News: Weekend Reads

Here’s how Gary Bettman can fix hockey. It’s easy.

Tuesday  15:20,   17 october 2017

Hockey legend Ken Dryden on his new hockey book and the simple rule changes that could ease the number of concussions in his beloved gameMontador had a long history with concussions in the NHL, a career that spanned 10 seasons with six different[...]

Tim Hortons logos on the wedding tux? Couples hit up sponsors to subsidize their big day

Monday  22:33,   16 october 2017

A growing number of couples are soliciting sponsors to help them pay for their wedding and avoid being saddled with debt."I kind of draw the line with any logos on my dress," she[...]

The Debilitating Disease Hurting Millions of Women

Monday  22:31,   16 october 2017

Jen Brea was bedridden with mysterious symptoms for more than 2 years. Now she's fighting to be heard.Jen Brea was bedridden with mysterious symptoms for more than 2 years. Now she's fighting to be[...]

What are we really mourning when brands like Sears die?

Monday  22:31,   16 october 2017

Opinion: Expressing grief has become a spectacle—and when it comes to the closure of dimmed companies like Sears, it’s often misplaced, tooWhen I lived in Cornwall, Ont., I used to pass through the Sears store at the local mall as a shortcut to the[...]

Indignation, disappointment in Tehran as Trump disavows nuclear deal

Saturday  01:21,   14 october 2017

Hours before US President Donald Trump threatened to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, hardliners in the country's capital said: I told you so. At Tehran University, where the regime enjoys strong popularity, hundreds of worshipers gathered for[...]

How a quiet change to the tax code became a PR problem for the Liberal government

Friday  22:37,   13 october 2017

A year-old change to how the Canada Revenue Agency interprets the tax code spiralled into a public relations nightmare that ended with a ministerial tongue-lashing and a Tweet from the prime minister himself promising retail workers he wouldn't[...]

Drone grocery delivery to First Nations takes flight

Friday  22:36,   13 october 2017

Moose Cree leaders hope an experiment with drone delivery will solve the persistent problem of sky-high food prices in northern communities“It’s always a challenge for families,” says Patricia Faries, chief of Moose Cree First Nation. “Particularly[...]

The catastrophic toll of California's wildfires: 29 dead, hundreds missing, thousands displaced

Friday  04:56,   13 october 2017
The Washington Post

Officials say 3,500 buildings have been destroyed and they fear the some of the fires will merge.SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The winds that have fanned Northern California’s wine-country wildfires have calmed, for now, giving[...]

Justin Trudeau’s mission to save NAFTA

Thursday  02:06,   12 october 2017

On his trip to Washington, the PM will keep trying to befriend the volatile Trump, but the options to salvage the deal are narrowingIn what the minister of foreign affairs has called the most turbulent time in international relations since the end[...]

The “daddy-proof onesie” and the stereotype that needs to die

Wednesday  21:16,   11 october 2017
Today's Parent

Let’s stop reinforcing the stereotype of the ignorant, uninvolved father. We’re better than that (and there’s so much more we need to do).When my wife was pregnant with our now three-year-old son, one expectant parent book she received at her baby[...]

“Why Is This Girl Even Attempting to Date?”: Things I Learned Dating While Going Through Chemo

Wednesday  21:15,   11 october 2017

I was 28 years old when I was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. Shortly after, my relationship fell apart. Here’s everything I learned about dating while going through cancer treatment . © Used with permission of / © Rogers Media[...]

Why American gun laws are likely to get looser, not tighter, even after Las Vegas: Analysis

Saturday  20:10,   07 october 2017
Toronto Star

WASHINGTON—Jennifer Longdon was doing an interview about the mass shooting in Las Vegas when she got a text message.“Wait a second,” she said, pausing to see what it said.It said there had been another one. “Multiple shooting in Casa Grande this[...]

Searching for sincerity in the spectacle of Trump: opinion

Friday  22:22,   06 october 2017

Donald Trump goes to Puerto Rico for his latest fan experience[...]

How not to deal with separatists

Friday  22:22,   06 october 2017

Stephen Maher on how Madrid’s violent refusal to allow a Quebec style-referendum is pushing Catalans into the arms of the secessionists .Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is preparing to use the referendum result—92 per cent in favour—to make a[...]

The backlash against Bill Morneau is about money, not hurt feelings

Friday  22:22,   06 october 2017
Canadian Business

This clash isn’t over affronted dignity; it’s about bottom lines. Yet I detect a spreading tendency to conclude that the outcry from professionals, entrepreneurs and farmers has been sustained so long now, at such a sorely aggrieved pitch, that[...]