TORONTO—With an uncanny combination of power and speed, the Toronto Blue Jays finished off a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins and are streaking into Yankee Stadium as the hottest team in baseball.
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OTTAWA—Whatever impressions Canadians might have had about Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, and Justin Trudeau were thoroughly confounded yesterday in the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2015 election campaign.
Harper, the hyper-partisan of the House of Commons, was nowhere to be seen and neither was “Angry Tom” Mulcair, the chief inquisitor of question period.
TORONTO—As the Toronto Maple Leafs returned from a winless Western Conference road trip, they found the friendly confines of Air Canada Centre to be not so welcoming.
A few fans threw jerseys onto the ice, a couple wore bags over their heads, and many more voiced their displeasure by booing.
TORONTO—New Gold Inc. is moving to consolidate land holdings near its Rainy River project in Northwestern Ontario through a friendly all-stock deal to acquire Bayfield Ventures Corp., subject to shareholder and court approvals.
New Gold is aiming to acquire Bayfield’s three mineral properties adjacent to its Rainy River open-pit mining project.
OTTAWA—The killing of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa, and subsequent gunfight on Parliament Hill, was driven by “ideological and political motives,” RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said yesterday.
A statement from Paulson said the man responsible—Michael Zehaf Bibeau—made a video recording of himself just prior to last Wednesday’s attack.
For the first time since the 19th century, a muskox has been spotted in Manitoba.
A large bull was spied last Thursday by five hunters who were looking for caribou near the boundary with Nunavut.
Jo-Jo Thorassie, one of the hunters, said the mammal was near the shore of a big lake but they didn’t go near it out of fear the animal might charge them.
TORONTO—Starting pitcher J.A. Happ and catcher Erik Kratz had a plan.
The left-hander came through with six solid innings and, with two home runs and three RBIs from Edwin Encarnacion, the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 last night.
Happ (2-1) allowed six hits, two walks, and one run—on a homer by David Murphy in the fifth inning—in just his third start of the season.
SASKATOON—Canadians can expect to enjoy relatively cheap borrowing costs for some time to come—even after the economy returns to full capacity and the Bank of Canada starts hiking interest rates, bank governor Stephen Poloz said yesterday.
But the central banker doesn’t think sending that message means people will go on spending sprees.
TORONTO—As a season to forget begins to wind down, R.A. Dickey achieved a small victory yesterday.
The Blue Jays’ knuckleballer tossed 5 1/3 innings in Toronto’s 5-4 loss to the L.A. Angels to reach 200 innings for the third-straight year.
VANCOUVER—Stock in Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. soared more than 30 percent today—a day after U.S. forestry giant Louisiana-Pacific announced a friendly, $1.1-billion (U.S.) takeover deal for the Vancouver-based maker of products used in housing construction.
Ainsworth shares rose 96 cents, or 32.65 percent, to $3.90 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.