Good news, tobogganers: Riverdale Park is set to reopen

Good news, tobogganers: Riverdale Park is set to reopen

A snow-covered hill is a terrible thing to waste, especially when kids and their toboggans are looking for a wild ride. After the Sunday storm that dumped 10 centimetres of snow, children start thinking about how to turn it into fun. Their youthful gaze will soon fall upon toboggans and sleds forgotten since last winter. […]

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal often works for the common good

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal often works for the common good

If you follow development and construction in Ontario, you will be familiar with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and its predecessor: the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). LPAT adjudicates disputes about the decisions of municipal councils as they relate to the Planning Act. Opponents of development often label LPAT as biased in favour of developers. […]

Good Boys is first R-rated comedy to top box office in 3 years

Good Boys is first R-rated comedy to top box office in 3 years

The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale Good Boys, about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure. Good Boys surpassed expectations to debut with $ 21 million US, according to studio estimates Sunday, dethroning the Fast & […]

Peter Howell: These Good Boys are dumb and crude, but also sweet

Peter Howell: These Good Boys are dumb and crude, but also sweet

Good Boys Starring Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Lil Rel Howery, Will Forte, Millie Davis and Izaac Wang. Written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Directed by Stupnitsky. Opens Friday at theatres everywhere. 90 minutes. 14A The ads for the dumb summer fun that is Good Boys remind us […]

Charlize Theron: ‘I’m looking for a man that can grow a good beard’

Charlize Theron: ‘I’m looking for a man that can grow a good beard’

Charlize Theron is ready to begin dating again and she’s keen to find “a good human” who can “grow a good beard.” The 43-year-old actress previously opened up on being “shockingly” single during an interview with Entertainment Tonight (ET). The mother of two children, August and Jackson, admitted that she has since received numerous offers […]

'Cold comfort': Ottawa's plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics

'Cold comfort': Ottawa's plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics

The federal government’s latest proposed measures to protect pensions don’t actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government’s omnibus budget bill. In the wake of high-profile bankruptcies at Sears and Nortel that left former employees with greatly reduced pensions, the Liberal government promised action. It undertook consultations last fall […]

Grinder Koe has given Alberta a good chance to polish off the Brier

Grinder Koe has given Alberta a good chance to polish off the Brier

BRANDON, Man. — The four remaining teams at this year’s Brier are probably exactly who many fans would have expected to be there fighting for the 2019 championship title. Kevin Koe’s Alberta rink, Northern Ontario’s Team Jacobs, Canada’s Team Gushue and Brendan Bottcher’s Edmonton rink are all that’s left at this year’s Brier.  How they’ve all gotten to this point is full […]

‘Not good enough’: Toronto privacy expert resigns from Sidewalk Labs over data concerns

‘Not good enough’: Toronto privacy expert resigns from Sidewalk Labs over data concerns

A privacy expert who resigned this week from her role as an advisor to Sidewalk Labs, the Google sister company set to build a “smart” neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront, is concerned that the “treasure trove” of data collected there will be vulnerable to attacks. The departure of Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s former privacy commissioner and current Ryerson University fellow, is just the […]

Johnny Miller’s leaving and golf on TV won’t be as good

Johnny Miller’s leaving and golf on TV won’t be as good

A few little things to wrap up what turned out to be a very  long and difficult week, although I suspect we’ll be back here tomorrow sometime with the post-game, morning-after Raptors stuff. But seeing as tomorrow’s Saturday and normally a morning of loafing, don’t be looking for it at the crack of dawn. – […]

A good deal in the States can still cost you more

A good deal in the States can still cost you more

By Lesley-Anne ScorgiePersonal finance columnist Mon., Aug. 20, 2018 If you were thinking of buying a big-ticket item in the U.S., or travelling south of the border for a vacation, be prepared: it’s going to cost more compared to last summer. The value of the Canadian dollar has dropped recently because of the political spat […]

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