| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Born in Canada, raised in New Zealand and now living in the United States, Daniel Gillies has roles on two current series. He co-stars as Dr. Joel Goran on "Saving Hope" and as Elijah -- a character who has been killed and resurrected no less than four...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Fixated as we Americans are on Canada's three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto's addled mayor — we've somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada's current relations with the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:59 AM
A toxicology report released after Justin Bieber's spate of legal troubles has revealed that the pop star had weed and prescription meds in his system when he was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., last week, according to reports out Thursday.
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:04 PM
TORONTO — Jacque Vaughn is a fan of Jason Collins.
On Sunday, Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and became the first openly gay player in North America’s four major professional team sports leagues.
Vaughn and Collins...
| Jan 17, 2014
Jon Anderson, an unflappable Canadian with a shock of white hair, a patrician demeanor and a cheerful facility in French, quickly stood out in 1970s-era Chicago newsrooms marked by chain-smoking reporters, clacking typewriters, hurled invectives and...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women.
The research, published Tuesday in the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:50 AM
A U.S. politician's I-don't-need-no-stinkin'-facts approach to health policy ran smack into some of those troublesome facts Tuesday at a Senate hearing on single-payer healthcare, as it's practiced in Canada and several other countries.
The countries in...
| Feb 28, 2014
I first encountered one of Mavis Gallant's short stories, "The Concert Party," in the 1989 edition of "The Best American Short Stories," that year's anthology edited by Margaret Atwood. At the time, I was a college freshman majoring in French. By the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks.
The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:55 AM
To America -- that is to say, the United States -- I say: We owe our neighbors to the north an apology.
For too long we have regarded Canadians as the nebbishes of North America -- a nicer, maybe wimpier version of ourselves, Pollyannas in parkas -- a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Blue Ice Pictures has acquired film and TV rights to Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle's new book "Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story," it was announced today.
The screen adaptation of the Penguin Canada book about Toronto's controversial major will be...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A Syrian man living in Canada returns to his homeland with his mistress to try to reconnect to his past in "Arwad," an overextended drama disguised as a mood piece from husband-and-wife team Samer Najari and Dominique Chila. Shot in Canada and Tunisia,...