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Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

Trump Health

Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders. He gets plenty of exercise on the golf course and at the White House complex, the president says.

3+ months after Maria, barely half of Puerto Rico has power

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria, sparking outrage among islanders who accuse the government of mismanaging its response to the Category 4 storm.

Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

Trump Health

Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders. He gets plenty of exercise on the golf course and at the White House complex, the president says.

Trump unveils 'Fake News Awards' after drawing rebuke from Republican senator

Trump unveils 'Fake News Awards' after drawing rebuke from Republican senatorDonald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted "Fake News Awards" late Wednesday, hours after a maverick senator from the president's own Republican party accused him of employing Stalinist language to "slur" and undermine the free press. Arizona lawmaker Jeff Flake levelled the broadside in an address from the Senate floor earlier in the day, delivering a one-two punch after veteran Republican John McCain penned an op-ed assailing Trump's spoof awards. The brash Republican president announced his top-ten list -- which included his regular targets CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post -- using his preferred medium of Twitter, linking to a list published on the Republican Party's website that crashed minutes after his big reveal.


Girl, 5, fatally struck in school parking lot had already fought cancer in her short life, family friend says

Camila Torcato girl crushed school drop off killed

A friend of the Toronto family whose five-year-old daughter was fatally struck in a school drop-off area says the little girl was in remission after cancer treatment. Ana Paula Carrera says although the parents are heartbroken, she’s struck by their strength and faith.

Tillerson warns of military action against North Korea

Tillerson warns of military action against North KoreaKFI radio host Bryan Suits on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s warning that the North Korean crisis could reach a “tenuous stage.”


Family of 11-year-old girl in hijab-cutting incident issues apology: reports

Media reports say the family of an 11-year-old Toronto girl whose story of having her hijab cut in an attack last week turned out to be untrue has apologized.

Winnipeggers flock to Police Museum in record-breaking numbers


The move downtown has been bigger for the Winnipeg Police Museum than anyone expected.

Ideas for making Winnipeg transit safer headed for City Hall


A number of safety measures from cameras to extra inspectors will be considered at this week's infrastructure and public works committee meeting.

Bike grid discussion returns to City Hall Tuesday


Coun. Janice Lukes says she plans to reiterate her call for city staff to look into the feasibility of fast tracking a downtown bike grid, Tuesday.

'There is going to be some pain,' Mayor expects new challenges as province adjusts funding model


'Obviously, we're entering a new era of funding for municipalities in Manitoba," said Mayor Brian Bowman, addressing Bill 36, which affects provincial funding.

Town Talk: Folk who helped make 2017 what it was

Future historians may wonder how we stayed calm in the face of 2017’s global economic and nuclear threats let local drug overdosing, homelessness and, for many, unreachable real-estate prices. They may also conclude that 2018’s perils vastly exceeded those before. For now, though, here are some folk from this column who helped give 2017 its […]

Unifor breaks with Canadian Labour Congress

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​Unifor, the largest private sector union in Canada, says it is splitting with the Canadian Labour Congress over disagreements about the rights of workers to choose which union should represent them.

Bains uses profanity, criticizes companies' excuses not to hire diverse leaders

Navdeep Bains

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains used profanity as he criticized the lack of diversity in corporate leadership positions to a group of Windsor, Ont., law students on Wednesday.

Trudeau, John Kerry discussed incoming U.S. administration during Aga Khan trip

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talked about the then-incoming Trump administration and the general state of the world when the two of them were on the Aga Khan's private island in late 2016.

Indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons ruled unconstitutional by B.C. court

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A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that the practice of indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons is unconstitutional.

Premier Brad Wall wants Canada to slow on Syrian refugee intake, ensure safety

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall wants Canada to suspend the current plan to bring 25,000 more Syrian refugees into the country. The promise to up Canada’s refugee intake by the end of the year was made by Justin Trudeau during the federal election campaign. Now Wall has penned a letter to the new prime minister, asking […]

Canadian TV anchor Ashleigh Banfield feared backlash to Aziz Ansari rant but it never came

"I am not Aziz Ansari's defender - although I think some people think I am - I am a defender of the movement and I am a defender of appropriate justice where it's deserved."

Paul Haggis rape accuser denies claims of Scientology conspiracy

"This is a strategy that predators use to silence their victims," said the anonymous accuser about Paul Haggis' Scientology claims.

Ellen Pompeo signs on for more ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ at $20M per year

“I’m 48 now, so I’ve finally gotten to the place where I’m OK asking for what I deserve," Ellen Pomeo said of her contract negotiations.

These 6 tips will help you fall asleep faster

To sleep, perchance to sleep faster and better.

Model Lauren Wasser loses 2nd leg to toxic shock syndrome

Wasser, 29, had her right leg amputated in 2012 after nearly dying from toxic shock syndrome.

Breastfeeding for 6 months can cut women’s risk of diabetes, study says

Mothers who nurse their babies now have another reason to continue as long as they can: longer periods of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of diabetes even decades later, a U.S. study suggests.

