Rosie DiManno: Nylander and Leafs get back to business

Tell them Willie Boy is here.Wait, wrong movie. This was more a Titanic epic, threatening to smash against the iceberg of negotiation deadline, sinking to the bottom of restricted free agency waters, whilst GM Kyle Dubas [Read entire story]

Niagara police chief anxious to get answers about shooting

He may be the top cop, but Niagara Regional Police Chief Bryan MacCulloch says he doesn’t know any more than the public about why one of his officers shot another last Thursday afternoon in Pelham.“I [Read entire story]

York school board trustee criticized for racially offensive Facebook posts sworn in despite protests

Elizabeth Terrell-Tracey was elected to the York Region District School Board earlier this year despite racially offensive postings that appeared on her Facebook account during the campaign.But at her swearing in Monday [Read entire story]

Justin Trudeau’s India trip suffered security shortfalls, new report finds

OTTAWA—A simple Google search would have revealed that a man who was convicted of attempted murder had been invited to hobnob with Justin Trudeau during the prime minister’s ill-fated trip to India, according [Read entire story]

Bruce Arthur: Positive approach pays off for Olympic champion Christine Girard

Her family was there. Her three children, all 4 or younger, who didn’t really know what it meant. That didn’t matter, though. Her husband, her parents, her friends; her old training partners and coaches. The [Read entire story]

Metrolinx proposes GO Transit station near Woodbine Racetrack

It looks like GO Transit could be off to the races. Metrolinx, the provincial transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, is recommending moving ahead with plans for a new GO rail station next to [Read entire story]

Raj Grewal’s status as an MP might hinder probe into gambling debts, NDP says

OTTAWA—The New Democrats’ ethics critic is raising concerns that Raj Grewal’s decision to stay on as MP for Brampton East will make investigations into his gambling activity more difficult. Nathan [Read entire story]

Martin Regg Cohn: Kathleen Wynne’s day in Doug Ford’s kangaroo court

News flash: Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives won a thumping majority government on June 7.So why are the Tories still such sore winners?Someone should remind Doug Ford that he vanquished the New Democrats. And [Read entire story]

Man testifies he ‘accidentally lost control’ when he killed a stranger with a stolen van, blames his heroin addiction

Ayubullo Mohammad-Daud is blaming “inattention” as the reason he says he “accidentally” drove a stolen van onto a sidewalk, striking and killing a man who had beaten him in a street fight less [Read entire story]

Boosting supply is no. 1 job, Ontario’s housing minister says

The short supply of housing driving the cost of shelter ever higher is the most pressing problem confronting Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing. But there is no scarcity of competing voices telling [Read entire story]

Murdered mob boss’s son pleads guilty in Hamilton to selling drugs to ‘made’ New York Mafia member

Domenico Violi, the Hamilton son of a murdered mob boss, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to trafficking drugs with a “made” member of a New York Mafia family.The New [Read entire story]

A gruesome wound, and no explanation from caregivers: 81-year-old Phillip Kennedy’s 3 days in a Toronto nursing home

It’s been more than a year since 81-year-old Toronto nursing home resident Phillip Kennedy suffered a leg wound so deep and wide it looked as if he had been sliced open by an axe.His daughter, Kathleen Kennedy, [Read entire story]

Simard says Tories ‘betrayed’ her with cuts to French-language services

Independent MPP Amanda Simard, who has made headlines for breaking with Premier Doug Ford’s government over Tory cuts to French-language services, is in no rush to join the Liberals.“I have not had any [Read entire story]

Brampton MP Raj Grewal rethinking decision to resign, says he repaid gambling debts

OTTAWA—Brampton East MP Raj Grewal said Friday night that he might not actually resign seat, despite admitting to a gambling addiction that drove him to borrow money from family and friends and prompted him to [Read entire story]

Is this the noisiest neighbourhood in Toronto?

