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thestar.com | The Star | Canada's largest daily

thestar.com is Canada's largest online news site. From national coverage and issues to local headlines and stories across the country, the Star is your home for Canadian news and perspectives. Stay current with sports, business, entertainment stories and more at thestar.com.


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Meta tags optimization

Title thestar.com | The Star | Canada's largest daily
Titles are critical to giving users a quick insight into the content of a result and why it’s relevant to their query. It's often the primary piece of information used to decide which result to click on, so it's important to use high-quality titles on your web pages.

Here are a few tips for managing your titles:
  • Make sure every page on your site has a title specified in the <title> tag. If you’ve got a large site and are concerned you may have forgotten a title somewhere, you may also check the HTML suggestions page in Search Console lists missing or potentially problematic <title> tags on your site.
  • Page titles should be descriptive and concise. Avoid vague descriptors like "Home" for your home page, or "Profile" for a specific person's profile. Also avoid unnecessarily long or verbose titles, which are likely to get truncated when they show up in the search results.
  • Avoid keyword stuffing. It's sometimes helpful to have a few descriptive terms in the title, but there’s no reason to have the same words or phrases appear multiple times. A title like "Foobar, foo bar, foobars, foo bars" doesn't help the user, and this kind of keyword stuffing can make your results look spammy to Google and to users.
  • Avoid repeated or boilerplate titles. It’s important to have distinct, descriptive titles for each page on your site. Titling every page on a commerce site "Cheap products for sale", for example, makes it impossible for users to distinguish one page differs another. Long titles that vary by only a single piece of information ("boilerplate" titles) are also bad; for example, a standardized title like "<band name> - See videos, lyrics, posters, albums, reviews and concerts" contains a lot of uninformative text. One solution is to dynamically update the title to better reflect the actual content of the page: for example, include the words "video", "lyrics", etc., only if that particular page contains video or lyrics. Another option is to just use " " as a concise title and use the meta description (see below) to describe your site's content.
  • Brand your titles, but concisely. The title of your site’s home page is a reasonable place to include some additional information about your site—for instance, "ExampleSocialSite, a place for people to meet and mingle." But displaying that text in the title of every single page on your site hurts readability and will look particularly repetitive if several pages from your site are returned for the same query. In this case, consider including just your site name at the beginning or end of each page title, separated from the rest of the title with a delimiter such as a hyphen, colon, or pipe, like this:

    <title>ExampleSocialSite: Sign up for a new account.</title>

  • Be careful about disallowing search engines from crawling your pages. Using the robots.txt protocol on your site can stop Google from crawling your pages, but it may not always prevent them from being indexed. For example, Google may index your page if we discover it by following a link from someone else's site. To display it in search results, Google will need to display a title of some kind and because we won't have access to any of your page content, we will rely on off-page content such as anchor text from other sites. (To truly block a URL from being indexed, you can use meta tags.)
Title length 47 signs (Recomended: 35-65 signs)
Description thestar.com is Canada's largest online news site. From national coverage and issues to local headlines and stories across the country, the Star is your home for Canadian news and perspectives. Stay current with sports, business, entertainment stories and more at thestar.com.
The description attribute within the <meta> tag is a good way to provide a concise, human-readable summary of each page’s content. Google will sometimes use the meta description of a page in search results snippets, if we think it gives users a more accurate description than would be possible purely from the on-page content. Accurate meta descriptions can help improve your clickthrough; here are some guidelines for properly using the meta description.
  • Make sure that every page on your site has a meta description. The HTML suggestions page in Search Console lists pages where Google has detected missing or problematic meta descriptions.
  • Differentiate the descriptions for different pages. Identical or similar descriptions on every page of a site aren't helpful when individual pages appear in the web results. In these cases we're less likely to display the boilerplate text. Wherever possible, create descriptions that accurately describe the specific page. Use site-level descriptions on the main home page or other aggregation pages, and use page-level descriptions everywhere else. If you don't have time to create a description for every single page, try to prioritize your content: At the very least, create a description for the critical URLs like your home page and popular pages.
  • Include clearly tagged facts in the description. The meta description doesn't just have to be in sentence format; it's also a great place to include structured data about the page. For example, news or blog postings can list the author, date of publication, or byline information. This can give potential visitors very relevant information that might not be displayed in the snippet otherwise. Similarly, product pages might have the key bits of information—price, age, manufacturer—scattered throughout a page. A good meta description can bring all this data together.
  • Programmatically generate descriptions. For some sites, like news media sources, generating an accurate and unique description for each page is easy: since each article is hand-written, it takes minimal effort to also add a one-sentence description. For larger database-driven sites, like product aggregators, hand-written descriptions can be impossible. In the latter case, however, programmatic generation of the descriptions can be appropriate and are encouraged. Good descriptions are human-readable and diverse, as we talked about in the first point above. The page-specific data we mentioned in the second point is a good candidate for programmatic generation. Keep in mind that meta descriptions comprised of long strings of keywords don't give users a clear idea of the page's content, and are less likely to be displayed in place of a regular snippet.
  • Use quality descriptions. Finally, make sure your descriptions are truly descriptive. Because the meta descriptions aren't displayed in the pages the user sees, it's easy to let this content slide. But high-quality descriptions can be displayed in Google's search results, and can go a long way to improving the quality and quantity of your search traffic.
Description length 275 signs (Recomended: 70-320 signs)
Keywords none
H1 Top Stories
Count of H1 tags Count of H1 tags: 1
H1 length 11 signs (Recomended: 5-70 signs)
H1 equals Title H1 is not equals Title
Count all tags Heading tags
H2: 16 H3: 0 H4: 0 H5: 0 H6: 0
Content length signs 704891 (Recomended length: more than 15000 signs)
Content to code ratio Content to code ratio: 89% (Recomended ratio: more than 25%)
Count all external links
External Links: 33
Count all internal links
Internal Links: 112

