7

September 17, 2018 11:51 AM Quebec party leaders face off in first-ever televised debate in English

The candidates will debate topics including education, health, economy, identity, the environment and relations with the English-speaking community. While the themes are similar to those of last week’s debate in French, this time the candidates will have the added challenge of expressing themselves in their second language. The English-speaking community 10