A Canadian company wants to build Brazil’s largest open-pit gold mine. Now that Bolsonaro is in power, it just might succeed

A Canadian company wants to build Brazil’s largest open-pit gold mine. Now that Bolsonaro is in power, it just might succeed

On the morning of the annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, in February 2017, a group of samba dancers stood solemnly in front of a massive parade float depicting five venomous snakes, their forked tongues protruding from the back of a bearded man with bloodshot eyes. The gruesome display was a publicity stunt — a […]

Bianca Andreescu is the best in the world — it's just not official (yet)

Bianca Andreescu is the best in the world — it's just not official (yet)

Two days later, Canada is still buzzing about Bianca Andreescu’s historic win over Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final. Not only did the 19-year-old become the first Canadian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title; she did it by beating the greatest female player of all time. In straight sets. In front of a […]

Denisovans, mysterious human relatives, looked just like us in at least 1 way

Denisovans, mysterious human relatives, looked just like us in at least 1 way

They may have had huge, brutish-looking teeth, but Denisovans — ancient cousins of humans and Neanderthals — had slender, delicate fingertips like ours, a new study shows. After rediscovering a missing piece of one of only five Denisovan fossils ever discovered, researchers from France, Russia and Canada digitally reconnected the two halves from the tip of the […]

Trump and Trudeau just resolved one trade dispute. Can they head off another?

Trump and Trudeau just resolved one trade dispute. Can they head off another?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau planned to take up trade disputes with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday and meet with congressional leaders on the proposed U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade pact. Trudeau was talking with Trump and U.S. cabinet officials at the White House before meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch […]

Comedians cheer as Just For Laughs decides radio channel will stay 100% Canadian

Comedians cheer as Just For Laughs decides radio channel will stay 100% Canadian

Canadian comedians are walking away laughing after Just For Laughs and SiriusXM Canada announced they would keep a satellite radio channel’s content 100 per cent Canadian, after all. News that a channel called “Canada Laughs” was being re-tooled by Just For Laughs (JFL) to incorporate performers from the U.S. and around the world sent ripples of […]

Not just another night at a Raptors game

Not just another night at a Raptors game

What more could you possibly have asked for in a narrative end to what was really one of the more extraordinary regular season nights in these parts maybe ever. Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard conspire to force DeMar DeRozan into a turnover that Leonard turns into the game-winning dunk. DeRozan’s being guarded by Leonard, there’s […]

Traffic snarls from Jarvis St. construction are just beginning

Traffic snarls from Jarvis St. construction are just beginning

Rush-hour traffic backups are far from over on Jarvis St., even though the water main project creating them is supposed to wrap up soon. We reported last week on the chaos on Jarvis, from south of Queen St. to Dundas St., caused by lane reductions for water main replacement that began last spring, and condo […]

Wiggins and a Canada Basketball fit won’t just be up to him

Wiggins and a Canada Basketball fit won’t just be up to him

Sitting there Monday night wrapping up the Staples Center doubleheader watching Shai Gilgeous-Alexander debut as an NBA starter with the Clippers while Andrew Wiggins once again was just another guy on the court for Minnesota, the thought, of course, went to Canada’s senior men’s team and what the future might hold for it. And you […]

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