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9/22/2017: FRONT PAGE: Why tax reform outrage will fade
The great national tax revolt will fizzle by Christmas. That may sound a bold prediction, given the way the Liberal small- business tax reforms are dominating the political conversation — but hear me out. The Liberals are intent on changing the rules...



9/22/2017: FRONT PAGE: The frantic search for ‘Frida Sofia’
• Mexican officials expressed doubt Thursday that any children — dead or alive — remained in the rubble of a collapsed elementary school in Mexico City, an outcome that could turn into an emotional whipsaw for a country that had been fixated for over...



9/22/2017: FRONT PAGE: Honour killing extradition halted on tarmac
The extradition of two B.C. residents to India over the alleged honour killing of a young family member has suddenly been put on hold, the pair’s expulsion stalled by an unusual spate of legal wrangling. The surprising turn of events came two weeks...



9/22/2017: NAVIGATOR: A PLEA FOR FOOD

(image) A Rohingya Muslim boy pleads with aid workers to give him a bag of rice near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Those packed into camps are desperate for scant basic resources, with fights erupting over food and water.



9/22/2017: NAVIGATOR: Fearing far-right surge, Merkel, chief of staff have conflicting advice for voters
We must speak clearly when fundamental values are at stake. My request to everyone is that they vote, and vote for those parties that adhere 100 per cent to our constitution. — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is seeking re- election Sunday, told...



9/22/2017: NAVIGATOR: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EMOJIS

(image) 1 THEY STARTED IN 1998 WITH ONE MAN Shigetaka Kurita, a 25-year- old employee of mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo, created the first set of 176 in one month as he rushed to meet a deadline. NTT DoCoMo’s “i- mode” service limited messages to 250...



9/22/2017: NAVIGATOR: TALKING POINT

(image) Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview with Dr. Oz that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. “I felt like I was not living up to my potential as a parent or as an entrepreneur and executive,” she...



9/22/2017: NEWS: UFO CRASH REMAINS A MYSTERY 50 YEARS ON

(image) The first frantic callers to reach the RCMP were clear: something had crashed in the waters off Shag Harbour, N.S. It was around 11 p. m. on Oct. 4, 1967. Most witnesses thought it was a doomed aircraft. Among those who saw the string of flashing...



9/22/2017: NEWS: ’Every day I punish myself’: mother
• A woman who treated her seven- year- old boy with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection says every day is a painful reminder that an error in judgment led to her son’s death. Tamara Lovett, 48, was found guilty in January of criminal...



9/22/2017: NEWS: OTTAWA APPEALS CITIZENSHIP RETURN TO SON OF SPIES

(image) Ottawa is appealing a court decision that handed Canadian citizenship back to the Toronto- born son of Russian spies. In asking the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the case, the government says the “absurd result” of the Federal Court of Appeal’s...



9/22/2017: CANADA: Here’s what Trudeau didn’t talk about at UN

(image) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly Thursday focused largely on domestic issues, including his finance minister’s proposed tax reforms, but didn’t get much into geopolitics. A heavy focus on his Liberal...



9/22/2017: CANADA: Canadians in battle to take Hawija from ISIL

(image) Canadian special forces in Iraq are now involved in the battle of Hawija, an offensive against ISIL extremists which started early Thursday. Iraqi and coalition troops hope to push the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from the city...



9/22/2017: CANADA: SOBEYS DONATES $6.5M FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

(image) The scions of the Sobeys grocery empire are donating $ 6.5 million to a community college in their home province, aiming to identify and help people who may have never considered pursuing higher education because of financial hardship or other...



9/22/2017: CANADA: Better access to the cloud means better business for you.

(image) When you work with sensitive data and mission critical applications, you need a network that’s fast, secure and reliable. Bell owns and operates Canada’s largest voice and data network with the most points of presence, a highly secure connection and a...



9/22/2017: CANADA: Despite pledge, Alberta unlikely to prohibit spear hunting soon

(image) E DMONTON • Alberta does not expect to make good on a promise to ban what it has been called the archaic practice of spear hunting until at least next fall as it considers rule changes that could include prohibiting other methods of taking big...



