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Toronto Star | Canada's Freshest Source for Canadian News en-ca Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:38:39 -0500 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:38:39 -0500 RSS Generator OECD report flags risk of rising debt as Canadians among leaders in household borrowing OECD says Canada, South Korea and the U.K. are global leaders in household borrowing. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:40:00 -0500 Lake Louise World Cup kicks off Olympic season for deep Canadian men’s ski team Warm weather wiped out last year’s men’s races at Lake Louise for the first time in 29 years, although the women’s World Cup went ahead the following week. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:31:00 -0500 Argonauts arrive to practice in Ottawa amid nearby police incident The Argonauts were disembarking the team bus at the University of Ottawa while an incident involving police played out on the adjacent Highway 417. Several players said they heard what they believed were gunshots. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:52:00 -0500 Air of mystery shrouds Canadian men’s World Cup basketball qualifying launch FIBA qualifier vs. Bahamas in Halifax comes just four days after team got together. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0500 North American markets see little change on eve of U.S. Thanksgiving; Canadian dollar up The S&P/TSX composite index edged down 3.07 points to 16,073.58, despite sharp increases in the price of oil and gold. The loonie was trading at 78.56 cents U.S., up 0.30 of a U.S. cent. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:23:00 -0500 Winnipeg Free Press rolls out marijuana news site The Leaf The site generated about 1,300 page views in its first 12 hours, despite not being widely promoted, the editor of the Winnipeg Free Press says. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:35:00 -0500 Blue Jays launch probe after minor leaguers test positive for steroids Six players disciplined in one week. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:03:00 -0500 Republican Congressman told woman, on tape, he would report her to police if she exposed his secret sex life Rep. Joe Barton, who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his behaviour, according to a recording reviewed by The Washington Post. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:12:00 -0500 Black Friday has launched a new shopping season in Canada Once upon a time, Canadians waited eagerly for Boxing Day deals. Now they're starting their spend before Black Friday. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:26:00 -0500 Family of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia wants deputy police chief off murder investigation VALLETTA, MALTA—The family of a Maltese investigative journalist killed by a car bomb blast wants a top police official removed from the murder probe.Therese Comodini-Cachia, a lawyer for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family, said a first hearing was set Thursday for Dec. 12 as part of the family’s legal efforts aimed at getting Deputy Police Chief Silvio Valletta off the case. Valletta and his wife, Justyne Caruana, minister for Gozo island, were targets of the journalist’s criticism.Caruana isn’t related to Caruana Galizia, who was slain on Oct. 16, when a bomb destroyed her car as she drove near home. Maltese police are investigating with the help of the FBI, Europol and Dutch forensic experts.Valletta was appointed to a government anti-money-laundering agency, which the reporter criticized. Her work probed Maltese tax havens.Read more: Malta holds funeral for journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by car bombMalta’s best-known journalist made powerful enemies. But her murder has exposed ‘something darker’ in the EU’s smallest nationMalta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:01:00 -0500