Patrick Brown disqualified from Conservative leadership race

The Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership election organizing committee says it has disqualified candidate Patrick Brown from the race. Election committee chair Ian Brodie says in a statement the party became aware of “serious allegations of wrongdoing” by Brown’s campaign that appear to violate financing rules in the Canada Elections Act. The statement did not … Read more

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander comes home and thrills Hamilton crowd in Canadian senior basketball team debut

HAMILTON—My city. My game. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the local kid getting to play basketball in his hometown for the first time in about six years, put on some kind of performance here Friday night in his Canadian senior team debut. The 23-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder guard had a dunk on the very first possession and took … Read more

Three adults dead, woman and child with serious injuries after crash in Brock Township

Three adults are dead and a woman and child have injuries after a collision in Brock Township on Friday morning, police said. Durham police said they were called to a collision near Regional Road 23 and Thorah Concession Road just before 12 p.m. Regional Road 23 is a winding sideroad on the east side of … Read more

Toronto cancels and reschedules Canada Day fireworks after company backs out over unpaid bill

Toronto has had to cancel and reschedule Canada Day fireworks after a company it hired to perform the displays backed out at the last minute, leading to an overnight scramble by city staff to salvage the celebrations. Fireworks have been cancelled at Milliken Park, and are rescheduled at Stan Wadlow Park for Saturday, July 2. … Read more

Families and protesters flock to Ottawa’s first in-person Canada Day celebrations since 2019

OTTAWA — Hundreds of protesters marching in the name of “freedom” returned to the capital’s downtown streets Friday, capping off a Canada Day which began with a call for unity from the prime minister. “Canada is about people who are constantly fighting for something instead of against,” Justin Trudeau said, after arriving at a daytime … Read more

Raptors land free agent Otto Porter Jr.: report

The Raptors’ first move to augment their roster is a significant one. According to a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Toronto has agreed to a free-agent deal with forward Otto Porter Jr., who joins the Raptors after a championship run with the Golden State Warriors. Porter, an eight-year NBA veteran, is the prototypical … Read more

When your street becomes a marketing campaign: How Canadian Tire turned a quiet residential street into a 100th anniversary party

In the age of the selfie, inflatables are an advertiser’s best friend. In the summer months especially, when marketing strategists go outside and test the public’s appetite for publicity stunts, helium balloons and gaudy props often serve as a backdrop for nearly every pop-up and branding exercise across the city. This weekend, Canadian Tire has … Read more

Air Canada announces ‘meaningful reductions’ to July and August flight schedules

Air Canada says it is making “meaningful reductions” to flight schedules in July and August this year as delays continue to impact travel. According to an email sent to customers Wednesday night, the reductions are needed to reduce passenger volumes and flows. An Air Canada spokesperson said in an email to the Star most of … Read more

Police found explosive devices at site of Saanich, B.C., bank shootout, three officers remain in hospital

Police have confirmed they found explosive devices in a vehicle at the scene of an attempted bank robbery that turned into a deadly shootout this week in Saanich, a quiet community on southern Vancouver Island. Meanwhile, authorities said three of the six officers injured during the incident remain in hospital — including one who is … Read more

$70M winning Lotto Max ticket sold in Ontario

Someone in Ontario is waking up $70 million richer this morning. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) says the single winning lottery ticket was sold somewhere in Toronto for Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw. In addition to the jackpot, two Maxmillions tickets worth $1 million each were sold in Toronto and Etobicoke, and two Lotto … Read more