9/22/2017: CANADA: Law Society of Upper Canada could ditch ‘anachronistic’ name
Fearing the public is confused and alienated by its outdated name, the Law Society of Upper Canada is set to vote on changing its name to the Law Society of Ontario. The issue will be brought to a vote of the LSUC’s executive board, known as benchers,...



9/22/2017: CANADA: MAN FACES CHARGES AFTER 33 GUNS FOUND IN BASEMENT

(image) than 300 weapons-related charges after firefighters responding to a carbon monoxide alarm at a home east of Toronto found something suspicious. Durham regional police say firefighters who went to the Pickering, Ont., home on Wednesday called police...



9/22/2017: CANADA: Liberals’ headhunters bill tops $2M so far this year

(image) As part of the much-scrutinized process that led to Madeleine Meilleur being nominated as Canada’s official languages commissioner this spring, the federal government spent almost $ 77,000 on a headhunting firm, part of more than $ 2 million spent on...



9/22/2017: CANADA: Toddler dies after being found in hot car
A toddler died Thursday afternoon after being found alone in the back seat of a parked car in Toronto’s west end. It was not immediately clear if heat played a role in the child’s death, but a late summer heat wave s ent af t ernoon t emperatures in...



9/22/2017: CANADA: QUEBEC MAN DIES IN ALLEGED SUICIDE IN FRONT OF JUDGE
A man who swallowed liquid in front of a judge who had just sentenced him to jail on child porn charges died in hospital, police confirmed Thursday. Former college chemistry teacher Nicolas Boudreau swallowed an unidentified liquid substance Wednesday...



9/22/2017: CANADA: Alberta MLA quits UCP, cites divisive politics
• Another member of Alberta’s new United Conservative Party has quit caucus. Rick Fraser, the member for Calgary South East, said the current party leadership race makes it clear Alberta will continue down the unproductive road of angry, reactionary,...



9/22/2017: CANADA: RINGING IN THE EARS?

(image) Tinnitus is a condition linked to hair cells in the inner ear. These cells vibrate in response to sound and then signal our brain. But when the cells become damaged, through infection or loud noise, the cells send a constant stream of signals to the...



9/22/2017: CANADA: Suite that hosted Lennon and Ono ‘bed-in’ revamped

(image) • The iconic signs “hair peace” and “bed peace” still appear in the window of the Montreal hotel room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their famous bed- in 1969 — only now they’re window decals instead of hand-drawn posters. Pick up the green...



9/22/2017: CANADA: N.L. OKs gender-neutral birth certificates
• Newfoundland and Labrador has announced it will allow gender- neutral birth certificates, short- circuiting a court battle with a prominent St. John’s activist. The Liberal government said Thursday it will introduce legislation this fall allowing...



9/22/2017: CANADA: I WAS GETTING WORRIED ABOUT MY TINNITUS

(image) About ten years ago I noticed some slight ringing in my ears. It wouldn’t last long but with age, it got worse and lasted longer. Finally, the ringing was MUCH too loud and hard to tolerate. I started to look for solutions and luckily read about a man...



9/22/2017: CANADA: TTC suing Manulife over false health claims
T ORON T O • The Toronto Transit Commission is suing Manulife Financial for alleged negligence in connection with a benefits fraud scheme that first came to light three years ago. To date, 170 TTC employees have been dismissed, retired or have...



9/22/2017: CANADA: WOMAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME FILES POLICE COMPLAINT

(image) A 29- year- old woman with Down syndrome has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario after two Toronto police officers were recorded mocking her during a traffic stop. Francie Munoz argues the behaviour displayed by Const. Sasa...



9/22/2017: NEWS: Trump spoke ugly truth about UN

(image) Unfashionable and hazardous as it is to say this, I’m with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who tweeted on Tuesday after U. S. President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech to the United Nations, “In over 30 years in my experience with the UN, I...