Report: Red Sox have offered J.D. Martinez five years, $100 million range

ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Red Sox have made an offer to free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez in the range of five years and $100 million. Given how slow the free agent market has moved this offseason, however, Martinez may end up having to lower his expectations. Martinez, 30, is considered the top free agent hitter and has been linked to the Red Sox throughout the offseason.

Surging Bruins roll over Canadiens in coach Julien's return to Boston

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David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner each scored an early goal, Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots and the Bruins beat Montreal 4-1 Wednesday night in Canadiens coach Claude Julien's return to Boston.

Raptors win 'the ugly way' with 4th quarter comeback vs. Pistons

 Kyle Lowry

C.J. Miles had 21 points as the Toronto Raptors pulled away for a 96-91 home win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Australian Open: Muguruza struggles with heat as upsets pile up

Garbine Muguruza

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat and against Hsieh Su-wei's game, losing 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Day 4 as the upsets intensified at the Australian Open.



Letters to the Editor, Jan. 18

BIGOTRY EXISTS I am a Canadian Muslim woman who started wearing the hijab in the sixth grade and continue to do so happily of my own volition. Contrary to the opinions expressed by some commentators on your website, the hijab is not meant to silence and oppress women; rather, it is a symbol of modesty […]

Raptors go small to get big win over Pistons

Dwane Casey went small and the Raptors came up big, a move that gave Toronto a better defensive presence on the perimeter and some added ball handling on offence. On a night when the margin for error was slim, the move to have DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Delon Wright and C.J. Miles on the floor […]

Woz Blog: Raptors first half three stars leaders

Today, we bring you something different. Loyal readers might have noticed over the past month or so that I’ve been making three star selections after every Raptors game. It’s borrowed from hockey because there is only one Canadian NBA team, so, why not? On any given night as many as three or as few as […]

BIG E: 88 things you need to know about game-changer, Eric Lindros

1. “Everyone on earth was put here for a purpose. Mine is to sell newspapers.” – Lindros on his fame. 2. Full name: Eric Bryan Lindros. 3. Born in London, Ont., on Feb. 28, 1973. 4. Chose No. 88 in junior, hoping to emulate No. 99. 5. Nicknamed Big E, The Next One. 6. First […]

Accused murderer’s girlfriend testifies it was ‘in self defence’

  Shawn Poirier killed Mike Pimentel in an boozy brawl in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, but a key eyewitness testified Wednesday that the accused murderer was acting in self-defence. Poirier’s then girlfriend, Sascha Harten recalled at her ex-lover’s murder trial that she was urinating on a Liberty Village street behind a […]
 

Ukrainians in Canada could be game-changers in federal election

OTTAWA — Federal political parties have been staunchly showing support for pro-Western aspirations in Ukraine and condemning Russian aggression in the Crimean peninsula. The fact there are more than 1.2 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent may help explain this. An Ottawa […]

Fertility MDs warn some doctors performing inseminations, fertility treatments outside scope of practice

The nation’s fertility specialists are calling for minimum qualifications for doctors offering assisted baby-making procedures, saying that doctors who don’t have the proper training to perform the procedures are treating some patients. In a new position statement, the Canadian Fertility […]

Canada’s Arctic ice caps melting rapidly since 2005, according to documents

OTTAWA — Glacier monitoring conducted by the federal government in Canada’s High Arctic shows the shrinking of ice caps that started in the late 1980s “has accelerated rapidly since 2005” and is part of a “strongly negative trend,” according to […]

Canada’s spy agency faces tough questioning over snooping

OTTAWA — Canada’s super-secret cyberspy agency will be on the hot seat Monday, expected to face tough questioning from the Senate’s defence committee after revelations it allegedly spied and digitally tracked Canadians through free Wi-Fi zones in major airports. It […]

Federal parties report record donations in final months of 2013

OTTAWA — All federal political parties ended 2013 with a bang in terms of fundraising, but none more so than the Bloc Quebecois. In the final three months of the year, the party raised four-and-a-half times as much money as […]

Federal regulator hasn’t used new powers to fine pipeline companies

OTTAWA — Nearly seven months after getting new powers making it easier to fine delinquent pipeline companies, Canada’s national energy regulator says it hasn’t yet issued any fines, choosing instead to use other options to get the industry to respect […]

Liberal MPs seek to remove senators from party constitution

OTTAWA — Liberal members of Parliament are seeking to formally sever ties with the scandal-plagued Senate by having all references to senators removed from the party’s constitution. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced this week that he was dumping 32 senators […]

How Toni Morrison inherited James Baldwin’s vision, in hopes that art can reduce bigotry

Her ambition, as she says, is to 'to de-fang cheap racism, annihilate and discredit the routine, easy, available colour fetish'

Why we need to expand the types of seafood we eat

Claudia McNeilly: As a population of rabid sushi enthusiasts and fish aficionados, we have depended on the same varieties of seafood for far too long

Can Yelp reviews help diners avoid tainted restaurants?

In NYC, public health officials are using social media to track food-borne illnesses

Director Jaume Collet-Serra on reviews, running times, and his new film The Commuter

'When you’re a filmmaker and you’re making thriller films, you have to have certain fears and insecurities within yourself'
 
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