Relevance of meta tags

Title relevancy The title of the page seems optimized. Title relevancy to page content is excellent. thestar.com | The Star | Canada's largest daily
Description relevancy The description of the page seems optimized. Description relevancy to page content is excellent. thestar.com is Canada's largest online news site. From national coverage and issues to local headlines and stories across the country, the Star is your home for Canadian news and perspectives. Stay current with sports, business, entertainment stories and more at thestar.com.
H1 relevancy The H1 tags of your page seems optimized. The H1 relevancy to page content is 100%. Count of H1 tags: 1
H2 relevancy The H2 tags of your page seems optimized. The H2 relevancy to page content is 100%. Count of H2 tags: 16
H3 relevancy The H3 tags of your page seems not optimized Count of H3 tags: 0
H4 relevancy The H4 tags of your page seems not optimized Count of H4 tags: 0
H5 relevancy (Use of this tag is optional) The H5 tag not found Count of H5 tags: 0
H6 relevancy (Use of this tag is optional) The H6 tag not found Count of H6 tags: 0

Indexation

<noindex> (Directive) Content in noindex tags not found
URL length 158 symbols. (Recomended url length limitation: 115 symbols)
Protocol redirect HTTP to HTTPS redirect not working
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is an internet communication protocol that protects the integrity and confidentiality of data between the user's computer and the site. Users expect a secure and private online experience when using a website. Google encourages you to adopt HTTPS in order to protect your users' connection to your website, regardless of the content on the site.

Data sent using HTTPS is secured via Transport Layer Security protocol (TLS), which provides three key layers of protection:
  • Encryption—encrypting the exchanged data to keep it secure from eavesdroppers. That means that while the user is browsing a website, nobody can "listen" to their conversations, track their activities across multiple pages, or steal their information.
  • Data integrity—data cannot be modified or corrupted during transfer, intentionally or otherwise, without being detected.
  • Authentication—proves that your users communicate with the intended website. It protects against man-in-the-middle attacks and builds user trust, which translates into other business benefits.


If you migrate your site from HTTP to HTTPS, Google treats this as a site move with a URL change. This can temporarily affect some of your traffic numbers.
Add the HTTPS property to Search Console; Search Console treats HTTP and HTTPS separately; data for these properties is not shared in Search Console. So if you have pages in both protocols, you must have a separate Search Console property for each one.
404 Page 404 - Correct response
Robots.txt ok
A robots.txt file is a file at the root of your site that indicates those parts of your site you don’t want accessed by search engine crawlers. The file uses the Robots Exclusion Standard, which is a protocol with a small set of commands that can be used to indicate access to your site by section and by specific kinds of web crawlers (such as mobile crawlers vs desktop crawlers).

The simplest robots.txt file uses two key words, User-agent and Disallow. User-agents are search engine robots (or web crawler software); most user-agents are listed in the Web Robots Database. Disallow is a command for the user-agent that tells it not to access a particular URL. On the other hand, to give Google access to a particular URL that is a child directory in a disallowed parent directory, then you can use a third key word, Allow.

Google uses several user-agents, such as Googlebot for Google Search and Googlebot-Image for Google Image Search. Most Google user-agents follow the rules you set up for Googlebot, but you can override this option and make specific rules for only certain Google user-agents as well.

