Here’s how your fellow commuters ride the TTC without paying

Hopping over fare gates, walking away from inspectors, and even using well-trained dogs — it turns out there’s no shortage of ways TTC riders avoid paying fares. A report released Thursday by Toronto Auditor [Read entire story]

Bruce Arthur: Raptors’ win in DeRozan’s emotional return feels like closure

DeMar DeRozan had already watched his past unfurl with wide, intent eyes, but not much of an expression. When the tribute video ended, DeRozan walked out into the middle of his former life, into the middle of a crowd on [Read entire story]

‘Jihadi Jack’ tells U.K. broadcaster he misses his mother, wants to return to Oxford

Jack Letts, the young British-Canadian man accused of travelling to Syria to fight for ISIS has told British broadcaster ITV News that he misses his mum, the TV show Dr. Who and the taste of English snacks. [Read entire story]

Vancouver Coastal Health confirms 2 new cases of measles

Vancouver Coastal Health says there are now 10 confirmed measles cases in the current outbreak and there have been possible exposures in Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish, Whistler, and Steveston. [Read entire story]

Trump picks ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft as his nominee for UN envoy

U.S. President Donald Trump has picked Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. [Read entire story]

Edward Keenan: There are better ways to reduce fare evasion on the TTC

So, it turns out the great transit caper has been taking place under our noses — a subway train heist being committed by riders who don’t pay their fares to the tune of something like $60 million per year. I [Read entire story]

What’s changing in Ford’s new police oversight law — and why it matters

When Ontario’s Attorney General proposed new policing legislation earlier this week, the message was clear: officers are “everyday heroes” who have the government’s unwavering support.“Our [Read entire story]

Ontario man dubbed ‘high risk to public safety’ after trying to join terror group set for release

An Ontario man who travelled to Syria to support an al-Qaeda-affiliated terror group is set to be released — despite being considered of "high risk to public safety," according to a decision by the Parole Board of [Read entire story]

Oilers’ McDavid suspended 2 games for headshot on NYI’s Leddy

The NHL has suspended Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid two games for an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy. [Read entire story]

California parents plead guilty to shackling, torturing their children

A California couple pleaded guilty Friday to torture and years of abuse that included shackling some of their 13 children to beds and starving them to the point it stunted their growth. [Read entire story]

Ottawa one step closer to building Trans Mountain expansion, but project foes vow to dig in

The federal Liberal government cleared another hurdle standing in the way of constructing a $7.4 billion expansion to the Trans Mountain pipeline system Friday, securing new regulatory approvals from the National Energy [Read entire story]

World’s biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades

A walnut-sized bee with a massive jaw and impressive wingspan has been spotted for the first time in nearly 38 years, proving its species is not extinct. [Read entire story]

Life after Trump: From Spicer to Omarosa, what people are up to since exiting White House inner circle

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: where former White House staffers have ended up; why it's hard to ask the hard questions in Hollywood; Alberta bluegrass band has [Read entire story]

Chicago police arrest singer R. Kelly on sexual abuse charges

R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least [Read entire story]

Jackie Shane, pioneering transgender soul singer, dead at 78

Jackie Shane, the black transgender soul singer who came to prominence playing on Toronto's Yonge Street in the 1960s, has died. [Read entire story]

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution

Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanour solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlour. [Read entire story]

Mark Norman’s defence team targets Trudeau, Butts with subpoenas

​Subpoenas have been issued to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his former and current top officials — including ex-principal secretary Gerald Butts — for any notes, emails or texts they may have related to the criminal [Read entire story]

Wilson-Raybould battled Bennett, other ministers over Indigenous rights framework

The federal government’s top bureaucrat revealed Thursday that former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was locked in a fierce battle with Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and other ministers over [Read entire story]

Trudeau’s top aides discussed SNC-Lavalin file with Wilson-Raybould’s chief of staff

OTTAWA—The prime minister’s top two aides together spoke to Jody Wilson-Raybould’s senior staffer about the SNC-Lavalin file on Dec. 18, a conversation that the country’s top bureaucrat [Read entire story]

‘We’ve had enough,’ SNC-Lavalin CEO says of claims made against company in political firestorm

The CEO of SNC-Lavalin says the company plans to "vigorously defend" itself in the court case as the centre of the unfolding political scandal in Ottawa, and says the company's hard-working employees are being used 'as [Read entire story]

TREB York Region Market Year In Review & Outlook 2019 Economic Summit

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is hosting a Market Year in Review and Outlook 2019 Economic Summit in York Region, today, and will consist of multiple presentations dealing with the housing market, ideas on [Read entire story]

Another roof collapses in Elliot Lake, Ont.

Six years after a deadly mall collapse made national headlines, the roof of another public building in Elliot Lake has partially caved in. [Read entire story]

How criminals are using the low-interest credit card scam to steal your identity

It starts with what sounds like a promising phone call: For a one-time fee, you can lower the interest rate on your credit card. But the person on the other end of the line isn't with your bank or credit card company. [Read entire story]

NEB renews support of Trans Mountain pipeline with proposed changes to protect marine life

The National Energy Board has reiterated its approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with 16 new recommendations designed to better protect marine life on the B.C. coast, and Trans Mountain's chief executive [Read entire story]

‘What happened to us was a tragedy': Toronto Danforth shooting victims, families call for national gun ban

Victims and families affected by the mass shooting in Toronto's Danforth neighbourhood last July call for a Canada-wide ban on private ownership of handguns and assault rifles, in their first public remarks since two [Read entire story]

Trudeau apologizes to black Nova Scotians for racial profiling incident

Two black Nova Scotians who reported being racially profiled on Parliament Hill during a visit earlier this month say the apology they received from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a private meeting Thursday was [Read entire story]

Coalition of 16 states sues Trump administration over emergency declaration

At least 16 states — led by California — have joined to sue the Trump administration over the U.S. president's declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. [Read entire story]

Pro-pipeline protest convoy approaches Ottawa after rolling across country

A convoy of angry Albertans and other westerners rolls into Ottawa Tuesday for a mass protest against federal energy and environmental policies that has also become a magnet for extremist, anti-immigrant elements. [Read entire story]

‘Grandfather of climate science’ dead at 87

The climate scientist who popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87. [Read entire story]

It was one of the most famous photos of our time. Now the sailor at the centre of it has died

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of the Second World War died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. [Read entire story]

Scientists unlock genetic secrets of the great white shark

Scientists on Monday said they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success. [Read entire story]

Tennis great Martina Navratilova criticized for comments on transgender athletes

Transgender sportswomen hit back at Martina Navratilova after the tennis champion said "its insane and it's cheating" for transgender women to be allowed to compete in women's sport. [Read entire story]

Gerald Butts resigns as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top aide, Gerald Butts, has resigned as the leader's principal secretary, effective immediately. [Read entire story]

Don’t give opioid-based cough, cold medication to children, Health Canada warns

Anyone under 18 should not be given cough and cold products containing opioids, such as codeine, after a safety review found early opioid use "may be a factor in problematic substance use later in life," Health Canada [Read entire story]