A woman has died in hospital after a house fire in south Etobicoke Tuesday night. Paramedics responded to a call on Eighth Street, south of Lakeshore Avenue shortly after 6 p.m., deputy commander Steve Henderson said. The woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died in hospital. Get more of today's top stories in your inbox Sign up for the Star's Morning Headlines newsletter for a briefing of the day's big news. Sign Up Now
November 13, 2019 11:07 UTC
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favour of a bill to legalize euthanasia, a watershed moment that ended a contentious two-year debate. But the final decision will rest with voters, who will need to approve the bill in a referendum next year for it to go into effect. The referendum will take place at the same time as another referendum to legalize recreational marijuana and the general election. Among those countries to have legalized euthanasia or medically assisted suicide are Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Eight U.S. states and Washington D.C. have also legalized medically assisted suicide.
November 13, 2019 09:12 UTC
And then that feeling of everything finally going right went wrong on one telling first-period sequence. The Canucks centre pulled up on the forecheck and doubled over in discomfort and it looked like another core-related issue. 🚨 pic.twitter.com/vjAYPBFb0q — Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) November 13, 2019“He’s going to play if he’s not hurt and he has to be hurt if he steps off the ice,” said Horvat. “We’ve got a close team and they’re feeling for him and I’m proud how he handled it.”🔥 28 saves and counting for Demko 🔥 pic.twitter.com/h9gOGnryTz — Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) November 13, 2019And then there was Sunday afternoon. And he’s going to play.
November 13, 2019 07:39 UTC
TUCSON, Ariz. - A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harbouring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second trial of Scott Warren, just before opening statements began. The trial has garnered international attention, and Warren’s supporters say humanitarian aid work is increasingly under attack. The group leaves water jugs in the desert, searches for injured or dead migrants and has a camp near the border where members aid people. Warren, from the small town of Ajo about 40 miles (65 kilometres) from the border, faces two felony counts of harbouring.
November 13, 2019 07:08 UTC
The reigning rookie of the year led the way for the Canucks on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena, as the home team swept away the visiting Nashville Predators 5-3. The Canucks got two goals from Pettersson, two from Tanner Pearson and one from Adam Gaudette, while the Predators’ goals were scored by Calle Jarnkrok and a pair from Filip Forsberg. Sometimes it’s just about puck luck too, as evidenced by Pettersson’s second goal, which stood up to be the game-winner. His teammates hadn’t had much shooting luck either: the Canucks were shooting just 2.6 per cent with him on the ice. It was a nice one too, as he skated into the Predators’ zone with speed on a power play.
November 13, 2019 06:00 UTC
Less grit from the home team should suit the Leafs after being bumped hard the past few nights. Zach is backThe bad news on Marner last week is mitigated by Zach Hyman returning from spring knee surgery. The Leafs waited a long time for this re-launch to make sure their most diligent forechecker is 100%. But it’s how they’re doing it, averaging a league-low 27.6 shots a game, with their goals-against average of just over 2.00. Admiral NelsonThe departure of John Tavares opened the door for playing time for Brock Nelson, and he has never looked back.
November 13, 2019 04:48 UTC
The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. recently bought Montana’s largest coal mine and two mines in Wyoming at auction after Cloud Peak Energy declared bankruptcy. The mines can keep operating for now because more than $370 million in reclamation bonds posted by Cloud Peak remain in place, state officials said. Tribal President Jonathan Nez said he cancelled agreements the energy company might have relied on to seek the Navajo Nation’s financial backing for the bonds. The tribal energy company was created in 2013 to buy a coal mine in New Mexico on the reservation. “They can operate like this as long as they like, because Cloud Peak has the permit,” said Keith Guille with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.
November 13, 2019 04:06 UTC
The city’s chief medical officer has issued an extreme cold weather alert as temperatures are expected to drop significantly Tuesday night. According to Environment Canada, temperatures should drop to -17 C with windchill late Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning. Typically, the city issues an extreme weather alert when Environment and Climate Change Canada forecast a temperature of -15 C or colder, or a windchill of -20 C or colder. “Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes and, in severe cases, can lead to amputation when deeper tissues freeze,” the city warned in a statement.
