Haiti kidnappings: Here’s what we know about 400 Mawozo — the group believed to have abducted 17 missionaries, including a Canadian

The gang accused of abducting 17 missionaries, including one Canadian, over the weekend in Haiti has also been blamed for two other kidnappings that took place within a span of two weeks earlier this year. The group known as 400 Mawozo, which on Saturday is believed to have kidnapped members of the Ohio-based Christian Aid … Read more

Will the U.S. accept mixed vaccinations? What about my kids under 12 who can’t get vaccinated? Answering your questions on U.S. border travel

If you’re planning a trip to the United States during the fourth wave, you likely have questions you haven’t been able to easily find answers to. From mixed vaccines to travelling with unvaccinated young children, we answer your pressing #PandemicTravel questions. I am fully vaccinated with mixed vaccines. Will I be allowed into the U. … Read more

Premier Doug Ford signals strong support for controversial Highway 413

My way is the highway. That’s the message from Premier Doug Ford when it comes to controversial developments like Highway 413 and the Bradford bypass. Ford, who is on a campaign-style swing to Windsor on Monday, is signalling that the Progressive Conservatives’ road to re-election will be paved with asphalt. In the wake of a … Read more

How can I reduce the taxes I pay on my investments?

How can I reduce the taxes I pay on my investments? | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”iframe”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”If you’ve maxed out both tax shelters and you have investments outside of your RRSP and TFSA, you can reduce your overall taxes by keeping fixed income investments like bonds and GICs inside the shelters and leaving your stocks and other … Read more

Leafs notebook: Looser dress code suits Auston Matthews fine, and American invaders return to Scotiabank Arena

The Maple Leafs’ younger players finally got their way with a relaxed dress code on game days, something closer to business casual. That gets them out of the sport’s restrictive but typically mandatory — even in minor hockey — jacket-and-tie policy. “Just trying to keep it professional, but certainly we’ve tried to give a little … Read more

Road racing returns as runners compete in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Toronto took another step toward a return to normal Sunday when around 4,800 participants gathered for the city’s annual Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, planned as a 10 kilometre run this year. Road racing was back on the streets of Toronto for the first time in 18 months, as professional and recreational athletes aimed to beat their … Read more

Toronto to pay tribute to Terry Fox with large-scale mural downtown

The City of Toronto is planning an eight-storey tall mural to commemorate Canadian hero Terry Fox. The landmark mural will be painted on the north side of 500 University Avenue, on the U of T’s Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. The location was chosen as it was on the path Terry ran through the city during his … Read more

Jason Kenney promised Albertans a referendum. It turns out the premier may be the real ballot-box issue

EDMONTON—When Jason Kenney first roared onto the political scene in Alberta to fuse together two struggling political parties, he had a bone to pick with Ottawa and a “fair deal” to fight for within confederation. The hard-charging politician mashed together Alberta’s Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties to form the United Conservative Party back in 2017, … Read more

OLG audit finds misuse of corporate credit cards, 46 per cent raises, and no comprehensive business case for modernization plans

Furniture. Travel. Sky-high executive pay. A long-awaited government audit found multiple red flags in the executive suite of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., from misuse of corporate credit cards to compensation practices out of line with what other public servants make. The report also found the OLG’s plan to funnel more money to provincial … Read more

Why Canada’s first big-city Muslim mayor, Naheed Nenshi, is leaving politics — for now

CALGARY—It’s his last full workday at Calgary City Hall before the first election in more than a decade in which he isn’t a contender — but even if Mayor Naheed Nenshi were inclined to be maudlin, there isn’t time. “Everyone said, ‘Once you bang the gavel on your last council meeting — which was nearly … Read more