The syntax for using the keywords is as follows:

User-agent: [the name of the robot the following rule applies to]

Disallow: [the URL path you want to block] Allow: [the URL path in of a subdirectory, within a blocked parent directory, that you want to unblock]

These two lines are together considered a single entry in the file, where the Disallow rule only applies to the user-agent(s) specified above it. You can include as many entries as you want, and multiple Disallow lines can apply to multiple user-agents, all in one entry. You can set the User-agent command to apply to all web crawlers by listing an asterisk (*) as in the example below:

User-agent: *

You must apply the following saving conventions so that Googlebot and other web crawlers can find and identify your robots.txt file:
  • You must save your robots.txt code as a text file,
  • You must place the file in the highest-level directory of your site (or the root of your domain), and
  • The robots.txt file must be named robots.txt

As an example, a robots.txt file saved at the root of example.com, at the URL address http://www. example.com/robots.txt, can be discovered by web crawlers, but a robots.txt file at http://www. example.com/not_root/robots.txt cannot be found by any web crawler.
SiteMap.xml ok
A sitemap is a file where you can list the web pages of your site to tell Google and other search engines about the organization of your site content. Search engine web crawlers like Googlebot read this file to more intelligently crawl your site.

Also, your sitemap can provide valuable metadata associated with the pages you list in that sitemap: Metadata is information about a webpage, such as when the page was last updated, how often the page is changed, and the importance of the page relative to other URLs in the site.

You can use a sitemap to provide Google with metadata about specific types of content on your pages, including video and image content. For example, you can give Google the information about video and image content:

A sitemap video entry can specify the video running time, category, and age appropriateness rating.
A sitemap image entry can include the image subject matter, type, and license.

Build and submit a sitemap:
  • Decide which pages on your site should be crawled by Google, and determine the canonical version of each page.
  • Decide which sitemap format you want to use. You can create your sitemap manually or choose from a number of third-party tools to generate your sitemap for you.
  • Test your sitemap using the Search Console Sitemaps testing tool.
  • Make your sitemap available to Google by adding it to your robots.txt file and submitting it to Search Console.

Alexa rank

Alexa global rank 5235 thestar.com Statistics updated daily: Analysis date: Saturday 23rd 2019 February

Virus check

Viruses and malware none Detection ratio: 0 / 66 Analysis date: Saturday 23rd 2019 February

Domain information

Domain register date 1995-11-07 05:00:00.000000
Registry expire date 2021-11-06 04:00:00.000000
Info

IP information

IP 192.206.150.106
Country Canada
IP city Toronto
ISP Toronto Star
Organization Toronto Star
Blacklist none

Images

Images without description
Title Alt URL
none none https://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=3005674&cv=2.0&cj=1
none none https://analytics.twitter.com/i/adsct?txn_id=nuz9l&p_id=Twitter&tw_sale_amount=0&tw_order_quantity=0
none none //t.co/i/adsct?txn_id=nuz9l&p_id=Twitter&tw_sale_amount=0&tw_order_quantity=0
none none
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none Anonymous Canadian Oscar voters get their dukes up over Best Picture (especially Green Book) but agree A Star Is Born sucks /assets/img/star-chevron-4x3.png
none Netflix plans to set up shop in which Toronto neighbourhood? Take the Star News Quiz /assets/img/star-chevron-4x3.png
none The Wall Street Journal | First Tesla Model 3s zoom into China, outracing tariff threat /assets/img/star-chevron-4x3.png
none none https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/static_images/subscription/Digital_Access_CTA_1086x100-a.png
none none https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/static_images/wsj/wsj_10percent_1086x100.svg
The alt attribute is used to describe the contents of an image file.

It provides Google with useful information about the subject matter of the image. Google uses this information to help determine the best image to return for a user's query. Many people-for example, users with visual impairments, or people using screen readers or who have low-bandwidth connections-may not be able to see images on web pages. Descriptive alt text provides these users with important information.

Not so good:
<img src="puppy.jpg" alt=""/>

Better:
<img src="puppy.jpg" alt="puppy"/>

Best:
<img src="puppy.jpg" alt="Dalmatian puppy playing fetch">

To be avoided:
<img src="puppy.jpg" alt="puppy dog baby dog pup pups puppies doggies pups litter puppies dog retriever labrador wolfhound setter pointer puppy jack russell terrier puppies dog food cheap dogfood puppy food"/>

Filling alt attributes with keywords ("keyword stuffing") results in a negative user experience, and may cause your site to be perceived as spam. Instead, focus on creating useful, information-rich content that uses keywords appropriately and in context.

