Category: Canadian Headlines

Follow live: Raptors host the Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

History will be made tonight at the Scotiabank Arena when the Toronto Raptors hosted the first NBA Finals game ever played outside of the United States. The Eastern Conference champions were to face the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the first truly international championship series. Born in 1994 and…

As Ford seeks political donations, Ontario government insists killing Beer Store deal won’t come with hefty penalties

The Progressive Conservatives are raising political funds attacking the Beer Store — and insisting a cancelled 10-year deal with the brewers does not expose taxpayers to hefty financial penalties. Amid concerns the province could be on the hook for $ 1-billion in damages for unilaterally scrapping the master framework agreement with the beer giants, Premier…

Former undercover cop who was suicidal alleges Hamilton police board members called him ‘crazy’ and ‘delusional’ to discredit lawsuit

Hamilton police officer Paul Manning — who feared for his life during an undercover job, became suicidal and is suing the service — has filed a grievance saying police services board members referred to him as “crazy,” “nuts” and “delusional” in an effort to paint his lawsuit as “fictional.” Manning’s grievance, filed earlier this month…

Toronto Islands residents ‘panicking’ over flooding concerns

Residents and City of Toronto staff are working to refill sandbags and dry out the morning after a Thursday storm forced rising lake water over temporary barriers, causing significant flooding to homes on the Toronto Islands. “People were panicking last night,” Tony Farebrother, co-chair of the Toronto Island Community Association, said Friday morning at a…