9/22/2017: NEWS: Accused thought clerk out to kill him
MON TR E A L • A man on trial for first- degree murder in the slaying of a young supermarket clerk told jurors Thursday he killed her because he was convinced she was waiting to shoot him and other clients in the store. “I defended myself and I...



9/22/2017: NEWS: MONTREAL WAR HERO HONOURED WITH HOMETOWN PLAQUE

(image) The Montreal- born Second World War hero whose efforts at Dunkirk in 1940 saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers was recognized in his hometown on Thursday. Parks Canada unveiled a plaque in honour of Cmdr. James Campbell Clouston, who...



9/22/2017: WORLD: Puerto Rico could have no power for months

(image) Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million people have been warned they could be without electricity for months after the island was battered by hurricane Maria. President Donald Trump said the U. S. territory had been “absolutely obliterated” and was in “very, very,...



9/22/2017: WORLD: TRUMP APPROVES STIFFER SANCTIONS FOR NORTH KOREA

(image) President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans’ nuclear weapons advances. He said China was i mposing major banking sanctions,...



9/22/2017: WORLD: TEXAS LAWMAKER ALLEGEDLY SPENT US$51K ON PSYCHIC

(image) A Texas lawmaker allegedly spent more than US$51,000 of her own money on an online psychic, showed up for work impaired by medication and hid a cellphone from investigators, prosecutors allege. Rep. Dawnna Dukes is to face misdemeanour corruption...



9/22/2017: WORLD: FACEBOOK TO RELEASE RUSSIAN ADS TO CONGRESS AMID PRESSURE
NEW YORK Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move Thursday comes amid growing pressure from members of Congress, who pushed it to release the ads. Facebook has already handed...



9/22/2017: WORLD: LE PEN'S DEPUTY QUITS AS TENSIONS ENGULF FAR RIGHT

(image) PARIS The right- hand man of French far- right leader Marine Le Pen quit the National Front on Thursday, the culmination of a feud that erupted after her bruising defeat in May’s presidential election. Florian Philippot, 35, was the most visible...



9/22/2017: WORLD: NEW HAMPSHIRE INMATES CAN NOW RECEIVE SOME HANDMADE DRAWINGS
CONCORD, N. H. A settlement has been reached in a federal U.S. lawsuit challenging New Hampshire’s prison mail policy, and inmates will now be allowed to receive some handmade drawings. Prison officials had complained that inmates were getting the...



9/22/2017: WORLD: BABY DIES AFTER MOTHER GAVE UP HER LIFE TO GIVE BIRTH
DETROIT The baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died, a relative said Thursday. Sonya Nelson said her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at the University of Michigan Hospital in...



9/22/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: NANNY UNIVERSITY

(image) It is grimly amusing to read that McMaster will soon be the first entirely smoke- free campus in Ontario, banning lighting soonto-be-legal joints as well the dreaded cigarettes. What are they teaching them in schools? According to the Post story, the...



9/22/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Bureaucrats shouldn’t decide who has to die
Reading the news about Debra Selkirk t his week, I shook my head in wonder and appreciation. Selkirk, who l ost her husband Mark to alcoholic hepatitis in 2010, took on the province of Ontario and won. The six- month- sober rule, which prevented Mark...



9/22/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Changes of fortune

(image) It ’s beginning to appear that the timing of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s contentious tax changes wasn’t as simple as it initially appeared. When the changes were first revealed — in mid- July, during the sleepy summer when Parliament wasn’t...



