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January 23, 2018 4:24 PM Household debt grows in Ontario amid climbing interest rates, watchdog says

Ontario’s fiscal watchdog says household debt in the province has increased since 2010 and is projected to continue to grow, which could spell trouble for the economy as interest rates also climb. Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO) says low interest rates have fuelled spending in the province and the household debt has grown by 5.6 per cent on average 6

January 23, 2018 1:50 PM Owner of Harvey's, Swiss Chalet buying steakhouse chain The Keg for $200M

Cara continues strategy of consolidating the Canadian restaurant market The owner of some of the biggest restaurant chains in Canada is about to get a bit bigger after Cara Operations struck a deal to buy The Keg steakhouses for $200 million. The two companies announced a deal on Tuesday that will see Vaughan, Ont.-based Cara take over The Keg chain 8

January 23, 2018 3:34 AM Bill Cosby performs surprise show ahead of retrial

80-year-old comic jokes with friendly crowd in hometown jazz club Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case. The 80-year-old entertainer took the stage for about 7

January 23, 2018 2:34 AM Genie Bouchard and Twitter date get Super Bowl invitation

Pair accepts NFL Canada's invitation to go to Patriots-Eagles championship game You might remember the Canadian tennis star agreed to a date with a random tweeter after losing a bet during last year's Super Bowl when the New England Patriots stormed back to beat the Atlanta Falcons. The pair met up again in December, and now NFL Canada has extended them an invitation 7

January 22, 2018 2:53 PM U.K.’s Princess Eugenie engaged to longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank

Buckingham Palace says Eugenie will marry Brooksbank in the fall at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. LONDON—It will be a busy year for royal weddings: Princess Eugenie is engaged to be married later this year, several months after her cousin Prince Harry’s nuptials. Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank 10

January 21, 2018 11:38 PM Suspect in Jane and Lawrence hair salon stabbing identified

Police are searching for 51-year-old Barrington Brooks after a man entered a hair salon and started stabbing another man in broad daylight Saturday. A man who allegedly walked into a hair salon Saturday afternoon and stabbed a man multiple times has been identified by police. Around 3:15 p.m., the suspect entered the salon in the Jane St. and Marshlynn 9

January 21, 2018 2:35 AM Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign QB Darian Durant to 1-year contract

Veteran quarterback will be backup to Bombers' Matt Nichols The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have landed a veteran quarterback to backup Matt Nichols. The Bombers announced late Saturday evening they have signed a one-year contract with Darian Durant, just days after he was let go from the Montreal Alouettes. "One of our objectives this offseason was to solidify 9

January 20, 2018 6:44 PM Ed Sheeran reveals secret engagement to longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

The “Shape of You” singer announced the news on Instagram Saturday, sharing a photo of the happy couple. According to his caption, it seems as though the pair got engaged at the end of 2017, but are just revealing it now. The “Shape of You” singer announced the news on Instagram Saturday, sharing a photo of the happy couple. “Got myself a fiancée just before 8

January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 8

January 19, 2018 8:38 PM Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership price by 20% in U.S. but not in Canada

Monthly fee in U.S. rises to $12.99, but Canadians only pay annual fee, which stays at $99 Amazon is hiking the monthly fee it charges its U.S. customers for Prime membership, but the change won't impact Canadians who all pay by the year. The online retailer announced Friday that starting immediately, new customers would be charged $12.99 US a month 10