Not scintillating but the Raptors will take another win

Not scintillating but the Raptors will take another win

They all can’t be high-intensity, high-effort, high-entertainment games but the home side finished with more points than the visiting squad so that would leave Raptors fans feeling pretty good, I’d imagine. “It wasn’t the prettiest game I don’t think, but I thought we played awfully hard, and played really hard in stretches, so that was […]

Harriet offers an action movie take on abolitionist Harriet Tubman — and these Canadians are here for it

Harriet offers an action movie take on abolitionist Harriet Tubman — and these Canadians are here for it

The new movie bringing Harriet Tubman — the Underground Railroad’s most famous conductor — to the big screen offers a different portrait of the celebrated figure than the stately image typically depicted in American history. And its tale of a steel-willed young heroine in an action-packed story has a special resonance in the Canadian city the […]

Trump's 15% tariffs on $112B in Chinese goods take effect

Trump's 15% tariffs on $112B in Chinese goods take effect

The Trump administration’s latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports have taken effect, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer goods in advance of the holiday shopping season. The 15 per cent taxes apply to about $ 112 billion US of Chinese imports. All told, more than two-thirds […]

Shareholders in HBC propose to take the company private

Shareholders in HBC propose to take the company private

A group that currently controls 57 per cent of the shares in Hudson’s Bay Company is proposing to buy up the rest of them and take the retailer private. The shareholder group is offering $ 9.45 per share in cash for the company. On Friday, the shares closed at $ 6.37, so the deal is a […]

Changes to legal tender status will take effect in 2021

Changes to legal tender status will take effect in 2021

In accordance with amendments to the Bank of Canada Act and the Currency Act approved by Parliament in 2018, the federal government recently decided to remove legal tender status from some older bank notes as of January 1, 2021. This change will affect the $ 1, $ 2, $ 25, $ 500 and $ 1,000 […]

#MeToo moments, take two

#MeToo moments, take two

She the People: The Resistance Continues (out of 4) Clockwise from bottom left: Tricia Black, Paloma Nuñez, Karen Parker, Ashley Comeau, Kirsten Rasmussen, Ann Pornel of Second City’s ‘She the People: The Resistance Continues.’  (Photo by Paul Aihoshi) Written by Carly Heffernan, Carisa Barreca, and the casts of The Second City. Directed by Carly Heffernan. Until […]

Esports take a physical toll as gamer culture evolves

Esports take a physical toll as gamer culture evolves

We are all familiar with repetitive stress injuries, whether it’s from overusing our smartphones or texting, and we’ve even made the trek to our medical practitioners seeking relief. But a new patient has been knocking on the doors of chiropractors and physiotherapists – gamers. At The Centre for Fitness, Health and Performance in Toronto, owner […]

Suffering from the financial blues? Take small steps to improve your finances

Suffering from the financial blues? Take small steps to improve your finances

For years, I’ve been noodling over the financial phenomenon that happens during this time of year. Markets suffer. Debts creep higher. The period of time between the third Monday in January (Blue Monday) and Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day) is the saddest financial time of the year for Canadians, according to the Financial Planning Standards Council […]

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