9/22/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: Trump told UN what world needs to hear
When Donald Tr ump ran for president, he criticized the interventionist policies of his Republican and Democratic predecessors, sparking fears that he would usher in a new era of American isolationism. But at the UN this week, Trump laid out a clear...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: U.S. tech BRAIN DRAIN Canada’s tech BRAIN GAIN

(image) Canada is used to worrying about the country’s brightest minds in tech leaving for Silicon Valley, but lately, the job applications have been heading north of the border instead. A July survey of Canadian high- growth firms conducted by Toronto’s MaRS...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: GM strike ripples through car sector
The union representing 2,500 striking workers at the General Motors CAMI assembly plant asked the auto maker to return to the negotiating table on Thursday, as the company served at least 255 layoff notices at another plant in Ontario. GM released a...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: ‘Economically significant’ parts of CETA now in force
• Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland hugged and thanked her European counterpart Thursday as Canada and the European Union marked the entry into force today of a trade agreement that took a decade to complete. It comes several months after...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Kitimat still has sights set on LNG plants
• Despite multiple liquefied natural gas project cancellations recently on Canada’s West Coast in recent weeks, the mayor of Kitimat, B.C. is still confident at least one will be built in his town – and even some of the more pessimistic analysts are...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: British PM to insist ‘ future is bright’

(image) • British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell European Union leaders Friday they share a “profound sense of responsibility” to forge a Brexit deal for the benefit of those who “inherit the world we leave them.” May will use a speech in Florence to...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: B.C. decision to hurt royalty firm

(image) Given the announced intention of the B.C. government to eliminate the international business activity program, it seems unlikely Vancouverbased Renewable Energy Royalties will get the opportunity to become a member of the program, around for almost...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Ontario mulls selling pot for less

(image) • Ontario will try to sell legal pot for a price low enough to squash the black market. The government plans to establish a price for recreational marijuana that isn’t too high in order to eliminate illicit sales, Finance Minister Charles Sousa says....



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: NATIONAL BANK MAY HAVE EXPOSED 400 CUSTOMERS IN ERROR

(image) National Bank of Canada says a website error may have exposed the personal information of nearly 400 customers, including their names, birthdates, phone number and email address. The Canadian lender says in a statement the problem related to an...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: U.S. push for NAFTA change could backfire

(image) While U. S. negotiators are expected to clarify their position on rules of origin in the auto industry during the upcoming round of NAFTA talks, a new report says “there is no need to tighten further NAFTA’s rules of origin for the auto sector” and...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: New CRTC boss says he’s ‘pro-public interest’
There’s a lineup for attention from Ian Scott, the new chairman of the Canadian Radio- television and Telecommunications Commission. Whether stakeholders want to open the wireless market to more competition, stop U. S. ads f rom playing during...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: TD RETURNS TO JAPAN WITH FIXED-INCOME SALES DESK

(image) Toronto- Dominion Bank, Canada’s biggest bank by assets, is setting up a fixed- income sales desk in Tokyo, re-entering the Japanese market after six years. The move highlights the competitive pressures Canadian investment banks are facing from...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Jennifer D. Suess

(image) Edward Sonshine, CEO of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (“RioCan”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Suess to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Jennifer, who joined RioCan in August 2017, brings...



9/22/2017: FP INVESTING: Winners amid the retail carnage

(image) Retail stocks have had it rough in the past few years, and the pressure doesn’t seem to be letting up. Amazon.com Inc. is making an aggressive push into the grocery business with its purchase of Whole Foods Market, low inflation is constraining margins...



9/22/2017: FP INVESTING: Maybe not as dull as advertised?

(image) Markets shrugged off this week’s U. S. Federal Reserve announcement, and no wonder: it doled out surprise and relief in roughly equal quantities. On t he surprise si de, against market expectations of a pause, the Fed made clear its intention to raise...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: How to steer a family business

(image) When Bill Fielding established Fielding’s Tire & Auto business in Kingston 35 years ago, he had no succession plans in mind. But when his son Erik showed an interested in taking over many years later, that all changed. The younger Fielding says his...



9/22/2017: FINANCIAL POST: M3 MORTGAGE GROUP TO HIT $44B VOLUME WITH VERICO DEAL
Montreal- based M3 Mortgage Group, parent company of some of the most well known names in the residential mortgage sector, said Thursday it has added a major independent brokerage in a move that grows its annual loan volumes from $25 billion to $44...



9/22/2017: FP COMMENT: Paris is dead. The global warming deniers have won

(image) Paris came to New York this week, with l eaders of c ount r i es si gning t he 2015 Paris Climate Agreement coming to the United Nations to chide, nudge or beseech Donald Trump in hopes he would reverse his decision to scrap the agreement. The U. K.’s...