Links

External Links

Qty Anchors URL
1 SNC-Lavalin Scandal https://www.thestar.com/politics/pmo-scandal.html
1 https://www.thestar.com/subscribe?utm_source=thestar&utm_medium=CMS&utm_campaign=subscription&utm_campaign_id=onlynews
1 GTA https://www.thestar.com/news/gta.html
1 Politics https://www.thestar.com/politics.html
1 World https://www.thestar.com/news/world.html
1 https://www.thestar.com/about/digital-access/promo-14.html?utm_source=thestar&utm_medium=CMS&utm_campaign=wsj_sub&utm_campaign_id=wsjsection011619
1 Canada https://www.thestar.com/news/canada.html
1 Opinion https://www.thestar.com/opinion.html
1 Cannabis https://www.thestar.com/cannabis.html
1 Sports https://www.thestar.com/sports.html
1 Real Estate https://www.thestar.com/business/real_estate.html
1 Star Investigations https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations.html
1 Fashion and Beauty https://www.thestar.com/life/fashion_style.html
1 Diversions https://diversions.thestar.com/
1 Wheels.ca http://www.wheels.ca/
1 Classifieds http://www.starclassifieds.com/marketplace/
1 Death Notices http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/
1 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/torontostar
1 Twitter https://twitter.com/torontostar
1 YouTube https://www.youtube.com/TorontoStar
1 Google+ https://plus.google.com/+torontostar
1 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thetorontostar/
1 HomeFinder.ca https://www.homefinder.ca/
1 StarAuctions http://www.starauctions.ca/
1 Insurance Hotline https://www.insurancehotline.com
1 Kanetix https://www.kanetix.ca/
1 CanadaStays https://www.canadastays.com/
1 Manage Home Delivery Subscription https://toriservices.dticloud.com/cgi-bin/cmo_cmo.sh/custservice/web/login.html?SiteID=TS
1 Star Advisers https://www.thestaradvisers.com/join
1 Star ePaper Edition http://torontostar.pressreader.com/
1 Classroom Connection http://www.classroomconnection.ca
1 Toronto Star Archives http://pagesofthepast.ca/
1 Privacy Policy http://notices.torstar.com/privacy-policy/index.html

