Edmonton Oilers suffer power outage against Montreal Canadiens

The Edmonton Oilers’ vaunted power play went 0 for 7 Monday night in a 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Habs goaltender Jake Allen made 25 saves for the win. The Oilers scored just twice in losing two games to the Habs. The Canadiens opened the scoring halfway through the first period. Alexander Romanov’s point … Read more

Ryan Reynolds looks every bit the leading man as he shoots The Adam Project in Vancouver

Ryan Reynolds has been enjoying some family time, as he quarantines with wife Blake Lively and their three daughters. And the Golden Globe nominee has recently returned to work, as Hollywood bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic. He is making knees weak as leading man in his upcoming Netflix movie The Adam Project, which he … Read more

Grande Prairie man charged with sexual assault and interference: RCMP – Edmonton

A 50-year-old man from Grande Prairie was charged after police were called to investigate alleged inappropriate sexual contact between an adult and two minors at a home in the northern Alberta city. In a news release issued Monday, the RCMP said its officers responded to a complaint at a home on Jan. 4 and took … Read more

Prairie premiers urge Biden to reconsider axing Keystone XL pipeline

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe are urging U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to meet with Canadians and reconsider his reported decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline quickly after taking office. On Sunday, CTV News reported that documents from Biden’s presidential transition team show that he intends to cancel the … Read more

Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

WASHINGTON — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. The legislation puts Biden on … Read more

One dose is delayed — but where are Canada’s other COVID-19 vaccines?

Anticipated delays for the next month to shipments of doses from Pfizer/BioNTech — one of the two COVID-19 vaccines currently approved for use in Canada — are upending vaccination programs from coast to coast. The delays, reportedly the result of production issues in Belgium, highlight the logistical challenges that lie ahead as a global vaccination … Read more

Jennifer Lopez’s JLo Beauty brand teases plans to expand into global markets by this summer

Jennifer Lopez’s JLo Beauty brand teases plans to expand into global markets by this summer By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com Published: 01:25 GMT, 19 January 2021 | Updated: 01:26 GMT, 19 January 2021 Jennifer Lopez rang in the new year by launching her new beauty brand JLo Beauty on New Year’s Day, and they already … Read more

Despite outcry from residents and city, province starts demolition at Eastern Ave. heritage site

A company has begun demolition of the provincially-owned Dominion Wheel and Foundries Company site on Eastern Avenue in Toronto despite a request by city officials to delay and consider protecting the historic site. “Without even a development application, we have a provincial government, under a global pandemic, rushing to demolish these buildings over the widespread … Read more

Man accused of attacking, threatening co-accused following major fentanyl bust in Guelph: police

Guelph police say a suspect in a major fentanyl bust is facing even more charges after he allegedly threatened and then attacked his co-accused. The two were arrested last summer in connection to one of the biggest fentanyl seizures in the history of Guelph police. Read more: Guelph police find $30,000 worth of fentanyl while … Read more

Tory leader Erin O’Toole says he’ll boot Derek Sloan over donation from white supremacist

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com By Star Staff Mon., Jan. 18, 2021 updateArticle was updated 34 mins ago Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will not allow former rival Derek … Read more

Alberta pauses future coal lease sales in Rocky Mountains, cancels 11 recent leases

Alberta’s energy minister says the province will cancel 11 recently issued coal leases and pause future lease sales that would have allowed open-pit coal mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Sonya Savage said the province had listened to public concerns in recent days about its decision to rescind the decades-old policy. “I want to be absolutely … Read more

O’Toole seeks to boot Ontario MP Sloan from Tory caucus as battle looms over platform

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says he wants Ontario MP Derek Sloan kicked out of the party caucus over a donation to his leadership campaign from a white supremacist. In a statement Monday evening, O’Toole said accepting the contribution is “far worse than a gross error of judgment or failure of due diligence” by … Read more

Nova Scotia organ donor families and recipients applaud new ‘presumed consent’ law – Halifax

