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Canada to Blue Jays: No Way You&#39;re Playing Here
Canada Gives Jays
the Ol' Heave Ho

Canada Gives Jays the Ol' Heave Ho

It's not safe for them to play in Toronto, the government says

(Newser) - The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic, the AP reports. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced in a statement Saturday the federal government had denied the request, confirming what an official familiar with the matter had told the AP...

Plane Packed With 500 Puppies Lands, With 38 of Them Dead

Witness calls Toronto arrival of plane from Ukraine a 'horror show'

(Newser) - A Canadian agency is investigating after a plane filled with 500 puppies landed in Toronto, and 38 of them were found dead. Others were ill—dehydrated, vomiting and weak, the Guardian reports. "It was a nightmare," a witness said. The Ukraine International Airlines plane landed June 13 Pearson...

Explorer Finds 'Evidence' in Murdered Billionaire's House

The urban explorer says 'there was stuff everywhere' in Barry and Honey Sherman's home

(Newser) - A so-called "urban explorer" crept into the house of a murdered billionaire couple last year and saw a lot more than he bargained for, the Toronto Star reports. The explorer, who remains unidentified, slipped into Barry and Honey Sherman's home in Toronto just before it was demolished last...

'It Is a Big Loss': Google Scraps Plan for Futuristic City

Sidewalk Labs abandons 'Quayside Project' in Toronto

(Newser) - Self-driving cars. Heated sidewalks. Timber buildings. Sidewalk Labs touted them all in its dream of a futuristic Toronto neighborhood—but that dream died Thursday when Google's sibling company pulled the plug, Wired reports. "It is with great personal sadness and disappointment that Sidewalk Labs will no longer pursue...

Major Stadium Is All Quiet —Except for 10K Meals a Day

Scotiabank Arena is working hard to feed the people

(Newser) - The stadium where Kawhi Leonard shot his chilling buzzer-beater last May has an entirely new purpose: feeding Toronto. The owner of Scotiabank Arena and its partners are having up to 10,000 meals prepared daily to feed front-line health workers and the needy at shelters and agencies, the Toronto Star...

She Was Shot in the Chest. A Surprising Thing Saved Her

Bullet traveled through both of a woman's breast implants in rare case

(Newser) - A Canadian woman can credibly say that her breast implants saved her life. The unnamed 30-year-old had been walking in Toronto in 2018 when she felt pain on the left side of her chest, looked down, and saw blood, per Gizmodo . She went to the emergency room, where she learned...

NHL Player Dies After Being Rushed to Hospital

Colby Cave suffered a brain bleed

(Newser) - An Edmonton Oilers player has died at age 25 after suffering a brain bleed, Fox News reports. Colby Cave was hospitalized Tuesday in Toronto, per People , then placed in a medically induced coma after surgery to ease pressure on his brain. Now his wife Emily is mourning his Saturday passing:...

After Gamer&#39;s Shocking Confession, 4 Bodies Found
After Gamer's Shocking
Confession, 4 Bodies Found

After Gamer's Shocking Confession, 4 Bodies Found

'Toronto Life' pieces together the story of a young man's alleged massacre of his family

(Newser) - His fellow gamers thought he was joking. “I killed mom and granny so far, waiting for sister in 5 minutes and dad in 1 hour,” wrote 23-year-old Menhaz Zaman on the Discord app last year. Later, came, "I’ve just slaughtered my entire family," followed by...

Cops: Private Investigation of Billionaire Murders Has Ended

$10M reward still offered in Sherman murders

(Newser) - Police in Toronto on Monday said the private investigation into the murders of Canadian drug company billionaire businessman Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, is over but the police investigation remains active. Toronto police homicide Insp. Hank Idsinga said the case is now solely in the hands of police. Idsinga...

Toronto Van Attack Suspect: 'I Accomplished My Mission'

He said he was in contact with Elliot Rodger

(Newser) - A newly released video shows a man who allegedly used a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto telling police that he's part of an online group of sexually frustrated men who plot attacks against people who have sex. Alek Minassian, 26, is accused of driving a rental van...

