DineSafe: Health inspectors in Toronto find major violations in six restaurants on Nov. 24

Toronto Public Health issued six conditional passes to restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and supermarkets on Nov. 24. Aslam Halal Meat And Supermarket at 4352 Kingston Road was given a suspended pass with three major offences: Failing to provide sufficient handwashing stations Store potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4°C and 60°C Use food … Read more

Explosion burns under a bridge in downtown Toronto

A fiery explosion erupted under a bridge in downtown late Saturday night. A Toronto Fire Services spokesman said at around 11 p.m. that a small fire had started in a vacant encampment under the Bathurst Street Bridge on Fort York Boulevard. The fire spread through the encampment, the spokesman said, causing propane in several propane … Read more

Fans celebrate Alphonso Davies’ historic World Cup goal against Croatia

Alphonso Davies scored Canada’s first-ever World Cup goal two minutes into the match against Croatia, sending Canadians everywhere jumping from their seats. Canada’s soccer team faced Croatia on Sunday in an all-or-nothing match that would have determined Canada’s qualification for the next World Cup round. Unfortunately, Canada couldn’t keep up with the momentum of the … Read more

Canada’s World Cup hopes end with a loss to Croatia

AL RAYYAN, Qatar—It all fell apart, or was taken apart. If Canada’s first game at this World Cup was an inspiring loss, the second was painful: a 4-1 loss to Croatia that showed the seams, the weaknesses, how styles make fights. Canada had to beat Croatia to determine its own fate in Group F – … Read more

Pascal Siakam approaches Raptor’s return. In some ways, he never left

Of course, Pascal Siakam was angry and disappointed and frustrated and more when his extraordinary start to the NBA season was disrupted by an injury that has now cost him 10 games. That’s just the natural reaction after taking such a crappy blow to a seemingly innocuous slip on a wet spot on the field … Read more

Canada unveils Indo-Pacific strategy to grow trade and counter China

Vancouver – Canada has unveiled an Indo-Pacific strategy aimed in part at countering an increasingly hostile China and building economic ties in the region. Global Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly unveiled the strategy in Vancouver on Sunday morning. It contains plans to counter China’s foreign interference in Canada’s internal affairs. “China’s emergence as a global player … Read more

Lionel Messi World Cup magic pulls Argentina back from the brink

LUSAIL, Qatar – Lionel Messi just stood there, a bit like a shy teenager at a party: find a spot that you like and remain perfectly still in your oversized shirt and hope no one notices you’re there. Argentina played a very nerve-wracking second game at this World Cup. A second defeat, after upset Saudi … Read more

Birds of prey lean on Anunoby to exhaust Doncic, Mavericks

The Raptors ask so much of OG Anunoby because they know he has so much to give. They pile on the assignments – guarding the opposing team’s best winger, carrying the attack when so many key pieces are missing – and he sort of shrugs and goes about his business stoically, but in a determined … Read more

Marner run of runs hits 16 in Leafs’ victory over Penguins

PITTSBURGH—Aside from the power play, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner don’t play together much anymore. But when the puck got to Matthews, who had just replaced John Tavares in the Maple Leafs’ first shift change, the star’s center saw his former winger wide open and gave him a pass. Marner’s eyes widened as he knocked … Read more

Only Australia stands between Canada and the Davis Cup

No rest for the weary. Not with a country hanging on your coat. That Canada reached the Davis Cup final on Sunday – versus Australia – was not entirely thanks to Félix Auger-Aliassime. It is a team tennis tournament, after all, and every hand on deck had a hand on the racket. But just as … Read more