As of Monday, all Nova Scotians above the age of 19 are presumed to have consented to donate their organs, unless they choose to opt out. The change in law is aimed at increasing the number of donors. There are currently between 150 and 200 people waiting for an organ transplant in the province, but … Read more

O’Toole ‘outraged’ by report of MP Derek Sloan receiving donation from white nationalist

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is looking into a donation to the failed leadership campaign of MP Derek Sloan that may have come from a self-described white nationalist. Frederick P. Fromm donated $131 to the Conservative Party of Canada in August 2020, while the party was in the midst of its leadership race, according to Elections Canada records. … Read more

Tory vows to dig into building masking complaints

Article content Mayor John Tory has directed city officials to target problem buildings in response to complaints that residents are not wearing masks in common areas of condos or apartments. The city’s 311 service has received 1,950 complaints about residents forgoing face coverings in lobbies, elevators and laundry rooms since Toronto’s mandatory masking bylaw took … Read more

Canada has tens of millions of COVID-19 rapid tests. Why aren’t we using them?

Where are the COVID-19 rapid tests? It’s a question that was repeatedly raised by health professionals and opposition politicians in the fall, as the country headed into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government has since procured about 38 million rapid tests, with about 14 million of them so far distributed across … Read more

Story of WWII vet rescued by Newfoundlanders recounted on Twitter: ‘He thought of us like family’

TORONTO — Thanks to a Twitter thread, Canadians are remembering the life of the late U.S. Second World War veteran Lanier Phillips, who had a special connection to Canada after being saved by Newfoundlanders more than 80 years ago. He was the sole Black survivor of USS Truxtun, a U.S. Navy ship that crashed off … Read more

City of Calgary not consulted on change to provincial coal policy – Calgary

Amid a rising public furor over an unannounced change in Alberta’s coal policy allowing the expansion of mining in the Rocky Mountains, Calgary city council is going to consider future actions. Critics of two possible coal mines in southern Alberta say the resource extraction could introduce high levels of selenium into rivers and waterways. Read … Read more

AGAR: What are lockdown protesters really trying to achieve?

Article content continued It is understandable that ordinary citizens angered by the damaging economic and mental health consequences of a lockdown to lash out, thinking their presence will make a difference. They see leftists seemingly having an impact on authorities when they protest, sometimes violently. But the difference is that politicians are either in agreement, … Read more

How sea shanties can help you weather the pandemic

Frankline Ozowulu made it back to his family home in Houston, Texas, recently with a song stuck in his head. It was the same song that many who’d spent a bit too much time online were listening to and joining in with: the 19th century sea shanty, alternatively referred to as Soon May The Wellerman Come, The Wellerman or just Wellerman.  … Read more

Canadian inventor builds propeller backpack to skate on frozen river

You might’ve started baking bread during the pandemic, but one Canadian used the lockdown to invent propeller-powered ice skates.  With the device strapped to his back, Brydon Gibson can coast across the iced-over Ottawa River at speeds of up to 25 mph. The gas-powered contraption is powered by a weed whacker engine, but has few … Read more

Donald Trump’s parting gift to Joe Biden: a presidential inauguration like no other. Here’s what you need to know

WASHINGTON—On the side of the Pennsylvania Building, on 13th Street near Freedom Plaza in Washington, they’ve hung out the banners: “WELCOME MR. PRESIDENT! WELCOME MADAM VICE-PRESIDENT!” Some welcome this turns out to be. I guess you could call it a 25,000-gun salute — but a version in which the guns are silent, and everyone’s praying … Read more

7-day average of new coronavirus infections below 300 as Saskatchewan adds 4 deaths

Four more people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, bringing Saskatchewan’s total up to 219. Two of the recently deceased were in their 70s and reported in the far north west and Saskatoon zones, according to a press release. Another was in the 80-plus age group in the far north east while the fourth person was in … Read more

Canada’s spy-catching system caused delay, anxiety in Delisle case: former FBI official