Special Effects Chief Killed on Titans Set

Warren Appleby was hit with debris from car

(Newser) - A special effects "wizard" is dead following an accident on the set of DC Universe's Titans. Warren Appleby, the special effects coordinator for the show, was hit by metal debris that broke off from a car without warning at a special effects facility in Toronto on Thursday, reports...

Gunfire Erupts at Raptors Rally
Gunfire Erupts at Raptors Rally

Gunfire Erupts at Raptors Rally

4 people were injured in the shooting

(Newser) - Shots rang out Monday at a massive rally celebrating the Toronto Raptors' NBA championship victory, the Toronto Star reports. In a crowd outside Toronto's city hall—where team members spoke from a stage—police say four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, three were arrested, and two firearms were recovered. Many...

Before Van Attack, He Didn&#39;t Know How to Put It in Drive
Before Van Attack, Rental Staff
Laughed as He Drove Away
in case you missed it

Before Van Attack, Rental Staff Laughed as He Drove Away

Alek Minassian didn't know how to put in drive, according to 'Toronto Life' profile

(Newser) - One year after a van plowed into pedestrians on Toronto's busy Yonge Street, Toronto Life magazine has done a deep dive into the life of the man accused in the attack. Alek Minassian is 26 now, awaiting trial on 10 counts of murder and 16 counts of attempted murder....

Kidnapped Student Turns Up on Rural Doorstep

Wanzhen Lu found 'in good health' north of Toronto

(Newser) - The knock on the door in Gravenhurst, Ont., came around 9pm Tuesday. Standing outside the rural cottage, some 100 miles north of the Toronto suburb from which he was kidnapped Saturday , was 22-year-old Wanzhen "Peter" Lu, looking for help. The homeowner immediately called police, who found the Chinese international...

Lawyer Fired After 'Appalling' Remark About Teen Girls

Gary McCallum argued a 14- or 15-year-old is a 'sexually mature young woman,' not a child

(Newser) - A Toronto lawyer has been fired from an Ontario children's aid group after making eyebrow-raising remarks about teen girls. Per CTV , Gary McCallum was representing Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services last year in a suit brought by a woman who says she was sexually abused by her...

Men in Hoods Violently Kidnap Chinese Student in Canada

Wanzhen Lu shocked with Taser, 'dragged' into van on Saturday

(Newser) - Police in Canada are "very concerned for the safety" of a Chinese international student kidnapped by men wearing hoods on Saturday. Wanzhen "Peter" Lu, 22, had just parked his Range Rover in the underground parking garage of his condo building in the Toronto suburb of Markham—he also...

Mystery Man Visited the Shermans for 29 Mins

The 'Toronto Star' reports on neighbor's CCTV footage

(Newser) - Fifteen months later, the murder of billionaire philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman remains unsolved—but the Toronto Star is reporting on a mysterious CCTV video and apparently lax investigating by police. Neighbors of the Shermans say they gave police security-cam footage of a man who drove up to the victims'...

'Gum Wrapper' Blamed for Flier's Pain Was Not a Gum Wrapper

Canadian student was stung by scorpion on Air Transat flight from Toronto to Calgary

(Newser) - If you're seated next to Quin Maltais on a future flight, forgive her if she's a little jumpy. That's because the Canadian student recently had another seatmate—an unwelcome one—on a recent Air Transat flight from Toronto to Calgary. On that Feb. 26 flight, Maltais initially...

Tech Giant's Plan Gets Leaked, City Reels

Google wants to develop, tax 350 acres of Toronto

(Newser) - Toronto got an eye-popper Friday when it learned that Google—which is aiming to transform 12 acres of Waterfront land with tech-friendly development—actually wants to develop 350 acres and draw profit from sources including higher property taxes and a share of developer fees, the Toronto Star reports. Politicians at...

Bruce McArthur Pleads Guilty as Grisly Details of Killings Aired

The Toronto landscaper will be sentenced on Monday

(Newser) - Bruce McArthur has pleaded guilty to murdering eight men in Toronto , and prosecutors in court on Tuesday provided grisly details of the crimes. Crown prosecutor Michael Cantlon said McArthur "staged" and photographed some of his victims and held on to some of their possessions, including jewelry and a notebook....

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