Internal Links

Qty Anchors URL
2 Subscribe now for complete, progressive coverage of local, national and global news. Subscribe to The Star http://thestar.com/subscribe
1 Manage Profile http://thestar.com/edit-profile.html?screenToRender=editProfile
2 Subscriptions Manage Star Subscription http://thestar.com/subscriptions-orders
2 Billing Information Home http://thestar.com/
2 As tech giants grow ever more powerful, Canada and others are under pressure to actAs the world’s biggest tech companies grow ever more massive and influential, there is a pressing need for the government to address the public’s concerns on issues such as privacy and taxation, without stifling innovation or turning away economic benefits. http://thestar.com/news/canada/2019/02/23/as-tech-giants-grow-ever-more-powerful-canada-and-others-are-under-pressure-to-act.html
2 Sidewalks turn into an urban obstacle course for parents with strollersIce and snow have created treacherous conditions that make taking baby for a walk in some Toronto neighbourhoods feel like “pushing a bobsled.” http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/23/sidewalks-turn-into-an-urban-obstacle-course-for-parents-with-strollers.html
2 Questions swirl around therapy at centre of Ontario’s autism changesWhile parents of kids with autism have dominated the debate, adults with the disorder also want to be heard. http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/23/questions-swirl-around-therapy-at-centre-of-ontarios-autism-changes.html
2 Erin Davis’s daughter died tragically in 2015. Now the former CHFI host is the one giving comfort to longtime listenersDavis and her listeners have long shared the details of each other’s lives. That compelled her to share her story, in a new book about mourning, though it was far from cathartic http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/22/erin-daviss-daughter-died-tragically-in-2015-now-the-former-chfi-host-is-the-one-giving-comfort-to-longtime-listeners.html
2 Here’s how your fellow commuters ride the TTC without payingA little dishonesty will take you a long way on Toronto’s subways, streetcars and buses, a report by the city’s auditor general has found. http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/22/heres-how-your-fellow-commuters-ride-the-ttc-without-paying.html
2 Star Halifax | People gather for funeral of seven children killed in Halifax fire http://thestar.com/halifax/2019/02/23/funeral-today-for-seven-children-killed-in-halifax-fire.html
2 Pioneering Toronto transgender singer Jackie Shane inspired people to ‘live their authentic lives’ http://thestar.com/entertainment/music/2019/02/22/pioneering-toronto-transgender-singer-jackie-shane-dead-at-78.html
2 Anonymous Canadian Oscar voters get their dukes up over Best Picture (especially Green Book) but agree A Star Is Born sucks http://thestar.com/entertainment/oscars/2019/02/23/anonymous-canadian-oscar-voters-get-their-dukes-up-over-best-picture-especially-green-book-but-agreea-star-is-born-sucks.html
2 Netflix plans to set up shop in which Toronto neighbourhood? Take the Star News Quiz http://thestar.com/quiz/2019/02/22/star-news-quiz-feb-22-2019.html
2 The Wall Street Journal | First Tesla Model 3s zoom into China, outracing tariff threat http://thestar.com/wsj/business/2019/02/22/first-tesla-model-3s-zoom-into-china-outracing-tariff-threat.html
2 Chantal Hébert: Has Trudeau begun to put the SNC-Lavalin scandal behind him?It’s been a crazy week in Ottawa and the damage reports are starting to roll in, Chantal Hébert writes. http://thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/02/22/has-trudeau-begun-to-put-the-snc-lavalin-scandal-behind-him.html
2 Trudeau’s top aides discussed SNC-Lavalin file with Wilson-Raybould’s chief of staffThe PMO confirmed Friday that Katie Telford and Gerald Butts met with Jody Wilson-Raybould’s chief of staff about SNC-Lavalin in December — a conversation that may be flagged as a “concern” in Wilson-Raybould’s testimony next week, the country’s top bureaucrat said. http://thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/02/22/trudeau-urges-canadians-to-heed-privy-council-clerks-version-of-snc-lavalin-events.html
2 SNC focusing on trial as CEO says ‘We’ve had enough’The Canadian builder at the heart of a political scandal that has reached into the prime minister’s office has given up on settling corruption charges and is now focusing on preparation for a trial. http://thestar.com/business/2019/02/22/snc-cuts-dividend-for-first-time-since-1992-in-push-to-pare-debt.html
4 SIGN UP SIGN UP Manage newsletters Newsletters http://thestar.com/emails.html
2 Province calls for probe into alleged misconduct by senior Durham police officersThe community safety minister referred the allegations to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, which has started a preliminary review. The Star has learned that multiple Durham police employees filed complaints to the ministry concerning the conduct of police brass. http://thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/02/22/province-calls-for-probe-into-alleged-misconduct-by-senior-durham-police-officers.html
2 ‘Damaging’ winds and possible power outages expected SundayEnvironment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of wind gusts up to 110 km/h. With snow also forecasted, they’re warning that the city might be in “near whiteout” condition. http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/23/damaging-winds-and-possible-power-outages-expected-sunday.html
3 Google’s Sidewalk Labs plans massive expansion to waterfront visionTo finance its expanded vision for Toronto’s waterfront, Google’s Sidewalk Labs wants a share of the property taxes, development fees and increased value of city land that would normally go to the city, the Star has learned. Google’s Sidewalk Labs plans massive expansion to waterfront visionTo finance its expanded vision for Toronto’s waterfront, Google’s Sidewalk Labs wants a share of the property taxes, development fees and increased value of city land that would normally go to the city, the Star has learned. http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/14/googles-sidewalk-labs-plans-massive-expansion-to-waterfront-vision.html