9/22/2017: FP COMMENT: Robber Gladwell
The celebration of historical — and living — figures in monuments and buildings has been a hot topic in the past couple of months. Statuary tainted by colonialism, slavery, and the treatment of Aboriginal people has been the focus of much debate. But...



9/22/2017: FP COMMENT: Tax hikes bad on both fronts
There are four combinations of good and bad politics and policy. Unfortunately, the complex, pervasive and dysfunctional tax hikes hastily proposed for private corporations fall into the double negative category. A couple of examples of sound policy...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: And the plot lurched on

(image) Iwas not the biggest fan of Kingsman: The Secret Service when it opened in 2015. Appallingly violent, borderline misogynistic, stylistically derivative of James Bond, lazily plotted and too damn long, the film nonetheless made enough cash (two-thirds...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: For some, greatness thrust upon them

(image) Autumn is the traditional season of feel- good biopics. This year’s crop include stories of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, FBI whistleblower Mark Felt, Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston, Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne and 1990s...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: Ninja no go

(image) Creatively speaking, we may look back on this point in history as the time the world reached peak brick. 2014’s The Lego Movie was a fresh and delightful caper, Oscar nominated for its earworm song Everything Is Awesome ( sorry if I’ve just set you to...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: A quietly disarming character study
Beach Rats follows Frankie ( Harris Dickinson), an attractive, six- ab- chiselled young gay man in Brooklyn who refuses to acknowledge his sexual orientation. Carousing with his three bro buds, Frankie spends a majority of his time bored on the beach...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: Tennis match made in heaven
It may be hard for modern cinema- goers to believe, but there was once a time in which women were not considered the equal of men. Let me clarify in case the sarcasm didn’t come through. Battle of the Sexes, about the tennis match between Billie Jean...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: VAL KILMER READY TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE APOCALYPSE

(image) Who would you want in your celebrity apocalypse dream team? I’m sure countless names come to mind, likely more than a few action stars of the Matt Damon/ Tom Cruise/ Dwayne Johnson variety, but if you’re a redditer, there’s a very good chance you’re...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: A man mopes and yearns

(image) “There are moments you realize your entire life’ s work is absurd, and you have nothing to show for it.” So says Brad Sloan, the selfobsessed, 47-year-old almostone-per- center played by Ben Stiller in Brad’s Status. The statement requires a little...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: A less-than-friendly buddy film

(image) The Time of Their Lives make san effort toreinvent the buddy movie. A road trip from England to France for a funeral is made by faded Hollywood star, Helen ( Joan Collins) and housewife Priscilla ( Pauline Collins). While shifting the focus in the...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: OPENING THIS WEEKEND
BIG BEAR Kidnapping isn’t easy. Neither is comedy. Joey Kern does a so- so job at both in Big Bear, his writing/directing debut, in which he also stars as Joe, a hapless groom dumped by his bride-to-be on the day of his bachelor party. Joe’s friends...



9/22/2017: POST MOVIES: HAMILTON TO RETURN TO TERMINATOR FRANCHISE

(image) Linda Hamilton is returning to the Terminator franchise for the first time since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Terminator creator James Cameron announced Hamilton’s casting at a private event in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, the Hollywood...



9/22/2017: DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: Avoid shopping and big decisions from 9 AM to 2 PM EDT today. After that, the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today you have a deep realization of how your health is affected by your thoughts, attitudes and...



9/22/2017: DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. 1988 Grand Slam winner 5. Kilmer and Lewton 9. Piece of furniture 13. Abnormal respiratory sound 14. Gives out 16. Miscellany 17. Higher than 18. Former Egyptian president 19. Skeleton piece 20. Kept private 22. Child’s winter garment 24....



9/22/2017: DIVERSIONS: CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 State of dissolution in which things get very hot (7,3) 6 More than one great performer hurts when losing heart (4) 10 Social ritual embraced by weird ancestors (5) 11 I got tools out as investigator of organ (9) 12 To-do gets prisoner ’enry...



