Yankees slugger Aaron Judge tied an American League record with his 61st home run of the season in an 8-3 win over Toronto. The homer pulled him even with Yankees legend Roger Maris, who set the mark in 1961.
A resurgent Hurricane Ian slammed into the South Carolina coast on Friday afternoon, making another landfall after a deadly march across the Florida peninsula that washed away houses and stranded thousands along the state's Gulf Coast. The now Category 1 storm swept ashore at 2:05 p.m. (1805 GMT) near Georgetown, a waterfront town about 60 miles (97 km) north of the historic city of Charleston, packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 85 mph (140 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). Ian was expected to bring life-threatening flooding, storm surges and winds to South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina.
TORONTO — Ontario will need more than 138,000 new workers in the public sector, long-term care, home care and child care over the next five years and may need to increase wages to attract enough people, the province's financial watchdog says. The Financial Accountability Office released a report Wednesday on public sector compensation and said Ontario is already facing high vacancy rates in those sectors -- 8.5 per cent this year in nursing and residential care -- and will need to both address t
With the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Ottawans can mark the occasion in several ways. The federal holiday is meant as a time for Canadians to reflect on the legacy of the residential school system and honour the Indigenous children who were forced to go. Many institutions, like universities, will hold their own events, whereas many museums are offering free admission. Here are three ways in Ottawa to observe: Gathering on Parliament Hill A national gathering
Provincial police are urging a driver to get a lawyer and turn themselves in after a crash on Highway 400 early Friday that killed a woman and injured three other people. The two-vehicle collision happened around 3 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the exit for Rutherford Road in Vaughan. The driver of a red Volkswagen Jetta sedan slammed into the back of a minivan with four people inside, according to police. A 73-year-old woman from North York was pronounced dead the scene, police said. The th
Learn how to make a memory explosion box card for your boyfriend / girlfriend. Surprise your loved ones on their birthday or anniversary with this Picture Gift Box full of pictures and memories that pops up when you take the lid off. Ever wonder what an explosion box or exploding box is? It's much more harmless than it sounds. The term is used to describe paper boxes that have cunningly been created so that the sides cascade outwards as the lid is removed. Such a fun and innovative way to personalize a birthday gift, an anniversary gift, or even boxes for wedding favors. Simply change the color and theme of the paper or cardstock used to create a box which is perfect for any occasion. Since this is a do-it-yourself craft, you can customize this explosion box any which way you'd like. For instance, you can try adding rubber stamped tags with a special message, attaching decorative embellishments, adding keepsakes, pictures or mementos, or anything else that you can think of. Just place a gift in the center of the box, or make a tiny gift box and attach it to the center of the box, to hold your special present. This craft has been featured on Instructables! http://goo.gl/mv4PkC
Canada's economic activity unexpectedly edged up in July, while gross domestic product in August was most likely flat, data showed on Thursday, with the surprise gain seen unlikely to change much for the central bank. The Canadian economy grew 0.1% in July, compared with analysts' forecast for a 0.1% decline, Statistics Canada data showed. Growth in goods-producing industries more than offset the first decrease in services-producing industries since January.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The computer hacker who stole personal data of almost 10 million customers of a telecommunications company in one of Australia’s worst privacy breaches used techniques to conceal their identity, actions and whereabouts, police said on Friday. Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Justine Gough, who heads cyber investigations, said the international probe, that includes the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, into the Optus cyberattack last week would be “l
Peel police and crisis negotiators remain on scene after a person reportedly barricaded themselves in Mississauga Friday morning. There is a heavy police presence near the corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway. According to a series of tweets from police, the incident is an "isolated" one and the situation is ongoing. Investigators first notified the public about the situation in a statement on Twitter around 9 a.m. "We are in contact with a barricaded person who is alone," Peel
Calgary police are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a toddler in the community of Midnapore early Thursday. Police said that at approximately 2:15 a.m., they were called to a residential complex on Bannister Manor S.E. for reports of a toddler in distress. The two-year-old girl was taken to hospital by EMS. However, life-saving attempts were unsuccessful and she was declared deceased. "Based on initial information, this death is being treated as suspicious," police sai
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says his Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is no longer qualified for the position after recent comments emerged in which Boulet said the majority of immigrants "don't work." Campaigning for re-election, the Coalition Avenir Québec leader was confronted Wednesday with a statement Boulet made last week during a candidates debate. Legault said in a series of broadcast interviews that Boulet would not be immigration minister if the CAQ wins Monday's vote. E
Hurricane Ian brought widespread damage and devastating flooding across Florida’s west coast while early reports suggest many people lost their lives due to the storm. Now, South Carolina and Georgia brace for Ian’s impact as the storm heads northeast.
CALGARY — WestJet is making a substantial addition to its fleet with the purchase of 42 aircraft. The Calgary-based airline announced the agreement with Boeing for the purchase of the 737-10 MAX planes on Thursday. WestJet Group chief executive officer Alexis von Hoensbroech says the order will start delivering at the end of 2024 through to 2028, expanding the fleet by 65 aircraft over six years. The purchase, which was on top of an existing order of 23 aircraft, includes the option to add 22 mo
Rose Blanche fisherman Hedley King says it's almost impossible to put a dollar figure on what he lost to post-tropical storm Fiona, but he knows the road to rebuilding will be a long one. One thing's for sure, though: the costs are adding up. "Anywhere up to $100,000, for sure," he said Tuesday. "You start sizing up and you're going to rebuild one of those, you know the price of material now.… It's not going to be cheap." King lost three fishing sheds and a wharf in the wind and waves that hit R
Progress on the 94 calls to actions outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report, released in 2015, is moving slower than many had hoped. Today, only about 10 per cent of those calls have been fully answered.