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Summit Series star, longtime Blackhawks defenceman Pat Stapleton dead at 79

Summit Series star, longtime Blackhawks defenceman Pat Stapleton dead at 79

TORONTO — Pat Stapleton, a longtime NHL defenceman who famously kept an air of mystery over whether he possessed the puck from the goal that won the 1972 Summit Series, has died. He was 79.

Panel recommends light-rail or bus rapid transit for Hamilton

TORONTO — A panel created to recommend how Hamilton should spend a billion dollars on transit says the city needs a project like its recently cancelled light-rail line.
Leafs' Matthews hoping to take care of 'unfinished business' if season resumes

Leafs' Matthews hoping to take care of 'unfinished business' if season resumes

TORONTO — Auston Matthews has been wheeling around his property in Arizona on rollerblades trying to stay in shape.
Mayor John Tory and sports stars join forces in Team Toronto video

Mayor John Tory and sports stars join forces in Team Toronto video

Toronto sports figures from Mitch Marner to Michael Bradley have joined forces with Mayor John Tory in a video urging people to "come together by staying home" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quebec preparing plan to reopen economy, as infection rate stabilizes

Quebec preparing plan to reopen economy, as infection rate stabilizes

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Thursday health risks for younger people returning to work are limited considering almost all Quebecers who have died of COVID-19 are over the age of 60.
Ontario chief medical officer issues new COVID-19 testing guidelines

Ontario chief medical officer issues new COVID-19 testing guidelines

TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor has issued new COVID-19 testing guidelines aimed at front-line health workers and long-term care residents — though they stop short of a call by the premier to test all of those people. Dr.

Finance minister calls for auto insurance breaks during COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips said Thursday he wants to see insurance companies giving drivers breaks on their premiums that reflect the "devastating impact" of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oilers forward Cave remains in medically-induced coma at Toronto hospital

Oilers forward Cave remains in medically-induced coma at Toronto hospital

TORONTO — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave remains in a medically-induced coma at a Toronto hospital after suffering a brain bleed earlier this week.

Senators sign forward Mark Kastelic to three-year, entry-level contract

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed centre Mark Kastelic to a three-year, entry-level contract. Kastelic, 21, recently completed his fifth major junior season for the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen.

Canada to be on the sidelines for first-ever Major League Rugby draft

TORONTO — Canada will be a spectator when Major League Rugby holds its first ever collegiate draft in June. Canadian players won't be eligible and the Toronto Arrows won't take part in the June 13 and 14 draft.
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