Canadian passengers on Diamond Princess desperately want to come home

Canada is dispatching health officials to Japan to work with local authorities, but has stopped short of repatriating Canadian passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship — the epicentre of the largest coronavirus outbreak outside of China. A Montreal couple aboard the quarantined luxury liner have launched a letter-writing campaign to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

Teachers stay home as Toronto school struggles to quell coronavirus fears

Fear and confusion over the coronavirus have caused chaos at a Toronto private high school made up entirely of Chinese international students, with teachers refusing to show up in class and some students being sent to the local hospital. But administrators at Yorkland High School are stressing they have stepped up precautionary measures, including daily […]

Patriots booed by their fans halfway through first regular season home loss in 20 games

Like the New England Patriots or not, it’s difficult to deny that officiating played a role in their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs that, ahem, one of us correctly predicted. When Bill Belichick had to use his second and final challenge to get a Travis Kelce fumble ruled correctly, he had none left for […]

U.S. snowstorms, rain make Thanksgiving trip home a nightmare

FILE PHOTO: Thanksgiving traffic crawls in a rainstorm in Claremont, California, U.S., November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Holiday travelers can go home again but it will take far longer than expected with snow, ice and rain slowing the busiest U.S. travel day of the Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday, forecasters said. As much as […]

LILLEY: Government workers take home more than the people paying the bills

Want a raise? Get a government job. That’s one of the takeaways from a review of public and private sector wages and benefits conducted by the Fraser Institute. Researcher Ben Eisen, a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, reviewed the wages reported to the federal government last year and found public sector employees made more […]

Pascal Siakam has them chanting ‘M-V-P’ as Raptors win their eighth straight game at home

The chants are silly but some fans find them fun, it seems, and they were in full throat when Pascal Siakam went to the free-throw line late in the third quarter Wednesday night. “M-V-P, M-V-P, M-V-P,” they screamed. It’s too early, and too far-fetched, but if there was a legitimate discussion about the top five […]

How Reagan’s Childhood Home Gave Up on Reaganism

The National Park Service manages 16 presidential homes, including Abraham Lincoln’s house in Springfield, Illinois, and FDR’s in Hyde Park, New York—each of which has six-figure annual attendance and could probably get by without government help. (Reagan’s Rancho del Cielo in California is owned by the Young America’s Foundation, which uses it as a center […]

20 home, tech and other deals to snag at Black Friday prices right now

There’s officially only a week left until the post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping madness erupts in full force. If you want to get ahead of the game and start checking off your list today, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up 20 different home, tech, and travel products that’ll help you get a leg up on your holiday […]