On Thursday, though, none of that mattered as the Raptors stormed to a 118-109 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. You can follow our full coverage of the series here, and through my colleague Marc Stein’s N.B.A. newsletter. The Raptors will host Game 2 on Sunday, with an opportunity to inch closer to their first championship. The city is loving every second of the chase.
This week’s Trans Canada and Around The Times highlights were compiled by Lindsey Wiebe, the Canada audience growth editor.
—A national inquiry into the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls in Canada is coming to a close. But some say the investigation has been marred by a lack of transparency and poor communication with families of victims.
—Mexico, China, Japan, Europe, Canada. If you’re struggling to keep track of President Trump’s global trade war, check out our guide.
—Family travel has its own challenges, as one family found on a three-generation cycling trip through the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec.
—The Raptors star Kawhi Leonard is the talk of the N.B.A this season — and Toronto’s success shows why. “All he talks about is winning, and it’s been that way since I met him,” Coach Nick Nurse said.
—Our latest roundup of what to watch on Netflix Canada includes “Murder Mystery,” the first Netflix pairing for Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, and the fifth season of the tech-dystopian series “Black Mirror.”
Around The Times
—Planning your summer reading? The Times has rounded up the latest and greatest books to keep readers happy, hydrated and cool, wherever they happen to be unwinding.
—For small pockets of the young, urban and progressive, the communal life of the convent is calling.
—An arrest in Japan set off a series of events that may see Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which employs more Canadians than any other carmaker, change owners for the fourth time in recent years. It may also set up an internal battle over the North American market.
—“Say you are prescribed medication for depression, anxiety or even just to sleep,” writes JoAnna Klein, a reporter who contributes to Science Times. “Would you want to take it if you knew that the drug had only been tested on men and male animals?”
—Tesla approved a pay package for its chief executive, Elon Musk, valued at as much as $2.3 billion. Compensation experts say it’s not just the highest sum for last year; it’s the biggest ever.