1 What’s changing in Ford’s new police oversight law — and why it mattersThe Star breaks down five key issues in the Doug Ford government’s proposed policing legislation. http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/22/whats-changing-in-fords-new-police-oversight-law-and-why-it-matters.html
1 Large black oak in Etobicoke like an old — very old — friend for coupleRoss Marsden estimates the tree at the edge of his Etobicoke property is about 200 years old and nearly 1.5 metres in diameter. http://thestar.com/news/gta/trees/2019/02/23/large-black-oak-in-etobicoke-like-an-old-very-old-friend-for-this-couple.html
1 Mother charged after Kitchener toddler dies of suspected fentanyl overdoseThe unproven allegation is part of a court document to support a charge of criminal negligence causing death laid against Nicole Eidt, 27. http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/22/mother-charged-after-kitchener-toddler-dies-of-suspected-fentanyl-overdose.html
1 Barrie teen facing murder charge to remain in custodyA 14-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in the death of another teen will remain in custody following a court appearance Friday. http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/22/barrie-teen-facing-murder-charge-to-remain-in-custody.html
1 Disabled parking spots shouldn’t be dumping grounds for snowIt appears that snow is being plowed into disabled parking spaces at Toronto Botanical Gardens, writes Jack Lakey. http://thestar.com/yourtoronto/the_fixer/2019/02/22/disabled-parking-spots-shouldnt-be-dumping-grounds-for-snow.html
2 Patrick Brown and his publisher signal intent to fight $8 million lawsuit from finance ministerBrampton’s mayor and Optimum Publishing have said they will fight an $8 million defamation lawsuit from Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli. http://thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/02/22/patrick-brown-and-his-publisher-signal-intent-to-fight-8-million-lawsuit-from-finance-minister.html
2 Autism changes will spark ‘crisis’ parents warn Ford governmentMeanwhile, Premier Doug Ford suspends MPP Randy Hillier for “disrespectful” remarks to families in the legislature after emotional debate over provincial funding of autism therapy programs. http://thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/02/20/our-children-deserve-better-than-this-ford-governments-autism-overhaul-will-not-fix-problems-says-ndp-mpp.html
2 $140K-a-year EQAO job for failed PC candidate sparks criticismRole of chairing agency that administers standardized testing was previously a part-time post. http://thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/02/19/140k-a-year-eqao-job-for-failed-pc-candidate-sparks-criticism.html
1 Martin Regg Cohn: As Ontario’s attorney general, it’s time for Caroline Mulroney to fight for what she believes inMulroney knows the right thing to do is invest in rape crisis centres but is she willing to do what’s right after taking so many for the PC team, Martin Regg Cohn writes. http://thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/02/22/as-ontarios-attorney-general-its-time-for-caroline-mulroney-to-fight-for-what-she-believes-in.html
1 Feds ‘doing their best’ on trade issues with United States, Ford saysOntario Premier Doug Ford was surprisingly hitting mute on his often fierce criticism of the Trudeau government’s handling of the trade file during his visit to Washington, D.C. http://thestar.com/ipolitics/federal/2019/02/22/feds-doing-their-best-on-trade-issues-with-united-states-ford-says.html
1 A Carleton prof’s disappearance prompts questions of defining life and death at the top courtThe Supreme Court of Canada heard an unusual case Friday that asked questions about life and death, and when one ends and the other begins. http://thestar.com/ipolitics/federal/2019/02/22/a-carleton-profs-disappearance-prompts-questions-of-defining-life-and-death-at-the-top-court.html
2 R. Kelly surrenders to authorities, charged with sexually abusing four victimsShortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, Kelly walked a few feet through a crowd of reporters and photographers to surrender to authorities at the Central District police station. http://thestar.com/news/world/us/2019/02/22/r-kelly-surrenders-to-authorities-after-being-charged-with-sexually-abusing-four.html
2 Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screensNewer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used by other carriers. http://thestar.com/news/world/2019/02/23/smile-some-airliners-have-cameras-on-seat-back-screens.html
2 Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed poll marked by violence http://thestar.com/news/world/africa/2019/02/23/gunfire-heard-in-cities-as-nigerians-finally-go-to-the-polls.html
2 Soldiers unleash tear gas amid tension on Venezuela’s border http://thestar.com/news/world/americas/2019/02/23/aid-showdown-venezuela-opposition-prepares-to-deliver-goods.html
2 Montreal man found guilty of manslaughter in compassion killing of wife who suffered from Alzheimer’sThe crime had been framed in the media as a compassion killing — an offence that doesn’t exist in the Criminal Code. The Crown had argued Cadotte was in full control and intended to take Lizotte’s life. http://thestar.com/news/canada/2019/02/23/montreal-man-found-guilty-of-compassion-killing-of-wife-who-suffered-from-alzheimers.html
2 New Canadian rules cut the number of hours a cow can be transported to 36 hours. Nobody is happyThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) new regulations for animal transport are being criticized by both industry and animal welfare groups. http://thestar.com/calgary/2019/02/23/new-canadian-rules-cut-the-number-of-hours-a-cow-can-be-transported-to-36-hours-nobody-is-happy.html