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s former head of counter-intelligence says it fell to him to tell the RCMP about a spy in the Canadian navy, even though the Canadian Security Intelligence Service was already well aware of Jeffrey Delisle’s sale of sensitive secrets to the Russians. In a newly published book, Frank Figliuzzi casts … Read more

FBI investigating whether computer stolen from Pelosi’s office could be linked to Russian intelligence

U.S. federal authorities are looking for a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. However, the FBI said in an arrest warrant Sunday, that Riley June Williams has been charged with illegally entering the Capitol … Read more

Six Nations entrepreneur Ken Hill dies in Florida

Ken Hill, a prominent businessman from Six Nations of the Grand River and co-owner of the Grand River Enterprises (GRE) cigarette company, has died in Miami, Fla. Steve Williams, president of GRE, told CBC News he learned of Hill’s death through family this morning. “They’ve gone down to make arrangements and bring him back,” he said on Monday afternoon. Williams said … Read more

Biden, Harris commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day as inauguration preparations continue

Two days out from the inauguration, U.S. president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris joined Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects on Monday as a militarized and jittery Washington, D.C., prepared for a swearing-in that will play out under extraordinary security. Biden and his wife, Jill, joined an assembly line in the parking lot of Philabundance, … Read more

Kenney urges Biden to ‘show respect for Canada’ and sit down to talk before cancelling Keystone XL

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wants U.S. president-elect Joe Biden to give the Canadian government a chance to make the case for building the Keystone XL pipeline. Kenney will seek legal damages if reports are true that Biden plans to scrap the pipeline expansion project on his first day as U.S. president, the premier said Monday. … Read more

Kenney asks Biden to ‘show Canada the respect’ and hear case for Keystone XL

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging United States President-elect Joe Biden to reconsider his reported decision to block the Keystone XL pipeline extension when he takes office on Wednesday. On Sunday, CTV News reported Biden planned to sign an executive order to scrap the US$8 billion-cross-border pipeline that would transport 830,000 barrels of … Read more

U.S. coronavirus death toll nears 400,000 as officials try to curtail new variants – National

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold. As Americans observed a national holiday Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pleaded with federal authorities to curtail travel from countries where new variants … Read more

Parole hearing for drunk driver Marco Muzzo scheduled for next month

TORONTO — Another parole hearing for convicted drunk driver Marco Muzzo is scheduled for next month. Three months ago, Muzzo, who was responsible for a 2015 Vaughan, Ont. crash that claimed the lives of three young children and their grandfather, was granted six more months of day parole. Muzzo was first granted day parole in … Read more

Patient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for psychotherapy with ‘magic mushrooms’

As the first terminally ill cancer patient in Canada to legally use so-called magic mushrooms to treat anxiety, Thomas Hartle is hopeful that more temporary approvals from the federal government signal a permanent regulatory regime may be in the works. Hartle, 53, received a one-year exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act last August to use … Read more

Toronto to see up to 80 per cent drop in vaccine deliveries due to production slowdown, public health chief warns

At current rates of infection in Toronto, the number of COVID-19 patients could swamp ICU capacity before the end of January, the city’s medical officer of health warned Monday. Speaking at a board of health meeting, Dr. Eileen de Villa said Toronto has topped 75,000 cases since the epidemic began. The reproductive rate is currently … Read more

Monaco says F1 grand prix will go ahead this year

Article content continued The Historic Grand Prix for classic F1 cars was also confirmed for April 23-25 and the all-electric Formula E race on May 8. The opening round of the world rally championship, the Monte Carlo Rally, starts on Thursday and ends in the Mediterranean principality on Sunday. Formula One’s 2020 season was postponed … Read more

Canada wilderness: 12 incredible pictures of its mountainous landscape

Robin Williams described Canada as ‘like a loft apartment over a really great party’. Well, as these 12 mesmerising images show, the partygoers are missing out.    They were taken by amateur photographer James Cliburn, from Vancouver, who has spent the past five years exploring his country’s wild terrain, camera in hand. And he’s done a … Read more