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BEYOND LOCAL: Toronto WNBA team arrives at 'critical moment in history' for women's sports: experts

BEYOND LOCAL: Toronto WNBA team arrives at 'critical moment in history' for women's sports: experts

The yet-to-be-named team is owned by Larry Tanenbaum's Kilmer Sports Ventures, which paid US$115 million for the expansion franchise
BEYOND LOCAL: RCMP adds ribbon skirt to uniform in effort to build bridges with Indigenous people

BEYOND LOCAL: RCMP adds ribbon skirt to uniform in effort to build bridges with Indigenous people

The addition demonstrates the RCMP's commitment to reconciliation, equity, diversity and inclusion
BEYOND LOCAL: Jays fan hit in the face by ball to get custom cards, ball signed by Bo Bichette

BEYOND LOCAL: Jays fan hit in the face by ball to get custom cards, ball signed by Bo Bichette

Collectible cards company Topps said it will send the custom cards to Liz McGuire, who got hit at a weekend game in Toronto by a ball estimated to have been travelling 110 miles per hour
BEYOND LOCAL: Sherpa guide Kami Rita climbs Mount Everest for his record 30th time

BEYOND LOCAL: Sherpa guide Kami Rita climbs Mount Everest for his record 30th time

Rita first climbed Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since
BEYOND LOCAL: Barbie will make dolls to honor Venus Williams and other star athletes

BEYOND LOCAL: Barbie will make dolls to honor Venus Williams and other star athletes

The others being depicted as dolls are gymnasts Rebeca Andrade and Alexa Moreno, soccer players Mary Fowler and Christine Sinclair, boxer Estelle Mossely, swimmer Federica Pellegrini, paratriathlete Susana Rodriguez and track and field sprinter Ewa Swoboda
BEYOND LOCAL: How to check the Air Quality Health Index and assess your health risks

BEYOND LOCAL: How to check the Air Quality Health Index and assess your health risks

A rating of 1-3 is low risk, 4-6 is moderate risk, 7-10 is high risk and over 10 is very high ris
BEYOND LOCAL: 'Very difficult day' - Barrie officials mourn toddler struck by truck

BEYOND LOCAL: 'Very difficult day' - Barrie officials mourn toddler struck by truck

'Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the community,' says Barrie mayor; investigation continues into death of 23-month-old boy in south end
BEYOND LOCAL: Massey Hall Lightfoot tribute was a fitting homage to a legend

BEYOND LOCAL: Massey Hall Lightfoot tribute was a fitting homage to a legend

Blue Rodeo, Burton Cummings, Tom Cochrane, Murray McLauchlan and others performed on a night that was as poignant as it was upbeat
BEYOND LOCAL: Former teacher fights to clear name after child porn charges dropped

BEYOND LOCAL: Former teacher fights to clear name after child porn charges dropped

Robert Aurich, an abuse survivor himself, shares how his 'life was destroyed' by drugs for a skin condition that caused a confirmed psychotic reaction, and the torment that continues despite charges being stayed
BEYOND LOCAL: Tonya Williams honoured as changemaker for Black filmmakers

BEYOND LOCAL: Tonya Williams honoured as changemaker for Black filmmakers

Williams will receive the Canadian Screen Awards’ Changemaker Award for her work with Reelworld, a festival and series of professional development initiatives for racially diverse filmmakers