National Newswatch

Late-night talk show hosts take jabs at Trudeau amid brownface scandal

Sep 20 2019 — — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau got the wrong kind of international attention Thursday as late-night talk show hosts south of the border took jabs at him for dressing in brown- and blackface when he was younger. As part of his opening segment, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah said the reason Trudeau has been popular in […]

Tanya Talaga, Alicia Elliott among all-female Writers’ Trust non-fiction finalists

Sep 17 2019 — The Canadian Press — Toronto journalist Tanya Talaga and Indigenous writer Alicia Elliott are among the nominees for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.  Organizers say it's the first time all the finalists shortlisted for the prize are women. Talaga received a nod for "All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward," published by House of Anansi Press. Based on her 2018 CBC Massey Lecture, […]

Toronto Mayor John Tory calls Monday “Bianca Andreescu Day”

Sep 16 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The honours just keep rolling in for Bianca Andreescu. One day after her hometown of Mississauga, Ont., staged a #SheTheNorth rally for the 2019 U.S. Open women's singles champion, neighbouring Toronto proclaimed Monday as "Bianca Andreescu Day." "To congratulate her on her amazing accomplishments at the #USOpen, and to thank her for being […]

Ric Ocasek, front man and songwriter of the new wave band The Cars, dies at 75

Sep 15 2019 — — Ric Ocasek, a co-founder and lead singer of the new wave band The Cars, was found dead in New York City on Sunday, authorities said. Ocasek was 75. The New York Police Department said his body was found in a Manhattan townhouse on Sunday afternoon. Ocasek, who was unconscious and unresponsive, was pronounced dead at […]

U.S. casino sues Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900K

Sep 14 2019 — — A casino in Connecticut is suing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900,000, saying he tried and failed to pay them with bank drafts over a winter weekend in 2017. The lawsuit was filed by the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn., roughly halfway between Boston and New York City, on July 9 of […]

Former F1 champ Schumacher treated in secrecy in Paris hospital: report

Sep 10 2019 — — Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has been admitted under great secrecy to a Paris hospital to be treated Tuesday with a cutting-edge stem-cell therapy, according to a French newspaper. The Paris hospitals authority, citing France’s strict medical privacy rules, said it could not comment on the report in Le Parisien that Schumacher was […]

Rod Coneybeare, former CBC host and Friendly Giant puppeteer, dead at 89

Sep 9 2019 — — Rod Coneybeare, who enjoyed a three-decade run at the CBC hosting, producing and appearing on a variety of shows, including voicing the beloved characters Rusty and Jerome from The Friendly Giant, has died. Coneybeare, according to an obituary from his family that appeared in the Toronto Star, died in Lindsay, Ont., at the age of […]

Bianca Andreescu rises to 5th in world tennis rankings after U.S. Open win

Sep 9 2019 — — Bianca Andreescu, Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, has climbed 10 spots in the women’s tennis rankings to a career-high world No. 5 following her U.S. Open victory over American veteran Serena Williams on Saturday. Andreescu converted on her third championship point of the match, breaking the 23-time Grand Slam champion with a forehand return […]

Bianca Andreescu wins U.S. Open, becomes 1st Canadian to claim a Grand Slam title

Sep 6 2019 — — Bianca Andreescu is the U.S. Open champion. The Mississauga, Ont., native downed tennis great Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to become the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam singles title. After pumping her fists and congratulating Williams on a well-played match, Andreescu lay on the court, covering her face as she processed […]