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Leafs nab win in Matthews' return

TORONTO—Auston Matthews says the last month has been torture watching his Toronto Maple Leafs.

The team's star centre jumped right back in the action without missing a beat last night.

Matthews had two goals and an assist in his return to the lineup after missing 14 games with a shoulder injury as the Leafs beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 for their third-straight victory.

Marketing scheme boosts town

A town of about 1,400 people in Northern Ontario is crediting an ambitious marketing campaign with drawing two dozen new families to the community.

Last year, Smooth Rock Falls, Ont. offered to reimburse 90 percent of the cost of the land if people built on it within two years—reducing the land cost to as little as $500 in some cases.

Union leader hits back at Ford's 'false hope' charge

TORONTO—Union leaders and politicians who talk about saving a General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont. are selling “false hope,” Doug Ford said yesterday, as the leader of the union representing the affected autoworkers accused the premier of undermining efforts to fight the job cuts.

Ford held a news conference after an emergency cabinet meeting on the GM closure yesterday afternoon.