Quebec designer and partner say they were victims of homophobic attack

Quebec designer and partner say they were victims of homophobic attack

MONTREAL—A Quebec fashion designer said Sunday that an alleged violent attack against him and his partner over the weekend is proof that homophobia remains a problem in Canada. Markantoine Lynch-Boisvert said he and partner Alex James Taboureau were leaving a bar in La Malbaie, in the province’s Charlevoix region late Friday night when a man […]

WestJet apologizes to passengers who were stranded in Cancun for 33 hours

WestJet apologizes to passengers who were stranded in Cancun for 33 hours

CALGARY—WestJet Airlines Ltd. has apologized to passengers who spent an extra day and half in Mexico over the weekend, many without the hotel rooms the airline had said would be available following a cancelled flight from Cancun to Ottawa. About 150 passengers found themselves stranded on the Yucatan Peninsula Saturday after a pair of mechanical […]

What turtles were like before they had shells

What turtles were like before they had shells

What did turtles look like before they had shells? Part of the answer has been found in the form of a nearly complete, beautifully preserved fossil unearthed in China. It’s a reptile bigger than a human, with ribs flattened into a disc-shaped body but no carapace and only the beginnings of a turtle-like beak. The newly discovered […]

Raptors needed to be excellent and they were

Raptors needed to be excellent and they were

All right, before we get into the nitty-gritty – or as much of it as I can scramble through in another early morning after a late game – let’s make one last call for mail. Busy day ahead trying to watch Brock on the computer at 1 or so, the 905ers at 2 and then […]

Three things we saw while the Raptors were losing to the Pistons

Three things we saw while the Raptors were losing to the Pistons

That was kinda stinky for fans, wasn’t it? A blown 16-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter, a couple of blown defensive assignments on the game-winning possession and some ominous clouds hovering. There’ve been better days and I presume there will be again but things are headed south at the moment. And, of […]

Voting reform promises were little more than cheap props: Hébert

As recently as his town hall tour Trudeau was insisting that he was still interested in changing the voting system. In early December, the prime minister similarly told the Star editorial board that he remained committed to having a new system in place by 2019. “I make promises because I believe in them… Canadians don’t […]

‘We’re in the critical window of daylight,’ sister says as Florida divers search for Toronto filmmaker

‘We’re in the critical window of daylight,’ sister says as Florida divers search for Toronto filmmaker

Toronto filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart is missing after a Tuesday night dive off the coast of Florida. The U.S. Coast Guard is on the scene Wednesday morning to search for Stewart, 37, who vanished while diving near Islamorada in the Florida Keys, a chain of islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, located nearly […]