Police in New Brunswick’s capital city say two of their officers are among the four people who were killed in a shooting early Friday. Police say they have one suspect in custody who is being treated for serious injuries sustained in the shooting. Police officers survey the area of a shooting in Fredericton, N.B. ( Keith Minchin / THE CANADIAN PRESS ) Police in Fredericton, N.B., asked residents to avoid this area of Brookside Dr. in the city’s north end after a shooting killed at least four Friday. MacCoubrey heard the first few shots fired and thought it might have been kids playing with fireworks.
August 10, 2018 11:59 UTC
Mayor John Tory, sending a letter directly to Queen's Park, is urging Premier Doug Ford to reconsider his plan to cut the size of council. “In light of this lack of any public consultation, I urge you to consider putting the process on hold to allow for a referendum so we can let the people speak.”Mayor John Tory is urging Premier Doug Ford to pause his plans to cut council in half. He said then he was “angry at the process” not the premier, and downplayed the chances of a legal challenge. His response then helped convince Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto’s former chief planner, to jump into the mayoral race to oppose Tory just before the deadline to sign up. Read more:Article Continued Below“While I voted against increasing the number of councillors, I at least respected the fact that the recommendation was the result of an extensive process including the public,” Tory wrote.
August 10, 2018 11:03 UTC
The “gig economy” is a relatively new phenomenon, and if we are to believe tech C.E.O.’s hype, we should all be embracing a work world defined by freedom and flexibility, with financial independence always just an app away. The reality for workers who drive for Uber or perform tasks for Fiverr, of course, is another story. And this is the story told by Sarah Kessler in Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work. Treating each worker as his or her own micro-business has not, Kessler suggests, led to freedom and flexibility at all. Rather, as critics in the book point out, it has supported a massive transfer of wealth from front line workers to tech entrepreneurs’ pockets.
August 10, 2018 10:31 UTC
BEFORE: Main St., before work began on Picton's Come Alive Outside event that will unfold at Toronto's Bloor & Yonge Sts. ( Wentworth Landscapes )Green Street Challenge: One public event that demonstrates his commitment to this endeavour for change — and that of a host of volunteers in the “green” profession — is the Green Street Challenge. ( Wentworth Landscapes )Changing behaviour: To help change behaviour permanently, we need ongoing activities that remind us just how lacking we are as a society in nature-engagement. Outside play 4. ( Wentworth Landscapes )There is logic in this approach, since most of our outdoor space is engineered for purposes other than play.
August 10, 2018 10:18 UTC
MONCTON, N.B.—Water at three New Brunswick parks has been declared off-limits because of blue-green algae, which produces toxins that have killed three dogs in the province in recent weeks. Three dogs in New Brunswick died following exposure to anatoxins, the toxic substances produced by cyanobacteria, which are commonly known as blue-green algae. Due to warm temperatures, blue-green algae has been collecting along the banks of lakes and ponds. Three dogs have died from toxins found in blue-green algae after being in or near the Saint John River. Read more: Toxic algae kills three dogs in New BrunswickRead more about:
August 10, 2018 10:07 UTC
Your active life allows you to meet several people from different walks of life. Once conversations and interactions take a more even tone later in the day, you could get some important feedback. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)Article Continued BelowYou could feel somewhat depressed. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Reach out to a co-worker, especially if you feel that you cannot complete everything you want. The unexpected could crash through your daily life, be it a lost cellphone or a car problem.
August 10, 2018 04:52 UTC
French-style scrambled eggs have a rich and soft texture thanks to being cooked low and slow in the pan. ( Karon Liu/Toronto Star ) Soft, velvety and slightly runny, French-style scrambled eggs goes great with smoked salmon and arugula dressed with a bit of vinegar. ( Karon Liu/Toronto Star ) Soft, velvety and slightly runny, French-style scrambled eggs goes great with smoked salmon and arugula dressed with a bit of vinegar. I only learned recently that there was a name for this technique: French scrambled eggs. While some online recipes for French scrambled eggs say they take longer than the regular scrambled eggs, it’s really just an extra five minutes of cooking time that will truly improve your egg game.