November 13, 2019 04:06 UTC
Mitch Marner hopes to have the walking boot he is wearing on his right foot removed on Friday. The Leafs winger was in recovery mode Tuesday, beginning what could be a four-week rehab of the high-ankle sprain he suffered during Saturday’s game against the Flyers. He was thinking it might be much worse after appearing to step on the stick of Flyers winger Carsen Twarynski. “When I fell, I felt a snap in my ankle,” Marner said Tuesday. YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN...“Hutch is a good man, a good person, we just didn’t play well enough,” Babcock said.
November 13, 2019 04:02 UTC
“We got beat by four goals so we’re not (going to) brag that we dominated the game,” Jets head coach Paul Maurice said. I thought the bulk of our game was really good tonight. Meanwhile, former Winnipeg Blues and University of Manitoba Bisons goalie Byron Spriggs rushed down from the press box to dress as the emergency goalie. So, too, does the goal the Jets scored eight seconds later to tie the game, one they’d eventually go on to win. “He’s a guy that’s kept us in a lot of games and has played some pretty amazing games,” Ehlers said.
November 13, 2019 03:55 UTC
Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday in a private workout arranged by the league to be held in Atlanta. The exiled former Pro Bowl quarterback posted on Twitter: “I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.”The NFL hasn’t confirmed Kaepernick’s workout details. He helped start a wave of protests about social and racial injustice that season by kneeling during the national anthem at games. The NFL in February settled a collusion grievance Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid filed against the league.
November 13, 2019 03:51 UTC
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is beefing up patrols by civilian militias across the nation as political rivals call for mass demonstrations against him. Maduro in a national broadcast Tuesday ordered the nation’s 3.2 million militia members to patrol Venezuela’s streets. The heightened patrols overlap with a Saturday protest called by opposition lawmaker Juan Guaidó, who has led a nearly year-long campaign to oust Maduro with backing from the U.S. and 50 other nations. However, a wave of political unrest has struck several Latin American nations, and Bolivian socialist leader Evo Morales abruptly resigned Sunday. Maduro says the same “imperialist” forces that undermined Bolivia’s president seek to oust him.
November 13, 2019 03:42 UTC
- Police say they have identified and charged a suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a man outside a Popeyes restaurant in Maryland. The Prince George’s County Police Department said in news release Tuesday that 30-year-old Ricoh McClain is wanted on murder charges in the death of 28-year-old Kevin Tyrell Davis. Police Chief Hank Stawinski has said only 15 seconds elapsed from when the Nov. 4 altercation started to when it ended with the stabbing. Stawinski said Davis had been “methodically” cutting the line for the rereleased chicken sandwiches for 15 minutes before McClain confronted him. McClain is considered armed and dangerous and police say to call 911 if he’s seen.
November 13, 2019 03:42 UTC
Zach Hyman said the worst part came in the days immediately after the surgery, now six and a half months in the rear view. Not coincidentally, the Leafs as a whole came into Wednesday on 95-point pace, on track for their worst season in three years. Hopping aboard a proverbial moving train rarely proves easy, even if Hyman has been practising with the team for weeks. But Hyman, if he’s aware of those sobering stats, points to a more inspiring story. It was only a handful of years ago that NFL running back Adrian Peterson was named league MVP about nine months removed from ACL surgery.
November 13, 2019 03:13 UTC
21 Musketeers lost a 15-point lead but recovered to beat the Missouri Tigers 63-58 in overtime Tuesday. Scruggs scored four points in overtime, and his basket on a goaltending call gave the Musketeers a 60-53 lead. Missouri shot 33.3 percent from the floor and Xavier shot 32.8. Missouri, which trailed 27-12 in the first half, used a 14-0 run to take a 38-34 lead with 12:32 remaining. He had 23 points and 10 rebounds in the Tigers’ home victory against Xavier last season.
November 13, 2019 02:54 UTC