Toronto Star Maxime Bernier’s home riding had mixed reactions to his party leadership defeat 2017-05-28T22:02:32.000000000-04:00 “Maxime had a split vote in Beauce, but he had a lot of support in Alberta. It’s incomprehensible,” said Johanne Maheu, a Bernier volunteer. This music lover takes Doors Open Toronto literally 2017-05-28T21:31:00.000000000-04:00 Tim McCready regularly hosts concerts and parties at his home in Little Portugal. This year it became part of Doors Open Toronto, drawing hundreds of curious visitors. Quebec construction unions opt for back-to-work legislation as talks break off 2017-05-28T20:26:09.000000000-04:00 About 175,000 workers launched the strike on Wednesday, crippling activity on major projects such as the Champlain Bridge and a Montreal superhospital. Community commemorates Vaughan Road Academy, closing after nine decades 2017-05-28T19:54:00.000000000-04:00 Hundreds of students and alumni returned to 529 Vaughan Rd. on Saturday to look back on their fondest high school memories. Young activist, ex-military man latest killed as Venezuela protests continue 2017-05-28T19:35:36.000000000-04:00 “This is among the most painful crimes to occur in these 60 days,” Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said on his regular Sunday radio and television broadcast. Safety of Toronto trails to be reviewed after 5-year-old cyclist’s death 2017-05-28T19:24:12.000000000-04:00 The review will first address pressing safety risks, including problems on the stretch of Lake Shore Blvd. W. where Xavier Morgan died last week after falling from a bike path into traffic. Following Trump visit, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on U.S. anymore 2017-05-28T18:39:30.000000000-04:00 Merkel told a packed Bavarian beer hall rally that the days when Europe could rely on others was “over to a certain extent.” In choosing Andrew Scheer, Conservatives buck global populist trend 2017-05-28T18:16:04.000000000-04:00 Around the world, conservatives have been shaking up the status quo, and for a time, it looked like Canadian conservatives were going to do the same. North Korea launches apparent ballistic missile in latest test, South Korea military says 2017-05-28T18:13:48.000000000-04:00 A statement by the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch came from around the eastern North Korean coastal town of Wonsan. Fire at Cherry St. recycling facility has been put out 2017-05-28T17:52:49.000000000-04:00 At the peak of the six-alarm blaze, 100 fire fighters were battling the flames at the Green For Life recycling facility in the Port Lands that started early Thursday morning.