9/22/2017: DIVERSIONS: BRIDgE
If you watch events like the recent World Championships on live Vugraph via Bridge Base Online, you’re bound to encounter certain commentators who advocate going for coffee when lowlevel contracts like today’s are being played. I disagree! While not...



9/22/2017: DIVERSIONS: SUDOKU
Level: Evil To solve this puzzle, each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in four grades: easy, medium, hard and evil. Puzzle by websudoku.com



9/22/2017: DIVERSIONS: PEPYS ’ DIARY

(image) Samuel Pepys ( 1633-1703) was the naval administrator and first secretary of the British Admiralty. Here’s what he wrote on this day in 1665. Up betimes and to the office, meaning to have entered my last 5 or 6 days’ Journall, but was called away by...



9/22/2017: DIVERSIONS: ON T HI S DAY
September 22, 1988 — Prime Minister Brian Mulroney formally apologized for the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Nearly 22,000 Japanese Canadians were sent away to internment camps. The government offered a $300-million...



9/22/2017: POST SPORTS: ‘We know why we’re here’

(image) The first stick infraction in the NHL’s first game in China went to the L. A. Kings’ Derek Forbort at the 48- second mark of the first period. The second came just over four minutes later, the third three minutes after that, the fourth ... never mind,...



9/22/2017: POST SPORTS: Braidwood trying to move past fatal fight

(image) • When Adam Braidwood steps back into the ring in the co-main event of KO Boxing 80 here Friday night, he’ll be thinking about his good friend Tim Hague. Just over three months ago, Hague died from a brain injury two days after a brutal knockout by...



9/22/2017: POST SPORTS: LEADING OFF

(image) Montreal has been selected as host city for the 2020 world figure skating championships. Skate Canada made the announcement Thursday, saying the event will be held March 16-22, 2020, at the Bell Centre. “Skate Canada has a proven track record of...



9/22/2017: POST SPORTS: IN THIS CORNER

(image) To be honest, we didn’t know what to expect. We didn’t know the crowd, the noise, the atmosphere. I think the whole thing for me is we’re here to grow the game. It’s my hope that the more they see it, the more people like it. Los Angeles coach John...



9/22/2017: SPORTS: COLLEGES ALREADY AFTER 13-YEAR- OLD

(image) Emoni Bates walks out a front door of Clague Middle School with just inches to spare. A wide smile tops his 6- foot-7, extra- lean frame. He’s holding a seventh- grade honour society certificate in his right hand. His braces gleam in the afternoon...



9/22/2017: SPORTS: ‘Steady’ Morales loves Toronto

(image) Nothing is certain life except death, taxes and Kendrys Morales playing cards inside the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse in the hours leading up to batting practice. And perhaps one other thing: When Morales gets a hold of the ball, people are going to...



9/22/2017: SPORTS: Canadian team banking on teen power in Davis Cup

(image) • Denis Shapovalov captured the attention of Canadian sports fans this summer with a series of stunning performances. The 18- year- old tennis player from Richmond Hill, Ont., upset world No. 1 Rafael Nadal en route to the semifinals of the Rogers...



9/22/2017: SPORTS: EX-WALES CAPTAIN NAMED CANADIAN MEN’S RUGBY COACH
TORONTO Former Wales captain Kingsley Jones has been named head coach of Canada’s men’s 15s rugby program. The 48- year- old Jones succeeds New Zealand’s Mark Anscombe, fired in August after Canada lost to the U. S. in its first crack at qualifying...



9/22/2017: SPORTS: Flames’ departure is legitimate threat

(image) Calgary will get a new downtown arena. The question is whether city hall will ask taxpayers to pay for a reasonable part of it now, or pay much more for it once the Calgary Flames leave. That is the bottom line on what is at stake here. World-class...



9/22/2017: SPORTS: Turns out golf really is a spectator sport of sorts

(image) • So there’s good news and there’s bad news, golf fans: the good news is, watching golf can significantly improve your health and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke or diabetes. The bad news: watching it on TV doesn’t count. So, if you were...