August 10, 2018 03:56 UTC
( Supplied )Debussy & Ravel: String QuartetsThe veteran Jerusalem Quartet goes to France in their latest album, celebrating the centennial of Claude Debussy’s death by recording his String Quartet. Article Continued BelowThe Debussy piece is well-paired with the String Quartet by Maurice Ravel, which gets a suave, often ethereal interpretation. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. He casts the Goldberg Variations in a new light. This album of the Goldberg Variations is being released by Naxos on August 10 — and it’s $7.99 on iTunes.
August 10, 2018 03:56 UTC
For Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis, 2018 has been highly unusual. Now in his fourth big-league campaign, all with the Jays, Travis has not spent a single day on the disabled list this year after missing a total of 267 days his first three years. Devon Travis has been a bright light for the Blue Jays in 2018, a season that doesn’t have many of them. “My goal going into every year has just been to be healthy and be accountable and be there for my team. “I want to be at the top of the lineup,” Travis emphasized.
August 10, 2018 03:45 UTC
The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program. The Army has stopped involuntarily discharging recruits who joined the MAVNI program in exchange for a faster path to American citizenship. In a statement Thursday, Army Lt. Col. Nina L. Hill said they were stopping the discharges in order to review the administrative separation process. “The next step should be go back and rescind the people who were improperly discharged.” Discharged recruits and reservists reached Thursday said their discharges were still in place as far as they knew.
August 10, 2018 02:26 UTC
Toronto District School Board trustees have approved new ward boundaries that will balance the number of schools in each district, but expressed opposition to the provincial government requiring new boundaries in the midst of an election and without public consultation. Following the provincial government’s unexpected decision to reduce the size of Toronto city council from 47 to 25 members, TDSB officials hurriedly began drawing up new options for trustee ward boundaries to correspond with the new municipal wards. Toronto District School Board trustees considered several different ward maps, and chose an option that attempts to balance out the number of schools in each ward. In the motion trustees accepted, they emphasized that the board opposed the changing of ward boundaries in the middle of an election and without public consultation, and that the board’s approval would not prejudice “any future legal action” they might take. In February, the board had approved new trustee ward boundaries that aligned with the city’s decision to increase the number of councillors to 47.
August 10, 2018 01:40 UTC
EDMONTON—Faith took centre stage at Edmonton’s Fantasyland Hotel Thursday as 250 people packed in for the Flat Earth International Conference. Aislynn Rolheiser sports a tinfoil hat at the 2018 Flat Earth International Conference. ( Codie McLachlan/Star Metro Edmonton )Several said their journey into skepticism started with the debunked theory that humans have never actually walked on the moon. Merchandise for sale during the 2018 Flat Earth International Conference in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Codie McLachlan/Star Metro Edmonton) ( Codie McLachlan/Star Metro Edmonton )“I think it reaches right into secret societies that have been manipulating us for hundreds of years,” Lawrie McLeod, of Edmonton, said.
August 10, 2018 01:25 UTC
York Region Police investigate a suspicious explosion at Caffe’ Corretto, a Woodbridge Cafe. Officers turned the corner and found the disintegrated Caffe Corretto. In speaking for himself before the court, Munoz took time to apologize to those closest to him for his behaviour. The RCMP raided Caffe Corretto in January 2016, one of several raids conducted on Italian cafes and social clubs in York Region and Toronto. Despite this, Caffe Corretto remained in business and may have continued as an illegal gambling site.
August 10, 2018 00:56 UTC
It’s “definitely a very real and ongoing threat,” said Kevin Skrepnek, the chief information officer for B.C. Wildfire Service. Wildfire Service based in Dease Lake, said the people who have lost their homes are sombre, “but they seem to be a resilient bunch and are trying to move forward.” There were more than 470 wildfires burning in B.C. Wildfire Service. The sheer number of individual fires burning means the wildfire service is having to prioritize fires posing the greatest threat to communities and infrastructure.
August 10, 2018 00:51 UTC
ST. LOUIS—Kansas-bred Gary Woodland felt right at home in enemy territory and delivered his best performance in a major Thursday at the PGA Championship. Gary Woodland took the first round lead with a 64 at the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St Louis. He made a careless bogey on the opening hole, had to make a 15-foot par putt at No. Woodland had an 18-foot birdie attempt on the 18th hole that would have tied the PGA Championship record, and it stopped just short. Woodland, who played college basketball for one year at Washburn as a freshman before switching to golf at Kansas, is among the most powerful, athletic figures in golf.
August 10, 2018 00:45 UTC