Leafs get new alternate captains

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/19/2013 3:30:00 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf will have new alternate captains this season: Clarke MacArthur & Joffrey Lupul.

Coach Randy Carlyle announced the changes Saturday morning ahead of the Leafs' season-opener against the Habs.

They replace centre Mikhail Grabovski & defenceman Mike Komisarek, who each wore an A last season.

Jay McClement will step in to wear an A whenever Lupul or MacArthur miss a game.

A few thousands fans braved a snowstorm to watch free game-day skates for both teams.

As loud as they cheered the Canadiens, the Leafs were booed as the NHL's oldest rivalry resumed.

Ben Scrivens left the ice first, a sign he'll be Toronto's starting goalie ahead of James Reimer.

Carey Price will be in the net for Montreal.

(The Canadian Press)

Leafs send a letter to their fans

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/19/2013 1:07:00 PM

With the puck about to drop on the NHL season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are continuing efforts to mend fences with their fans after a long lockout.

The buds have taken out full pages in Saturday's Toronto Star & Toronto Sun for a letter to Leafs Nation.

In it, the team acknowledges "the last few months have been tough for everyone who loves our game, then thanks fans for their patience & loyalty.

The Leafs say they are committed to being a team that makes fans proud & to winning.  They underline that their ultimate goal is to be Stanley Cup Champions again.

You can read the full letter below:

Dear Leafs Nation;

At long last the start of the NHL season is here.  Tonight your Toronto Maple Leafs embark on their 96th year as they face the Canadiens in Montreal.  And like you, our players and coaching staff couldn't ...

Woman found dead in Etobicoke

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/19/2013 10:26:00 AM

Homicide detectives are on the case after a woman was found dead, lying on the side of the road in Etobicoke.

Toronto Police made the discovery on Richgrove Dr, near Martin Grove & Eglinton at 7:30am Saturday.

There were signs of a struggle & the victim's body shows obvious signs of trauma but Toronto Police Inspector Tim Crone says the cause of her death won't be known for sure until a post-mortem exam is done.

Crone adds her identity hasn't been fully confirmed yet, but the victim is a woman in her mid-20s.

Someone Crone calls a person of interest in the case was taken into custody from a Mississauga gas station.  Crone wouldn't say what relation they have to the victim.  He couldn't confirm or refute reports either that the victim's boyfriend pointed police to her body.

Police are investigating along Richgrove Dr & at 2 other nearby locations.

Police expect Richgrove ...

Man injured in hit-and-run near Yonge and Finch

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/19/2013 8:40:00 AM

A man has being taken to hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run at Yonge St and Byng Ave, just south of Finch Ave

The accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police say they have no information at this time on the vehicle that took off after the accident.

Homicide detectives investigate death of Oakville man

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/19/2013 8:38:00 AM

Oakville homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who may have been involved in a fight.

Police say emergency services personnel were called to a home on Venture Dr. Friday evening but were unable to revive the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another man was arrested at the home but was later released pending further investigation.
Police have not yet released any names.

(The Canadian Press)

Armstrong gets emotional in part 2 of Oprah interview

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 1/19/2013 4:19:00 AM

Lance Armstrong finally cracked.
Not the way anti-doping authorities hoped or as disillusioned
fans wanted, while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there
was plenty of that in Friday night's second part of Armstrong's
interview with Oprah Winfrey.
It wasn't over the $75 million in lost sponsorship deals, nor
when Armstrong was forced to walk away from the Livestrong cancer
charity he founded and called his ``sixth child.'' It wasn't even
about his lifetime ban from competition.
It was another bit of collateral damage that Armstrong said he
wasn't prepared to deal with.
``I saw my son defending me and saying, 'That's not true. What
you're saying about my dad is not true,''' Armstrong recalled.
``That's when I knew I had to tell him.''
(The Associated Press)

NHL back on today

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/19/2013 6:25:00 AM

NHL is back today.

A shortened season starts today with 13 games. Five Canadian teams will be on the ice - Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

The Leafs will take on the Canadiens tonight at 7 p.m. in Montreal.

A Harris-Decima poll for the Canadian Press shows that hockey fans are in a forgiving mood.

Two-thirds of those asked said they'd watch about the same amount of hockey this season as they did before the lockout, while just under a-quarter said they'd watch less.

(With files from the Canadian Press)

Dr. Mitch: How to beat a nasty cough

Posted By: Michelle Rosa · 1/19/2013 6:00:00 AM

By now, you're well aware that it is flu season. If you're one of the people who have been hit with the flu or a cold, then you're probably fighting off the nasty cough that accompanies it. One doctor says, it'll take you about three weeks to get over it.

Dr. Mitch Shulman says it takes so long because the virus you were suffering from inflamed your airways and they need time to recover. However, Dr. Mitch told NewsTalk 1010's John Tory this past week, there are things you can do to help get over it a little faster:

- Humidify your bedroom: Dr. Mitch says humidifying the air will help. Make sure that it's at 50 percent, not too dry, not too humid.

- Raise your head when you sleep: "If you raise the head of your bed," says Dr. Mitch "about 30 percent, it keeps stuff from dripping ...

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