9/22/2017: SPORTS: SENATORS HAVE NO TIMELINE FOR KARLSSON’S RETURN

(image) Erik Karlsson stood on the bench and took in the Senators’ skate Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre. Unfortunately, he has yet to lace up. The Senators captain has missed a week of on-ice sessions during the team’s training camp and if there’s a...



9/22/2017: SPORTS: STANLEY SETS HOT PACE AT EAST LAKE
ATLANTA — Kyle Stanley and Jordan Spieth got off to strong starts in the Tour Championship with entirely different goals in mind. Stanley ran off four straight birdies on the front nine, one of them from 40 feet, and then added two more late in his...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: MORE THAN ENOUGH BRIO TO SHAKE THINGS UP

(image) The Stelvio Pass in Italy’s Ortler Alps isn’t kind to out- of- shape old dudes. Actually, it’s not that kind to those who are in shape, either. At 2,758 metres — that’s 9,048 feet for those who don’t speak metric — the air on the second- highest paved...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: Female race winner tears down barriers

(image) For someone old, white and male — and few are pastier or balder than I — gender politics can be a black hole. Wading into any conversation regarding the accomplishments, ambitions or tribulations facing our female partners is to risk accusations of...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: Alfa Romeo museum a journey of rebirth

(image) • For some of us of a certain age, at least in North America, our first exposure to Alfa Romeo was probably seeing one on the screen, likely The Graduate, the 1967 now- classic dramedy starring a young Dustin Hoffman and his character’s 1600 Duetto...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: PASSION KEEPING MANUALS ALIVE AT BMW’ − FOR NOW

(image) Despite the 2018 M5 coming with all- wheel drive and an automatic transmission, and slowing sales, BMW does not plan on ceasing to offer manual transmissions in its M cars any time soon. BMW will continue to offer manual transmissions on cars such as...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: Muscle achieves a new sophistication

(image) It took me a while to warm to the latest Mustang. After all, I’d cut my automotive teeth on my older brother’s 1969 Mustang Mach I as a 12-yearold, learning the difference between a carburetor and a fuel pump. Symbolic of those cherished memories of a...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: Part luxury automobile, legitimately sporty, too

(image) • Typically, a midsize luxury sedan is not the sort of ride to makes one’s pulse quicken, yet the allnew Genesis G70 certainly does. On the road, it proved to be elegantly sophisticated in its comportment, yet it was also a match for the Inje Speedium...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: THE SPECS

(image) Type of vehicle: Two- door performance coupe Engine: 5.0- L V8 Power: 435 hp at 6,500 r. p. m., 400 lb- ft of torque at 4,200 r. p. m. Transmission: Six- speed automatic Brakes: Four-wheel disc with ABS Tires: P235/ 50/ R18 Price: $ 39,125 base/$...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: RACING EYE- OPENER

(image) Driving partnered with Nissan Canada to help cultivate the future wave of auto journalists in Canada, and set loose some postgraduate journalism students on a Nissan Micra Cup race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. There were...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: The catalytic converter red flag

(image) Wi th l i ttle doubt, one of the most wallet- s hocking repair estimates a driver can get for their ride is the replacement of a catalytic converter. On some mainstream vehicles, these emission control devices can easily exceed $ 1,500 just for the...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: 2018 FORD HOT HATCH NOT COMING TO NORTH AMERICA

(image) While the new Ford Fiesta lineup includes the ST hot hatch, it will not be coming to North America. Carbuzz spoke about it with Leo Roeks, director of Ford Performance of Europe, at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Roeks revealed that bringing the...



9/22/2017: POST DRIVING: AICON COULD SET THE COURSE FOR FULLY ELECTRIC, AUTONOMOUS CARS

(image) What is it? At 4.9 metres in length, the Audi Aicon Concept is bigger than the A8 and could potentially be the car that sets the course for fully electric, driverless cars, wiping out Tesla in the process. An electric car with four batteries and a...