In a new occasional series, the Star delves into 311 data to see what our concerns say about the city. In the second instalment, we look at one of the biggest reasons why people pick up the phone to dial 311: the noise [Read entire story]

Looking for a cannabis store near you? These cities could become the GTA’s ‘dry’ zones

Aside from cannabis stores being at least 150 metres away from any school, it’s hard to to predict where they will pop up when they begin to open across Ontario come April.But it’s a good bet they might be [Read entire story]

USMCA? CUSMA? What the new NAFTA is called depends on who’s talking

At a campaign rally last week in Mississippi, Donald Trump broke into song.“Y-M-C-A,” the U.S. president sang for a moment, briefly and tentatively channelling the Village People.He was singing because he [Read entire story]

Mayor John Tory says Toronto should agree to share info with the province on uploading the TTC subway

Mayor John Tory is recommending that the city co-operate with the provincial government in an information-sharing agreement that would further Premier Doug Ford’s controversial plan to upload the TTC subway system [Read entire story]

Rosie DiManno: Police officer shot by another officer in Niagara has extensive disciplinary record

Two men with guns.One man shot possibly five times.In the “normal” course of violence, thoughts might turn immediately to gang-bangers, street crime, drug turf wars or a revenge hit.But these were both police [Read entire story]

Critics decry lack of transparency around police shooting in Pelham

Officially, what transpired just after noon Thursday between two Niagara Regional Police officers can be summarized succinctly: one officer allegedly shot the other multiple times, sending him to hospital where he [Read entire story]

Martin Regg Cohn: PC bait and switch on climate change punishes Ontario taxpayers to pay off polluters

Within days of their June electoral triumph, Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives proudly declared cap and trade dead. As per their campaign platform.Promise made, promise kept.Not to worry, the governing Tories [Read entire story]

Edward Keenan: Helping children have a happy holiday

Christmas is one of those events in life that can become fun again, more fun than ever before, after you have children. An afternoon in the park is another, Halloween too, to name another holiday.Just as the joy had [Read entire story]

Oh, heel no: Alberta moves to ban mandatory high heels at work

CALGARY—Bosses will no longer be able to require their staff to wear high heels, the Alberta government announced Friday. In an announcement at an Edmonton restaurant Friday morning, Alberta Labour Minister [Read entire story]

I don’t feel bad. I’m not going to stop. And you will never, ever catch me, says CRA scammer

VANCOUVER—The job is like being an executioner, says the voice on the other end of the phone. It’s just what he’s paid to do.The man with a light English accent says he’s speaking from an [Read entire story]

‘Fifteen, 50 years, it could be anything’: Toronto police say their St. Michael’s College investigation is open to historic complaints

There’s no limit on how far back the investigation at St. Michael’s College School into incidents of alleged sexual assault and assault among students will go, Toronto police say, and they are interested in [Read entire story]

Leafs get boost from unlikely sources in win over Bruins

Mitch Marner had three assists and Patrick Marleau celebrated his 1,600th NHL game as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night. [Read entire story]

Maple Leaf Foods to build new London plant, shutter 3 others in Ontario, including Toronto

Maple Leaf Foods has announced plans to build a $660-million fresh poultry facility that would employ 1,450 people in London. [Read entire story]

Newfoundlander and Holocaust survivors’ son reunite in Toronto

The hug was decades in the making. On Sunday, Newfoundlander Ernest Condon embraced the son of his longtime friends, Lewis and Grunia Ferman — Jewish resistance fighters who survived the Holocaust and sought refuge in [Read entire story]

GM’s decision to close Oshawa plant raises fears for future of making cars in Canada

The sudden announcement that General Motors will stop making cars in Oshawa, Ont., after next year sent shockwaves through the industry on Monday. The impact of GM's move could extend far beyond the borders of the [Read entire story]

Searching for Stroman: Fan has special encounter with Jays pitcher on Signal Hill

When Patrick Dove saw Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman was visiting St. John's on Monday, he couldn't miss a chance to meet one of his favourite baseball players. [Read entire story]

Police didn’t do enough to help homeless man overdosing on opiates, inquest hears

Toronto police did not do enough to properly help a man who was found dying of an opioid overdose near a downtown Toronto hotel, a coroner's inquest heard Monday. Brad Chapman wasn't identified until a week after he was [Read entire story]

New chief of St. Michael’s Hospital ER plans to get to know the neighbourhood

A doctor slated to be the new chief of emergency medicine at St. Michael's Hospital in January plans to venture out into the community when she starts next year to get to know the population she will serve. [Read entire story]

Alberta launches trade challenge against Ontario over beer, liquor imports

Alberta is launching a trade challenge against Ontario under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement over liquor policies it alleges discriminate against the province’s small brewers. [Read entire story]

Trudeau vows to help get GM workers ‘back on their feet’ as automaker stands firm on Oshawa closure

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the federal government will do what it can to help laid-off GM workers in Oshawa "get back on their feet," while federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Ottawa stands ready [Read entire story]