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April 25, 2018 4:07 PM TSX shows gains as U.S. markets remain mixed, Canadian dollar down

Canada’s main stock index was up moderately this morning in a broad-based rally, even though its U.S. counterparts remained largely negative a day after showing major declines. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 38.91 points to 15,515.91 after 90 minutes of trading, making up some of the 75-point loss it experienced on Tuesday 5

April 25, 2018 4:00 PM Ontario real estate tax curbs foreign buyers

The number of sales involving a foreign entity has steadily declined since the province introduced its non-resident speculation tax. The number of homes sold in the Toronto area in March this year was down 40 per cent compared to a year earlier. The average price was 14 per cent lower, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board, dropping to $784,558 from $915,126. In York region 5

April 23, 2018 1:47 PM The Crown star Matt Smith says he and Claire Foy should be paid ‘equally and fairly’

A producer disclosed last month that Foy, who starred as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on the show, was paid less than Smith, who played Prince Philip. NEW YORK—The Crown star Matt Smith says he supports fellow actor Claire Foy over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star in the Netflix drama. A producer disclosed last month that Foy, who starred 13

April 22, 2018 9:20 PM Blue Jays’ bats cool in New York

Yankees limit Jays to four hits for second straight day, take three of four games from Toronto. Toronto dropped a second straight game to the New York Yankees on Sunday, a 5-1 decision that ensured the Blue Jays’ first series loss of the season. Jays left-hander Jaime Garcia wasn’t particularly sharp, allowing four runs, six hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings 13

April 21, 2018 9:37 PM Yankees use big inning to beat Stroman, Blue Jays

New York scores seven times in the sixth to pull away. An ugly sixth inning Saturday put the Toronto Blue Jays in danger of losing their first series of the season. The New York Yankees scored seven times in the bottom of the sixth off Jays starter Marcus Stroman and reliever John Axford, turning a close game into a 9-1 blowout. Stroman, who started 8

April 21, 2018 4:00 PM 'You can't say enough about Mark Cross as a person': Funeral Saturday for assistant Broncos coach

Cross, 27, joined Broncos for the 2017-18 season Mark Cross was a ferocious competitor when he played hockey, but the assistant coach for the Humboldt Broncos had a calming presence on his players, teammates and friends. Cross, who was 27, was one of 16 people who died on April 6 when the junior hockey team's bus and a semi-truck collided at a rural 8

April 21, 2018 3:27 PM Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift's NYC home and took a nap

Florida man arrested on charges of stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star's home in the Tribeca neighborhood. Alvarado, of Homestead 9

April 20, 2018 6:18 PM Auston Matthews’ jersey is the NHL’s top seller this season

The Maple Leafs centre edged out superstars such as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby and the Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid. NEW YORK—Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews has the top-selling jersey in the NHL, according to the league’s website. NHL.com reported Friday that Matthews’ No. 34 jersey was the hottest seller on the Fanatics network 8

April 20, 2018 6:05 PM Blue Jays recall prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr

Team reinstates DH Kendrys Morales from the 10-day disabled list Friday. The Toronto Blue Jays reinstated designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the 10-day disabled list Friday and recalled infield prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from double-A New Hampshire. The team also optioned southpaw reliever Tim Mayza and infielder Gift Ngoepe to triple-A Buffalo 8

April 20, 2018 5:41 PM DJ and producer Avicii dead at 28

His death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award. NEW YORK—The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy 11