2 From Alberta to Abu Dhabi: Health record system to be introduced for first time in Middle EastNetCare, a system that stores patients’ records and makes them accessible to all physicians and health-care providers, has been used in Alberta since 2003. The same team that made it a success in the province will now bring the system to Abu Dhabi. http://thestar.com/edmonton/2019/02/23/from-alberta-to-abu-dhabi-health-record-system-to-be-introduced-for-first-time-in-middle-east.html
1 ‘Buyer’s club’ for heroin could combat overdose deaths and organized crimeThe B.C. Centre for Substance Use has unveiled a model for “heroin compassion clubs,” allowing members to legally purchase prescription heroin in a controlled environment. http://thestar.com/vancouver/2019/02/21/buyers-club-for-heroin-could-combat-overdose-deaths-and-organized-crime.html
1 Woman running essay contest for $1.7-million home says she has 20,000 entries so farAlla Wagner, who has turned her luxury home in Millarville, Alta., into a contest prize, says she has had roughly 20,000 messages pour in since Jan. 20. She now has an assistant helping her figure out who is a contestant, and which message senders are just “trolls.” http://thestar.com/calgary/2019/02/22/woman-running-essay-contest-for-17-million-home-says-she-has-20000-entries-so-far.html
1 Students with ADHD less likely to enrol in post-secondary education, study saysOnly 48 per cent of Canadians between 18 and 22 years old who had a diagnosed mental-health condition had enrolled in a post-secondary institution. http://thestar.com/news/canada/2019/02/22/students-with-adhd-less-likely-to-enrol-in-post-secondary-education-study-says.html
2 How ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli distorts our understanding of evilThe challenge of finding an impartial jury for ‘America’s most hated man’ fuels debate: Are corporate wrongdoers ‘snakes in suits’ or just products of the system? http://thestar.com/news/world/2019/02/22/how-pharma-bro-martin-shkreli-distorts-our-understanding-of-evil.html
2 Patrick Corrigan: Best actor http://thestar.com/opinion/editorial_cartoon/2019/02/23/patrick-corrigan-best-actor.html
2 Heather Mallick: What self-help book do you gift a rapist?An Ontario Superior Court justice has turned her Toronto court into something of a library, handing out books she had found “important” in her own life to both a convicted sex criminal and his victim, Heather Mallick writes. http://thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/02/22/what-self-help-book-do-you-gift-a-rapist.html
1 Edward Keenan: There are better ways to reduce fare evasion on the TTCWe all lose if efficiency or cost are sacrificed to ensure that everyone pays to ride on subways and streetcars, Edward Keenan writes. http://thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/02/22/there-are-better-ways-to-reduce-fare-evasion-on-the-ttc.html
1 Let’s be bold for a change in developing Toronto’s waterfront‘Let’s not pretend that Sidewalk Labs has gone out on some crazy limb here, or that the fallback option of status quo development is something so obviously better.’ http://thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2019/02/22/lets-be-bold-for-a-change-in-developing-torontos-waterfront.html
1 Shawn Micallef: Ontario Place has considerable heritage value — and the province knows itA 2014 ministry study declared it a “cultural heritage landscape” — a study that was removed from the province’s website in January. Destroying the Cinesphere, pods and park would be a tragedy for the province and city, writes Shawn Micallef. http://thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/02/22/ontario-place-has-considerable-heritage-value-and-the-province-knows-it.html
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2 Pot sales edge up in sputtering start for Canada’s legal marketThe December sales bring the total since the market was legalized on Oct. 17 to $152 million. http://thestar.com/business/2019/02/22/pot-sales-edge-up-in-sputtering-start-for-canadas-legal-market.html
2 Users give apps sensitive personal information. Then they tell Facebook. http://thestar.com/wsj/technology/2019/02/22/users-give-apps-sensitive-personal-information-then-they-tell-facebook.html
2 Premiers call for end to tariffs, reboot on Canada-U.S. relationshipThree premiers, including Ontario’s Doug Ford, in Washington to press Trump administration for an end to punishing U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports http://thestar.com/business/2019/02/22/premiers-call-for-end-to-tariffs-reboot-on-canada-us-relationship.html
2 David Olive: CBD is clearly having a moment. But don’t expect it to lastCannabidiol will eventually change from being a fad to being a proven remedy for a smaller number of health conditions, writes David Olive. http://thestar.com/business/opinion/2019/02/21/cbd-is-clearly-having-a-moment-but-dont-expect-it-to-last.html
2 Cannabis combined with booze will not help your driving. Researchers are trying to quantify thatCAMH study focusing on young drivers is looking at different combinations of alcohol and THC. http://thestar.com/news/cannabis/2019/02/21/cannabis-combined-with-booze-will-not-help-your-driving-researchers-are-trying-to-quantify-that.html
2 Proposed edible pot rules are wasteful, would leave products tasteless, critics sayThe government plans to have regulations in place for edibles no later than Oct. 17 this year. http://thestar.com/news/cannabis/2019/02/21/proposed-edible-pot-rules-are-wasteful-would-leave-products-tasteless-critics-say.html
2 Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner expected to dress against MontrealBlueliner missed Friday practice for what head coach Mike Babcock called a maintenance day. http://thestar.com/sports/leafs/2019/02/23/leafs-defenceman-jake-gardiner-expected-to-dress-against-montreal.html
2 Andrew Mangiapane scores late to lift Flames over DucksOn a broken 2-on-1, Mangiapane fired home the go-ahead goal at 16:31 of the third period on Friday as Calgary beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 for its fourth straight victory. http://thestar.com/sports/hockey/2019/02/23/andrew-mangiapane-scores-late-to-lift-flames-over-ducks.html
2 Not just another night at a Raptors game http://thestar.com/sports/doug_smiths_sports_blog/2019/02/23/not-just-another-night-at-a-raptors-game.html
2 NHL suspends Oilers captain McDavid two games for check to headMcDavid, who has no previous record of supplemental discipline, will forfeit $134,408.60 (U.S.) and will miss games Saturday versus Anaheim and Monday at Nashville. http://thestar.com/sports/hockey/2019/02/23/nhl-suspends-oilers-captain-mcdavid-two-games-for-check-to-head.html
2 Province says it will fix ‘broken’ new home warranty program, may open Tarion up to competitionA consumer group says the government, by seeking more consultations, is stalling on the removal of Tarion’s monopoly. http://thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/20/province-promises-regulations-potential-competition-for-new-home-warranty-provider.html
2 From a NYC loft to a big TO tudor, this $2M home reno helped ‘transfer the spirit’A ‘super warm, super welcoming’ house was the design goal after moving to Toronto from their NYC loft http://thestar.com/life/homes/2019/02/22/from-a-nyc-loft-to-a-big-to-reno.html
2 Need to get rid of a condo board member? Here’s howThere’s a specific procedure for owners to remove a board member, writes Gerry Hyman. http://thestar.com/life/homes/opinion/2019/02/22/when-theres-trouble-on-the-condo-board.html
2 The world’s largest bee is not extinctIt has been 38 years since scientists last spotted the insect known as Wallace’s Giant Bee, a rare species found only in a group of Indonesian islands called the North Moluccas. http://thestar.com/news/world/asia/2019/02/21/the-worlds-largest-bee-is-not-extinct.html
2 Globally important fossil discovered in Prince Edward Island footprintsThe fossilized footprints mark the only record of life on land in Canada during the Permian period, a geological age 300 million years ago. http://thestar.com/news/canada/2019/02/21/globally-important-fossil-discovered-in-prince-edward-island-footprints.html
2 Scientists trace origin of Stonehenge stones to quarries over 200 kilometres awayA team of archeologists in the United Kingdom says it has traced dozens of Stonehenge’s massive rocks to two quarries in west Wales. http://thestar.com/news/world/europe/2019/02/20/scientists-trace-origin-of-stonehenge-stones-to-quarries-over-200-kilometres-away.html
2 Family doctors can no longer claim ritzy drug dinners as professional trainingThe dinners, sometimes three-course meals at upscale restaurants, “are basically marketing evenings,” says director of medical education programming for Canada’s family physicians. http://thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/02/11/family-doctors-can-no-longer-claim-ritzy-drug-dinners-as-professional-training.html
2 Never mind the Russians. Democracy’s real social-media threat could be homegrownThe case of a Facebook page that catered to the “yellow vest” movement shows how ordinary Canadians might be as much of a concern as foreign hackers when it comes to interference in our next election. http://thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/02/05/never-mind-the-russians-democracys-real-social-media-threat-could-be-homegrown.html
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2 Who will win at the Oscars? Peter Howell picks the favouritesThere is only one sure thing about the Oscars: They will always break your heart. This year more than ever, where guideposts are gone and uncertainty reigns. We’re here to offer advice, comfort and a chance to win your office Oscars pool. http://thestar.com/entertainment/movies/opinion/2019/02/22/who-will-win-at-the-oscars-peter-howell-picks-the-favourites.html
2 20 years ago, Oscars were perfect platform for Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink powerThe 1999 Oscars and Paltrow’s memorable look mark a moment, after the rise of the red-carpet and before internet-fuelled image fatigue, when a single dress on a single night could make an impact, writes Shinan Govani. http://thestar.com/entertainment/movies/opinion/2019/02/22/20-years-ago-oscars-were-perfect-platform-for-gwyneth-paltrows-pink-power.html
2 Ex-MuchMusic host Kim Clarke Champniss loses ‘natural voice’ after ‘radical’ cancer surgeryChampniss says that surgery was his ‘only option’ to get rid of an egg-sized tumour. http://thestar.com/entertainment/2019/02/23/ex-muchmusic-host-kim-clarke-champniss-loses-natural-voice-forever-after-cancer-surgery.html
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2 REBBA reforms could use your input: Ask JoeThe province wants to hear from about modernizing the Real Estate and Business Brokers (REBBA) and better transparency and consumer protection should be embraced by the industry, writes Joe Richer. http://thestar.com/life/homes/opinion/2019/02/23/rebba-reforms-could-use-your-input.html
2 I left my abusive husband but now have troubles co-parenting with him: Ask EllieIf you accept abuse from a partner there’s no reason for them to change, Ellie writes. http://thestar.com/life/relationships/advice/2019/02/23/i-left-my-abusive-husband-but-now-am-having-troubles-co-parenting-with-him-ask-ellie.html
2 Horoscope for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019Daily horoscope http://thestar.com/life/horoscope/2019/02/23/horoscope-for-saturday-feb-23-2019.html
2 Why it’s dangerous to call Meghan the next DianaCool it, prophets of doom http://thestar.com/life/fashion_style/2019/02/22/why-its-dangerous-to-call-meghan-the-next-diana.html
2 Ask The Kit: I’m a straight male who enjoys looking feminine. Is there a line?The Kit’s executive editor Kathryn Hudson advises a male reader to embrace his choice of perceived feminine style, noting it’s part of a cultural movement. http://thestar.com/life/fashion_style/2019/02/22/ask-the-kit-im-a-straight-male-who-enjoys-looking-feminine-is-there-a-line.html
2 Can Black Panther win best costume design at the Oscars?Oscar nominee Ruth E. Carter on her groundbreaking costumes for Black Panther http://thestar.com/life/fashion_style/2019/02/21/can-black-panther-win-best-costume-design-at-the-oscars.html
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